Fat at Disney: Our Visit to Disney California Adventures
It was time to put our new annual passes to good use and explore Disney California Adventures for the first time. We arrived to the park about 2pm and didn't start rides until 3:30pm after a late lunch on a Friday afternoon. So, we hit a short list of attractions with notes to come back next time to explore more rides when the lines aren't as long. Lines for the top rides were very long (both Incredicoaster and Radiator Springs Racers had over 75-minute waits).
To read all about my last visit to Disneyland with tips and insights of being fat at the park, check out my previous blog post here.
Keep reading to see my reviews and ratings for fat-friendliness and accessible attractions at Disney California Adventures (DCA).
To skip to just the attraction reviews, click the below links:
Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout
Monster's Inc - Mike & Sully to the Rescue
Pixar Pal Around - Swinging Wheel
***PLEASE NOTE: I am not an expert on ADA/accessibility or the needs for various disabilities. I am simply sharing my observations and experiences to hopefully help someone else gain additional insight or perspective. Please do your own research that answers the question you may have about your own individual needs.
For reference, I am a women's US size 26/28 (size 4X at most plus-size retailers like Torrid, Target, etc). I am considered evenly proportioned in terms of how I carry my weight throughout my body with slightly more carriage in my stomach and hips/thighs. On airplane seats, I usually need a seatbelt extender to get an extra 2-3" of length for my comfort. I am 5'7" in height and wear a size 10 women's shoe.
Where should I park to avoid the long walk to the park entrance?
This time after doing additional research, I found that the Toy Story parking area is now open with bus shuttles that drop off very close to the main entrances to both California Adventure and Disneyland parks. It is $30/day for a standard size auto/motorcycle. It is an open-air lot. We had to enter off of Harbor Blvd onto Convention Way (the Katella entrance is closed). The shuttle is wheelchair accessible. Please note that it is likely you will not have a long line to get onto the shuttle when you arrive, howeve