Disney California Adventure® Park

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Disney California Adventure® Park showing rides and signage

Disneyland® Park’s neighbor is a celebration of all things California, and gives guests the chance to experience the newest generations of Disney characters and magic.

Disney California Adventure® Park opened in 2001, right next door to the original Disneyland® Park in Anaheim, Orange County. Years in the making, the 27-hectare (67-acre) park was created to reflect the hope and optimism which drew a young Walt Disney to California in the 1920s, and to create a new canvas on which to present Disney’s latest creations. The Park features thrill rides, state-of-the-art shows, and attractions that are often culturally rich and educational. And fun is never far away!


The Park is arranged around eight themed areas. Begin your adventure in Buena Vista Street, an art deco and Spanish Mission-style tribute to the dynamic and youthful city of Los Angeles where Walt Disney first began to spin his dreams into reality. In the Condor Flats district, fly high above the Golden State on the Soarin’™ Over California experience. Back on the ground, Grizzly Peak offers the kind of white-water and zip-line adventures usually found in the faraway mountains of the state.

Get close to the latest Disney superstars in Hollywood Land before stepping inside The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. See the world from an insect’s point of view in “a bug’s land” where little ones will squeal with delight aboard Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train. 


Cool off by the waterside at Pacific Wharf, which celebrates the rich and varied world of Californian cuisine and wine. Dive beneath the waves with the cast of The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Paradise Pier® and then experience the incredible G-force fun on the famous California Screamin’ roller coaster. 


Shift into high gear in a Radiator Springs racers, in Cars Land, then refuel at Flo’s V8 Café. As the sun sets, head to Paradise Bay and marvel as the night sky lights up to the World of Color water, music and light spectacular.

Catch a good night’s sleep at one of the three Disneyland® Resort hotels, then head back the next day for even more California adventures, or explore the adjacent Disneyland® Park and the Downtown Disney® District Entertainment, Shopping and Dining District.

Disney California Adventure® Park is situated 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Los Angeles. There is a pay parking lot and various public transportation options service the Park.

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Hilton Anaheim
Hilton Anaheim
4 out of 5
777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA
This family-friendly Anaheim hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Disney California Adventure® Park, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and Honda Center. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (3,367 reviews)
"We stayed here during a trip to Disneyland. The staff was super friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Hilton Anaheim
Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
2.5 out of 5
1110 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA
Located in Anaheim Resort, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Downtown Disney® District, Anaheim Convention Center, and Disney California Adventure® Park. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,792 reviews)
"It was a nice place to stay and a quick walk to Disneyland. The only thing I didn't like was that when someone was in the room next to us that had a connecting door between room, we could hear each others conversations quite clearly."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA
This family-friendly Anaheim hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Anaheim Global Medical Center and Downtown Disney® District. Disney ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (4,675 reviews)
"Spacious rooms. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
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Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA
The price is $113 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Hilton Anaheim
Hilton Anaheim
4 out of 5
777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA
The price is $131 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
2.5 out of 5
1110 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA
The price is $139 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn
Hotel Lulu, BW Premier Collection
Hotel Lulu, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
1850 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
The price is $114 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
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Hyatt Regency Orange County
Hyatt Regency Orange County
4 out of 5
11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA
The price is $134 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Anaheim Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
700 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA
The price is $146 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA
The price is $535 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground
2.5 out of 5
1380 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
The price is $175 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground
Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
631 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA
The price is $129 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
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