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The Best Rides at Disney's California Adventure

List RulesVote up your favorite Disney's California Adventure rides.

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 Incredicoaster?

List rides include Soarin' Over California, Grizzly River Run, 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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    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 originally developed for the Test Track attraction at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Radiator Springs Racers is themed to the fictional world in Disney·Pixar's Cars. At a cost of over $200 million, the attraction is the most expensive at Disneyland Resort and one of the most expensive theme park attractions in the world. It accounted for about 18% of the entire cost of the $1.1 billion expansion of Disney California Adventure Park. The attraction takes guests in a six-person vehicle through encounters  ...more
    • Ride Type: Dark ride
    • Opened In: 2012-06-15
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    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 park's original rides, and is the only roller coaster at the Disneyland Resort to feature an inversion. Its top speed of 62 miles per hour makes it the fastest ride at the Disneyland Resort and one of the fastest rides at any Disney theme park.  ...more
    • Ride Type: Roller coaster
    • Opened In: 2001-02-08
    • Height (m): 36.6
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    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 concave projection screen, and at certain points artificial scents to simulate flight via a hang glider ride over several California locations. The ride's soundtrack was written by Jerry Goldsmith. The original Soarin' Over California was an opening day attraction at Disney California Adventure on February 8, 2001. In addition to the main ride and film presentation, the attraction features a pre-show tribute to the history of California's aviation industry. Soarin' Over California has consistently been  ...more
    • Ride Type: Simulator ride
    • Opened In: 2001-02-08
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    Toy Story Midway Mania! is a 4-D ride based on classic carnival games located at Disney's California Adventure.

    • Opened In: 2008-06-17
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