87% of Folks Don't Know Their Disneyland Attractions. Do you?!

By: Madeleine
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Disneyland, the world's first amusement park to open without a roller coaster, arrived in Anaheim, Calif. in 1955 under the command of Walt Disney himself. Since then, the park has been home to some of the globe's most iconic attractions including It's a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean. Can you spot which famous ride is which?

The Astro Orbiter, originally Astro Jets, is a rocket spinning ride that zips around a large, central monument, and plays off the idea of flying in a personal mini rocket like people drive cars today. It first came to Disneyland's Tomorrowland in 1956, and stayed ever since; except for a few brief closings for renovations and refurbishments. Today, the ride exists at six Walt Disney amusement parks.

Space Mountain, located in Tomorrowland, is an indoor, space-themed roller coaster that was created with the help of a NASA astronaut, Gordon Cooper. It serves as a park landmark and has undergone renovations based on the latest "Star Wars" movies.

Autopia, a combination of the words "automobile" and "utopia," is one of the few attractions that has remained at Disneyland since the park's opening in July 1955. At the time of its inception, the ride represented the future of what American freeways would look like with their multilanes, entrances and exits, and super fast speeds.

The Haunted Mansion is a dark ride attraction that has been at Disneyland's New Orleans Square since 1969. It takes voyagers on "doom buggies" through a haunted mansion that involves a mixture of old theatrical and modern special effects, plus a walkthrough show for those waiting in line to hop on their buggy.

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters is a ride inspired by the character Buzz Lightyear who stars in Disney's famed "Toy Story" series. The ride involves visitors boarding a space car containing two laser pistols and a joystick which allows riders to blast at each other. A version of the ride can be found at most of the Walt Disney amusement parks including Disneyland.

The Chip 'n Dale Treehouse is modeled after an old redwood tree which includes a carved entryway and a winding spiral staircase that climbs into the heart of the tree. It's the "home" of the old Disney cartoon characters Chip 'n Dale, and offers wonderful views of Mickey's Toontown where the attraction is located.

Mad Tea Party, a spinning teacup ride, is inspired by the "very merry unbirthday" party in the film "Alice and Wonderland" by Walt Disney. It's an original attraction that opened when the park opened in 1955, and is located in Fantasyland.

The Jungle Cruise is an original Disneyland attraction from 1955 that simulates a riverboat cruise down major Asian and African rivers. Guests board a vessel which looks like the steamers of 1930's British explorers while cruising past robot jungle animals. The tour is led by a Disney cast member who uses a mix of scripted and funny ad-lib narration.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant is a carousel ride that involves hopping onto Dumbo's back to fly in circles through the air. It's based off the 1941 animated classic Disney film 'Dumbo.' The ride opened about 3 months after the park first welcomed guests in July 1955.

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is an adaptation of Disneyland's original Submarine Voyage that opened in Tomorrowland in 1959. The ride reopened in 2007 with the new theme of Disney's Pixar movie, "Finding Nemo," and in 2008, received an outstanding achievement award from the Themed Entertainment Association.

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, located in Fantasyland, is an original Disneyland ride that opened the day the park opened in July 1955. It had been intended to be a roller coaster at one point, but Walt Disney changed his mind as he wanted all the attractions to be appropriate for all ages.

Peter Pan's Flight, located in Fantasyland, is an original Disneyland attraction that has been running since opening day in July 1955. The ride simulates a flight as if the passengers are seeing the world through Peter Pan's eyes, gliding over the nursery, London, Neverland and Skull Rock (where riders see Captain Hook and Tic Toc Crock). It's based off Walt Disney's film "Peter Pan," which is an animated version of the classic story, "Peter Pan," by J. M. Barrie.

The Pirates of the Caribbean, located in New Orleans Square, opened in Disneyland just a few months after Walt Disney's death in 1966 and is the last ride whose creation he oversaw. It's a 15-minute water excursion that takes guests back in time to an era of pirates and wenches, drunks and looters, and skulls and treasures. Many consider the ride to be the best in Disneyland's history.

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, located in Adventureland, came to life in 1963 and is loosely based on Polynesian, Hawaiian and American tiki culture. The show involves over 150 talking, singing and dancing birds, flowers, drummers and totem poles that perform signature songs like "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room."

Indiana Jones Adventure is a ride in which voyageurs hop on military-style jeeps for a bumpy drive through some of the same treacherous adventures that archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones faced at the Temple of the Forbidden Eye in the "Indiana Jones" series. The ride has remained quite popular since its opening in 1995, and expanded to Tokyo DisneySea.

The King Arthur Carrousel is a ride in Disneyland's Fantasyland which has been in the park since its opening in 1955. The carousel originally ran at Sunnyside Beach Park in Toronto, Canada starting in 1922, but later moved to Southern California for refurbishment and renovation for its grand reopening at Disneyland.

Sleeping Beauty's Castle is an iconic attraction at Disneyland within the heart of the park's Fantasyland. Built for the park's opening in 1955, the oldest princess Disney castle is modeled after the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.

