Disneyland Ride Guide

Disneyland Ride List for Quick Reference

Splash Mountain
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This list gives a brief overview of Disneyland rides and attractions.

Disneyland closes various rides for periodic maintenance, and some have limited hours. To get the current status of every ride, you can visit the Disneyland website. However, their schedule only goes out a month. Unless there's a planned renovation underway, there's no way to know whether your favorite ride will be running on future dates.

The rides are organized by Land, clockwise from the entrance on Main Street USA. The links will take you to a detailed profile and review of each of the most popular rides, which includes ratings, tips, ride times and trivia — along with factors for fun, wait times and the likelihood of motion sickness.

To keep the lists simple, the height restrictions are in inches only. Here's what those translate to in cm: 35 in = 89 cm, 40 in = 102 cm, 46 in = 117 cm, 52 in = 132 cm, 54 in = 137 cm.

How to Use This Guide

You can use this page as a simple resource that lists all the Disneyland rides in one place. Click through using the links and you'll get full-page profiles of each ride that include tips for enjoying it and fun facts about it.

You can also quickly scan the ratings to find the best rides — or scan the minimum height listings to find out whether you need to start setting expectations for your kids.

And you can find out about time-saving line options like FASTPASS, Single Rider, and Rider Switch.

Adventureland Rides

Walt Disney on Adventureland: “Here is adventure. Here is romance. Here is mystery. Tropical rivers – silently flowing into the unknown. The unbelievable splendor of exotic flowers … the eerie sound of the jungle … with eyes that are always watching.” 

  RatingMin HeightFast passSingle Rider1
Rider Switch2
Type
Indiana Jones Adventure ★★★★★  46 √Single Rider
Rider Switch
Fast indoor coaster
Jungle Cruise ★★★   Gentle ride
Tarzan's Treehouse ★★   Walk-through

Frontierland Rides

Walt Disney on Frontierland: “Here we experience the story of our country’s past…the colorful drama of Frontier America in the exciting days of the covered wagon and the stagecoach…the advent of the
railroad…and the romantic riverboat. Frontierland is a tribute to the faith, courage, and
ingenuity of the pioneers who blazed the trails across America.”

Mark Twain Riverboat, Columbia Sailing Ship, and Pirate's Lair are closed for Star Wars Land construction until spring or summer of 2017. 

  RatingMin HeightFast passSingle Rider1
Rider Switch2
Type
Big Thunder Mountain RR ★★★★  40  √Rider SwitchFast outdoor coaster
Mark Twain Riverboat    Boat ride
Columbia Sailing Ship    Boat ride
Pirate's Lair ★★   Walk-through

New Orleans Square Rides

Walt Disney on New Orleans Square: “Disneyland would be a world of Americans, past and present, seen through the eyes of my imagination — a place of warmth and nostalgia, of illusion and color and delight.” 

  RatingMin HeightFast passSingle Rider1
Rider Switch2
Type
Pirates of the Caribbean ★★★★★    Gentle indoor ride
Haunted Mansion ★★★★★  Varies3 Gentle indoor ride

3Haunted Mansion is a Fastpass ride only during the Halloween and Christmas holidays

Critter Country Rides

Walt Disney on Critter Country: “I have a great love of animals and laughter… Some of the most fascinating creatures I have ever met are animals.”

The Explorer Canoes are closed for Star Wars Land construction until spring or summer of 2017.

  RatingMin HeightFast passSingle Rider1
Rider Switch2
Type
Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes     You paddle
Adventures of Winnie the Pooh ★★   Gentle indoor ride
Splash Mountain ★★★★★  40  √Single RiderOutdoor water ride

Mickey's Toontown Rides

Walt Disney on Mickey Mouse, whose house is in Toontown:“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

  RatingMin HeightFast passSingle Rider1
Rider Switch2
Type
Chip 'n' Dale's Treehouse ★★   Walk-through
Donald's Boat ★★   Walk-through
Gadget's Go Coaster ★★  35 Rider SwitchGentle outdoor coaster
Goofy's Playhouse ★★   Walk-through
Mickey's House ★★★   Walk-through
Minnie's House ★★   Walk-through
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin ★★★★   √ Fast indoor ride

Fantasyland Rides

Walt Disney on Fantasyland: “Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic, and make-believe are reborn and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young at heart — to those who believe that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.”

  RatingMin HeightFast passSingle Rider1
Rider Switch2
Type
Alice in Wonderland ★★★   Gentle indoor ride
Casey Jr. Circus Train    Train ride
Dumbo the Flying Elephant ★★★★   Aerial carousel
it's a small world ★★★   Gentle indoor ride
King Arthur Carrousel ★★   Typical merry-go-round
Mad Tea Party (Teacups) ★★★★   Spinning outdoor ride
Matterhorn Bobsleds ★★★★  35 √ Single RiderFast coaster
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride ★★★   Gentle indoor ride
Peter Pan's Flight ★★★★★   Gentle indoor ride
Pinocchio's Daring Journey ★★★   Gentle indoor ride
Snow White's Scary Adventures ★★★   Gentle indoor ride
Storybook Land Canal Boats    Boat ride
Princess Fantasy Faire ★★★★★   Walk-through

Tomorrowland Rides

Walt Disney on Tomorrowland: “A vista into a world of wondrous ideas, signifying man’s achievements … a step into the future, with predictions of constructive things to come. Tomorrow offers new frontiers in science, adventure and ideals: the Atomic Age, the challenge of outer space and the hope for a peaceful, unified world.”

  RatingMin HeightFast passSingle Rider1
Rider Switch2
Type
Astro Orbiter    Aerial carousel
Autopia ★★★  324  √Rider SwitchYou drive small cars
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ★★★★   Video game style ride
Finding Nemo Submarine ★★★★   Underwater ride
Space Mountain ★★★★★  40  √Rider SwitchFast indoor coaster
Star Tours ★★★★★  Rider Switch3-D motion simulator ride
Disneyland Monorail ★★   Transportation ride
Star Wars Launch Bay ★★★★   Walk-through

4Riders must be 54 inches tall to ride Autopia alone

Main Street USA

The Disneyland Train is also closed to allow construction of the new Star Wars Land.

  RatingMin HeightFast passSingle Rider1
Rider Switch2
Type
Sleeping Beauty's Castle    Walk-through
Main Street Vehicles ★★   Transportation ride
Disneyland Train ★★   Transportation ride

 

Star Wars Land

It isn't open yet - and may not until 2019 - but you can keep up with the latest news about Disneyland's new Star Wars Land.

1If you don't mind riding in a single available seat rather than next to your companions, go to the single rider line. This option will get you on board a lot sooner.

2Rider Switch allows adult guests to take turns waiting with youngsters or other Guests who are unable to ride.