5 Calm Rides at Disneyland for When Your Kids Need a Breather
Disneyland is The Happiest Place on Earth — until it's not. My husband and I were Annual Passholders for many years. There were many days that we'd sneak off to enjoy the park just the two of us, and once our son was born, we couldn't wait to share the magic of Disneyland as a family. While we might have to wait until our little guy was a little older to share a jumbo churro (or five) with him, we figured we could take him on some of the tamer rides when he was old enough.
One sunny day, my toddler was enjoying a slow ride following Alice through her Wonderland adventures. Then the Red Queen ruined everything. Near the end of this ride, an angry looking Queen of Hearts cutout became visible. She shouted her catch phrase, "Off with her head!" and my son screamed louder than the famed Queen. The Alice in Wonderland ride was off our list for good.
Many seemingly kid-friendly attractions are built on tiny tracks with nary a loop the loop in sight, but a lot of these same rides have scary characters that pop out at unsuspecting riders. These creepy villains appear complete with loud and abrasive sound effects and this can cause anxiety for toddlers and even some bigger kids. Here's the inside scoop on the most relaxed rides at Disneyland.