Insiders Guide To Attractions At Disneyland, DCA and More

From the moment you feel the sunshine on your face walking down Main Street, venturing on to meet your favorite characters, Disney magic surrounds you everywhere you go. There is a castle straight ahead that always makes you feel like home. Journey through the gates to an enchanted land where flying ships sail to Neverland, cozy rabbit holes lead to wonderland, and a world of laughter that is small, after all. Where you think you have seen everything when you see an elephant fly and a wooden puppet dance with no strings, all it takes is a little pixie dust! When I think of Disneyland I think of the attractions. Over the years we have made countless memories riding rides, remembering special moments like the first ride Carter and Kennedy rode in Disneyland and so much more. We are so excited about the new Disney+ Original Series streaming this Thursday, July 21st titled Behind The Attraction. From Executive Producer Dwayne Johnson and director Brian Volk Weiss, this show will explore how Imagineers filled the Haunted Mansion with 999 happy haunts, how the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout! From Jungle Cruise to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, every Disney Park attraction has a magical story and I can't wait to watch!  What is your favorite Disney parks attraction?

Thank you Disney+ for this magical package. I will be enjoying the magic of the Disney Parks from my home with these items while watching Behind The Attractions this week. I received a poster, a pin, Maps of the Disney Parks book, candles scented to some of my favorite rides, and some snacks & treats.

Since we are talking about attractions, here is a list of every attraction with height requirement in case you are planning a Disney trip soon!



Some people just see characters on Main Street, but don't forget about the Disneyland Railroad, Main Street Vehicles, Horseless Carriage, the Fire Engine, Horse Drawn Streetcars, and Omnibus. There is also the Disney Gallery, which hosts seasonal exhibits and the Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.


The Jungle Cruise: Cast off on a guided tour of the world's most remote rivers where adventure abounds and the animals get the last laugh.  There is no height requirement.

Indiana Jones Adventure: Venture deep inside a cursed temple aboard a rugged troop transport and embark on a fast paced thrill ride to find Indiana Jones.  You have to be 46 inches to ride.


Pirates of the Caribbean: You set sail on a voyage to a long-forgotten time, when pirates wrought havoc on the high seas. There is no height requirement.

Haunted Mansion: Embark on a hair raising tour through a creepy haunted estate, home to ghosts, ghouls and supernatural surprises.  There is no height requirement.


Splash Mountain: Embark on a rollicking log flume ride featuring characters and songs from the classic Disney film Song of the South. You may get a little wet! You must be 40 inches to ride.

The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh: Travel through Hundred Acre Wood in an over sized beehive and immerse yourself in the stories of Winnie the Pooh. There is no height requirement.


Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Dash in and out of craggy caverns and rumble through an old mine aboard a speeding train. You must be 40 inches to ride.

Mark Twain Riverboat: Cruise the scenic Rivers of America aboard the Mark Twain and take a gander at life in the U.S. over a century ago.  There is no height requirement.

Sailing Ship Columbia: Sail boldly forth into the wilderness on a full scale replica of a majestic 3 mastered ship from the 18th century.  There is no height requirement.


Pinocchio’s Daring Journey: It is a cute ride that tells the adventures of Pinocchio from a wooden puppet to a real boy in this attraction based on the classic film. There is no height requirement.

Snow White’s Enchanted Wish: Embark on a magical ride into memorable scenes from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.  There is no height requirement.

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride: Zig and zag in a motorcar during a manic drive through the English countryside. There is no height requirement. 

King Arthur’s Carrousel: A classic attraction inspired by the Knights of the Round table, where riders spin around, up and down to joyous music atop a regal steed. There is no height requirement. 

The carousel was built by in Canada in 1875 and every horse on the carousel has a name. You can pick up a complete list of the carousel horse’s names at City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. (free). Jingles is the carousel’s lead horse and was Walt’s favorite horse. Jingles is named for her beautiful straps of jingle bells hanging from her saddle and mantle.  For Disneyland’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2005, Jingles was repainted and trimmed in real 18K gold leaf. Jingles was ceremoniously dedicated to Dame Julie Andrews on April 8, 2008. Jingles was also in the movie Saving Mr. Banks.

Dumbo The Flying Elephant: Soar high in the sky on a flight above Fantasyland aboard Dumbo the Elephant. There is no height requirement. 

Peter Pan’s Flight: Fly over London with Peter Pan aboard an enchanted pirate ship to Never Land. There is no height requirement. 

Mad Tea Party: Spin ‘round and ‘round in an over sized teacup during a music-filled adventure. A wheel in the center of the teacup lets you control the direction and speed of your spin. There is no height requirement. 

Alice In Wonderland: This ride explores the curiously wondrous world of Walt Disney’s animated classic Alice in Wonderland aboard an over sized Caterpillar. There is no height requirement. 

It’s A Small World: Take off on a whimsical boat ride past a joyful congregation of singing children from around the globe. There is no height requirement.

