The Disneyland Resort is fun for kids of all ages and each age has a great set of rides geared towards them. From the Disneyland Railroad perfect for lulling sweet babies to sleep to all the mountains for the ultimate adrenaline teens. There is something for everyone. Since I have a toddler, I thought it would be a great time to list the top 5 Disneyland attractions for toddlers.
Top 5 Disneyland Attractions for Toddlers
I can only guess at what my toddler’s favorite rides are and while I’m pretty close, I thought I’d let my son pick!
Without further adieu, here are the top 5 Disneyland attractions for toddlers, picked by the toddler himself!
5. Jungle (or Jingle) Cruise
These fun animatronic animals are exciting for everyone but my son especially loves it for the elephants. Toddlers who are learning animal names enjoy naming off all the animals along the cruise. We both love the Jingle Cruise at Christmas time. It is so festive and merry that even the headhunters are celebrating! For the Disney lover in me, I can see Walt’s hand in this ride and that makes it a must do for me.
4. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster
My little guy is a true Toy Story fan so anytime he can see Buzz Lightyear, it is a good day! He doesn’t yet quite get how to play but as soon as he does, I think it will definitely bump this ride up on the list. Toddlers love the lights and all the action around them. My husband and I are competitive against each other which makes it so fun. I still relish the day on our honeymoon at Walt Disney World almost 11 years ago when the Magic Kingdom version of the ride stopped and I was right in front of a target, achieving the coveted all 9’s score. It may have been the only time I beat him but at least I got him good!
3. King Arthur Carrousel
This kiddo has yet to meet a carousel that he does not like. While this one makes mommy dizzy, I’ll tough it out for the look on his face. All toddlers enjoy getting to ride a horse and going around and around. His favorite color is orange so he always has to pick a horse with orange on them. I love hearing the Disney classics Calliope style.
2. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
This is the perfect ride for a little boy who loves Cars and thrills that are just his speed. He cries for it every time we go. It’s so popular for kiddos who love the Cars series. If you have seen Mater’s Tall Tales, you will love the line that has all sorts of “props” from the movie. This is always our first stop at Disney’s California Adventure.
And the number one attraction for toddlers is…
1. it’s a small world!
This is such a meaningful attraction to not only my little mouseketeer but me and my mom as well. When my mom was 10, she had the privilege to go on it’s a small world at the New York World’s Fair. She’s been hooked since then so I grew up hooked on it and so has my son. This is a must do for any age! The song is so catchy too, written by the brilliant Sherman brothers. Toddlers really love the song, as well as the dolls their size and all the pretty colors!
There are so many other great attractions for toddlers at the Disneyland Resort, I could talk about it all day. I want to hear from you! What is your toddler’s favorite attraction?