Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar

Grizzly Peak, Disney California Adventure

  • Land: Grizzly Peak
  • Type: Discovery
WhereGrizzly Peak

Get a rare preview of upcoming magic through the eyes of Walt Disney Imagineers at Disney California Adventure Park. Marvel at the creative process used to develop current ideas into future attractions. Imagineers have revealed an abundance of eye-opening materials in the Blue Sky Cellar where innovative concepts are cultivated that include: Sketches, concept art, models and maquettes, Note cards describing plans for new attractions, shops, shows and restaurants, A video journal featuring the Imagineer's creative progress and displayed on a spectacular 103-inch plasma television.

Also, answer a variety of trivia questions on one of four interactive video screens to learn more about Walt Disney's adventures in California and how they inspired shows and attractions at Disney California Adventure Park.

The exhibit is a preview center intended to promote upcoming attractions coming to the park, such as the The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure dark ride, Goofy's Sky School roller coaster, Buena Vista Street and the Cars Land themed areas. A preview film can be viewed in the Blue Sky Cellar, that features Imagineers talking about the upcoming attractions. The film is updated as the progress of construction continues.

Touring Tips

  • Generally there will be only a minimal wait at the door while a cast members controls traffic to ensure the space inside does not get too crowded.
  • Allow 15-20 minutes to experience this attraction.
  • The exhibit space is an open area, you should keep your children under observation at all times.


When the park opened in February 2001, this space was dedicated to an exhibit called Seasons of the Vine. The short film, originally sponsored by Robert Mondavi, the Napa Valley wine producer, immediately disappointed in terms of getting park guests into the building (many never even realized the show was there) and Mondavi had abandoned its sponsorship by the end of 2001. The show continued with the Mondavi name removed, though it became even more difficult to find it. Eventually, the theater was only opened for a few minutes at the top of each hour to see if anybody was interested (frequently nobody was), or you could ask to see the show.

Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar opened October 20, 2008, replacing the old Seasons of the Vine Theater at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

A wine cask in the Blue Sky Cellar is marked WED Wine. It pays homage to Walter Elias Disney (WED) Enterprises, a private company formed by Walt Disney in 1952. It refers to the group of artists, designers, engineers, writers and builders personally recruited by Walt, to help develop and create ideas for his new theme park. WED Enterprises would evolve and eventually become Walt Disney Imagineering.