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6 Places to Hide from the Rain at Disney’s California Adventure

Rain at the happiest place on earth??  It does occasionally happen!  While a bit of water shouldn’t ruin your trip, Disney’s California Adventure does have some places to escape the rain.  Always check the weather before you head to DCA but in the meantime, I’ve put together a list of places to hide from the rain at DCA.  So, throw on your rain poncho and let’s discuss the places that offer shelter from the weather!

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Walk through to see the tour or simply relax in the seating area watching the bakers do their magic.  It’s always warm in this area and it smells amazing! The great thing is that there are tables in the corridor next to the bread machines so grab some food and watch the bread being made!

2.  Ghirardelli Chocolate and Soda Shop

Grab a chocolate sample and watch the walls come alive in the Ghirardelli Factory! It’s standing-room-only but it’s a great place to taste test and purchase fun chocolate treats. Ghirardelli also has some covered seating right in the front of the shop, although you might have to hover to snag a seat.

3.  Disney Jr Live!

If you have littles take them to the Disney Jr show.  The waiting area is covered and the show is indoors.  It’s a great way to escape the rain and have toddlers participate in a fun dance party!

4.  Animation Academy

Located in Hollywood Land, the Animation Academy is a place where you can learn to sketch Disney characters by being taught by talented cast members! There is also plenty of space to wander around and make sure to check out Beasts library!


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5.  DCA Shops

Like Disneyland, all of the Disney California Adventure shops are connected so it’s easy to roam through and shop or watch the candymakers do their thing.  Hunt for the coin press machines or for some of the hidden mickeys all over!

6.   Frozen Live!

Frozen Live at the Hyperion is a great way to hide from the rain at DCA!  It’s a one-hour show and is perfect for all ages!  Make sure to grab the fast pass first thing in the morning.

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