After taking in the World of Color in our last virtual trip, I know it’s going to be hard to top last week’s visit to Disney California Adventure. However, it’s time to finish our virtual trips to Disney California Adventure with going through the Grizzly Peak area and the Condor Flats. Right around the corner from The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Under Sea Adventure is the Grizzly Peak area at California Adventure.
The Grizzly Peak area is pretty small and there is not a lot to do in this part of DCA. The above video takes us to the Redwood Creek Challenge. As you can see, this are is pretty cool if you are a child. The kids can earn badges in this area by completing different activities. When Up came out, this area really came to life.
The major attraction in this area is the Grizzly River Run. Are you ready to get wet? This attraction will get you pretty soaked. On a virtual trip, we don’t have to worry about that. However, if you were to visit for real, you should be prepared to get wet while riding.
Now that we’ve done all we can do in the Grizzly Peak area, we’ll head on over to the Condor Flats area to take on the only attraction in that part of DCA. Soarin’ Over California is exactly the same film as Soarin’ at EPCOT. This is an attraction that actually works better at DCA than in Florida. Why? Because the film ends at Disneyland in California. I think that if I had experienced this attraction at EPCOT first, it wouldn’t have made a lot of sense. In California, it’s like you’re taking off from DCA and finishing DCA.
Because there wasn’t a whole lot to take in with this virtual trip, I thought I’d close a show that is no longer running at DCA in the Condor Flats area. Minnie’s Fly Girls Charter Airline show was a fun little show. The above video is from their very last show.
Also, I thought I’d wrap up the virtual trips to the Disneyland Resort theme parks with a few parades that I couldn’t seem to find a place for in the earlier trips. The Pixar Play Parade is the main parade at DCA. If you love Pixar movies, you’ll love this parade. You know that when you visit the parks, you have to line up early for a good spot. On virtual trips, you can sit back and enjoy the wonderful views someone else captured.
The next parade/show, we’ll close out with Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party. I’m not into Phineas and Ferb. So, this show isn’t for me. However, it is apart of Disney California Adventure, so we include it.
There is no better way to close out a day or a virtual trip than with fireworks. Here is the view of the Disneyland fireworks from the upper deck of the Carthay Circle Restaurant. As you can see, it’s not the best view of the fireworks. However, it is a unique way of viewing the Disneyland fireworks show. I hope you’ve enjoyed these virtual trips to the theme parks at the Disneyland Resort in California.