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 7 themed lands, there is much to explore in this park.

Buena Vista Street  Cars Land  Grizzly Peak  Hollywood Land  Pacific Wharf  Paradise Gardens Park  Pixar Pier

Buena Vista Street

Five & Dime

  • May remain in wheelchair
  • No height requirement
  • Street Show

The Five & Dime street show is a musical performance like no other. Enjoy the Jazzy tunes of classic swing music. Performances run about every hour, weather permitting. 

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.

Red Car News Boys

  • May remain in wheelchair
  • No height requirement
  • Street Show

Witness as the Red Car News Boys sing about their dream of making it in the world, just as their creator Walt Disney did in the 1920s.

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Cars Land

Luigi’s Rollickin Roadsters

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • 32″ Height Requirement
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • November 9, 2018 – January 2019 this ride turns into Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl for Holidays at Disneyland

Take a ride in one of Luigi’s cars for a bouncy ride as you cruise to the beat of Luigi’s original music.

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
  • November 9, 2018 – January 2019 enjoy Mater’s Jingle Jamboree for the Holidays at Disneyland

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).
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children
  • Single Rider Line available

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.

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly River Run

Disney California Adventure Rides & Attractions

 

  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability)
  • “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

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

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. The Challenge Trail map indicates accessible routes.
  • Height requirements for select obstacles

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

Soarin’ Around the World

  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability)
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children.
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • 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

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 world.

Hollywood Land

Animation Academy

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • No Height Requirement
  • Classes are every 30 minutes and  are first come first serve seating

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.

Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome

  • No height requirement
  • May remain in wheelchair
  • Located in the Disney Animation building on Hollywood Boulevard

This is your chance to meet Anna and Elsa in person an even chat with them about yourself!

Disney Junior Dance Party

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • No Height Requirement
  • Showing about every hour
  • 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.

Frozen Live at the Hyperion

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • Sign Language interpretation – available at specific times on designated days.
  • Show/Presentation
  • Showing about every 2 to 3 hours depending on the day

A fantastic Broadway-quality show that keeps true to the Frozen story line while also performing the movie’s famous hit songs.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

  • Disney’s FASTPASS (subject to availability)
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • 40″ Height Requirement
  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children.

Rocket enlists your help to free his friends from the grip of the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector), who has the Guardians of the Galaxy on display as his newest acquisitions deep inside his fortress-like collection. But who exactly is The Collector?

Check out Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue

  • Must transfer to manual wheelchair
  • Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
  • “Child Swap” available for guests with young children

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
  • No Height Requirement
  • 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.

Pacific Wharf

The Bakery Tour, Hosted by Boudin Bakery

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • 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!

Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar

  • May remain in wheelchair
  • No height requirement
  • Discovery

At this tour you will see the entire process behind the imagination and creation of Pixar Pier. This is the newest land added to Disney California Adventure park.

Paradise Gardens Park

Golden Zephyr

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • 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
  • “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.

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
  • 40″ 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.

The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

  • Must transfer to manual wheelchair
  • No Height Requirement
  • 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.

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.

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.

World of Color

This show is currently closed for refurbishments until late 2018.

Pixar Pier

Incredicoaster

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • Height requirement 48″
  • Single rider available, and rider swap

This thrill coaster takes you through the Incredibles’ home town as they chase after Baby Jack Jack with his new powers.

Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind

  • Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV
  • No height requirement

Tap into Riley’s Emotions when you take a spin around the whimsical world inside her mind’s Headquarters.

Jessie’s Critter Carousel

  • May remain in wheelchair/ECV
  • No height requirement

Choose from one of Jessie’s animal friends as you ride around the merry-go-round.

Pixar Pal-A-Round

  • Must transfer to manual wheelchair
  • No height requirement
  • Swinging and non swinging seats offered

The Pixar Pal-A-Round is a unique Ferris wheel. One of only two in the country that features both swinging and non swinging seats. And of course this one is filled with Pixar animated character favorites.

Toy Story Midway Mania!

  • Must transfer to manual wheelchair
  • No height requirement
  • rider switch available

In this 3D ride you will shoot lasers and moving objects in Andy’s bedroom while your ride vehicle twists and turns. Compete with you part  for the highest score!