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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  • Visited this park for the oogie boogie bash in October. It was amazing and definitely worth the money. The park itself personally has better rides than Disneyland park, there is more to do and is... 
    Visited this park for the oogie boogie bash in October. It was amazing and definitely worth the money. The park itself personally has better rides than Disneyland park, there is more to do and is...  more »
  • The Cast and the Park are friendly to disabled travelers! Radiator Springs Racers and Soaring over the World are awesome, can't miss rides! 
    The Cast and the Park are friendly to disabled travelers! Radiator Springs Racers and Soaring over the World are awesome, can't miss rides!  more »
  • World of color is amazing! California Adventure is definitely less crowded than Disneyland itself & has plenty to do for all ages! 
    World of color is amazing! California Adventure is definitely less crowded than Disneyland itself & has plenty to do for all ages!  more »
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  • Great experience, more stuff to do for adults in this side and more interaction with the characters. My kids enjoy Disneyland more they are in the 5-6 year old range. Yet they still enjoyed seeing the Marvel characters. Food was cool looking but was not that great, it lack freshness. I will stick with the normal vendors next time. All in all we had a great will definitely visit again since we have the yearly pass. Next time I will take better photos 😂
  • My 1st visit to the park🎢 on a family vacation. Everyone had a blast!! 😃Awesome rides,🎡 good food 🍗, helpful & courteous staff. We stayed for the evening water show- absolutely the best, hands down...!! If you are a fan of Disney parks, this is a must see. 👀 Our family had a truly wonderful experience from beginning to end😁😄
  • We enjoy our time here most by going on Soarin’ and the Radiator Springs Racers. We have the Magic Key so we get to visit as often as we want. But there are some things we’ve noted; We prefer riding the Radiator Springs Racers at sunset or when it’s dark. The ambiance is more enjoyable, at least for us. Also, we usually pay for Lighting Lane but the last time we tried the single rider lane- just to see if it was worth saving a few bucks. Of course, your group is separated when you do this but you still get to enjoy the ride. With that said, I still rather pay to sit with my family. But, we did have a conversation with a man who had a big family and he said it’s too expensive for so many people and I have to agree. So, depending on how big your group is and the cost that comes with that- the single rider lane will be much faster than the stand by lane. I only mentioned our two favorite rides but there’s plenty more to do here. Also, if you have interests in art I urge you to visit “Off the Page”, it’s a gallery where you can buy some really amazing pieces from some really talented artists (my favorite is Brett Owens). Some pieces are $$$ (mostly canvas) but you can always ask if they have the same piece in print or for even less, as a postcard. There’s so much more to discover here… so check it out! Enjoy your time here but please visit both parks if possible.
  • Sadly, I found my visit to the Disney Calif. Adventure Park underwhelming. I've got to say the Incredicoaster was fantastic and ideal for thrill seekers. The Cars-themed area was also really amazing to look at - so, so realistic. All employees we encountered were helpful and enthusiastic and the Disneyland app helps to plan your day, plus there's maps and wait times on there too. Just like at many other theme parks, expect to spend many hours in lines for rides here, many which turn out not to be worth the wait. Even if you purchase Genie+, you can only choose a lightning lane once every couple of hours, and some rides have a separate lightning lane, which is just wrong when you've already paid extra. We chose to dine in at a cafe here which actually just turned out to be a Starbucks in disguise and was disappointing, though I probably should've looked into it a bit more. If you're a Disney fan, it's worth a visit. Although maybe you'd prefer Disneyland, which you can walk across to in a few minutes. However, if Disney isn't all that important to you, Universal Studios was a much better experience in my opinion.
  • Let's keep it real; the nostalgia of the original Disneyland Park is unrivaled. However, I feel the California Adventure Park is equally spectacular in its own way. With lots of amazing rides for all ages, this Adventure Park has something for all ages. I don't want to overstate the obvious, but anything Disney touches is worth experiencing firsthand. Incredibly clean, lots of shops and incredible places to eat. Be prepared to stand in long lines if you do not purchase the new fast/lighting passes. Plan and strategies your visit by hitting up all of the most popular rides as soon as the park opens because once the crowds hit, the lines are incredibly long and sometimes slow. Overall, this side of the park is a treat with lots of newly revamped themed rides.

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