What to Ride First in Grizzly Peak

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What to ride first in Grizzly Peak. Do you love the great outdoors, tall pine trees and the fresh mountain air? A true symbol of California, Grizzly Peak is the place for you and it’s right here at Disney California Adventure.

What to ride first at California Adventure. Tips to plan your day at the Disneyland Resort.
What to ride first at California Adventure. Tips to plan your day at the Disneyland Resort.

Our readers are always asking us, “what ride should I go on first at California Adventure? Which ride has the longest line?” The answers change with the season and also depends a lot on your preferences and group.

What to ride first in Grizzly Peak aims to answer those questions and more. Be sure to read the entire series for what to ride first at California Adventure and see our first picks for each land in the park!

What to Ride First in Grizzly Peak

What used to be Condor Flats and Grizzly Peak has now transformed into one cohesive land in California Adventure with the distinguished feel of the rustic outdoors. You’ll first notice the grizzly bear shaped mountain, a nod to California’s state animal, along with towering trees begging you to explore this often cool and uncrowded area of the park.
It’s also home to a second California Adventure entrance/exit. Guests at any Disneyland Resort hotel can use this entrance and other park guests can use it at select times (usually after 11:00 am, but check with cast members at the turnstiles beforehand).

What to Ride First in Grizzly Peak: Soarin’

What’s not to love about this attraction? It’s easily one of my favorites at California Adventure and is a must-ride for everyone who’s tall enough. One Soarin’ Around the World, you’ll hang over stunning sights and glide over the globe like never before.

This is also a great ride to try out the Single Rider Line.

What to ride first at California Adventure. Soarin' Around the World. Photo credit Disneyland Resort.
What to ride first at California Adventure. Soarin’ Around the World. Photo credit Disneyland Resort.

What to Ride First in Grizzly Peak: More Favorites

What to ride first at Disney California Adventure. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)
What to ride first at Disney California Adventure. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)
Grizzly River Run is a favorite year-round in sunny California. My last run down the river was in January and I decided to skip the poncho and experience the ride just the way it was meant to be.
Which meant I got wet. Which also meant I was very happy to be wearing flip flops. Which also meant I went back to my hotel and changed before sunset so I wouldn’t freeze.

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What to ride first at California Adventure. Grizzly River Run and more tips from The Happiest Blog on Earth.
What to ride first at California Adventure. Grizzly River Run and more tips from The Happiest Blog on Earth.

It was a hilarious ride down the river riding with a big group of people we didn’t know and all of us acting like we had no idea this was a water ride, ditching and ducking from every drop of water. We quickly became a raft full of giggles and ended up pretty wet.

Did you get soaked on the Grizzly River Run? Is Grizzly Peak Airfield your first stop at California Adventure?

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