What can babies ride at Disneyland?
You’d be surprised how many attractions babies can experience at Disneyland Park—over 30 at
time of publication.
But just because they can ride, doesn’t mean they should. Mom and Dad should always use
their best judgement when bringing baby to Disneyland and on any ride or attraction.
Today, I’m going to help you navigate all the attractions with no height requirement at
Disneyland Park, along with discussing seating arrangements, the line you’ll be waiting in and
various other elements that might impact your baby’s experience.
What can babies ride at Disneyland in Adventureland?
Enchanted Tiki Room is a short show rather than a ride, filled with colorful, singing animatronic birds and tiki gods. Loud sounds and lighting effects may scare or captivate young babies. You’ll wait in the outdoor area selling Dole Whips, and yes, you can bring them into the show. You’ll sit on padded benches inside this cool tropical retreat.
Jungle Cruise takes you on a tour of exotic locales in the care of a trusty skipper. You’ll wait in a shaded queue with a typical wait time is 10 minutes or less. You’ll sit in a boat on benches and cargo boxes, no safety restraints needed. Be careful climbing in and out of the boat with baby.
What can babies ride at Disneyland in Critter Country?
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh takes you deep in the Hundred Acre Wood
where the wait time is usually next to nothing. You’ll sit in a giant 6 person beehive for
this classic, family-friendly dark-ride.
What can babies ride at Disneyland in Fantasyland?
Alice in Wonderland takes you on a journey through Wonderland as Alice chases the white rabbit. You’ll wait in a semi-shaded queue with a typical wait time of 20 minutes or more. You’ll sit in a colorful caterpillar with a pull down lap bar that fits about 4 adults.
Casey Jr. Circus Train is an excellent alternative to Storybook Canal Boats with the same views of the miniature Storybook village. You’ll wait in a sunny queue with typical wait time of 10 minutes. You’ll sit in various circus animal cages or in a sleigh-like vehicle.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant line looks short, but often takes quite a while. You’ll wait in a semi-shaded queue for about 20 minutes or more. You’ll sit in Dumbo himself with various colors. Soar with Dumbo with 2 or 3 guests depending on size, use one adjustable strap for your party.
“It’s a small world” because the song is already stuck in your head, right? You’ll wait in a sunny queue for about 5-10 minutes except during “it’s a small world” holiday. You’ll sit in a boat to carry about 4 guests per row across the Seven Seaways canal with no safety restraints needed.
King Arthur Carrousel is a family-friendly ride but all horses go up and down, so be prepared to hold baby tight. You’ll wait in a shaded queue for about 5 minutes and use a simple safety belt once situated on your horse.
Mad Tea Party will take you for a spin. You’ll wait in shaded queue for about 5 minutes. You’ll sit in a whimsical oversized tea cup with no safety restraints required. The teacup will twist and turn slightly less faster if you don’t spin the center wheel.
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is a quick and zippy dark ride that's only found at Disneyland Park. You’ll wait in sun and shade for about 20 minutes or more. Hold baby tightly as you ride in a 2 person open air automobile.
Peter Pan’s Flight seems like it’s everyone’s favorite. You’ll wait mostly in sun for about 40 minutes. You’ll ride aboard a pirate ship with up to 3 people and a pull down lap bar.
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey can be a little scary for children. You’ll wait inside for just a few minutes on most days. You’ll ride in a woodcarver's cart with seating for up to 3 people per row with two rows and a pull down lap bar.
Snow White’s Scary Adventures has scary in its name. Enough said . . . but we’ll say a little more. You’ll wait inside for just a few minutes on most days. You’ll sit in a mine cart, seats up to 3 people per row with two rows and a pull down lap bar.
Storybook Canal Boats offers similar views to Casey Jr. Circus Train, but getting in and out of the boat with a baby in arms could prove tricky. You’ll wait outside in the sun for 15 minutes or more. You’ll ride in a boat with about 11 or 12 guests.
What can babies ride at Disneyland in Frontierland?
Mark Twain Riverboat & Sailing Ship Columbia these two attractions circle Rivers of America in Frontierland. For baby on board, I prefer Mark Twain Riverboat. You’ll wait on the boat itself of under an awning. You’ll ride on a 14 minute journey around Pirate’s Lair and more. Grab a seat upstairs and inside for shade a quiet. For more adventure, stay outside and enjoy the view.
What can babies ride at Disneyland on Main Street, U.S.A.?
Disneyland Railroad winds through Disneyland Park, passing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and making numerous stops along your journey. You’ll wait in a semi-shaded queue with a typical wait time of 10 minutes. You’ll sit on benches in various railroad cars and enjoy the breezy voyage.
Main Street Vehicles run up and down Main Street, U.S.A. throughout the day. Hop aboard a vintage vehicle and leave your stroller behind in stroller parking to enjoy a different view of Main Street.
What can babies ride at Disneyland in Mickey’s Toontown?
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is based on the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. You’ll wait in a detailed, crazy, cartoony queue indoors. You’ll sit in a Toontown Cab with up to 3 people per cab with pull down lap bar. Be careful- if the lap bar is in the right spot, your little one might hit it with his mouth during the spins.
What can babies ride at Disneyland in New Orleans Square?
Haunted Mansion might be a perfect, relaxing ride for those with very young babies who won’t get scared. You’ll wait in a mostly shaded queue for 10 minutes or less on a typical day. You’ll sit in a Doom Buggy with a pull down bar for 2 or 3 guests (and some hitchhiking ghosts).
Pirates of the Caribbean is a Disneyland classic that just never gets old! You’ll wait outside and then indoors overlooking pirate treasure. You’ll sit in a small barge with room for about 4 guests per row across several rows. Perfect for smaller babies that sleep a lot, but may be scary for older babies sensitive to the two small drops and pirate sound effects.
What can babies ride at Disneyland in Tomorrowland?
Astro Orbitor is a space-inspired adventure similar to Dumbo’s Flying Elephants. You’ll wait in a small outdoor queue, sometimes in direct sunlight with a typical wait time of 15 minutes or more. You’ll sit in a small, very low to the ground rocket with adjustable lap belt. The rockets are hard to get in and out of with baby in arms.
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters is a ride and game in one. Try to outscore your opponents and beat the evil Emperor Zurg along the way. You’ll wait partially outdoors but mostly inside this fun, interactive queue. You’ll sit in an XP-40 space cruiser which seats 2 to 3 guests (2 with onboard laser cannons) with a pull down lap bar.
Disneyland Monorail is technically for getting you from point A (Downtown Disney District near Disneyland Hotel) to point B (Tomorrowland) but many small children consider it a ride and it’s a great way to take a quick break and enjoy a scenic view above the parks. You’ll wait outdoors in a shaded queue. You’ll sit inside the monorail with plenty of seats, but strollers must be folded up for the ride.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is a ride in a real submarine. If you’re claustrophobic or can’t carry the baby down a very steep set of stairs, skip this one. You’ll wait outdoors in a sem-shaded queue for at least 20 minutes on a typical day. You’ll sit in a dark submarine on a fold-down chair.
Babies can ride so many things at Disneyland Park—probably more than you could even cover
in one day! What rides make your baby’s list at Disneyland?
This article was written by Jessica Sanders. You can find more tips on bringing babies to
Disneyland Resort on her website, The Happiest Blog on Earth.