10 Disneyland Rides

10 Disneyland Rides

Disneyland-LogoIn two weeks we are taking the boys to Disneyland for the first time. It is a surprise to the boys, so please don’t spill the beans if you see them between now and then. I haven’t been to Disneyland since 1997, so I am really excited too. They have added California Adventure and Downtown Disney since I have been there.

Here are the top 10 rides I am looking forward to taking the kids on.

1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – This is my favorite ride in the park. On my first visit we closed this ride down riding it about six times in a row.

2. Indiana Jones Adventure – Jack is just tall enough to meet the height requirement for this ride. It is really fun.

3. Pirates of the Caribbean – They are opening the refurbished ride about a week before we get there. The boys have seen the first movie, so it should be fun to take them on it.

4. Haunted Mansion – This is one of the all-time greats. The boys will love the end when the ghost is sitting in your car.

5. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – This one just looks super fun.

6. Finding Nemo Submarine – They redid the submarine ride to have the characters from Finding Nemo. One of our friends said this was her kids favorite.

7. Star Tours – Unfortunately Will is too short for this one, because he would love that there is a pod race in it now. Jack is going to love it.

8. Toy Story Mania – This looks like great fun.

9. Matterhorn Bobsleds – I am not sure if we will take Will on this one but I am hoping he will be OK, because the Yetti is fun to look for.

10. Sourin’ Over California – I am wondering how realistic this is.

The Cars area of the park will not be open when we are there, which is a big bummer. The boys would love that, so we will just have to come back.

What are your Disneyland favorites? Do you have any tips for us, must dos or can’t miss?

I am linking up with Monday Listicles at Northwest Mommy.

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  1. I never miss It’s a Small World and the Teacups ride. (-:
    I love all things Disneyland. Have fun on your trip!

  2. Never been to Disneyland so I cannot wait for you to return and tell us all about it!! Have a super duper great time.

  3. We were just at Disneyland in September. I would recommend that you check out the Bug’s World in California Adventure – it’s awesome for littler kids. My now 3 yr old also loved the Astro Blasters and Dumbo, and the Zephyr in California Adventure. E prepared for long lines at both Toy Story rides. The new Ariel’s Undersea Adventure is pretty neat too. I could go on and on… If you like, I can tell you some fun places to eat and other things to check out that we really liked.
    Hope you have an awesome trip!

  4. I’ve never been to Disneyland…but I have been to Disneyworld and I absolutely love it! Your boys are gonna be so excited! What an awesome surprise!

  5. We’ve taken our girls twice to Disneyland and recently to Disney world. We have learned that it’s far more relaxing to go in with no expectation of riding any particular rides of our choosing but to follow their whims. They aren’t into big rides and we’re less stressed when they are happy. Plus we believe that while the park is good for the kid in all of us, it’s intended for the youngsters. Oh and go in knowing you are going to spend a boatload. Even simple foods like whole plain fruits are ridiculously overpriced. This was a shocker and stressor for me on our first trip. You’ve committed. Now just go with the flow and enjoy the ride!

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