Matterhorn Bobsleds, located in Fantasyland, is inspired by a famous mountain in the Alps that borders Switzerland and Italy called Matterhorn. The ride is a roller coaster that zips passengers in bobsled-looking vehicles away from a scary abominable snowman. The mountain has a long history of being climbed by local mountain climbers.

Pinocchio's Daring Journey, located in Fantasyland, is based on the second animated feature film to come out of Walt Disney's studio, "Pinocchio." It tells the classic story of the little boy with a growing nose. Passengers hop onto a vehicle modeled after a wooden cart, and led by Jiminy Cricket, they pass by marionettes, Monstro the Whale, Gepetto's workshop, and more.

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, located in Mickey's Toontown, is based off Walt Disney Pictures' 1988 film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" The ride follows the story of the weasels' scheming to kidnap Jessica Rabbit and end Roger Rabbit. Guests board a yellow toon cab named Lenny, and drive through Toontown as they try to avoid dangerous "dip." Riders may spin the cab similar to the teacups in the Mad Tea Party ride.

It's a Small World, based in Fantasyland, is an iconic Disneyland water ride that features over 300 child-like dolls dressed in costumes from cultures around the world who dance in unison together and sing the song, "It's a Small World." Originally sponsored by Pepsi for the 1964 New York World's Fair UNICEF pavilion, the Walt Disney original creation came to Disneyland after its fair debut, and continues to promote a message of global world peace today.

Snow White's Scary Adventures, located in Fantasyland, opened the same day as the park in 1955 and is based off Walt Disney's first animated feature film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," which came out in 1937. On the ride, guests pass through the Evil Queen's castle, the Dwarfs' cottage and diamond mind, Snow White's room, and more.

Splash Mountain, based in Critter Country, is inspired by the 1946 Disney film "Song of the South." The water-based, roller coaster ride provides the steepest, most dramatic drop at the park (50 feet), and starts with a peaceful outdoor float filled with cheerful song that leads to an adventuresome indoor segment and finishes with the climactic climb and drop.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue is a 3D motion simulator in which guests watch a short film inspired by the world of Star Wars while being moved and shaken in conjunction with what they watch on the screen. The attraction was brought to life in 2011, featuring characters and events from the original saga and the most recent prequels.

Storybook Land Canal Boats, located in Fantasyland, is a relaxed outdoor boat ride that floats on a winding canal and features recreations of settings from famous Disney animated films. They include London park from Peter Pan, Elsa's castle from Frozen, and the Sultan's palace from Aladdin.

Tarzan's Treehouse, located in Adventureland, is a walkthrough attraction adapted from the Swiss Family Treehouse in 1999. Modeled after the Disney film "Tarzan," the attraction involves a gigantic artificial tree that's 80 feet high and weighs 150 tons, and includes an entrance from a neighboring tree via a suspension bridge.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, located in Frontierland, is a roller coaster that's inspired by the discovery and mining of gold in the 1800s in California and the Southwest. The mountain is modeled after Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Gadget's Go Coaster is a junior roller coaster that opened in Disneyland's Toontown in 1993. It's based off the character Gadget Hackwrench of Disney's "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers," an afternoon television series. The ride involves small drops, and is great for kids and tweens.

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye, based in Adventureland, opened in Disneyland in 1995 following the smashing success of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Peter Pan's Flight, located in Fantasyland, opened the same day the park opened in 1955, but went through a major expansion and renovation in the early 1980s when Disneyland's Fanastyland underwent an overhaul. However, the overall theme remained the same, which involves guests riding over the same settings as Peter Pan in the movie.

Pirates of the Caribbean, located in New Orleans Square, opened in 1967 shortly after Walt Disney died and tells the story of old pirates and their exploits. Unlike all the other rides that came out of Disney movies, Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean attraction actually inspired a film series with the same namesake, which stars Johnny Depp and debuted in 2003.

Star Tours–The Adventures Continue, located in Tomorrowland, came to Disneyland in 2011 and is inspired by "Star Wars," a famous film series originally created by George Lucas but later bought by Walt Disney Company. The attraction combines a high-def 3D video and screen, hydraulic motion base cabin, and audio-animatronics (aka talking robots which is a Walt Disney trademark).

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, located in Fantasyland, is an original Disneyland ride that opened the day the park opened in 1955, and is inspired by "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mister Toad," Walt Disney's adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows," which he put out in 1949.

The Haunted Mansion, located in New Orleans Square, opened in Disneyland in 1969. During the Halloween and Christmas seasons, the attraction transforms into a "Nightmare Before Christmas" theme that's inspired by Tim Burton's 1993 film.

The Tiki Room, located in Adventureland, came to life in 1963 based on inspiration from American tiki culture. At the time, its technology proved so innovative that its talking bird, Juan, located near the entrance to entice visitors created human traffic jams before guests even hopped in the line to arrive inside.

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