If you’re a hardcore thrill ride-seeker, Disneyland probably isn’t going to get your adrenaline going (with the exception of a few attractions). Disneyland is more about the overall experience; the high degree of immersion and attention to detail you won’t find at any other theme park.
That said, I thought it would be fun to take a look at which Disneyland and California Adventure attractions are the fastest (by MPH). There are a few surprises here!
10. Gadget’s Go Coaster
Seriously, were you expecting to see a Toontown attraction on this list? This zipply little coaster tops out at 22 MPH.
9. Goofy’s Sky School
Formerly “Mulholland Madness”, this attraction is deceptively terrifying as you whip around those turns and jet down the hills at a top speed of 27 MPH.
The original Disneyland “thrill ride” clocks in with a respectable showing at 27 MPH.
Hey, it’s technically an attraction too! The Monorail can get up to 30 MPH on those smooth straightaways.
6. Space Mountain
(Hyper)Space Mountain is only 25 MPH? Well it feels a lot faster in the back rocket–especially in the dark.
5. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
This is another attraction that feels a lot faster than its actual top speed of 36 MPH due to sharp turns, enclosed spaces and strategically timed dips.
4. Tower of Terror
We already miss you, TOT! Even with the new Guardians of the Galaxy re-theming, you will reach a maximum speed of 39 MPH as your ride vehicle shoots up and down.
3. Radiator Springs Racers
Sitting low to the ground in the open air heightens the sense that you’re zooming a lot faster than 40 MPH, especially on that last straightaway toward the finish line!
2. Splash Mountain
Okay, technically you’re going much slower than 40 MPH for 99% of the ride. But your log does hit 40 MPH during the big plunge into the briar patch.
1. California Screamin’
Not surprisingly, at 55 MPH California Screamin’ is far and away the fastest attraction at California Adventure and Disneyland (not to mention the only attraction that gets you upside down)!