Australian and New Zealand Disney travellers, now that the massive renovations are complete at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, we are pleased to provide the following guide to assist our readers to discover the Disney stories and characters you love in ways you’ve never imagined! Supercharge your Disney experience in this engaging park where new adventures with familiar faces are constantly unfolding before you, including the incredible new Cars Land.
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Buena Vista Street
Buena Vista Street let’s you experience the vintage Los Angeles that Walt Disney discovered when he arrived in 1923. Stroll past charming interpretations of historic buildings — complete with Art Deco storefronts, Spanish-tile roofs, wrought-iron balconies, hand-laid tile mosaics and shade trees. Ride the Red Car Trolley, sip a coffee at Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café or enjoy an elegant meal at Carthay Circle Restaurant.
Touch down on the remote desert landing strip of Condor Flats, where daring men and women design, test and fly innovative aircraft with the goal of breaking the sound barrier — and beyond! Tour the Golden State from high above on Soarin’ Over California or book a musical tour on Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline.
Blaze a trail towards Grizzly Peak for an outdoor adventure surrounded by majestic evergreen trees, roaring rapids and rugged mountains. Take a thrilling, spinning plunge on Grizzly River Run or explore wilderness paths, march across rope bridges, climb over rocks and zip down suspended slides at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
At Hollywood Land, the magic and romance of the Golden Age of Hollywood comes alive in this vibrant land filled with superstar attractions including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, Muppet*Vision 3D,Disney Animation and Turtle Talk with Crush. Experience unforgettable live entertainment like Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular and Disney Junior — Live on Stage! After dark, follow Alice down the rabbit hole for the Mad T Party — a dance party that recreates the manic energy of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
“a bug’s land”
Shrink down to the size of an insect and become an honorary bug at “a bug’s land”, a whimsical hideaway inspired by the Disney·Pixar movie A Bug’s Life. Hop aboardHeimlich’s Chew Chew Train, spin aboard Flik’s Flyers or meet some tiny new friends at the 3D extravaganza It’s Tough to Be a Bug! Little ones will find plenty of places to explore and play, including Princess Dot Puddle Park.
Escape to Pacific Wharf, a waterside haven with diverse restaurant options, an open-aired dining area, refreshing California wines and sweet treats. Enjoy a delicious meal at Wine Country Trattoria, Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, Lucky Fortune Cookery and Pacific Wharf Café. Afterwards, satisfy your sweet tooth at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop or learn about the history of Radiator Springs atWalt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar.
Visit Paradise Pier and discover an exciting land filled with boardwalk thrills and Disney and Pixar characters. Journey beneath the waves on Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, zoom above the pier on California Screamin’, play the game that’s a ride on Toy Story Mania! and learn to fly at Goofy’s Sky School. After the sun sets, Paradise Bay springs to life with music, light and magic at the World of Colornighttime water spectacular.
Cruise into one of the newest lands at the Disneyland Resort! Cars Land is an incredible 12-acre expansion inspired by the Disney·Pixar movie Cars. Get your engines running for 3 brand-new attractions: Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. After your victory lap, stop in for a refill at Flo’s V8 Café, Cozy Cone Motel and Fillmore’s Taste-In.
Something for Everyone
You’ll find fun attractions for every member of your party. From colorful journeys that little ones will love to exciting thrill rides, both Parks feature something for everyone. Enjoy attractions featuring Disney Characters, experience an original 1955 classic or take control with one of Disney california Adventure’s interactive attractions.
A full run down of attractions can be found here: Disney California Adventure Park Attractions
Entertainment at Disney California Adventure Park
In addition to all of the amazing attractions, both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park feature world-class entertainment that is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Come experience fireworks, parades, live shows and unbelievable nighttime spectaculars — including the stunning new World of Color.
A full rundown of entertainment at Disney California Adventure Park can be found here: Entertainment At Disney California Adventure Park
No visit to the Disneyland Resort is complete without the iconic image of fireworks bursting behind Sleeping Beauty Castle. The show often changes with the season, including versions tailored to Summer, Halloween and the Holidays, but the feeling of magic and wonder is present all year long.
