As a writer - have you ever wondered how far it is from one ride to the next at Disneyland and California Adventure? How far is it to walk across the park?
I've been down to Anaheim more than few times in the last couple of years, visiting Disneyland and California Adventure with friends and family for a week here and a week there as schedules and finances allow. But it wasn't until the most recent October trip that I got the crazy idea about how it would be cool to know just how far things are away from each other within the parks.
So, I took some time during the trip to make rough notes about how far each of the major attractions are from each other in Disneyland and California Adventure. Because the Imagineers at Disney did such an amazing job with handling both perspective and scale when building out both of the theme parks, it's a bit of a challenge when it comes to trying to estimate how far away one thing is from the other. But since I'm around 5'9" and have a stride that is around two feet long, the following list can be used as a rough guide for authors (or park visitors) to guestimate how far it is from Point A to Point B.
Front Gates to Walt's statue in front of the castle (400 steps / 800 feet)
Walt's statue to the Riverboat Dock (via Frontierland) (200 steps / 400 feet)
Riverboat Dock to Pirates of the Caribbean (200 steps / 400 feet)
Pirates of the Caribbean to Haunted Mansion (150 steps / 300 feet)
Haunted Mansion to Pooh's Corner (300 steps / 600 feet)
Pirates of the Caribbean to Indiana Jones (200 steps / 400 feet)
Indiana Jones to Walt's Statue (200 steps / 400 feet)
Walt's Statue to Storybrook (through Fantasyland) (300 steps / 600 feet)
Storybrook to the Train Bridge by ToonTown (200 steps / 400 feet)
Train Bridge in ToonTown to Chip & Dale's Treehouse (150 steps / 300 feet)
Storybrook to the Submarine (300 steps / 600 feet)
Submarine to the Giant Water Ball (100 steps / 200 feet)
Giant Water Ball to Walt's Statue (via Tomorrowland) 250 steps / 500 feet
Quick Note: Walking from the Front Gates all the way back to Pooh's Corner / Splash Mountain is about half a mile.
Front Gate to Walt & Mickey's Statue: (100 steps / 200 feet)
Walt & Mickey's Statue to Tower of Terror (300 steps / 600 feet)
Tower of Terror to Little Mermaid (500 steps / 1000 feet)
Little Mermaid to Jumping Jellyfish (200 steps / 400 feet)
Jumping Jellyfish to Lower Boardwalk (200 steps / 400 feet)
Lower Boardwalk to California Screaming (200 steps / 400 feet)
California Screaming back up to Little Mermaid (250 steps / 500 feet)
Main Entrance in Cars Land to Stanley's statue (200 steps / 400 feet)
Stanley's Statue to Bug's World (200 steps / 400 feet)
Little Mermaid to Grizzly River Run (250 steps / 500 feet)
Grizzly River Run to Walt & Mickey's Statue (350 steps / 700 feet)
Quick note: Around the boardwalk is around a quarter of a mile, while from the front gate all the way back to California Screaming is around half a mile.
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