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The Red Car Trolley Has Finally Returned to Disney California Adventure, Only to Break Down for Hours

The iconic Red Car Trolley has finally returned to Disney California Adventure. Buena Vista Street hasn’t been the same without it, so of course, we had to grab a park pass reservation and hop on board.

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The park looks better with the cherry red trolley out and about.

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After enjoying the view, we finally hopped on board.

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Unfortunately, that’s as far as we got. The trolley encountered a battery problem and wasn’t charging properly at the stations.

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It did give us time to photograph these new advertisements for locations around Disney California Adventure.

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We love that these keep with the theming and aren’t overtly Disney.

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We also caught up with Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock, who stopped by for a ride on the trolley. Sadly, it was still not working.

As disappointing as it is, we still think it was worth the trip. We’ll be back to try again for a full video of the route.

Are you excited to catch a ride now that the Red Car Trolley has finally returned? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Typical under Bob – the Trolley wasn’t even maintained while it was down. It’s great to see it back on BV Street. Everything breaks down under Chapek – because he refuses to pay for maintenance, or even maintenance staff. He’s laid off thousands, all to keep the money for himself. So what if people are vacationing, spending their savings to stay at a hotel, eat on property and go to the parks – if Big Thunder, Rise, Pirates, Indiana Jones, you name it, if it’s broke, he doesn’t want to pay to fix it. Skeleton crew = bigger bonus for Bob. The parks are in their worst condition ever.

  2. The most glaring example of this is the monorail at WDW. It is years past its design life, and with at least a year or two lead time, it still isn’t on order. The numbers I’ve seen are estimated in the $1 billion range. Breakdowns are common with one time being with the doors open and not at a station. But many commentators are saying “All is well at Disney, with the parks at capacity…”

    And with Chapek getting a huge pay raise and a 3 year contract extension. The board is satisfied.

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