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“Radiator Springs brought to life”

Disney California Adventure Park
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$152.99*
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Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure with Transport from Los Angeles
Ranked #1 of 149 things to do in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience the thrill of the an old wooden rollercoaster, but with modern twists, turns and technology, at "California Screamin." Or enjoy a live performance by your favorite characters at Disney's newest theme park, featuring a slew of exciting rides and family entertainment.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Waterdown, Canada
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Radiator Springs brought to life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I don't know if I need to say anything else. There are about 20-30 other rides, but I don't know if anything else matters other than a lifesize replica of Radiator Springs complete with a race car ride similar to speeds of Test Track in Epcot... only Cars themed. Line ups were 180+ minutes and people still lined up (just to give you a sense of how cool the ride was).

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“getting better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

i was here opening day and every time i go back it gets better. the original touches are dissapearing, as is the emphasis on california. however it is more of a theme park vs county fair now ( they did go cheap initially) the new cars land is cute and best at night with the neon, you are in the movie!!!

Visited October 2012
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State College, PA
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“California Excitement ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This park is unlike any other Disney Park, in that it is chock-full of thrilling rides, my favorite being the giant wonder-wheel with it's old-fashioned twist, namely, the cars that drop inside the wheel at certain points during the journey. Very similar to a ride that I saw at New York City's Coney Island. I understand that there have been some changes to the park since I was there, but I very much enjoyed the California Theming to the rides and attractions, especially the first Soarin Ride, which has since been duplicated at Florida's EPCOT.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Little disney and my first time!!!!! Felt like a kid again!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

First tip, download the Verizon Disney park app for your smartphone. They are pretty accurate with wait times, also contains map views and it gps your location so you know where your at. 2nd tip consider getting fast passes because some rides do not have especially the new ones like Cars!!! Cars should be your first choice if you are their early due to the fact it's new and it worth the wait. Raging rapid I believe is what its called will get you wet for sure so make sure your ready or buy the Disney rain coats. They have fast passes!!!! Tower or terror will make you jump so get ready!!! O and try the turkey leg it's awesome!! I forgot the other rides I had ridden because it was just so much and fun was involve so you ten to forget.. Remember pin trading do exist so the secret is trade with Disney staff since you have a choice of your pin and their pin which I find awesome. Make sure if you visit for the holidays get some pins for that season they only come out once a year!!!! I will come back of course, I just love it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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“New and Improved!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Wow! I absolutely love what they've done to the place! It is now more fun to be here than Disneyland and trust me, it is hard for me to say that! I love all of the fun little mini shows throughout the park, the new Pixar Parade, and Cars Land is amazing, however the one negative thing I have to say is that they need to figure out a better system to get the lines moving faster through Cars Land. Overall, it was a great deal of fun! We loved every minute we were there!

Visited October 2012
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