Storybook Land Canal Boats: Cast off on a colorful canal boat to tour some of the fairy tale destinations seen in Disney's classic animated films.  There is no height requirement.

Casey Jr. Circus Train: Ride the rails with Casey Jr. through Storybook Land past miniature versions of some of Disney's most beloved locales.  There is no height requirement.

Matterhorn Bobsleds: Careen through a snow capped mountain on a speeding alpine sled while avoiding the clutches of the mythic Abominable Snowman.  You must be 42 inches to ride.


Gadget's Go Coaster: Tumble and turn on a roller coaster ride created by the inventive mouse from Chip ‘n Dale's Rescue Rangers. You have to be 35 inches or taller to ride.

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin: Steer and spin a runaway taxicab through the wacky streets of Toontown as you follow the adventures of Roger Rabbit.  There is no height requirement.


Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage: Embark on an undersea research expedition to an active volcano and dive into a new Finding Nemo adventure along the way. There is no height requirement. 

Disney Monorail: Ride this historic, high-speed "green" transportation system that rockets along a single rail throughout the Disneyland Resort.  There is no height requirement. 

Astro Orbitor: Riders get to pilot their very own rocket ship high in the sky above Tomorrowland amid a gleaming constellation of orbiting planets. There is no height requirement. 

Autopia: Put the pedal to the metal for an unforgettable road trip along this amazing miniature roadway.  You have to be 32 inches to ride with an adult or 54 inches to ride alone.

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: Toy Story fans of all ages can fire lasers to defeat Zurg in this shooting-gallery attraction that puts you in the center of a thrilling space battle. There is no height requirement. 

Space Mountain: Blast off on a speeding rocket through the darkest reaches of outer space.  You must be 40 inches to ride.

Star Tours The Adventures Continue: Make the jump to hyperspace aboard a 3D space flight to legendary destinations from the Star Wars saga.  You must be 40 inches to ride.


Star Wars Rise Of The Resistance: Join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order on this exciting ride.  You must be 40 inches to ride.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run: Fly the Millennium Falcon on a thrilling interactive smuggling mission.  You must be 38 inches to ride.



Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue: Race through Monstropolis to return Boo to her room. There is no height requirement. 


Soarin' Around The World: Feel the wind race across your face during a breezy airborne flight above some of the most breathtaking wonders throughout the world! You have to be at least 40 inches to ride.


Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree: A fast paced ride where brave boys and girls are pulled around by little tractors while they spin and whirl to Mater’s music. Minimum height is 32 inches to ride.

Radiator Springs Racers: A road trip through Radiator Springs that transforms from a slow cruise into a thrilling race across Ornament Valley. Minimum height 40 inches to ride.

Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters: Buckle up, you’re in for a lively ride when these Italian imports roll, reel and kick up their wheels in Cars Land! Minimum height is 32 inches to ride.


Toy Story Midway Mania: Take aim and score points as you ride this 4D attraction. There is no height requirement. 

Pixar Pal A Round: Take off on a ferris wheel ride that is a whirl of a fun featuring incredible views of Pixar Pier.  You can pick one that rocks and slides or one that is non swinging.  I highly suggest the non swinging ones.  There is no height requirement. 

Incredicoaster: Join the Incredibles in their mad dash to catch baby Jack Jack as he wreaks havoc throughout every inch of this high speed chase.  You must be 48 inches to ride.

Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind: Tap into Riley's Emotions when you take a sense-sational spin around the whimsical world inside her mind's headquarters.  There is no height requirement.

Jessie's Critter Carousel: Saddle up for a whimsical spin on Jessie's favorite critter pal from her wild west adventures!  There is no height requirement.


Grizzly River Run:  Embark on a thrilling whitewater raft adventure that splashes you down a roaring California river deep in the mountains.  You must be 42 inches to ride.


The Little Mermaid-Ariel’s Undersea Adventure: Be part of Ariel’s world under the sea aboard this attraction. There is no height requirement. 

Goofy's Sky School: Soar high and get a "crash course" in flying on this coaster style attraction at the edge of Paradise Pier. You have to be 42 inches or taller.

Jumpin' Jellyfish: Soar into the sky above Paradise Bay aboard a colorful jellyfish before gently gliding back down to dry land. You have to be 40 inches or taller to ride.

Golden Zephyr: Soar high in the sky in a gleaming silver spaceship inspired by the science fiction stories of the 1920s.  There is no height requirement.

Silly Symphony Swings: You are in for a whirlwind of fun as you swing above Paradise Bay to the dramatic score of the William Tell Overture!  You have to be 40" or taller to ride.


Web Slingers: A Spider Man Adventure: Wrangler rogue Spider Bots run amok during this mayhem filled mission at Avengers Campus.  There is no height requirement.

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout: Join Rocket on a thrilling mission to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from high up in The Collector's fortress!  You must be 40 inches to ride.

What are you favorite rides at Disneyland and DCA?

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