Winnie the Pooh Ride

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    Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Ride at Disneyland Cailfornia

    Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    ••• Ride Vehicle for Winnie the Pooh. ©2006 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

    This ride takes you through scenes from A.A. Milne's popular children's stories about a honey-loving bear and his friends.

    You'll travel through the Hundred Acre Wood, in all kinds of weather. You, Winnie and his pals will be swept up in a gust of wind on a blustery day, then get caught in a torrential rain where everyone has to band together to stay afloat. Things calm down when you enter a dream work where singing Heffalumps and Woozles try to steal Pooh's honey. The trip ends with at at party for Pooh.

    What You Need to Know About Winnie the Pooh

    We polled 245 of our readers to find out what they think about Winnie the Pooh. 78% of them said It's a must-do or ride it if you have time.

    Poor Winnie, his ride gets a lot of abuse in online reviews. Some people think it would fit in better if it was in Fantasyland and not stuck in a corner next to Splash Mountain. Others compare it to its sister rides in Florida and Tokyo and say it's not as much fun. What it does have...MORE going for it is short lines and a beloved character.

    • Location: Winnie the Pooh is in Critter Country and you may find a character greeting near the ride entrance. Critter Country is Disneyland's smallest named area and includes just two rides.
    • Rating: ★★
    • Restrictions: No height restrictions. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
    • Ride Time: 4 minutes
    • Recommended for:  Small children. Also for anyone who loves Winnie the Pooh.
    • Fun Factor: Low to moderate
    • Wait Factor:  Winnie usually has short lines. 
    • Fear Factor: Low for most of the ride. The scene with the Heffalumps is dark and has some odd-looking creatures that can frighten some young visitors.
    • Herky-Jerky Factor: Low
    • Nausea Factor:  Low
    • Seating:  Ride vehicles look like a bee hive. Riders sit in 3 rows and each row has room for two. It's easier to see if you're in the first two rows. You have to step over the side of the vehicle to get in
    • Accessibility: One of the ride vehicles can accept a manual wheelchair, but if you've got a motorized chair or ECV, you'll have to transfer into the ride vehicles. No matter what your means of transport, just get into the regular line. Guest Relations can give you a handheld captioning device to use here. More about visiting Disneyland in a wheelchair or ECV
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    How to Have More Fun on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Scene from The Many Adventure of Winnie the Pooh
    ••• Scene from The Many Adventure of Winnie the Pooh. Joe Penniston/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
    • Lines are seldom long here, making it a good place to head if you've got a kid who's itching to ride something and do it now.
    • If you don't want to sit in the back row, just ask the Cast Member at the loading area if you can wait to get in the front row of the next vehicle.

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    Fun Facts About The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Winnie the Pooh Ride Vehicle
    ••• Winnie the Pooh Ride Vehicle. ©Betsy Malloy Photography

    Each ride vehicle has a name.

    Before it was finally built in Critter Country, this ride was in the plans for Fantasyland and Toontown. It replaced an older ride called Country Bear Jamboree.

    Imagineers use a special effect called Pepper's Illusion to make it look like Pooh is floating away after he falls asleep. The same effect - which uses a simple reflection on a piece of glass - appears in the Haunted Mansion and Pinocchio's Daring Journey.

    You can also find Eeyore in an unexpected Disneyland ride: Indiana Jones' Adventure. If you want to see him, he's in the projector room, near the ceiling and almost impossible to spot in the dark. If you ask a Cast Member, they can show you where he's hiding.

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