Guide to Hollywood Land at California Adventures

Welcome to Hollywood Land, the California Adventure theme park’s ode to Tinseltown’s Golden Age. From thrilling attractions to world-class dining, Hollywood Land has something for everyone. In this guide, we’ll give you a rundown of the most exciting things to see and do in this iconic section of the park.

Showstopping Attractions

Hollywood Land is home to some of California Adventure’s most popular rides, including Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

Monster's, Inc. Mike and Sully to the Rescue's colorful exterior nearly outshines it's colorful past.

Join Mike and Sulley on a wild ride through Monstropolis as they race to save Boo from the clutches of evil Randall. This ride is perfect for kids and adults alike, with its fun storyline and colorful visuals. You’ll be transported to the world of Monsters, Inc. and encounter beloved characters like Mike, Sulley, and Boo. The ride is a dark ride that is sure to thrill you.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

A brilliant marquee displays the Sunset Showcase Theater's latest show, Mickey's PhilarMagic

Step into the world of Disney classics with Mickey’s PhilharMagic, a 3D musical spectacular featuring memorable moments from beloved movies like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. Be sure to keep an eye out for some fun Easter eggs hidden throughout the show. The show is a 12-minute 3D experience that is truly magical. You’ll see classic Disney characters come to life on a giant screen and experience the magic of Disney music like never before.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Terror looms ahead at Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout

Formerly known as the Tower of Terror, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is a thrilling ride that takes you on an adventure with Star-Lord and his gang of misfit heroes. With its high-intensity drops and stunning visuals, this ride is not for the faint of heart. But fear not, we’ve got some tips for conquering the chaos later in this guide. The ride is a free-fall ride that is sure to leave you breathless. You’ll be able to experience the excitement of being a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Hollywood-Inspired Dining

In addition to its exciting attractions, Hollywood Land is also home to some of the park’s best dining options. Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet hot dog or a refreshing smoothie, there’s something for everyone.

Award Wieners

If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, look no further than Award Wieners. This Hollywood-inspired eatery is known for its tasty hot dogs and sausages, as well as its delicious snacks and sides. The hot dogs are made with gourmet ingredients and are sure to satisfy your hunger. You can also try some of their delicious snacks and sides like chili cheese fries, onion rings, and soft pretzels.


Stop by for a sweet treat at Schmoozies

For a sweet treat, head to Schmoozies! and try one of their delicious smoothies or shakes. With creative seasonal offerings like the Pumpkin Spice Shake, there’s always something new to try. The smoothies and shakes are made with fresh ingredients and are perfect for a hot day in the park. You can also try some of their seasonal offerings like the Peppermint Mocha Shake during the holidays.

Fairfax Market

For a healthier option, check out Fairfax Market, which offers fresh on-the-go options like salads and sandwiches. And don’t forget to grab a refreshing beverage or snack to take with you on the rest of your Hollywood Land adventure. The salads and sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients and are perfect for a quick and healthy meal in the park. You can also grab some fresh fruits and vegetables or a refreshing drink to take with you on the go.

Entertainment and Live Performances

No trip to Hollywood Land is complete without checking out some of the park’s live performances and entertainment options. From interactive shows to character meet-and-greets, there’s always something exciting going on.

Disney Junior Dance Party!

Young fans will love the interactive Disney Junior Dance Party!, where they can dance with their favorite characters from shows like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Doc McStuffins. The dance party is a fun and interactive experience that is perfect for young children. They can dance with their favorite Disney Junior characters and enjoy the music and lights.

Animation Academy

There's plenty to see and do inside the Animation Academy in California Adventure's Hollywood Land

Learn to draw your favorite Disney characters from a professional artist at Animation Academy. Whether you’re a budding animator or just looking for a fun activity, this is a can’t-miss experience. The Animation Academy is a great place to learn how to draw your favorite Disney characters. You’ll be taught by a professional artist and will be able to take your drawing home with you as a souvenir.

Character Close-Up

Meet-and-greet with your favorite Disney characters at Character Close-Up, where you can take photos and even get some special photo opportunities. The meet-and-greet is a great way to get up close and personal with your favorite Disney characters. You can take photos with them and even get some special photo opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else.

