nullThe Disney Resort is practically in my backyard. Throughout the years we learned a lot about Disney’s parks, hotels, shopping, and restaurants. In these pages, we will share our knowledge with you.

​At Grizzly Peak you can take a hike through California’s national parks, go whitewater rafting, or soar over the world.

For an overview of California Adventure, go here.

Soarin' Around the World

nullI always like to make this my first ride of the day. If you are anything like me, you will end up going on this ride multiple times. 

The ride simulates flying in a hang-glider above iconic world sites like the Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, or Iguazu Falls. It also flys over the Swiss Alps, Greenland, Sydney, and Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa - to name a few.

​The ride ends with a flight over Disneyland right in the middle of the fireworks show.

The amazing scenery passing right under your feet is so realistic and the smells (yes! You heard it right: Smells) are so refreshing that you can very easily forget you are in a simulator.  <FastPass Available>

Tip: Some rides offer FastPass. It is a way to avoid long lines at some rides. Read more here

Grizzly River Run

California Adventure Grizzly River RunAs you exit Soarin' Over California turn right and walk towards Grizzly River Run. This is a ​whitewater rafting ride. 

The attraction's name comes from Grizzly Peak, the bear-shaped mountain that the rapids flow around.

You are guaranteed to get wet on this ride so go during warm weather, or you can buy one of the plastic smocks and avoid the worst of the drenching.

If you brave the cold weather and get wet, there are drying booths right outside the ride's exit. <FastPass Available>

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

null​Right opposite to Grizzly River Run, you will find this wilderness-themed play area. This place can be great fun for both kids and adults.

You can climb the rocks, glide on rock slides, climb up wooden lookout towers with rope bridges or slide down a rope in a suspended tire.

Don’t forget to go through the Spirit Cave to discover your mystical animal spirit. 

If you prefer to relax and let the kids run amuck, benches are available.

Tip: this play area is very large with many fun things to do. On the way in, inspect the large map to decide which way to go.