Disneyland & Disney California Adventure Family Friendly Rides

Like I have said in my many posts before, I am an over planner! I seriously went through all the rides and made a spread sheet of the rides and attractions and their details, including the following:
1955 Original Ride, Single Rider Line, Fast Pass, Rider Switch, Getting around, Character, Experience, Interactive, Slow Rides, Discovery, Indoor, Dark, Loud, Scary, Small Drops, Big Drops, Spinning, Thrill Rides, Water Rides, Stage Shows and Whats New. All this information I got off the Disneyland website.
I also put their height requirements. I put a area with my kids' heights and starred for each ride who could enjoy it. I was surprised how much we could all go on. So many people do NOT realize how family friendly Disneyland rides even are. Our 10 month old only missed out on a handful of rides we rode. The best part, we got to ride so many as a family of six! 
I read somewhere 40 is the magic number... and its true, our second youngest was just short of 40 inches and he did miss out on a few rides he really wanted to go on. But reason to go back right? 

Also, we learned if Adalie was 7 she could have rode alone in a row but she is just shy so she always had to sit with an adult. NOT a big deal because we always fit 3 in the bench seats (1 adult 2 kids) with exception of Alice in Wonderland (we did 2 kids in front and Cam and I, 1 kid and a baby in the back)
The following is from Disney's website 

Height Requirements

For your safety, some attractions at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park have height requirements. View an interactive list of all attractions with height requirements or browse the list below.
Disneyland Park
32" (82 cm) or taller and accompanied by another rider 54" or taller
35" (89 cm) or taller
40" (102 cm) or taller
42" (107 cm) or taller
46" (117 cm) or taller
54" (137 cm) or taller to ride alone
Disney California Adventure Park
32" (82 cm) or taller and accompanied by another rider 54" or taller
36" (91 cm) or taller
40" (102 cm) or taller
42" (106 cm) or taller
48" (122 cm) or taller

Rides and attractions we did as a family with our little babe in tow..
(No Height Requirements)

Disneyland Railroad (Main Street)
Enchanted Tiki Room - (Adventureland)
Jungle Cruise (Adventureland)
Tarzans Treehouse (Adventureland)
Haunted Mansion (New Orleans Square) all ages can ride but scary for kids
Pirates of the Caribbean (New Orleans Square)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Critter Country)
Fantasmic (Frontierland) Night Show (NEED FASTPASS)
Alice in Wonderland (Fantasyland)
Casey Jr Circus Train (Fantasyland)
Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Fantasyland)
Fireworks (Fantasyland) Night Show at Castle
Its a Small World (Fantasyland)
Meet Tink & Friends at Pixie Hollow (Fantasyland) Character Experience
Micky and the Magical Map (Fantasyland) Show
Mr. Toads Wild Ride (Fantasyland)
Pinocchio's Dating Journey (Fantasyland)
Sleeping Beauty's Castle Walk Throug (Fantasyland)
Snow White's Scary Adventures (Fantasyland)
Chip 'N Dale's Treehouse (Mickey's Toon Town)
Donald's Boat (Mickey's Toon Town)
Goofy's Playhouse (Mickey's Toon Town)
Mickey;s House and Meet Mickey (Mickey's Toon Town)
Pluto's Dog House (Mickey's Toon Town)
Astro Orbiter (Tomorrowland)
Buzz Light-Year Astro Blasters (Tomorrowland)
Monorail (Tomorrowland)
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Tomorrowland)
^I took these 3 on the Winnie the Pooh ride while Daddy and Adalie went on Splash Mountain^
Rides and attractions we didn't do but could have as a family
Main Street Vehicles (Mainstreet USA)
Aladdin's Oasis (Adventureland) Character experience
Davy Crocketts Explorer Canoes (Critter Country)
Mark Twain Riverboat (Frontierland)
Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyers (Frontierland)
Sailing Columbia (Frontierland)
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Fantasyland)
Fantasy Fair (Fantasyland)
King Arthurs Carousel (Fantasyland)
Peter's Pan's Flight (Fantasyland) This was closed when we were there
Storybook Land Canal Boats (Fantasyland) 
Minnie's House (Mickey's Toontown)
Roget Rabbits Car Toon Spin (Mickey's Toontown)
California Adventure
Anna & Elsa's Royal Welcome (Hollywood Land)
Disney Jr Live on Stage (Hollywood Land)
Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue (Hollywood Land)
Turtle Talk with Crush (Hollywood Land)
Tower of Terror (Hollywood Land) no height requirements but only Adalie and Daddy did this one
Fliks Flyers (A Bugs Land)
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train (A Bugs Land)
Princess Dot Puddle Park (A Bugs Land)
King Triton's Carousel (Paradise Pier)
The Littler Mermaid Ariel's Undersea Adventure (Paradise Pier)
Toy Story Midway Mania (Paradise Pier)
World of Color (Paradise Pier) Night Show
Rides and attractions we didn't do but could have as a family
Disney Aladdin - A musical Spectacular (Hollywood Land)
For the First Time in Forever A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration (Hollywood Land)
Freeze The Night A Family Dance Party (Hollywood Land)
Olafs Snow Fest (Hollywood Land)
Francis' Ladybug Boogie (A Bugs Land)
Its touch to be a bug (A Bugs Land)
Mickey's Funwheel (Paradise Pier)
We did a lot more rides but the above are ones that even babies can go on! Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is literally great for all ages! Hope this helps you while you plan your Disney vacation!


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