Five years ago this month – in October 2007 – Disney officially announced plans for a major expansion of Disney California Adventure park, to include a new area called Cars Land. Now, five years later, this monumental expansion is complete and the Happiest Place on Earth is even happier! Here’s a look back at some highlights of the expansion:
- June 17, 2008 – Toy Story Mania! opens
- May 4, 2009 – Mickey’s Fun Wheel debuts
- June 11, 2010 – “World of Color” premieres
- June 3, 2011 – The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure begins taking Disney California Adventure park guests under the sea
- June 15, 2012 – The world of “Cars” comes to life with the opening of Cars Land
You can find even more Disney California Adventure park expansion milestones and go behind the scenes at our “Five Years of Expansion at the Disneyland Resort” microsite.
Today, we’ve got a special treat for you Disney California Adventure park fans. Our latest Disney Parks Blog wallpaper from artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett (who brought us the previous Orange Bird, Aulani and Disney Cruise Line wallpapers) is a bird’s-eye view of the park. Warning: You may find yourself distracted from your work looking through all the details Jason has incorporated from each corner of the park. Click below to choose from a variety of download sizes – including a size for your iPhone 5!
My favorite detail is the tiny Red Car Trolley – what’s yours?