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Disney California Adventure

Key information

Anaheim, California, USA

Opening date: 
Feb 8, 2001

The Walt Disney Company

Official website:
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Disney California Adventure is located in Anaheim, California, and is part of the Disneyland Resort. Designed to celebrate the culture and history of California, the park features seven main themed areas - Buena Vista Street, A Bug's Land, Cars Land, Grizzly Peak, Hollywood Land, Pacific Wharf and Paradise Pier.

History: Disney had long planned to build a second theme park in California, with a west coast version of Epcot (dubbed WestCOT) announced as far back as 1991. In the end, that project was cancelled and Disney California Adventure was built instead, with construction beginning in 1998 on the site of the former Disneyland car park. When it opened in 2001, the park was heavily criticized both for its theme and for its lack of major attractions. Since then, Disney has installed the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Toy Story Midway Mania to the park, and recently completed a major construction program that added new attractions, a new land (Cars Land) and a spectacular evening show, World of Color.

Top Rides and Shows:

Radiator Springs Racers
Your rating: None (494 votes)
4 reviews
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Your rating: None (287 votes)
1 review
Grizzly River Run
Your rating: None (155 votes)
1 review
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Your rating: None (46 votes)
0 reviews
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Your rating: None (110 votes)
1 review

Top Restaurants:

Flo's V8 Café
Your rating: None (223 votes)
0 reviews
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Your rating: None (195 votes)
0 reviews
Bayside Brews
Your rating: None (48 votes)
0 reviews
Wine Country Trattoria at the Golden Vine Winery
Your rating: None (172 votes)
0 reviews
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
Your rating: None (246 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Disney California Adventure.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Disney California Adventure.

Latest News:

We know quite a bit more now about the new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction coming later this year..

It looks like a big development in regards to this project may be coming soon…

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