The Matterhorn in Fantasyland at the Disneyland Resort

Your Guide to Fantasyland at the Disneyland Resort

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Perhaps one of the most iconic lands in all of the Disney parks, Fantasyland at the Disneyland Resort in California takes you to a time and place when you were a child and magic was real. And even though this section of the park seems to be a bit more “kid-oriented” than the rest, it’s easily one of the most popular areas.

From Alice in Wonderland to Peter Pan’s Flight, these rides were designed to spark the kid inside us all. It’s also one of the best sections of the park to visit first when you have small children and are wanting to introduce them to the Disney ride experience. With that being said, here is your guide to Fantasyland at the Disneyland Resort!

 


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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:

Alice in Wonderland

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: A colorful caterpillar takes you through Wonderland. It is a slow-moving, dark ride accommodating 4-6 people per caterpillar.
  • Wait Time: Typically 20+ minutes
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Casey Jr. Circus Train

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: This slow-moving ride allows you to travel in a circus train behind Casey Jr.
  • Wait Time: Typically 5-10 minutes
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Dumbo Ride in Disneyland | Magic in the PlanningDumbo the Flying Elephant

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: This extremely famous slow-moving, spinning attraction allows you to soar around and around inside of Dumbo the flying elephant!
  • Wait Time: Typically 30-40 minutes
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

it's a small world in Disneyland | Magic in the Planning“it’s a small world”

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: Sail around the world in this slow-moving boat ride as you listen to dolls from around the world singing. (Yes, this song will be stuck in your head the rest of the day!)
  • Wait Time: Typically 5-10 minutes except during “it’s a small world” holiday when the lines are longer
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

King Arthur Carrousel

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: Enjoy a beautiful old-fashioned carousel ride that is original to the park.
  • Wait Time: About 5 minutes
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Mad Tea Party in Disneyland | Magic in the PlanningMad Tea Party

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride.
  • About the Ride: Take a ride in a whimsical oversized teacup! When I was younger, I watched a documentary on Disneyland and this was the ride that stood out to me the most. Perhaps it’s the whimsy or the brightly colored cups… either way, it’s usually one of the first Fantasyland attractions we ride at Disneyland.
  • Wait Time: Typically about 5 minutes
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

The Matterhorn in Disneyland | magicintheplanning.com

Matterhorn Bobsleds

  • Height Restrictions: 42 inches tall
  • About the Ride: Take a ride in a bobsled on either the Tomorrowland or Fantasyland side. Be prepared for sharp turns!
  • Wait Time: Some days can be 45+ minutes, but it’s usually about 20 minutes.
  • Genie+ Attraction: Yes

 

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: This quick (and sometimes scary) dark ride is only found at Disneyland Park.
  • Wait Time: Typically 20 minutes or more
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Peter Pan’s Flight

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: Hop aboard a pirate ship and “fly” above Neverland in this slow-moving dark ride!
  • Wait Time: This line can be long… sometimes 40 minutes or more. So be sure to ride early in the day!
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: Take a slow-moving journey through the classic Pinocchio story.
  • Wait Time: Typically just a few minutes or more
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland | Magic in the PlanningSleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Attraction: This is not a ride, but rather a walkthrough journey through Princess Aurora’s castle.
  • Wait Time: No wait time
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Snow White’s Enchanted Wish

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: At one time, this classic Fantasyland dark ride was known for being quite… dark. But it has now received a significant makeover! Snow White’s Scary Adventures underwent a major refurbishment just before Disneyland closed last spring, and it will be ready to reopen with a new name and an enhanced storyline on April 30, 2021.
  • Wait Time: Typically just a few minutes or more, but maybe longer for a while due to its recent major renovation.
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Storybook Land Canal Boats

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may ride, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Ride: Sail in a slow-moving boat enjoying scenes of miniature fairy tales.
  • Wait Time: About 15 minutes or more
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Attractions and Entertainment:

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland | Magic in the PlanningSleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough

  • Height Restrictions: Any height may enjoy, including babies and pregnant women.
  • About the Attraction: This is not a ride, but rather a walkthrough journey through Princess Aurora’s castle.
  • Wait Time: No wait time
  • Genie+ Attraction: No

 

Dining:

Edelweiss Snacks

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Turkey Leg, Chimichanga, Corn on the Cob (Buttered or Chili-Lime), DORITOS® Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips, CHEETOS® Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks, CHEETOS® Crunchy FLAMIN’ HOT® Cheese Flavored Snacks, LAY’S® Classic Potato Chips

 

Maurice’s Treats

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: No
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist, Specialty Sandwich, Maurice’s Pieces (Chocolate, Cake or French Toast Donut Holes), Churro Gears (Donuts tossed in Cinnamon Sugar), Cogsworth Cakes, Chocolate Twists
    • Specialty Drinks: Peanut Butter & Jelly Slush, Boysen Apple Freeze

 

Red Rose Taverne in Disneyland | magicintheplanning.comRed Rose Taverne

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Breakfast: Beast’s Breakfast Burger, Garden Vegetable Hash, Breakfast Platter, Stuffed French Toast, Mickey-shaped Pancake
    • Entrées: Beast’s Forbidden Pastrami Burger, Classic Angus 1/3 lb Cheeseburger, Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich, Slow-cooked Beef Poutine, Chicken Sandwich à la Lumière, Chef’s Chopped Salad, Chef’s Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken, Garden Mozzarella Flatbread, Pepperoni Flatbread, Chicken Breast Nuggets, French Fries, Pommes Frites
    • Kids: Turkey Sandwich, Power Pack, Cheese Pizza, Hamburger, Chicken Breast Nuggets, Yummy Cheesy Macaroni
    • Dessert: Grey Stuff Gâteau, Star Crispy Treat
    • Specialty Drinks: Gaston’s Famous Brew

 

Troubadour Tavern

  • $14.99 and under | Quick Service | Snacks
  • Mobile Order: Yes
  • Reservations: No
  • Example Menu Items:
    • Snacks: Bratwurst Sausage, Bacon and Sour Cream Stuffed Baked Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potato, BBQ Chicken Stuffed Baked Potato, BBQ Turkey Leg, Jumbo Pretzel, Nestlé® Dibs® Bite-sized Snacks, Olaf Frozen Lemonade Strawberry Bar, Kids’ Power Pack
    • Specialty Drinks: Enchanted Cherry-Apple Lemonade

 

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

 

**I hope you enjoyed our guide to Fantasyland 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 full Disneyland Attraction Guide for more information about your favorite rides and attractions!


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