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What’s New at Disney California Adventure Park

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    On June 15, Disney California Adventure Park celebrates its grand reopening with the premiere of two, highly anticipated themed lands, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, completing a five-year expansion of the Disneyland Resort.

    Add new attractions, merchandise locations, entertainment and food offerings, plus opportunities for families to have fun together, and guests find an immersive experience full of memory-making opportunities for the whole family.

    Here’s a closer look at Disney California Adventure, by the numbers.

    280,000 – Square feet of rockwork in Cars Land, making Ornament Valley mountain range the largest rockwork created in a domestic Disney theme park; built to an unusual level of complexity with very few 90-degree angles

    125 – Height in feet at the tallest peak of Ornament Valley range in Cars Land

    6 – Distinct car tail fins represented in the Ornament Valley range, inspired by classic car models from 1957 to 1962; hood ornaments, wheel wells and radiator caps also represented in the rockwork

    4,000 – Tons of steel used to construct the Ornament Valley range and Radiator Springs Racers attraction in Cars Land

    45 – The steepest degree of banking on the track of the thrilling Radiator Springs Racers attraction in Cars Land

    36,000 – Approximate number of miles per year each Radiator Springs Racers vehicle will travel, equivalent to more than 14 trips down the original Route 66

    6,714 – Air vents keeping the tires flying at Luigi’s Flying Tires attraction in Cars Land

    7 – Songs sung by Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) at Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree attraction in Cars Land

    525 – Approximate length, in feet, of the Route 66 that runs through Cars Land

    70 – Species of native plants in Cars Land (450+ specimens of trees and cactus)

    16 – Neon signs in Cars Land, with the Flo’s V8 Café sign standing tallest at 27 feet

    89.5 – Height in feet of the Carthay Circle Theatre on Buena Vista Street – 12.5 feet taller than Sleeping Beauty Castle at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland Park

    1937 – Year “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered at the original Carthay Circle Theatre, lending inspiration to the Carthay Circle Theatre icon now on Buena Vista Street

    200 – Number of seats in the Carthay Circle Restaurant dining room, in addition to a 56-seat terrace and the 68-seat Carthay Circle Lounge

    235 – Approximate number of different wines offered at Carthay Circle Restaurant, including 35 by the glass; also 16 craft beers

    20 – Number of passenger seats on each Red Car Trolley, with additional space for a wheelchair

    623 – Number on one of the Red Car Trolleys, representative of the 600 series of trolley cars built for the Pacific Electric Railway; also reflects 1923, the year Walt Disney first arrived in California

    717 – Number on the second Red Car Trolley, representative of the 700-750 series of trolley cars built for the Pacific Electric Railway; also reflects July 17, the month and day Disneyland opened in 1955

    1.1 – Miles of LED ribbon lighting at Mad T Party, fantastic, new nighttime fun in Hollywood Land

    715 – State-of-the-art lighting fixtures illuminating Mad T Party

    1923 – Year listed on embedded plaque at Storytellers statue at Disney California Adventure, reflecting the date when Walt Disney left Kansas City to embark on his new adventure in California and the year he founded his world-famous company

    779 – Trees planted in Disney California Adventure during the five-year expansion

    3,000 – Number of jobs Disneyland Resort added from 2010-2012

    23,000 – Number of cast members employed at Disneyland Resort, making it the largest single-site employer in Orange County
     

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