Orange County and Catalina Island Travel Guide

Orange County and Catalina Island Sights

Disney California Adventure

  • 1313 S. Disneyland Dr. Map It
  • Anaheim
  • Amusement Park/Water Park
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The sprawling Disney California Adventure, adjacent to Disneyland (their entrances face each other), pays tribute to the Golden State with eight theme areas that re-create vintage architectural styles and embrace several hit Pixar films via engaging attractions. Visitors enter through the art deco–style Buena Vista Street, past shops and a helpful information booth that advises wait times on attractions. The 12-acre Cars Land features Radiator Springs Racers, a speedy trip in six-passenger speedsters through scenes featured in the blockbuster hit. (FASTPASS tickets for the ride run out early most days.) Other popular attractions include World of Color, a nighttime water-effects show, and Toy Story Mania!, an interactive adventure ride hosted by Woody and Buzz Lightyear. At night the park takes on neon hues as glowing signs light up Route 66 in Cars Land and Mickey's Fun Wheel, a giant Ferris wheel on the Paradise Pier. Unlike at Disneyland, cocktails, beer, and wine are available; craft beers and premium wines from California are poured. Live nightly entertainment also features a 1930s jazz troupe that arrives in a vintage jalopy.

Sight Information


1313 S. Disneyland Dr., between Ball Rd. and Katella Ave., Anaheim, California, 92802, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $95–$119; parking $18

Published 07/06/2016


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