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Disney California Adventure Rides and Attractions

Updated on September 25, 2011

Disney California Adventure Rides and Attractions, Photos and Videos

Disney California Adventure Park is an adventure theme park in Anaheim, California. The sections of the theme park include Hollywood Pictures Backlot, A Bug's Land, Paradise Pier, Golden State Sunshine Plaza, and Disney Dining. This page has a list and photos of the rides and attractions at California Adventure, videos of The Tower of Terror and the magical World of Color show, and information about Disney's FastPass and fun PhotoPass.

Hollyowod Pictures Backlot

Monsters, Inc. Mike and & Sulley to the Rescue

Join the action as heroes race through Monstropolis to return Boo th her room.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (see photo at right)

Drop in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror if you dare! Take the elevator ride of your life with a frightening elevator drop.

Not a ride for children.

Disney's Aladdin Musical Spectacular

See genies dance, carpet soar and a whole lot more.

Playhouse Disney Live on Stage

Live performance. Dance and sing with your favorite Disney Characters.

Muppet Vision 3D

Watch Kermit and friends in 3D.

Turtle Talk with Crush

Animation Academy

Character Close-up

Sorcerer's Workshop

The Hollywood Backlot Stage

Disney Dining:

Award Wieners - Hot dogs and gourmet sausages

Schmoozies - Fruit smoothies

Studio Catering Co. - Nachos and beverages

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

A Bug's Land

Run rides and attractions for little kids.

It's Tough to be a Bug

A humorous 3D adventure.

Assistive listening devices available at guest relations.

This attraction may be frightening for some small children

Flix's Flyers

Hear you can soar through the sky in a hot air balloon made of leaves.

Francis' Ladybug Bookie

Take a spin on a ladybug's back.

Heimlich's Chew Chew Train

Ride along in search of caterpillar snacks.

Princess Dot Puddle Park

Splash around a gigantic faucet.

Ruck and Roll's Drive Em Buggies

Bump around under an umbrealla big top.

The Huge Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster at Disney California Adventure Park

The Huge Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster at Disney California Adventure Park
The Huge Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster at Disney California Adventure Park

California Screamin From The Front Seat - This was sooo fun! The best coaster I ever rode! The music you hear in the video is the music played through the spea

Paradise Pier

Toy Story Midway Mania

4D attraction

California Screamin (See photo at right)

Very high speed roller coaster.

Mickey's Fun Wheel

Spectacular Ferris Wheel.

Silly Symphony Swings

Boardwalk fun.

Golden Zephyr

Ride the spinning spaceships.

Kink Triton's Carousel

A whimsical carousel of sea creatures.

Jumpin' Jellyfish

Drop down through a colorful forest of kelp.

Games of the Boardwalk

Test your luck and skills with fun games.

World of Color

A magical Disney Show.

Check for showtimes.

Ariel's Grotto

Character dining featuring American-style favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Duffy the Disney Bear

Meet the newest member of the Disney Character family.

World Of Color Show

Golden State

Condor Flats

Soar and swoop like a Condor over famous California landmarks.

Grizzly river Run

Ride down a fun waterwater raft.

Be prepared to get splashed / wet.

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Scramble across rope and bridges, slide down logs and climb rocks and walls.

Walk Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar

A place where you can see the exciting changes in store California Adventure.

Mission Tortilla Factory

Take a behind-the-scenes look at tortilla production. Get a free fresh tortilla too.

The Bakery Tour

Watch as bakers create fresh bread before your eyes.

Disney Dining: (see photo at right)

Pacific Warf Cafe

Dine on salads, soups and breakfast.

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

Tacos, burritos, grilled chicken and other Mexican favorites

Pacific Wharf Distribution Co

Karl Strauss handcrafted beers.

Lucky Fortune Cookery

Stir-fry foods

Mendocino Terrace

Snacks and wine by the glass.

Wine Country Trattoria

Italian table service foods with Calirornia Wine Country influences.

Sonoma Terrace

World of Color picnics, beer and wine by the glass.

