Disney California Adventure Park
Anaheim CA 92802
- Mon: 8am-10pm
- Tue: 8am-10pm
- Wed: 8am-10pm
- Thu: 8am-10pm
- Fri: 8am-10pm
- Sat: 8am-10pm
- Sun: 9am-10pm
Disney California Adventure has only been on the scene since 2001. However, its dedication to extending Disneyland Park's spirit of escapism makes it feel like Walt Disney himself had a hand in its creation. It's a must-visit for anyone that has even the smallest spot in their heart reserved for a little Disney magic.
Three Must See Attractions at Disney California Adventure
Cars Land faithfully recreates the film's American Southwest environment through rides and attractions. The Twilight Zone-themed Tower of Terror is an exciting thrill ride with a spooky atmosphere. World of Color's dramatic water and fire-based effects are a great show to see at day's end.
Where to Stay near Disney California Adventure
The three hotels at Disneyland Resort offer convenience for a price. Its flagship venue, Grand Californian Hotel, also offers luxury. More than a dozen cost-effective hotels, including chains like Marriott, are within 3 blocks of the park.
Best and Worst Time to Go to Disney California Adventure
If you go in March, you'll dodge most of the spring break crowd and have a chance to enjoy Southern California's springtime weather. The Saturday summertime crowds are especially tough to deal with in August.
Discounts at Disney California Adventure
Discounts for non-Southern California residents are a rarity. However, U.S. Military members can enjoy park and resort hotel discounts except during the Halloween-Christmas season.
Food at Disney California Adventure
Most meals will put you back about $15 to $25 per person. Carthay Circle offers an in-the-park upscale dining experience if you're without kids and budgetary restrictions.
Parking at Disney California Adventure
Parking will set you back about $20. The multi-level lot is ample, so you won't struggle to find a spot.
Transportation Alternatives to Disney California Adventure
Most hotels within a few blocks of the park have shuttle services for a fee. You can also buy a one-day pass to ride the Anaheim Resort Transport if you're close to the park.
Rich Manning is a freelance writer based in Orange County, CA. He's been writing about food, drink, and lifestyle in Southern California for over ten years.