LIVE BLOG: Cars Land and Buena Vista Street grand opening coverage from Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort

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Beginning Wednesday night, June 13, 2012, the Disneyland Resort is hosting a major multi-day media event to celebrate the grand opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street along with the rededication of the Disney California Adventure theme park, concluding its 5-year renovation and improvement project.

Inside the Magic is bringing all of the excitement of these celebrations to our readers with a live blog taking you behind the construction walls that have dominated the park’s landscape in the days leading up to those walls finally coming down for good. Throughout June 13-15, we’ll post summary articles, videos, and photos periodically in our easy-to-find Cars Land and Buena Vista Street sections and on YouTube.

We’re also deliver updates and live looks via Twitter, Facebook, and the live blog below.

It all starts on the evening of June 13 at around 5pm PT with celebrity arrivals for the grand opening ceremony of Cars Land. Then coverage will resume early the following morning, continuing throughout June 14, a day on which Disney California Adventure will be closed to the public, exclusively available for the press to explore – and we’ll bring you inside. Then on June 15, the park will be rededicated after which an enormous and excited crowd is expected to arrive to see all its many new sights.

So follow along with the adventure that culminates the $1 billion+ project that will finally make Disney California Adventure a worthy counterpart to the park that started it all, Disneyland.

NOTE: There’s no need to refresh this page once you’ve loaded the live blog below. It will automatically insert the latest post at the top. Just sit back and watch the magic unfold. And be sure to check out the full list of topics we’ll be covering and schedule of events just below the blog to know when to come back here to continue watching and interacting. It’s also worth noting that all of the events listed below are exclusive to press and their friends and family, so guests visiting the Disneyland Resort should not try or expect to have the opportunity to attend them.

(You can also click here to pop out the live blog in a separate window.)


Join in the chat room below to discuss Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, and all the grand openings while you watch the live blog above! You can sign in using your existing account on Facebook or Twitter or just log in as a guest.

(You can also pop out the chat room into a separate window using the button in the lower-right of the chat.)

Topics include:

  • Rededication of Disney California Adventure
  • Red carpet celebrity arrivals
  • Buena Vista Street
    • Red Car News Boys
    • Five and Dime
    • Carthay Circle Restaurant
  • Cars Land
    • Luigi’s Flying Tires
    • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
    • Radiator Springs Racers
    • Cozy Cone Motel
    • Flo’s V8 Café
  • New Entertainment at Disney California Adventure Park
    • Maestro Goofy Conducts the Fountains of Paradise Pier
  • Mad T Party

  • Live coverage schedule (Pacific time):
    June 13

  • 6:00pm – Red Carpet Arrivals
  • Later in the Evening – Cars Land Grand Opening and Premiere Party
  • June 14

  • 7:00am – Exploring Cars Land
  • 9:00am – Exploring Buena Vista Street with Entertainment
  • Morning through Afternoon – More Live Looks at New Areas, Attractions
  • Afternoon – Maestro Goofy Conducts the Fountains
  • Evening – Mad T Party, World of Color with new “Brave” sequence
  • June 15

  • 8:00am – Grand Reopening / Rededication of Disney California Adventure
  • 9:00am – The new Disney California Adventure opens to guests
  • Morning, Afternoon, Evening – Continuing Coverage of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, Disneyland

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