Tours and Travels

I’ve all the time been intrigued by Disney’s California Journey. Whereas it does have some similarities to the Orlando theme parks at Walt Disney World, it’s a totally different Disney theme park from the others. That includes a number of iconic areas like Pixar Pier and Automobiles Land, Disney’s California Journey presents one thing for all the household. There are additionally plenty of enjoyable Disneyland California Journey rides which might be nice for households.

Listed here are a number of the greatest Disneyland California Journey rides, together with ideas for visiting the park. Missed your favourite? Depart us a remark under:

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The Greatest Rides at Disney California Journey

In contrast to Walt Disney World, it’s very simple to go between the 2 parks at Disneyland (Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Journey). You’ll park in a single location (or keep at a close-by resort/lodge) after which stroll to the doorway of the 2 parks.

Just lately Disneyland has launched the Disney Genie, Genie+, and Particular person Lightning Lanes. You’ll want to switch your theme park technique to keep away from lengthy strains at the preferred points of interest.

As well as, park hopping is a bit totally different than up to now. All company are required to have legitimate tickets in addition to Disneyland reservations to enter the parks. If you wish to park hop, you’ll want that further possibility in your ticket.

You’ll have to make the park reservation for one of many parks after which enter that park. At 11 am, you’ll be allowed to park hop to the opposite park.

In case you are staying at one of many three Disney resorts at Disneyland, you’ll be capable to make the most of early entry. This lets you enter the 2 theme parks half-hour upfront of opening. It’s a good suggestion to attempt to trip the preferred rides throughout this further time.

Throughout your day at Disney’s California Journey, it’s necessary to notice that a number of the Pixar Pier points of interest shut early for the World of Shade.

Radiator Springs Racers

Certainly one of my favourite rides at Disneyland is Radiator Springs Racers, situated in Automobiles Land. Throughout this thrilling trip, which has similarities to Check Observe at Epcot, you’ll prepare for an enormous race as you undergo the darkish a part of the trip. In fact, you’ll get to see a few of your favourite Radiator Springs residents.

Like Check Observe, after the darkish trip, you’ll head exterior within the trip autos to race alongside the beautiful Cadillac Mountains. For me, that is the very best a part of the trip.

Radiator Springs Racers is a must-ride and is extraordinarily common. Due to that, you’ll discover that the wait occasions might be fairly lengthy. There’s a single-rider line possibility in the event you don’t thoughts breaking apart your celebration to trip a bit faster. I’ve discovered that within the single rider line, I can typically trip in a couple of minutes.

Radiator Springs Racers is for these 40 inches or taller, so be ready earlier than you go. You undoubtedly gained’t need disillusioned youthful children who could also be too small to trip.

There are two extra rides in Automobiles Land – Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. These might attraction extra to younger children.


Arguably one of the thrilling rides at Disneyland Resort is the Incredicoaster situated on Pixar Pier. Initially known as California Screamin’, it was reimagined with a Disney Incredibles theme. It’s the one attraction at Disneyland Resort that goes the other way up.

Throughout this curler coaster thrill trip, you chase Jack-Jack from the Incredibles by a number of laser-lit tunnels as you race by the coaster. For those who take pleasure in curler coasters, I undoubtedly suggest using this one. It’s received some huge drops and is a enjoyable trip.

The Incredicoaster has a minimal peak of 48 inches to trip. After you trip, cease by the small kiosk close to the exit to get a Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num.

Grizzly River Run

Wish to cool off throughout a scorching day at Disneyland Resort? Grizzly River Run, situated in Grizzly Peak, is a whitewater raft trip much like Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Whereas it is a nice method to calm down, you’ll undoubtedly get moist whereas using. Lockers can be found to retailer valuables, and it’s a good suggestion to put on a rain poncho in the event you don’t wish to spend the remainder of the day drying off.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

As a fan of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I wasn’t positive how I felt in regards to the transformation of the Tower of Terror into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disneyland. I’m happy to say that I actually like it.

The adjustments embody the retro music that the flicks are recognized for, and the entire trip is chaotic enjoyable (relatively than spooky). Whereas there are some variations, the overall idea of the trip stays the identical.

I’m nonetheless glad that there’s nonetheless the unique model at Walt Disney World – that means I can go on each!

Toy Story Halfway Mania

Toy Story Halfway Mania is a 4D trip impressed by halfway video games usually performed on a pier or boardwalk. It stars common Toy Story characters like Buzz and Woody.

Whereas using within the attraction automobile and sporting 3D glasses, you’ll be moved round to numerous halfway video games. It’s a lot enjoyable making an attempt to beat the opposite riders in your automobile, and it’s an awesome trip for the entire household.

Goofy’s Sky Faculty

Positioned in Paradise Gardens Park (adjoining to Pixar Pier) is Goofy’s Sky Faculty, a light curler coaster. It’s in contrast to trip at Walt Disney World, and I like the individuality of it. It has a minimal peak requirement of 42 inches.


This common trip is the very same because the East Coast model in Epcot. After buckling into the “hand-gliding” type trip automobile, you’ll get to soar over probably the most well-known points of interest on the earth.

Whereas I nonetheless desire the “Soarin’ Over California” model of this enjoyable attraction, this one continues to be price using. Even after happening it a number of occasions, I nonetheless must trip each time I go to.

WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Journey

Disney California Journey’s latest attraction is situated in its latest land – Avengers Campus. Within the WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Journey trip, you’ll board a WEB SLINGER automobile to combat the spider bots that have been by accident replicated by Peter Parker at Stark Industries. This can be a very enjoyable trip, and you may compete with your loved ones members to see who can sling probably the most spider bots.

Different rides at Disneyland embody Grizzly River Run, Pixar Pal-A-Spherical Ferris wheel, Foolish Symphony Swings, Ariel’s Undersea Journey, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, and Monsters Inc – Mike and Sulley to the Rescue.

Digital Queue at Disneyland

One of many latest additions at Disneyland/Walt Disney World is the digital queue. It was initially launched with Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park however is now additionally getting used with the doorway to the World of Shade.

To attempt to enter the digital queue, you’ll want the Disneyland app downloaded in your machine. You’ll want to be logged in together with your Disney account, and have all members of your celebration and their tickets linked to your account. Additionally, you will have to have a sound park reservation.

You may solely have one digital queue reservation at a time, and may solely have one per attraction per day. Nevertheless, proper now, there is just one possibility at Disneyland. Digital queue reservations aren’t assured, so that you gained’t essentially get one.

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Regularly Requested Questions

Are there rides at Disney’s California Journey? Sure, there are some actually enjoyable rides on the park, identical to at Disneyland. Is Disney’s California Journey price it? Completely, it’s one in all my favourite parks. I undoubtedly suggest visiting it. Is Disney’s California Journey higher than Disneyland Park? I believe each parks are nice and value visiting. Disney’s California Journey has my two favourite thrill rides at Disneyland – Incredicoaster and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. So in the event you like thrill rides, this can be the higher possibility. Disneyland has a number of the higher rides for youthful children. Are you able to do the rides at Disney California Journey in sooner or later? Sure, though it could be a problem, relying on crowds and contours. If you wish to attempt to do the park in sooner or later, Genie+ could also be an awesome concept to save lots of time.


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