Disney California Adventure

How to Spend a Perfect Evening In Disney’s California Adventure Park

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night or a fun night out with friends, Disney parks are the ideal destination. While many might think that Disneyland offers the best nighttime entertainment of the two Anaheim parks—and they do offer some great fun—this isn’t necessarily true. Disney’s California Adventure Park also has plenty of exciting evening activities, meaning it is an awesome place to go out for a night of thrills.

So how does one go about making sure they have a perfect evening at California Adventure? Well, it isn’t too hard to have a good time at this incredible park. However, it also doesn’t hurt to go in with a plan. Therefore, we have gathered a list of ideas for experiences to add to your plan to make sure your evening is one to remember.


6. Peek at Hollywood Land

If you’ve ever watched an old movie set in Hollywood, you will instantly recognize the street lamps and neon lights of Hollywood Land. This part of California Adventure is an awesome sight to see during the after dark hours, so be sure to take a peek during your evening visit. Of course, you’ll probably want to catch a ride on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! while you’re in the area.

5. Check Out Cars Land

Cars Land is easily one of the most amazing and detailed places in all of the Disney parks. While it is awesome to experience this area during the day, it is much better at night. Once the sun goes down, the entire town of Radiator Springs lights up with colorful neon, making the place a glowing wonder.

Be sure to ride Radiator Springs Racers and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree during your nighttime visit in order to fully experience the land. Additionally, you want to forget to take part in DJ’s dance party in the street.

4. Pay a Visit to Alfresco Tasting Terrace

After a thrilling ride on Radiator Springs Racers, you’ll likely be ready for a drink and a bite to eat. Why not head up to Alfresco Tasting Terrace for a fun snacking experience you won’t soon forget? The outdoor seating at this classy wine bar offers amazing views of Cars Land, which are best enjoyed at night. To top it all off, the food and drinks at this location are excellent.

3. Wander a Bug’s Land

Okay, so A Bug’s Land was undeniably designed for young children. However, it is pretty cool to see at night even if you don’t have any little ones to ride bumper cars with. The land is well designed, with plenty of amazing, oversized details that make you feel as though you are the size of a mere bug. At night, the whole place is lit with giant holiday lights and fireflies, adding to the amazing level of detail.

Hop on board Flik’s Flyers for a unique view from up above, and spend some time on one of the popsicle stick benches as you watch the world walk by.


2. Hop on Mickey’s Fun Wheel

While Mickey’s Fun Wheel is not much different than any other giant Ferris wheel, it is pretty awesome to ride at night. This is because the wheel gives you a birds’ eye view of Paradise Pier. As you can imagine, this is quite the sight to see, as Paradise Pier becomes a beautiful spectacle of lights in the evenings and all of these gorgeous lights reflect off of the water to enhance the view even further.

Feel bored by the idea of a Ferris wheel ride? Choose a sliding car to add to the thrill, or hop on California Screamin’ for a nice view with an amped-up thrill factor.

1. Watch “World of Color”

The perfect ending to the perfect evening is, without a doubt, a nice viewing of “World of Color”. This is California Adventure’s nighttime spectacular, and it certainly is spectacular. The exciting performance uses water, lights, projections, and music to create a magical experience you will remember for years to come. This is easily the highlight of any night spent at California Adventure park. Therefore, you will want to be sure to a nab a FastPass in order to ensure you can see the show well.

Take these ideas, add to them, and create your plan for the perfect evening in California Adventure Park. Your plan will ensure you see everything that is important to you, which means you are sure to have a blast making memories with friends or loved ones!

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