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Posted: October 8, 2011

Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, is America's second-most popular theme park, behind its younger sibling, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. While Disneyland is much smaller than the Magic Kingdom, it packs many more rides and shows into the theme park, including superior versions of classics such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.

Disneyland premiered a new version of its popular Star Tours ride on June 3, 2011. This is a 3-D simulator ride, based on the Star Wars movies, and frequently has long lines. Arrive early and get a FastPass reservation for the ride, but avoid the crowds by heading to the other side of the park while you wait for your return time. Enjoy Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters in Tomorrowland later in the day.

If you have very young children, make Fantasyland your first stop and start with Dumbo to avoid long lines later in the day. (Note that Snow White's Scary Adventures can be just that for the very young.)

Disneyland is open every day; check Disney's website for hours and to buy tickets in advance. If you'd like to eat lunch or dinner at the Blue Bayou, inside Pirates of the Caribbean, call 714-781-DINE several days in advance for reservations.

Disneyland is located just off Interstate 5 in Anaheim, about one hour south of downtown Los Angeles. You can get driving directions on our Google Map of America's top theme parks.

Scroll down to links for Theme Park Insider readers' reviews of Disneyland attractions and restaurants. Or search our archives for more news about Disneyland.

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Readers' reviews:

Attractions
Adventureland(Rating)(Height)
Indiana Jones Adventure946
Enchanted Tiki Room8
Jungle Cruise8
Tarzan's Treehouse5
Critter Country(Rating)(Height)
Splash Mountain940
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes6
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh6
Fantasyland(Rating)(Height)
Peter Pan's Flight8
Mickey and the Magical Map8
Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre8
King Arthur Carrousel8
Alice in Wonderland7
Matterhorn Bobsleds742
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride7
Pinocchio's Daring Journey7
Fantasy Faire Royal Hall7
Storybook Land Canal Boats7
Snow White's Scary Adventures7
it's a small world7
Sleeping Beauty Castle7
Mad Tea Party7
Casey Jr. Circus Train7
Dumbo the Flying Elephant6
Frontierland(Rating)(Height)
Fantasmic!9
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad840
Sailing Ship Columbia8
Mark Twain Riverboat8
Tom Sawyer's Island7
Main Street USA(Rating)(Height)
Disneyland Railroad8
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln7
New Orleans Square(Rating)(Height)
Pirates of the Caribbean9
Haunted Mansion9
Tomorrowland(Rating)(Height)
Space Mountain940
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue940
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters8
Disneyland Monorail7
Autopia7
Captain EO6
Innoventions5
Astro Orbitor5
Toontown(Rating)(Height)
Roger Rabbit's Car-Toon Spin7
Mickey's House7
Minnie's House7
Gadget's Go Coaster535

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Dining
Adventureland(Rating)
Bengal Barbecue8
Critter Country(Rating)
Harbour Galley8
Hungry Bear Restaurant7
Fantasyland(Rating)
Village Haus Restaurant6
Troubadour Tavern6
Frontierland(Rating)
Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue9
Rancho del Zocalo8
River Belle Terrace8
The Golden Horseshoe7
Stage Door Cafe7
Main Street USA(Rating)
Carnation Cafe9
Plaza Inn9
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe8
Refreshment Corner6
Market House
New Orleans Square(Rating)
Blue Bayou Restaurant9
French Market Restaurant9
Cafe Orleans8
Club 33
Tomorrowland(Rating)
Redd Rockett's Pizza Port6
Tomorrowland Terrace6
Toontown(Rating)
Daisy's Diner6
Pluto's Dog House4

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