Disney Magic

Our Disneyland roundup highlights rides and shows you don’t want to miss while you’re in Anaheim—plus a bonus Disney spot in San Francisco.

Radiator Springs in the new Cars Land attraction at Disneyland in southern California, image

The new Radiator Springs Racers attraction in Disneyland's Cars Land zips riders through the fictional town of Radiator Springs.

Whether you’re making a first-time visit or a repeat trip to California’s Disneyland Resort, you may want to list your must-see attractions, shows, and rides ahead of time to help you avoid lines. Or you might just want to wing it. Either way, these five stories help you commune with Mickey Mouse, Sleeping Beauty, and some of their newest friends to make your time at “the happiest place on earth” even more magical.

Top Attractions: 12 must-do Disneyland rides and shows
Cars Land: The newest California Adventure
The Happiness Factor: Disney’s most successful special effect
Disney’s Castle: Sleeping Beauty’s majestic home
Walt Disney Family Museum: A San Francisco tribute to Walt

Photograph courtesy of Disneyland Resort

This article was first published in April 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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