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California Adventure - Grand Opening 08-FEB-2001
Spend a whole day here on more thrill rides, screaming roller-coasters, street shows
3D-Animation movies and the very unique Animation Station which is quickly becoming
the most popular center in the park.
A Bugs Land - New section opened Oct-2002 with several
kiddie and rides and the scarry bugs life- 3D animation movie.
This all new 55-acre theme park is now open adjacent to Disneyland. The $1.4 billion facility
is a huge expansion to Disneyland Resort - the new title for Disney's Anaheim complex.
This park follows after same Disney recipe for the other famous theme parks with a lot
of colorful decorations, sound, characters, and attractions for all age groups. To this it
mixes in a good friendly dose of California culture and style. Looking around you can see that
they still have a lot of space to expand into.
For The Youngsters:
For parents with little children,
we recommend A Bug's Land and the playground areas(2). Also be sure to head over to Hollywood
Back Log to see Goofy's beach party and the Animation Station. Also see the Muppets 3D-movie.
A Bugs Land - Meet Flik, Atta and other characters from It's A Bugs Life
Reedwood Creek - Meet Koda, Kenai and other characters from Brother Bear
Hollywood Backlot - Frequent encounters can happen here with major Disney characters.
For The Big Kids:
An absolute must is California
Screamer - which is probably the best roller-coaster Disney has ever set up. There are
several other big kid scream rides nearby in the Paradise Pier area of the park. You will also
enjoy both of the 3D animation movies. Finally, go lose yourself in the big games arcade area.
FastPass Thrill Rides - Fastpass service available for California Screamin',
Grizzly River Run, Mulholland Madness, Soarin' Over California and The Tower of Terror.
For The Mature Kids:
Definitely goto Animation Station
and then Golden Dreams movie. There are several nice restaurants to choose from. Finally
take a romantic ride on the Carousel.
Main entryway with visiting entertainers and gift shops selling toys and candy.
That trademark golden gate bridge is an actual bridge for the Disneyland Monorail passing
Burr-bank Ice Cream Parlor - Deserts
Baker's Fiels Bakery - Deserts
Engine-Ear Toys - Giftshop
Greetings from California - Giftshop
A Bug's Land
Newly opened section (Oct-2002) that is especially great for little kids including mini thrill
rides and the scarry bugs life- 3D animation movie.
Here children and parents can experience the world from the perspective of a tiny sized bug.
It's Tough to be a Bug - 3D Animated Movie
This is one of
the best features in the park! Be forewarned, even though its intended for youngsters and very
funny, the 3D special effects are a bit scarry.
Children's Mini-Thrill Rides
Ugly Bug Ball - Outdoor stage show for youngsters - Learn a whole
bunch of bug dance steps and hip-hop songs.
Flik's Flyers - Mini-thrill ride for youngsters - If ants
could fly this miniaturized hot-air balloon is how they would do it.
Francis Ladybug Boogie - Mini-thrill ride for youngsters -
Ever wonder what it is like to spin around and dance with a ladybug?
Heimlech's Chew Chew Train - Mini-thrill ride for youngsters -
especially for those who like to ride trains. However this one train is really a very hungry caterpillar.
Tuck and Roll's Drivem Buggies - Bumber car ride for youngsters -
Princess Dot Puddle Park - Interactive water playground -
Get wet and cool off on a hot summer's day.
Bountiful Valley Farm - A live tribute to the California heartland includes
the Irrigation Station splash zone.
Located at the far opposite end of the park and more to their best selection of major
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Soarin' Over California
One of the best family theater attractions ever made, every seat is elevated upto a giant movie screen
for a front row wide-screen movie experience that seems very real. [FastPass]
Golden Dreams - Whoopy Goldberg
narrates this documentary short about the people and culture of California.
Condor Flats - Thrill Ride takes you
soaring over California
Golden Vine Winery - Miniature working
California grape winery and restaurant. Robert Mondavi gives a special
presentation about the seasons of the vine. The restaurant offers a elegant
dining setting and fine cuisine.
Grizzley River Run - Water Flume Thrill Ride -
Guaranteed to get all riders very wet.
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail - Large
children's playground area and outdoor recreation challenges. Keep your
eyes open for the wondering Indian storyteller.
Mission Tortilla Factory - Working factory and
eatery located on Pacific Wharf
The Boudin Bakery - Working bakery and
eatery located on Pacific Wharf
Pacific Wharf Eateries - Features a
cafe, Mexican grill and Chinese fast food.
Shows, Parades and Street Theater
Pacific Wharf Stage
Look for a major live musical performances here later in the day - especially on weekends.
Disney's Electrical Parade
This famous production happens every evening at 8:45.
Dozens of beautifully lighted floats, performers and famous Disney characters
dance down the center of the park a brilliant display of glitter.
Aladdin - Musical Spectacular
Hyperion Theater - Hollywood Pictures Backlot
This thrilling stage show lets you experience the mystery and magic of Disney's animation classic Aladdin.
Disney Playhouse - Live on Stage
Playhouse Disney Stage - Hollywood Pictures Backlot
Great for little kids - This interactive stage show features Bear in the Big Blue House, JoJo, Stanley and
other Playhouse Disney characters.
Drawn to Animation
Disney Animation - Hollywood Pictures Backlot
In this fun education feature - Disney Animators take you the various steps of how to create an animated feature.
D.U.H. - Department of Untapped Hilarity
Street Show - Hollywood Backlot Stage
Improve comedy group create comic mayhem daily on the streets of Hollywood.
The Magic of Brother Bear - Totem Ceremony
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Meet the stars of Disney's Brother Bear for a fun magical ceremony in the Redwood Creek playground area.
The Ugly Bug Ball
A Bug's Land Stage
A great opportunity for the little kids to learn the latest bug dances from the starring characters of
It's a Bugs Life.