Did you know that Anaheim is home to not one but two of the most incredible Disney theme parks in the world? While the original Disney park Disneyland continues to be the most popular theme park in terms of attendance and influence, Disney’s California Adventure is a truly great alternative to consider. It has all the Disney excitement you would expect to find at any other Disney theme park!
Which is the bigger park at Disneyland?
California Adventure is the lesser-known of the two, but that does not mean it is any less spectacular. However, in terms of physical size, California Adventure is smaller than Disneyland – it has 72 acres of land compared to Disneylands’s nearly 100 acres.
How many people visit California Adventure and Disneyland?
California Adventure doesn’t need to be quite as big, though. The 2015 Theme Park Index published by the Themed Entertainment Association estimates that the original Disney theme park Disneyland welcomed approximately 18 million guests throughout the course of the year. On the other hand, Disney California Adventure reported somewhat less than half of that amount, with 9 million.
Themes at Disney California Adventure Park
Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square, Adventureland, and Fantasyland are the eight different themed lands that make up Disneyland. Each of these lands is based on a well-known figure or topic from the past.
The limited number of lands at Disney’s California Adventure is the product of a lot of hard effort and constant innovation that has gone into making this Disneyland park stand apart from others. These themes include Buena Vista Street, Grizzly Peak, Pixar Pier, Hollywoodland, Cars Land, and more.
Disney California Adventure Park Attractions
Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Indiana Jones™ Adventure, The Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, Dumbo, and the legendary ‘Small World’ attraction are just a few of the fan-favorite classic rides that can be found in Disneyland.
Even though it is a relatively new park, Disney California Adventure (DCA) is home to many truly legendary attractions and the most classic Disney rides. The guests have a great time on Incredicoaster (formerly California Screamin’), Pixar Pal-Around (formerly Mickey’s Fun Wheel), Soarin’, Radiator Springs Racers, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, and Toy Story Midway Mania. Incredicoaster is also the only inverted roller coaster in the region.
The background of any Disney theme park, typically a castle and/or the Walt Disney statues, are among the most recognizable elements of these two theme parks. The breathtaking Sleeping Beauty Castle serves as the centerpiece of Disneyland, in addition to the Partners statue, which depicts Walt and Mickey holding hands and walking together. There is no distinctive castle that serves as the backdrop for Disney’s California Adventure; nevertheless, a statue called Storytellers depicts Walt arriving in Los Angeles in 1923. A replica of the Carthay Circle theater serves in place of the castle here, but the true icon is the Pixar Pal-Around Ferris Wheel located deeper into the park.
When were these two Walt Disney amusement parks opened?
Disneyland park opened in July 1955, and it saw its millionth guest just seven weeks after it opened, setting the bar for popular theme parks all over the world. Disneyland. The DCA first opened its doors in 2001. A recreation of the Carthay Circle Theater, the precise location where the first showing of Snow White took place in 1932, may be found along Buena Vista Street in this park.