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The following list shows attractions with appeal by age group. Attraction ratings are on a scale from 0 (very bad) to 5 (excellent). Click on the header links to sort!

Disney California Adventure Attractions
Name Pre-
school
Grade
School
Teens Young
Adults
Over
30
Seniors Our
Rating
The Bakery Tour, hosted by Boudin Bakery
Pacific Wharf
2 2 2 3 3 3 2.5
Free Bread! (plus a short film)
When To Go: Anytime
Golden Zephyr
Paradise Pier
4 2.5 2.5 1.5 2.5 2 2
Zephyrs spinning around a central tower
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
Disney Junior - Live on Stage!
Hollywood Land
4.5 3 2 3 3.5 4 4
Live show for children
When To Go: Per the daily entertainment schedule
Flik's Flyers
a bug's land
5 3 3 3 3 3 2.5
Suspended "baskets" swing around a central axis
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
It's Tough to Be a Bug!
a bug's land
2 3 3 4.5 4.5 4.5 4
3-D movie
When To Go: After experiencing DCA's better rides.
Jumpin' Jellyfish
Paradise Pier
4 3.5 2 1.5 2 2 1.5
Parachute ride
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
King Triton's Carousel
Paradise Pier
5 3.5 2 1 3 3 3
Merry-go-round
When To Go: Before noon
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
a bug's land
4 3.5 3.7 4.3 2.8 3.8 3.5
Train ride
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
Hollywood Land
4.3 3.6 3.5 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.5
Dark ride
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters
Cars Land
4 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 4.2
Car Dancing Ride
Goofy's Sky School
Paradise Pier
3.5 3.9 4.3 3.6 3.3 2.3 3
Disney version of a wild (or mad) mouse ride
When To Go: During the first hour the park is open.
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Paradise Pier
4.7 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.8 4.3 3.5
Track ride in the dark
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Cars Land
4.8 3.9 3.9 4.4 3.9 3.6 3
Midway-type whip ride
When To Go: Before noon
Red Car Trolley
Buena Vista Street
4.5 4 3.5 4 4 5 3
Scenic in-park transportation
When To Go: First 2 hours after opening, or last 2 hours before closing.
Francis' Ladybug Boogie
a bug's land
4.5 4 2 3 2.5 3 3
adaptation of the Mad Tea Party
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies
a bug's land
4.5 4 2 3 2.5 3 2
Bumper Cars, by Disney
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Hollywood Land
1.5 4.1 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5
Sci-fi-theme indoor thrill ride
When To Go: Before 9:30 a.m., after 6 p.m., or use FASTPASS.
California Screamin'
Paradise Pier
1.3 4.2 4.8 4.8 4.3 3.5 4
Big, bad roller coaster
When To Go: Ride first thing in the morning, or use FASTPASS
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Paradise Pier
4.1 4.3 4.7 5 4.6 4.6 4.5
3-D ride-through indoor shooting gallery
When To Go: First thing after the park opens
Silly Symphony Swings - Single
Paradise Pier
4.5 4.5 3.5 3 3 3 3
Swings rotating around a central tower
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
Silly Symphony Swings - Tandem
Paradise Pier
4.5 4.5 3.5 3 3 3 3
Swings rotating around a central tower
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
World of Color
Paradise Pier
4.1 4.5 4.7 4.8 4.5 4.7 4
Fountain show with special effects
When To Go: See entertainment schedule for performance times
Mickey's Fun Wheel - Non Swinging
Paradise Pier
4 4.5 4.5 3 3.5 2 2
Ferris wheel
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing.
Anna & Elsa's Royal Welcome
Hollywood Land
5 4.5 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3
Character Greeting
When To Go: Park opening
Turtle Talk with Crush
Hollywood Land
5 4.5 4 4 3.5 4 4
An interactive animated film
When To Go: After you see the other attractions in the Animation building
Soarin' Around the World
Grizzly Peak
3.8 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.5
Flight-simulation ride
When To Go: The first 30 minutes the park is open, or use FASTPASS
Grizzly River Run
Grizzly Peak
2.6 4.5 4.8 4.5 4.4 3.9 4.5
White-water raft ride
When To Go: First hour the park is open, or use FASTPASS
Mickey's Fun Wheel - Swinging
Paradise Pier
4 4.5 4.5 3 3.5 2 2.5
Ferris wheel
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing.
Radiator Springs Racers
Cars Land
3.4 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.8 4.9 5
Automotive dark ride with high-speed thrills
When To Go: The first 30 minutes the park is open, or use FASTPASS
Animation Academy
Hollywood Land
3.5 5 5 4 4 4 4
Behind-the-scenes look at Disney animation
When To Go: Anytime
Sorcerer's Workshop
Hollywood Land
3.5 5 5 4 4 4 2.5
Interactive Disney Movie Exhibits
When To Go: Anytime
Frozen - Live at the Hyperion
Hollywood Land
4 5 5 5 4 4 4
Musical Show
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Grizzly Peak
5 5 2 2 2.5 4 3.5
Elaborate playground and obstacle course
When To Go: Anytime

The following list shows California Adventure attractions with appeal by age group. Attraction ratings are on a scale from 0 (very bad) to 5 (excellent).

