Disney California Adventure Park, Anaheim

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Spend a day of thrill-seeking adventure at Disney California Adventure Park. Located adjacent to Disneyland Resort, the theme park offers over 29 hectares (72 acres) of attractions and entertainment dedicated to the history and culture of California. Fly high above the California orange groves and Napa Valley in the simulated Soarin’ Over California ride, or tear down the rushing rapids of the Grizzly River Run. To wind down, grab an ice cream and stroll down the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or take a relaxing ride on the Ferris wheel, enjoying views of the entire park. Discount tickets are available online if purchasing more than a one-day pass. Plan your visit to Disney California Adventure Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Anaheim online road trip planner .
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  • A visit to DCA is a great day out. I highly recommend purchasing Maxpass - for USD$10pp you get digital Fastpass access to some of the biggest rides - Guardians of the Galaxy, Toy Story Midway Mania, ...  more »
  • I liked this park better than some of the stuff in Disneyland. We loved the scenic views, the rides and the selection of food. Also the cars area and rides were super cute. Wish we had more time to sp...  more »
  • Had purchased a 2 day Disney Park ticket and decided, rather than spending a second day in Disneyland to try this park instead. The park is more relaxed and feels less claustrophobic than its sister s...  more »
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  • California Adventure is a good break from Disneyland and has a couple of great rides. It's a one day park in my opinion and can easily be covered from front to back. The lines are really long for some of the rides so plan ahead and get the Fast Pass. Standing in line for Radiator Springs Racing for an hour and a half can kill that one day coverage quickly. Remember, one ride may last three to five minutes but cost you hours of standing just to get on it. Weigh your options and plan accordingly. Ariel Grotto has some great food and it's a good place for the kids to meet some of the Disney princesses. They also have adult drinks which can help get the parents through the day. California Adventure is a great place but Disneyland is still the place to be.
  • I was there with my family in February and it was great as always. I meant to write a review sooner but here I am months later and I haven't forgotten my favorite moment at California Adventure. It was pouring rain and we were trying to shelter the kids meanwhile the whole park seemed to clear out except one worker who continued sweeping the streets. You could here him whistling along like it was a perfect day. He saw us standing there and came closer and talked to us for a bit, told us some jokes, spoke in rhymes and made us all smile and laugh while he was just getting drenched. He helped make the whole trip that much more magical. His name was Chester and I will never forget how sweet and amazing he was. He's the parks own angel.
  • Fun rides, but the lines! I spent most of my time standing and waiting, and it's just not worth it to me for a few moments of fun here and there. I did have some fun in the morning with my nephew on the less popular rides while my brother stood in line for a fastpass for the Cars ride. If you go straight to those (the small ones on the edge of the lake) first thing, you can have a lot of fun with very short lines. Also, the Grizzly River Run line moves very quickly so it may be worth it to go several times and get wet to cool off during the hottest part of the day. If you're very brave you can go in the evening with practically no line!
  • Love coming here. Always clean. Always fun. Always friendly. There are plenty of dining options. Cute shops for merchandise. It can get packed on the weekends or during special events but it's still an exciting experience. Come for a little bit or stay the whole day. You'll discover an endless amount of things to do.
  • Love visiting here. It was amazing. Definitely go and get a free pin if you are celebrating something. I loved how the cast members will talk to you about it. Go and see the characters, they make the trip so much better.

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