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Disney California Adventure Rides and Attractions

Disney California Adventure
Disney California Adventure boasts dozens of popular rides and attractions including Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!, the Incredicoaster, and the popular Radiator Springs at Cars Land. Each ride has its own unique experience to wow guests time and time again. The rides at DCA are certainly more geared to an older audience compared with Disneyland across the sidewalk, but there are still plenty of enjoyable rides for the whole family to partake in.

Apart from these thrilling rides, Disney California Adventure also offers visitors a variety of shows and entertainment options. The World of Color nighttime spectacular combines water, lights, and music to create a breathtaking display that is a must-see event. During holidays, like Halloween, the park also offers special shows with rare characters from beloved Disney movies. These limited-time shows are always a treat to behold if you visit at the right time!

Top 3 Things to do in Disney California Adventure

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Zoom through Radiator Springs
Radiator Springs Racers is the most popular ride at Disney California Adventure due to its immersive theming, thrilling ride experience, and beloved characters from the movie Cars. Riders get to race through the scenic landscapes of Radiator Springs and even encounter some of their favorite characters from the movie along the way.
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Ride Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!
Mission: BREAKOUT! is a high-energy adventure that involves you helping the Guardians to escape the Collector's fortress. Marvel fans are sure to find the attraction immersive with its impressive special effects and storytelling, making it an unforgettable ride experience.
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Fly by on the Incredicoaster
The Incredicoaster takes guests on a high-speed rollercoaster adventure through exciting twists, turns, and drops. Guests zoom all over Pixar Pier in a race to catch Jack-Jack, who has escaped from his babysitter. Fun special effects and a catchy soundtrack make this ride a fan favorite among thrill-seekers and Pixar enthusiasts alike.

