Description And Comments
Originally opened as the Orange Stinger, with guests seated in swings flying around a giant citrus fruit, the ride was redone in 2009 as part of the DCA refurbishment and expansion. The new theme pays tribute to the 1935 Mickey Mouse cartoon The Band Concert, the first color Mickey cartoon released to the public, but the new effect is still the same. In the scary development, it's a wilder ride than Dumbo, but foot chop notwithstanding, SSS is still just swings going in circles. A number of tandem swings are available to allow children between 40" and 48" to ride with a parent; look for a separate tandem line to the left as you approach the attraction..
This is a fun and visually appealing ride, but it's also one that loads slowly and occasions long waits unless you ride during the first hour or so the park is open. Be aware that it's possible for the swing chairs to collide when the ride comes to a stop--the author once picked up a nice bruise when an empty swing smacked him during touchdown.
Note that the line for the Single attraction is often 2-3 times longer than the Tandem line (even though there are many more Single seats in the Symphony). If you're a parent with a small child, use the Tandem line for typically shorter waits.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Silly Symphony Swings - Single when you visit on a day with a given Disney California Adventure Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Silly Symphony Swings - Single Wait Times.
Simple but fun; ratings are for the Orange Stinger, the previous theme of this ride; must be 48" tall to ride (over 40" may ride tandem seats with an adult)..
Other Attractions in Paradise Pier
- California Screamin'
- Golden Zephyr
- Goofy's Sky School
- Jumpin' Jellyfish
- King Triton's Carousel
- Mickey's Fun Wheel - Non Swinging
- Mickey's Fun Wheel - Swinging
- Operation: Playtime! - featuring the Green Army Men
- Paradise Garden Bandstand
- Silly Symphony Swings - Tandem
- The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure
- Toy Story Midway Mania!
- World of Color