Disney is in the midst of a major overhaul at its California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, and the latest change is the removal of an iconic sign at the entry.
The California sign – really more of a monument than a sign, with letters spelling California stretched out in front of the park – will be removed next month.
That sign has been in countless family photos over the years, as many groups gather around it to take a picture before entering the park each day.
The letters get a makeover for certain seasons and for special events. When the theme park opened its World of Color show this summer, the letters were in technicolor. This holiday season, they have candy cane stripes.
That fits with the park’s re-theming, which is supposed to reflect back on Southern California in the 1930s, after Walt Disney arrived and started his studio.
The official Disney Parks blog reports that the CALIFORNIA letters will be kept for “possible future use.”
[Image credit (CALIFORNIA sign): Flickr user PunkJr]