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.
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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.