The summer has just begun and already it's been a big one for the Disneyland Resort with the Diamond Celebration kicking off over Memorial Day weekend. There has been a lot of buzz about the Disneyland Forever fireworks, the new World of Color - Celebrate! nighttime show, and the Paint the Night parade. There's also been a lot of talk about the gorgeous diamonds adorning Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Carthay Circle Theater, the new enhancements to the Matterhorn, and even the fun new 60th anniversary merchandise and limited time food items. But that's not all that's new at the Disneyland Resort.
You may have heard that Soarin' Over California recently went through a major technology upgrade and is now shown in HD! The attraction is now part of a newly enhanced area of Disney California Adventure Park, the Grizzly Peak Airfield, an expansion of the Grizzly Peak area. You feel like you've stepped into a national park in the High Sierras. We loved its new look when our team was given a first look at all the new excitement unveiled for the Disneyland Diamond Celebration.
Smokejumper's Grill replaced the Taste Pilot's Grill and has been a huge hit. They serve burgers, sandwiches, fries - exactly what you'd expect to find in a national park. Humphrey's Service and Supplies is the newly re-themed shop that offers all of the gear you'll need on your Disney California Adventure.
While we were in the area, we grabbed some photos so you can see the transformation:
An all new billboard overlooks the beautiful scenic area of Grizzly Peak Airfield. It is the perfect segue from the Grizzly Peak Airfield to Disney's Grand California and Grizzly River Run.
Remember if you are riding alone or with a group that doesn't want to wait in the the regular line, Soarin' Over California has a Single Rider Line! You might not get to sit with your group, but you can cut your wait time drastically.
The building where Soarin' Over California is housed has also had a complete overhaul to look just like a rustic airplane hangar. Even the interior sports a new look to round out the captivating scene.
All new exclusive food, merchandise, decor and more line the streets of this completely engaging and unique area of Disney's California Adventure Park.
A lookout tower watches over all of the incredible new offerings of Grizzly Peak Airfield.
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