Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

Use this guide to explore the Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions. Find out height requirements, accessibility information, ideal ages and more. With 8 themed lands, there is much to explore in this park.

“a bug’s land”   Buena Vista Street Cars Land  Condor Flats Grizzly Peaks  Hollywood Land  Pacific Wharf  Paradise Pier

“a bug’s land”

Flik’s Flyer

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. A transfer access vehicle is available.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Children under age 7 must be accompanied by a person 14 years or order.
  • Slow Moving Attraction

See the sights from a bug’s point of view as you ride on a “hot air balloon” made from everyday objects – like take out cartons and animal cracker boxes.

Francis’ Ladybug Boogie

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. A transfer access vehicle is available
  • No Height Requirement
  • Children under age 7 must be accompanied by a person 14 years or order.
  • Minor Thrill Ride

Spin around inside the ladybug vehicle where as the music begins to play, you’ll twirl under a colorful canopy.

Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. A transfer access vehicle is available.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • Slow Moving Attraction

Hop inside the giant caterpillar known as Heimlich and take off on a food-filled garden adventure. As Heimlich makes his way through the grass, be prepared to smell each scrumptious bite including watermelon, carrots, candy corn apples, and more!

It’s Tough to be a Bug

It's Tough to be a Bug

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. Proceed through the designated doors and contact a Cast Member for assistance, or refer to the wheelchair symbol imbedded in the flooring for viewing areas designated for Guests using wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs). The wheelchair exit ramp is located on the far left side of the exit court.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Assistive Listening – Receivers available at the Guest Relations.
  • Audio Description
  • Reflective Captioning
  • Show/Presentation

Find out what it’s like to see the world from a bug’s point of view with a little help from Flik, as he invites you to be a bug in this 3D film. Keep in mind, this attraction may be too scary for some.

Princess Dot Puddle Park

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Proceed through this open area at your own pace.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Discovery

Princess Dot Puddle Park is a great place to play in the water and cool off before your next adventure in a water play area themed to look like a leaky hose.

Tuck and Roll’s Drive ’em Buggies

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue.
  • Height requirement
  • Physical considerations*
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children.
  • Minor Thrill Ride

Drive a pill bug bumper car under the circus tent at P.T. Flea’s Circus!

Buena Vista Street

Red Car Trolley

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • No Height Requirement
  • Children under age 7 must be accompanied by a person 14 years or order.
  • Slow Moving Attraction

Take a scenic ride on a vintage street car along Buena Vista Street to Hollywood Land.

Cars Land

Luigi’s Flying Tires

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue and proceed through the designated gate near the loading zone.
  • 32″ Height Requirement
  • Physical considerations*
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Minor Thrill Ride

Float on a cushion of air as you ride aboard an oversized tire. Lean in the direction you would like to move and watch as you soar around Luigi’s tire storage yard.

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue and proceed through the designated gate near the loading zone.
  • 32″ Height Requirement
  • Physical considerations*
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Minor Thrill Ride

Board a trailer pulled by an adorable tractor as you whip around in time to lively music performed by Mater himself.

Radiator Springs Racers

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Children under age 7 must be accompanied by a person 14 years or order.
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • 32″ Height Requirement
  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability).
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Physical considerations*
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Single Rider Line available
  • Thrill Ride

Life really is a highway as you take your turn on this car race attraction featuring familiar Cars characters. On your journey you’ll board a 6-person car for what starts as a peaceful journey through Ornament Valley, you’ll drive past the Radiator Falls waterfall and then head toward the start line at Radiator Springs.

Condor Flats

Soarin’ Over California

  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability)
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children.
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue or, if you have a Disney FASTPASS® return ticket, enter the FASTPASS® return line. Proceed to the loading area and ask a Cast Member for boarding instructions.
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • 32″ Height Requirement
  • Video Captioning – Activators available at the Guest Relations.
  • Single Rider Line available
  • Thrill Ride

Head inside a vintage airplane hangar in the heart of Condor Flats for an aerial adventure like no other. Take a seat inside the large theater, and as the lights dim, you’ll ascend 45 feet high as you take your position in front of an 80-foot projection dome for a simulated flight across the state of California.

