There’s a members-only lounge next door to the Carthay Circle Restaurant
If you’re a member of Disneyland's secret Club 33, you can also escape from the common folk at California Adventure in the secluded and spacious, members-only 1901 Lounge (named for Walt’s birth year), where you can order cocktails from the vintage-styled bar or a portable martini cart (yup, that), and chow on the likes of duck confit sliders and lobster pad Thai rolls (both of which are also available to more common-folks at the not-secret-at-all restaurant).
The park reportedly replaced the original plan for a West Coast version of Epcot
According to, like, a ton of reports, the idea for California Adventure arose when plans for WestCOT -- a science-centric, futuristic Utopia styled after Epcot -- were scrapped in 1995 due to its estimated $3 billion cost and other, um, challenges, like the "Three Great Religions of the World" show. Original plans included an epically rad, 300ft, gold version of the 180ft Spaceship Earth geodesic dome in Disney World, and the first attempt at a hotel within a Disney park. Other awesomeness would have included a Bond-style chase though Europe, a Chinese lion-dragon roller coaster, and whitewater rafting in the Africa pavilion.