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Disney California Adventure History

Disney Hacks – Disney California Adventure History

This week on the Disney Hacks podcast we have so much to talk about including the storied history of Disney California Adventure.

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Disney Hacks Episode 30

On this week’s show we dive deep into the history of one of Disney’s most storied parks. No park has transformed more in its life than Disney California Adventure. We go over what it was like on launch day, how it had the worst ever Disney attraction and how it evolved into something much better today.

Plus we’ll discuss Disneyland news including when they will allow non-California residents, how the Disneyland Hotel is coming back with a refresh and when the Jungle Cruise is returning. Plus Joe talks about Universal’s mask rules and Disney indicates park pass reservations and virtual queues are here to stay.

Disney California Adventure History
One of the nicer spots in any theme park. Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure

Disney Hacks Podcast – Episode 30 Notes

  • 4:07 – Avengers Campus cast member previes
  • 8:53 – Jungle Cruise updates and return date
  • 10:11 – Disneyland Hotel refurbishment
  • 12:32 – Disney World social distancing changes
  • 18:36 – Universal’s updated mask policy
  • 21:29 – Disneyland Paris updates
  • 22:59 – The history of Disney’s California Adventure
  • 33:22 – Hollywood Pictures Backlot including Disney’s WORST EVER attraction
  • 37:26 – Condor Flats
  • 42:30 – Paradise Pier
  • 47:40 – Updating the park
  • 52:09 – The California Adventure makeover!

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Disney Hacks Episode 30 – Bottom Line

Disney California Adventure is near and dear to both of our hearts and I hope this history gave you an idea of how DCA 1.0 failed and why it is such an amazing park today. While I did enjoy DCA on some level from the beginning, I think it is so much better today. What do you think?

Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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