The moment you step into the Disneyland park, you’re overwhelmed in the best possible way by all there is to see and do. Ooo look, a horse-drawn streetcar! Is that a barbershop quartet? Look at the marching band! Ice cream! Mickey-shaped balloons!
While I’m distracted by the sights, sounds and shops, my kids have only one thing on their minds: RIDES!
With that, allow me to share my family’s top 10 Disneyland rides:
Pirates of the Caribbean: For obvious reasons, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is important to my kids. They’ve seen all the movies and find swashbuckling to be the ultimate adventure. I love the ride too for its perfect blend of humor, adventure, and very welcome air conditioning!
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage: This is as close to riding in a submarine as I’ll ever get and as our sub follows Marlin on his search for Nemo, there are so many underwater sights to behold.
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: Armed with laser guns, you and your child help Buzz Lightyear battle the evil Zurg. Twists, turns, and loads of neon make this ride a truly interactive planet-saving experience!
Space Mountain: A space-themed indoor roller coaster? Yes, please! The dark thrill of this ride with plenty of twists and turns makes this attraction a family favorite.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Secure your belongings; this ride is fa-ast!!!! Travel through the mountain railroad at mind-numbing speed as you encounter dangerous twists and turns!
Jungle Cruise: Corny jokes by hilarious jungle cruise tour guides make this classic ride and instant favorite. It’s also a great way to relax off your feet.
Splash Mountain: What’s not to love about thrills, a ridiculously awesome picture of your scaredy face coming down a steep, 5-story mountain, and getting soaked in a massive splash below? Good times!
Autopia: OK, I’m going to say it outright, allowing my kids to drive me around even on this enclosed course scares the bejeezus outta me but they love it!
Mad Tea Party: Also known as “the teacups” to my kids, this ride has all the dizzy adventure they can handle. With everyone turning the center wheel with all their might, we’re spinning, spinning, spinning!
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride: Wild adventure ignites as you travel through Toad Hall and the English countryside, avoiding certain danger and causing trouble along the way. Fun and excitement for all!
We hit every family favorite attraction on our latest trip to Disneyland thanks to Verizon’s free Disney Mobile Magic app. We were able to track wait times and check height requirements before we even reached the attractions! Talk about making the most of out of our Disney adventure!
What are your family’s favorite rides at Disneyland?
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