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What I liked most about DCA!

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What I like most at Disney’s California Adventure Park? No doubt, it’s California Screamin’!

Disney’s California Adventure Park — or DCA for short — has a lot of great things that you absolutely must enjoy at least once in your lifetime if you can get out there.  When my family went this past June, we had a wonderful time, and will go back again in the future.  This week celebrates the 13th anniversary of the day that DCA opened — February 8, 2001 — so at the Magical Blogorail and the Riding the Rails series, we are asking the question, what do you like most about DCA?

For me, without a shadow of a doubt, California Screamin’ is absolutely what I liked most about DCA!  The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith tries to be the Walt Disney World equivalent to California Screamin’, but in all honesty, it is a distant second when you compare it to California Screamin’.

Cindy and I absolutely loved riding this coaster, and Sophie liked it, but not when it went upside down.  I think that was just drama happening there, though.

Take a look at some of my photos from this coaster, and tell me what you think in the comments!  Thanks for stopping by!

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I’m sure I was screamin’ just like a kid on California Screamin’

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Upside down on the loop!

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The buildings are not angled like that — we are!

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Sophie smiles for the camera after the ride is over!

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40 Days til Disneyland – Dancin with Disney!

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Image ©Disney Parks

Wow everyone!  I can’t believe that I’ve already gone through 60 days of attractions, shows, and dining locations for our Countdown to Disneyland series!  Thanks for hanging with me each day, and thank you also for all of the great tips that you’ve left me!  I’m taking note of all of those comments because each one gives me perspective about the Parks that I don’t have because I’ve never been before!

Today we are taking a look at the Dancin with Disney, which is just one part of the entertainment that you can enjoy at Disney’s California Adventure Park.  Along with Dancin with Disney inside Stage 17 in Hollywood Land, you’ve also got all sorts of block parties, interactive performers, Disney and Pixar characters, and other forms of music and dance.  One that catches my imagination is the Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airlines over at Condor Flats!

With so many opportunities to dance your way around the parks, you can even go crazy at the dessert buffet line!

73 Days til Disneyland – Character Close-Up!

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Image ©Disney Parks

Character Close-Up, when I first heard about it, sounded like a way to get up close and personal with the characters.  Then I learned more about it, and learned that what it actually is an interesting exhibit full of original artwork, fascinating 3-D models, and other details that describes how the artists came up with final versions of the characters that we know and love.

The Character Close-Up is located in Hollywood Land at Disney’s California Adventure Park, in the same building that houses the Animation Academy.  If you remember, that building is Disney Animation building, and houses the following attractions:

  • The Animation Courtyard
  • Animation Academy
  • Character Close-Up
  • Sorcerer’s Workshop
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

It sounds to me that this will be a very interesting building to just take our time in and explore all of these interesting facets of Disney Animation!  What are your thoughts about the Character Close-Up and all of the other parts of the Disney Animation building?  Please let us know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!