A new crest honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort adorns Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The crest completes the castle’s royal, EARidescent makeover, joining gold bunting, sparkling embellishments and other new enhancements leading up to “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning Oct. 1, 2021.
(Kent Phillips, photographer)
Last weekend we made our trip to Disney California Adventure for their Touch of Disney food event. We had a fantastic time, it was amazing being back in the park for a few hours, and saying hi to some of our favorite characters from 6+ feet away.
We of course also tried some great food. Enjoy!
Written by Gregg Condon
Overall, we had a fantastic time at Touch of Disney. Was it worth the $75 entry, probably not, but hey, it's Disney and we had a great day.
As I mentioned in our Comparison video of Taste of Boysenberry Festival, Taste of Universal, and Touch of Disney ... I think out of the 3, Disney had the least amount of available seating and the biggest issues ordering the food.
While I think mobile ordering is the way to go, and that part was indeed easy, getting the Disney Gift Card onto the app to use it for the food was a bit cumbersome. I hope they figure out some way to fix that before the parks open. Because it would be nice just to be able to "load" cards onto the app to use for dining.
But those minor things aside, it's a great event and we're glad Disney has figured out a way to get some people back to work sooner than their April 30th opening date
Today is the 20th Anniversary of Disney California Adventure. And sadly, just like when the park actually opened, it's passing with very little fanfare.
Nonetheless, we figured we'd take a look a look back at one of the more interesting and different parks in the Disney family. We hope you enjoy!!!
We'll start our look at one of the AP Preview days they held before the park was open, aka, one of the very few days the park was busy during it's first few years.
You've come a long-long way baby.
We also did a "Theme Park Retrospective" of the park in 2001 last year.
Click on any of the pictures below to see a larger version.
This first set is going WAY back to the earliest days of Disney's California Adventure.
How about some DCA 1.0 night shots. The park always did look better at night.
As the years went on, they added more seasonal decorations, attractions and shows. Looking back on this now, the "postcard" thing does kind of make sense.
Of course, the big change came in 2012, and really continues through this day. Only a few things at the park are in their original 2001 state at this point.
Marvel made it's way into the park a few years ago, and an all new Marvel attraction will (hopefully) open this year.
The last big change at the park was Pixar Pier. I do actually miss "Paradise Pier".
I've loved most of the changes at the park, but this one was a step back IMO. Still, it doesn't change the fun or excitement of the star attraction in the area.
We hope you enjoyed this look back at Disney California Adventure. We can't wait to visit again, hopefully soon.