Just like Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure has so many amazing things to offer and some amazing theming! Here you can see almost all of what the great state of California has to offer in one amazing location. There is something for everyone, kids and kids at heart, to enjoy. Here are 10 reasons to love Disney’s California Adventure!
Cars Land – Here you will be transported into the world of Cars. The attention to detail in this part of the park is amazing! You can shop for souvenirs at shops like Sarge’s Surplus Hut and Ramon’s Body Art. You can fuel up at Flo’s V8 Café or the Cozy Cone Motel, or top off your tank at Filmore’s Taste In. Stars from the Cars films Mater, Red, and Lightning McQueen also rotate throughout the day to take photos with fans. What draws most people in, though, are the rides. You can go tractor tipping with Mater at Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree or race through Radiator Springs on Radiator Springs Racers. The theming of Racers is amazing – be sure to check out the little touches while you’re in line.
Bugs Land – Just like Cars Land, Bugs Land is amazingly themed. You will shrink down to the size of a bug – well it will feel like you did. The area amazing little touches all throughout the land that are amazing, and you will find something new every time you’re here. You can journey into the sky on Flik’s Flyers, go for a spin with Francis or a drive with Tuck and Roll, or ride on Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train through a world of GIANT food.
Grizzly River Run – If you’re looking to cool off this rapid type ride will definitely do the trick. I personally love water rides, and if you do, too, you should check this one out. The line is usually quite short in the morning, so if you don’t a morning soaking you should get in line first thing after getting your World of Color Fastpass (which can be found right next to this ride.) I personally like to do water rides in the morning because the wet clothes will keep me cool for a while, until they dry, as it gets hotter outside.
Mickey’s Fun Wheel – This is more than just a Ferris wheel, there are some cars that slide on a track as the wheel moves. Don’t worry, there are stationary ones, too. Boarding the fun wheel gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire park!
Toy Story Mania – This 3D game is just as popular here as it is at Disney World. Become an honorary toy and play midway style games! Before you board you can converse with an interactive Mr. Potato Head.
Monster’s Inc. Mickey and Sully to the Rescue – This ride brings you into the Monster world and takes you through the story of Monster’s Inc. See all of your favorite characters on this dark ride. The theming in the line is great too. Be sure to check out the vending machine.
Animation Academy Building – This building has a lot to offer. It’s a great place to get away from the California heat, there’s lots of space to sit down for a few minutes. You can also meet Anna and Elsa, have a chat with Crush, learn about how characters come to life at the Sorcerer’s Workshop, or learn how to draw your favorite characters at the Animation Academy.
Princess Dot Puddle Park – We’ve already mentioned Bugs Land, but this splash zone deserves a spot of its own. The puddle park provides little ones that are too small for water rides with a spot to both cool down and burn off some energy. But have no fear, you don’t have to be a child to cool off here. I enjoyed some time in the puddle park with my son on our last trip. The water is unpredictable, so you never know where you’re going to get hit from. The theming of land is also carried over here.
Carabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream – Located in the same building as the Starbucks is a great ice cream shop. Here you can get hand dipped ice cream with toppings of your choice. But our favorite thing to get here is the Mickey Pants Sink Sundae! Get a cool treat and a souvenir all in one.
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – Anywhere that provides a place for kids to run around for a while is good in my book. And this is exactly what the Challenge Trail does. Here kids and adults alike can traverse and climb cargo nets, crawl through a tire tunnel, rock climb, slide on a tire/zip-line, and learn about National Parks and animals. You can also complete activities to become a Senior Wilderness Explorer and meet Russel from Up!
Bonus: The entrance to California Adventure is directly across from that of Disneyland which allows for easy Park Hopping!
Did we miss anything? Why do you love Disney’s California Adventure? Let us know in the comments.
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