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Your Guide to Critter Country at the Disneyland Resort


Critter Country at the Disneyland Resort is home to the iconic Splash Mountain attraction. This area is smaller than most of the other “lands” in Disneyland and has undergone several major changes over the years. Originally named “Indian Village,” it later became “Bear Country” in 1972 with Country Bear Jamboree being its star attraction. With the opening of Splash Mountain in 1989, however, it was renamed once again to Critter Country.

Since then, it has maintained some of its Pacific Northwest feel, even with the addition of The Many Adventures of Winnie of the Pooh. In my opinion, this is one area of the park that should not be missed. After all, how do you take a trip to Disneyland without riding Splash Mountain?! And you’re never too old to enjoy the nostalgia that Winnie the Pooh brings.


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**The Disneyland Resort officially reopened to the public on April 30, 2021, and some experiences listed below have been temporarily suspended or modified due to the pandemic. Be sure to visit our official Disneyland reopening post for updated information to guide your vacation planning! 


Update… Disney has replaced FastPass and MaxPass with the brand new Disney Genie and Disney Genie+. The new system is very similar to Disneyland’s MaxPass as it is an add-on purchase allowing you to make “Lightning Lane” reservations throughout your day in the parks. There is also the option to purchase Individual Attraction reservations for select top-tier attractions. For more information, be sure to visit our guide. Happy Planning!


The Rides:

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy.
  • About the Ride: Paddle in a canoe down the Rivers of America. This ride is only open seasonally and when the weather permits.
  • Wait Time: Usually not much of a wait
  • Genie+ Attraction: No


The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Disneyland | Magic in the PlanningThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: Take a ride in a giant beehive through the hundred-acre wood in this slow-moving, dark ride.
  • Wait Time: Typically 5-10 minutes with the exception of peak times
  • Genie+ Attraction: No


Splash Mountain in Disneyland | magicintheplanning.comSplash Mountain

  • Height Restrictions: 40 inches or taller
  • About the Ride: This is undoubtedly one of the most well-known attractions in Disneyland. Take a ride in this classic flume ride through the world of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox before plummeting 5 stories into the “Brier Patch” below!
  • Wait Time: 30-60 minutes depending on the season (as well as weather… you will get wet!)
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes



Harbour Galley in Disneyland |

Harbour Galley

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl, Lobster Roll, Tuna Salad Sandwich, Shrimp Salad, Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese in a Sourdough Bread Bowl
    • Kids: Power Pack
    • Specialty Drinks: Gold Port Galley Lemonade


Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Lunch and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Entrées: Honey-Spiced Chicken Sandwich, Crispy Fish Sandwich, Double Cheeseburger, Classic Cheeseburger, Classic Plant-Based Cheeseburger, BBQ Chicken Salad
    • Kids: Power Pack, Kids’ Hamburger, Chicken Breast Nuggets, Yummy Cheesy Macaroni
    • Dessert: House-made Funnel Cake, Churro Funnel Cake, Strawberry Fruit Bar, Nestlé® Toll House® Ice Cream Sandwich
    • Specialty Drinks: Blueberry Lemonade, Watermelon Lemonade Freeze

**Be sure to visit the official Disneyland website for updated menus and pricing!


**I hope you enjoyed our guide to Critter Country at the Disneyland Resort! Looking to plan your first Disneyland Resort vacation? Be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to start planning!

And be sure to visit our Disneyland Attraction Guide for more information about your favorite rides and attractions!

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