Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s California Adventure Park

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Today, February 8, Disney California Adventure is celebrating its 20 year anniversary! When the park opened in 2001, it was part of the largest expansion in Disney history at the time. For the past 20 years, guests at the Disneyland Resort have been captivated by the imagination, creativity and evolution of Disney California Adventure park.

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The theme parks at the Disneyland Resort remain closed, but today we take a look at some of our favorite spots in Disney California Adventure.

We start by taking a step back in time, strolling down the idyllic Buena Vista Street. The boulevard depicts a typical Los Angeles neighborhood where a young Walt Disney lived and worked after arriving in Southern California in 1923.

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Take a deep breath and soak in the great outdoors at Grizzly Peak. Once your moment of respite passes, think about braving Grizzly River Run, a one-stop destination for thrill-seeking rafters.

Peruse the boardwalk-inspired Paradise Gardens Park filled with retro-style fun. It’s even groovier at night!

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Then, let’s enter the wonderful worlds of Pixar and discover four whimsical neighborhoods at Pixar Pier’s seaside waterfront—Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade and Inside Out Headquarters.

A favorite spot for foodies, eat your way through Pacific Wharf and enjoy the charming waterfront setting.

Slow down as you cruise through the vibrant Radiator Springs, taking in the majestic Ornament Valley and living the stories of your favorite “Cars” characters in Cars Land. No trip is complete without revving your engine on the high-octane Radiator Springs Racers!

It’s easy to feel like a star in Tinseltown when you step into the lights, cameras and action of Hollywood Land.

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And coming soon is the new Marvel-themed land, Avengers Campus. This land is dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of heroes and will open at a future top-secret date.

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Also, coming next month to Disney California Adventure is a limited-time ticketed food and beverage experience. Stay tuned for more information about that!

What is your favorite memory from Disney California Adventure park?