Disneyland opening day: Which rides will be open?

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With Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopening April 30 and ticket sales starting next week, prospective park visitors are wondering what to expect there. COVID-19 safety protocols will represent the biggest changes, and not all rides and attractions will be available.

Here’s a list of rides and attractions that are scheduled to be offered at the Anaheim theme parks when they open their gates to visitors, alongside links to previous Times coverage for a peek into Disneyland’s history and lore.


Alice in Wonderland

Astro Orbitor

Riders on Disneyland's Astro Orbitor

Riders on Disneyland’s retro Astro Orbitor ride.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

• Disneyland steps back to get ahead – March 22, 1996

• Tomorrowland retools part of its past — June 29, 2000

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
• What’s old is old again for Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain — March 11, 2014

Casey Jr. Circus Train

Disneyland Railroad
• Walt Disney’s first love lives on at this historic California ranch — May 24, 2018

Dumbo the Flying Elephant
• Want your own Dumbo from Disneyland? An authentic Skyway car? Why park history is headed to auction — Aug. 16, 2018

Gadget’s Go Coaster
• New attraction: Disney toons it down — Jan. 27, 1993

Haunted Mansion

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion.

(Brady MacDonald / Los Angeles Times)

• Digging up the ghosts of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride — Oct. 16, 2015

Indiana Jones Adventure
• He built a temple of zoom: Tony Baxter is the mastermind behind Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure — Feb. 26, 1995

It’s a Small World
• ‘It’s a Small World’ after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years — Aug. 3, 2014

King Arthur Carrousel
• Riding in circles for children — Nov. 14, 2013

Mad Tea Party

Disneyland's Mad Tea Party

Disneyland’s Mad Tea Party is one of the park’s oldest rides.

(Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

• Meet the legendary ride maker that invented the modern theme park — Jan. 4, 2016

Main Street vehicles
• How Main Street, U.S.A. is rooted in Walt Disney’s Missouri childhood — July 10, 2015

Mark Twain Riverboat
• Draining of Disneyland waterway reveals items lost by guests — May 4, 2010

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Disneyland guests walk past Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

• Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is a fully realized ‘Star Wars’ toy — May 29, 2019

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
• Disney voice-over actors bring theme park rides to life — July 28, 2015

Peter Pan’s Flight
• Disneyland adding new special effects to classic rides — May 4, 2015

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey

Pirates of the Caribbean

A pirate and pigs from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride has evolved over the decades.

(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

• Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean: 50 years of change — July 7, 2017

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
• Disneyland Previews Roger Rabbit Ride — Nov. 19, 1993

Snow White’s Enchanted Wish

Space Mountain

Splash Mountain
• Disney to replace Splash Mountain ‘Song of the South’ theme with ‘Princess and the Frog’ — June 25, 2020

Star Tours — The Adventures Continue
• Star Tours 2.0 journey started long ago at Skywalker Ranch — May 20, 2011

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

A Disneyland cast member dressed as a Resistance member

A Disneyland cast member dressed as a Resistance member at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance last year.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

• A showstopping Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance — a new hope for Galaxy’s Edge? — Dec. 4, 2019

Surprise character sightings

Tarzan’s Treehouse

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
• Pooh new? Nah — April 10, 2003

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
• An early Disneyland designer won over Walt Disney with his rebel reputation — Sept. 7, 2018

Disney California Adventure

Games of Pixar Pier
• Pixar Pier is Disney’s latest effort to pump up California Adventure — June 21, 2018

Goofy’s Sky School
• Review: Goofy’s Sky School coaster — June 28, 2011

Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!

The interior of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! ride.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

• How Disney fit a Guardians of the Galaxy space age power plant into a theme park — May 26, 2017

• How Disney’s Paradise Pier, the ‘antithesis’ of Walt, became California Adventure’s Pixar Pier — June 22, 2018

Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind

Jessie’s Critter Carousel

Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure park

A wide view of Pixar Pier.

(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times )

Jumpin’ Jellyfish

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
• Disney’s California Adventure rocks out with Cars Land’s Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters — March 12, 2016

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
• How Disney’s imagineers transformed Carland into Cars Land — March 19, 2014

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

Pixar Pal-A-Round (swinging and non-swinging)

Radiator Springs Racers

Radiator Springs Racers ride

Riders experience the Radiator Springs Racers attraction.

(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

• The real Route 66 inspirations behind Disney’s Cars Land — Jan. 5, 2013

Silly Symphony Swings

Soarin’ Around the World
• Disney’s rebooted Soarin’ ride takes flight over worldwide landmarks — June 22, 2016

Surprise character sightings

The Little Mermaid — Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
• Little Mermaid dark ride is just the ticket for kids — June 1, 2011

Toy Story Midway Mania!
• Disney ride takes video game play to new level — June 17, 2008

Turtle Talk with Crush

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