The Parks Academy - Discussing All Things Disney & Theme Parks

We're kicking off our Park Icons Mini-Series with the great Grizzly Peak in Disney's California Adventure. Together we'll discuss the lore and rich history of the peak and learn how it went from a tubular sports vibe to the serene National Park we know today. 

Original California Adventure Promo on Toy Story 2 VHS

Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore

The Legend of Grizzly Peak

According to legend, long ago a coyote Ah-Ha-Ee met a grizzly bear oo-soo-ma-te on top of the mountain. Because the grizzly was such a powerful creature, the coyote asked him to watch over and protect the land. One day, people came upon the mountain and tried to chase the grizzly bear down. Despite this charge, the bear held his ground. When the coyote saw that the bear was alone against the surrounding people, he turned the grizzly into stone so he could never be driven away. To this day, people claim they can hear the bear’s spirit in the wind when traveling through the caverns of Grizzly Peak.

Creators & Guests

Paige Eliasson
Co-Host of the Parks Academy
Stephen Eliasson
Co-Host of the Parks Aademy

What is The Parks Academy - Discussing All Things Disney & Theme Parks?

The Parks Academy discusses and celebrates all things theme park related! We focus mainly on Disney Parks and Resorts in both Anaheim and Orlando. Join us for a fun-filled discussion about vacation planning, dining, resort hopping, and more. New episodes released every Monday!