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California Adventure

Disney California Adventure Park

Last updated: June 17, 2024

Overview

Disney California Adventure (DCA) opened in 2001 as the second theme park at the Disneyland Resort. Although DCA’s only a couple decades old, it’s already had two major changes and is in the middle of a third. The first remake was Cars Land, including the instant classic Radiator Springs Racers attraction, from Pixar’s Cars film franchise. The second update added the Incredibles-themed Incredicoaster roller coaster, the park’s largest attraction, to the back of the park. The third update, currently underway, is converting the front of the park to attractions themed around the Marvel Avengers franchise. The first major ride to open here was WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, with more to come.

Today's Park Information and Crowd Levels
Mon
Jun 17
7
Above Average
(7:30am) /
8am–10pm

Tue
Jun 18
7
Above Average

8am–10pm

Wed
Jun 19
7
Above Average
(7:30am) /
8am–10pm

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Park Rating
23,648 reader surveys
assessing its attractions
Attractions
66 total
1 closure Question Mark
Ticket Prices
$104-$194,
single-day, single-park, adult ticket
Address
1313 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim CA 92802
Phone Number
(714) 781-4636
When to Visit

Disney California Adventure is a quick walk from Disneyland. Because it’s so close, many families visit both parks on the same trip. DCA is host to almost 10 million visitors each year. With that many people, it’s easy to get caught up in long lines. Luckily, avoiding lines is what TouringPlans is all about!

We track wait times across Disney California Adventure every day all year round. And that’s important because DCA has special events almost every month of the year to boost attendance. Check the Crowd Calendar to see what wait times will be like on the day of your visit.

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California Adventure Waits In Line

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Special Events at Disney California Adventure

DCA hosts special events throughout the year. January has the conclusion of Festival of the Holidays and the start of the Lunar New Year Celebration, which runs into February. The park hosts its own Food & Wine Festival in March and April, then Grad Nights in May and June.

DCA celebrates Halloween throughout September and October with the Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party, as well as decorations, seasonal food, and special entertainment throughout the park.

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Planning Your Day

Disney California Adventure has some of the most popular attractions at the Disneyland Resort. By planning right, you can beat the crowds and save tons of time.

At TouringPlans we use data and math to make your vacation better.

See which California Adventure attractions are best for your family. We’ve collected over 100,000 guest surveys from every ride, show, and attraction in Disneyland. Results are organized by age group, so you can find the best things to do for your family.

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“The neon signs at night in Cars Land are great for family photos.”

Pamela P on September 23, 2019
What to See and Do

Disney California Adventure has some of the highest-rated rides in any Disney theme park:

Disney California Adventure’s Best Attractions:

Don’t miss DCA’s modern classics and family-friendly fun:

You’ll find Disney characters all around the park and at these attractions:

End you day at Disney California Adventure with the spectacular World of Color.

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Parades & Entertainment

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Lines are inevitable, but we can recommend the best times to visit each attraction in California Adventure. See sample wait times below.

Hourly View and Lightning Lane Return Times
Monday,
Jun 17, 2024
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June 17, 2024

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Dining

With fine dining offered at Disney California Adventure, you can enjoy a glass of wine, a mug of beer, or even a cocktail without having to exit the park.

DCA has two sit-down restaurants, both of them very good. If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxed dinner, try Wine Country Trattoria. And Carthay Circle Restaurant offers some of the finest dining in any theme park anywhere.

With over 30,000 restaurant ratings, we’re able to show you the best places to eat at DCA.

Disney California Adventure has dozens of quick service locations and snack stands. Some of the park’s top-rated quick services locations are:

  • Award Wieners (Hollywood Land) - Hot dogs are a thing at DCA, and Award Wieners has the best.
  • Pacific Wharf Cafe (Pacific Wharf) - Fresh soups and salads served in just-baked sourdough bowls, plus sandwiches.
  • Paradise Garden Grill (Paradise Gardens Park) - Tons of shaded seating and a jillion decorative lights, plus barbecued meats, pizza and beer. The name doesn’t lie, folks.

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