Ten Best Disneyland Rides for the Preschool SetKristen Howerton
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.
image-7 2 of 10Many 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!
image-14 8 of 10While 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.
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