Disneyland Park Touring Plan

Touring plans make it easy for you to get the most out of your trip by outlining the order you should visit rides and attractions, allowing you to enjoy the top experiences in the park.

This touring plan was created for those visiting Disneyland Park. This touring plan is designed to be used for those visiting the park for a single day as well as for multiple days. Those visiting both Disneyland Resort parks on the same day may also take advantage of this plan.

Prior to visiting Disneyland Resort, we recommend that you download the official Disneyland app on the App Store or the Google Play Store. The app provides wait times, showtimes, a resort-wide map, and more.

To ensure the attractions you’re most interested in are prioritized, we suggest fully reviewing the information in this touring plan prior to using it.

Entering the Park

We recommend getting to the park turnstiles at least 40 minutes prior to park opening, especially during summer, U.S. holiday weekends, and other break periods. Keep in mind that it may take up to 40 minutes to arrive at the front gates from the parking booth. When you have entered the park, you can grab a guide map to help locate the park’s rides and attractions, view showtimes, and more. If you download the official Disneyland app, this information and more can be accessed on it.

Ghostly mansion with a full moon in the night sky
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Experience Within First or Last Few Hours

The following attractions typically experience the most extended wait times. We suggest visiting them as soon as the park opens or a few hours prior to park closing due to their slightly shorter wait times during these periods. These attractions are not listed based on the order in which you should visit them. You should rank the attractions based on their importance to you and/or proximity to each other and visit them in that order. If needed, you can purchase Disney Genie+ and/or individual Lightning Lane for participating attractions.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Attraction type: Roller coaster

Thrill level: 4/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: At least 40 inches (102 cm)

Indiana Jones Adventure

Attraction type: Motion-base dark ride

Thrill level: 3/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: At least 46 inches (117 cm)

Pirates of the Caribbean

Attraction type: Boat dark ride

Thrill level: 3/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Haunted Mansion

Attraction type: Dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Attraction type: Trackless dark ride

Thrill level: 2/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: At least 40 inches (102 cm)

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Attraction type: Interactive motion simulator ride

Thrill level: 2/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: At least 38 inches (97 cm)

Matterhorn Bobsleds

Attraction type: High-speed roller coaster

Thrill level: 5/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: At least 42 inches (107 cm)

Space Mountain

Attraction type: High-speed roller coaster

Thrill level: 5/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: At least 40 inches (102 cm)

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Attraction type: Family-friendly trackless dark ride

Thrill level: 2/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

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Experience After Noon

The attractions in this section are either not as thrilling or new; however, they are fun experiences nonetheless. The wait times for these attractions vary. These attractions are not listed in any specific order. We suggest visiting them based on their proximity to each other.

Jungle Cruise

Attraction type: Boat ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Attraction type: Kid-friendly dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Snow White’s Enchanted Wish

Attraction type: Kid-friendly dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Peter Pan’s Flight

Attraction type: Family-friendly suspended dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Height requirement: Any height

Alice in Wonderland

Attraction type: Kid-friendly dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Height requirement: Any height

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

Attraction type: Kid-friendly dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Attraction type: Submarine ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Autopia

Attraction type: Hands-on car ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens

Height requirement: At least 32 inches (81 cm)

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

Attraction type: Interactive dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Attraction type: 3D motion simulator ride

Thrill level: 3/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: At least 40 inches (102 cm)

Lights shine bright as Mickey Mouse prepares his performance for Fantasmic!
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Experience at Dusk

The experiences in this section are nighttime shows, so they can only be seen during the hours of darkness. Keep this in mind when visiting the park’s other attractions.

Fantasmic!

Temporarily paused until May 24, 2024

This attraction has scheduled showtimes. Plan accordingly and arrive early.

Attraction type: Live-action nighttime show featuring fountains, projection mapping, pyrotechnics, and more

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Wondrous Journeys

This attraction has scheduled showtimes. Plan accordingly and arrive early.

Attraction type: Nighttime show featuring pyrotechnics, projection mapping, lasers, and more

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

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Experience at Any Time

The attractions in this section are not top priority experiences; however, if you have available time, they are still recommended. Because of the attraction type, they generally feature shorter wait times, allowing you to visit them with minimal or reduced waiting in comparison to other attractions during much of the day. Be aware that despite being listed under the “Experience at Any Time” section, some of the following attractions may close prior to the park’s closing time.

