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Disney California Adventure Park Guide for 2024

Disney California Adventure is a fun and exciting place to explore. From thrilling attractions to delicious dining options, it has something for everyone! There are several key areas around the park that guests should make sure to check out during their visit.

Disney California Adventure Park Guide

Anyone who is planning a trip to Disney California Adventure will want to make sure that they understand everything there is to know about the park before they go.

That is why we created this Disney California Adventure planning guide to help make sure you are prepared!

2024 Disney California Adventure Map

Disney California Adventure is divided into 8 different areas, each with its own restaurants, rides and attractions.

Buena Vista Street

Buena Vista Street is where the fun starts. Guests will find plenty of places to shop and eat in this area of the park.

Mike & Sulley Ride

Hollywood Land

The Hollywood Land area features plenty of entertainment for all ages.

Guests can do everything from learning to draw at Animators Academy to going on an adventure with Sully & Mike in search of Boo or visit with Crush from Finding Nemo.

Avengers Campus

Avengers Campus is the newest addition to Disney California Adventure. Home to attractions like Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission Break Out and The Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure.

This area of the park is filled with Marvel fun and lots of character meet-and-greet opportunities!

Cars Land Sign

Cars Land

If you love the animated Pixar trilogy, Cars, then you are going to love Cars Land in Disney California Adventure.

Cozy Cone Motel
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This part of the park is built to look like Radiator Springs.

Radiator Springs in Cars Land
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Guests can take a spin around Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, race down Highway 66 on Radiator Springs Racers and check out places like the Cozy Cone Motel for some delicious treats!

Pacific Wharf

Pacific Wharf has plenty of places to grab a bite to eat.

This area of the park is home to restaurants and cafes such as Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, Lucky Fortune Cookery, and Pacific Wharf Cafe.

Mickey Mouse Sourdough Bread in Disneyland

You can even take a Bakery Tour or Boudin Bakery and taste their famous sourdough bread.

Pixar Pier in California
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Paradise Pier

Paradise Pier is a great place for families with young children.

Disneyland Critter Carousel

In this part of California Adventure guests can enjoy rides themed on Pixar movies like Toy Story, Inside Out and Incredibles.

Incredicoaster in California Adventure

One of the most popular rides is Incredicoaster which takes guests on a search for Jack-Jack.

Paradise Gardens Park

Paradise Gardens Park in California Adventure is full of fun rides and activities.

Under The Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid Ride

Guests can visit the underworld of Ariel on The Little Mermaid- Ariel’s Undersea Adventure or take an adventurous ride at Goofy’s Sky School.

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly Peak is one of the main highlights of Disney California Adventure.

Here, visitors can experience the incredible Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, ride the Grizzly River Run raft ride and take a trip around California on Soarin’.

Genie+ System at Disney

Disney California Adventure Park Genie+ Lightning Lane Rides

If you want to get the most out of your time at the park, you should consider purchasing Disneyland Genie+.

For those unfamiliar with the Disneyland Genie+ system, there is a way for you to “Jump the line” for various rides & attractions with the use of Lightning Lane.

Disney Genie+ service is available for around $20 per ticket per day.

Individual Purchase for Lightning Lane Entrance

  • Radiator Springs Racers

Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrances

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoaster
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Soarin’ Over California
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure

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No matter what your age, Disney California Adventure has something for everyone! From thrilling rides to interactive experiences and delicious dining options, it’s the perfect place to explore with family and friends.

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