Best Ride to End Your Disneyland Day? Fans Speak Out!

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As Disney fans plan out their perfect day at Disneyland, many have an idea of what order they want to do certain activities, dining, and attractions from rope drop to closing.

Has anyone ever thought which of the Disneyland attractions are the best ones to finish off the day? Is it a nostalgic attraction from the original Disney Park or a thrill ride from Disney California Adventure?

Well, Reddit user huggableape posed the hypothetical question, “It is your last day visiting Disneyland for a long time. You have just enough time to go ride one last ride. Somehow, there are no lines. Which ride do you go on?”

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Disneyland Attractions

Most Guests will finish the day at Disneyland Park. It’s the theme park that often stays open later in the evening at Disneyland Resort with its fireworks and nostalgia. So let’s stick to closing the day out at Disneyland Park.

Are you in between Frontierland and New Orleans Square after watching Fantasmic!? Maybe make your day complete with a dark ride in Fantasyland or on Main Street, U.S.A., after the fireworks? Well, here is a list of attractions by land. Where do you see yourself ending your perfect Disneyland day?


  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Enchanted Tiki Room
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Critter Country

  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Splash Mountain
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  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • “it’s a small world”
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures (now Snow White’s Enchanted Wish)
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats
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  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
  • Sailing Ship Columbia
Mark Twain River Boat
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Main Street, U.S.A.

  • The Disney Gallery
  • Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
  • Main Street Cinema
  • Main Street Vehicles
Main Street Vehicles
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Mickey’s Toontown

  • Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse
  • Donald’s Boat
  • Gadget’s Go Coaster
  • Goofy’s Playhouse
  • Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey
  • Minnie’s House
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
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New Orleans Square

Haunted Mansion
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
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  • Astro Orbitor
  • Autopia
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
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Multiple Locations

  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Fortune Tellers

The Best Last Disneyland Ride of the Day

Disney fans have spoken, and there are definitely some attractions that are fan favorites to end the day with! Here are the top three attractions you’ll find the most Disney fans in the ride vehicle of.

Coming in at Number 5…

It’s a three-way tie for Indiana Jones Adventure, Splash Mountain, and “it’s a small world.”

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Coming in at Number 4…

A tie between Space Mountain and Matterhorn, which are either considered a thrill or a way to get beautiful views of the fireworks!

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Coming in at Number 3…

Haunted Mansion is such a classic ride to complete the day at Disneyland and hopefully bring a hitchhiking ghost home.

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Coming in at Number 2…

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is said to have a completely different atmosphere in the evening. Don’t forget to say hello to the billy goat!

Big Thunder Railroad
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Coming in at Number 1…

It’s Pirates of the Caribbean! This slow ride seems to be the best way to whine down from an exciting day at the park.

Pirates of the Caribbean
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Honorable Mentions

The Disneyland Railroad offers the perfect opportunity to soak up the entire atmosphere of the park one last time before heading out the gates, preferably. Some Guests won’t opt to ride one more attraction before leaving but instead stand on Main Street, U.S.A. with an ice cream in hand.

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For me personally, you’ll find me ending every Disneyland trip at “it’s a small world.” The Disneyland version (the original attraction) is just like no other. Even if I’ve been there three times in one week, I’ll be there. It puts a smile on my face and joy in my heart from a day of magic at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Let’s say your Disneyland ticket expires at midnight and it’s just about closing time. What attraction are you making a mad dash to? Share your perfect ending to the perfect Disneyland day in the comments below!

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