Episode-115-Fear's-Guide-to-DCA

115 Park Tip: Fear’s Guide to What’s Scary at California Adventure

 

Megan & Kris talk about what’s scary at California Adventure (Disneyland Park is in a past episode) for young kids preschool aged and younger.

 

Fear’s Guide to What’s Scary at California Adventure

We’re mainly pointing out California Adventure Attractions that can be scary for kids 5 and under (preschool age) or a 40 inch height requirement and lower.

 

Hollywoodland

Monsters Inc: This ride is a dark ride and features monsters. If your kids are familiar with the movie Monsters Inc., the monsters really aren’t scary at all. Parents, use your discretion.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!: Having not opened as of the time of this recording, we really can’t speak to this attraction, though it can be assumed that it will still be thrilling, especially since they’re not changing the ride concept.

 

Bugs Land

It’s Tough to Be a Bug: This is a 3D show that features startling aspects, smells and other interactive elements. Also, the villain from the movie, Hopper, makes an appearance which may be frightening to young ones.

All Rides are ok: This is basically a “kiddie land,” with all rides being designed specifically for young children.

 

Cars Land

Radiator Springs Racers: This is a dark ride, as well as a thrill ride. The beginning bakes you through various scenes from the movie Cars as you’re gearing up for a race, which takes up the second half of the ride as you speed through a race course. A couple things you’ll encounter in the dark ride portion are the harvester vehicle and an oncoming train.

Luigi’s Rollicking Roadsters: There’s nothing really scary about this ride.

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree: This is a ride in which you ride in trailers that spin around. It can tend to be a little rough and if your child doesn’t like spinning, you might want to move onto something else.

 

Paradise Pier

Little Mermaid: This is a dark ride that features scenes from the classic movie The Little Mermaid, including a scene with Ursula, the sea witch, which may be scary for young kids.

Toy Story Midway Mania: This is another dark ride which is a fun interactive game. Between sections though, the cars spin rather vigorously and may be an issue for youngsters.

Triton’s Carousel: It’s a carousel, have fun!

Mickey’s Fun Wheel: This is basically a Farris Wheel with some fun modifications! Some of the gondolas (which you can choose) are on a track the makes it swing more than a normal gondola would swing. Plus, you have the heights. The gondolas are enclosed though, so it’s safe.

Mickey’s Silly Symphony Swings: The issues you’ll deal with here are swinging and heights.

Jumping Jellyfish: This is a ride that takes you up high, and then lowers you down again. Think if it as a kiddie version of the Hollywood Tower of Terror without the “terror.”

Goofy’s Sky School: This is a mini roller coaster with sharp hairpin turns and extreme ups and downs. It’s a little rough too and the vantage points might be scary for young kids riding with you.

 

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly River Run: this is a fun raft ride that takes you through some rapids with plenty of spins, drops, and water. It is a bit if a thrill ride, and you will get wet!

Soaring’ Around the World: This is a wonderful ride that basically takes you up into a video projection transporting you to different places around the world as if you’re visiting them via hang glider, granted, a very large hang glider that seats about 75 people. Simulated heights would be the biggest scare factor here.

 

 

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103 Park Tip: Uncommon Things for Kids at Disneyland

 

Megan & Kris answer a question from Chris, a new friend who found our about us from The Sweep Spot podcast. (Thanks guys!) He asks:

What are some of the uncommon things you like to do with your kids at Disneyland?

 

Uncommon Things for Kids at Disneyland

Here are some of the “uncommon things” we enjoy with our kids at Disneyland and DCA.

• Catch some of the “street shows” at Disneyland and DCA like the green toy soldiers at Paradise Pier, Five & Dime, Red Card Newsboys, Golden Horseshoe revue.

• Alice & the Mad Hatter – Musical chairs on Main Street and a “Dance Party” in the courtyard just inside the castle.

• Citizens of Buena Vista Street: Molly and Milly the Messengers, Donna the Dog Lady, Officer Calvin Blue and Phi Phi Francis the Photographer.

• Go to sourdough factory and watch how the bread is made.

• Animation academy where they teach you how to draw.

• Starting up the scream factory: right after rope drop before they let people into the Monsters Inc ride, they hold a screaming contest to start up the ride.

• Candy making areas: Candy Palace on Main Street and Pooh Corner at Disneyland Park, and Trolley Candy Treats at DCA.

• Watch “Disney Secrets” videos on youtube and then go find them yourselves at the park.

 

 

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093 Park Tip: Character Meet & Greets at Disneyland

 

Megan & Kris talks about everything you need to know about character meet & greets at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure!

 

Character Meet & Greets at Disneyland & DCA

Here’s a bit of an outline for what we cover:

 

Character Tips

Autograph book & marker
Making your own autograph book
Dress up like favorite character
Celebration pins
Know your kids.

 

Taking Photos

Have photo pass or AP ready
Have camera ready, cast members will use your camera too

 

Where to find characters:

Classic Characters: Fab Five
Main Street by Lincoln and the Fire Station and Toon Town
Oswald front of DCA

Princesses
Royal Hall
Fantasy Faire
Wishing Well
Aladdin’s Oasis
New Orleans Square
Anna & Elsa at DCA

Fairies
Pixie Hollow

Pooh & Friends
Critter Country

Star Wars Characters
Star Wars Launch Bay
Storm Troopers
Boba Fett

Super Heroes
Hollywood Land – Captain America

Cars
Cars Land

Disney Junior Characters
Hollywood Land

Chase Disney Card Specials
DCA
Star Wars Launch Bay

Character Dining

Secret “Strolling” Characters
Boba Fett
Storm Troopers
Alice & Mad Hatter
Peter Pan & Hook
Cruella DeVille
Citizens of Buena Vista Street
Special characters during holidays (villains during Halloween Party)

 

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092 Family Fun: Kit and the Lunar New Year at California Adventure

 

Kit talks about some of the fun shows we saw at Disney California Adventure celebrating Lunar New Year!

 

 

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054 Family Fun: Kit Talks about Frozen Live at the Hyperion

 

In this episode, Kit talks about seeing Frozen Live at the Hyperion at Disney California Adventure! Warning: Spoilers ahead.

 

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