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Disney's California Adventure Gets a Makeover

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[Goodbye, Golden Gate Bridge. Image by flickr user Shoreliner]

Disney's red headed stepchild, California Adventure, is finally getting a facelift. Actually, it's more like total re-constructive surgery. Disney is ponying up $1.1 billion to remake the amusement park, a five-year redo that'll rip out less popular rides and add new ones for the ADD-afflicted, video game-addicted kiddies. The company is also redoing the entrance and killing the anemic and somewhat oblique theme "Tributes to California" to refocus on the Disney brand. Case in point: New ride "Toy Story Mania" will debut this summer. So, Mr. Potato Head: In. Miniature Golden Gate Bridge replicas: Out.
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