Grizzly Peaks

Grizzly River Run

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability)
  • Physical considerations*
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children.
  • Single Rider Line available.
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • 42″ Height Requirement
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue and proceed through the designated gate near the loading zone. If you have a Disney FASTPASS® return ticket, enter the FASTPASS® return line. Proceed to the loading area and contact a Cast Member for boarding instructions. Guests must navigate steps when boarding and disembarking the raft.
  • Thrill Ride

An exciting whitewater raft exploration that takes you floating down a California river. You will most definitely get splashed on this attraction and it’s quite possible you may even get soaked. Grizzly River Run features gurgling geysers, jetting water and a fun, drenching splashdown.

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • Height requirement
  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. The Challenge Trail map indicates accessible routes.
  • Discovery
  • Assistive Listening – Receivers available at the Guest Relations.

Explore paths, climb towers, swing on rope bridges, zip down slides and collect Wilderness Explorer badges based off of the movie Up!

Hollywood Land

Animation Academy

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Inside the theater, refer to the wheelchair symbol imbedded in the flooring for viewing areas designated for Guests using wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) or ask a Cast Member for assistance.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Assistive Listening – Receivers available at the Guest Relations.
  • Video Captioning is available in the courtyard and lobby area only.
  • Discovery

Learn how Disney characters are brought to life during a hands-on showcase with a Disney artist. The best part, you don’t have to be a great artist, as they go step by step through the methods in creating a specific character. Best of all, your artwork makes for a nice souvenir.

Disney Junior Live On Stage

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • No Height Requirement
  • Assistive Listening – Receivers available at the Guest Relations
  • Closed Captioning – Activators available at the Guest Relations
  • Show/Presentation

Sing and dance with your child’s favorite Disney Junior characters from “Jake and the NeverLand Pirates”, “Sofia the First”, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Doc McStuffins” in this family friendly show.

Hyperion Theater – Disney’s Aladdin

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • No Height Requirement
  • Assistive Listening – Receivers available at the Guest Relations
  • Sign Language interpretation – available at specific times on designated days.
  • Show/Presentation
  • Entertainment schedules may not occur daily and are subject to change.

A fantastic Broadway-quality show that showcases many of the classic scenes and songs from the movie.

Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3D

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. Proceed through any theater door. Refer to the wheelchair symbol imbedded in the flooring for viewing areas designated for Guests using wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) or ask a Cast Member for assistance.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Closed Captioning – Activators available at the Guest Relations
  • Reflective Captioning
  • Assistive Listening – Receivers available at the Guest Relations
  • Show/Presentation

Join all your Muppet friends like Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Bean Bunny for a spectacular performance in 3D.

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter the standard queue. Guests may request a wheelchair accessible vehicle. A separate loading area is available.
  • Handheld Captioning – Activators available at the Guest Relations
  • Audio Description
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Dark Ride

Join Mike and Sully on a wild taxi ride through Monstropolis as they attempt to get Boo back to her bedroom in this attraction inspired by Monster’s Inc.

Sorcerer’s Workshop

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • No Height Requirement
  • Discovery

Learn how Disney characters are created with hands-on exhibits all about drawing, personality and voice.

Turtle Talk with Crush!

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Inside the theater, ask a Cast Member for assistance. Wheelchair and companion seating positions and removable armrest seating positions are dispersed throughout the theater.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Assistive Listening – Receivers available at the Guest Relations
  • Sign Language interpretation – available at specific times on designated days.
  • Audio Description
  • Show/Presentation

Ever wanted to learn more about Crush or sea turtles? Well, now’s your chance! Using his high-tech “hydrophone,” Crush can talk directly with little dudes and dudettes about what’s on their minds.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability)
  • Physical considerations*
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • 40″ Height Requirement
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue, or if you have a Disney FASTPASS® return ticket, enter the FASTPASS® return line.
  • Video Captioning – Activators available at the Guest Relations lobby
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children.

Enter if you dare…this haunted elevator and hold on tight for a thrilling adventure that we’re sure you’ll be excited to “drop in” on as your elevator freefall drops up and down the abandoned elevator shaft.

