(Photo: California State Fair)
For those of you who are visiting the California State Fair in Sacramento this July, you might want to check this out! If you didn’t know, the CALIFORNIA letters that were once at the entrance of Disney California Adventure park stand at the California State Fair’s Main Gate. The Disneyland Resort donated the letters in May 2012. Each of the letters are 11 feet, 8 inches tall and weigh between 5,000 to 13,000 pounds.
Here’s the old entrance to Disney California Adventure Park.
(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)
Disney California Adventure park opened on February 8, 2001. The overall theme of the park used to celebrate modern day California. Guests would walk underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and could possibly catch the monorail passing through. It was as if you were walking into the beautiful city of San Francisco. Continuing down the park, you would see the giant sun icon which welcomed guests into Sunshine Plaza. It used to be the centerpiece of the park and was recently donated to the City of Anaheim.
Construction began in July 2009. The park reopened on June 15, 2012. The Buena Vista Street entrance now takes you on a journey back in time to the glorious days of Hollywood in the 1920’s. The newly improved and redesign of Disney California Adventure continues on the legacy of Walt Disney to when he first came to California to begin his career in Hollywood.
So I thought I’d give a little history on Disney California Adventure for those of you visiting the California State Fair and see the letters! I miss seeing those letters at the entrance of the park but it’s cool to have a piece of Disneyland right in Sacramento!