Just like Disneyland there are plenty of things to see and do at DCA and there are plenty of indoor attractions to experience in the rain. You can start your day in A Bug’s Land where you’ll want to check out It’s Tough to Be a Bug! and Tuck and Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies. The remaining attractions in the area are uncovered which will result in wet pants so you’ll probably want to save those for later.
In Condor Flats you will absolutely want to experience Soarin’ Over California. Here you will soar like an eagle on an exhilarating yet gentle simulated hang glider flight over natural and manmade wonders from the State of California. While waiting in line make sure to check out all of the aviation facts that line the walls as you head for your glider.
As you get to Grizzly Peak you’ll want to go into the Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar. Here you will get a special preview of the new attractions and entertainment coming to Disney California Adventure and Disneyland parks. Keep in mind that the Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar is only open when there is a new and upcoming attraction. If it’s closed just head on over to Wine Country Trattoria for a glass of wine to warm your body, and take some time to plan your next move.
Hollywood Land is where you will find the most crowds while it’s raining and the most indoor attractions as well. Hollywood Land boasts two live stage shows, Disney’s Aladdin and Disney Junior-Live on Stage! You can enjoy Muppet*Vision 3D, Turtle Talk with Crush, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Animation Academy. May we add that Disney’s Aladdin is very good and a must see if you’ve never experienced this show before.
Pacific Wharf has the Bakery Tour where you can learn the secrets of the 150-year-old process used to bake sourdough bread while enjoying a glass-walled tour of the Boudin Bakery. Have a sweet tooth? Make sure to stop by Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop for a yummy treat that’s sure to make you forget about the rain!
Most often associated with fun in the sun, Paradise Pier doesn’t have too many attractions to keep you out of the rain. You can visit the games of the Boardwalk as well as one of the most entertaining attractions on the pier, Toy Story Midway Mania! which will keep you dry once you’ve navigated the queue line.
Of course you can toss all of these ideas out the window and head straight to Grizzly River Run and get soaked until your heart’s content Until next time…