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Adventure City
Forwards, backwards, sideways… Adventure City’s array of rides covers all angles – and ages. First-timers as young as three can hop aboard the Freeway Coaster that wraps itself around a giant pepper tree, while older kids can take the next step on the even loopier Rewind Racers. Then there’s Drop Zone, a 45-foot freefall ride that will give anyone butterflies in their tummy.
California Screamin’
The name says it all. This 2 km-long steel rollercoaster is a roaring riot from start to finish. Unlike traditional slow-start rides, this coaster uses an electric booster to launch you right into the action, reaching 90 km per hour in just four seconds. There’s no need to be red-faced about your fears though – special “scream tubes” keep your hollerin’ to a minimum!
Disneyland Park
When you wish upon a star… wish for a day out at Disneyland! Opened in 1955, this legendary theme park was designed by Walt Disney himself. Today, its eight themed lands encompass 58 attractions based on characters old and new, from Winnie the Pooh to Buzz Lightyear. Choose from carousels, rollercoasters and water rides to have yourself a rip-roaring time.
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center
Are you made of the right stuff? This state-of-the-art flight centre lets you find out. Mixing classroom training with ultra-realistic simulators, Flightdeck is as close as you’ll get to those “Top Gun” dreams. So suit up, get briefed on your mission and hop inside the replica F-16 cockpit to test your mettle as a jet-fighter pilot.
Grizzly River Run
Prepare for a proper soaking. If you can’t make it to the real Yellowstone or Redwood, this water ride recreates the thrill of white-water rafting in a classic California state park. You’ll bob along the rushing rapids of the Grizzly River, spinning and splashing your way to the bottom as the sounds of bears and coyotes echo around the mountainside.
Cars Land
Vroom-vroom! This sprawling, motor-themed desert landscape brings to life the world of “Cars”, Disney-Pixar’s popular film. Petrol heads of all ages can let off some steam among dozens of attractions, from spinning rubber-tyre rides and junkyard dodgems to rapid racing-car simulators. There are also lots of car-themed restaurants if you fancy a family-dinner pitstop.
Disney California Adventure Park
With 15 million visitors a year, the original Disneyland was so popular that they had to build another theme park next door. This one recreates California’s past, from the Victorian-style architecture of Paradise Pier to 1930s Hollywood. You can relive those days through live 3D shows, thrilling fairground rides and Buena Vista Street’s colourful cast of characters.
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
Modelled on Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, Sleeping Beauty’s palace beckons visitors from the end of Main Street, U.S.A. Step into a pink pastel dream and discover a world where spells can be broken and dreams really do come true. Aurora’s story will unravel before you on a series of beautiful stained-glass windows, while “When You Wish upon a Star” twinkles gently in the background.
Disney California Adventure
A different line-up of attractions from those of Disneyland, including some family-friendly rides as well as an emphasis on adult-oriented thrill rides.
Disneyland
Disneyland Amusement Park Anaheim California
West Ball Rd & South Disneyland Dr

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Traveller's reviews and photos

8
Very good
Too busy in Disneyland at spring break. California adventure park and Universal studios were not as busy, therefore this added to more enjoyment and less wait times to get on the rides. Very costly for food and water in the parks!
Vanessa
Canada
25 March 2017
10
Exceptional
Nice selection of restaurants within walking distance, Disneyland was within walking distance. Transportation to Universal was really easy to schedule. Took an Uber to the airport, very fun. I laugh traveled from Oregon and ate at IHOP twice, great staff and food, something for everyone.
Cindy
USA
25 March 2017
8
Very good
Food is way too expensive!! Research your options before your trip if you are budgeting. Uber, uber uber!! I cannot say that enough. Save yourself the traffic stress if you do not know the area. It is the best way to get around.
cyndee
USA
26 March 2017
8
Very good
I enjoyed Disneyland and we drove to Los Angeles as well. The traffic could be a bit frustrating sometimes. Going during the week was good.
Christin
USA
25 March 2017
10
Exceptional
Lots to do. Disney was great. Plenty of tours and buses. Lyft works really well. Lots of restaurants and eateries.
Michelle
New Zealand
25 March 2017

Accommodation and hotels in Anaheim

Del Sol Inn Anaheim

7.8 Good

Score from 601 reviews

£93

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Anaheim Executive Inn & Suites

5.5 Review score

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£68

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Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort Area/Garden Grove

8.6 Fabulous

Score from 1,043 reviews

£107

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Anaheim

7.9 Good

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£95

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Stovall's Inn

8.4 Very good

Score from 1,802 reviews

£91

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Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Maingate

8.7 Fabulous

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£111

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Raffles Inn and Suites

8.1 Very good

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£79

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Travelodge Inn and Suites Anaheim

7.8 Good

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£71

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Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

8.6 Fabulous

Score from 1,528 reviews

£121

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Recommendations for Anaheim

Stay at a hotel within ten minutes of the park. Leave your hotel at least an hour before the park opens; you will avoid the huge lazy crowd coming in to the parking garage 1-2 hours after opening. It can take 45-60 minutes just to get into the parking garage during that time, so come early if you'd rather spend that time in the park. Weekdays are always better than weekends for getting on more rides, but the time of year is important, too. Try to avoid major holidays or vacation times such as Spring Break. Do the most popular rides as soon as the park opens when crowds are thinner; you won't have to wait as long. Try waiting 1-2 hours after the stereotypical "lunch" and "dinner" times to eat your meals in order to avoid a long line for food. Bring your own lunch and keep it in a locker to avoid such lines completely and save a few bucks. Snacks, food, and water are all allowed in the parks. Always wear comfy (not brand-new) tennis shoes for maximum walk-abilty. When you arrive, check the times for the daily parades and if you don't care about them, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, avoid Main Street and Fantasyland during that time!! If you are entering Disneyland during that time, you will not be able to get anywhere, the crowds take up the entire sidewalk and you will feel like a salmon trying to fight your way up against the current of people. Stay in California Adventure during that time if you have park hopper passes, or get some Main Street shopping done, because you will not get anywhere at all otherwise.

They got a bunch of stores and including a shopping center not far from the area.

Definitely use the fastpass, and get to rides early or late in the evening.

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What makes fine dining in Anaheim different?

Multiple options to select from in a compact area.

The Aladdin show and World of colors show.

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Why would you recommend Anaheim for food?

Lots of variety

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