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
California Screamin'
Paradise Pier
1 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.6 4 4
Big, bad roller coaster
When To Go: Ride first thing in the morning, or use FASTPASS
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Hollywood Land
1.3 4 4.9 4.7 4.4 4 4.5
Sci-fi-theme indoor thrill ride
When To Go: Before 9:30 a.m., after 6 p.m., or use FASTPASS.
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
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.
Grizzly River Run
Grizzly Peak
3 4.5 4.9 4.6 4.5 4 4.5
White-water raft ride
When To Go: First hour 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
Radiator Springs Racers
Cars Land
3.8 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.9 5
Automotive dark ride with high-speed thrills
When To Go: The first 30 minutes the park is open, or use FASTPASS
Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
Hollywood Land
3.9 3.8 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Dark ride
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
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.
Frozen - Live at the Hyperion
Hollywood Land
4 5 5 5 4 4 4
Musical Show
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
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
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.
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Paradise Pier
4 4.3 4.6 5 4.5 4.5 4.5
3-D ride-through indoor shooting gallery
When To Go: First thing after the park opens
Soarin' Around the World
Grizzly Peak
4.3 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.5
Flight-simulation ride
When To Go: The first 30 minutes the park is open, or use FASTPASS
The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Paradise Pier
4.4 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.7 4.1 3.5
Track ride in the dark
When To Go: Before 11 a.m.
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Cars Land
4.4 4 3.3 3.8 3.7 3.3 3
Midway-type whip ride
When To Go: Before noon
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
4.5 4.4 4.4 4.7 4.6 4.7 4
Fountain show with special effects
When To Go: See entertainment schedule for performance times
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
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.
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
a bug's land
4.5 4 2 3 2.5 3 3.5
Train ride
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.
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
Goofy's Sky School
Paradise Pier
5 3.9 4.4 3.4 3.1 3 3
Disney version of a wild (or mad) mouse ride
When To Go: During the first hour the park is open.
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
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Grizzly Peak
5 5 2 2 2.5 4 3.5
Elaborate playground and obstacle course
When To Go: Anytime
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.
King Triton's Carousel
Paradise Pier
5 3.5 2 1 3 3 3
Merry-go-round
When To Go: Before noon

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