In 1995, Disneyland proudly opened the Indiana Jones Adventure, featuring
revolutionary new ride conveyances.
Sometimes they go fast; sometimes they go slow; sometimes they stop;
and sometimes, they even back up (or at least seem to).
You never get the same ride twice.
You may wonder if youll ever make it back to the loading area.
At Yesterland, we offer ride conveyances that are just as
unpredictablethe Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules.
Climb on the back of a mule (live, not Audio-Animatronic) for
a scenic ride through the Rainbow Desert.
When Disneyland opened in July 1955, the Mule Pack was one of the original
attractions. When the area through which was mules traveled was enhanced in 1956,
the attraction became the Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules.
The next expansion was in 1960, resulting in the Pack Mules Through Natures Wonderland.
The mule rides ended in 1973. Natures Wonderland was replaced by
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (1979) and Big Thunder
In 1996, the Big Thunder Ranch area became
the Hunchback of Notre Dame Festival of Fools.
© 1995-2007 Werner Weiss — Disclaimers, Copyright, and Trademarks
Updated August 17, 2007.
Photograph of the Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules: 1958 by Merrill A. Garner.