There are well over 30 Ride and a Whole Host of Attractions a Disneyland. Far more than at most theme parks. The good news is this gives the huge crowds something to do at all times, but it can be a real assault on the sensors and you can be completely spoiled for choice. What to head towards and what is and isn’t worth the queue times. It is very easy to almost freeze and end up not really seeing the best the park has to offer.
As such we put together a Definitive Ride Guide for Disneyland California, a Full list of all Disneyland Park Rides and Attractions to help you plan out your day and get the best out of your visit to Disney land California.
To get on the most amount of rides possible you need to make the best use out of the Fastpass System or upgrade to the MaxPass. Our MaxPass guide lets you know everything you need to know.
This Guide is a work in progress but there are links to many rides we have fully reviewed do you can read more.
Disney California Adventure Park Ride Guide
For Each land, we are going to point out the different ride in that area. Most have got their own detailed page giving you more information about each ride. Some are pretty basic family rides and re not really worth a full page so we deal with them here.
There are also attractions in each area, these are not rides but more things to see and do. If something is worth seeing we will point it out. There are also a lot of Character interactions available and while some a random there are lots of regular set pieces and we will point these out too.
STARWARS – A Galaxy’s Edge
Main Street, USA
This replica of a classic old-time main street is the first place you will pass as you head into Disneyland. There is not much here in terms of rides but it’s the hub of the park and the location for many of the park’s shows and attractions.
The Disney Railroad is a Narrow gauge railroad the circles the park providing panoramic views, transportation and pleasure rides to the 4 corners of the park. As a means of transport, it’s pretty rubbish. It can easily take 15-20 mins to get aboard which in most cases is enough time to walk to where ever you are going. That is not really the point, however, and the Railroad is more geared to pleasure rides. It is a heritage railroad using real steam locomotives and is basically Walt’s fantasy train set brought to life.
The Seating uses a stadium design so everyone gets a great view as the train steams around the park. It’s well worth setting aside a bit of time to enjoy something that brought Walt so much joy and really take in the park.
Miniature Vintage Vehicles offering rides down the Main Street USA Disneyland – Read More
Mickey’s Soundsational Parade
Main Street Cinema
Enchanted Tiki Rooms
Mark Twain Riverboat
A highly detailed, fantastically preserved and fully functional steam-powered riverboat. The boat is open to ride as she sails along the Rivers of America around Tom Sawyer Island. This attraction has been delighting visitors since the Park Opened and has been replicated in most other Disney parks around the world. It’s a quaint throwback to the parks original vision and well worth taking some time out to relax about this incredible boat.
Sailing Ship Columbia
Another Replica Ship that lets visitors board and set sail on a mini Voyage around the “Rivers of America”. This time the ship is the 18th Century Sailing Ship Columbia Rediviva, The First American Ship to Sail around the world. The Replica’s journey is somewhat more limited as it takes its guests on a short 12-minute sail around Tom Sawyer Island. However, the Ship does not always sail when the park is quiet and on such days you can still board and take a look around and check out the small Maritime Museum.
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
A small section of the park located up in the top right of the park as far from the entrance as possible (Prior to the arrival of Galaxy’s edge that is) This wooded area of the park avoid some of the biggest crowds but does not have too much going for it in terms of rides and attractions. The Big hitter is splash mountain, but The Many Adventure of Winnie the pooh, along with the chance to meet pooh himself along with Tigger and others is the big draw for kids and even adults who grew up with pooh.
Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
Something a bit unexpected at a theme park, the Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes is a trip in a real free-floating canoe, powered only by the muscles of the occupants, yep, you are expected to paddle. The Canoes hold 20 Guests and 3 Crew, who are perfectly capable of powering the boat themselves, but that would be cruel! The trip around Swayer island follows a similar route to the Mark Twain and the Columbia, but unlike the large ships that run on submerged tracks, the Canoes are free-floating.
Kids really love getting out on the water in a real Canoe and it’s quite a change from the rides and roller coasters that all follow set patterns to get out and do something yourself, albeit guided. Life Jackets are available, although to our knowledge no one has ever ended up in the water, and required for younger kids.
A Wonderful Flying Adventure over the Streets of London and Neverland. Our Rating – 4.0 – Read More…
The Quintessential Disney Ride. Iconic Beautiful and fun for all ages. Our Rating – 3.9 – Read More…I
A horrifying journey around the world accompanied by the most played and possibly the most annoying song in the world! Our Rating – 3.4 – Read More…
Alice In Wonderland
King Author Carousel
Mad Tea Party
Mr Toads Wild Ride
Snow Whites Scary Adventures
Story Book Land Canal Boats
Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-through
Indoor Dark Roller Coaster with a Space Theme, Headline Attraction, and a great ride – Our Rating – 4.4 – Read More…
Indoor Dark Ride with interactive Shooting Element and Toy Story Theme – Our Rating – 3 – Read More…
Fun Underwater adventure in Partially submerged Submarine themed around everyone’s favorite Finding Nemo – Our Rating – 3.2 – Read More…
3D Motion Simulator set in the Star Wars Universe – Our Rating – 4.5 – Read More…
Mickeys Toon Town
Gadgets Go Coaster
Roger Rabbits Car Toon Spin