Disneyland Resort Attraction Reviews – The Savers Guide
We get super excited every time we start to plan our next Disneyland Resort vacation. Why? Because we start to think about all the attractions we’re going to ride! The Disneyland Resort is the original Magic Kingdom and with that comes a lot of natstalgia. Classic attractions such as Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Storybook Canal Boats, Mr. Toads Wild Ride (the only ride at Disneyland) and so many more. Queue Disneyland Resort Attraction Reviews.
Because we’re all there for the attractions (and food, let’s be honest) it’s one of the most important parts for trip planning. That’s why we’ve created this Reviews Guide. It can help you plan in several different ways. First we list out every major attraction, show and game so you know what’s there. Second we list which attractions are part of Fastpass and which ones we highly recommend if it’s your first time visiting.
Third you’ll be able to figure out which attractions your party can go on based on ones that have a height requirement and ones that don’t. This is valuable if you’re travelling with little ones.
For attractions that include Fastpass we’ve marked them with the 🚀 symbol and the attractions that are a must-do are marked with a ⭐️ .
You’ll notice that some attraction links are clickable and some aren’t. We constantly adding Disney Resort Attraction Reviews to our list below that offer details on each ride including what you can expect and tips and tricks. Be sure to check back frequently to see what we’ve added!
Alice in Wonderland – Take a topsy-turvy trip into the nonsensical world of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland aboard an oversized caterpillar.
Astro Orbiter – Pilot your very own rocket ship high in the sky amid a gleaming constellation of orbiting planets.
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters 🚀 – Calling all Space Rangers! Take aim and fire your laser to defeat Zurg during a thrilling space battle.
Casey Jr. Circus Train – Enjoy a whimsical tour through miniature versions of fairytale locales from classic Disney movies.
Disneyland Monorail – Ride the historic, high-speed zero-emission transportation system that rockets along a single rail through the Disneyland Resort.
Disneyland Railroad ⭐️ – Embark on a relaxing 18-minute scenic journey aboard an authentic steam-powered train around Disneyland Park.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant ⭐️ – Soar high in the sky aboard the famous little pachyderm on a fanciful flight for all ages.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – Journey into the charming world of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo on a gentle undersea expedition.
Haunted Mansion 🚀 ⭐️ – Take your seat in a gloomy Doom Buggy for a spooky tour through this house of happy haunts.
“it’s a small world” 🚀 ⭐️ – Board a whimsical boat ride for a song-filled journey around the globe—this cherubic chorus is pure joy!
Jungle Cruise ⭐️ – Cast off on a guided tour of the world’s most remote rivers—where dangerous beasts and dry wit abound.
King Arthur Carrousel – Sit astride a regal steed at this classic attraction and gently “gallop” through a whirling backdrop of color and sound.
Mad Tea Party ⭐️ – Pour yourself into an oversized teacup and spin through a whimsical party.
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Buzz through Hundred-Acre Wood in an oversized beehive and revisit beloved songs and scenes from Winnie the Pooh.
Mark Twain Riverboat ⭐️ – Cruise the scenic Rivers of America on a sightseeing tour aboard a majestic 19th-century paddle boat.
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride ⭐️ – Zig and zag in a motorcar with J. Thaddeus Toad, Esq. on a manic drive through the countryside.
Peter Pan’s Flight ⭐️ – Soar over London aboard an enchanted pirate ship to Never Land with the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey – Relive the classic adventures of the wooden puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy.
Pirate’s of the Caribbean ⭐️ – Steer a course for the Golden Age of Piracy on a swashbuckling cruise through seas plagued by scoundrels.
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin 🚀 – Steer a runaway taxicab through the wacky streets of Toontown as you follow the adventures of Roger Rabbit.
Snow White’s Scary Adventures – Embark on a suspenseful ride into delightful and frightful scenes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Storybook Land Canal Boats – Cruise through the mouth of Monstro the Whale into a magical land of Disney movie locales—all in miniature.
Autopia – Put the pedal to the metal on an unforgettable road trip along a miniature motorway.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 🚀 ⭐️ – Streak through a haunted gold mine aboard a speeding train on this thrilling coaster-style ride.
Gadget’s Go Coaster – Twist and turn on a speedy coaster ride built by the inventor mouse from Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers.
Space Mountain 🚀 ⭐️ – Race through the cosmos in the dark to the edge of the galaxy and back on a thrilling roller-coaster ride.
Indiana Jones Adventure 🚀 ⭐️ – Embark on a fast-paced thrill ride in search of Indiana Jones—enter this cursed temple at your own risk!
Matterhorn Bobsleds 🚀 ⭐️ – Hurtle through a snow-capped mountain on a speeding alpine sled while avoiding the clutches of the Abominable Snowman.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – Fly the Millennium Falcon on a thrilling interactive smuggling mission.
Splash Mountain 🚀 ⭐️ – Set off on a delightful log flume ride featuring characters and songs from the classic Disney film Song of the South.
Star Tours 🚀 ⭐️ – Make the jump to hyperspace aboard a 3D space flight to legendary destinations from the Star Wars saga.
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln ⭐️ – Revel in the stirring oratory of Abraham Lincoln—delivered in person—and explore rare Disneyland memorabilia.
Chip N’ Dale Treehouse – Scamper into the home of the nuttiest duo around and see the world from a very chipmunk point of view.
