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Top 10 Disneyland rides and attractions

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There’s really no way to squeeze everything you want to do at Disneyland into a single day. And it’s equally hard to come up with a Top 10 list of things to see and do. You’ll see we cheated in a few places. Hopefully you won’t hold it against us.  (Disney)
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10. Davy Crockett‘s Explorer Canoes -- An oar-powered trip around Tom Sawyer Island on the Rivers of America. One of the few Disneyland rides not on a track. Catch this one before it fades into Yesterland. (Disney)
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9. Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough -- A series of forced-perspective dioramas featuring deceptively simple special effects tell the story of “Sleeping Beauty.” The recent restoration hews closely to the hand-painted concept art employed in the original 1957 attraction. (Disney)
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8. Peter Pan’s Flight -- Climb aboard a flying pirate ship for a flight over London and Neverland. Of all the Fantasyland dark rides, this one is our favorite -- and the most popular. (Disney)
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7. Pirates of the Caribbean -- The lazy boat ride past pillaged towns and pirate ships includes the jaunty “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me” theme song. Believe it or not, the ride came before the blockbuster movie series. (Disney)
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6. Jungle Cruise -- Comedian skippers take intrepid travelers on a 9-minute boat ride along dangerous exotic rivers and past audio-animatronic animals. Behold the backside of water! (You’ll understand once you ride it.) (Disney)
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5. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage -- The underwater ride through the world of “Finding Nemo” travels past tropical reefs and ancient shipwrecks. The highlight: Digital Dory, Marlin and Nemo characters projected on video screens incorporated into the coral rockwork. (Disney)
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4. “Remember… Dreams Come True” fireworks show -- The choreographed pyrotechnics extravaganza set to Disney music turns every night into the Fourth of July, my favorite holiday of the year. The Disneyland spectacle never fails to satisfy.  (Disney)
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3. Haunted Mansion -- Climb aboard your doom buggy for a supernatural journey through an antebellum manor inhabited by 999 ghosts. Easily the greatest Disney dark ride ever created (but I don’t want to oversell it). (Disney)
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2. Mountain Range -- Call it a cheat if you want, but any visit to Disneyland is incomplete without scaling all four peaks: the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad mine train roller coaster, the Space Mountain indoor coaster through the dark, the Matterhorn bobsled coaster and the Splash Mountain log flume water ride.  (Disney)
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1. Indiana Jones Adventure -- A dark ride journey through the Temple of the Forbidden Eye aboard a military troop transport vehicle that bucks like a mechanical bull. One of the best rides Disney has ever made. Certainly better than anything at Disney World.  (Disney)
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