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Cruzin' Disney's California Adventure

This tour has been suspended until further notice due to the extensive construction inside the park.

A 3-hour tour of Disney's California Adventure that combines access to the park without many people around with the thrill of getting to use a Segway.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Making reservations: Reservations for this tour can be made up to one month in advance by calling (714) 781-4400.
  • Price: $99 for all participants.
  • Discounts: A 20% discount is offered for Deluxe and Premium Annual Pass holders, AAA members, and Disney Visa cardholders.
  • Admission: Separate theme park admission is not required, however, without it you will be escorted from the park at the conclusion of the tour.
  • Transportation: The tour uses Segway i2's to travel through Disney's California Adventure. Participants must transport themselves to and from the park. Validated free parking is available for tour participants at the Downtown Disney parking lot.
  • Rain Policy: Tours may be canceled, with a refund, due to inclement weather. Much of this tour is outdoors so dress appropriately for conditions.
  • Photography Policy: Participants are allowed to bring along cameras that can be safely stored in pockets or backpacks while using a Segway. Photography, however, is only allowed at times and locations indicated by the tour guide.
  • After the tour: At the conclusion of the tour participants will receive a special tour pin and a photo from the tour. Validation for free parking in the Downtown Disney lot is also provided. Guests without separate park admission will be escorted out of the park.
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Tour length: Approximately three hours.
  • Day and Time: The tour is offered daily and begins at 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. depending on when the park opens. The tour is held during the hours before park opening which is generally 10:00 a.m.
  • Basic Itinerary: — Start time: Participants gather at park's front gate and are led to a conference room inside the park.

    — Approximately 30-45 minutes allowed for a continental breakfast in the conference.

    — A short instructional video is then shown and the tours itinerary explained.

    — Participants are then taken to Hollywood Pictures Backlot for demonstration and training on the use of Segways. About 45 minutes.

    — The tour through the park then begins at the Hyperion Theater, to Sunshine Plaza, through the Golden State area (including through the rough terrain of Redwood Creek) and stopping for at break at the Maliboomer in Paradise Pier.

    — After the break about 10 minutes is allowed for free exploration of Paradise Pier and then the entire group returns to the starting point using backstage shortcuts.
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  • Access issues: This tour has strict weight requirements and participants must be at least 100 pounds and no more than 250 pounds. Participants must be able to maintain balance, and step up onto and of off the Segway. Participants must be able to stand upright for lengthy periods of time.
  • Walking required: This tour requires minimal walking beyond getting to and from the park.
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Age restrictions: All participants must be at least 16 years old and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
  • Other issues: Behavior and following instructions for tour guides is particularly important for this tour and while pretty much every participant will feel an urge to showboat at some point, it is probably a good idea to keep a close eye on children's behavior so that nobody gets thrown out of group.
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Average Reviewer Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Number of Cruzin' Disney's California Adventure Reviews: 2
4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   Labor Day Weekend, 2009
Reviewer: Drince88 New Orleans     August 06, 2010
My sister and I decided to go on this tour with our Mom, while we were in town to participate in the DL half marathon (sister and I, not Mom!). Sis and I had done a Segway tour at Epcot, so we were comfortable with the machines, and knew that Mom, even though she was in her late 60s, wouldn't have an issue with the equipment. Mom was a little concerned about it, but was game to try, and did FINE once she actually got on the Segway and had some guided practice time.

I booked the tickets online before our trip and used my Disney Visa to get a discount. Unfortunately, you have to pick up the tickets beforehand (they just don't compare IDs to the list of people participating) which I think is a very unnecessary step. Some of the people in our group hadn't done that, so the CMs had to run around a couple of places to accomplish that.

Also, the DCA Segways don't have baskets on the front, so they had everyone put items in a locker beforehand - including 'brimmed' hats that wouldn't fit under the helmets.

We went into a cozy little room to eat (fruit and pastries) be introduced to our tour guides, and watch the introductory video.

After that, we got onto the Segways, and did our practice. I think the amount of practice time was just about perfect for Mom, and like I stated, she did feel comfortable on the machines after that time.

Then we toured around DCA. It was fun, and we stopped a couple of times for information, but the main 'point' of the tour was to be on the Segways, not necessarily for the 'tour information'. I was a little concerned because of all the construction going on (World of Color was being built, as was the Little Mermaid Attraction and the trolley at the entrance to the Hollywood Backlot area) but it didn't really impact our tour at all.

The tour includes a picture of the whole group, and they also had the Photopass CM take pictures of individual groups that they put on a photopass card for each group. The pin handed out was a nice one, as well - and it'll be interesting to see how that changes after the DCA facade changes, since the murals at the entrance figure prominently into the pin design.

After waiting for the photos, we were escorted out of the park (it had opened while we were putting helmets away, I believe), grabbed our items we needed from the locker (and put the pictures in it) and re-entered the park to have our fun for the day.

I'm glad we did the tour with Mom, and we all had fun riding the Segways.

I couldn't give my review 5 planets because of the unnecessarily complicated check in process, and because you don't get much 'tour' information.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   April 6, 2010
Reviewer: nimmers1 (liz@badmoonbooks.com) Anaheim, California     June 15, 2010
This guided Segway tour is a fun way to get a look at Disney's California Adventure. This three hour event includes a small breakfast of fruit, muffins, water, juice and coffee; a short informative video on the workings of a Segway; an hour long hands on learning how to use the Segway and finally a trip around Disney's California Adventure. Parking in the Downtown Disney parking lot is included in the price of the event as well as a group photo and a commemorative pin. The groups are kept small and cozy so you are able to get the most out of the trip. It is a neat way to get a behind the scenes look at the park. Plus since it is done before the park is open you are able to get to see the park while it is empty. The only complaint is that I would have liked to have more time on the Segway.
 
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  • MousePlanet Review — MousePlanet's Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix takes the tour and shares the experience.

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