This Week in Disney History: Buena Vista Street Opens at Disney California Adventure Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Can you believe it’s been one whole year since Buena Vista Street opened at Disney California Adventure park? I was so excited to help give our readers lots of sneak peeks here on the Disney Parks Blog in the months leading up to its opening on June 15, 2012, and the anticipation for this new entry into the reopened park was palpable. Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge, Fiddler Fifer and Practical Cafe, the Red Car Trolley News Boys, the Red Car Trolley … there was so much to look forward to. Now, a year later, Disney California Adventure park guests have had a bit of time to enjoy every nook and corner. To mark its one year anniversary, let’s hear what our park guests love the most about Buena Vista Street.


  • Hi Erin,

    It’s impossible to rate one of the changes at DCA better than any of the others! All the changes are wonderful and we love it! The entertainment and “characters” on Buenavista Street stand out and we really enjoy them! A much-deserved tip of the hat and thank you for all the folks that make it happen both on stage and especially To all those who work offstage!

    Arizona Mike

  • BVS is Disney theming at its very best. The ambiance, the details, the great overall look and feel of the place. Now that’s how a park entrance is supposed to be 🙂

  • I love Buena Vista Street. It’s really a great entrance for the park.

    The architecture and details inside the stores are great. When I first saw Buena Vista Street last year during the AP preview, I kept thinking to myself. “This is what was missing all along.”

  • Great video! It’s only been open a year but Buena Vista Street is already one of my favorite places in the Disneyland Resort!

  • Erin! I love everything DCA has to offer. My next question is, what’s next? I’m hoping to see a phase 2 with additions to Hollywood Land!!!

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