Golden Dreams | Disneyland

Last Updated on: January 21st, 2024

Here is everything you need to know about the extinct Golden Dreams attraction at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

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What is Golden Dreams?

“Golden Dreams” was a former attraction at Disney California Adventure Park, which is adjacent to Disneyland in California. It operated from 2001 to 2008.

“Golden Dreams” was a film presentation that took place in the former attraction space known as The Bay Area. The attraction celebrated the history, diversity, and cultural achievements of the state of California. The film featured a combination of live-action footage, animatronics, and film projections to showcase California’s rich heritage and contributions to various fields, such as entertainment, technology, and civil rights.

The attraction was narrated by actress Whoopi Goldberg and featured appearances by notable Californians throughout history, including Walt Disney himself. The film aimed to inspire and entertain guests by highlighting the spirit of California and the many stories of its residents.

However, in 2008, “Golden Dreams” closed as part of a major overhaul and reimagining of Disney California Adventure Park. The Bay Area space was transformed into a new attraction called “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure,” which showcases scenes and songs from the Disney animated film “The Little Mermaid.”

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