The Golden State is the theme at Disneyland’s sister park, Disney California Adventure® Park. Opened in 2001 it has been a work in progress over the years, but the addition of Cars Land in 2012 and it’s excellent main attraction, Radiator Springs Racers along with the re-imagined land of Pixar Pier turned a ho-hum park into one hopping and popular spot. Buena Vista Street, an exemplary re-creation of Los Angeles in the 1920’s and 30’s complete with a bronzed statue of Walt and Mickey to greet you on arrival, is a sure winner. Hop on the Red Car Trolley, L.A.’s transportation system until the early ’60s, at the park’s entrance and travel all the way to Hollywood Land’s passing a replica of the Carthay Circle Theater. A good soaking on Grizzly River Run, a wild spin on Toy Story Mania!, and one heck of a scare on Incredicoaster are just a few of the exciting thrills you’ll find in this kick of a park.