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Paradise Gardens Park

Disney California Adventure
At the very far end of Disney California Adventure sits Paradise Gardens Park. This area of the theme park is more relaxed than the rest of the lands, although it has its fair share of rides and eateries. The top attraction here is the viewing area for World of Color, which plays most evenings on the lake in front of Pixar Pier. 

Paradise Gardens Park doesn't have heavy theming. It's a mixture of colorful rides for the whole family, along with classic food options and classic entertainment. This makes the land perfect for themed holiday sets, like the seasonal celebration for Dia de los Muertos. The back section of the park is transformed into the Plaza de la Familia with golden flowers, unique entertainment from CoCo, and new interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Top 3 Things to do in Paradise Gardens Park

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Watch World of Color
World of Color is a phenomenal show held on the water across from Pixar Pier. If you only have time for one show at Disney California Adventure, make sure it's this one! For a less obstructed view, you can wear a poncho or a solid rain jacket and stand right at the front. You will likely get wet, but it's well worth it!
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Enjoy a Show by the Mariachi Divas
This talented group performs in between other shows at the Paradise Gardens eating area. There's nothing quite like being serenaded while enjoying your meal at the Happiest Place on Earth.
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Take a Class at Goofy's Sky School
For those looking for something a little more thrilling but still accessible for younger kids, a "class" at Goofy's Skyl School is our recommendation. This charming ride will take you up and down and all around as Goofy guides you through the basics of flying.

Food & Drinks

Bayside Brews
Alcoholic Drinks, Snacks
Price: $5 - $15
This convenient drink and snack location is located just beside the Silly Symphony Swings. You'll be able to enjoy the wonderful music coming from the ride as you wait in line. Alternatively, you can avoid the line entirely and order ahead via the Disneyland mobile app!
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
Pizza, Pasta, Desserts
Price: $10 - $20
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta is a guest favorite in Paradise Gardens Park, so it can tend to get busy. The pasta serving sizes are large enough to share, while the pizza slices are a solid serving size for one person. Don't forget to try one of their desserts to end your meal!
Corn Dog Castle
Corn Dogs, Sausages
Price: $10 - $20
For lovers of sausages and hot dogs, Corn Dog Castle offers classic corn dogs and sausage corn dogs. The sausage corn dogs are one of our favorite quick breakfasts in Disney California Adventure. They're not too filling, are both sweet and savory, easy to carry with you, and won't break the bank! This eatery is also available for mobile order on the app if you want to save even more time.
Paradise Garden Grill
Tacos, Beans, Desserts
Price: $10 - $20
If you're planning on watching the talented Mariachi Divas perform at the Paradise Gardens eating area, Paradise Garden Grill offers the best food options to fill your table. From classic tacos and beans to flavorful desserts, there's plenty to love at this lively eatery.

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)
Golden Zephyr
Height: Any
Intensity Level: Mild
Golden Zephyr is a classic spinning ride that takes guests on a soaring journey over Paradise Bay. These golden gondolas will take you into the air in and give you a nice view of the park. You'll soar near the water and around and around until the rocket brings you back to home base. With its bright, colorful cars and high-flying thrills, the ride is a fun and exhilarating experience for the whole family.
Goofy's Sky School
Height: 42"
Intensity Level: Thrilling
Who better to teach you how to pilot a plane than Goofy? Nothing can go wrong as you hop onto the compact, but tall coaster. You'll experience small drops and sudden turns as Goofy takes you through the flight course. We don't recommend eating right before starting your flight course.
Jumpin' Jellyfish
Height: 40"
Intensity Level: Mild
Jumpin' Jellyfish is a playful, family-friendly ride that takes guests on a gentle ascent and descent while swaying back and forth like a jellyfish. With its colorful, jellyfish-like cars and relaxing atmosphere, the ride is perfect for younger kids and families who are looking for a fun, gentle ride.
Mariachi Divas
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This two-time Grammy award winning group knows how to bring the fiesta! They visit Paradise Gardens Park for 30 minutes of a time to bring music and culture. You'll hear a mixture of Mexican folk songs and American pop performed by these talented women.
Operation Playtime
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The Pixar Toy Story Soldiers are looking for recruits as they plan for future missions to help all toys. This fun little show is an easy one to miss, but it's charming to watch and great for younger children who love Toy Story. Kids who want to join the cause will learn what it takes to be a Toy Soldier, and those who are willing can take a pledge!
Paradise Garden Bandstand
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You can enjoy live music throughout the day at the Paradise Garden staging area. Showtimes are around noon: 11:30, 12:15 and 12:30. There isn't a set performer so check the entertainment schedule to see who's going to be up there or leave it up to your surprise!
Silly Symphony Swings
Height: 48" alone | 40"-48" w/adult
Intensity Level: Thrilling
Your classic swing gets an upgrade! This swinging concert requires all of its guests to take a seat in a metal swing that lifts into the air and goes round and round. Mickey will lead an orchestra to give you wonderful songs to whirl around in. Guests over 48" can ride alone, but guests who are 40"- 48" must ride tandem with an adult.
The Little Mermaid:
Arial's Undersea Adventure
Height: Any
Intensity Level: Mild
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure is a classic dark ride that takes guests on a journey through the world of "The Little Mermaid." Climb into a bright clam shell and go through the plot of the movie with its iconic songs. With stunning sets, classic songs, and beloved characters from the film, the ride is a must-ride for fans of the movie and for families looking for a fun, immersive experience.
World of Color
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World of Color is a stunning night-time spectacular featuring a dazzling display of lights, fountains, and music. Guests can expect to be transported into the worlds of their favorite Disney and Pixar stories through a unique blend of animation and special effects, culminating in a memorable experience that is not to be missed. The show takes place on Paradise Bay and is a must-see for any visitor to Disney California Adventure. We recommend finding a spot to watch the show about 30 minutes early!
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