Our Favourite Disneyland Rides

All about Disneyland rides, including our absolute favourites.

We spent five fabulously fun-filled days here in September as part of my Big Four Oh My Gods Festival of Kimba Extravaganza.  A girl only turns 40 once after all.  Well, maybe twice.

Disneyland Rides

Boyo’s Favourite Disneyland Rides

  1. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – the word Tower followed by Terror gives it away really, but the trick to this one is the Twilight Zone effect!
  2. Space Mountain – the original and the best, now updated with amazing graphics
  3. Splash Mountain – Featuring Song of the South singing critters combined with a log flume ride.  Not my favourite. The 1946 movie isn’t terribly politically correct
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean – a ride so good they made a movie franchise out of it
  5. Screamin’ over California – cool roller coaster (although personally, I think the Seaworld Gold Coast coaster is better)

Kimba’s Favourite Disneyland Rides

  1. Space Mountain
  2. Star Tours – a Star Wars motion ride, whilst seated in theatre-style rows, through the galaxy
  3. Mad Tea Party – the iconic 1955 original spinning teacup ride, which I have wanted to go on since I was a little girl watching World of Disney every Sunday night!
  4. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  5. The Haunted Mansion – starring Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas

The Welshman’s Favourite Disneyland Rides

  1. Space Mountain
  2. Splash Mountain
  3. Screamin’ over California
  4. Radiator Springs Racers – a seriously cool car chase through Radiator Springs.  Easily the longest queues every single day.
  5. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Disneyland Rides

Our Lamest Disneyland Rides

  1. Monsters, Inc Mike and Sulley to the Rescue – a very slow ride through the movie plot
  2. Toy Story Midway Mania – an arcade game where you shoot at video screens
  3. It’s a Small World – dear gods, that song!  Inherently racist too.  The Blokefolk were not happy I made them do this ride.
  4. Indiana Jones Adventure – all mouth and no trousers this ride
  5. Matterhorn Bobsleds – thank goodness we managed to get here early and didn’t have to queue.  The most seriously uncomfortable ride I’ve ever been on.  I was screaming to get off – but from neck and back pain, not terror!

Better than anticipated Disneyland Rides

  1. Haunted Mansion – we have since purchased the movie as we enjoyed the ride so much
  2. Jungle Cruise – a 1955 original ride and made even better by the deadpan delivery of dad jokes by the ride operator
  3. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – we kept referring to this ride as the Hollywood Tower Hotel so the first time was the biggest shock when the very clever Twilight Zone mind trick occurred.  An amazing 13 storey plunge, but how did we get so high from ground level?
  4. Soarin’ over California – a lovely “tour” over California with orange blossom scent over orchards, and pine scent as you soar over forested areas with swoops and 4D action.
  5. Space Mountain – seriously our absolute favourite ride but as we weren’t sure what to expect, we were just blown away and immediately rejoined the queue!  Just amazeballs!

Disneyland Rides

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  • Sonia - 18 November 2013 - 1.03 pm

    I so want to go to Disneyland and wear Minnie Mouse ears one day!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - 17 November 2013 - 9.10 pm

    Disneyland is on my bucket list and as soon as our baby is old enough, we will be there with bells. Thank you for this excellent intel. Can I also tell you how much I love that photo of you and Boyo. Hilarious!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 16 November 2013 - 11.22 am

    I would go on the lamest rides I think the teacups would be my thing as I am not allowed on other more daring rides xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 17 November 2013 - 6.38 am

      Nope, I probably shouldn’t have gone on some of them either, Lisa! The teacups were just so lovely! I couldn’t stand the thought of another splash down ride, so when the boys went through Splash Mountain – again – I did the Winnie the Pooh ride with loads of toddlers and their somewhat bemused parents!ReplyCancel

  • Norlin Mustapha - 15 November 2013 - 10.43 am

    LOL I loved how you’ve included the “lamest” rides as well! YES that Matterhorn ride was like…”wth was that” in my opinion! Looked mighty feisty then felt so deflated after the SHORT ride! Loved space mountain and splash mountain too! We went on those rides a few times. The funny thing was, the second time I decided to go on splash mountain, I tried to psych myself up to look you know…”decent” before the stupid camera snapped your image while descending the darn mountain? Ah yes…didn’t work. Still looked freaked out! LOL!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 16 November 2013 - 6.59 am

      I looked like I was about to wet myself and / or have a heart attack in every single photo!ReplyCancel

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