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This program requires registration before ticket package purchase.

Delve into the rich history of California's people, places and events at Disney California Adventure Park—from the gold rush to the redwood forests and beyond.

For groups of 10 or more.

  • Disneyland Resort, California
  • Year-Round
  • Elementary, Girl Scout Brownies, Girl Scout Juniors
  • Starting Price

Program Overview

Students in grades 3-5 act as early settlers as they travel through the park to explore the 4 regions of California, Native American culture, the gold rush and California missions. During this 3-hour program students will learn about the state's rich history, including the influential events and people that shaped the Golden State like Chuck Yeager, Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes, John Muir and Walt Disney. They will also learn of the obstacles early Californians had to overcome to fulfill their dreams.

Key Learning Points

During this interactive field study, students will:

  • Articulate the importance of community and citizenship
  • Discuss famous figures from California history
  • Point out the four regions of California on a map
  • Compare and contrast immigration and migration
  • Discuss four Native American tribes of California
  • Describe the California missions and the Gold Rush
  • Practice water and nature conservation
  • Prepare for earthquakes
  • Explore and share their hopes and dreams
All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.

National Core Standards

Disney Youth Education Series fulfill many of the National Core Standards. Review the standards explored through this experience.

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Program Length: 3 hours
Program Grade Range: Grades 3-5

Below are 5 easy steps for planning your Disney Youth Education Series visit at Disneyland® Resort.

  1. Select the program(s) that best suits your group.
  2. Choose the dates you intend to visit. While we will work diligently to accommodate your request, we ask that you identify an alternate program date in case programming is not available on your preferred date. Disney Youth Education Series programs are available 7 days a week, with the exception of certain blockout dates.
  3. Submit a Program Request Form at least 6 weeks in advance of your travel dates.
  4. Upon receipt of a booking confirmation from the Disney Youth Programs team, you may purchase your value-priced group Theme Park Tickets, which include your first Disney Youth Education Series program. Ask your Disney Youth Representative about adding additional programs during your visit to maximize your experience.
  5. Be sure to request information on food and beverage options from your Disney Youth Representative. Information on convenient Disney on-site group hotel accommodations is also available by calling (714) 520-5004.

Additional Guests

Additional Guests are the perfect way to share the wonder and magic of your Disneyland® Resort visit. Students, friends and family can each enjoy their own special kind of Disney fun with the same great value-priced Disney Youth Education Series ticket packages! The Disney Youth Education Series Additional Guest tickets include admission only and do not include participation in the Disney Youth Education Series program.

Questions

Disney Youth Representatives can guide you in choosing the programs that best suit your group. We understand that your group is unique and may require additional help. Please visit our Contact Us section of the site for Frequently Asked Questions and contact information for a Disney Youth Representative.

*A minimum of 10 students is required and a maximum of two (2) adults must attend the program per every ten (10) – nineteen (19) students. The number of chaperones participating in the program may not exceed the number of students.

All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.

Materials

Use the downloadable materials below to share the objective and key learning points of this program with other teachers, administrators, and parents. Also, refer to these materials for support in writing grant applications.

Download the Supplemental Materials sheet

Engage in these activities with your students either before or after your trip to the Disney theme parks.

All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.