Free Bread! (plus a short film)
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 2
Grade Schoolers: 2
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Anytime
Golden Zephyr
Paradise Pier
Zephyrs spinning around a central tower
Unofficial Guide: 2
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 2.5
Teens: 2.5
Young Adults: 1.5
Over 30: 2.5
Seniors: 2
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
Live show for children
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 4.5
Grade Schoolers: 3
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 4
When To Go: Per the daily entertainment schedule
Flik's Flyers
a bug's land
Suspended "baskets" swing around a central axis
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 3
Teens: 3
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
3-D movie
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 2
Grade Schoolers: 3
Teens: 3
Young Adults: 4.5
Over 30: 4.5
Seniors: 4.5
When To Go: After experiencing DCA's better rides.
Jumpin' Jellyfish
Paradise Pier
Parachute ride
Unofficial Guide: 1.5
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 1.5
Over 30: 2
Seniors: 2
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
King Triton's Carousel
Paradise Pier
Merry-go-round
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 1
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Before noon
Train ride
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 3.5
Teens: 3.7
Young Adults: 4.3
Over 30: 2.8
Seniors: 3.8
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
Dark ride
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 4.3
Grade Schoolers: 3.6
Teens: 3.5
Young Adults: 3.9
Over 30: 3.6
Seniors: 3.7
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Car Dancing Ride
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 3.7
Teens: 3.8
Young Adults: 3.8
Over 30: 3.6
Seniors: 4.2
Goofy's Sky School
Paradise Pier
Disney version of a wild (or mad) mouse ride
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 3.5
Grade Schoolers: 3.9
Teens: 4.3
Young Adults: 3.6
Over 30: 3.3
Seniors: 2.3
When To Go: During the first hour the park is open.
Track ride in the dark
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 4.7
Grade Schoolers: 3.9
Teens: 3.8
Young Adults: 3.6
Over 30: 3.8
Seniors: 4.3
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Midway-type whip ride
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4.8
Grade Schoolers: 3.9
Teens: 3.9
Young Adults: 4.4
Over 30: 3.9
Seniors: 3.6
When To Go: Before noon
Red Car Trolley
Buena Vista Street
Scenic in-park transportation
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4.5
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 3.5
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 5
When To Go: First 2 hours after opening, or last 2 hours before closing.
adaptation of the Mad Tea Party
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4.5
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 2.5
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
Bumper Cars, by Disney
Unofficial Guide: 2
Preschoolers: 4.5
Grade Schoolers: 4
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 2.5
Seniors: 3
When To Go: Before 11:30 a.m.
Sci-fi-theme indoor thrill ride
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 1.5
Grade Schoolers: 4.1
Teens: 4.9
Young Adults: 4.6
Over 30: 4.5
Seniors: 4.5
When To Go: Before 9:30 a.m., after 6 p.m., or use FASTPASS.
California Screamin'
Paradise Pier
Big, bad roller coaster
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 1.3
Grade Schoolers: 4.2
Teens: 4.8
Young Adults: 4.8
Over 30: 4.3
Seniors: 3.5
When To Go: Ride first thing in the morning, or use FASTPASS
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Paradise Pier
3-D ride-through indoor shooting gallery
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 4.1
Grade Schoolers: 4.3
Teens: 4.7
Young Adults: 5
Over 30: 4.6
Seniors: 4.6
When To Go: First thing after the park opens
Swings rotating around a central tower
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4.5
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 3.5
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
Swings rotating around a central tower
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 4.5
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 3.5
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3
Seniors: 3
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing
World of Color
Paradise Pier
Fountain show with special effects
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 4.1
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4.7
Young Adults: 4.8
Over 30: 4.5
Seniors: 4.7
When To Go: See entertainment schedule for performance times
Ferris wheel
Unofficial Guide: 2
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4.5
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 2
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing.
Character Greeting
Unofficial Guide: 3
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4
Young Adults: 3.5
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 3.5
When To Go: Park opening
Turtle Talk with Crush
Hollywood Land
An interactive animated film
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 4
When To Go: After you see the other attractions in the Animation building
Flight-simulation ride
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 3.8
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4.8
Young Adults: 4.7
Over 30: 4.7
Seniors: 4.7
When To Go: The first 30 minutes the park is open, or use FASTPASS
Grizzly River Run
Grizzly Peak
White-water raft ride
Unofficial Guide: 4.5
Preschoolers: 2.6
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4.8
Young Adults: 4.5
Over 30: 4.4
Seniors: 3.9
When To Go: First hour the park is open, or use FASTPASS
Ferris wheel
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 4.5
Teens: 4.5
Young Adults: 3
Over 30: 3.5
Seniors: 2
When To Go: The first 90 minutes the park is open or just before closing.
Automotive dark ride with high-speed thrills
Unofficial Guide: 5
Preschoolers: 3.4
Grade Schoolers: 4.8
Teens: 4.9
Young Adults: 4.6
Over 30: 4.8
Seniors: 4.9
When To Go: The first 30 minutes the park is open, or use FASTPASS
Animation Academy
Hollywood Land
Behind-the-scenes look at Disney animation
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 3.5
Grade Schoolers: 5
Teens: 5
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 4
When To Go: Anytime
Sorcerer's Workshop
Hollywood Land
Interactive Disney Movie Exhibits
Unofficial Guide: 2.5
Preschoolers: 3.5
Grade Schoolers: 5
Teens: 5
Young Adults: 4
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 4
When To Go: Anytime
Musical Show
Unofficial Guide: 4
Preschoolers: 4
Grade Schoolers: 5
Teens: 5
Young Adults: 5
Over 30: 4
Seniors: 4
Elaborate playground and obstacle course
Unofficial Guide: 3.5
Preschoolers: 5
Grade Schoolers: 5
Teens: 2
Young Adults: 2
Over 30: 2.5
Seniors: 4
When To Go: Anytime

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