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Princess Dot Puddle Park

“Cool Off Like a Bug” at Flik’s Fun Fair
Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2017

It’s a warm and sunny afternoon at Flik’s Fun Fair at “a bug’s land”. The year is between 2002 and 2018. You’re at the park with kids—and they’re complaining, “It’s too hot!”


You’re all the size of bugs. You could just stand under the shade of giant clover leaves towering overhead. But there’s a better option.

When in “a bug’s land”, do as bugs do. Look for a leaking water spigot or a sprinkler that’s not completely turned off. Cool off—like a bug.

Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Werner Weiss, 2010

Young guests cooling off

Apparently, the ground is leaking too. Jets of water spring up unexpectedly. If you figure out the fountain’s pattern, you might be able to outsmart the jets and stay dry. Then again, if you really want to stay dry, it’s easier just to avoid this part of Flik’s Fun Fair entirely.

Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2004

Risking water squirting in the eyes

Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2004

Standing back to stay dry

Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Tony “WiseBearAZ” Moore, 2003

Approaching with caution

Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Werner Weiss, 2018

Getting wet and trying to stay dry

Your kids are now sopping wet… and you still have the rest of the day ahead of you at Yester California Adventure. What now?

You could try to spin them dry on Francis’ Ladybug Boogie—but that ride doesn’t spin fast enough.

Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2018

Restrooms in a tissue box

Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2008

Two doors for family use

The official website has the answer: “If your little bugs get carried away with the watery fun, the nearby restroom facility features 2 family restrooms. Just steps away from Princess Dot Puddle Park, the family restrooms are perfect for a quick change. Nobody likes a soggy exoskeleton!”


Flik’s Fun Fair, including Princess Dot Puddle Park, opened at Disney’s California Adventure (now Disney California Adventure) on October 7, 2002. Flik’s Fun Fair had five attractions. Four were rides. Princess Dot Puddle Park was the fifth.

Princess Dot Puddle Park at Disney California Adventure

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, a portent of the fate of Flik’s Fun Fair

After a run of almost 16 years, Princess Dot Puddle Park and the rest of Flik’s Fun Fair closed permanently September 4, 2018. Flik’s Fun Fair and the rest of “a bug’s land” began their transformation into the Avengers Campus.


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Updated May 22, 2020.