Disney's California Adventure

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  • Disney's California Adventure Should NOT Be Missed!!

    Oct 15, 2007 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cool rides, short lines
    Cons: Feels more like a "Six Flags" park than a "Disney" park

    Summary: Families with really little kids will want to hightail it across the plaza to Disneyland and all the classic magic of Disney's original theme park. If the kids are a bit older though, California Adventure packs the bigger bang for the theme park buck. ... read more

  • Disney’s California Adventure is a Great Theme Park with some Faults

    Aug 11, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great rides and attractions, imaginative and impressive constructs and buildings, sense of adventure.
    Cons: Crowds, lines, fast pass system, unhealthy fast food, not enough seating.

    Summary: We’ve been to Disneyland and Disneyworld several times but a few weeks ago I visited Disney’s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim California for the first time. I thought it was a great theme park. I should say that many of the great ... read more

  • Fun for Everyone!

    Mar 28, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great park for families. Offers rides for the grown ups! Awesome parades!
    Cons:  One ride didn't offer the fast pass service, that was a bummer.

    Summary: California Adventure Park is much more of a playful park .This park has a different feel to it. I noticed right away that California Adventure had a much more loose feeling to the park. I noticed the music right away as I entered, hits from bands ... read more

  • A amusement park that is just cool to look at.

    May 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Less lines!
    Cons: Less rides.

    Summary: Disney's California is like no other in the world. Their is something close to Disneyland in Florida, Japan, Paris, and Hong Kong, but their is nothing like California Adventure. Each one of the Disneyland Parks around the world as a side park and each ... read more

  • worth a visit, but only as part of a park-hopper or annual pass

    Mar 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: it's Disney, clean, a few great rides
    Cons: high single-day price, little for small children, misplaced theme.

    Summary: The main positive of California Adventure over Disneyland is that you won't spend as much time in lines and the park is less crowded overall. I've been to the park once, and despite a couple of memorable rides, don't see a compelling reason to go back. ... read more

  • Disney's California Adventure - It's Always Nice to be Pleasantly Surprised.

    Apr 3, 2007 by chelledun is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some really great shows and rides, clean and pleasant to walk around, not very crowded
    Cons: A few theming issues, lousy food service

    Summary: Among Disney circles, Disney’s California Adventure (DCA) in Anaheim tends to be almost as much maligned as the original Disneyland park is loved. Many find the park to be poorly themed and ill-designed. With such criticism in mind, I went ... read more

  • Refreshing Break from the Mouse Race at Disneyland

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality Rides, Less Crowded
    Cons: Little Expensive

    Summary: Disney's California Adventure allows the patron to walk around the park without constantly stepping on or around little people. It doesn't have as many rides and attractions as Disneyland, and that's okay. The rides it does have are high quality. Many ... read more

  • California Adventure not worth it

    Nov 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A place you end up when DL is FULL but OK if it's free.
    Cons: Very few good rides, not worth the full admission price.

    Summary: OK so why am I writing this opinion? first Im not a discgruntled employee, or shafted guest. Im just a normal guy with a family who has to watch his dollars or the rent doesn't get paid on time. I have been going to Disneyland since I was something like ... read more

  • Ferris Wheels, Musicals, And Bugs, Oh My!

    Sep 24, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great rides, more attractions for adults, less crowded, Aladdin musical...
    Cons: ...not much for children, fewer rides, isn't as "magical" as Disneyland.

    Summary: After spending a day in the Enchanted Kingdom, my friends and I continued our Disney weekend at Disney's California Adventure, the newest theme park (opened in 2001) in the Disneyland Resort. California Adventure doesn't really seem like ... read more

  • Great Fun, but Room for Improvement.

    Jul 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great fun for the family.
    Cons: The littlest kids don't have as much to do here.

    Summary: Disney's California Adventure has received so much negative press in the past few years, it has become the whipping boy of the Disney chain. Even Mad TV and The Simpsons have taken pleasure in ripping on this park. In reality, though, this ... read more

  • Disney's California Adventure: The Inspiration to Build Disneyland

    Jan 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Soarin' Over California, not crowded
    Cons: little for young children, limited restaurant menus

    Summary: Back when Walt Disney was alive, he had a dream of building an amusement park. He wanted to build his own park because the parks he took his own daughters to were quite dismal affairs. They were dirty, overpriced places that were full of mundane ... read more

  • Fun for all ages!

    Oct 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Aladdin Musical, Grizzly River Run & Soarin' Over California.
    Cons: Rides in A Bugs Land are low capacity and short duration.

    Summary: We visited the first week of April 2003 with our almost-5-year-old-42" daughter. She thought Grizzly River Run was the best fun in both parks (second place goes to DL's Splash Mountain in Critter Country!). Tip: Invest in the $5 poncho from Rushin' River ... read more

  • It blows. Really. It just plain sux.

    Sep 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 5 good rides.
    Cons: Paying $94 for two to go to a lame county fair. Disney's money-grubbing.

    Summary: I'm soo glad I won the tickets from a radio show, or I would have been really mad about being fooled into paying $94 for two people to go to this mall with a few rides. Everywhere I went I heard people complaining about how few rides there were. I felt ba ... read more

  • Disney California: It can be a Great Experience if you Know What to Expect

    Aug 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All of the Disney strengths: great rides, great theming, great service
    Cons: Not as many rides as other parks, Paradise Pier lacks imagination, no fireworks

    Summary: We just finished 12 hours at Disney's California Adventure. This park is unique to California although it has a lot of similarities to Disney's other theme parks. THE PARK - OVERVIEW Disneyland California looks like a Disney park although it is ... read more

  • Worth checking out...

    Aug 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not as busy as Disneyland...
    Cons: In desperate need of more shade trees...

    Summary: We went to the Disneyland resort in the middle of the week in August, but it was still crowded, as w ... read more

  • Stayed at DCA more than Disneyland and had a "special" fastpass!

    Aug 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: More rides for the teens and adults and fastpass specials.
    Cons: $8.00 for a McDonalds meal in park? You must be kidding!

    Summary: I planned a trip with my family to visit the Disneyland resort and stay at the Paradise Pier hotel w ... read more

  • Dont miss the show

    Mar 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: New Aladdin show and Soaring over California ride
    Cons: Cost relative to rides

    Summary: While I would agree with some that the cost to ride amusement is not up to Disney standards, I would offer this in exchange. This park is not for the younger crowds, it is really for the 7ish and up crowd. What makes this park worthwhile is ... read more

  • Disney's California Adventure--Thank Goodness We Could Park Hop!

    Nov 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Totally different than Disneyland, can park hop to Disneyland
    Cons: Totally different than Disneyland. Not too many rides, especially for little ones.

    Summary: Nearly 2 years ago we took our kids to Disneyland for a short vacation. We knew very little about California Adventure at that time but had heard there were not many rides for small children (our kids were 4 and 2 at the time). Since we were only ... read more

  • Disneyland - Ways To Save Money And Time!

    Nov 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: rides, prices for admission, themes
    Cons: park hours

    Summary: Don’t we all like ways to save money, and ways to save time? I surely do! Pricing After arriving to the main entrance from the $7 parking of both Disneyland parks, Magic Kingdom and California Adventure, I ... read more

  • Adventure at Disney's California Adventure

    Aug 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: More adventurous rides
    Cons: Not much for younger children

    Summary: We went on a trip to Disneyland at the end of July during the mid week. We purchased a park hopper pass that allowed us access to both Disneyland and California Adventure. This epinion will focus on the basics of Disney's California ... read more

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