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Disney's California Adventure

Robert Niles

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Published: June 15, 2012

Disney California Adventure is the second theme park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, located just steps away from the original Disneyland Park.

Disney rededicated California Adventure on June 15, 2012, debuting the park's $1 billion-dollar makeover, featuring an all-new entry land - Buena Vista Street, themed to the Los Angeles Walt Disney first moved to in 1923. On that same day, Cars Land, a recreation of Radiator Springs from the Pixar animated film, also debuted.

Other recent additions include The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure, a dark ride, and the spectacular night-time fountain and light show, World of Color.

You can get a needed FastPass reservation for World of Color first thing in the morning, or you can skip that step and still get a reserved seat for World of Color by booking a dinner package. Call 714-781-DINE or visit Disney's website. Dining reservations are also recommended for the new Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street.

Other highlights in the park include Toy Story Midway Mania, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Soarin' Over California.

Disney California Adventure is open every day of the year. Check Disney's website for hours, and to buy tickets in advance. You can get driving directions to Disney California Adventure on our Google Map of America's top theme parks.

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