5 Worst Things at Disneyland


Winnie the Pooh's House Disneyland Ride

Disneyland has the most history of any Disney Park, and because of that, it has gone through a lot of changes. Due to its limited space, any attraction needs to be practically perfect to stand the test of time or face replacement. But that doesn't mean there aren't still some bad experiences in the park.

Welcome to the first in a series of articles showcasing the 5 best or worst things in each Disney Park. They are not presented in any particular order and it doesn't even necessarily mean that there bad, just the worst compared to everything else in the park. To make things more difficult things like carousels that appeal mainly to a younger demographic will be eliminated from consideration.

Toontown Houses

Goofy House Mickey's Toontown Disneyland

I'll start by saying that when these opened they were pretty much all great, but over time they have been toned down to the point where they are practically pointless. Without all the great interactive features from Toontown's opening day, these are really just glorified decorations and they take up a massive amount of space at a park where space is limited. Now, if they were all to feature meet and greets like Mickey and Minnie's houses these would be great, but unfortunately, three of these houses sit pretty much empty.

Astro Orbitor

Astro Orbitor Disneyland

This ride is really the last holdover from the failed 90s redesign of Tomorrowland and it shows. It features the retrofuturistic vibe of Disneyland Paris's Tomorrowland which really just does not fit in with Disneyland's Tomorrowland. On top of that, it is placed at the entrance of the land, causing a major pinch point if crowds are even slightly worse than normal. There's nothing wrong with a space-themed spinner, in fact, they are a staple in all but one of the world's Tomorrowlands, but this one does not fit the theme of the rest of the land and it disrupts crowd flow.

Tarzan's Treehouse


Tarzan's Treehouse was never the best experience, but a lack of proper maintenance has progressively made it worse. It ends up feeling like a line for a ride that never comes, especially as the books that are supposed to tell the story become more faded. This modern revamp of the Swiss Family Treehouse fails to solve the problems of its predecessor. At least it barely takes up any space.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Disneyland Sign

Winnie the Pooh has been a staple of the Disney Parks for decades, which is why its a shame his ride in the original Disneyland is likely the worst version in the world. It reuses an existing building, the old Country Bear Jamboree, and tells the classic blustery day story out of order, with every scene shortened besides the Heffalumps and Woozles scene which is lengthened. It features ride vehicles which impair your ability to see show scenes and lacks any real overall narrative.

Star Wars Launch Bay

Carousel Theater Tomorrowland Disneyland

This temporary home for all things Star Wars feels just like that, temporary. It also is greatly unused, leaving an entire floor of its building abandoned and large empty spaces on the floor it does use. The only people in here are really the ones in line for the meet and greets and those are likely to move to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge within a few months. This temporary exhibit has overstayed its welcome and takes up a large amount of space for what it is.

So what do you think? Did we miss any? Disagree with any of the choices? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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