Way cool... for the backstory of Condor Flats http://disneyology.blogspot.com/2010/05/backstories-condor-flats.html
to learn more about the Disney California Adventure, I strongly recommend that you look through http://land.allears.net/blogs/lauragilbreath/2012/05/ready_disney_california_advent_2.html and plan if you want to see the most character and street performers
you can learn a lot from bloggers about the Disney theme parks, like the hotels, discounts, etc etc from people like me that just share information so you can have a better idea of what to expect, where to look for stuff, and what we found most interesting or fun...
http://pixiepranks-panstinkerbell.blogspot.com/ has a lot of that
http://disneyology.blogspot.com/ gets into more intellectual things like how things are named, backstories to rides, stats like heights, and the variety of Disney parks, like Disneyland, Disney World, Euro Disney, and Disney Sea. I've never heard of that one before. Plus these blogs are loaded with photos, links to other Disney bloggers... good stuff!
What is very cool is that the top of the ticket they hand you can be marked with the area you are parked in, and then you'll be able to remember where to find your car much easier! I recommend the most Eastern area (smallest numbers) of the garage... you won't have to walk as far to find the escalator down to the trams, etc etc. This is the biggest parking garage I've ever seen. Serious. You can drive from one end to the other in about a minute, at about 10 mph. That is a lonnnngggg way to walk before you get to the park, and after you leave.