Mind-blowing reinvention continues at Magic Key Terrace in Disney California Adventure

We stopped by Disney California Adventure’s newly renovated Magic Key Terrace this week to see how the project is progressing.

Back in January, we took a look at concept art for the Magic Key Terrace update. Now we had the opportunity to experience the newly renovated space for ourselves.

The new backstory places Magic Key Terrace as a hacienda recently purchased by a young couple who want to retain the old charm of the place and add contemporary elements.

“The location was just stunning, with primitive Californian architecture and wide-open windows with great views of the park below,” Walt Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine told the Orange County Register.

Irvine continued, “But the floor was never really finished to a point where it had a good story with a compelling look. So, after much research, we imagined the story of an old Californian hacienda that had all the beauty of heavy wooden beams, colorful Spanish tiles and terracotta floors and was built on it.

“We wanted to make sure it was a very special place for Magic Key members,” Irvine said. “We spent a lot of time on the details, the mood, the environment and the energy of the place.”

“When we launched our Magic Key program, the park decided it would be really good to have a location for them that they could call their own, much like Club 33 has its own location,” continued Irvine. “Now Magic Key members have the same, which is really wonderful.”

Here you can see the Pixar Pal-A-Round wheel through the window.

According to Irvine, “It’s really meant to sit down and discuss your day, share photos, and really enjoy the space without feeling rushed.”

Two animal mascots have been incorporated into the new design: a proud peacock and Nutmeg the wildcat.

On the evening of our visit, Nutmeg made an appearance!

You can also try a drink named after Nutmeg the cat.

Various peacock elements have been incorporated throughout.

Beautiful stained glass windows feature peacocks in the design.

Magic Key Terrace is only available to Magic Key holders and their guests. At least one Magic Key holder must remain present during the entire experience.

What do you think of the renovation? Visiting the Magic Key Terrace soon? Let us know in the comments.

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