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PHOTOS: The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Cocina Cucamonga Undergoing Exterior Refurbishment at Disney California Adventure

While taking our first stroll through Disney California Adventure in a year, we noticed two buildings are in the middle of being refurbished. Both Cocina Cucamonga and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure are surrounded by scaffolding.

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The facade of Cocina Cucamonga is hidden. A blue strip of cloth hangs across the front and brown fencing surrounds the building.

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We could see some paint cans sitting on the scaffolding.

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Though being refurbished, the counter service restaurant is open as part of “A Touch of Disney.”

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Thankfully, the interior was not under construction.

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With the park closed for so long, it’s likely there have been several similar refurbishment projects that we haven’t been able to get a good look at.

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Construction Cast Members were working on the Cocina Cucamonga sign.

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The seating behind the building was also still open.

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More Cast Members were on the scaffolding in the back.

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Meanwhile, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure was also fenced off.

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Attractions are not open as part of “A Touch of Disney”, so there’s no way to know just how much refurbishment work could be happening inside.

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Some sections of the building were covered in plastic, including the blue pillars and the image of Ariel above the entrance.

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The full extent of these refurbishment projects remains to be seen. Keep checking Disneyland News Today for updates.

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Paul
Paul
2 months ago

Unfortunately, I’d be more inclined to assume little refurbishment was done in the 2 parks. Which is sad because it was a great opportunity with no guests around. My guess is mountains will still be faded & peeling on the Toon Town backdrop and dozens of other things that could have been plussed or improved during the downtime were shelved as cost saving measures. I’d like to think not but we’ll find out soon.