Both Parks (Disney and DCA Park) Shopping Stores
There is really nothing which we can consider to be our favourite shopping stores, Disneyland Shops as well as California Adventure Shopping Stores...What bothers me at most was these. Both my nieces (ages 8 and 10 years old wanted to fill they were at these happiest place on earth, so, we allowed them to pick a mickey mouse hats), as we approach the register, the well trained cashier greets us hello, then as she was ringing these two mickey mouse hats she has these fast talk, how about some disposable camers (GEE! you know how much Disney sells them to customers those single disposable cameras, $18.50 whereas in Target or any of these discount stores, you can get it at $8.50 - $9.00 for each single 27 exposure camera...then a cashiers or working as a cashier you are strongly and focusly trained to make sure to add or pad the original shopping of customers...just anything, to make a sale, it could be a group of lolipops which cost 5 pieces for $4.95, a small container of sunblock can cost you $9.50 and purchasing it at the discount store it cost around $3.20-$3.50. We have not found anything that Disneyland or California Adventure really economical, so, it is best that you are well organized and prepared for you and your children would need while enjoying your holiday. From our experience you are allowed to bring coke inside the park in one condition, make sure that the bottle is made of plastic and not glass, you are also allowed to bring you own lunches.
We had a good time in both parks, and through speaking to people we met there, they advised us not to waste time doing are shopping in either parks, as there is these store called World of Disney which is located downtown Disneyland save half a day on that store as most of all items sold at Parks, you would find it at World of Disney, it is a very large department store downtown.
If there is anything we could help you, feel free to write us on our VT forum. Best memory was Disneyland more than California Adventure. True that Disneyland is always packed with tourists, but they seem to have more on going for younger children.