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Wait Times at California Adventure

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Disney California Adventure is a theme park located in Anaheim, California, outside of Los Angeles, and is the second theme park at Disneyland Resort. Opened in 2001, the park has undergone numerous changes over the years, changing attractions and themes, with Pixar and Marvel Studios currently major themes. DCA is busiest during Spring Break & October through December, with lighter crowds in August and September. See the California Adventure Crowd Calendar for more details. Each fall, the park hosts the Halloween themed, separately ticketed event Oogie Boogie Bash. California Adventure does require reservations in addition to admission tickets. Setup free Park Pass Alerts to find Disneyland reservations for busier days.

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Park Insights

Current Average
28
Wait (Minutes)
Today's Average
20
minutes

Park Hours & Time

Current Park Time
02:11 PM

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California Adventure Typical Wait Times

What are wait times typically like at California Adventure each day? The table below shows the recent average of wait times at California Adventure, listed in 5 minute intervals.

California Adventure Typical Average Wait Times
TIME WAIT TIME
7:00 AM
39 minutes
7:05 AM
47 minutes
7:10 AM
47 minutes
7:15 AM
47 minutes
7:20 AM
49 minutes
7:25 AM
49 minutes
7:30 AM
22 minutes
7:35 AM
6 minutes
7:40 AM
6 minutes
7:45 AM
6 minutes
7:50 AM
6 minutes
7:55 AM
7 minutes
8:00 AM
7 minutes
8:05 AM
8 minutes
8:10 AM
11 minutes
8:15 AM
13 minutes
8:20 AM
13 minutes
8:25 AM
13 minutes
8:30 AM
13 minutes
8:35 AM
14 minutes
8:40 AM
14 minutes
8:45 AM
14 minutes
8:50 AM
15 minutes
8:55 AM
15 minutes
9:00 AM
16 minutes
9:05 AM
16 minutes
9:10 AM
17 minutes
9:15 AM
17 minutes
9:20 AM
17 minutes
9:25 AM
18 minutes
9:30 AM
18 minutes
9:35 AM
19 minutes
9:40 AM
19 minutes
9:45 AM
20 minutes
9:50 AM
21 minutes
9:55 AM
21 minutes
10:00 AM
22 minutes
10:05 AM
22 minutes
10:10 AM
22 minutes
10:15 AM
23 minutes
10:20 AM
24 minutes
10:25 AM
24 minutes
10:30 AM
25 minutes
10:35 AM
26 minutes
10:40 AM
26 minutes
10:45 AM
27 minutes
10:50 AM
27 minutes
10:55 AM
28 minutes
11:00 AM
28 minutes
11:05 AM
29 minutes
11:10 AM
29 minutes
11:15 AM
29 minutes
11:20 AM
29 minutes
11:25 AM
30 minutes
11:30 AM
30 minutes
11:35 AM
30 minutes
11:40 AM
30 minutes
11:45 AM
31 minutes
11:50 AM
31 minutes
11:55 AM
31 minutes
12:00 PM
31 minutes
12:05 PM
32 minutes
12:10 PM
31 minutes
12:15 PM
31 minutes
12:20 PM
31 minutes
12:25 PM
31 minutes
12:30 PM
31 minutes
12:35 PM
31 minutes
12:40 PM
31 minutes
12:45 PM
31 minutes
12:50 PM
31 minutes
12:55 PM
31 minutes
1:00 PM
31 minutes
1:05 PM
31 minutes
1:10 PM
31 minutes
1:15 PM
32 minutes
1:20 PM
32 minutes
1:25 PM
32 minutes
1:30 PM
32 minutes
1:35 PM
32 minutes
1:40 PM
33 minutes
1:45 PM
33 minutes
1:50 PM
33 minutes
1:55 PM
33 minutes
2:00 PM
33 minutes
2:05 PM
33 minutes
2:10 PM
33 minutes
2:15 PM
33 minutes
2:20 PM
33 minutes
2:25 PM
33 minutes
2:30 PM
33 minutes
2:35 PM
34 minutes
2:40 PM
34 minutes
2:45 PM
34 minutes
2:50 PM
34 minutes
2:55 PM
34 minutes
3:00 PM
34 minutes
3:05 PM
34 minutes
3:10 PM
35 minutes
3:15 PM
35 minutes
3:20 PM
35 minutes
3:25 PM
35 minutes
3:30 PM
35 minutes
3:35 PM
35 minutes
3:40 PM
35 minutes
3:45 PM
35 minutes
3:50 PM
35 minutes
3:55 PM
35 minutes
4:00 PM
35 minutes
4:05 PM
35 minutes
4:10 PM
35 minutes
4:15 PM
34 minutes
4:20 PM
35 minutes
4:25 PM
35 minutes
4:30 PM
35 minutes
4:35 PM
35 minutes
4:40 PM
35 minutes
4:45 PM
35 minutes
4:50 PM
35 minutes
4:55 PM
35 minutes
5:00 PM
35 minutes
5:05 PM
35 minutes
5:10 PM
35 minutes
5:15 PM
35 minutes
5:20 PM
35 minutes
5:25 PM
35 minutes
5:30 PM
35 minutes
5:35 PM
35 minutes
5:40 PM
34 minutes
5:45 PM
34 minutes
5:50 PM
34 minutes
5:55 PM
34 minutes
6:00 PM
33 minutes
6:05 PM
33 minutes
6:10 PM
33 minutes
6:15 PM
32 minutes
6:20 PM
32 minutes
6:25 PM
32 minutes
6:30 PM
32 minutes
6:35 PM
31 minutes
6:40 PM
31 minutes
6:45 PM
31 minutes
6:50 PM
31 minutes
6:55 PM
31 minutes
7:00 PM
30 minutes
7:05 PM
30 minutes
7:10 PM
30 minutes
7:15 PM
30 minutes
7:20 PM
30 minutes
7:25 PM
30 minutes
7:30 PM
30 minutes
7:35 PM
29 minutes
7:40 PM
29 minutes
7:45 PM
29 minutes
7:50 PM
29 minutes
7:55 PM
29 minutes
8:00 PM
29 minutes

