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June 15

June 15, 2012 – Big Top Toys Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Big Top Toys features innovative and interactive toys, games and plush inspired by Disney characters.”

On June 15, 2012, the merchandise stop Big Top Toys opened in Disney California Adventure park. Themed after the animated feature film Dumbo, the shop was a gigantic toy store, featuring all sorts of Disney toys, ranging from princess dolls to plush toys.

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May 23

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May 23, 2014 – The “Rock Your Disney Side Party” Kicks Off in Disney Parks

“We’re Rockin’ our Disney Side for 24 hours – from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24, 2014, local time!”

On May 23, 2014, the 24-hour Disney Park event “Rock Your Disney Side” kicked off in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure Park. Guests were encouraged to embrace their “Disney Sides,” particularly if they were showing their #Heroside or #Villainside. The event began at 6:00 am in the parks’ respective time zones, and featured special character meet and greets, including an appearance by villain Maleficent.

March 20

March 20, 2015 – The Smokejumpers Grill Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Before your hunger blazes out of control, combat your fiery appetite with favorites like chili cheeseburgers, smokin’ onion rings and more.”

On March 20, 2015, the Smokejumpers Grill quick-service restaurant opened in the Grizzly Creek Airfield area of Disney California Adventure. Replacing the Taste Pilots’ Grill, the restaurant fits in with the theme of the airfield by basing it off of the men and women who fight the California wildfires. The menu features “classic” dishes, including a bacon cheeseburger, Campfire Chili Cheeseburger, and chili cheese fries made with bison and black beans.

March 13

March 13, 2009 – New Paradise Pier Sign is Added to California Screamin’

On March 13, 2009, as part of the new expansion and renovation of the Paradise Pier area of Disney California Adventure, the new Paradise Pier sign was added to the California Screamin’ attraction. This new sign replaced the former Mickey Mouse silhouette, and was added to change the look of the area from a modern seaside park to the feel of the seaside in the 1920s. The sign hangs above the loop of the roller coaster.

March 7

March 7, 2016 – The Attraction Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Buckle up – you’re in for a lively ride when these Italian imports roll, reel an’ kick up their wheels in Cars Land!”

On March 7, 2016, the Cars Land attraction Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters opened in Disney California Adventure. Based on the Pixar film Cars, the attraction is sponsored by Alamo car rental. Set in Italy, guests can board a car and “dance” to Italian music, with the cars spinning and moving around; each car has a personal set of moves.

February 8

February 8, 2001 – The Pacific Wharf Café Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Drop anchor and take a peaceful waterfront break with breads by Boudin, San Francisco’s world-famous artisanal bakery.”

On February 8, 2001, the counter-service restaurant Pacific Wharf Café opened in Disney California Adventure’s Pacific Wharf area. Guests are treated to California cuisine, such as Chinese Chicken Salad and Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl. Guests can also check out the Bakery Tour by the Boudin Bakery, a popular bakery from San Francisco.

January 22

January 22, 2006 – A Blue Carpet Premiere is Held for Monster’s Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue!

“This delightful new adventure continues our tradition of creating memorable, immersive storytelling attractions.” – Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Jay Rasulo

On January 22, 2006, a special ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of the new Disneyland attraction Monster’s Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue!. Called a “blue carpet” premiere (in honor of Sulley’s blue fur), several celebrities were on hand to experience the new attraction, including Disney Channel star Ashley Tisdale, actress Lisa Kudrow, and actor Patrick Warburton. Located in Disney’s California Adventure, the attraction was meant to provide more family-friendly entertainment, alongside other Pixar-themed attractions and entertainment.