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Disney California Adventure Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Disney California Adventure are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Friday, January 11, 2019 18:10

Take a look through our alphabetical dictionary below. Are there any of these terms you didn't know or hadn't heard? Which ones do you suspect would confuse your friends?

Sunday, December 23, 2018 06:42

Let's have a Universal/Disney showdown to determine which park has built THE best Marvel ride.

Monday, December 17, 2018 06:06

For Imagineering fans, the only thing more amazing than watching one of Disney's Animatronic marvels work is catching one when it doesn't.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 03:50

THEME PARK TOURIST'S IN-DEPTH COLLECTION LIBRARY: For years, Theme Park Tourist has been building collections of in-depth entries on some of the world's most well-known rides and attractions. The secret attraction histories Disney and Universal don't want you to know? They're here in our full (and ever-expanding) collections of detailed explorations, yours to explore: Lost Legends, Disaster Files, Modern Marvels, and Possibilitylands.

Sunday, December 09, 2018 05:06

There's no place like the merriest place on Earth for the holidays.

Frozen: Live at the Hyperion
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 06:55

Frozen Fever seems to be cooling...

Monday, November 12, 2018 05:56

60,000 people per day visit Magic Kingdom, and at some point, you're likely to end up at the back of a line behind many of them. That’s when capacity matters.

Maxpass: The New Fastpass
Saturday, October 27, 2018 04:33

In the 1990s, Disney introduced a revolutionary new system to make guests’ theme park visits even more magical: Fastpass. The Fastpass system let guess reserve a spot in line and enjoy other park offerings until an assigned time when they could return to their original attraction and skip a large portion of the line. The Fastpass system was revolutionary; it spawned many similar systems in parks around the world. Even Disney’s original system has evolved in the past 20 years. Walt Disney World’s Fastpass+ moved Fastpass into the digital era, taking the entire system onto the smartphone.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 07:40

Which attractions do you think will fall into the five largest showbuildings on our list? Any guesses at number one?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 03:34

EDITORIAL: Back when Disneyland opened, it represented a revolutionary new way to entertain guests. Among Walt's edicts: his park wouldn't sell peanuts, gum, cotton candy, or ice cream bars; it would charge an entry fee; it would be built by filmmakers, not carnies... And – according to some, most important of all – it wouldn't serve alcohol. That's about to change. Will it destroy Disneyland...?

Sunday, September 16, 2018 22:12

Today, we'll take a look at some of the animatronic figures you can find at Disney and Universal Parks without being on a ride...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 07:00

These lands just don't seem to "fit" somehow...

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