Disneyland® Resort is a California staple featuring two theme parks, three hotels, and the Downtown Disney Area. Both children and adults can experience the magic of classic Disney fairytale character meet-and-greets, enchanting rides, spectacular parades, nightly fireworks, themed dining and much more at Disneyland Park, or newer Disneyland Pixar favorites at Disney California Adventure Park.
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Disneyland park is a great place. We did not go to California adventure park, but we plan to in the future. Disneyland is mostly for children, but there are some rides that are for adults. I went with my husband and we liked Indiana Jones adventure ride. We waited for about 30 min, but it was worth the wait. We also went on magic mountain which is something like Indiana Jones, than Pirrates of the Caribbean is fun too, you just sit on a "boat" and it drives you around, you see the "pirates". I loved how they made it. We also drove a car in autopia! These are my favorite ones. We also visited Loonely toons house, Winnie the Pooh and many more. They have lots of different food there and places to sit and rest. Food is kinda expensive, we paid about $18 for one meal that included chicken, mashed potatoes and a piece of bread. Also, souvenirs are pricey too. People mostly buy hats or Mickey mouse ears. I think prices are about $20 - 30. I don't think there is a good time to go there, it is always crowded and when you think there is nobody in the line, you actually enter the "house" and there is a huge line. So, be prepared to wait. We waited about 10-30 min, depends for what. All in all, it is worthed it. If you are on vacation, wait and have fun. Some people save money for years to be where you are.
Absolutely love it here! It does get super crowded. Food can be pricey. But it's worth it. The only thing I didn't like was how everyone stands for the parade. The little kids who get stuck in the back can't see anything because it's so crowded & everyone stands. Some people up front even put their kids on their shoulders! Why?! I have no clue. To be jerks is my best guess. But honestly other than that, it's a wonderful, magical place I plan on visiting again & again & again.
Visited on a Monday in May and it was crowded. All the workers kept busy yet were friendly whenever directing visitors to the correct lines or doors. They seemed so happy to be working and to be helping people, I just have to mention it. Security checks your bags going in. You might have to throw out something not permitted into the park. Selfie sticks are banned!!! Don't try to sneak them in. You can take in food and drinks. No glass bottles/jars. At night I re-entered and was also wanded in addition to the bag search. Fast passes worked like they were supposed to. Lines were long at some rides with 75 minute wait times if you did not have the fast pass. We moved easily through the park even though it was a crowd. HyperSpace Mountain is a bit more extreme than it used to be. It was fun with the Stars Wars touch added to it now. Its a Small World is nicely updated now. Haunted Mansion had a couple glitches while we were in it - ride stopped twice briefly but then continued. Enjoyed Pirates of the Carribean. Indiana Jones broke down right as we got up to being seated. All had to exit for the night. Meal at the Mexican place near adventure land was really good. Awesome fireworks show at 9:30 each night. Beautiful parades afternoon and evening. The crowd was explained to me by a local...local families do a three or four day weekend at Disney, making Friday and the weekend and Mondays a crowded time. So next time we will know to go Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Still the happiest place on earth.
We took a family trip thru a package deal with CostCo that included a 3 night stay at the Disneyland Hotel, 3 Day Park Hopper, Extra Magic Morning, Character Dining, and a $50 Disney Gift Card. We've only stayed for 1 day in the past, so it was nice to be able to take our time and see everything we wanted over the 3 nights. Definitely take advantage of the Extra Magic Morning, you'll get to see and do more stuff in the early mornings... once it hits 10am or later, lines get outrageously long even for the simple attractions. I highly recommend downloading the Disneyland App, it's free and very accurate. Don't bother with paying for those other apps, we did and it didn't help as much as Disneyland's own app. We used it to see how long the lines were and when to meet all the characters at specific times and locations. We visited Disneyland in an off peak time of the year and it was still packed! With the new dynamic pricing for peak and off-peak days, it seems that Disneyland will always be crowded. And don't miss all the evening entertainment, no one puts on a show like Disney!
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What is Disney FASTPASS and how does it work?
