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$1 Billion Do-Over For Disney California Adventure

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Disney California Adventure will be taking a break from said adventure as crews temporarily close major arteries, shut down venues and halt the Pixar parade while work continues on the $1 billion overhaul of the theme park. The ongoing, five-year makeover is set to be completed in 2012.

According to the OC Register, the biggest rehab will be the entrance of the park which will transform into a vintage SoCal, Walt Disney-era Buena Vista Street. The park’s current entrance will move temporarily at the end of summer.

The Pixar Play Parade is slated for hiatus most of the year as crews repave major parkways. Nearly all attractions, however, will remain open during construction. OC Register has a list of project dates including construction walls around the “California” letters on January 4, closure of the major corridor between Sunshine Plaza and the Grizzly River Run mountain on June 1 and shops and restaurants scheduled to be closed on July 31.