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Built on 55 acres, Disney’s California Adventure Park is the second theme park on the Disneyland property. These two mega theme parks, Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park, face each other across the palm-sprinkled pedestrian plaza called the Esplanade.

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Being very young (just several years old) and quite small when compared with other theme parks, Disney’s California Adventure is a completely different theme park, celebrating almost all Californian through its unique rides, shows and attractions, so anything you might see or do here is somehow connected with state diverse culture and history.

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Originally, California Adventure was perceived as a different theme park which was not to compete, but enhance the experienced gained at Disneyland. While Disneyland revolves around Disney characters, most of what is offered by California Adventure is even educational and culturally enlightening, making this park more appealing to adults. Besides, many of California Adventure rides could be classified as thrill rides and suit more to teenagers and adults. Anyway, it offers a wide spectrum of entertainment which is perfect for the entire family.

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California Adventure will provide a family with about a day’s worth of entertainment. The entrance to Disney’s California Adventure was designed to resemble an old-fashioned pointed-collage postcard. When passing through the turnstiles, pay attention to the amazingly beautiful mosaics on both sides of the entrance. One represents Northern California and the other Southern California. Having passed under the Golden Gate Bridge, you will appear at Sunshine Plaza shined by a 50 feet tall sun made of gold titanium.

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In fact, heliostats direct the rays of real sun onto the Disney sun, so it is “shining” all the time. Here, a Michael Eisner-penned plaque says that the park celebrated the richness and diversity of California, its land, people and “dreams that it continuous to inspire”.

Disneyland California Adventure Park

California Adventure will provide a family with about a day’s worth of entertainment. The entranceway leads to the central hub from which you can get to any of the park’s theme areas. “Lands” at California Adventure are called districts and actually there are three of them. If you turn left at the hub, you will get to Hollywood Pictures Blacklot, celebrating the history of California as the film capital of the world. All other paths lead to the Golden State district of the park.

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Hollywood Pictures Blacklot is complete with soundstages, movable props and, naturally, a studio store. Here pay special attention to the forced-perspective mural at the end of the street looking like the street keeps going. The biggest attraction of the district is the 183 feet tall Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which is a 13-story drop down an elevator chute in a haunted hotel. From the top floors of the tower you may catch a glimpse of stellar views of the Santa Ana Mountains if only for a few heart-pounding seconds.

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You had better start exploring California Adventure with Golden State area celebrating diversity and heritage of California which is divided into 6 mini areas that simulate the legendary Edwards Air Force Base, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, “salad bowel” agricultural areas of the state, Wine country, seaside fishing ports, and the San Francisco Bay area.

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Condor Flats recognizes aerospace industry of the state. Here head first to Soaring Over California, a simulated hang glide tour, which is the hottest place in the whole park. This virtual ride using IMAX technology is sure to give you “bird-envy” while soaring over the most beautiful landscapes and sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite Falls and Disneyland itself.

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If you are eager to get wet, then think of taking Grizzly River Run down faux Sierra Nevada. In Golden State you can also learn how things are made, have a gourmet meal served with a flight of award-winning wines, or eat breakfast wit Ariel, the Little Mermaid.

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The third and the largest area of California Adventure looks like a seaside amusement park having a “fun in the sun theme”. If you like rides, you are bound to love Paradise Pier and its state-of-the-art Rocking California Streaming. You will feel awesome as the beginning of this ride feels like you are being shot out of a cannon.

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If you would like to get a bird-eye view of the park and picturesque landscapes, heat to Sun Wheel which is a giant Ferris wheel where gondolas pitch and yaw as the wheel makes its grand circuit. But, if you don’t want to have your gondola pitched and yawed, and prefer just to admire a 16-story view, ask to be seated in one of the stationary gondolas.

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In Paradise Pier you can take a Ferris wheel with surprise, go mad on Malholland Drive, swim inside a giant orange or in a silver space ship, and drop through a colorful kelp forest. This area looks pretty magical at night will all the lights reflecting in the water.

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The premier show of California Adventure is Aladdin, a 40 minutes musical performance, based on the movie of the same name, which is played in Hyperion Theatre in Hollywood Studios Blacklot. In the evening the Electrical Parade ends the day at California Adventure featuring half a million of tiny colored lights that blink and twinkle at fabulous floats. Isn’t it a wonderland?