9. Spider-Man Web Slingers
Given the popularity of Spider-Man and how Disney parks in Florida can’t use him due to rights issues, this ride gets a lot more attention in California Adventure. It’s much like Toy Story Mania, only instead of pulling on devices, guests make “web-shooting” motions with their hands to help Tom Holland’s Spider-Man stop some out-of-control nanobots. Thanks to the great tech and the Marvel character (not to mention such a new ride), it’s no surprise this ride fills up fast, so guests need to swing over to it early to avoid a long wait.
8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye
For years, the Jungle Cruise skippers would joke about “Indiana Jones and the four-hour line.” That’s not as long today, yet this one-of-a-kind attraction can still be one of the busiest around. A key reason is it just reopened after a refurbishment with better effects and sound and a few new twists on the ride. It’s still a wild jeep journey through a cursed temple with giant snakes, fire, explosions and more fun. It’s better than ever and thus gaining long lines faster than usual for this terrific Indy attraction.
7, Mickey’s Runaway Railway
The centerpiece of the newly remodeled Toontown, this fits better than it does at Hollywood Studios in Florida. It’s fun to go through a mock museum/theater as a new Mickey animated movie turns into a wild ride on a train. The mix of live-action effects, animation, and dark rides is spectacular, with scores of details that require another ride to take in. Thanks to the high-tech ride, the mainstay of Mickey, and being such a new attraction, folks can line up fast for it, so the wait times can run away from you fast.