According to legend, Disney California Adventure’s iconic bear-shaped mountain, Grizzly Peak, was once a giant bear named Oosoomate. One day Ahale the Coyote transformed him into stone to watch over and protect the land. He has quite a job to do, because of course, the land of grizzlies and coyotes is anything but tame!
Grizzly Peak’s Grizzly River Run attraction is a white water raft experience that carries riders along the raging waters of the Grizzly River, past remnants of the California gold rush and through ancient caverns, where it’s rumored the great bear’s spirit can still be heard roaring at intruders (you!) on the sacred mountain.
Also on Grizzly Peak’s rugged terrain is an exploration area just for junior adventurers. Russell and Dug from Disney-Pixar’s Up have left hints throughout the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail to help kids earn their Wilderness Explorer badges.
For Today’s Takeaway, go spelunking! See more on Grizzly Peat at Magical Mouse School House.