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Longest and Shortest Waits at Disneyland

6. It’s a Small World

Image: DisneyAll of the shortest lines at Disneyland average 15-minute waits or less. At least four of them are classic attractions that many guests will want to ride, too. It's a Small World provides the best value of the group. I say this because, after a 15-minute wait, you'll board a boat for a 15-minute ride. That seems like a fair exchange to me.

5. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Image: DisneyThis one causes bitterness among Walt Disney World fanatics. The Orlando version of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride closed in 1998…and some of us still miss it to this day. Meanwhile, the Disneyland version of the ride has remained in operation since the park’s opening day in 1955. After a modest 13-minute wait, you can get thrown in jail and sent to Hell! Name another Disney ride where you can say that!

4. Snow White’s Scary Adventures

Image: DisneyDisneyland visitors don't appreciate how good they have it. This ride and the last one are no longer available at Magic Kingdom. And Snow White's Scary Adventures averages a minuscule 11-minute wait! With very little time spent in line, you can ride something that Walt Disney and the world’s first Imagineers built back in 1955.

3. Mad Tea Party

Image: DisneyInterestingly, the number of rides with waits under 10 minutes is the same at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. You'll rarely have to wait long for any of them, although I would argue that the value of the top two options…is not great. Mad Tea Party is undeniably a classic, though. With an average wait of nine minutes, you should ride it every visit, just not right after you eat.

2. King Arthur Carrousel

Image: DisneyHonestly, the top two rides fall into the category of "you get what you pay for." For an eight-minute wait, you shouldn't expect greatness. You can spin around on a century-old carousel, though.

1. Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

Image: DisneyAt one point, these canoes were the Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run of the late 1950s. Back when Davy Crockett mania drove children to Disneyland, the Explorer Canoes anchored Frontierland. Only Fantasyland rivaled it in popularity back then. Many decades later, the canoes average a seven-minute wait. When you want to ride something without waiting long, the Explorer Canoes are your best bet. 

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