The Top 10 Disneyland Attractions

Disneyland is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

Nemo Submarine Voyage 

This is a relatively long attraction with some impressive sets and detail. The wait times can be long, the queue is incredibly boring, and there’s no FastPass, but the payoff is well worth the boring wait, especially for Finding Nemo fans.

Pirates of the Caribbean

It is a boat-ride back in time to the days when pirates ruled the Caribbean. The places feature Audio-Animatronics pirates engaging in swashbuckling mayhem. This is the most famous attractions at Disneyland.

Indiana Jones Adventure

This is a thrilling ride aboard a transport vehicle deep into the Temple of the Forbidden Eye on a daring journey in search of unimaginable rewards. Along the way you’ll incur the wrath of Mara, who will force you to encounter caverns of bubbling death, screaming undead mummies, erupting lava, evil wraiths, and giant snakes.

Everything about this attraction is excellent. This attraction is incredibly famous and routinely has long waits, making it a great use of FastPass.

Space Mountain

It is a dark rollercoaster through space. After going on a nearly two-year hiatus while the Hyperspace Mountain Star Wars overlay was added, the classic attraction is back! There’s some cooling theming here, a blast-off tunnel, and on-board music to spice up the experience. This is a FastPass attraction, and it’s highly recommended that you utilize it. 

Haunted Mansion

No further explanation should be necessary; if you aren’t familiar with the premise of the Haunted Mansion, you’re probably living under a rock. For those familiar with the Walt Disney World version, a lot in the Disneyland version is the same or similar. Die-hard Haunted Mansion fans will disagree, but the vast majority of guests won’t notice many differences. It’s awesome.


This rollercoaster through the yeti-guarded mountain is an enchanting place that most guests will enjoy a lot. The Matterhorn received some new show scenes that are relatively cool. FastPass is now available at the Matterhorn, and it’s a good use of FastPass to avoid long waits.

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

This attraction is a hybrid film and Audio-Animatronics performance by the famous U.S. President. It incorporates some of the best elements of Hall of Presidents and the American Adventure at Walt Disney World, including my personal favorite, the song “Golden Dreams.” Many guests, mostly communists, find this attraction annoying.

Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise is a boat ride through the rivers of Adventureland that encounters hippos, lions, and piranhas, among other animals and natives, along the way. However, the real highlight here is the non-stop zingers of the skippers who pilot the boats. 


This is a musical battle between the forces of good and evil set in Mickey’s dreams with stunning effects, including pyrotechnics, water, lasers, fire, and an enormous dragon if you’ve seen Fantasmic! At Walt Disney World, you haven’t seen Fantasmic!