Father’s Day is just around the corner, but whether you take Dad to Disneyland this month or any other time of the year, there are things he likes to do that he may or may not get to very often. Newsflash: Standing in a 130-minute line for a Frozen princess meet-and-greet probably isn’t one of them. So next time you visit the Disney Parks try asking him what he wants to do, and see how surprised he is. Our best tip to keep Dad happy throughout a long day at Disney? Make sure to keep his energy up by stopping along the way for a snack here and there. We’ve found with the dads in our family that a churro, a corn dog, even a funnel cake can work wonders.
Want to know how to make your dad happy at the Happiest place on Earth? We’ve come up with a list of 10 things to do with your pops at Disneyland.
The force is strong on this ride. Blast off into a galaxy far, far away with your dad, while you explore a thrilling tour of the Star Wars universe aboard a StarSpeeder 1000. Voyage to new worlds, and come face to face with the likes of Yoda, Princess Leia, or even Darth Vader — “I am your father.” Make sure to head over to Jedi Training when you’re done and show Dad your best Jedi moves!
Yo Ho! Set sail with your father on this swashbuckling voyage to a place where pirates still rule the high sea. This ride is a true classic, one that Dad can really appreciate. Make sure to keep your eye patches peeled for Captain Jack Sparrow.
Navigate through a futuristic, glowing space station and make your way to mission control. Take your dad to the edge of the galaxy and back all on the race of your life in a speeding rocket.
Mosey on up to the rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ gallery! Get ready to show off your skills to your favorite cowboy. Featuring nearly 100 interactive targets, the dusty setting provides a picture-perfect backdrop to test your marksmanship. (Cowboy hat not included.) This was always a must-do with our dad while growing up.
Take your hero to meet some real superheroes. Suit up like Iron Man, visit Thor, and shake hands with Captain America. Located in Tomorrowland, where you and Dad can discover interactive exhibits, games, and gadgets featuring the latest high-tech wonders in a unique rotating building.
Sit next to Dad on this race along the railroad tracks in a runaway mine car — and watch for new surprises along the way! This classic Disneyland attraction is back, and more exciting than ever before. Thunder Mountain truly is the “wildest ride in the wilderness!”
Make Dad feel like the king of the wild frontier by taking him on the canoe ride. Paddle together along the Rivers of America and Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island as you embark on a fun-filled expedition where exciting new discoveries await.
Take a cliff-hanging journey through the chilling dangers of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. Cater to your dad’s adventurous side on this fast-paced thrill ride aboard a rugged troop transport that ventures deep inside a cursed temple.
Conquer the mountain and embark on a thrilling, high-speed run down the icy slopes of Switzerland’s most famous peak. But beware — help Dad avoid the clutches of the mythic Abominable Snowman, he’s not going to let you get away easy!
After spending a long fun day of treking around Disneyland, you’re going to want to take your hungry dad to a sit-down restaurant where he can get his fill. Nothing better than this all-you-can-eat family-style feast. Grab a picnic table, an ice cold lemonade, and enjoy dining in the great outdoors while country western music performers serenade you.
Tell us in the comments below, what is your dad’s favorite thing to do while at Disneyland? And be sure to wish him a Happy Father’s Day from us.