On Tuesday May 31, 2011, the Old Mission Tortilla Factory at Disney California Adventure closed its doors. Rumor has it that the theme park is replacing it with a Ghirardelli factory, chocolate shop and soda fountain that will open in 2012!
The location will remain, but the exterior will be changed to resemble Ghirardelli’s famous waterfront chocolate factory in San Francisco.
Disney Imagineering plans to expand the current building to the adjoining backstage structure that currently houses DCA’s first aid and lost children complex. This expanded complex will have enough space to allow for a factory tour experience, as well as a chocolate shop and soda fountain. Hopefully they will hand out free chocolate samples like they do in their flagship shop!