From the OC Register
Disney California Adventure will put its parade on hiatus for most of next year as crews work on major construction projects in the $1 billion park makeover.
The final Pixar Play Parade is set for Jan. 3. The parade will return in November, said John McClintock, aDisneyland Resort spokeswoman.
In the parade’s place, Disney will run mini, roaming shows, called Pixar Pop-Ups. The pop-up shows will be based on Pixar movies and use characters and items from the parad.
The first show, based on “The Incredibles,” is set to begin Jan. 7. The other shows are based on “Monsters Inc.” and the “Toy Story” movies. They will begin Jan. 21 and Feb. 4, but Disney has yet to announce which one will begin first.
During the parade’s hiatus, crews will be doing major work on the corridor, especially near the park entrance. The projects are part of a $1 billion renovation of the park, which turns 10 years old next year. Read more about Disney California Adventure expansion plans in 2011.
Other Disney California Adventure entertainment changes include:
ElecTRONica: The nighttime, entertainment experience, based on “Tron: Legacy,” is set to continue indefinitely, McClintock said. Disney originally announced that it would run until April, but now the park does not have a specific end date. The movie opened on Friday and placed No. 1 at the box office over the weekend. Read more about Disney’s ElecTRONica.
“Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage”: The last day of the children’s show is set for Jan. 23. The theater will be remodeled and reopen in the spring with a retooled show, called “Disney Junior – Live on Stage.” Read a previous story about the Disney Junior show.
Blue Sky Cellar: The building, which highlights Disney California Adventure expansion projects, is set to get a new exhibit Jan. 27.
“World of Color”: The light-and-water show will continue nightly. Read more about “World of Color.”