Disney's FASTPASS service is FREE and allows you to enjoy popular attractions at Disney World without spending time waiting in line. Look for the FASTPASS Distribution sign near the entrance of an attraction. Check the Return Time displayed on the sign. If the return time works for you, insert your admission ticket and the machine will generate a FASTPASS ticket printed with your return time. Return to the FASTPASS Return entrance at your Return Time to enjoy the attraction with a minimal wait.
What is Magic Morning?
With Magic Morning, you get ONE early admission (during the duration of your 3+ day theme park ticket or Southern California CityPASS) to select attraction, stores, entertainment and dining locations at Disneyland Park one hour before the park opens to the general public on select days (Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays). This does not apply to Disney California Adventure Park.
Does Disneyland Resort offer MagiBands or My Disney Experience?
No. At this time, these features are exclusive to Walt Disney World Resort. MagicBands are used only at Walt Disney World Resort, whereas paper tickets are used at the Disneyland Resort.
What is the difference between Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hour at Disneyland Resort?
~Magic Morning, included with 3+ day ticket, allows you to enter Disneyland Park one hour before regular opening time on select days.
~Extra Magic Hour is a feature only available to guests who book and stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. The Extra Magic Hour allows you to enter the Disneyland Park on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Disney’s California Adventure park is Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. You can take advantage of the extra one hour every morning for the length of your admission ticket.
Can I visit both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in one day?
Yes, if you purchased a Park Hopper Option, you can visit both parks on the same day.
What is the best way to dress for a day at the parks?
The parks are a casual, family-oriented environment. We suggest you dress comfortably, wear good walking shoes and check the local weather report before you leave for the parks.
How does inclement weather affect the availability of attractions and entertainment at the Disneyland Resort?
In the event of inclement weather during your visit to the Disneyland Resort, most attractions and indoor shows will continue to operate. For the safety and comfort of our Guests and Cast, some outdoor attractions may temporarily close until the inclement weather passes.
Is there transportation from the Disneyland Resort hotels to the theme parks?
The Disneyland Resort is a pedestrian resort. Both parks are a short stroll through the Downtown Disney District from the Disneyland Resort Hotels. The Disneyland Monorail stops at nearby Downtown Disney District and at Tomorrowland inside Disneyland Park.
Are there any personal items guests should not bring into the theme parks?
All bags and purses are inspected prior to guests entering the theme parks. Guests are not allowed to bring wagons, skateboards, scooters, in-line skates, shoes with built-in wheels, two-wheeled or three-wheeled conveyances, strollers larger than 36” x 52”, alcoholic beverages, any illegal substances, sporting goods, restraining devices, weapons, folding chairs, glass containers (excluding baby food jars and perfume bottles,) Suitcases and pets (unless they are service animals.)
Are Coolers permitted inside the parks?
Cooler larger than a 6-pack sized are not permitted into the theme parks. Note: Guest can store coolers up to 18” wide X 25” high X 37” deep in rentable large lockers located outside the Disneyland Park Main Entrance. Lockers are not refrigerated and availability is limited.
Can I bring outside food or beverages into the Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park?
At the present time, you can enjoy your own food and beverages at the complimentary picnic area - conveniently located outside the Main Entrance to Disneyland Park.
How much does it cost to park at Disneyland or Disneyland Adventure Park?
$17 Cars and motorcycles
$22 Oversized vehicles
$27 Buses and tractors with extended trailers
Are lockers and wheelchairs available?
Yes, lockers are available for rental in the Esplanade between the parks. Lockers are rented per day and lockers inside the parks are subject to park operating hours. Manual wheelchairs and ECV’s are available to rent on first-come, first-served basis outside the entrance of Disneyland Park and can be used in both parks. Since they may not be reserved, please plan to arrive early.
How much does it cost to rent a stroller at Disneyland or Disneyland Adventure Park?
Stroller rentals are available outside the Disneyland Park Main Entrance. The price of one stroller is $15 per day and $25 per day for 2 strollers. Rented strollers may be used in both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Park. Rented strollers are not permitted in the Downtown Disney District.
What is Downtown Disney and where is it located?
The Downtown Disney District is an exciting dining, entertainment and shopping promenade conveniently located within walking distance to Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park.
Can my child enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park without an adult?
Guests under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a Guest age 14 years of age or older to enter the parks.
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