Disneyland Railroad

Attraction type: Scenic train ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Disneyland Monorail – Disneyland Park

Attraction type: Monorail ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Astro Orbitor

Attraction type: Aerial carousel-style ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids

Height requirement: Any height

Mark Twain Riverboat

Attraction type: Scenic boat ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Sailing Ship Columbia

Attraction type: Scenic boat ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island

Attraction type: Scenic island and interactive play area

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

Attraction type: Free-floating canoe experience

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Casey Jr. Circus Train

Attraction type: Kid-friendly train ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids

Height requirement: Any height

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Attraction type: Aerial carousel-style ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids

Height requirement: Any height

King Arthur Carrousel

Attraction type: Carousel

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids

Height requirement: Any height

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey

Attraction type: Kid-friendly dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Height requirement: Any height

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Attraction type: Kid-friendly dark ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Kids, Tweens, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Mad Tea Party

Attraction type: Kid-friendly spinning ride

Thrill level: 2/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Height requirement: Any height

Storybook Land Canal Boats

Attraction type: Kid-friendly boat ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Height requirement: Any height

"it’s a small world"

Attraction type: Kid-friendly boat ride

Thrill level: 1/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Adults

Height requirement: Any height

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster

Attraction type: Kid-friendly roller coaster

Thrill level: 3/5

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids

Height requirement: At least 35 inches (89 cm)

Adventureland Treehouse

Attraction type: Walk-through experience

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Attraction type: Musical show

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Star Wars Launch Bay

Attraction type: Immersive exhibit

Recommended ages: Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

Attraction type: Educational show

Recommended ages: Adults

Blue Bayou Restaurant's bayou-themed dining
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Dining

We’ve highlighted a few of our top favorite dining locations that you may be interested in dining at for lunch and dinner. For lunchtime, however you can choose to pack snacks with you or purchase some at the many concession stands in the park if you don’t want to take too much time out of the day.

Carnation Cafe

This table service restaurant is located in Main Street, U.S.A. Meals available here include gourmet burgers, braised short rib, fresh fish, as well as plant-based options. If you’re interested in dining here, you should consider making a reservation. You can do so online by clicking here.

Plaza Inn

Plaza Inn is a quick service/fast casual dining location in Main Street, U.S.A. Its prices are slightly high for a dining location of this type, but it serves tasty homestyle foods, including fried chicken, pot roast, pasta, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and more.

Blue Bayou Restaurant

This unique table service restaurant located in New Orleans Square offers a themed dining experience with views of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. The restaurant offers Cajun-Creole cuisine. If you’re interested in dining here, you should consider making a reservation. You can do so online by clicking here.

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

Located in Frontierland, this quick service eatery offers Mexican entrees, such as enchiladas, tacos, and burritos.

Vegetarians and Vegans

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you can find a wide variety of meals in the park. Click here to view our Disneyland Resort vegetarian and vegan guide. In this guide, we highlighted the different dining locations offering meals available to you as well as which options will satisfy your diet.

For full information about Disneyland Resort’s rides and attractions, click here.

TIPS: (1) If you’re only visiting the park for a single day, we recommend eating breakfast prior to arriving at the park in order to experience more attractions. (2) It’s important to remember that you shouldn’t rush your way to every attraction. Take time to enjoy the different areas of the park, especially Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (3) Cherish your memories by taking photographs with characters and at the various themed areas.

NOTE: This touring plan lists most rides and attractions at the park, so you may not be able to visit them all in a single day. You should select the attractions you’re most interested in.

DISNEY GENIE+ AND INDIVIDUAL LIGHTNING LANE: You can purchase Disney Genie+ and/or individual Lightning Lane for select attractions throughout the park. Whichever service you purchase, we recommend your selections be for attractions listed under the section titled “Experience Within First or Last Few Hours” as these attractions typically have the longest wait times. Doing so will help you maximize your time by experiencing the park’s top attractions with little to no wait.

ON-SITE HOTEL GUESTS: We recommend taking advantage of early park entry. This will allow you to visit more attractions at the park.

MOBILE ORDERING: If you’re dining at a quick-service restaurant, you have the option to use Disney’s mobile ordering service at select locations via the Disneyland app. This will allow you to easily choose your meal and quickly pick up your food.