What’s New & What’s Next at Disneyland Resort? ‘World of Color’ Ignites the Night; Even More New Attractions, Events Planned for 2011

Filed in: Disney California Adventure
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 11, 2010) – “Summer Nightastic!” and the new production “World of Color” bring their special brand of excitement to the Disneyland Resort this summer.  Plus, there’s even more Disney magic on the horizon.
SUMMER 2010 – ‘WORLD OF COLOR’ AND MORE: “World of Color,” the new nighttime spectacular presented in Disney California Adventure park, brings classic Disney and Disney•Pixar animation to life with more than a thousand powerful fountains, larger-than-life projections, lasers, fire, music and special effects.  The show employs stunning technical wizardry to create a breathtaking emotional experience.  It debuts June 11 as part of “Summer Nightastic!,” the dynamic lineup of summer entertainment that includes “Fantasmic!” with its breathtaking new dragon; “Magical” fireworks, starring both Tinker Bell and Dumbo in the air over Sleeping Beauty Castle; Tomorrowland Terrace TLT Dance Club and Pixie Hollow Enchantment, all taking place after dark at Disneyland park.  ”Summer Nightastic!” runs June 11 through Aug. 29, while “World of Color” will continue entertaining guests year-round in Paradise Bay.
In addition to “World of Color,” guests at Disney California Adventure park will enjoy the attraction Silly Symphony Swings, a Disney-flavored version of the classic swing ride themed to the tornado finale of the classic Mickey Mouse cartoon “The Band Concert.”  Fans of the interactive Toy Story Mania! attraction on the Paradise Pier boardwalk will find a new game and some new characters to challenge their sharp-shooting skills.  And nighttime visitors to the park will enjoy the colorful, exciting entertainment of “Glow Fest” through Aug. 22.
RAPUNZEL ARRIVES IN DISNEYLAND PARK THIS FALL: Rapunzel, the newest Disney princess and star of the upcoming animated feature “Tangled,” will begin greeting guests of all ages at a location in Fantasyland in October.  The movie opens Nov. 16.
Looking ahead to 2011 ( and beyond) …
DISNEY CRUISE LINE MOVES TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: The Disney Wonder cruise ship will “go west” in early 2011.  New West Coast itineraries for Disney Cruise Line will include, for the first time, Alaska cruises sailing from Vancouver.  The Alaska cruises will combine the natural wonder and adventurous spirit of Alaska with the unparalleled guest experience provided by Disney Cruise Line.  The Disney Wonder also is scheduled for cruises out of the Port of Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera, before and after the summer Alaska cruises.
From Jan. 23 to March 20, 2011, Disney Cruise Line will make it easier to experience the West Coast cruise magic with a special “Kids Free” offer on seven-night cruises to the Mexican Riviera.  Guests age 17 and younger can sail free aboard the Disney Wonder when accompanied by two full-fare paying guests occupying the same stateroom on seven-night voyages (government taxes and fees excluded).
‘THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE’ FOR THE JEDI IN ALL OF US: Bridging that “long time ago” between the two Star Wars trilogies, spectacular new Star Tours adventures in 3-D will debut in 2011 in Disneyland park, taking voyagers – for the first time – to Coruscant and other destinations in the Stars Wars galaxy.  The power of the Force and the magic of Disney once again will combine for this immersive experience in Tomorrowland.  Fans also will be able to enjoy this exciting adventure in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  Star Tours in Disneyland goes on hiatus beginning July 27, 2010, to prepare for the all-new journeys.
NEXT IN DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK – THE LITTLE MERMAID ~ ARIEL’S UNDERSEA ADVENTURE: Even more Disney magic is coming to Disney California Adventure park in 2011 with the premier of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, the next big milestone in the ongoing expansion of Disney California Adventure.  The Little Mermaid attraction will give new meaning to the phrase “immersive Disney attraction,” taking guests “under the sea” to experience magnificent scenes and magical songs from the popular motion picture.
NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO THE DISNEYLAND HOTEL: Renovation will continue at the Disneyland Hotel, including a new pool and water play area, enhancements to the existing pool, a new restaurant and bar, and re-theming of the hotel’s three guest room towers.  Three new themed suites will join the existing Mickey Mouse and Pirates suites.
SUMMER 2012 – HIT THE ROAD WITH MATER AND LIGHTNING MCQUEEN: The best of Disney California Adventure expansion may still be yet to come.  The year 2012 will see the completion of the new front entryway greeting park guests: Buena Vista Street featuring the Carthay Circle Theatre and the vintage Southern California Red Car Trolleys.  Also set for 2012 is the opening of Cars Land, a 12-acre expansion inspired by the Disney•Pixar blockbuster “Cars.”  The land, modeled on the movie’s Radiator Springs setting, will feature three new attractions, including the E-ticket thrill ride Radiator Springs Racers - taking guests zooming through the Cars Land landscape.  Other Cars Land attractions will include Luigi’s Flying Tires (striking a chord with anyone who remembers the Flying Saucers in Tomorrowland) and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, a tow-truck-themed attraction.
About the Disneyland Resort: The Disneyland Resort features two theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure park – plus the Downtown Disney District comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s three hotels are the luxurious, newly expanded 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the magical 970-room  Disneyland Hotel and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” fun.  For information on new attractions and vacations at Disneyland Resort, visit www.disneyland.com, call 866/60-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.
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WHAT’S NEXT SUMMER 2010/6-10-10