Taste Pilots' Grill

Chicken sandwiches, ribs, burgers, fires and drinks.

Example of Food Prices

Example of Food Prices
Example of Food Prices

Have you ever been to Disney California Adventure Theme Park?

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101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland

101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland: An Unauthorized Look At The Little Touches And Inside Jokes
101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland: An Unauthorized Look At The Little Touches And Inside Jokes

You have probably heard a few "interesting facts" about Disneyland over the years. Perhaps you've heard that Walt Disney kept an apartment on Main Street? Or that there is a secret, members-only club in New Orleans Square? It's all true... but these are only two of the interesting facts pointed out in "101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland." Many of the stories here deal with more obscure, yet equally interesting, histories of Disneyland. In fact, the majority of the material comes straight from interviews with the Imagineers who helped to build, maintain, and revitalize Disneyland. The book pays special attention to the inside jokes and hidden references to Disneyland’s past.


The Disneyland Encyclopedia

The Disneyland® Encyclopedia: The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Event in the Original Magic Kingdom®
The Disneyland® Encyclopedia: The Unofficial, Unauthorized, and Unprecedented History of Every Land, Attraction, Restaurant, Shop, and Event in the Original Magic Kingdom®

Spanning the entire history of the park, from its founding more than 50 years ago to the present, this fascinating book profiles 500 attractions, restaurants, stores, events, and significant people from the history of Disneyland. Each of the main entries in the book examines in detail the history of a Disneyland landmark, including how many of the most popular attractions went through several incarnations before becoming what they are today, Tomorrowland’s Hall of Chemistry and Hall of Aluminum were transformed into the groundbreaking Adventure Thru Inner Space in 1967, and then became the popular ride Star Tours 20 years later. Read about unbuilt concepts, including Rock Candy Mountain and Chinatown, and delight in fascinating trivia about the park, such as ride statistics and attendance records. With a daily list of events, openings, and closings in the park's history, a yearly summary of attractions that came and went, simple and clear maps that correspond to the book’s 500 entries, and sidebars with additional information on each ride, this is a comprehensive and entertaining book overflowing with detail on the most-renovated, most-loved, and most-visited theme park in the world.


Another View from Disney's California Adventure

Another View from Disney's California Adventure
Another View from Disney's California Adventure

Sunshine Plaza

Baker's Field Backery

Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream (Hosted by Dreyer's)

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Disney's FastPass

Use your Disney FastPass to cut the wait time in lines.

Just insert your park ticket into the FastPass kiosk located at the front of most rides. You'll receive a FastPass ticket with a time on it of when you should return to the ride. Come back during your return time and hop on the attraction with little or no waiting. The FastPass is free.

Disney's PhotoPass

Get a Disney's PhotoPass Card from any Disney Photographer around the park. Give your card to photographers that are stationed all over the park and load your PhotoPass up with pictures. You can visit to view, share and order your

Disney's PhotoPass photos. You can also create fun keepsakes. You photos will be available online for 30 days.

Wear shoes that are comfortable to do a lot of walking in.

Bring your own food if you don't want to pay the high food prices inside the park. They have a picnic area that you can eat at.

Check eBay for cheaper ticket prices. We bought 2 tickets for the price of one through eBay.

Note where you parked your car and the section you parked it in unless you want to spend hours looking for it at the end of the day.

Designate a spot to meet up at in case you get separated. Its a large park with a lot of people and big crowds.

Use the FastPasses. It's free and it cuts down on a lot of waiting in lines.

Grab a free park map upon entry.

Exit at Disney California Adventure

Exit at Disney California Adventure
Exit at Disney California Adventure

Disney Products From Amazon


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      5 years ago

      Cool lens!

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      7 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: It opened in 2001 so you must be thinking of Disneyland not Disney's California Adventure.

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      7 years ago

      I went when I was 7- about 33 years ago -:)

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      7 years ago

      Did you go on California Soaring, my favorite ride at California Adventure? Tour the San Francisco sourdough bread factory and try a free sample? Tour the tortilla factory and eat a free sample? My family and I love it at Disneyland resort.


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