Fodor's Expert Review Disney California Adventure

Disneyland Resort Amusement Park/Water Park Fodor's Choice

The sprawling Disney California Adventure, adjacent to Disneyland (their entrances face each other), pays tribute to the Golden State with multiple 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, but there is a single rider line to experience the thrills quicker). Other popular attractions include the World of Color, a nighttime water-effects show and Toy Story Midway 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 Pixar Pal-A-Round, a giant Ferris wheel on the... READ MORE

The sprawling Disney California Adventure, adjacent to Disneyland (their entrances face each other), pays tribute to the Golden State with multiple 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, but there is a single rider line to experience the thrills quicker). Other popular attractions include the World of Color, a nighttime water-effects show and Toy Story Midway 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 Pixar Pal-A-Round, a giant Ferris wheel on the Pixar Pier. 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. Some rides have a minimum height limit of 40 inches. Opened in 2021, the Avengers Campus is a land for a new generation of superheroes, focusing on the characters of the Marvel Cinemetic Universe. On Web-Slingers: A Spider-man Adventure, guests of all ages can help wrangle Spider-bots while wearing 3-D glasses; the free-falling Guardians of the Galaxy–-Mission: BREAKOUT! is more for teens and adults.

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Quick Facts

1313 S. Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, California  92802, USA

714-781–4636

disneyland.disney.go.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: From $97; parking $20

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