Disneyland Directory by Location

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, CA

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If it's your first visit to Disneyland, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to make the most of your trip. You could just go and head in any direction, stopping at rides that look like they might be interesting, but you can make much better use of your time in the park with a little bit of advance research.
If you're visiting the park with toddlers, a quick review of the rides will show you that almost all the appropriate rides are in Fantasyland and Toontown. Since Toontown opens an hour after the park opens, you can head straight to Fantasyland to keep the little ones happy. Traveling with teens? Then the Indiana Jones Adventure or Space Mountain will be more their speed.

The following will give you an overview of what rides, attractions, restaurants, and shops you can find in each of Disney's "Lands." Click on the links for a full description of each ride. For more details about restaurants and shops, visit the Disneyland Shopping Directory and Disneyland Dining Directory.
To reduce time standing in line, be sure to take advantage of FASTPASS and RideMax.

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Disneyland Rides and Attractions on Main Street

Main Street at Disneyland, CA
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Main Street USA is modeled after a small Midwestern town at the turn of the last century. Look for real antiques among the Victorian facades and listen for sounds coming from the upstairs windows as you explore the alleyways.

Rides and Attractions

Disneyland Railroad is a pleasant way to get from one part of the park to another. It's not just transportation though. The train passes through a variety of exhibits including dinosaurs and other creatures that can only be seen from the train. (temporarily suspended)
Main Street Vehicles are authentic historic modes of transport that will take you one way down Main Street from Town Square to Sleeping Beauty Castle or reverse from park opening until just before the first parade. If you want to ride a specific vehicle, you might have to wait your turn, but they come and go pretty quickly and most people don't wait around for them, so there's not usually much of a line.

  • A Fire Engine that you can ride
  • Horse-Drawn Streetcars with lots of seats
  • Horseless Carriage old-time cars don't seat as many people, so you might have to wait a little longer for this one.
  • Omnibus double-decker bus

Main Street Cinema
Mickey's Soundsational Parade down Main Street
Paint the Night electric parade at night
Disneyland Forever Fireworks and Animation Display is best seen from the middle of Main Street, where animations are projected on the buildings, but can also be enjoyed in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle, where projections show on the castle and on the Matterhorn, or from in front of It's a Small World. 


Snacks/Fast Food; Up to $15
Refreshment Corner, hosted by Coca-Cola - hot dogs, chili
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, hosted by Dreyer's
Casual Dining $15 - $30
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Market House, healthy American, vegetarian
Casual Dining $15 - $30
Carnation Cafe
, reservations accepted
Plaza Inn, buffet, family style, character dining


Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen - candy apples, fudge, taffy and old time candy
Crystal Arts - crystal, blown glass
China Closet
Disneyana- Disney art, cels, limited edition lithographs, memorabilia, books
Disney Clothiers, Ltd.
Disney Showcase- Disney pins, decorative items, anniversary and resort apparel
Emporium- the old-time general store has the best selection of everything
The Mad Hatter
Market House- candy, gourmet foods
Main Street Magic Shop
Main Street Photo Supply Co.
New Century Jewelry
Penny Arcade
Silhouette Studio- individual or group portrait cutouts
20th Century Music Company - Disney CDs and DVDs

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Disneyland Rides and Attractions in Adventureland

The Jungle Cruise in Adventureland at Disneyland, CA
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Adventureland still has its Jungle River created in 1955 to resemble the remote jungles of Africa and Asia. The time-frame of Adventureland was changed to the 1930s when the Indiana Jones Adventure was introduced in 1995.

Rides and Attractions

Bigger Kid Rides:
Indiana Jones Adventure (46”/117 cm) FP (may scare younger children, very jerky)
Family Rides:
Jungle Cruise
Active Adventures:
Tarzan's Treehouse
Audio-Animatronic Show:
Enchanted Tiki Room (shows every 20 minutes)


Snacks/Fast Food; $15 and under
White Water Snacks, fruit, chips and beverages
Tropical Imports, American, healthy, vegetarian
Tiki Juice Bar, hosted by Dole Pineapple
Bengal Barbecue Guide Pick


Adventureland Bazaar– Lion King and Aladdin souvenirs
Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost
South Seas Traders

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Disneyland Rides and Attractions in New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square at Disneyland, CA
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New Orleans Square was added to Disneyland in 1966 as a recreation of 19th century New Orleans. This area has not been recreated in any of the other Disney theme parks, although some of the individual rides have been included in other areas. Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion are the big attractions in this area, but the relaxed New Orleans dining to live jazz music at a variety of sidewalk restaurants also has great appeal.

Rides and Attractions

Disneyland Railroad (temporarily suspended)
Family Fun:
Haunted Mansion (may scare younger children)
Pirates of the Caribbean (may scare younger children)


Snacks/Fast Food/Casual; under $15
Royal Street Veranda, quick service New Orleans fare
Mint Julep Bar
French Market Restaurant, Creole and Cajun cuisine, live music
Casual Dining $15 - $30
Cafe Orleanspriority seating available
Fine Dining; $30 - $60
Blue Bayou Restaurantpriority seating available


Cristal d'Orleans– fine crystal and glass
Jewel of Orleans – fine rare and estate jewelry
La Mascarade d'Orleans– limited and open edition pins
Le Bat en Rouge- Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean themed souvenirs & collectables
Parasol Cart
Pieces of Eight - pirate clothing, play knives, swords, skulls and collectibles
Portrait Artists
Royal Street Sweets

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Disneyland Rides and Attractions in Critter Country

Davey Crocket's Explorer Canoes at Disneyland, California
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Critter Country has been through several previous incarnations, originally part of Frontierland, then Indian Country, followed by Bear Country. It was renamed Critter Country when Splash Mountain was added in 1988 featuring Brer Rabbit and his friends from the 1946 Disney classic, Song of the South, singing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah". This is the smallest of the "lands."

