Here we list the basic descriptions -- or "what is is" -- each attraction at Disneyland:

Disneyland What it is
Attraction What It Is
Alice in Wonderland Track ride in the dark
Astro Orbitor Very mild midway-type thrill ride
Autopia Drive-'em-yourself miniature cars
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Tame roller coaster with exciting special effects
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Space-travel interactive dark ride
Casey Jr. Circus Train Miniature-train ride
Chip 'n Dale Treehouse Imaginative children's play area
Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes Scenic canoe ride
Disney Gallery Art Gallery
Disneyland Band Disneyland's Own Town Band
Disneyland Monorail Scenic transportation
Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station Scenic railroad ride to New Orleans Square
Disneyland Railroad Mickey's Toontown Scenic railroad ride to Tomorrowland
Disneyland Railroad New Orleans Square Station Scenic railroad ride to Mickey's Toontown
Disneyland Railroad Tomorrowland Station Scenic railroad ride to Main Street U.S.A.
Donald's Boat Creative play area with a boat theme
Dumbo the Flying Elephant Disney-fied midway ride
Enchanted Tiki Room Audio-animatronic Pacific Island musical show
Fantasmic! Nighttime Stage/Fireworks Show
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Simulated submarine ride
Flag Retreat Ceremony Flag ceremony honoring Veterans
Gadget's Go Coaster Small roller coaster
Goofy's Playhouse A whimsical children's play area
Haunted Mansion Indoor haunted-house ride
Hook & Ladder Co. Live Band
Indiana Jones Adventure Motion-simulator dark ride
it's a small world World brotherhood-themed indoor boat ride
Jambalaya Jazz Live Jazz Band
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple Live entertainment where young audience members are trained to be Jedis.
Jungle Cruise A Disney outdoor-adventure boat ride
King Arthur Carrousel Merry-go-round
Mad Tea Party Midway-type spinning ride
Main Street Cinema Vintage Disney cartoons
Main Street Piano Player Ragtime Piano Player
Main Street Vehicles One-way rides from Town Square to the Castle
Mark Twain Riverboat Scenic boat ride
Matterhorn Bobsleds Roller coaster
Mickey and the Magical Map Musical Stage Show
Mickey's House and Meet Mickey Walk-through tour of Mickey's House and Movie Barn, ending with a personal visit with Mickey
Minnie's House Walk-through exhibit
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Track ride in the dark
Pearly Band Live Band
Peter Pan's Flight Indoor fantasy-adventure ride
Pinocchio's Daring Journey Track ride in the dark
Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island Walk-through exhibit and rustic playground
Pirates of the Caribbean A Disney indoor-adventure boat ride
Pixar Play Parade Parade with Pixar Characters
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Track ride in the dark
Royal Street Bachelors Jazz Trio
Sailing Ship Columbia Scenic boat ride
Silver Dollar Six Live Music
Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough Walkthrough exhibit
Snow White's Scary Adventures Track ride in the dark
Space Mountain Roller coaster in the dark
Splash Mountain Water-flume adventure boat ride
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Space-flight simulation ride
Star Wars Launch Bay Movie Exhibits and Character Greetings
Star Wars: Path of the Jedi Movie Preview
Storybook Land Canal Boats Scenic boat ride
Storytelling at Royal Theatre Interactive Storytelling Show
Tarzan's Treehouse Walk-through treehouse exhibit
The Bootstrappers Pirate-themed Musical Act
The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Nostalgic exhibits documenting the Disney success story followed by an audio-animatronic patriotic presentation
The Laughing Stock Co. Imrovisational Comedy Show
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Indoor track ride
The Royal Hall Princess Meet-and-Greet
The Royal Swing Big Band Ball Swing Dancing
The Straw Hatters Ragtime Band
Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular Projection & Fireworks Show

"What It Is" at Other Parks