What to Ride First at Paradise Park

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What to ride first at Paradise Park. If you haven’t been to California Adventure in a while, you might not know that Paradise Pier has now split into 2 lands: Pixar Pier and Paradise Park. Here’s what to ride first in Paradise. 

Our readers are always asking us, “what ride should I go on first at California Adventure? Which ride has the longest line?” The answers change with the season and also depends a lot on your preferences and group.

What to ride first at Paradise Park aims to answer those questions and more. Be sure to read the entire series for what to ride first at California Adventure and see our first picks for each land in the park!

Paradise Park extends from Silly Symphony Swings to The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. You can read about every attraction at California Adventure here.

Note: this area of the park is undergoing major changes! Read all the details about Pixar Fest here.

What to Ride First in Paradise Park: Goofy’s Sky School

Goofy's Sky School
Goofy’s Sky School

This wild, jerky ride has earned its place in my heart. I used to hate it and it had a place on my what not to ride list, but now I never miss it! The line gets long, so either hop on this first, get a FASTPASS or use the Single Riders line.

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What to Ride First in Paradise Park: More Favorites

Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Second choice is absolutely The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. This ride used to always be a quick wait, if any at all but if Ariel is important to you, the line can get long so hop on this early in the day.

Do you love Paradise Park? Is it your first stop at California Adventure?

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