Ten Best Disneyland Rides for the Preschool Set

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.



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

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