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DISNEY FIX: BUENA VISTA STREET

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t just visit the bars when i go to the parks.  I also enjoy visiting those places that don’t get as much traffic as other parts. The Blue Sky Cellar in Disney California Adventure showcases the plans and ideas for future projects in the parks. Their focus this time is on Buena Vista Street, which is the future name of the main entry walkway into DCA. Just as Main Street USA represents a town Walt Disney grew up in, Buena Vista Street represents Los Angeles during the time he arrived in California to start making films.

New Main Entrance: Disney California Adventure

The California Adventure entrance, modeled after the Pan Pacific Auditorium, will be your first stop into your journey back in time. At the center of the main entry courtyard will be a new statue of Walt and Mickey called “Storytellers”. This statue shows a younger Walt Disney as he would have looked right when he arrived, complete with the clothes trunk.

"Storytellers" Statue - Disney California Adventure

One thing that California Adventure lacked, among many things in its early days, was a form of in-park transportation. One of the reasons why Main Street felt like Main Street was the presence of cars, buses, and horses going from one end to the other. The Imagineers took note and added Red Car Trolleys that will take guests from Buena Vista Street, to Hollywood Tower.

Ride Poster, Red Car Trolley, Disney California Adventure

At the end of Buena Vista Street will be the Carthay Circle Theater. This is a nod to the original theater that premiered Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs back in December 1937.

Model, Carthay Circle Theatre, Disney California Adventure

Model, Buena Vista Street (overview), Disney California Adventure

Film Poster: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937

I personally can’t wait until Buena Vista Street is finished along with Cars Land in 2012. It’s going to make my decision of what park to visit much harder. Tough problem right?

Til next time!

Tommy

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