Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s family-friendly rides provide something for everyone. The littlest ones will squeal with delight at Granny Bugs and Mini Putt-Putt; older kids will revel in a spin on the Pacific Fruit Express roller coaster; and the whole family will enjoy the iconic Danny the Dragon train ride.
Min. Height with Adult Escort
Pacific Fruit Express
*Danny the Dragon
Small Karts (Kids Kart)
Big Kart (Adult Kart)
Back Seat of Adult Kart
54′ may ride
Kids under 36′ may ride
Low Thrill Ride – Rides that are generally calm and gentle in nature.
Mild Thrill Ride – Rides that generally have low speeds with gentle motion and braking. Rides have smooth transitions with some changes in elevation and speed.
All unescorted riders must have adequate head and neck control, and must be able to sit (unsupported) in an upright position.
Adult escort must be at least 16 years old and meet required ride restrictions.
Guests are not permitted to save places in line, or exit the line and return for any reason.
All guests are required to wear shoes, shirts and shorts/pants while enjoying rides and attractions.
*This ride is ADA accessible
Danny the Dragon
Sit back and relax as Danny the Dragon takes you on a meandering and peaceful storytelling adventure.
Hop on these adorable insects and go for a gentle spin.
Pacific Fruit Express
Jump into a fruit cart and hold on tight as you enjoy a ride inspired by the Valley of Heart's Delight.
Hold on tight and giddy up! This ride features many creatures, both fantasy and real endangered animals that we want to keep around for future generations.
Vroom vroom! Beep beep! These tot- sized cars will make your little ones giggle with delight.
Do your little ones love the thrill of racing? These kid-powered carts will get hearts pumping as they pedal their way to the finish line.
See what it’s like to be a frog as you hop up and down in the air.
Prepare for lift- off! Get ready to flap those colorful wings as you pedal your way into the sky around a magic castle.
This flying chair ride will have your kiddies soaring through the air and grinning from ear to ear.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is home to one of California’s oldest puppet theaters, featuring classic fairytales as well as original shows, with puppets and sets created by Happy Hollow puppeteers. In this wonderful space, magic unfolds on a stage mere feet from awestruck children.
Among majestic redwood, oak and pine trees, the landscaping at Happy Hollow features drought- tolerant and pollinator friendly plants. The iconic California greenery at Happy Hollow has beckoned people outside to play since 1961.