Visiting Disneyland with your toddler can be such a magical experience. Finding the right rides for your toddler however, can prove to be a little tricky.
Choosing rides that don’t have height restrictions is a great place to start, but chances are it won’t be enough. There are some rides that may cause upset to your little one. They may become scared or overwhelmed by loud noises, so it is a good idea to know the best suited rides for your toddler before you get there.
The Best Disneyland Rides for Toddlers
Astro Orbiter – Your little ones can take charge of their own rocket ship and fly high above Tomorrowland. This ride does go in circles and up and down, but it’s gentle and doesn’t contain any sudden surprises.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Located in fantasyland, the Dumbo ride is a great choice for toddlers. It flies in a circle slowly and doesn’t have any scary or overwhelming features.
Casey Jr. Circus Train – Now your little one can ride through storybook land with Casey Jr and see some of Disney’s most loved characters. Not only is this ride fun but guests can be any height to ride so a parent can go with them.
Sailing Ship Columbia – This all ages voyage allows your little one to imagine what it would be like to be a pirate. Set forth on a full-scale replica of an 18th century ship for an adventure your toddler won’t forget.
Disneyland Railroad – Guests can be any height to ride the Disneyland railroad. Take in the gorgeous sights as you take a tour through the entire park. ‘
It’s a Small World – Board a magical boat and take a song filled journey around the globe. This ride is great for all ages, but you may not be able to get the song out of your head after. You’ve been warned.
Jungle Cruise- Go wild on a guided tour of the world’s most remote rivers. This ride is adventurous fun for all ages and stages.
Main Street Vehicles – Take a trip back in time in a turn of the century vehicle. Have some good old fashioned fun with your little one on this ride.
King Arthur Carrousel- This classic ride inspired by the knights of the round table is an excellent choice for your toddler, if motion sickness isn’t a concern.
Mark Twain Riverboat – All aboard this ship shape riverboat to take in the scenery and get a look into what life was like over a century ago. This ride is a fun and educational experience for all ages.
Storybook Land Canal Boats – Set sail on a mini tour of destinations from Disney classics. Watch your toddler’s face light up as they identify some of the settings from their favourite Disney movies.
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – Your toddler can defeat Zurg in an exciting space battle with this ride. Take your toddler’s imagination to infinity and beyond.
Alice in Wonderland – Don’t be late for your chance to take part in this wonderful adventure. Board a giant caterpillar to and explore wonderland with your little one.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – If your little one loved finding Nemo then this is the ride for you. Go on a journey through different finding nemo settings and see some of the characters. Be prepared though, if your toddler is afraid of sharks or confined spaces, it may be a good idea to avoid this one.
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Watch your toddler’s eyes light up as they discover a storybook come to life on this adventure. Ride a giant beehive through the hundred-acre wood and meet Winnie the pooh and friends.
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin -It’s not often that your toddler gets to drive a car, but they will get to in this Disneyland ride. The Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin gives your toddler the chance to steer a taxicab around Toontown, a great adventure for children of all ages.
Visiting Disneyland with your toddler can be an exciting and amazing experience that creates long lasting memories for your entire family. Just be sure to research the best rides for your toddler ahead of time to avoid any confusion. Get ready to create some Disney magic with your toddler!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!
Monday 16th of April 2018
My daughter actually found the Winnie the Pooh ride terrifying and I don't blame her. It was so dark and loud!