Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

We are 49 days out from our trip to Disneyland, and today, we are taking a look at the Silly Symphony Swings! This unique attraction, located at Disney’s California Adventure Park, in the Paradise Pier section, affords the rider with some truly unique views of the park!  Normally, swing rides like this one kind of give me the jitters.  I don’t ride them at our state fair, or at carnivals, and I didn’t think I would ride them here.  However, thinking about the idea of being able to get some great views of the park — and perhaps some great pictures as well — really gets my blood pumping, and I think I’ll try it out, and maybe even ride it once during the day and once at night!

Like all Disney attractions, the theming and backstory are what truly makes this attraction in my opinion.  The backstory is that Mickey is conducting his barnyard orchestra until Donald Duck comes along and disrupts the whole proceeding!  Then, a tornado strikes up and you are lifted into the air to be blown around and around like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!

What I find incredible about this attraction is that it is based off of a classic Mickey cartoon short named “The Band Concert”.  Take a look at the video as it is shown on YouTube and picture what the ride might entail!

What is neat about watching the short is that you can almost see bits and pieces that remind you of Mickey’s PhilharMagic at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  That is one of my favorite shows, take a look at the short and see if you agree!

So tell me, do the Silly Symphony Swings get a hit or a miss when you come upon them?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!