Friday, August 19, 2011

Trip Report: DCA (Disney Construction Adventure), Pt. 1

I haven't been to the park in awhile, so figured I'd drop by and get some updated construction photos at DCA. I am still digging the new entrance, modeled after the Pan Pacific Auditorium. It gives me a real good feeling about the things yet to come.

Lest you forget who started it all:

The Golden Gate Bridge is tears here for that one.

The Carthay Circle area is coming along very nicely. What a vast improvement over that metallic monstrosity that was supposed to evoke the sun.

The fountain and entrance area for Carthay:

Cars Land is progressing nicely as well; the decorative rock work is just out of this world.

Over at Paradise Pier, Goofy's Flight School is ready for guests:

Nice to see the weathervane theme carried out here:

The Paradise Pier Garden is another vast improvement over its predecessor; can't wait to come back and see it at night.

Typical of Disney, plenty of attention to the creative details:

To help you figure out what you want to order:

Even the souvenir shops have gotten a little freshening up, as well as the fave Corn Dog Castle stand:

More to come on Sunday! See more vintage and contemporary Disney California Adventure photos at my main website.


Katella Gate said...

Thanks for the DCA update Dave! Yes, it certainly looks like the "new" park is on the right track.

Connie Moreno said...

So you braved the heat to shoot during the day - you are a braver man than I, LOL! Are you going to the Expo? I am.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nice photos, as always. Those little details (which would be easy to leave out to save money) really do make a world of difference.

Daveland said...

Connie - I am staying as far away from the Expo as possible!

JG said...

Thank you for the update. I am looking forward to our trip next month. I guess there will be some construction going on.

We were a little tweaked that several major attractions are in re-furb while we are there, but, schedule is as schedule does. A reason to go back sooner.


Chiana_Chat said...

Hmm. I could use a Baklava about now. In fact, a corn dog wouldn't be too bad...