Disneyland Attraction Guide

Updated January 4, 2017

Note: Until mid-2017, a few Disneyland attractions will not be accessible due to the rerouting of the Rivers of America, in preparation for Star Wars Land construction. Find out more before you visit.

Disneyland attractions are diverse in many ways. Let’s take a look at what each has to offer, who can ride which rides, what you can expect out of each and if a FASTPASS is available.

I’ve written, previously, on several clusters of attractions. Take a look at these posts for specifics:

Review Disneyland’s list of every attraction in the park for more information. (You can sort according to height, which kind of attraction you’re in search of and more.)

In this post, I’ve arranged each by the land in which they live so that touring is easy. Follow me!

Main Street

Disneyland Railroad – Board this train for both fun and function, as it goes all around Disneyland. Stop in New Orleans Square, Toontown or Tomorrowland, too.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • approximately 20 minutes from one stop to the next, including loading and unloading

The Disneyland Story Presenting Great Moments with Lincoln – Watch a short video in the lobby of this attraction highlighting the first 50 years of Disneyland. Then, stay for Great Moments with Lincoln, a historical masterpiece honoring one of Walt’s favorites, Abraham Lincoln.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 17 minutes for The Disneyland Story; 16 minutes for Great Moments with Lincoln

Here is part of The Disneyland Story:

And, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln:

Main Street Cinema – Walk in to watch old school Disney films. Standing room only.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • time varies

Main Street Vehicles – Board a horse drawn street car, omnibus, jitny or fire engine. Ride to Sleeping Beauty Castle or to Town Square.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 7-8 minutes each

Adventureland

Enchanted Tiki Room – Singing birds, Tiki Gods and more will delight your senses during this unusual show.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 15 minutes

Indiana Jones Adventure – This fast paced and rough ride takes you through the world of Indiana Jones.

  • 46″ to ride
  • FASTPASS available
  • 10 minutes

Jungle Cruise – Take a boat ride through the jungle as wacky skippers narrate with meant-t0-be disastrous jokes.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 8 minutes

Tarzan’s Treehouse – Tour Tarzan’s jungle home 80 feet above the park. Lots of stairs to climb!

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • times vary; about 10 minutes to go through

Frontierland

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – This fast paced roller coaster takes you through Big Thunder Mountain and back.

  • 40″ to ride
  • FASTPASS available
  • 3.5 minutes

Here is seating for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad:


Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition – Test your shooting skills at this gun range with fun sound effects.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • about 3 minutes per game; $.50 a game

Mark Twain Riverboat – Cruise the Rivers of America on this gorgeous boat representative of life a century ago.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 20 minutes

Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island – Tour Tom Sawyer Island and enjoy this Mark Twain inspired hideaway.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • time varies; 30-45 minutes to tour the island

Sailing Ship Columbia – Set sail on this beautiful boat, created in replica of a 3-masted ship from the 18th century.

  •  any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 15 minutes

New Orleans Square

Haunted Mansion – Board a “doom buggy” to tour this haunted mansion full of ghosts and ghouls.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 10 minutes

Pirates of the Caribbean – Tour the high seas to find pirates in all parts of life.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 15 minutes

Critter Country

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Float in a beehive through Hundred Acre Wood to see the story of Winnie the Pooh.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 4 minutes

Splash Mountain – Enjoy this log flume ride through the story of the Disney film, Song of the South.

  • 40″ to ride
  • FASTPASS available
  • 12 minutes
  • ***might get wet

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes – Paddle your own canoe through the Rivers of America and around Tom Sawyer Island.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 10 minutes

Fantasyland

Alice in Wonderland – Ride in an oversized caterpillar into the world of Alice in Wonderland.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 5 minutes

Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Soar high above Fantasyland on this classic Disney attraction.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 2 minutes

“it’s a small world” – Sail through this happy ride to hear children from around the world singing.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 15 minutes

Here is seating for it’s a small world:


King Arthur Carrousel – A theme park classic, King Arthur Carrousel was inspired by the Nights of the Round Table.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 3 minutes

Mad Tea Party – Spin around and around these fast moving, music-filled teacups.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 1.5 minutes

Matterhorn Bobsleds – Travel via sled through this snowy mountain. Watch out for the Abominable Snowman!

  • 42″ to ride
  • no FASTPASS
  • 4 minutes
  • dark ride

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – Zig zag through the English countryside on this “dark” Disney ride.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 2 minutes
  • dark ride

Here is seating for Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride:

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Peter Pan’s Flight – Fly over London via this magic pirate ship to follow the story of Peter Pan.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 3 minutes
  • dark ride


Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure – Follow Pinocchio’s life from puppet to boy in this whimsical ride.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 3 minutes
  • dark ride

Snow White’s Scary Adventures – Follow Snow White’s journey to escape the evil Queen.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 3 minutes
  • dark ride


Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Walkthrough – Walk up and through Sleeping Beauty Castle to follow Princess Aurora’s story.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 15 minutes

Casey Jr. Circus Train – Travel via train through Storybook Land in this picturesque attraction.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 4 minutes

Storybook Land Canal Boats – Cruise through Storybook Land via canal boat and take in stories from long ago.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 10 minutes

Mickey’s Toontown

Visit and explore popular Disney character homes. Any height; no FASTPASS; time varies:

Mickey’s House:

Gadget’s Go Coaster – the perfect “first” roller coaster for little kids.

  • 35″ to ride
  • no FASTPASS
  • 1 minute

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin Spin around Toontown on this wacky ride through the world of Roger Rabbit.

  •  any height
  • FASTPASS available
  • 4 minutes

Tomorrowland

Astro Orbitor – “Fly” your rocket ship above Tomorrowland. Great views!

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 1.5 minutes

Autopia – Drive your own car along a scenic miniature highway.

  • 32″ to ride
  • FASTPASS available
  • 5 minutes

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – Try to defeat Zurg as you travel through this thrilling space battle.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 4.5 minutes

Disneyland Monorail – Ride this high speed rail from Tomorrowland to Downtown Disney.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 15 minutes

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – Climb into a submarine to explore sea life, a volcano an active volcano and find Nemo!

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • 13 minutes

Innoventions – Explore games, gadgets and interactive experiences indoors.

  • any height
  • no FASTPASS
  • unlimited time – 45 minutes

Space Mountain – Speed through this roller coaster – completely in the dark!

  • 40″ to ride
  • FASTPASS available
  • 5 minutes

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue  – Soar through Star Wars in this 3D, motion-simulated space adventure.

  • 40″ to ride
  • FASTPASS available
  • 7 minutes

Tired yet? Wait until you ride everything!

I’ve been on each many times. Feel free to find me on facebook with any questions or comments. See you there!

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