Pacific Wharf

The Bakery Tour, Hosted by Boudin Bakery

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. Proceed along a glass-walled corridor accessible to Guests using wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs). Screens and monitors built into the factory are used for brief, humorous tours throughout the day.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Video Captioning – Activators available at the Guest Relations lobby
  • Assistive Listening – Receivers available at the Guest Relations. lobby
  • Discovery

Tour this real bakery and see how the world-famous San Francisco sourdough bread is made. You’ll also be able to try a sample!

Paradise Pier

California Screamin’

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability)
  • Physical considerations*
  • 48″ Height Requirement
  • Children under age 7 must be accompanied by a person 14 years or order.
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access – Enter through the standard queue or, if you have a Disney FASTPASS® return ticket, enter the FASTPASS® return line. Proceed to the elevator and wait for a Cast Member for boarding instructions. A transfer access vehicle is available.
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Single Rider Line available
  • Thrill Ride

This high-speed roller coaster recalls the great wooden coasters of the past! The completely modern, steel coaster has you swooping through the park, and even going upside down!

Games of the Boardwalk

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • No Height Requirement
  • Discovery

Try your hand at one or all of these four pay-per play games themed after classic, old-fashioned game booths. Each game is inspired by Disney characters and offers you the chance to win prizes.

Golden Zephyr

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. Proceed to the elevator and take the elevator to the second level. Please wait for a Cast Member for boarding instructions. A transfer access vehicle is available.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • Minor Thrill Ride

Hop inside and soar in a spaceship inspired by the science fiction stories of the 1920s.

Goofy’s Sky School

  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability)
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue or, if you have a Disney FASTPASS® return ticket, enter the FASTPASS® return line. Proceed to the loading area and contact a Cast Member for boarding instructions. A lift is available upon exiting.
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • 42″ Height Requirement
  • Single Rider Line available.
  • Thrill Ride

At Goofy’s makeshift flight academy, take flight on this fun-tastic roller coaster.

Jumpin’ Jellyfish

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter the standard queue. Proceed to the loading area and contact a Cast Member for boarding instructions.
  • 42″ Height Requirement
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Slow Moving Attraction

Float up and down on this whimsical parachute-style attraction. Hop aboard one of 12 jellyfish and when you reach the very top, take in the sweeping views of Disney California Adventure.

King Triton’s Carousel

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the entrance to the right of the standard queue. Proceed to the loading area and contact a Cast Member for boarding instructions.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Slow Moving Attraction

Climb atop a magical sea creature and ride past a whirling backdrop of color and sound on this oceanic themed carousel.

The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. Proceed to the loading area and contact a Cast Member for boarding instructions. A wheelchair access vehicle is available.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Audio Description
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Slow Moving Attraction

Step into a clam-mobile and visit favorite your characters from The Little Mermaid. As you descend to the undersea world, delight in the unforgettable music and take in scenes from the movie.

Mickey’s Fun Wheel

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: For swinging gondolas, enter through the standard queue. At the split, proceed to the left entrance. For non-swinging gondolas, enter through the exit.
  • No Height Requirement
  • Minor Thrill Ride/ Slow Moving Attraction

Sail up and over on this Ferris wheel adorned with Mickey’s face. This attraction has two different gondolas to choose from. Choose between a stationary version, or for a small thrill, try out the swinging gondola.

Silly Symphony Swings

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children.
  • 48″ Height Requirement to ride alone- Guests between 40″ and 48″ must ride in a tandem swing with a responsible person. Guests who do not meet the height requirement may not ride.
  • Minor Thrill Ride

Soar gracefully through the air on this swing ride, as the central canopy gently rocks you back and forth. The attraction provides unbelievable views of Paradise Pier.

Toy Story Mania

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

  • No Height Requirement
  • Video Captioning – Activators available at the Guest Relations
  • Flash photography is not allowed.
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. A wheelchair accessible vehicle is available.
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Minor Thrill Ride

Become an honorary toy as you ride through midway games hosted by characters from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story. Here, you’ll hop in a carnival car where you’ll use your spring action shooter to take aim at targets in this 3D adventure.

*WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.

Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

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