Top 6 Disneyland Attractions For First Timers

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Visiting the Happiest Place on Earth for the first time can be both exciting and overwhelming! There are so many wonderful things to do and see and you may not know where to start. I’ve put together a list of must-do Disneyland attractions to help you out:

1. It’s a Small World

Originally created for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, this ride is now a classic at Disneyland. Take a boat ride through many different countries from around the world. Listen-or sing along-as adorable small children sing about our small world. This ride is loved by adults and children alike, but be prepared to have the song stuck in your head for a while!

2. Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion is the ride version of a spooky haunted house. Climb aboard your very own “doom buggy” and tour this dark, eerie house. Home to 999 “happy haunts”, you’ll be invited to become the 1000th. This classic ride is sure to send shivers up and down your spine. Make sure to “hurry back”!

3. Pirates of the Caribbean

The ride that inspired the movies that in turn re-inspired the ride. Board your boat ye scallywags and enter the adventurous world of pirates! You’ll come face to face with rum-drinking sailors and sing along as they serenade you with the classic anthem “Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)”. You’ll even spot Captain Jack Sparrow along with other characters from the movies.

4. Indiana Jones Adventure

Unique to Disneyland, this ride provides unbelievable thrills! Hop aboard your troop transport for an exciting trip through the dangers of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. From undead mummies to lava eruptions to a giant venomous snake, there’s no shortage of suspense on this attraction. Just when you think you’ve made it through the worst, you come face to face with a giant rolling boulder. Who will save you? Indiana Jones of course!

5. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Known as the “Wildest ride in the Wilderness”, this ride is sure to please! Race through the ghost town of Big Thunder in a runaway mine car. You’ll speed through a dark tunnel and dip and drop into canyon and caves. Big Thunder Mountain is not to be missed!

6. Star Tours-The Adventures Continue

If you’ve ever wanted to tour the Star Wars universe, then this is definitely the ride for you! Board your interstellar space vehicle with your 3-D glasses and take your voyage to alien worlds like Tatooine, Naboo or Hoth. Through a series of mishaps, C-3PO takes control of your vehicle and you all become members of the Rebellion. You’ll come face to face with the likes of Yoda, Princess Leia, or even Darth Vader. Will you make it back to safety or will you be captured? May the Force be with you!

There are so many other rides and attractions to see and do at Disneyland – these are just the ones you should absolutely make sure to do! I’d like to know, what are your must-do rides at Disneyland?

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