Donald’s Boat – Take a whimsical self-guided tour of Donald’s colorful vessel docked on Toon Lake.
Goofy’s Playhouse – Scamper around a haywire house that could only have been designed by Goofy himself!
Main Street Cinema – Venture inside a vintage movie palace for a screening of some of Walt Disney’s earliest animated films.
Mickey’s House – Take a self-guided tour of Mickey’s humble abode and then meet, greet and snap a photo with the Big Cheese himself.
Minnie’s House – Pay a visit to the cutest house in Mickey’s Toontown on a self-guided tour—and you may even run into the owner herself.
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island – Brave an adventure all your own at this secret island hideaway inspired by the stories of Mark Twain.
Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough – Gaze at Sleeping Beauty Castle and venture inside to relive scenes from the beloved Disney classic.
Star Wars Launch Bay – Celebrate everything Star Wars at this headquarters for the epic space saga.
Tarzan’s Treehouse – Tour the legendary vine-swinger’s jungle home—built in an 80-foot-tall tree—and experience life on the wild side.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room ⭐️ – Tropical birds, tiki gods and colorful flowers come to life in a swinging South Seas musical celebration.
Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes – Paddle down the Rivers of America on a grand oar-venture all the way around Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.
Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition – Take aim and fire at nearly 100 targets during an old-time Wild West shootout.
Disney’s California Adventure Park
Golden Zephyr – Soar high in the sky in a gleaming retro spaceship inspired by science fiction stories of the 1920s.
Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind – Tap into Riley’s Emotions when you take a sense-sational spin around the whimsical world inside her mind’s Headquarters.
Jessie’s Critter Carousel – Saddle up for a whimsical spin on Jessie’s favorite critter pals from her wild west adventures—yee-haw!
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – Journey under the sea for a whimsical musical adventure awash with scenes from the animated Disney classic.
Monsters Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue – Zip through scenes from the Disney and Pixar film Monsters, Inc. on a wild taxi ride with familiar scare-acters.
Pixar Pal-A-Round – Take off on a classic Ferris wheel adventure high above Pixar Pier.
Toy Story Midway Mania 🚀 ⭐️ – Zip through an exhilarating 4D midway-style game starring Toy Story characters—and blast away!
Red Car Trolley – Hop aboard a charming vintage trolley for a scenic ride through Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land.
Goofy’s Sky School 🚀 – Soar high—and learn to fly the Goofy way—on this coaster-style attraction.
Grizzly River Run 🚀 ⭐️ – Embark on a thrilling whitewater raft adventure that splashes you down a roaring California river deep in the mountains.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! 🚀 ⭐️ – Join Rocket on a thrilling mission to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from the Collector’s fortress.
Incredicoaster 🚀 ⭐️ – Join the Incredibles in a mad dash to catch Jack-Jack as he wreaks havoc throughout this high-speed chase!
Jumpin’ Jellyfish – Float high into the sky above Paradise Bay aboard a colorful jellyfish before gently sinking back down to dry land.
Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters – Climb aboard a colorful car that “dances” its way across Luigi’s lot to tire-tapping Italian tunes!
Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree – Ride along aboard a tractor during a tow-tappin’ hoedown hosted by Mater from the Disney and Pixar film Cars.
Radiator Springs Racers 🚀 ⭐️ – Start your engines! Zoom through the desert landscape of Cars Land, inspired by the Disney and Pixar movie Cars.
Silly Symphony Swings – Get swept off your feet and into the air as you wheel above it all in graceful, soaring circles.
Soarin’ Around the World 🚀 ⭐️ – Feel the wind in your face during an airborne hang-gliding flight over the wonders of the world.
Animation Academy – Draw your very own character sketch under the guidance of a talented animator.
The Bakery Tour – Go on a tasty tour of a real bakery and see how the world-famous San Francisco sourdough bread is made.
Mickey’s Philharmagic ⭐️ – Immerse yourself in the wonder of Disney animation and music when you experience this 12-minute, 3D movie starring Donald Duck.
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – Explore, climb, swing and play on a wilderness adventure for the whole family.
Sorcerer’s Workshop – Discover how Disney animators bring some of your favorite characters to life through 2 amazing interactive experiences.
Turtle Talk with Crush – Chat live with Crush, the totally tubular sea turtle from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.
Frozen – From a captivating new theatrical spectacular to up-close encounters with Anna, Elsa and Olaf, a flurry of Frozen thrills await you!
Games of Pixar Pier – Put your skills to the test at whimsical game booths along the Pixar Promenade.
Keep in mind that not everything there is to do at the parks is listed here. These are the main events so to say while parades and fireworks aren’t listed as they change constantly. For show times we always suggest grabbing a map and a show times guide as you enter the parks so you know what to expect that day.
You can always find current ride closures and updates at disneyland.com which is also suggest you check before your vacation. Nobody wants to go when Indiana Jones is closed!
The great thing about Disneyland is that there is something for everyone, whether you are travelling with young kids, teens or just adults. You’re going to have a magical time!
Be sure to check out the latest discounted tickets for Disneyland as you start your planning. If you’re looking for a package with hotel and tickets be sure to use our latest promo code PARKSAVERS for an extra $10 off. We also have some guides to help you pack for your vacation as well as the Ultimate Savers Planning Guide that’s a must-read!
We hope you enjoyed our Disneyland Resort Attraction Reviews guide! Check back frequently for updates.