1313 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA | Directions 9280233.815351 -117.925119
The crown jewel of Disneyland Resort's billion-dollar expansion salutes all things Californian. – In Short
Imagine typical California experiences condensed to 55 acres. In the caricatured Hollywood Pictures Backlot, get your 15 minutes of fame on Superstar Limo. Or make like a rafter on the Golden State's six-minute Grizzly River Run, which winds around a mammoth, bear-shaped mountain. California Screamin', a looping coaster, is the centerpiece of the beach-side amusement-themed Paradise Pier. Though the park is considerably smaller than Disneyland's 85 acres, admission costs the same at both.
Great Job DCA!! – Yes,I am a season passholder,and no,I don't do pin trading. To those who gave bad reviews-you don't know what you're talking about.This park has tons to do-Soarin',Screamin',Muppets 3D, a Bug's Land,The Pier,Golden Dreams,the Hyperion Theatre,Millionare Play-It,River Rapids, and they even have a huge forest play area for the smallest ones.
The food is fantastic- and you can split things to make it cheaper. Kids are cheap at $2-$4 per meal. There are some really great reastaurants- likeStoryteller's cafe in the DCA Hotel.Theres lots more to come in thefuture- it wasn't supposed to be another disneyland and I'm glad it isn't.As far as admission goes- $43 is a little steep for one park, but then again so is $45 for Disneyland!!Buy the season pass- you only have to go 4 times per year for it to pay for itself. For those that don't come that often, check the internet for deals.
California Adventure is a fun park. There is not too much for the little ones to do but the older kids will love it. Soarin over California is the best ride there. You can smell the oranges over the orange groves, and feel the cold over the snowcapped mountains. The muppets in 3d was also fun. The electrical parade is just as great as it was in disneyland. Compared to disneyland, the lines are quite short.
What happened to my money? – I did not like Disney California Adventure mainly because of pricing. Why do I have to pay $43 to see a park half as small and not as entertaining? The rides aren't that great, except for Soaring Over California. It's not worth the money until they expand. The rides at the original park are a lot better and there are more of them.
Fire Michael Eisner – Well, I'm sure the ones on here giving DCA a "10" are the ones who are there every weekend with their passes, wearing those overhyped and overpriced pieces of tin, otherwise known as "Pin Traders"-is there ANYTHING Disney won't do to suck the $$ from us? I'm sure Walt would have never have taken the prices to this extreme, and have wanering photographers in the park-is there ANYTHING MICHAEL IESNER WON'T DO FOR CASH?
As far as the park goes, its alright, but the BEST is THEY SELL BEER!! AS far as the rides go, they're about Knotts Berry Farm Quality. Sad, isnt it?
Great Addition to Disneyland! – I have been to Disneyland many times, and each time I go I get more and more bored. California Adventure was definitely something Disneyland needed. It doesn't have many kids rides, but they have a really neat roller coaster (something Disneyland doesn't have), and a neat ride where you soar over California. With the Park Hopper pass, you can now feel like you get your money's worth by going back and forth between parks.
little to do for little people – Two little girls with little to do. There just
wasn't enough eye candy or rides on which
my little ones could go on here. The only real
enjoyment they got was running around in some of the water play areas and the Electric Light
Parade (which has always shined). If you have
small children, go across the plaza to Disneyland
instead or head south to Lego Land.
An Adventure All Right! – I had the worst time at California Adventure. First of all there are not many rides, and the rides that were of interest were not functioning. I rode the roller coaster over and over again just to feel as if I got something for my money. We waited all day for the wayer rapids ride and while in line they closed it do do " not enough water"!!! Have you ever heard of such a thing, not enough weater for the water ride. It was so horrible, I will NEVER return! There were too many restaurants and not enough activities/rides.
Fun, but Overpriced – There simply aren't enough rides. I know money ran short towards the end of construction, and I also know that there are plans to expand the park in the future. But for now, they can't justify charging as much as they do for Disneyland with such limited attractions. Also, the lack of mature trees in this new park creates a big problem in summer -- no shade. This is especially bad when it's over 100 degrees outside.
Regardless of whatever promotions they market to try and entice you to come here during the dog days of August, don't do it.
On the positive side, the rides they do have are a lot of fun (Hollywood Limo excluded). Soarin Over California is a wonderful experience for all ages. The rollercoaster blows anything at Disneyland out of the water. The Maliboomer is intense. The bees are fun, too.
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