3. Toy Story Midway Mania
While popular in Florida, the California version of this ride gets busier thanks to being part of the Pixar Pier section of California Adventure. The lines can be long due to the longer loading for the sequences as guests fire off various 3-D projectiles against screens based on the Toy Story characters. That leads to folks wanting to ride again to beat their previous scores. Thus, the lines can be long pretty fast, even if the queue area has some good stuff for kids to enjoy as they wait. Thus, the Midway gets pretty manic early for this attraction.
2. Rise of the Resistance
It should be no shock that as soon as the rope drops at the Magic Kingdom, everyone flocks to this ride. Even non-Star Wars fans love this incredible 18-minute production mixing stunning Audio-Animatronics with an astonishing ride system and filmed sequences. The breakdowns can be a reason for some long lines, but it’s also simply because of the immersive experience that makes it so much more stunning. Star Wars fans go wild, kids love it, and the fact it’s ranked among the best theme park attractions on the planet means Rise of the Resistance gets the longest lines fastest in the Magic Kingdom.
1. Radiator Springs Racers
Ever since its opening in 2012, Radiator Springs Racer is a must-ride simply because it’s unique to California Adventure. This means that almost as soon as the park opens, the wait times can exceed an hour or more. It’s virtually impossible to find a standby wait under 45 minutes at any time, even on the slowest days at California Adventure. There is the possibility of a singles rider line to get in faster, but everyone wants to enjoy this amazing ride through the recreation of the Cars world enough to put up with any breakdowns it may have. So if anyone wants to ride this, get it in early or prepare to load up on Lighting Lane passes for it.