The fireworks are only the beginning of the nighttime enchantment. Disney California Adventure Park comes alive with color during the epic all-new World of Color lagoon show, featuring Disney music, stories and characters, plus over 1,200 fountains that shoot water more than 200-feet high. On the Rivers of America in Disneyland Park, Fantasmic! uses digital projection, fireworks, live performers and larger-than-life set pieces to recreate the fantastic imagination of none other than Mickey Mouse!
Everyone loves a good parade, and the Disneyland Resort is famous for high-energy street performances with magnificent floats and special appearances by Disney Characters. Don’t miss the chance to join some of your favorite Disney·Pixar stars for the colorful, energetic Pixar Play Parade at Disney California Adventure Park.
Enjoy a variety of live shows at both Parks and the Downtown Disney District. From the toe-tappin’ fiddlin’ of Billy Hill & The Hillbillies to the amazing puppetry of Disney Junior – Live on Stage!, you’ll find something for everyone. Where else can your little ones learn the ways of the Force from a Jedi Master?
When you’re at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, the show is all around you. In addition to traditional stage shows, both parks feature performers and interactive shows that are part of the environment. From the barbershop quartet the Dapper Dans on Main Street, U.S.A., to the bluegrass strings of The Miner 49′ers in Golden State, to the jazzy Princess Tiana’s Mardi Gras Celebration in New Orleans Square, there are numerous acts that will keep you entertained and help create the immersive atmosphere of each land.
Now through March 6, come to Disneyland Park and celebrate Family Fun Weekends. Each weekend join Disney Characters for different themes like Fiesta Disneyland or Mardi Gras. With special music, food and merchandise, you won’t want to miss out. Check the Entertainment Calendar for full details.
Downtown Disney District
Something exciting is always happening at the Downtown Disney District. Most nights feature live outdoor entertainment from a diverse troop of talented musicians and performers. Many of the biggest acts in the music world visit the House of Blues, and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen serves up tasty food and smooth jazz.
While times and performances are subject to change, you can plan ahead by viewing the Disneyland Resort entertainment schedule online.
Dining at the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort serves up much more than just delicious crowd favorites like burgers, pizza, corn dogs, ice cream, churros and turkey legs. From healthy snacks to signature dining, the Disneyland Resort offers a surprising collection of dining experiences. You’ll find something perfect for every taste and any budget!
A World of Flavors
Sample foods from a wide variety of cuisines including classic American, Italian,Creole, Mexican and Asian. Dine at quick-service restaurants, walkup kiosks and table-service restaurants. Healthy selections and vegetarian options are available at select venues.
Table Service Meals
For a relaxing sit-down meal, the Disneyland Resort offers fantastic casual dining restaurants at both Parks, the Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Plan your next adventure as you relax, spend time with your family and share a great meal together.
Special and Unique Dining
Special and unique dining restaurants feature extensively themed settings that transport you to another place and time. Dine riverside under the nighttime sky — even when the sun is shining — at the Blue Bayou, or feast on delicious food, as well as the sights and sound of a tropical jungle, at Rainforest Café, plus much more.
If you’re looking for an especially memorable dining experience, take advantage of one of the signature dining restaurants. Napa Rose, Carthay Circle Restaurant andSteakhouse 55 are destinations all by themselves. Each venue features a gourmet menu and an exceptional selection of world-class wines.
In addition to all of the great food, where else can your family share a meal with some very special Disney Characters? Disney Character Dining is perfect for birthdays, celebrations or simply to put a smile on the faces of your family’s own little characters.
Many restaurants throughout Disneyland Resort offer an All-You-Care-to-Enjoy dining option that allows you to sample a variety of menu items — so you don’t need to limit yourself! For a traditional, serve-yourself buffet try Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends, Goofy’s Kitchen, Storytellers Café and Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park. Family-style meals, with table-service, are available at Big Thunder Ranch BBQ andAriel’s Grotto.
Celebrating a holiday at the Disneyland Resort? Learn about menu specials for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more, by calling Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.
Bars and Lounges
Disneyland Park does not serve alcoholic beverages, but adults wishing to enjoy beer, wine or a cocktail will find a variety of bars and lounges at Disney California Adventure Park, the Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort.
