California Adventure

Disney California Adventure - Paradise PierCalifornia Adventure opened its doors on February 8, 2001. It is a totally separate theme park from Disneyland, but they both reside within the Disney Resort complex. The park has 8 distinct lands, each land represents various aspects of California, its culture, landmarks and history. It is home to Disney’s only real rollercoaster, a must see hang-glider ride and a unique Ferris wheel.

The Disney Resort

Disney California Adventure - Princess Dot's Puddle ParkWhen visiting Anaheim, you are guaranteed to have fun. The obvious primary destination is The Disneyland resort area. This includes Disneyland, California Adventure, Downtown Disney and the Disneyland hotel.

You will need several days just to explore the Disney resort area. But if you have more time you can visit other attractions in the area like: Knott's Berry Farm; Universal Studios and Seaworld.

Read the more detailed articles about the Disney Resort included under this heading. They are full of information and tips that you can't find anywhere else. They also include links to special admission deals.

Once you have done the amusement parks or if you need a break, visit one of the great parks, play golf, play tennis, go hiking, explore the mountains or have fun at the beach - all in Anaheim or within a short distance from Anaheim. Find articles about those other places under the "Back to Nature" section.

Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney district sits in between Disneyland, California Adventure and Disneyland hotel. The area is full of entertainment venues and restaurants.

Downtown DisneyThe best things are free at Downtown Disney: You can stroll around, enjoy the scenery or listen to street performers. At around 9:30 PM you can catch the great fireworks display right from the district. The fireworks are launched above the sleeping beauty castle, but very prominent from several locations in the district.

If you feel like a big spender, you can indulge yourself with fine dining and happening shows.

Some of my favorite venues: