California Adventure

Little Details: A Bug's Land

Little Details: A Bug’s Land

When you’re shrinking to the size of a bug, details matter. That’s why no matter where you go in A Bug’s Land, you’re sure to find amazing little features that fully immerse you in the land. From the towering clovers to the plant roots built into walls, every inch of A Bug’s Land helps create […] Read more…

Mission: BREAKOUT!

Guardians Of The Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

May 2017 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – Mission: BREAKOUT! stands at the end of Hollywood Land, next to A Bug’s Land. To find this attraction, follow Hollywood Land’s main street, and turn right at the Hyperion Theater. The building is hard to miss; it’s the largest structure in the Disneyland Resort. BACKGROUND Since the […] Read more…

Little Details: Paradise Pier

Little Details: Paradise Pier

In the next few months, Paradise Pier will disappear into the Disneyland history books. This massive 14-acre land will split in half. Some of the space will maintain its turn-of-the-century charm, while the rest will become a Pixar wonderland. Though I think this is actually a very positive change for California Adventure (see my original […] Read more…

Festival of the Holidays 2017

Festival Of The Holidays 2017

All is merry and bright at the happiest place on earth, and once again, California Adventure has joined in on the holiday fun. For the second year in a row, Pacific Wharf and Paradise Pier are hosting the Festival of the Holidays.  Source: Disneyland AP This evening event celebrates Christmas (& Navidad), Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and […] Read more…

Lands In Pictures: Cars Land

Lands In Pictures: Cars Land

Despite the fact that I’ve only ever seen Cars once, Cars Land is without a doubt my favorite part of California Adventure. Each of the attractions offer unique experiences, and the restaurants serve great snacks and drinks. But the best part – the views are just unbeatable! Whenever I want to stop and take a break, […] Read more…

Lands In Pictures: A Bug's Land

Lands In Pictures: A Bug’s Land

The #1 land visitors tend to skip in California Adventure is A Bug’s Land. If you don’t have little ones with you on your trip, there’s not much appeal at first glance. But if you take some time to explore this little land, you might just fall in love with it; I certainly did! This […] Read more…

Off The Page

Off The Page

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – Off The Page stands tall, right in the middle of Hollywood Land’s main street. If you walk toward the backdrop, keep to the right and you’ll see the shop’s marquee, just after a rest area with bathrooms. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Disney collectibles (jewelry, figurines, ornaments) and […] Read more…

Little Details: Cars Land

Little Details: Cars Land

Cars Land might be my favorite land in California Adventure. It’s just so gorgeous, and I love all three attractions. It’s clear that Imagineers thought through every square inch of the space, because there’s no detail overlooked. Here are some pictures of my favorite little details in beautiful Radiator Springs! Read more…

Lands In Pictures: Pacific Wharf

Lands In Pictures: Pacific Wharf

Pacific Wharf is one of those lands no one talks about. It’s just a couple of restaurants between Cars Land and Paradise Park, right? Wrong! Pacific Wharf brings Monterey’s Cannery Row and San Francisco’s Fisherman Wharf into California Adventure. The land’s beautiful details and sweeping waterfront make it one of the most scenic lands in […] Read more…

Radiator Springs Curios

Radiator Springs Curios

June 2012 – present LOCATION Cars Land – Radiator Springs Curios sits toward the end of the main roadway in Cars Land. If you walk down the street, toward Radiator Springs Racers, you’ll see Radiator Springs Curios on the left, just before Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – Cars-themed collectibles (pins, vinylmation, tsum tsums) […] Read more…

Lands After Dark: Hollywood Land

Lands After Dark: Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land is pretty busy during the daytime, but it gets a whole new vibe at night. The neon lights reflect off the street and trolley tracks, and the land suddenly feels like the famous umbrella scene from Singing In the Rain. It’s quiet, but vibrant, and there’s an extra dose of that old Hollywood feeling on […] Read more…

Buena Vista Street Popcorn Cart

Buena Vista Street Popcorn Cart

Disneyland’s popcorn carts are typically not noteworthy; they’re mobile stations too packed with snacks and drinks to have much room for theming. But on Buena Vista Street, there’s a special popcorn cart. It draws attention, with its shiny exterior and unusual appearance… This strange popcorn cart actually fits perfectly with its surroundings if you know […] Read more…

Lands in Pictures: Buena Vista Street

Lands In Pictures: Buena Vista Street

If you asked me what land in California Adventure deserves more attention, I’d definitely pick Buena Vista Street. This stylish, glamorous little town square has so much to offer, yet most visitors breeze right through without a second thought! Buena Vista Street has a cute little corner market, a massive candy store, and shopping that rivals Main […] Read more…

Embarcadero

Embarcadero

May 2011 – present LOCATION Paradise Park – The Embarcadero marks the border between two lands: Grizzly Peak and Paradise Pier. If you’re passing from Grizzly Peak to the bay, follow the path to the right of Grizzly River Run and keep to the left. If you’re coming from Buena Vista Street or Pacific Wharf, you’ll see the […] Read more…

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