Names of Rides in Disneyland

The Mark Twain Riverboat, just one attractive ride at Disney.

The names of the rides in Disneyland are vast, ranging from futuristic explorations to classic novels. What's fun to know about these titles is that even though you may go to the California resort on a regular basis, you probably still can't name every single ride there. So here's a list to help you out. Use it as part of a trivia game on your next road trip to the park or just keep it on hand as a reminder to ride each one on your next visit.

Rides According to Themes

As of summer 2009, there were 34 rides at Disneyland, each one located nicely within its own sector of the park.

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland was named such because of its futuristic view. Many of the rides and attractions were designed to give park visitors a glimpse of technology and life in the future. Tomorrowland has been upgraded twice since the park opened in 1955. Rides include:

Fantasyland

Classic and storybook characters come to life in Fantasyland with these rides, many of which are named after Disney movies:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • It's a Small World
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey
  • Snow White's Scary Adventures
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats

Frontierland

Does the California Gold Rush come to mind when you walk through Disneyland's Frontierland? It should as it was designed to view the Old West of the 1800s and is home to cowboys and pioneers. Rides located in this section of the park include:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Rafts to Tom Sawyer Island
  • Sailing Ship Columbia

Adventureland

Take a trip to the remote jungles of South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East (to name a few) as you make your way through Disneyland's Adventureland. This part of the park gives visitors a 1950s view of exotic adventures. While there are several attractions in this section of Disneyland, you can also take a ride on:

  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Tarzan's Treehouse

New Orleans Square

If you can't make it to Marti Gras, then let it come to you at New Orleans Square. You can find jazz bands and eateries here (Club 33 is housed here), and the rides include:

  • A station for the Disneyland Railroad
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

Critter Country

Davey Crockett and the king of the wild frontier come to mind as you journey through Critter Country at Disneyland. Rides available are:

  • Splash Mountain
  • Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Mickey's Toontown

One of the newest parts of Disneyland (it opened in 1993), Mickey's Toontown is loosely based on the town of the same name in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The names of rides here are:

  • A station for the Disneyland Railroad
  • Gadget's Go Coaster
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

Retired Names of Rides in Disneyland

Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride

While there are many rides from which to choose at Disneyland, older park visitors may remember these classics, which for one reason or another, have been shut down at the park:

  • PeopleMover
  • Rocket Rods
  • Rocket to the Moon
  • Adventure Through Inner Space
  • Skyway to Fantasyland
  • Rocket Jets
  • Astro Jets
  • The Viewliner
  • Submarine Voyage
  • Flying Saucers
  • Junior Autopia
  • Midget Autopia
  • Motorboat Cruise
  • Stagecoach
  • Conestoga Wagons
  • Rainbow Caverns Mine Train (later became Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland)
  • Mike Fink Keel Boats
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Jolly Trolley
  • Goofy's Bounce House

A Final Note

This is an all-compassing list the names of rides in Disneyland. The park is much than this. It is also a world of fun and loving attractions, parades and restaurants. Have a memory of your favorite ride at Disneyland? Then share it in the comments section below.

Names of Rides in Disneyland