Disneyland's California Adventure 
 

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Disneyland's trademark California Adventure opened in February 2001. This smaller park (one third the size of Disneyland) right next door to Disneyland offers the same parking and same price admission. The new park also has parades, restaurants, thrill rides, shows, arcades and lots of shops. Disneyland offers a one day ticket to the new park or sells passes with savings offered and options to attend the Adventure park or Disneyland in a park jumper three day pass option. Here are some attractions: 

 

Paradise Pier is designed to represent a California boardwalk from earlier days. 

 

Screamin is a roller coaster modeled after wooden roller coasters of the 1920's. Taking you from 0 to 55 miles per hour in under five seconds with a loop around Mickey's ears.  Enjoy the 180 foot drop and the twists and turns of excitement new to this corner of Anaheim. 

 

Sun Wheel is modeled after Coney Island's 1927 Wonder Wheel. It offers two opportunities. You can ride the stationary gondola which provides a traditional ferris wheel experience or your can board a gondola which slides on a rail and rocks as it rotates. 

 

Maliboomer is three 180 foot towers which take you to the top, then drop you back down. 

 

Mullholland Madness offers twists, turns and obstacles, Golden Zephyr is a spinning spaceship, Jumpin' Jellyfish is an easy going  children's ride, Orange Stinger is a four-story  California orange  complete with orange scents and a spiraling ride inside, King Triton's Carousel with 56 aquatic creatures to sit on and bob up and down and boardwalk games.