Disneyland has almost 60 rides and a host of other attractions. It's easy to get overwhelmed when trying to decide which ones you want to do the most. And unfortunately, someone else's list of top rides or must-dos reflects their preferences, not yours. I'm here to help you figure out which things are best for you.
If you're the do-it-yourself type who would rather decide for yourself than let someone else do it for you, you can get a summary of height restrictions, FASTPASS rides and more, all on one page. All you have to do is go straight to the Disneyland Rides List Page.
Best Disneyland Rides for You
If you need some help picking and choosing, that's what I'm here for. If you think I have a bad case of Listmania, you might be right. I created lists based on some of the most common interests that can help you plan your perfect Disneyland day.
These lists sort out all the rides and attractions into groups that will meet your needs.
- Best Disneyland Rides: These are the ones everybody loves, you could call this the "must-do" list.
- Disneyland Rides for Kids: We've sorted them out into the very gentle, the slightly scary, ways to have fun while sitting still and thrown in cautions for specific rides that may help
- New Disneyland Rides: If you've been to Disneyland before and want to know what's new, this list will tell you all the new developments in the past five years
- Most Popular Disneyland Rides: You could also call this one "Rides With the Longest Lines." You're probably not going to go out looking to ride them all, but you might want to know which ones they are.
- Disneyland Roller Coasters: Coaster and only coasters
- Best Rides at Night: These rides are either more fun in the dark or worth a second visit after the sun goes down. Some rides close at night (or early), and they're also listed here
- Disneyland Shows and Entertainment: They're not rides, but they're things to do that you might enjoy in between all the riding.
- Walk through attractions at Disneyland: You can have a lot of fun at Disneyland without ever getting on a ride. All of these attractions are things you can walk through and enjoy at your own pace.
How to Have More Fun
These resources are useful for managing a day at Disneyland, with ways to stand in line as little as possible.
- Enjoy more with strategies to avoid standing in line for Disneyland rides.
- Learn how a FASTPASS can make your wait shorter, find out how to get one and how to use it.
- Find out why you might want to use Ridemax to shorten your wait
- How to make the most out of Magic Mornings
- Check out these mobile websites and apps. They can help you save time, and some of them can keep you entertained between rides, too
- Check which rides and attractions will be closed during your visit.
These are all the rides that have height restrictions:
- 35 in (89 cm): Gadget's Go Coaster, Matterhorn Bobsleds
- 38 in (97 cm): Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run
- 40 in (102 cm): Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Star Tours
- 46 in (117 cm): Indiana Jones Adventure
- 54 in (137 cm): Autopia (to drive alone)
Most Disneyland rides are accessible even if you have mobility challenges. However, many of them require you to transfer into the ride vehicle by yourself or with assistance from your traveling companions. Only a few have steps you can't bypass, including Tarzan's Treehouse, the railroad station at Main Street, U.S.A., and the Columbia Sailing Ship.
If you have a hearing impairment, stop at Guest Relations (in City Hall, on your left as you enter Disneyland) to pick up assistive listening devices and handheld caption controls used for some rides.
You can also stop at City Hall to get a pass that lets you bypass the long lines if you can't stand in them. You don't need a doctor's note, but you will be asked to explain what you need.