Shopping for Cinematic Souvenirs

Don’t forget to pick up some Hollywood Land-themed souvenirs before you leave the park! From exclusive art and collectibles to fashion-forward apparel and accessories, there’s something for everyone.

Off the Page

The art in this shop is so beautiful it will nearly jump Off the Page!

For unique gifts and collectibles, head to Off the Page, where you’ll find exclusive Disney art and one-of-a-kind items for movie lovers. Off the Page is a great place to find unique and exclusive Disney art and collectibles. You’ll find one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else in the park.

Gone Hollywood

For fashion-forward apparel and accessories, check out Gone Hollywood, which offers a wide range of Hollywood Land-themed merchandise. Gone Hollywood is a great place to find fashion-forward apparel and accessories that are inspired by Hollywood Land. You’ll find a wide range of merchandise that is perfect for any Disney fan.

Studio Store

And for toys, clothing, and more, head to Studio Store, where you’ll find fun finds for all ages. Studio Store is a great place to find toys, clothing, and other merchandise that is inspired by Hollywood Land. You’ll find something for every age group, from young children to adults.

Hollywood Land’s Iconic Backdrops

In addition to its rides and attractions, Hollywood Land is also known for its stunning backdrops and architecture. Be sure to snap some photos in front of the iconic Carthay Circle Theatre or take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard to soak in the classic architecture and neon lights.

Carthay Circle Theatre

The iconic Carthay Circle Theater tower stands tall in the shadow of the sun

A replica of the legendary movie palace, Carthay Circle Theatre is the perfect spot for a glamorous photo. The Carthay Circle Theatre is a beautiful replica of the legendary movie palace that was located in Los Angeles. It’s a great place to take a glamorous photo and capture some of the magic of Hollywood.

Hollywood Boulevard

Take a walk through Tinseltown’s history on Hollywood Boulevard, which features classic architecture and neon lights. Hollywood Boulevard is a great place to take a stroll and soak in the history and glamour of Hollywood. You’ll see classic architecture and neon lights that are sure to transport you back in time.

Hyperion Theater

The Hyperion theater has been home to a number of shows, but one thing that will never change (we hope) is the breathtaking backdrop out front.

And don’t forget to catch a show at the Hyperion Theater, where you’ll find Broadway-caliber performances and some tips for attending a performance later in this guide. The Hyperion Theater is a great place to catch a Broadway-caliber performance. You’ll be able to see some of the best performers in the world and enjoy a truly magical experience.

Seasonal Events and Celebrations

Finally, be sure to check out Hollywood Land’s seasonal events and celebrations! From spooky Halloween overlays to festive holiday displays, there’s always something new and exciting going on.

Halloween Time at California Adventure

The host of California Adventure's Halloween Party, Oogie Bogie Bash is projected in bright colors on the Carthay Circle tower.

During Halloween Time at California Adventure, Hollywood Land is transformed with spooky decorations and themed treats and entertainment. Halloween Time at California Adventure is a great time to visit Hollywood Land. You’ll be able to see spooky decorations and enjoy themed treats and entertainment.

Holidays at California Adventure

Each year California Adventure hosts Festival of the Holidays, with live stage performances in Hollywood Land

And during the holiday season, Hollywood Land is decked out with festive lights and displays, as well as some special holiday experiences. The holiday season is a magical time to visit Hollywood Land. You’ll be able to see festive lights and displays and enjoy some special holiday experiences that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Tips and Tricks for a Star-Studded Visit

Before you head to Hollywood Land, be sure to check out our tips and tricks for making the most of your visit. From Genie+ recommendations to the best times to visit attractions, we’ve got you covered. Planning your visit to Hollywood Land can be overwhelming, but our tips and tricks will help you make the most of your time in the park.

We hope this guide has given you a taste of all the excitement and adventure waiting for you in Hollywood Land. So what are you waiting for? Grab some friends or family and head to the park to create some magical memories. And be sure to tell us your favorite snack in Hollywood Land in the comments below!

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