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Kid Friendly Attractions and Entertainment  
Here is our list of the top 10 kid friendly attractions in both Disneyland and California Adventure that are kid friendly. See our list of Not Kid Friendly attractions in this page > NOT kid friendly attractions.

1. Fantasyland - pretty much all of the rides in Fantasyland are kid friendly. Snow White can be a bit scary at times during the ride. Dumbo and Peter Pan are the most popular. The castle has been re-done to add more special affects.

2. Tiki Room - Kids love anything with music. Young kids think the birds are real and that it's really raining.

3. Aladdin Show - In the Hyperion Theater in CA the Aladdin show is very funny and kid friendly

4. Crush the Turtle - Located in the Animation building in the Hollywood section of California Adventure, kids love interacting with Crush the Turtle in real time. This is always funny and fun for kids and adults too.

5. Small World - Since it has been updated it's a lot of fun to see in you can find the new characters in each section.

6. Toy Story Mania - this is easy for kids of all ages to play. The line is usually 45 minutes or more so be prepared to wait.

7. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster - its fun but it's hard for younger kids to hit the targets with the laser to gain points. Never the less it's just a great ride.

8. Autopia - kids love to drive, they may not be able to reach the gas peddle but they can steer.

9. Nemo's Submarine Voyage - this is the new submarine ride with very cool special effects inside and outside the sub.

10. Monsters Inc. - this ride is fun for all ages. Takes you on a taxi ride through Monstropolis. At the end Roz ask personalized questions, which adds a fun an interactive element.

Young children usually find the following attractions a bit scary. Our recommendation is that if you want your child to enjoy the day don't start off with one these attractions, build them up to it or go on these last. If you take them on an easy roller coaster such as Chip and Dale, then Thunder Mountain they may be ready for Space Mountain or the Matterhorn later in the day.

Young kids usually 6 and under may NOT like these rides especially if this is their first time as they have scary elements. See the following section Kids Day Out to help you plan a day with a young child.

Indiana Jones - fire and snakes
Haunted Mansion – jumping ghosts
Space Mountain - flashing lights and darkness
Splash Mountain - big drop
Matterhorn - abominable snowmen
Pirates of the Caribbean - dark drops and scary skeletons (I have seen young kids hold on to the chains at the entrance Screaming “No, No, No!” while parents try to pull them into the ride.)

A Kids Day Out If you’re going to Disneyland and California Adventure with a 5-7 year old I recommend letting them choose the rides. We did this and it was one of the best Disney trips we have taken. We decided to let the child pick the agenda so here is how it went. After this trip I realized that the best part about going to Disneyland is going with a child and watching their shear enjoyment.

Start at California Adventure
1. Cars Land.
2. Bugs Life Show
3. Playhouse Disney
4. High School Musical 3 Parade

Move on over to Disneyland
1. Cinderella's Castle
2. King Arthur's Carousel
3. Dumbo
4. Pixie Hollow
5. Splash Mountain
6. Winnie Pooh Ride
7. Train Ride
8. Main Street Theater followed by an "Apple Pie" caramel apple from Blue Ribbon Bakery on Main Street.
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