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Written by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.
Photos of this tour by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix and Sue Kruse. Contributions
from Al Lutz.
Sue Kruse and I attended a
cast member preview of the new Flik's Fun Fair area of Disney's
California Adventure park on Monday, September 16. Since
the land is not yet open to the public and neither of us are parents
of young children, we are reserving final judgment on the area and attractions
for now. In the meantime, please enjoy these photos of Flik's Fun Fair,
and changes to the surrounding area.
Above: The new entry sign into the former
Bountiful Valley Farm area. Below: The entry sign into Flik's Fun Fair.
The metal framework in the background is the structure for the Tower
of Terror attraction, currently under construction.
Below: The Bountiful Valley Farm logo being
painted out from the side of the It's Tough to Be a Bug movie
Our first stop, of course,
was shopping. The former Santa Rosa Seed and Supply store has
been remodeled and renamed the P.T. Flea Market. The shop sells all
manner of bug-themed toys, clothing, plush and trinkets (below).
Below: These charming dresses for little girls,
complete with wings and headbands, may cause some parents to rethink
their Halloween costume plans this year.
You enter Flik's Fun Fair through
a giant box of Cowboy Crunchies (below). Sharp-eyed visitors
may remember this as the cereal Woody endorsed during his heyday in
Toy Story 2.
Below: A lot of detail work went into the
design on the inside of this cereal box. A close inspection reveals
that this box holds the lucky winning ticket for a "fabulous trip"
to the new land.
Below: Guests entering the area are immediately
dwarfed by towering clovers, which help provide shade, as well as make
guests feel one inch tall.
The vegetation in the area is already very
lush, making the land slightly humid. Speakers hidden in the bushes fill
the area with bug sounds.
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