Grizzly Peak

Lands in Pictures: Grizzly Peak

Lands In Pictures: Grizzly Peak

Disneyland and California Adventure both share similar traits; they’re boisterous, busy, and sometimes completely chaotic. But there’s a land in the heart of California Adventure that somehow manages to stay quiet, peaceful, and serene. Grizzly Peak is truly an oasis, a quick escape to the California wilderness in the midst of theme park adventures. Here […] Read more…

Soarin' Around the World

Soarin’ Around The World

June 2016 – present LOCATION Grizzly Peak – Soarin’ occupies the largest building in Grizzly Peak, so it’s hard to miss. If you turn into the forested land from Buena Vista Street, you’ll see the entrance on the right, just beyond the Smokejumper’s Grill. BACKGROUND Soarin’ Over California, the predecessor to Around The World, had […] Read more…

Mt. Muir Lookout

Grizzly Peak is California Adventure’s quiet, scenic land, tucked between the hustle and bustle of Paradise Pier 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 […] Read more…

The Pelton Wheel

The Pelton Wheel

Any park guest that has passed from Paradise Pier 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…

Grizzly River Run

Grizzly River Run

July 1998 – present LOCATION Grizzly Peak – If you arrive in Grizzly Peak from Buena Vista Street or from the Grand Californian entrance, follow the main path toward Paradise Pier. You’ll see the River Run on your left, across from the entrance to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. If you head toward the River […] Read more…

The Steam Donkey

The Steam Donkey

Grizzly Peak is notorious for its greenery and quiet charm, with a number of different pathways providing views of the landscape. If you take the main walkway by Grizzly River Run toward Paradise Pier, you may notice a plaque along the fence. The plaque marks a great viewpoint of California Adventure’s likely least famous hidden […] Read more…

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly Peak

June 2012 – present BACKGROUND When California Adventure first opened in 2001, Grizzly Peak was the heart of a larger land, called “Golden State”. But in 2012, the park underwent a major expansion and overhaul, and this land split into several smaller lands, including Grizzly Peak. Today, the peak is still the centermost land in […] Read more…

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

February 2001 – present LOCATION Grizzly Peak – The easiest way to find the trail is by cutting through the Grizzly Peak Air Field. You’ll see the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail on your right, just after the guest access entrance to the Grand Californian Hotel. If you approach from Paradise Pier, you’ll find the trail […] Read more…

Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies

As guests head from Paradise Pier to Grizzly Peak, many take the back path that winds around the entrance to Grizzly River Run. And though thousands of guests travel this path every day, few notice a hidden gem adorning this stretch of road: the Painted Ladies! The Painted Ladies are a famous row of Victorian […] Read more…

Smokejumper’s Grill

March 2015 – present LOCATION Grizzly Peak – When entering from Buena Vista Street, you will see the Smokejumper’s Grill on the right, just before Soarin’ Around The World. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – indoor and outdoor, adjacent patio with seating Reservations – no Entertainment – none Menu Hungry pilots in search […] Read more…