Rides At Disneyland California!
Disneyland theme park information for a Disneyland California vacation.
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The Disneyland Park has more than 60 major attractions, 50 shops and 30 restaurants.
They are all divided among eight themed lands. The best way to view the Disneyland Theme Park is to pass through all themed lands on one of the four trains of the Disneyland Railroad.
You’ll be passing the 1890s Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Adventureland, Critter Country, Mickey’s Toontown, and the New Orleans Square.
Below is information about the eight themed areas of Disneyland and about the most popular and best Disneyland rides.
Since the waiting lines at these rides tend to be long during peak hours, I recommend that you head to them first upon arrival in the morning.
If you are visiting Disneyland in the summer months or during very warm weather, bring sunscreen and hats. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
MAIN STREET USA is a replica of Americas small towns as they appeared at the turn of the 20th century. It’s inspired by Walt Disney’s own hometown Marceline, Mo.
Disneyland’s Main Street is where the daily Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams takes place.
It’s a spectacular Disney parade with music and elaborate floats, featuring a large cast of Disney characters and performers.
ADVENTURELAND represents the exotic tropics of the South Seas, Asia and the Middle East. Our favorite ride is the Jungle Cruise, which is a guided boat ride through a tropical rainforest with elephants, hippos, and Bengal tiger encounters. You’ll also ride through a waterfall. Another great Disneyland theme park attraction in Adventureland is the Enchanted Tiki Room, with singing birds and flowers. A great place for kids.
THE NEW ORLEAN’S SQUARE is one of our favorite themed Disneland areas. It’s built to resemble New Orleans a century ago. Narrow winding streets, iron clad balconies, sidewalk cafes and Dixieland jazz music is what you find here. It’s also home to our favorite Disneyland restaurant The Blue Bayou, and one of the most popular Disneyland rides The Pirates of the Caribbean. If you like to eat at Blue Bayou restaurant, make reservation as soon as you enter the park. It’s a very popular restaurant. This is also where the Haunted Mansion ride is located, another very popular ride.
CRITTER COUNTRY is where the Splash Mountain ride is located. It’s a log ride through the animated world of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and Brer Fox, and it ends with a scary plunge down a five story waterfall. Critter Country is also home to the Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. A very cute Disneyland ride for kids.
FRONTIERLAND is a re-creation of the American West during the 19th century and a very popular part of the park. It’s home to the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride, the Mark Twain Riverboat and the Schooner Columbia. The Fantasmic! special effect show starring Mickey Mouse is held here every night during summer, and on weekends rest of the year, along the River Of America in Frontierland.
FANTASYLAND is entered through the Sleeping Beauty Castle. There are nightly firework shows during the summer and on weekends rest of the year. Fantasyland is home to storybook rides such as Snow White, Peter Pan, Mr Toad, Dumbo The Flying Elephant, and Alice in Wonderland. But our most favorite ride in Fantasyland is the It’s A Small World cruise around the world with almost 600 Audio-Animated children wearing beautiful customes singing and dancing.
MICKEY’S TOONTOWN features Disney characters in fanciful settings. Within Toontown are Gadget’s Go-Coaster ride, a miniature roller coaster made of oversized toys, and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin ride where you board cartoon cabs for an unpredictable auto chase.
TOMORROWLAND gives you a glimpse of futuristic ideas and adventures. You can experience 3-D adventure “Honey I Shrunk The Audience”, Star Tours, Astro Orbitor where you can pilot your own “spaceships”, or drive the roadways of Autopia. This Disneyland theme park area has the new Space Mountain ride, and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters lets you take aim at targets with your own lazer cannons. The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage ride is in the park’s Submarine Lagoon.