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- Downtown Disney District
If you want all the Disney you can handle, you want this 3-Day Dream-like Anaheim trip!
Disneyland - The time has finally come, all that waiting and anticipating is finally over, your group is going to DISNEYLAND! This is a true dream come true for kids, kids at heart, and even the bigger kids pretending to be adults! Out of this world attractions, entertainment, and food await you at this magical mecca of fun, not to mention all the memories to be made all throughout the 85-acre park. In 1955 Disneyland became the first of two amusement parks built at Disneyland Resort, the second being Disney California Adventure (DCA). Disneyland, however, is the only one to be designed and built directly under the supervision of Walt Disney himself. Open typically 9 am to midnight, your student group is going to want to set aside anywhere from 4-8 hours to fully enjoy all that Disney has created for you! This iconic amusement park features 8 different themed ‘lands’, including Critter Country, New Orleans Square, Adventureland, Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Mickey’s Toontown!
Disney California Adventure -Of course, your student and/or group travel experience to Anaheim wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the other world-famous Disney attraction, Disney California Adventure. Oftentimes just referred to as California Adventure or DCA, this highly popular theme park takes up a whopping 72 acres of prime Anaheim land, first opened here in 2001. Innovative attractions, excellent cuisine, and unforgettable live entertainment will greet you at all ends of this massive park, the entire area is broken into a total of 7 different ‘lands’. Explore each exciting land during your visit, each doing its own part in ‘bringing to life Disney and Pixar stories and characters through amazing attractions, entertainment, and dining!’. The different parts of the park are as follows (see map) A Bug's Land, Cars Land, Hollywood Land, Grizzly Peak, Buena Vista Street, Paradise Pier, and Pacific Wharf! The lights on Paradise Pier are entertainment enough after night falls, not to mention the different bands and characters stationed around the park!
Downtown Disney District - While technically in the same general location as the park (Disneyland) and considered a part of the Disney conglomerate, Downtown Disney District is a completely separate experience than the thrills of the theme park, a retail paradise that you don’t have to pay admission to enjoy! The atmosphere, family friendly vibe, and Disney theme will ring true throughout, however. This outdoor shopping center in the Disneyland Resort area was created in 2001 as a part of a major park expansion, changing the single theme park location into a multi-park resort complex, a truly great addition to the already entertaining area. The outlets sit along a lively promenade lined with ‘distinctive eateries, unique shops, and exciting entertainment.’ You can spend your time here with your group shopping, dining, or enjoy a show, each great options to wind down, or begin, a busy Disney day.
Ridemakerz/AMC/ESPN Sports Zone - Use your last afternoon in Anaheim creating a customized model car at Ridemakerz, catching any of the latest flicks at AMC, or playing any of the over 10,000 arcade games at ESPN Sports Zone. Since all three of these entertainment options are within the Downtown Disney District it shouldn't be a problem for your group to split up for a couple hours to ensure everybody gets to do something they want to do!