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Buena Vista Street

Disney California Adventure
Located at the entrance to Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street is designed to resemble Los Angeles in the 1920s, the era when Walt Disney arrived in California with his dreams of becoming an artist and animator. Buena Vista Street is lined with colorful storefronts, retro streetlights, and vintage advertisements. It's also home to some of the park's most popular dining and shopping destinations. Visitors can dine luxuriously at Carthay Circle Restaurant or the grab a coffee and treat at Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe. They can also shop for souvenirs at the Five and Dime, Elias & Co., or Trolley Treats, where they'll find a variety of Disney merchandise, snacks, and sweets. Buena Vista Street is the perfect place to start a day at Disney California Adventure, immersing guests in the magic of Disney and the vibrant culture of California.

Top 3 Things to do in Buena Vista Street

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Eat at Carthay Circle Restaurant
For those who enjoy higher end dining (with a higher end price tag), Carthay Circle is a must-do! The service is phenomenal, the food delicious, and the atmosphere is sublime. The steaks and the pastas are our recommendations!
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Try a Pastry at 
Trolley Treats
Some of the most adorable and instagrammable snacks at Disney California Adventure can be found at Trolley Treats! The best part is that you can mobile order and skip the line.
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Ride the Red Car Trolley
This cute little ride can transport you down Buena Vista Street so you can give your legs a little break. It's a nice experience to watch the rest of the park go by as you take in the sights and smells of this iconic land at DCA.

Food & Drinks

Carthay Circle Lounge
American, Fusion
Price: $15 - $35
For those who missed out on a reservation at Carthay Circle Restaurant, the Carthay Circle Lounge is also an option. Although it has an entirely different menu, the location is in the same building and has a similar feel to the restaurant above. You can join the walk-up wait list and can usually get a seat within 15-20 minutes if it's not a busy day at the park. The food is better suited for lunch, and it is fantastic.
Carthay Circle Restaurant
American, Fine Dining
Price: $40 - $60
Carthay Circle is arguably the most high end restaurant in all of Disney California Adventure. If you're celebrating a special occasion, looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, or just want to eat something a bit more elevated, this is the place to go! Meals are generally a bit heavier here, so we recommend it for dinner.
Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
Sundaes, Ice Cream, Shakes
Price: $5 - $15
If you're in the mood for something cold and sweet, Clarabelle's is a great place to stop. You can get simple scoops of ice cream in cups or cones, or you can get more robust creations like sundaes and shakes. Alternatively, if you're feeling up to the challenge, the Mickey Mouse Kitchen Sink includes a large serving of ice cream served in a collectible souvenir Mickey Mouse kitchen sink. It's absolutely adorable!
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
Starbucks Drinks, Pastries
Price: $5 - $15
If you can't start your day without your Starbucks fix, head to Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe. They have all the usual Starbucks favorites, along with some tasty treats to snack on with your drink of choice.
Mortimer's Market
Fruits, Chips, Snacks
Price: $5 - $15
This charming snack stand is located right at the entrance of Buena Vista Street, so it's great for a morning snack on your way in or an evening drink on your way out of the park. The line here is also rarely every long, so it's one of the better places to grab a quick bite if you're not picky.
Trolley Treats
Pastries
Price: $5 - $10
Trolley Treats specializes in beautifully-designed Disney treats, from cookies and cupcakes to toffee and more. This eatery is available on mobile order for your convenience. We also recommend checking out the fun food-themed displays in the front window!
Willie's Churros
Churros
Price: $5 - $10
If the first thing you need after stepping foot in Disney California Adventure is a churro, Willie's is the closest place you can get it. This cute food truck is located right near the center circle at Buena Vista Street, so it's hard to miss. Flavors can be limited, but they're all usually good anyway!

Rides & Attractions

INTENSITY LEVELS

Relaxing (Slow with Little or No Elevation Changes) | Mild (Slow to Moderately Fast with Potentially Higher Elevation)

Thrilling (Fast with Potential High Elevations & Loops) | Wild (Intense Speeds, Extreme Heights, and/or Loops)
Red Car Trolley
Height: Any
Intensity Level: Relaxing
This charming little trolley can take you around Buena Vista Street on a nostalgic journey through the streets of 1920s Los Angeles. It has four stops: Buena Vista, Carthay Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. It won't take you all the way into the park, but it's a charming way to explore the landscape at Disney California Adventure.
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