Disney’s California Adventure

Welcome to Disney California Adventure Park located in Anaheim, California USA.

The park officially opened to the public on February 8, 2001, and it is the second of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort complex, after Disneyland Park.

When you enter the gates of this park, you are transported to the land of promise, opportunity and glamour. Disney California Adventure is a journey from the California of yesterday to today and a tribute to this land of dreams.

You can ride the Red Car Trolley in 1920s Los Angeles, take a raft down the rapids with a mining company on Grizzly Peak, travel down Route 66 or brave a white knuckled roller coaster in a seaside amusement park.

Whether you prefer “action, comedy or romance,” Disney California Adventure has something for everyone, Pixar Pier, featuring your pals from Toy Story, The Incredibles, Inside Out, and more!

According to the Themed Entertainment Association, the park hosted approximately 9.9 million guests each year, making it the 12th-most visited theme park in the world that year.

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Inside The Park

Six Different Lands
Buena Vista Street

Set in a modern-day California city, Buena Vista Street has shops, restaurants, and a system of transportation to enjoy. It also has a central hub to other areas at the end of it.

Guests can ride from Buena Vista Street to the end of Hollywood Land on the Red Car Trolley. Its station is located near the main entrance by the flagpole.

Some restaurants along the street include Mortimer’s Market, Trolley Treats, and Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream. Shops include Oswald’s, Big Top Toys, and Elias & Company.

Pixar Pier

Pixar Pier is themed after Pixar films, namely the Toy Story characters, Inside Out, and The Incredibles films.

The area is styled after a 1950’s amusement park with a ferris wheel, old style roller coaster, carousel, and even a hot dog cart.

The Mickey Mouse head on the ferris wheel serves as the park’s emblem. The “Pixar Pier” sign with the signature ball is also presented on the Incredicoaster which can be seen from outside the park.

Pixar Pier is also one of the areas to watch the World of Color water show.

Paradise Gardens Park

Paradise Gardens Park is the largest area of this park. It also has a pathway to, specifically, World of Disney and Downtown Disney.

It is the prominent place to watch the World Of Color water show which is themed after The Wonderful World of Disney. It includes rides such as Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar, and a collection of Mickey Mouse themed attractions.

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly Peak is themed around California’s wilderness and national parks, with particular references to Yosemite and Redwood national parks.

Its main attraction is Grizzly River Run, a Gold Rush-esque river rapids ride around the summit of Grizzly Peak. Nearby is the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail; a playground area that includes elements from Disney’s Brother Bear and Disney·Pixar’s Up.

Grizzly Peak Airfield is a sub-land within the Grizzly Peak and features attractions like Soarin’ Around the World, a ride that simulates a hang glider tour of locations, landscapes, and landmarks across six continents of the world.

Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land is inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s. It includes attractions based on film, television, theater and a subsection called Hollywood Studios, which is designed to appear as an active studio backlot.

Found within that subsection is the 3D film Mickey’s PhilharMagic and the Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! attraction, a dark ride based on the characters from Disney·Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.

The 2000-seat Hyperion Theater located in the center of Hollywood Land presents Frozen – Live at the Hyperion. At the far end of this area is Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!, based on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy film series.

Cars Land

Cars Land is designed as a life-size model and near-exact replica of the town of Radiator Springs from the Cars films.

The largest attraction in this land is the Radiator Springs Racers, a dark ride based on Pixar’s Cars films. The ride begins with a scenic drive through the mountains, then enters a show building, where the vehicle finds its way into the town of Radiator Springs and gets a race briefing from Doc Hudson; the ride ends with an outdoor, side-by-side dueling race to the Comfy Caverns Motor Court.

The other attractions at Cars Land are family attractions with smaller height requirements: Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree opened with Cars Land in 2012. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters opened on March 7, 2016, and replaced Luigi’s Flying Tires.

Dining & Merchandise
Table Service

Discover a modern, seasonal menu in nostalgic Art Deco surroundings of Carthay Circle Restaurant. The innovative fare spotlights Southern California flavors and fresh, locally sourced ingredients—courtesy of Chef Andrew Sutton, Culinary Director of the award-winning Napa Rose.

Begin your epicurean experience with a selection of small plates, then explore dishes that take center stage, like Korean chili glazed angus sirloin and Skuna Bay salmon.

Pint-sized palates are sure to say “bravo” to dishes specially prepared for young gourmands. An array of indulgent desserts provide a satisfying finale to your stylish celebration.

Casual Dining

Experience the Napa Valley’s passion for wine and fresh seasonal fare at the idyllic Mediterranean garden setting of Wine Country Trattoria.

Savor a taste of Italy with fresh takes on classic Italian-inspired dishes. Start off your meal with bruschetta, fried calamari or caprese salad. The selection of pasta plates will have you exclaiming “perfetto” with choices like spaghetti Bolognese, fettuccine shrimp Alfredo, and lasagna rustica.

