Familiar Ride's Departure Today Part of Big Changes at Disney's California Adventure
Construction crews are set to begin taking the ride apart today in preparation for a new attraction opening next year. Find out what it is after the jump . . .
The change is part of Disney's estimated $1.2 billion renovation of the park. In addition to replacing rides like Mulholland Madness, the park will also be expanding and building new attractions. Why the big change?
In May, the Ferris Wheel once known as the Sun Wheel was renamed Mickey's Fun Wheel. The sun that once was in the center of the attraction was replaced with a large Mickey mug. The wheel was painted from yellow to red and each gondola now has a picture of either Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy or Pluto, in hopes of taking visitors back to the classic images of Disney.
Other changes/additions on line or in the works include Disney's "World of Color," Silly Symphony Swings, Carsland and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure.