Category: Disney California Adventure

Last Chance: Flik’s Fun Fair

Flik and his friends are about to be squashed at Disney California Adventure. …

Hunting an Easter Eggstravaganza

The hunt was on for these Disney kids. The annual EGGstravaganza, hosted by several of the Disney parks during the spring season, can be a fun family activity that doesn’t have to divert your attention much from a touring plan.

Shoot the rapids on Grizzly River Run

Do you dare to shoot the whitewater rapids of Grizzly River Run? Better hope it’s a scorching day in the California parklands — because your chances of escaping without a massive dousing are slim.…

Smoke Andy’s score in Toy Story Midway Mania!

PicMonkey Collage toy story mmSmoke my own eight-year-old Andy, not Pixar’s! As far as I remember, Andy of the Toy Story series isn’t even featured in the Toy Story Midway Mania! attraction, at least not directly. I believe the idea is that Andy has

Follow the rainbow to World of Color at Disney California Adventure

World of Color is on the list of those non-negotiable attractions when our family visits Disney California Adventure. It’s a visually stunning show show filled with leaping Technicolor fountains, blasts of flame, and favorite Disney characters projected onto screens

Swingin’ with the Silly Symphony

Back in 1935, Walt Disney Productions released a little animated feature called The Band Concert. It was the first time audiences got to see Mickey Mouse in color — in this case, he was seething in color as a frustrated …

Take a drawing lesson at Animation Academy

I have a thick folder dating back many years containing a charming collection of Disney characters my children have drawn me. Secretly, these are my favorite works of art to receive from them. It’s been awesome watching the characters evolve …

Hail a ride on the Red Car Trolley

Could there be a more stylish and appropriate way to transport the family down Buena Vista Street? Destination Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Tower Hotel! The streetcars that hum through the streets of Disney California Adventure were inspired by Pacific …

Take a free-mounted ride on Mickey’s Fun Wheel

Mickey’s Fun Wheel deviates from traditional Ferris wheels in that most of the gondolas slide inwards and outwards as the wheel rotates. And, if you haven’t yet experienced these swinging gondolas, consider yourself warned! We (and “we” refers to two