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)
Dr. Strange:
Mysteries of the Mystic Arts
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Enter the mystical world of Dr. Strange in this captivating show at Disney California Adventure. This show takes you on a journey with the Sorcerer Supreme as he demonstrates his incredible powers and the secrets of the Mystic Arts. From levitation and teleportation to mind-bending illusions, the show highlights the incredible talents of Dr. Strange and his team. This is a pretty popular show, so we recommend getting in line at least 15-20 minutes to ensure you can make it in!
Located in Avengers Campus
Guardians of the Galaxy:
Awesome Dance Off
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Dance along with the Guardians of the Galaxy at the Awesome Dance Off, an interactive show at Disney California Adventure that gets guests moving and grooving to a mix of classic and contemporary songs. Led by Star-Lord and Gamora, this high-energy dance party takes place in front of the Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! ride and is a must-see for Marvel fans and anyone looking for a good time. Guests of all ages can join in on the fun and show off their best dance moves, making it a great experience for the whole family.
Located in Avengers Campus
Guardians of the Galaxy
- Mission: BREAKOUT!
Height: 40"
Intensity Level: Thrilling
Join the Guardians of the Galaxy on a daring mission to escape the Collector's fortress in the thrilling attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure. The ride features heart-pumping drops, twists, and turns that will leave guests on the edge of their seats, and the impressive special effects and music immerse visitors in the action-packed story. With its beloved characters and immersive storytelling, it's a must-ride attraction for Marvel fans and thrill-seekers alike.
Located in Avengers Campus
The Amazing Spiderman Show
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The Amazing Spider-Man Show is a thrilling live-action performance on the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure. The show brings the beloved superhero to life as he teams up with other heroes to take on his arch-nemesis, the evil Taskmaster. Guests can witness high-flying stunts, impressive acrobatics, and breathtaking special effects as the heroes battle it out against the villain. With its immersive storyline and incredible feats of athleticism, it's a must-see attraction for Marvel fans and anyone seeking an action-packed show at the park.
Located in Avengers Campus
Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje
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Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje is an exclusive live-action experience at Disney California Adventure's Avengers Campus, where guests can become honorary members of the elite group of warriors from Wakanda. Led by Okoye, the session involves mastering the group's signature combat techniques and rituals, and is a truly immersive and action-packed adventure.
Located in Avengers Campus
WEB SLINGERS:
A Spider-Man Adventure
Height: 42"
Intensity Level: Mild
Join the excitement and swing into action on WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, the beloved attraction at Disney California Adventure. This innovative ride lets guests experience web-slinging like Spider-Man, using advanced technology to help collect Spider-Bots that have taken over the Avengers Campus. With interactive gameplay that lets you sling webs with gestures and movements, impressive 3D screens and special effects that bring the story to life, and a beloved character leading the adventure, it's a must-visit for Marvel fans and anyone seeking an unforgettable experience at the park.
Located in Avengers Campus
Red Car Trolley
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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.
Located in Buena Vista Street
Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters
Height: 40"
Intensity Level: Mild
Casa Della Tires has some fun in store for you! Head into the shop and dance with the cars. They'll hit some sick choreography to some fun Italian tunes and you can sit back and enjoy the ride or join in on the dance! At the end of the ride, be sure to raise your arms when the cars all spin in unison.
Located in Cars Land
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Height: 40"
Intensity Level: Mild
You're invited to the junkyard party by Mater himself! Grab a partner and head to any tractor of your pleasing. You'll then be whipped around in circles on the dance floor to the songs that Mater sings from his jukebox of sorts. Enjoy the upbeat hoedown music and spinning, twirling tractors that will have you tapping your feet and laughing out loud.
Located in Cars Land
Radiator Springs Racers
Height: 40"
Intensity Level: Thrilling
Get ready for the race of a lifetime! You'll hop into a car and drive around the breathtaking landscapes of Ornament Valley and Radiator Springs at a fast pace. Watch the desert zoom by as you keep an eye on your opponent. Lines get long for this ride so consider getting Lightning Lane.
Located in Cars Land
Grizzly River Run
Height: 42"
Intensity Level: Mild
Embark on a wild and wet adventure through the rapids of the Grizzly River. This water ride will have you cooled down on a hot summer day for sure. Each raft holds up to 8 and will bob and weave down a river full of twists, turns, and drops! Most riders will get at least a little wet, if not completely soaked.
Located in Grizzly Peak
Redwood Creek Challenge
Height: Varies
Intensity Level: N/A
Escape the park's hustle and bustle on an interactive nature trail that's packed with physical challenges and fun discoveries. Explore the scenic surroundings, scale a rock wall (guests over 42"), slide down log slides (guests over 32"), and tackle a training tower (guests over 42" and 13+). And for a more meditative experience, venture into a cave where you'll find an animal that connects to your soul. It's the perfect way to recharge and connect with nature at the park.
Located in Grizzly Peak
Soarin'
Height: 40"
Intensity Level: Mild
Explore the world like never before with this immersive experience! Hop into the moving theater and see spectacles of the world like the Taj Mahal or the great Wall of China. The sights are accompanied by a series of songs written by Bruce Broughton to bring out the true wonder and awe of nature.
Located in Grizzly Peak
Animation Academy
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Release your inner artist and learn to draw like a Disney animator at the Animation Academy. Guided by a professional artist, guests will get step-by-step instruction on how to create their own Disney characters. Whether you're an aspiring artist or just looking for a fun and creative activity, this is the perfect place to unleash your creativity and channel your inner Walt Disney. So, get ready to sketch, shade, and bring your imagination to life at the Animation Academy.
Located in Hollywood Land
Disney Junior Dance Party
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Let your kids unleash their inner dancer at the Disney Junior Dance Party! They'll twirl, jump, and bop to the beats of DJ Deejay and Finn Fiesta, while shaking it off with Vampirina and Doc McStuffins. And while they're becoming stars on the dance floor, you can enjoy the cool and comfortable air-conditioned space of the party. It's the perfect way to keep your kids entertained and moving, while taking a breather and enjoying the festive atmosphere of the Disney Junior Dance Party.
Located in Hollywood Land
Mickey's Philharmagic
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Mickey's PhilharMagic is a 3D musical spectacular that takes guests on a journey through classic Disney animated films. With stunning visuals, lively music, and beloved characters, this show is a must-see for families and fans of all ages. You'll hear "Be Our Guest", "Part of Your World", "You Can Fly" and so much more!
Located in Hollywood Land
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley
to the Rescue
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Intensity Level: Mild
Grab a taxi and head into the chaos of Monstropolis! There you will hear an emergency report for a particular missing human (a small one). Join Mike and Sulley as they try to get Boo back home before someone else finds her and throws the whole world into chaos.
Located in Hollywood Land
Turtle Talk with Crush
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Turtle Talk with Crush lets guests have a chill conversation with everyone's favorite turtle! Crush's interactions with the crowd will have everyone laughing. His curiosity about the human world leads him to ask some thoughtful questions and made some insightful remarks. Since the interaction is differs from crowd to crowd, this is great experience to visit multiple times every trip!
Located in Hollywood Land
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