Recently, myself along with a couple of the other resident CinemaBlend Disneyland nerds attempted to rank every attraction at Disneyland. While we limited that list to the rides in that particular theme park, you really can't talk about Disneyland without taking it's sister location, Disney's California Adventure, into account as well. So now it's time to rank all the attractions there, as well.
As with our previous list, every ride is ranked on a ten-point scale, averaged between the three of us. While some tie scores are listed, if attractions receive three identical scores, an attraction may rank higher if it receives a significantly higher score from any one judge. With all of that in mind, here we go...
24. Pixar Pal-A Round/Mickey's Fun Wheel - Swinging
Average Score: 1.33
It's totally understandable that Disney would try to find a way to improve the traditional Ferris wheel concept. Unfortunately, the solution found for the Pixar Pal-A-Round (formerly Mickey's Fun Wheel) is NOT an improvement. The cars swing back and forth along tracks rather than remaining in one place. However, since the wheel keeps stopping to let people on and off, the swinging is never smooth, you get jerked around in fits and starts, and often find yourself sitting in really uncomfortable positions. There's also nothing to hold on to so it's easy to fall all over the car.
23. Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
Average Score: 2.66
If there's a ride inside Disney's California Adventure that is really only for kids, without much for adults to enjoy, it's this one. It's a slow train ride along a small area that doesn't have much in the way of scenery beyond oversized "food." It's cute, and little kids probably love it. In fact, it's probably the ride that the absolute youngest guests and most enjoy, but there just isn't much there for anybody else.
22. Jumpin' Jellyfish
Average Score: 3
Jumpin' Jellyfish is a pretty simple experience, and it's not particularly long. It goes up, and it goes down. Like the other rides in the Paradise Gardens Park area, it gives you a pretty nice view of Pixar Pier and the lagoon, and it doesn't drop as fast as Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: Breakout, so it may have more general appeal, but it's a brief experience, so it's hard to rank it really high.
21. Goofy's Sky School
Average Score: 3.33
Roller coasters are one thing that Disney's California Adventure doesn't have a lot of, but it does have one small coaster which is given over to one one of Disney's classic characters, Goofy. Goofy's Sky School is a fairly compact coaster, which means it has a lot of tight turns in order to fit a decent track length in a small space, that might be a bit jarring for some, Jessica specifically says it makes her physically ill, but it also doesn't move too quickly, making it decent for kids looking to try out their first coaster, who can also handle some of the motion better.