Last week, we shared our Disneyland park must-do’s … and I’ve got to say, you all had some pretty good things to share. This week, let’s head over to Disney California Adventure park. These are my must-do’s – share yours in the comments!
Stop #1 – Red Car Trolley, Buena Vista Street
I love a nice stroll down Buena Vista Street, but the Red Car Trolley is the best way to see it in style. Read about the real-life inspiration behind this attraction in this post.
Stop #2 – Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream, Buena Vista Street
Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream is the only place at the Disneyland Resort where you can get a customized, hand-dipped ice cream bar!
Stop #3 – Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge, Buena Vista Street
Carthay Circle Restaurant is an amazing place to eat – the beautiful restaurant, the delicious food. But if you only have time for a quick stop, I recommend the downstairs lounge. I love the vintage-inspired cocktails.
Stop #4- Frozen Fun, Hollywood Land
This is a brand-new addition to my list. “Frozen Fun” includes so much to do – and my favorite is “Olaf’s Snow Fest.” I grew up in Florida and now I live in Southern California, so playing in the snow is a genuine novelty for me.
Stop #5 – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Hollywood Land
This is one of my favorite Disney Parks attractions of all time, so yeah – must-do.
Stop #6 – Cozy Cone Motel, Cars Land
Some time ago, my friend Kelly and I demonstrated our love for all things at the Cozy Cone. Top of my list: Red’s Apple Freeze.
Stop #7 – Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, Cars Land
Did you think I was going to say Radiator Springs Racers? Well yeah, that’s an obvious one, but my absolute favorite attraction in Cars Land is Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. It’s surprisingly intense but still great for kids … a perfect Disney Parks attraction.
Stop #8 – Alfresco Tasting Terrace, Pacific Wharf
I love this quiet spot, where you can almost forget you’re in a theme park. And the wonderful wines and delicious food just makes it even better!
Stop #9 – California Screamin’, Paradise Pier
The only roller coaster at the Disneyland Resort with an inverted loop is definitely a must-do!
Stop #10 – “World of Color”
Even though it’s closed for refurbishment right now, this nighttime spectacular remains on the list. It’s continued to evolve throughout its nearly five-year run, and I’m amazed by it every time I see it.
That’s my list. Share yours!
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