Ten Best Disneyland Rides for the Preschool Set

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Planning a trip to Disneyland with small kids?  Here are some of the can’t miss rides at Disneyland that are sure to appeal to the preschool set.


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    The Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride has been a favorite of preschoolers for generations.  The Dumbo cars lift of the ground and kids can control the ride with a joystick, choosing how high they want to go.

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    Many people skip over the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, but I think it's a great spot for kids to expend some energy.  After a quick raft ride, kids can wander forest trails, hanging bridges, and caves rumored to contain treasures left by pirates.
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    Alice in Wonderland's Caterpillar Ride is a whimsical ride through scenes from the 1951 animated Disney classic Alice in Wonderland.  Families can ride on a 4-person caterpillar and follow the White Rabbit through scenes from the classic story.

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     It's a small world is an iconic Disneyland ride, full of scenes of children from around the globe.  No trip to Disneyland is complete without a trip on this 15-minute magical ride.

     

     

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    Peter Pan's Flight is a fun ride for kids of all ages.  Seated in a flying boat, kids will soar above the city of London and see all of their favorite characters from Peter Pan.

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    On Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, kids can bounce up and down through the familiar Hundred-Acre Woods where they will see Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Tigger and the beloved Winnie the Pooh.

     

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    The Mad Tea Party TeaCups Ride is a spinning ride on whirling teacups inspired by the movie Alice in Wonderland.  It recreates the film's madcap "unbirthday" sequence featuring the Mad Hatter and March Hare.  But be warned: while it's open to all ages, kids (and adults) who are prone to motion sickness may get dizzy!

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    While riding Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, kids can get behind the wheel of a run-away taxi and drive through Toontown, following the antics of Roger Rabbit.  The taxi spuns and dips, and kids can help twist the wheel for more action.
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    On Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, kids get to practice their aim as they shoot blasters at targets to save the galaxy. My husband and I have been known to get a little competitive on this on, too! There is no height restriction to play.

     

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    The Mark Twain Riverboat is an old-fashioned boat ride, perfect for a moment of relaxation for little kids.  The boat is propelled by a giant steam-powered paddlewheel and cruises around the river on a 14-minute ride.

A big thanks to Verizon  for sponsoring this campaign. If you are planning a visit, check out the Verizon app for Disneyland, which includes maps, line estimates, and even menus to each restaurant in the park. Click here to see more of the discussion.

 

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Kristen blogs at Rage Against the Minivan.  You can also find her wasting time on twitter and facebook.

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