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What is even better than a day at Disneyland? A Park Hopper pass that also allows you access to California Adventure! This is a list of the best rides at Disney's California Adventure, from the kids attractions at Cars Land to the thrill rides like California Screamin' and Grizzly River Run. This ranked list of the best Disney's California Adventure attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Disney's California Adventure tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Disney's California Adventure enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Disney's California Adventure to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Disney's California Adventure. Which is the better choice for the top of this list, Toy Story Midway Mania or a ride along Paradise Pier?

List rides include Soarin' Over California, Golden Dreams, and many additional rides as well.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rides at Disney's California Adventure?"
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California Screamin' is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Roller coaster
California Screamin '​ is a wood-mimicking steel roller coaster located at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Opened on February 8, 2001, California Screamin' is one of the ...more
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Grizzly River Run is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
River Rafting Ride
Grizzly River Run is the longest, tallest and fastest river rapids ride in the world, located at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is similar to ...more
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Soarin' Over California is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Simulator ride
Soarin' Over California is a simulator attraction at Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney World's Epcot park. The ride employs a mechanical lift system, a film presentation on a large ...more
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Radiator Springs Racers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Dark ride
Radiator Springs Racers is a simulated slot car type dark ride attraction in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. The attraction features a third-generation version of transport technology ...more
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Toy Story Midway Mania! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
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Sun Wheel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Sun Wheel Ferris wheel
Mickey's Fun Wheel is a 160-foot tall eccentric wheel at Disney California Adventure, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Inspired by Wonder Wheel at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement ...more
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The Twilight Zone Tower of Ter... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
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Orange Stinger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Chair-O-Planes
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Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley t... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Dark ride
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! is a dark ride attraction at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It opened January 22, 2006 with a grand ...more
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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Ad... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Adventure Dark ride
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure is a dark ride attraction based on the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid, located in Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure and in ...more
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Goofy’s Sky School is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Goofy's Sky School is a steel wild mouse roller coaster at the Paradise Pier section of Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California. The ride is based on Disney's animated cartoon ...more
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Mater's Junkyard Jamboree is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
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Golden Zephyr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Golden Zephyr is an attraction at Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure Park. Themed to the Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon style rocket ships, it takes park guests on a relaxing trip. ...more
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Silly Symphony Swings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Chair-O-Planes
Silly Symphony Swings is a "wave swinger" attraction in Paradise Pier, at Disney California Adventure, at the Disneyland Resort in California. Themed to Disney's The Band Concert ...more
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King Triton's Carousel of the ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
King Triton's Carousel of the Sea Carousel
King Triton's Carousel of the Sea is a carousel at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The attraction's name comes from King Triton, Ariel's father from ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy -–... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Guardians of the Galaxy -– Mission: Breakout!
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! is an accelerated drop tower dark ride attraction at Disney California Adventure. Based on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy film series, it depicts ...more
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Heimlich's Chew Chew Train is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
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Red Car Trolley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Red Car Trolley
The Red Car Trolley is a 1,000 mm metre gauge tramway and transportation attraction at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Construction began on January ...more
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Maliboomer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Maliboomer
The Maliboomer was an attraction at the Paradise Pier section of Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It was an S&S Power "Space Shot" ...more
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Flik's Flyers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Flik's Flyers
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Superstar Limo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Superstar Limo Dark ride
Superstar Limo was a dark ride in Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
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Golden Dreams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure
Golden Dreams
Golden Dreams is a film about the history of California. It was a featured attraction at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opening with the park ...more