A Christmas Miracle! Trolley Car Returns to California Adventure

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It’s been nearly eight months since Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort welcomed Guests. Now, amid the recent news that the theme park will be partially reopening its Buena Vista Street area for the holidays, the iconic Red Car Trolley has been soptted!

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Omg!! The trolley is parked on Buena Vista street in DCA!!

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The bright red Pacific Electric trolley car was seen today sitting on its track in the center of Buena Vista Street. Instagram user @paulsthemeparkadventures shared a photo of the welcome sight with this caption:

“Omg!! The trolley is parked on Buena Vista street [sic] in DCA!!”

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Twitter user @SasakiTime also shared a photo of the red trolley along with this caption:

My friend Derek brings us this great photo of Red Car Trolley 623 out on Buena Vista Street this morning!!!

This is a big step in this Disney Park’s reopening prep. The trolley car was not specifically mentioned in Disney Parks Blog’s original announcement regarding Buena Vista Street’s shopping and dining reopening — and it is still listed on the Disneyland website as under refurbishment — so it is an exciting surprise for Disneyland fans. However, keep in mind that Disney has not given any indication that the Red Car Trolley will be running along Buena Vista Street anytime soon, though many fans are hopeful that the Buena Vista Street vehicles could be part of character cavalcades when DCA reopens in the future.

Since both Disneyland Resort theme parks — Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure — remain closed as a result of Governor Gavin Newsom’s stringent reopening requirements within the state of California, Buena Vista Street’s stores and restaurants will operate as an extension of the Downtown Disney District.

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The outdoor shopping mall on Disneyland property began its phased reopening process over the summer before the theme parks’ original July 17 reopening date was pushed back.

Related: Disneyland Says There Are ‘Not Plans’ to Reopen Main Street, U.S.A. This Year

At this time, Disney has confirmed that these stores and restaurants will be reopening at Disney California Adventure this month:

  • Elias & Co.
  • Julius Katz & Sons,
  • Kingswell Camera Shop
  • Trolley Treats
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
  • Carthay Circle Lounge,
  • Smokejumpers Grill

An exact reopening date of Buena Vista Street has not yet been announced.

Are you excited that the Disney California Adventure trolley car is back?

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