Golden Dreams

This attraction is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.

Golden Dreams closed permanently on September 7, 2008. This page is kept here for historical interest.

Housed in a scale replica of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Dreams theater shows a movie exploring the history of California. Hosted by Califia (played by Whoopi Goldberg), the movie starts with the original Indians and progresses through California's historical eras as Spanish missionaires, the gold rush, Hollywood, and the Silicon Valley technology boom before the film advances into a montage of notable events and Californians.

General Information - Hide Section

    This attraction is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.

  • Location: Right before the bridge from the Golden State area to Paradise Pier.
  • Date Opened: February 8, 2001
  • Date Closed: September 7, 2008
  • # of Ride Units: One theater
  • Ride Capacity: 350 seats
  • Restraint Method: None
  • Ticket Rating: B Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Opens and closes with the park.
  • Wait Times: Up to 20 minutes, it would extremely unusual to have to wait for a second show to begin.
  • Length of Ride: 20 minutes
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: No real theming, the entrance to the queue is a replica of San Francisco's Palace of the Fine Arts, but the waiting area itself is just a courtyard.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: None
  • Ride Access: The waiting area is wheelchair and ECV accessible.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: Not necessary, there are wheelchair and ECV spots inside the theater.
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Reflective captioning and assistive listening devices are available.
  • Weight and Size Issues: There is plenty of leg room between rows, but while the seats are large some guests may still find them tight.
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: No
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues: During this movie there is an implied reference to a Chinese child railroad laborer who is killed while dynamiting a mountain to make way for railroads.

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