Ponies and horses give youngsters safe rides around an oval track. Miniature covered wagon rides are also a feature of the pony concession.
This is an excellent stop if you are on your way to (or from) Disneyland and just need to get out of the car for a half hour. With ordinary traffic - it is about an hour from Griffith Park to Disneyland straight down 5. The pony rides are located right off the freeway - it is a super-easy on and off. You get off the freeway at Los Feliz Blvd and turn onto Crystal Springs Dr. If you turn the other way onto Riverside, there is a playground right there.
They have fast and slow ponies. I would recommend a slow pony for any child without experience riding. My four year old daughter got scared (and a little shook-up ) on a fast pony - but it was OK. (She had been on the slow ponies before - and chose to go on a fast pony.) This is definitely a fun place for preschoolers and toddlers to get an experience riding a pony.
We have been here a few times. It's a memorable experience for the kids. My kids still talk about their pony rides as if it was yesterday - even though it's been months since we were here.
Lines can get long on weekends.
There is also a train. It's cute - nothing too special.
We came to the park for the farm experience they have once a year. So we decided to do the pony rides. BOO. Way over priced and the ponies follow a metal track around so all they can do is move forward. I know it's probably more safe then the ones that go around in a circle but it was not worth it at all.
Our family absolutely loves this place! There are pony rides for all ages. We took our daughter at about 1 year old. They have a separate section for little ones like ours. They have another section for kids up to 12 years old. You can also take a family horse ride which is also fun. Just an FYI we meet Gwen Stefani here.
This is the best pony ride set-up I've ever seen. There are 4 possiblilites depending on your age, weight and level of braveness. There are really slow ponies that go around a small ring (typical pony ride), then there is a track that has slow, medium and fast ponies. So your 1 year old has an option, but so does your 10 year old. That was awesome. And this was pretty cheap - $3 a ride. Then there is a little train that takes you on an 8 minute trip around by the ponies. That was $2.50 a person.
We went on a Sunday, just for something new to try. It fit the bill. We drove all the way from the South Bay - if we lived closer to this attraction we might think it was out of this world and rate it higher.
I went here with a 1 1/2 year old and 4 year old, they were both able to get on the pony's and they both really liked it. The pony's went nice and slow, and went around the track twice. It was a 5-8 min ride. They have a train ride a few feet away, and a little outside food place where we bought snow cones :)
Located at the Los Feliz entrance to the Park. Ponies and horses give youngsters safe rides around an oval track.
I was a little worried about my 2 year old and his safety, until he was helped on and the ponies were so gentle. My kids absolutely loved it, and the cost was minimal.