Rides and Attractions

Active Adventures:
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes (temporarily suspended)
Bigger Kid Rides:
Splash Mountain FP
Little Kid Rides:
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


Snacks/Fast Food; under $15
Harbour Galley, country fare
Hungry Bear Restaurant, hosted by Dixie


Briar Patch – silly hats and mouse ears
Professor Barnaby Owl's Photographic Art Studio - photos from Splash Mountain

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Disneyland Rides and Attractions in Frontierland

The Sailing Ship Columbia departs from Frontierland at Disneyland
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Frontierland brings back the Old West when the West started at the Mississippi River AKA the Rivers of America. Water transportation plays a big role here with the Mark Twain Riverboat, raft to Tom Sawyer Island and the Sailing Ship Columbia - a bit off course as a riverboat.

Rides and Attractions

Raft to Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (opens one hour after the park opens, closes at dusk) (temporarily suspended)
Sailing Ship Columbia (seasonal, 11 am to 5 pm)  (temporarily suspended)
Mark Twain Riverboat opens one hour after the park opens, closes at 5 pm if Fantasmic is scheduled.  (temporarily suspended)
Bigger Kid Rides:
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (40”/102cm)FP
Frontierland Shootin' Exposition
Active Adventures:
Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (opens one hour after the park opens, closes at dusk)  (temporarily suspended)
Live Shows:
The Golden Horseshoe Stage and Restaurant


Snacks/Fast Food; under $15
The Golden Horseshoe, stage show
Stage Door Café
Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante, Mexican food
Casual Dining $10 - $20
River Belle Terrace


Bonanza Outfitters– Western Disney apparel
Pioneer Mercantile– Old West books and toys, Western Disney character merchandise including Davy Crocket and Pocahontas
Westward Ho Trading Company - candy and sweet shop

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Disneyland Rides and Attractions in Fantasyland

Dumbo the Flying Elephant Ride in Fantasyland at Disneyland, CA
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Fantasyland is home to most of the rides designed for younger kids and the characters they'll recognize from storybooks and Disney animated films. In 2012-2013, Fantasyland was expanded to add a bunch of new shows and character encounters.

Tip: Most Fantasyland rides close during the fireworks. If you're willing to watch the fireworks from the back of the castle where you can see them going off on both sides of Fantasyland, you can be in the front of the line for rides like Dumbo and Peter Pan that usually have a long line.

Rides and Attractions

Shows and Character Interactions

Mickey and the Magical Map musical show
Royal Theatre has 2 different musical shows based on Disney stories
Fantasy Faire princess encounter with multiple Disney Princesses at Royal Hall
Meet Merida and Rapunzel
Meet Tinker Bell & a Fairy Friend at Pixie Hollow Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, character makeovers for kids


Snacks/Fast Food; under $15
Maurice's Treats Snack Cart
Red Rose Taverne, casual dining with a French flair
Edelweiss Snacks
Troubador Tavern, German specialties and kids' snacks


Fairy Tale Treasures Shop

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Disneyland Rides and Attractions in Mickey's ToonTown

Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland, California
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Mickey's Toontown is modeled after the Toontown featured in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Although only opened in 1993, it is home to some of Disney's oldest characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse and all their friends. There are only a couple of rides. Most of the attractions are the characters themselves, like Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy, whom you can visit in their respective homes for photo opportunities. Toontown is located at the back of the park behind Fantasyland and opens one hour after the park opens and closes one hour before the fireworks.

Rides and Attractions

Disneyland Railroad  (temporarily suspended)
Little Kid Rides:
Gadget's Go Coaster (kiddie coaster)
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Active Adventures for Little Kids:
Chip 'n Dale Treehouse
Goofy's Playhouse
Donald's Boat
Character Greetings and Environments:
Minnie's House


Snacks/Fast Food; under $15 


Gag Factory - Toontown Five & Dime - Toon apparel, gags and magic tricks
Pooh Corner

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Disneyland Rides and Attractions in Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland at Disneyland
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Tomorrowland has been part of Disneyland since the beginning but has undergone more remodels than any other area. It is currently anchored by the re-imagined HyperSpace Mountain, with lots of new effects, Star Tours: The Adventure Continues (revamped in 2015) and the interactive Buzz Light Year Astro Blasters. Innoventions has hands-on interactive science-themed activities similar to some science museums. Club Buzz has become a popular dance spot with annual pass holders.

Rides and Attractions

Disneyland Monorail
Disneyland Railroad  (temporarily suspended)
Bigger Kid Rides:
HyperSpace Mountain FP
Star Tours, the Adventure Continues
Family Fun:
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters FP
Astro Orbitor
Autopia (52”/132 cm to drive alone, anyone can ride along)
Star Wars Path of the Jedi 10 minute film
Interactive Activities:
Star Wars Launch Bay features exhibits, interactive activities and character photo ops. Shorter hours than park hours.
Superhero HQ features superhero encounters, Iron Man's Hall of Armor and the Marvel Game Center. Shorter hours than park hours.
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple trains selected kids as Jedi knights. Kids must register before the show.


Snacks/Fast Food; under $15
Redd Rockett's Pizza Port
Galactic Grill


Autopia Winner's Circle - miniature Autopia cars, clothing and collectibles
Little Green Men Store Command - Buzz Lightyear themed everything
The Star Trader - Star Wars toys, collectibles and other Disney stuff

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