Despite its very low-tech and simple appearance, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a fairly recent ride added to the park in 2003, it is aimed squarely at kids and is a simple storytelling dark ride. Is it any good and should you spend your time Queueing? Find Out in our The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Ride Review – Disneyland California.
- Location – Disneyland Park – Critter County
- Type – Dark Ride for Kids
- Duration – 3 Mins 15 Secs
- Height Restriction – None
- Average Queue time – 5 mins – 15 Mins
- Genie+ – NO
- Additional Info – Weird As Anything
What is The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is an indoor dark ride that tours around a storybook adventure about, from what we can tell, Winnie the Pooh getting jacked up on honey and tripping out! It is a very odd experience that left us more confused about, well everything, than before we started the ride!
The queue is nothing special and simply meanders around the outdoor ride station. the short pen area is in a nice garden setting and It is pleasant enough if a little uninspired. Fortunately, the high throughput and low popularity mean queues are short.
If you have ever wanted to experience what it is like to take strong Drugs, but never wanted to dabble in illegal substances, this is your chance! This ride is just weird. After getting off we were stuck with the intense sensation of What The Heck Just Happened…and this feeling persists to this day.
The Ride is a very simple affair as you enter a honey-filled Behive ride vehicle which takes a journey around a maze of storybook sets and scenes set to a very upbeat and fun score as the narrator explains the story. It’s all kind of trippy as the drugs start to take hold.
Unfortunately, Pooh doesn’t know where to stop and the ride descends into a full-on bad trip and this is where things get weird. Like seriously WTF Weird.
That’s is about it for the ride there are very few effects or ride elements just a journey through a lot of craziness.
We find The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh a bit of an odd concept. It is obviously aimed squarely at kids but even then it’s a bit odd. It had a budget of over $30 million and it’s hard to see that as a successful investment. While very young kids will like it, they are not exactly hard to please and as kids get a bit more demanding it falls short.
Kate is a huge Childhood Pooh fan and appreciated it more than me, as I was simply lost and confused and probably a bit freaked out. We are not the target audience at all but struggle to see who is.
We still ride it though as we do like the insane oddness of it. It is hard to work out why any of this is happening, and that is all quite fun, but we are not sure this is the intention of the ride.
It scores quite well as it is really pretty unique and quite fun, it is a gentle relaxed ride with a few bumps and jerks, just a fun glide around the madness. With usually tiny queues it might well be worth taking 15 mins to drop in on Pooh.
It has come to our attention after researching more that the Ride is based on Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, one of the last films Walt was involved with and scored a posthumous Oscar for Short films. Maybe we have no idea what’s going on, but with such accolades, the story must be appreciated by others more knowledgeable than us!
We do love finding out these little nuggets of information about the park’s rides and history.
Have Your Say
Let us know what you think. Did you get it more than us or were you too freaked out by the bizarre weirdness of pooh’s “trip”? Let us know in the comments below.