California Adventure Trends

Today's Genie+ Price
$30
Today's Wait Times
-31.2%
Wait Times This Week
16.0%
Wait Times This Month
-19.4%

California Adventure Average Wait Profile

Data For 05/22/2024
How busy is California Adventure? Typically, a higher park average wait time indicates higher crowds and a busier theme park. This graph shows the average wait time across California Adventure as compared to the historical wait profile for the day of the week.
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California Adventure Summary Statistics

STATISTIC VALUE
05/22/2024's Rank
#502 out of 872 days
05/22/2024's Wait Factor
4/10
05/22/2024's Average Wait
20 minutes
05/22/2024's Median Wait
20.0 minutes
05/22/2024's Minimum Wait
6 minutes at 8:00 AM
05/22/2024's Maximum Wait
35 minutes at 1:50 PM
Best Hours to Visit
Morning: 9:00 AM, Early Afternoon: 12:30 PM, Late Afternoon: 7:00 PM

Wait Time Data

All California Adventure Wait Times

Live Wait Times

Data For
This graph shows the current wait times at California Adventure, the average wait times for the selected day, the average wait times for the selected week, or the average wait times for the selected month. Click the buttons to change the graph instantly.
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California Adventure Disney Genie Data

Lightning Lane Availability Map

Data For 05/22/2024
Daily Data
The availability graph indicates Lightning Lane availability at California Adventure. A non-gray color indicates that Genie+ Lightning Lane or Individual Lightning Lane can be purchased, and represents the earliest available return time. Greener colors indicate return times earlier in the day were available; orange to red indicates return times later in the day were available. Hover over items to see the specific return time. Gaps for every attraction are likely data collection issues on our end. Labeled graphs work best on desktop displays. Press one of the blue buttons below for even more Lightning Lane graph types.
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Lightning Lane Minutes to Return Time Map

Data For 05/22/2024
Daily Data
This graphs shows the amount of minutes from the time of day to the earliest available return time for each California Adventure attraction. Attractions in red have a return at least 2 hours from the time of the capture. Attractions in green have very close return times to the time of capture. This graph is helpful to determine the stacking order of Lightning Lane selections. Gray indicates no availability.

Park Attractions List

Attractions with Wait Times

ATTRACTION REQ TYPE WAIT
42"
20
42"
50
40"
25
48"
50
None
20
None
5
40"
10
32"
25
32"
15
None
10
None
50
None
45
None
30
40"
60
40"
5
None
20
None
55
None
25

Attractions Not Reporting

ATTRACTION NAME REQ TYPE
None
None
None
40"
32"
32"
32"
32"
None
None
None
None
40"
40"
None
None
None

