Guest Post – California Adventure

Whilst I am off exploring Vietnam with Eleanor (keep up to date with my travels via INSTAGRAM and TWITTER) I have some bloggers taking over my site! Here is Nate from Above Average Nate telling us why you should visit California Adventure!

Above Average Nate

“Nate Johnson has the aspirations to be a world-renowned writer. Nate continues to challenge and improve himself. Nate enjoys to read, run, and ramble. Nate is somewhere in the world living the dream.”

Disneyland is a dream destination. It’s Walt Disney’s first park and it’s in Southern California, what could be better? There’s a second park right next to Disneyland. It’s called California Adventure. Of the eleven Disney Parks I’ve been to, I find California Adventure to be a hidden gem.

Disney’s California Adventure divides into many areas. Each area is from on one of Disney’s famous film franchises.

Walking in, you go into Buena Vista Street. There you can experience Hollywood as Walt would had seen it. Back when he stepped off the train with a suitcase and a dream.

The first area I streamline to is Car’s Land. There you will find Radiator Springs Racers. You ride along with one of the characters of Cars. The ride ends with a thrilling race against another car full of guests. After that thrilling ride, I like to grab a churro at the Cozy Cone Motel. There is also many types of popcorn and other quick snacks to make the most of your Disney day.


After that, I have fun at the new renovated Pixar Pier. There you can experience Mickey’s Fun Wheel and get a view of the whole park. My personal favourite attraction is Toy Story Midway Mania. There you go against your friends in a interactive target practice. You’ll earn bragging rights with Woody and Buzz.

Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: Breakout

The newest stand alone attraction is Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: Breakout! There you can join Rocket and help rescue some of your favourite heroes in this up and down adventure.

If you need a break from the rides, you can see one of the stage shows. If you’re a fan of Frozen you can “Let it Go” and see your favourite characters at the Hyperion. Also, you can meet some of your favourite like Groot, Woody & Buzz, Elsa, and more. The characters are sprinkled throughout the park.

If you’re looking for travel and adventure, Grizzly Park is there for you. You can travel the world on Soarin’ Around the World or venture to get wet on Grizzly River Run. There’s also the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Children of all ages can play and take a break from all the sights and sounds from the park.

When your tummy gets hungry for a meal, the Pacific Wharf has something for everyone. Whether you like eating Mexican, Asian, or a bread bowl from the bakery, everyone can get what they want. Plus, for desert, get a free piece of chocolate at Ghirardelli.

As the day winds down, enjoy the nighttime water show. There you can experience the magic with lights and sounds. See your favourite Disney friends too. It’s a wonderful show over in the pier that everyone will enjoy.

Disney is adding new attractions and entertainment options so no two visits are the same. Coming soon is Marvel Land. There you can experience all your superhero needs. You’ll see Iron Man, Spider Man, and more. Who knows what kind of cool rides Disney will come up with next.


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  1. willowmay20 says:

    Just makes me want to visit Disney even more! Great post.

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