California Adventure

Elias & Co. Partygoers

Elias & Co. Partygoers

Buena Vista Street is Disney’s reimagining of 1920’s Hollywood – the very decade Walt arrived in California and began what would become his magical empire. Though the buildings, restaurants, and trolleys are all reminiscent of the past, most of the guests on the street really don’t fit into the time period…that is, with one exceptional […] Read more…

Rita's Baja Blenders

Rita’s Baja Blenders

LOCATION Pacific Wharf – Rita’s Baja Blenders sits in the center of Pacific Wharf. To find this quick service stand, head across the Pacific Wharf bridge, toward the Lucky Fortune Cookery. You’ll find Rita’s straight ahead, to the left of Cocina Cucamonga. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – shared outdoor patio Reservations […] Read more…

Mt. Muir Lookout

Grizzly Peak is California Adventure’s quiet, scenic land, tucked between the hustle and bustle of the waterfront and Buena Vista Street. This forest oasis has its own nature trail (Redwood Creek), some misty rapids (Grizzly River Run), and plenty of shady places to sit and take in the scenery. But did you know that Grizzly Peak […] Read more…

Four Leaf Clover

Four Leaf Clover

If you’ve ever taken the time to explore A Bug’s Land, you may have noticed the amazing use of forced perspective in this area of the park. A Bug’s Land shrinks you to the size of an ant; so that the grass and clovers tower above you, and the cast of A Bug’s Life is suddenly your […] Read more…

Wine Country Trattoria

Wine Country Trattoria

January 2002 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – To find the Wine Country Trattoria, head down the main path at the end of Buena Vista Street toward Paradise Park. You’ll see the Trattoria on your right, across from the bridge to the pier. Hint: It’s the yellow building with the vine trellis! EXPERIENCE Details: Service […] Read more…

Pixar Play Parade

Pixar Play Parade

March 2008 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land, Buena Vista Street, Pacific Wharf, Paradise Park – The Pixar Play Parade crosses right through the middle of California Adventure, stepping into half of its lands. The procession starts in Hollywood Land, next to the Tower of Terror, and winds around the corner to Buena Vista Street. From […] Read more…

Boudin Bakery Tour

Boudin Bakery Tour

February 2001 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – The Boudin Bakery Tour is tucked in the restaurant circle of Pacific Wharf. To find this walk through attraction, head toward Ghirardelli, which is to the right of the entrance to Cars Land. You’ll see Boudin on your right, across from Ghirardelli. BACKGROUND The Boudin Bakery Tour […] Read more…

Sonoma Terrace

Sonoma Terrace

February 2001 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – Sonoma Terrace sits right on the border between Pacific Wharf and Paradise Park. If you’re coming from Buena Vista Street, head toward the Wine Country Trattoria. When you reach the restaurant, follow the path around the bend, and you’ll see a pathway leading to the Terrace on […] Read more…

Carthay Circle Lounge & Restaurant

Carthay Circle Lounge & Restaurant

June 2012 – present LOCATION Buena Vista Street – Carthay Circle is the largest building on Buena Vista Street, so it’s hard to miss. Head to the center plaza at the end of the street, and you’ll see Carthay Circle on your left, next to the entrance to Hollywood Land. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – […] Read more…

Red Car Trolley

Red Car Trolley

June 2012 – present LOCATION Buena Vista Street – The Red Car Trolley makes two stops on Buena Vista Street. The first is at the entry plaza, near the lockers. The second is in front of Carthay Circle. Hollywood Land – The Trolley also makes two stops in Hollywood Land. The first is in front […] Read more…

Rock Candy Mountain

Rock Candy Mountain

Buena Vista Street, like Main Street USA, is lined with tons of window displays, showcasing everything from candies to old-fashioned home wares. But did you know that one of these window displays pays tribute to Disneyland concept art? If you walk along the right-hand side of the street, toward the central plaza, you’ll find this […] Read more…

Fairfax Market

Fairfax Market

February 2001 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land – If you enter Hollywood Land from Buena Vista Street, you’ll find the Fairfax Market on your left, about halfway down the block. If you’re coming from A Bug’s Land, keep to the left at the fork, and you’ll see the Market on your right. EXPERIENCE Details: Service […] Read more…

The Pelton Wheel

The Pelton Wheel

Any park guest that has passed from Paradise Park to Grizzly Peak knows how scenic and peaceful the Grizzly Peak trail is. Leisurely travelers can find tons of hidden details, some great photo spots, and this hidden gem: the Pelton Wheel. Pelton Wheels are water turbines, invented by Lester Allan Pelton in the 1870s. Though […] Read more…

Fiddler Fifer & Practical Cafe

Fiddler, Fifer, & Practical Cafe

June 2012 – present LOCATION Buena Vista Street – When you reach the open plaza at the end of the street, keep to the right. You’ll see the Café straight ahead, next to the candy shop and Clarabelle’s Ice Cream. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – interior dining room, limited outdoor seating […] Read more…

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