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Tuesday February 09 2016
Disneyland Park (Crowd Index 73):10:00AM to 9:00PM
Disney California Adventure (Crowd Index 70):10:00AM to 8:00PM
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Closed for refurbishment: Mark Twain Riverboat,Sailing Ship Columbia,Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes,Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island,Jungle Cruise,Splash Mountain,Autopia,Fantasmic!,Disneyland Railroad,20th Century Music Company

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 5:53 pm PST

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Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Paint the Night
Disneyland Forever
Main Street, U.S.A.
Artist Showcase with Representatives of Linda Rick at China Closet
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
Tomorrowland
The Laughing Stock Co.
Frontierland
Storytelling at Royal Theatre
Fantasyland
Disney California Adventure
Paradise Garden Bandstand
Paradise Pier
Wilderness Explorer Ceremony
Grizzly Peak
Operation: Playtime! featuring the Green Army Men
Paradise Pier
Citizens of Buena Vista Street
Buena Vista Street
Pixar Play Parade
World of Color – Celebrate!
Paradise Pier
Disney Junior Live on Stage!
Hollywood Land
DJ's Dance 'n Drive
Cars Land
Five & Dime
Buena Vista Street
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen SingAlong Celebration
Hollywood Land
Fun Wheel Challenge
Paradise Pier
Red Car Trolley News Boys
Buena Vista Street

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Good morning! This day in Disney history February 8th, 2001: Disneys' second Anaheim park and eighth theme park in the world, Disney's California Adventure officially opened.

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Disneys' California Adventure is the centerpiece of a $1.4-billion expansion of what will now be called the Disneyland Resort. Located adjacent to Disneys' original theme park, Disneyland, Disneys' California Adventure celebrates the uniqueness of the Golden State, giving guests a taste of the fun, diversity and lifestyle found only in Californian. Also included in the expansion is the deluxe, 750-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel (which opened January 2, 2001), and Downtown Disney (opened January 12, 2001), an exciting entertainment center with shopping, theaters and dining venues. Building this expansive project took more than three years and resulted in an additional 6,000 jobs, bringing the total employment at Disneyland Resort to 20,000, making Disneyland Resort Orange County’s largest single-site employer.

DCA on opening day, had four themed lands on 55-acres:  Golden State, Hollywood Pictures Backlot, Paradise Pier and Sunshine Plaza. Park officials had planned for tens of thousands of Disney fans to visit the park on its first official day, but only a few hundred showed up for the opening ceremony.

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Roy E. Disney, Michael Eisner and Mickey Mouse at the Grand Opening of Disney
California Adventure in February 2001. Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc.
All rights reserved


Michael Eisners' dedication on this day included these words:
"To all who believe in the power of dreams … Welcome! Disney's California Adventure opens its golden gates to you. Here we pay tribute to the dreamers of the past … the native people, explorers, immigrants, aviators, entrepreneurs and entertainers who built the Golden State. And we salute a new generation of dreamers who are creating the wonders of tomorrow … from the silver screen to the computer screen … from the fertile farmlands to the far reaches of space. Disneys' California Adventure celebrates the richness and the diversity of California … its land, its people its spirit and above all, the dreams that it continues to inspire."

To watch a portion of the opening ceremony:
 

Who remembers this promo commercial?
 

Lights! Camera! Chaos, on the other hand, had already been replaced. Crazy to think how much the park has changed huh?!

Were you there on opening day? What did you think of the original DCA?

Thanks for reading and watching! I hope you all have a Magical Monday!


Websites referenced:
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disneylandinsideout.com
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disneytouristblog.com