Smokejumpers Grill to Open Grizzly Peak Airfield on March 20

March 9, 2015, 3:08 PM · Disneyland announced today that the first section of the refurbished Grizzly Peak Airfield land in Disney California Adventure will open on March 20, with the debut of the Smokejumpers Grill.

Smokejumpers Grill

The Smokejumpers Grill replaces the former Taste Pilots Grill, which stood in the same building in the old Condor Flats section of the park. Smokejumpers will feature a similar menu to its predecessor, with selections including bacon cheddar burgers, chili cheeseburgers and grilled chicken sandwiches. (While the new restaurant is under construction, some of the Taste Pilots Grill's burgers can be ordered over at the Paradise Garden Grill.)

Disney also released new concept art for the land that offers a look at the new exterior for Soarin' Over California, which will remain closed until later this spring as it undergoes its refurbishment to upgrade its projection system as well as to recreate that exterior.

Grizzly Peak Airfield

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March 9, 2015 at 4:30 PM · Sooo, nothings' changed except they decided to drop the lame theming of "Condor Flats" or whatever it was called before?

Somebody wake me up when they finally add even ONE animatronic grizzly bear to that otherwise snoozeworthy water ride . . .

March 9, 2015 at 9:37 PM · I'm not liking the planters before the Soarin hangar. It seems to be missing another attraction like an airplane spinner for kids. I do miss the restaurant. There is a lack of good restaurants serving hot foods on the main street.
March 9, 2015 at 9:42 PM · I will never understand why there was so much hate for Condor Flats. I thought the theme was actually well executed and quite clever. Also, after the addition of Twilight Zone Tower of Terror then the theme was brilliant. Fortunately that aspect the plane taking off and hitting the tower isn't lost in new theme, but the desert airstrip is more believable than the mountain version.

The Soarin' Over California building just doesn't look as good in this new artist rendering.

March 10, 2015 at 6:02 AM · Smoke Jumpers - Wasn't that a movie Vince from Entourage was working on..?
March 10, 2015 at 9:34 AM · I hope they don't get rid of the condiment bar, that was the best thing about it. Also I hope they don't get rid of the bacon blue cheese burger, that was my favorite.
March 10, 2015 at 9:43 AM · I heard a rumor that they were going to have a swing dance venue, what happened to that? They really should have had a swing dance hall in Buena Vista Street, by day it could have been one of those old time rotating floors - I think in the early 1900s they had rotating floors that slowly sped up so the people would spin off, I think they had one at Santa Cruz Boardwalk years ago. The lawyers would probably have a fit, but I think you could control it so that people wouldn't get hurt.
March 10, 2015 at 2:41 PM · This is a nice addition to the park. Never was a fan of the miniland concept.
March 11, 2015 at 8:09 AM · From the second photo rendering it looks like they will do a better job of flowing the theme from around the corner better. Meaning the area my grizzly river run and the play area will flow into what used to be condor flats better.

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