New at Disneyland this Summer

Disneyland has alerted us to new park features opening this summer. Here’s a round-up:

At California Adventure

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Cars Land and Buena Vista Street

Based on Emeryville’s own beloved Pixar characters — Cars Land recreated the town of Radiator Springs along Route 66 — the recently expanded Disney California Adventure Park just added four new attractions: Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and the Red Car Trolley. Even Whitney (who has never seen either movie!!) was amazed at how true-to-the-movie all the little details were when she visited last spring.

Monstrous Summer starts Memorial Day

To celebrate the opening of Monsters University this year, Disney Parks on both coasts are kicking off a “Monstrous Summer” with All-Nighters from 6 a.m. To 6 a.m. on Memorial Day Weekend. Guests who join the party will be rewarded with special entertainment, including a Monsters University “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland, and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland. Maybe you can beat the crowds if you and your partner swap care-giving duties on the night shift?

Other Monsters U entertainment and special merchandise will be available throughout the summer but without the overnight party vibe.

At Disneyland Park

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New Fantasy Faire

Princess lovers will want to run to the Fantasy Faire, a new storybook village near Sleeping Beauty Castle. You can meet several Disney Princesses as they stroll through the beautiful Royal Hall, and watch two Princess-themed shows at the Royal Theatre. The musical shows tell the tales of Rapunzel and Belle as presented by a pair of silly vaudeville-style Renaissance storytellers.

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