California 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.
Universal Studios Hollywood is the longest running still active movie studios in the world. If you are lucky on your visiting day you will see crews filming some of the new movies or your favorite TV shows.
The park has three distinct sections: Upper Lot; Lower Lot and the Studio Tour. I recommend that you start with the tour to get acquainted with the park and to see the main reason for its existence: Making movies.