• On Jan 14, 2022
    Deiasha from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the difference between parks?

    Welcome, Deiasha, to planDisney!

    If you are new to the Happiest Place on Earth, the Disneyland Resort is home to two fantastic theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Both are full of magic but offer something different for Guests.

    Disneyland Park is the original park conceptualized and designed by Walt Disney himself in 1955. Many of the park's original rides are in operation today, such as the Mad Tea Party, the Disneyland Railroad, and Peter Pan's Flight. Disneyland Park is also home to some iconic themed lands, such as Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Frontierland. A new land was recently added to Disneyland Park, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which is home to some incredible Star Wars-themed attractions, restaurants, and shops. You can even build your own droid at the Droid Depot. In summary, Disneyland Park is very nostalgic, as you will see many references to classic Disney films you likely grew up with.

    Disney California Adventure Park, on the other hand, is relatively new and was built in 2001. The inspiration for this park was my home state of California. When I'm visiting California Adventure, I feel like I'm on a grand vacation through all of California. For example, many of the lands emulate exciting places in California, such as the Pacific Wharf (which gives vibes of the Central Coast), Cars Land (with its California Desert theming), and Hollywood Land. Lastly, this theme park is home to Disneyland Resort's newest themed land, Avengers Campus. If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you will have the chance to meet your favorite heroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, and Black Widow.

    If you can visit Disneyland Resort over multiple days, I highly recommend carving out time to visit both. If you only have one day, however, I hope you consider a Park Hopper ticket, which will grant you access to both parks on the same day.

    Good luck with planning your vacation. If you have any other questions, please come back to planDisney!

    Happy planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Lola, California

To all who come to planDisney, welcome! I'm Lola, a Disney-obsessed mom of one from sunny California. Having grown up just a short drive from Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Resort quickly became my home-away-from-home. My favorite thing about Disneyland Resort is that it is the perfect playground for people of ALL ages. I am honored to help you, your family and your friends plan a magical experience at Disneyland Resort! Learn More About Lola

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