Specialties of the house also include osso buco, rib-eye steak, chicken Parmesan and grilled salmon.

Quick Service

When it comes to grabbing a bite to eat between those all important rides & attractions, Disneyland Paris Park has you covered with 37 different quick service restaurants across the 5 lands offering choices from American, French, Mexican, Asian and Snack style menus.


Disneyland Paris Park has over 15 specialty stores across its vast theme park, ranging from gifts, souvenirs & apparel to traditional collectibles and attraction merchandise. Whether your looking to pick up some an array of cosmic keepsakes and Super Hero-themed souvenirs from The Collectors Warehouse or top off your supply of Disney merchandise with a retro Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, they have it all just for you and while some stores have a lot of similar items, there are loads that have unique memory making collections in to!

Rides & Attractions
Thrill Rides

Grizzly River Run
Embark on a thrilling whitewater raft adventure that splashes you down a roaring California river deep in the mountains.

Join the Incredibles in a mad dash to catch Jack-Jack as he wreaks havoc throughout this high-speed chase!

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
Climb aboard a colorful car that “dances” its way across Luigi’s lot to tire-tapping Italian tunes!

Radiator Springs Racers
Start your engines! Zoom through the desert landscape of Cars Land, inspired by the Disney and Pixar movie Cars.

Dark Rides

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Join Rocket on a thrilling mission to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from the Collector’s fortress.

The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
Journey under the sea for a whimsical musical adventure awash with scenes from the animated Disney classic.

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
Zip through scenes from the Disney and Pixar film Monsters, Inc. on a wild taxi ride with familiar scare-acters.

Soarin’ Around the World
Feel the wind in your face during an airborne hang-gliding flight over the wonders of the world.

Soarin’ Over California
Glide above the Golden State’s natural and manmade wonders.

Toy Story Midway Mania!
Zip through an exhilarating 4D midway-style game starring Toy Story characters—and blast away!

Turtle Talk with Crush
Chat live with Crush, the totally tubular sea turtle from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.

Water Rides

Grizzly River Run
Embark on a thrilling whitewater raft adventure that splashes you down a roaring California river deep in the mountains.

Family Rides

Golden Zephyr
Soar high in the sky in a gleaming retro spaceship inspired by science fiction stories of the 1920s.

Goofy’s Sky School
Soar high—and learn to fly the Goofy way—on this coaster-style attraction.

Jessie’s Critter Carousel
Saddle up for a whimsical spin on Jessie’s favorite critter pals from her wild west adventures—yee-haw!

Jumpin’ Jellyfish
Float high into the sky above Paradise Bay aboard a colorful jellyfish before gently sinking back down to dry land.

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
Ride along aboard a tractor during a tow-tappin’ hoedown hosted by Mater from the Disney and Pixar film Cars.

Pixar Pal-A-Round – Swinging
Climb aboard for an exhilarating Ferris wheel adventure that swoops, swings, and slides—high above Pixar Pier.

Sorcerer’s Workshop
Discover how Disney animators bring some of your favorite characters to life through 2 amazing interactive experiences.

Other Attractions

Red Car Trolley
Hop aboard a charming vintage trolley for a scenic ride through Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land.

Animation Academy
Draw your very own character sketch under the guidance of a talented animator.

The Bakery Tour
hosted by Boudin Bakery
Go on a tasty tour of a real bakery and see how the world-famous San Francisco sourdough bread is made.

Games of Pixar Pier
Put your skills to the test at whimsical game booths along the Pixar Promenade.

Stage Shows

Frozen – Live at the Hyperion
This dazzling theatrical interpretation of the smash-hit animated feature tells the emotional and heartwarming adventures of royal sisters Anna and Elsa—live on stage. See beloved characters—including Kristoff, Sven and Olaf—perform unforgettable songs made famous in the film.

The 1-hour show stays true to the movie’s poignant story, while also presenting a unique take on the tale through elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and show-stopping production numbers.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!
The Guardians of the Galaxy are ready to party—with you! Gather around as Peter tries to get Gamora to crack a smile by playing his legendary mixtape. Help him out by showing off your own epic dance moves!

Shows & Parades
Nighttime Spectaculars

World Of Color

Thrill as graceful jets of water shoot into the air, lasers electrify the night and perfectly timed pyrotechnics explode in a blaze of brilliant color. Watch in wonder as water, fire, light and music weave together to celebrate the magic of Disney storytelling.

The astounding spectacle sweeps across the water, lighting up Paradise Gardens Park and dazzling your senses.

Relive the memories as scenes and music from beloved Disney and Pixar films―classics and new releases—are projected onto a grand fountain spraying 19,000-square-feet of water.

Don’t miss this unforgettable kaleidoscope of color and emotion. It’s the most impressive and fanciful nighttime spectacular Disney has ever produced!

Family Friendly
Duration 22 Minutes

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