The Best Rides At Disneyland

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List of the best rides at Disneyland, including videos, types of rides, and more information. This ranked list of the best Disneyland attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Disneyland tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Disneyland enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Disneyland to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Disneyland. Not a fan of Space Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad? Them vote them down!

The list you're viewing has a variety of rides in it, like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rides at Disneyland?"

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    Video: YouTube

    Pirates of the Caribbean is a dark ride located at Disneyland.

    • Park: Disneyland
    • Opened In: 1967
    • Ride Type: Dark ride
    1,518 votes
  • Space Mountain
    Video: YouTube
    2
    1,360 VOTES
    Space Mountain is a space-themed indoor steel roller coaster in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Opened on May 27, 1977, it was the second roller coaster built at Disneyland, and was the second of the five versions of Space Mountain built by The Walt Disney Company. Its exterior façade is one of Disneyland's four "mountain" structures that serve as park landmarks. Walt Disney originally conceived the idea of a space-themed roller coaster for Disneyland following the success of the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which opened in 1959. However, a number of factors including lack of available space, Walt Disney's death, and the Disney company's focus on building what would become Walt Disney World led to the project's postponement in the late 1960s. After the early success of the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World, Disney revived the Space Mountain project and opened the first Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom in 1975. Soon after, Disney began plans to build a smaller version of Space Mountain at Disneyland, and opened Disneyland's Space Mountain in 1977.
    • Park: Disneyland
    • Opened In: 1977-05-27
    • Ride Type: Roller coaster
    • Height (m): 39.0
    1,360 votes
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    Video: YouTube
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is an indoor/outdoor mine train roller coaster located in Frontierland at several Disneyland-style Disney Parks worldwide. The ride exists at Disneyland Park and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Park as Big Thunder Mountain. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is also the name of the fictional rail line the roller coaster depicts.
    • Park: Disneyland
    • Opened In: 1979-09-02
    • Ride Type: Roller coaster
    • Height (m): 31.7
    1,255 votes
  • Haunted Mansion
    Video: YouTube
    4
    1,347 VOTES
    The Haunted Mansion is a dark ride attraction located at many Disney theme parks around the world. A significantly re-imagined version of the Haunted Mansion is located exclusively in Disneyland Paris. The Haunted Mansion features a ride-through tour in Omnimover vehicles called Doom Buggies, and a walk-through show is displayed to riders waiting in the line queue. The attraction utilizes a range of technology, from centuries-old theatrical effects to modern special effects featuring spectral Audio-Animatronics. A similar Disney attraction involving the supernatural and set in a mansion, Mystic Manor, opened at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2013.
    • Park: Disneyland
    • Opened In: 1969-08-09
    • Ride Type: Dark ride
    1,347 votes
  • Splash Mountain
    Video: YouTube
    5
    1,363 VOTES
    Splash Mountain is a log flume-style dark ride at Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort, based on the characters, stories, and songs from the 1946 Disney film Song of the South. Although there are variations in the story and features between the three locations, each installation begins with a peaceful outdoor float-through that leads to indoor dark ride segments, with a climactic steep drop into a "briar patch" followed by an indoor finale. The drop is 50 feet.
    • Park: Disneyland
    • Opened In: 1989-07-17
    • Ride Type: Log flume
    1,363 votes
  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye
    Video: YouTube
    The Indiana Jones Adventure is an enhanced motion vehicle dark ride attraction based on the Indiana Jones film series. Guests accompany intrepid archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones on a turbulent quest, aboard military troop transport vehicles, through a dangerous lost temple guarded by a supernatural power. The attraction premiered as Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California on March 3, 1995, and opened to the general public on March 4, 1995. A second, and nearly identical, version of the ride opened as Temple of the Crystal Skull on September 4, 2001 at Tokyo DisneySea in Chiba, Japan, although the attraction is not related to the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which was developed and released after the attraction's opening.
    • Park: Disneyland
    • Opened In: 1995-03-03
    • Ride Type: Dark ride
    1,153 votes