Sunshine Plaza is now CLOSED - Soon to be Buena Vista Street!
There will lots of changes happening to this area in the upcoming years. They will be removing the Golden Gate bridge, the California sign at the entrance, and the mural. This area will be re-themed to 1920's Los Angeles. Some of the changes include a replica of the Carthay Theater where Walt Disney debuted Snow White, a Red Trolley car, new shops and dining, and a new Partners statue, similar to the one at the Magic Kingdom, with a young Walt and Mickey Mouse.
The entry way to Disney California Adventure, the Sunshine Plaza consists of two portions, the Golden Gateway and the Gateway Plaza. The Golden Gateway actually starts outside of the park, and here is where you'll find the giant letters spelling out CALIFORNIA. On either side you'll find the giant tile murals representing various points of interest in California, the golden state. Upon entering the park, you'll cross under the replica of the Golden Gate bridge. The monorail will cross over this bridge throughout the day. As you enter the Gateway Plaza, you'll see the focal point, the giant sun. You are now in the hub of the park, and from here can head off to the various other areas in the park.