California Dreaming, pg. 2
The Golden State section includes the park's most thrilling attraction, Soarin' Over California. This pseudo hang-gliding ride allows visitors to "fly" over California's mountains, deserts, and beaches, which appear on a giant movie screen. You'll smell oranges as you cross the citrus groves and pine trees as you soar through the forests. It's a geography lesson brought to delightful life. (Tip: Try to get into Row 1 in the entrance portal to avoid seeing other people's dangling feet.) The nearby Grizzly River Run water-rafting ride operates out of the park's central landmark, a bear-shaped mountain.
California Adventure seems designed to attract overnight visitors to Disney's Anaheim properties, including the bustling Downtown Disney area of shops and restaurants. It's definitely worth a visit with kids.