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Posted: 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.

Scroll down to links for Theme Park Insider readers' reviews of Disney California Adventure attractions and restaurants. Or search our archives for more news about Disney California Adventure.

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Readers' reviews:

Attractions
A Bug's Land(Rating)(Height)
It's Tough to Be a Bug8
Flik's Flyers6
Francis' Ladybug Boogie6
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train5
Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies336
Buena Vista Street(Rating)(Height)
Red Car Trolley8
Cars Land(Rating)(Height)
Radiator Springs Racers940
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree832
Luigi's Flying Tires632
Condor Flats(Rating)(Height)
Soarin' Over California940
Grizzly Peak(Rating)(Height)
Grizzly River Run842
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail7
Hollywood Land(Rating)(Height)
Aladdin9
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror940
Mad T Party8
Turtle Talk with Crush8
Disney Animation8
Jim Henson's MuppetVision 3D7
Monsters, Inc: Mike and Sulley to the Rescue7
Disney Junior: Live on Stage6
Pacific Wharf(Rating)(Height)
Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar7
Paradise Pier(Rating)(Height)
World of Color9
Toy Story Midway Mania9
California Screamin'848
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure8
Silly Symphony Swings7
Goofy's Sky School7
Mickey's Fun Wheel7
Jumpin' Jellyfish740
King Triton's Carousel6
Golden Zephyr6

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Dining
Buena Vista Street(Rating)
Carthay Circle Restaurant9
Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe8
Cars Land(Rating)
Flo's V8 Cafe8
Cozy Cone Motel8
Condor Flats(Rating)
Taste Pilot's Grill6
Hollywood Land(Rating)
Award Wieners5
Pacific Wharf(Rating)
Ghirardelli Ice Cream Parlor and Chocolate Shop9
Lucky Fortune Cookery9
Pacific Wharf Cafe8
Wine Country Trattoria8
Cocina Cucamonga7
Paradise Pier(Rating)
Paradise Garden Grill9
Corn Dog Castle7
Ariel's Grotto7
Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta3

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