There comes a time in everyone’s life when they have outgrown Dumbo, but aren’t quite ready for Space Mountain, whether they are not tall enough, or just a bit too scared. Disneyland offers some great rides for kids of all ages who fall into this category.
#10: Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin – Located in Toon Town in Disneyland, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is a new take on the classic ride through attraction like Snow White, with a twist. You get to control the car, and spin it as much as you want. A fun ride for all kids, but especially those you want a bit more than just sitting and watching.
#9: Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – A recently opened update on the classic submarines in Disneyland, Nemo and friends are featured throughout the ride, including several action/adventure sequences that are fantastic. Always fun to go in a submarine, and Nemo makes it just that much better.
#8: Astro Orbiter – Located at the entrance to Tomorrowland, the Astro Orbiter allows you to control the rocket to go as high or low as you want. Pretend to be an astronaut as you get great views of Tomorrowland and Disneyland.
#7: Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – Located just inside Tomorrowland, Buzz Lightyear takes you on an adventures of finding and fighting the evil Emperor Zurg. Not only is it a fun ride, but an arcade game all in one. Shoot your way through the ride to get your high score. A great ride you can ride over and over, it never gets old.
#6: Gadget’s Go Coaster – Located in Toontown, Gadget’s Go Coaster is a mini version of a real roller coaster, perfect for small kids . Not too high or too fast, but perfect for those little kids who want a bit of a thrill.
#5: Autopia – Located in Tomorrowland, Autopia allows kids of all ages to drive a real car through a fun track, you even get to control the direction and speed of the car. While some kids may be too small to go by themselves, even young children can drive while an adult pushes the gas.
#4: Jungle Cruise – Located in Adventureland, the Jungle Cruise is an all time favorite. You adventure through the rivers of the world, and encounter elephants, gorillas, hippos and waterfalls. Watch for the natives, they are getting restless!
#3: Pirates of the Caribbean – Located in New Orleans Square, Pirates of the Caribbean now features Captain Jack Sparrow. Sail through the Bayou as you head to the depths of Disneyland, and pirate country. Great thrills, wonderful action and great pirates make this for a family adventure.
#2: Haunted Mansion – Located in New Orleans Square, the Haunted Mansion takes you on an adventure through the lives of 999 ghosts, as they spook and haunt the mansion of New Orleans Square. While a fun ride, it can be scary for some small kids, so beware.
#1: Matterhorn Bobsleds – Located in Fantasyland, the Matterhorn is a perfect introduction for small kids to experience the thrills of Disneyland’s bigger rides. With a height requirement of only 35 inches, the Matterhorn is perfect for most kids starting at 3 or 4. Not to fast or scary, and offering great views of Disneyland, the Matterhorn is a not miss attraction for kids of all ages. Watch out for the Abominable Snowman, he can be scary!