Pirates of the Caribbean
Hands down, this is a popular favorite attraction in Disneyland Park. It's nearly all-age appropriate (under fives may find the skeleton pirates a little scary).
The Haunted Mansion
No matter how many times you visit the Haunted Mansion, you'll probably notice some new detail or special effect.
it's a small world
Yes, it may take a couple of churros and a trip on the Matterhorn bobsleds to dislodge that cheerfully addictive song from your brain, but everyone should experience it's a small world at least once.
Recently revamped, this ride is a must-do for any Star Wars fan.
Indiana Jones Adventure
Isn't he the explorer who's always falling into booby traps, falling victim to ancient curses, and being chased by bad guys?
The fact that Space Mountain is a dark-ride roller coaster is awesome.
Mad Tea Party (aka "The Teacups")
The teacups are such an iconic Disney attraction that you have to ride them every time you're in the park. And the best thing about them? You're in control!
Disneyland Railroad – Grand Circle Tour
If you're a park first-timer, definitely hop aboard the Disneyland Railroad for the Grand Circle Tour. It's a terrific way to acquaint yourself with the layout of the park. But even if you know the park like the back of your hand, the train has its benefits.
This flume ride is perfect for a hot day, because you'll surely get wet. Tip: Riders in the front of the log tend to receive a more generous dowsing than riders in the back — but, depending on the weight distribution, you can never be sure. According to Disney, that's part of the fun.
This is the perfect way to end a perfect Disney day. This nighttime musical extravaganza, which takes place on the Rivers of America, features high-resolution digital film sequences from the film Fantasia projected onto enormous screens of water.