Nibble on appetizers and take in the view of Paradise Bay at Cove Bar, sip into the mystic at Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Room, people watch from Uva Bar or celebrate the end of an unforgettable day with a magnificent glass of wine at the Napa Rose lounge.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Disney Dining Plan
Enjoy the convenience of the Disney Dining Plan. Available exclusively as part of a Walt Disney Travel Company Vacation Package, the Disney Dining Plan allows you to pay for meals with vouchers instead of cash, including Character Dining options.
Plan ahead and you may be able to save time waiting for a meal. Reservations may be arranged at many restaurants by contacting Disney Dining up to 60 days in advance.
To request a reservation, please chose an option:
- Call Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE (3463)
- Email reservation request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call or email.
How to Email a Reservation Request
Restaurant reservation email requests should only include the following information:
- Name of restaurant
- Reservation date
- Time or meal period (breakfast, lunch or dinner)
- Total number of Guests in your party
- Your name and contact phone number
- Please do not provide any additional information, such as payment information
Experience reservation email requests should only include the following information:
- Name of experience
- Reservation date
- Age of child (or children)
- Your name and contact phone number
- Please do not provide any additional information, such as payment information
Once your reservation request is reviewed and if availability is confirmed, you will receive an email with a confirmation number. Your request is not confirmed unless and until you receive a confirmation number.
If your request is not available, you will receive an email asking for alternative times and/or locations for your reservation.
Reservation requests will be reviewed during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Requests received during these hours will be reviewed on the same day. If received after hours, the request will be reviewed the following day.
Valid Theme Park admission may be required and other restrictions apply. All information and services, including, but not limited to, prices and offerings, are subject to change without notice. Seating times may vary during weekend and holiday periods. Location hours may differ from Park operating hours.
Guest Services at Disney California Adventure
Need cash? Locate the nearest automatic teller machine (ATM) at the Disneyland Resort.
Baby Center and Lost Children facilities are available at the Disneyland Resort for families traveling with small children.
Get important details on how the Disneyland Resort accommodates mobility disabilities, hearing disabilities, visual disabilities, service animals, lighting sensitivity and more. Plus, download printable documents to take with you as a reference.
Learn some of the ways that the Disneyland Resort is able to help our Guests with mobility disabilities to enjoy our parks, including attraction access details, wheelchairs and ECVs.
Learn about the services offered to help Guests with hearing disabilities at the Disneyland Resort, including Assistive Listening systems, Reflective Captioning, Sign Language interpretation, Text Typewriter telephones, Handheld Captioning, Video Captioning and written aids.
Get the details on electronic devices and Braille Guidebooks available to help Guests with visual disabilities at the Disneyland Resort.
Learn how Disney FASTPASS Service can save you time by reducing the time you spend in line waiting for attractions. Disney FASTPASS Service is complimentary and available to all Guests.
Locate the First Aid facilities at the Disneyland Resort.
Learn the height requirements for attractions at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
Find out where you can get information and answers to your questions inside the parks at the Disneyland Resort.
The Disneyland Resort offers a kennel for cat and dog owners who wish to board their pets for the day.
See where lockers are located around the Disneyland Resort. Lockers can be rented all day for a flat fee.
Have you lost any personal items and want to check if they have been found? Visit the Lost and Found location for the entire Disneyland Resort.
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Use Disney’s PhotoPass Service and let our professional photographers take great keepsake shots of your family vacation that you can view online, order prints and transform into customized photo albums, T-shirts, mugs and more.
Learn where you can enjoy a picturesque picnic just steps from the Main Entrance to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
Locate a designated smoking area at the Disneyland Resort.
Find out where you can rent strollers at the Disneyland Resort.
Learn about getting to and getting around the Disneyland Resort, including details on driving, airports and public transportation.
Learn how and where to rent wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) at the Disneyland Resort.
Our Free Guides For The Disneyland Resort Anaheim
The following links provide access to our popular free Disney Traveller travel guides for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.
These travel guides will assist Australian, New Zealand and all international travellers to access essential travel information that is required to research their holiday, save money, make a vacation booking, plan for their pending trip and most importantly enjoy their next vacation to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
- Our International Travellers Guide For The Disneyland Resort
- Our International Travellers Guide For The Disneyland Park
- Our international Travellers Guide For Disney’s California Adventure Park
- Our international Travellers Guide For Downtown Disney (Disneyland) Overview
- Our International Travellers Guide For Disneyland Resort Entertainment
- Our Australian / New Zealand Guide to Disneyland