Attractions at California Adventure for “Big Kids” and Kids at Heart

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For all of the thrill seekers out there, here is a list of attractions at California Adventure that will appeal to you!

BEST RIDES (includes height requirement):

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout! – 40″ – Book a Fast Pass on MaxPass or pull a Fast Pass at the distribution location across from the attraction FIRST thing in the morning if you can. The standby wait time is pretty much never under 90 minutes, so getting a Fast Pass is worth it – 40″ to ride.
  • Radiator Springs Racers (pictured – back row for the win!) – This is also an attraction that we recommend booking a Fast Pass on MaxPass or pulling a Fast Pass first thing in the morning when the park opens (if you can). If you don’t care to ride Guardians of the Galaxy, then get a Fast Pass for Radiator Springs Racers first. If you get a Fast Pass for Guardians of the Galaxy first instead, then head straight to this attraction to ride standby. The standby wait time is much shorter in the morning when the park opens then it is by mid-morning/day.
  • Soarin’ Around the World – 40″ – if you don’t care to ride Radiator Springs Racers, we suggest booking or pulling a Fast Pass for this ride first thing in the morning OR head straight to the ride to get in the standby line.
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree – 32″
  • Luigi’s Rollicking Roadsters – 32″ (not thrilling or fast, but fun!)
  • California Screamin’ – 48″, Fast Pass available
  • Toy Story Midway Mania – No height requirement, Fast Pass available
  • Mickey’s Fun Wheel – No height requirement (we choose the non-swinging gondolas, but for those of you who like a little extra thrill when it comes to ferris wheels, try the swinging – our worst nightmare)!
  • Silly Symphony Swings – 40″
  • Goofy’s Sky School – 42″, Fast Pass available
  • Grizzly River Run – 42″, Fast Pass available

For information on how MaxPass/Fast Passes work, click here!

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