Ride upside-down on a 6,000-foot-long roller coaster. Take a white-knuckle, white-water ride down two waterfalls. Or navigate an obstacle course of rope bridges, rock, and treetop cargo netting. An extreme sports park? No, it's Disney's new California Adventure.
This 55-acre attraction, built on Disneyland's main parking lot, is designed to inject new life into the mouse's Anaheim house. Park designers were clearly encouraged to have fun and be quirky -- in other words, to act like kids and use their imaginations. In large part, they succeeded.
California Adventure is as wild and wacky as the state it salutes. There's a dramatic Hollywood backlot, a winery, a goofy restaurant set in a TV soap opera, a flight-simulating ride, and more. Many attractions are geared specifically to young children and teens.