The new Disney Vacation Club construction at the Grand Californian Hotel is just one small part of what The Walt Disney Company has planned out west. Several weeks ago the Board of Directors approved significant funding (reportedly upward of $1 billion) to upgrade the Anaheim theme park complex. Today TWDC made that investment official and gave us a sneak peek of what this investment will include.
The single largest expansion project appears to be "Cars Land", inspired by characters and locations from the Disney / Pixar animated film Cars. The "E-Ticket" attraction which will anchor Cars Land is Radiator Springs Racers, a ride which is rumored to leverage the same technology originally developed for Epcot's Test Track.
Other new attractions include the previously-detailed Toy Story Mania! (also in development at Disney's Hollywood Studios), "major ride based on Disney's classic The Little Mermaid" and a new nighttime show entitled Disney's World of Color. The project will also include numerous cosmetic throughout the Disney's California Adventure theme park.
For complete details, click HERE to view Disney's official press release (Adobe PDF).
Coverage is also available at the Wall Street Journal Online.