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I hope everyone is enjoying the new year and is getting back into a groove after the holidays. We are going to continue re-visiting our Disneyland 101 series (in reverse order) this month. Today we are visiting our post about the thrill rides at Disneyland. Enjoy…
Hey everyone! Have you missed the Disneyland 101 series?
I needed a little breather. Those first 6 editions were intense. But now I am back! You can catch up on the previous Disneyland 101 posts HERE.
Today we are going to cover the thrill rides you will find at the Disneyland Resort.
Disneyland 101: Thrill Rides
While Disneyland is definitely a family destination, there are plenty of thrill rides in the two parks. We are going to go through the different rides and what you can expect from them, including the height requirements for each ride.
Splash Mountain-Splash Mountain is a log flume ride on a whole other level. This ride includes songs and characters from Song of the South and also animatronics from America Sings. There are several drops in this ride that range in height. The largest is the final drop which is 5 stories high. This ride includes a lot of water so be prepared to get wet, especially if you sit near the front. Splash Mountain is located in Critter Country. Height Requirement- 40″
California Screamin’- One of the original DCA attractions is California Screamin’. This high speed roller coaster pauses in the middle of the pier, and anticipation builds as Neil Patrick Harris counts down. Then you shoot up the track going from 0 to 55 in about 4 seconds. This ride includes a 360° loop-de-loop as well as several twist and turns. The harnesses for this ride come down over your head, so the downside is for those twist and turns, you may find you hit your head often on the harness. This ride is located on Paradise Pier. Height Requirement- 48″ (the highest at the Disneyland Resort)
Grizzly River Run (Rapids)-This river raft ride is another original DCA attraction. Located at Grizzly Peak, this ride is full of beautiful scenery, oh, and lots of water. Your raft turns in gentle circles (nothing that will get you dizzy) and bobs up and down as you float along. There are several drops that come to a splash at the bottom (and the raft may turn while going down). You will get a little wet, but may also come off completely soaked. Height Requirement- 42″