Jessie’s Critter Carousel Overview | California Adventure Attractions

Jessie Critter Carousel Sign in Pixar Pier

A delightful, family-friendly carousel attraction that brings the charm of the Wild West to life!

Jessie’s Critter Carousel Details

Disneyland Resort Park California Adventure
Location in Park Pixar Pier
Height Restrictions Any Height
Age Interests Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens
Thrill Type Slow Rides, Spinning
Wait Times Low to Moderate
Lightning Lane No
Accessibility Information Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Attraction Overview

Jessie's Critter Carousel at Night
Jessie’s Critter Carousel at Night

The carousel is unique with its critter-themed twist. Instead of the traditional horses, Jessie’s Critter Carousel is filled with a menagerie of desert animals inspired by Jessie’s wilderness friends in the “Woody’s Roundup” television show from Toy Story 2. From bunnies and raccoons to turtles and buzzards, each critter is designed with vibrant colors and adorable expressions, inviting guests of all ages to saddle up for a fun-filled ride.

The carousel spins to a lively soundtrack that includes some of Jessie’s favorite songs, enhancing the immersive experience. It’s a charming and cheerful attraction that encapsulates the spirit of Pixar Pier – a place where Pixar stories and characters come to life in exciting and unexpected ways.


Where to find Jessie's Critter Carousel at California Adventure
Where to find Jessie’s Critter Carousel at California Adventure

Location & Wait Times

Jessie’s Critter Carousel is conveniently located in the heart of Pixar Pier, nestled between the Incredicoaster and Toy Story Midway Mania. Its central location makes it easily accessible from any point in Pixar Pier.

As for wait times, they are generally manageable compared to other attractions in the park. During peak periods, you may expect to wait around 15-30 minutes. However, during off-peak hours, the wait time can be as short as 5-10 minutes. It’s always a good idea to check the Disneyland app for real-time wait times to plan your day efficiently.

Queue Experience

The queue for Jessie’s Critter Carousel is as delightful as the ride itself. Guests walk under a giant Jessie figure, lasso in hand, ready to welcome everyone to her critter-filled adventure. The queue is filled with colorful murals depicting Jessie and her critter friends in various playful scenarios.

The queue area also offers great views of Pixar Pier, providing plenty of photo opportunities. Despite being outdoors, the queue is well shaded, and there are benches available for those who need a rest.

Jessie’s Critter Carousel is a delightful, family-friendly ride that brings a touch of Pixar magic to Disney’s California Adventure. Whether you’re a fan of the Toy Story franchise or simply enjoy classic carousel rides, this attraction is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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