Category Archives: California Adventure

My Favorite Disney California Adventure Touring Plan

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Disney’s California Adventure park (DCA) has dramatically increased in popularity, partly because of the opening of Cars Land and increased Disneyland crowds in general. Here are some overarching tips for planning your day at DCA park, followed by my favorite touring plan for the whole family. Continue reading

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Disneyland’s Best “Quick Service” Restaurants at a Glance

Disneyland Quick Service PinterstDisneyland and California Adventure have literally dozens of Quick Service restaurants. I’ve done the leg work to identify the best restaurants and provide you with each location and menu options. My best options take into account the quality of food, variety of food, and which locations have the all-important “fun-factor”. The menu selections at these Quick Service locations are generally under $15 per adult meal and do not need advance reservations.

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Disneyland “Table Service” Restaurant Guide

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Disney divides their restaurants into two categories – Table Service and Quick Service. Table Service restaurants are generally sit down restaurants with waiter/waitress service at your table. Quick Service is generally serve yourself or counter ordering.

Disneyland and California Adventure have some excellent, amazingly themed Table Service restaurants located all over the parks. To make your vacation planning easier, I’ve organized and detailed out the Table Service options available for you in the table below. Remember – make reservations at these locations as soon as your window opens (60 days prior to your trip)!

WDW Academy Tip: Try to plan where you will be each day around meal times so you will be in the general area of your desired restaurant to avoid unnecessary crisscrossing the park – which is a waste of value time.

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2016 Disneyland Crowd Calendar

Disneyland is predicted to be more crowded than usual in 2016, partly due to the carry-over of the 60th Anniversary celebration from 2015 (officially ends September 5, 2016) and the growing popularity of California Adventure park. I’ve created the crowd calendar below based on my research of crowd predictions in 2016.

2016 Disneyland crowd calendar

Which Disneyland Character Meal is right for you?

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There are five character meal opportunities in Disneyland. I believe at least one or two character meals are part of the essential Disney experience! I’ve outlined information about each character meal, menu links, and pricing below. Remember to plan ahead and make reservations!

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