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Disney California Adventure

Anaheim, California

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Disney California Adventure Park is the second gate at the Disneyland Resort. Added in 2001 the park was designed by Walt Disney Imagineering to capture the beauty and allure of California through the recreation of various aspects of the state's culture and landmarks.

Disney California Adventure is divided into eight themed areas surrounding a central hub. Upon arrival at the park guests pass through the main entrance that resembles the Pan-Pacific Auditorium and enter Buena Vista Street. Borrowing its name from the same street where the Walt Disney Studios resides, the area is designed to recreate Los Angeles from the 1920s, just as Walt Disney would have experienced when he first arrived in California.

At the end of Buena Vista Street is the central hub of the park with the iconic attraction being a recreation of the Carthay Circle Theater, the location of the Hollywood premiere of Disney's first animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.

Spanning out from the central hub are seven additional themed areas – Hollywood Land, Condor Flats, Bugs Land, Grizzly Peak, Pacific Wharf, Paradise Pier and the newest addition, Cars Land.

Popular attractions at Disney California Adventure include the Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sullly to the Rescue in Hollywood Land, It's Tough to be a Bug 3D film in A Bug's Land, Soarin' Around the World and Grizzly River Run in Grizzly Peak and Toy Story Midway Mania, California Screamin', Mickey's Fun Wheel and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventures, all found on the Paradise Pier.

Cars Land is the newest area to be added to Disney California Adventure. This 12-acre area debuted in June 2012 as the final piece of a more than $1-billion re-tooling and expansion of the original theme park. Cars Land features three rides including the park's signature attraction – Radiator Springs Racers – a combination dark ride and Cars themed thrill ride that is the most expensive theme park attraction ever built.

Disney California Adventure is also known for exceptional entertainment. A number of strolling acts and musicians can be found throughout the park during the day. On most afternoons your favorite Disney-Pixar characters perform on the parade route in the Pixar Play Parade. In Hollywood Land the 2,000-seat Hyperion Theater presents the theatrical production Frozen – Live and nearby younger children will be entertained by Disney Junior: Live on Stage. On most nights Paradise Bay becomes the stage for an elaborate nighttime water and light show – Disney's World of Color.

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Park Information

Park type: Theme Park
Opening year: 2001
Park size: 67 acres
Roller Coasters: 2
See: Disney California Adventure Roller Coasters

2018 Ticket Prices

Admission: Pay-One-Price
Adult: $97 – $135 Buy Now
Child (age 3–9): $91 – $127 Buy Now

Ticket prices do not include tax if applicable.

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Operating Season

Open Daily Year-Round

Park Location

1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802

Phone: (714) 781-4565

Map & Directions

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