10 Ways to Have the Time of Your Life at Disney’s California Adventure
This Summer Disney California Adventure is absolutely brimming with must-try magical experiences. For those considering a Summer visit to the parks, we’ve got 10 awesome reasons to spend at least a day at DCA!
Soarin’ Over California
Back by popular demand, this epic, aerial adventure has returned to Disney California Adventure through August 31! This virtual, immersive experience celebrates the beauty and wonder of the Golden State – from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the crashing waves in Malibu.
Tale of the Lion King
Watch the beloved characters, storylines and music of “The Lion King” come to life with this imaginative new adaptation. This outdoor musical production features a cast of 18 performers who weave this timeless tale through language, song and dance. The festive celebration of “Tale of The Lion King” will be presented for a limited time.
Have your autograph books and cameras at the ready as Nancy Clancy the high-spirited young girl from Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Fancy Nancy,” is now on hand to meet guests. You’ll find her just outside the “Disney Junior Dance Party!” in Hollywood Land.
This re-imagined are of California Adventure celebrates it’s 1st birthday the end of June. You’ll love this whimsical new land where Pixar stories and characters are brought to love. A few of the newest experiences here include:
- Jessie’s Critter Carousel, the giant toy carousel starring Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl and a friendly bunch of desert critters inspired by the “Toy Story” films. Hop on and yell “giddyup!” from the saddle of a whimsical snake, armadillo, turtle, bunny or other critters from the world of Woody’s Roundup.
- Bo Peep, from Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” can be found making special appearances along Pixar Pier. Also, Forky, the adorable disposable spork from the new film, can be spotted near the entrance of the pier.
- Opening later this month, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind is a newly reimagined attraction inspired by the film “Inside Out.” Step into the workplace of Riley’s Emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger – and board one of eight Memory Movers for a sense-ational spin.
If you’re looking for some free-wheeling fun with Disney and Pixar’s “Cars” crew, head to Radiator Springs for some amazing eats, character meet and greets and high-octane fun on the Radiator Springs Racers.
You’re bound to be smitten with this new California Adventure. During this 3D movie musical, the spectacular magic of Disney animation comes to life. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other favorite Disney characters now take the stage at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land.
Animation Academy hosts drawing classes every 30 minutes. Guests receive step-by-step instruction on how to illustrate some of your favorite Disney characters under the guidance of a Disney artist. All ages and experience levels are welcome!
Super Hero Encounters
In Hollywood Land, encounter some of the most admired Super Heroes in the universe, including Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Captain America and Black Panther. Suit up and head to Hollywood Land. Afterwards, hop aboard Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!and help rescue Rocket’s fellow Guardians all while jamming out to Star-Lord’s classic mixtapes.
‘Frozen – Live at the Hyperion”
A must-see for Frozen fans, this theatrical adaptation based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film is performed daily at the Hyperion Theater, the impressive stage show immerses you in the beloved world of Anna and Elsa, with all of the excitement of live theater. The elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, and show-stopping production numbers are not to be missed.
World of Color
This breathtaking nighttime extravaganza tells Disney and Pixar stories vividly projected on a screen created by more than 1,200 fountains spraying 19,000 square feet of water. Watch in wonder as water, fire, light and music weave together to celebrate the magic of Disney storytelling.
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