Enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars—all in the same day! Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney World Los Angeles California dreams come true. Opened in 1955, Walt Disney’s original theme park is divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands—Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland.
Spending a day at Disney World Los Angeles California is practically a rite of passage for Angelenos. But as you hike around the two theme parks, it’s easy to let crying children, aching feet and overwhelming crowds come between you and the front seat on Space Mountain. Thankfully, we’ve put together these eight essential Disneyland tips to ensure that your visit to the beloved attraction lives up to the tagline of “the happiest place on earth.”
Disney World Park Tips
It’s the Happiest Place on Earth, but it’s also one of the busiest places on Earth. Just like its counterpart in Florida, the
Disney World Los Angeles California receives thousands upon thousands of visitors daily, so knowing a few tips and tricks for navigating the parks will save you time and money. We put on our thinking caps to compile this list of Disney World Park Tips that will help you maximize your time at Disneyland (and many other theme parks too)! Have a tip we didn’t mention? Share it in the comments below.
This post is a guide for planning your 2016 visit to Disney World Los Angeles California and Disney California Adventure. Here we cover tips and tricks for experiencing Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, Cars Land, and Star Wars Season of the Force. Plus, making the most of your time there, what to expect this summer (including FastPass+), and navigating Disneyland during the extensive park-wide refurbishments while Star Wars Land is built.
Disney World Park Tips
1. Buy tickets online.
When you buy tickets in advance online, you’ll go straight through to the entrance and won’t have to spend any time in line outside of the park! Plus, if you purchase a 3-day ticket or longer, you’ll be eligible for Magic Morning. With Magic Morning, you can enjoy one day of early admission to Disneyland Park on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
2. Pick the best times to visit.
While it’s always a good time to visit Disneyland, some times are better than others. Holidays, school schedules and regional passholders have a big impact on Disneyland’s schedule. Use this guide to determine the best time to visit Disneyland in 2014 and 2015.
3. Stay on property.
For the most immersive Disneyland experience, stay on property. You will enjoy the Extra Magic Hour for every day of your stay at an onsite property. The Extra Magic Hour benefit give you one hour early access to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, which can be absolutely critical to reducing your waits on the most popular attractions (here’s looking at you, Radiator Springs Racers). All resort guests can also use the dedicated resort entrance to Disney California Adventure from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Here are more benefits to staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel.
4. If you can’t stay on property, at least stay close by.
Some of the offsite hotels near Disneyland are actually closer than the resort hotels and less than a 5-minute walk to the Esplanade that connects the entrances of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. If you stay close by, you won’t have to pay to park at Disneyland and you won’t lose any time in the parking garage. Here are more reasons to stay offsite at Disneyland.
5. Get to the parks before they open.
We say this over and over again, but it’s true, the very shortest waits of the day are in the first hours of a park’s opening. When you arrive at the park before it opens, you will be one of the very first people inside the parks.
6. Make use of Fastpass.
The Fastpass system is one of the best ways to maximize your time at Disneyland. A number of attractions in both parks allow you to insert your park ticket and get a pass that gives you a return time to the specified attraction with little to no wait. There are a few fine points worth mentioning. You can only use the Fastpass during the specified 1-hour return time window and you can only hold one Fastpass at a time.