Shows and Entertainment

ATTRACTION NAME

Restaurant Wait Times

ATTRACTION NAME WAIT
15
35
10
15

Dining Options

Name Location
Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Angry Dogs Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Aunt Cass Café Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Award Wieners Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Bayside Brews Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Boudin Bread Cart Disneyland Resort California Adventure
California Churro near Disney's Pin Traders Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Carthay Circle Lounge - Alfresco Dining Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Carthay Circle Restaurant Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Corn Dog Castle Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 1 - Churros Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 2 - Ice Cream Cones Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 3 - Chili Cone Queso Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 4 - Frozen Cone-coctions Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 5 - Popcorn Scoop Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Fairfax Market Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Food & Beverage Cart Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – California Craft Brews Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Cluck-a-Doodle-Moo Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – D•Lish Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Garlic Kissed Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Golden Dreams Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – LA Style Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Nuts About Cheese Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Peppers Cali-Ente Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Uncork California Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Fillmore's Taste-In Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Flo's V8 Cafe Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Hollywood Lounge Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Lamplight Lounge Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Lamplight Lounge - Boardwalk Dining Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Lucky Fortune Cookery Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Magic Key Terrace - Magic Key Holder Dining Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Mendocino Terrace Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Mortimers Market Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Paradise Beer Garden Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Paradise Garden Grill Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Port of San Fransokyo Cerveceria Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Poultry Palace Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Pym Tasting Lab Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Pym Test Kitchen Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Rita's Turbine Blenders Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Schmoozies! Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Señor Buzz Churros Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Shawarma Palace Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Shawarma Palace Too at Hyperion Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Smokejumpers Grill Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Sonoma Terrace Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Studio Catering Co. Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Terran Treats Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Willie's Churros Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Wine Country Trattoria Disneyland Resort California Adventure

Defunct Attractions

ATTRACTION TYPE

More California Adventure Graphs

California Adventure Wait Time Heat Map

Data Ending on 05/22/2024
Loading Heat Map
This graph shows the wait time heat map for California Adventure. This graph shows the posted wait times for each attraction at the park at different time intervals. Greener colors indicate shorter wait times; redder colors indicate longer wait times. Click the buttons to change the graph instantly to a different time interval.
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California Adventure Wait Time Calendar

Data Ending 05/22/2024
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This graph shows the daily average wait time at California Adventure by calendar day for 05/22/2024. Greener colors indicate lower wait times (i.e. less busy days); redder colors indicate longer wait times (i.e. busier days).

Note that is not a crowd calendar. Click here for the California Adventure Crowd Calendar

California Adventure Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the busiest day to visit Disney California Adventure?

    • The busiest day to visit DCA is Tuesday and Wednesday with a 34 minute average wait time. The least busy day is Friday with a 30 minute average wait time.

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Park Attractions List

Attractions with Wait Times

ATTRACTION REQ TYPE WAIT
42"
20
42"
50
40"
25
48"
50
None
20
None
5
40"
10
32"
25
32"
15
None
10
None
50
None
45
None
30
40"
60
40"
5
None
20
None
55
None
25

Attractions Not Reporting

ATTRACTION NAME REQ TYPE
None
None
None
40"
32"
32"
32"
32"
None
None
None
None
40"
40"
None
None
None

Shows and Entertainment

ATTRACTION NAME

Restaurant Wait Times

ATTRACTION NAME WAIT
15
35
10
15

Dining Options

Name Location
Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Angry Dogs Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Aunt Cass Café Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Award Wieners Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Bayside Brews Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Boudin Bread Cart Disneyland Resort California Adventure
California Churro near Disney's Pin Traders Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Carthay Circle Lounge - Alfresco Dining Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Carthay Circle Restaurant Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Corn Dog Castle Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 1 - Churros Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 2 - Ice Cream Cones Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 3 - Chili Cone Queso Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 4 - Frozen Cone-coctions Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Cozy Cone Motel 5 - Popcorn Scoop Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Fairfax Market Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Food & Beverage Cart Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – California Craft Brews Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Cluck-a-Doodle-Moo Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – D•Lish Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Garlic Kissed Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Golden Dreams Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – LA Style Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Nuts About Cheese Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Peppers Cali-Ente Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Festival Marketplace – Uncork California Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Fillmore's Taste-In Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Flo's V8 Cafe Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Hollywood Lounge Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Lamplight Lounge Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Lamplight Lounge - Boardwalk Dining Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Lucky Fortune Cookery Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Magic Key Terrace - Magic Key Holder Dining Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Mendocino Terrace Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Mortimers Market Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Paradise Beer Garden Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Paradise Garden Grill Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Port of San Fransokyo Cerveceria Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Poultry Palace Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Pym Tasting Lab Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Pym Test Kitchen Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Rita's Turbine Blenders Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Schmoozies! Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Señor Buzz Churros Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Shawarma Palace Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Shawarma Palace Too at Hyperion Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Smokejumpers Grill Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Sonoma Terrace Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Studio Catering Co. Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Terran Treats Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Willie's Churros Disneyland Resort California Adventure
Wine Country Trattoria Disneyland Resort California Adventure

Defunct Attractions

ATTRACTION TYPE
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