It’s almost two years now since I visited Disneyland, California. I love the Grizzly River Ride in this area. Here are the pictures I took during our visit last June 2008.
Grizzly River Run is a river rafting ride at Disney’s California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is similar to Kali River Rapids in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Shipwreck Rapids ride in SeaWorld. The attraction’s name comes from Grizzly Peak, the bear shaped mountain that the rapids flow around. It was built by Intamin AG.
The raft trip around Grizzly Peak begins with the rafts being lifted up a wooden conveyor that runs under leaking pipes that spray water on the riders. Upon reaching the top of the conveyor, the rafts are dropped into the water to descend the peak, passing through a cave and bumping against a log jam. The climax of the ride drops the rafts down into a geyser field. The final drop has a unique element in that the rafts are spun as they begin their descent.
This sub-land is themed after California’s wilderness, such as Yosemite and Redwood national parks. Attractions include Grizzly River Run, a fast-paced river rapids ride around Grizzly Peak, the park’s icon. Nearby is the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail; an interactive playground area, which also includes a show featuring characters from Disney’s Brother Bear, The Magic of Brother Bear. A special entrance to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel is also located in this area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_River_Run