Disney California Adventure is celebrating its 23rd birthday. The Disneyland Resort's second theme park opened officially on February 8, 2001.
Today, DCA has come a long way with fans from its poorly-received debut. A 2012 makeover introduced Cars Land and Buena Vista Street. In 2018, the former Paradise Pier became Pixar Pier. And in 2021, Avengers Campus introduced a fully Marvel-themed land to a Disney theme park for the first time.
Disney California Adventure also has become the Disneyland Resort's go-to location for festivals. Lunar New Year continues through February 18, before Anaheim Ducks Days takes over the park on February 22 and 23. Then, the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival runs from March 1 to April 22. After that, there's just a few days off then before Pixar Fest returns to DCA - and the entire resort - starting April 26 and continuing through August 4.
For more, you can find our reader ratings and advice for visiting over on our Visitors Guide to Disney California Adventure.
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