Tips To Rock California Disneyland Park To Enjoy Your Day

Disneyland California is the original Disneyland in the chain of Disneylands around the world, the brainchild of Walt Disney himself. If you've grown up with Disney movies, you'll feel as if you've gone back to your childhood. Not only can you experience classics like Space Mountain and Indiana Jones, but you can also shake hands with characters like Mickey and Minnie! If you're planning a trip to Disneyland California, read on to learn more about the park as well as some tips and experiences to ensure you get the most out of your visit to the park.

There are 2 theme parks in Anaheim - Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. If it's hard to decide which park to visit, we recommend purchasing a Pass Hopper ticket, which allows you to visit both parks in one day! If you want to visit BOTH parks on different days, we recommend buying a multi-day admission ticket!

Long queues at the Park are inevitable. Pre-book your tickets on Klook to skip the queues - all you need to do is present electronic ticket (your e-voucher)  at the turnstiles and enter the park directly!

Did we also mention Disney California tickets on Klook are open tickets? This means you can enter the park any day during the validity of your ticket, so you can be flexible with your schedule in case of bad weather, or something unexpected? . For the best experience, be sure to check the tourist seasons before you buy your ticket.

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When should you visit Disneyland California?

There are 3 different seasons - high, mid and low.

  • Low season is when tourist demand is lowest and therefore the park will be less crowded.
  • On weekends and during the summer holidays from June to July, the number of visitors to the park increases significantly, so avoid those months if you can!

Come on weekdays (Monday to Thursday) whenever you can, maybe you'll have easier tours!

Actual opening hours are seasonally adjusted. Please reconfirm the opening time on the day before entry at the official website. There are also extra deals for those staying at nearby Disneyland hotels, so check to see if your hotel offers that. This will allow you to enter the park earlier than everyone else!

An important part of planning Disneyland rides is using Disney FASTPASS. This is a special ticket with selected games allowing you to return at a specified time to continue participating. A special FASTPASS queue that only ticket holders can use.

You will simply go to that game, scan your ticket at the fastpass machine and print a ticket with the time printed on the ticket and return within that time period.

The next FASTPASS will be available in about 2 hours after you have your FASTPASS ticket or when the next FASTPASS gate is opened. Games you can use FASTPASS for include:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Fantasmic!
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Indiana Jones™ Adventure
  • “it’s a small world”
  • “it’s a small world” Holiday
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

 

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Disney MaxPass allows you to make Disney FASTPASS selections on the Disneyland App, as well as download and share images with unlimited downloads from all the photographers, attractions, animated characters by Disney, etc. You need to pay as an add-on to your ticket and you can pay through the Disneyland phone app upon entering the theme park.

Get the official Disneyland app even if you don't buy a MaxPass. You can check waiting times at attractions, make food reservations and even order your food before you arrive. You can also locate nearby characters and get ready to take pictures with them!

The Pixar Parade celebrating all of Pixar's beloved characters takes place twice a day at Disneyland. The parade is an activity that attracts most people, many even camping 1.5 to 2 hours in advance to get a good seat. Some of the best viewing locations include:

  • Main Street U.S.A
  • Near It's a Small World
  • Alice in Wonderland side
  • Near Disneyland Hub

P.S. This is a special water spray parade, so you will probably get wet! Prepare a towel and some snacks so you can sit comfortably while waiting for the parade to begin!

Fireworks at Disneyland California

Fireworks Remember… Dreams Come True is a unique performance not to be missed. The top spot for fireworks is right in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, but that area is bound to get extremely crowded. People usually come here to queue at least 2 hours in advance.

The side near Tomorrowland will provide more beautiful and proportionate views than the Frontierland side, you can come here to watch the fireworks.

Featured games and attractions

 

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There are 9 different themed lands at Disneyland California:

  1. Main Street, U.S.A.
  2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
  3. Adventureland
  4. Critter Country
  5. Fantasyland
  6. Frontierland
  7. Mickey's Toontown
  8. New Orleans Square
  9. Tomorrowland Read on to find out the best attractions in each themed land!

P.S. We've bolded attractions using the FastPass option

 

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  1. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

The attractions at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (operating in late 2019) The latest themed land to open at Disneyland California, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is the park's expansion. In the setting of Batuu, this Star Wars-themed land is a dream come true for die-hard fans of the series film. Don't forget to visit Oga's Cantina for delicious food! From May 31 to June 24, customers can only enter the themed land via the booking system.

  1. Adventureland

Places to visit in Adventureland - Indiana Jones Adventure

  • Jungle Cruise
  • Tarzan's Treehouse
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

One of the most popular activities in Adventureland is the Indiana JonesRide, a thrilling quick ride that you definitely want to try. Enter the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, where you'll find molten lava, slithering snakes, and collapsed bridges. Don't forget to use your FastPass for this ride!

Visit the Tarzan Treehouse or ride across the world's most famous rivers at the Jungle Cruise Ride. Your trusty captain will take you through the winding journey and give you hilarious commentary.

  1. Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland attractions:

  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Disney Monorail
  • Autopia
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars Launch Bay

Space Mountain is probably the most popular ride in most of the Disneyland parks in the world. On this roller coaster ride, the vivid sound effects and stunning visuals will make you feel as if you've stepped into another planet.

Star Wars fans definitely won't want to miss out on Star Tours! Hop on your Starspeeder and get ready for an exceptional 3D ride. Journey to distant worlds like Naboo and Crait with your favorite characters like Princess Leia and Kylo Ren in this unpredictable thrilling flight.

  1. Fantasyland

Places to visit in Fantasyland

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Casey Jr.
  • Dumbo the flying elephant
  • It's a small world
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Crazy Tea Party
  • Matterhorn Bobsled
  • Mr. Toad's Wild Trip

Flight of Peter Pan

  • Pinocchio daring journey
  • Castle of Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White's Scary Adventure
  • Land Canal Boat Comics

This is perhaps the most iconic of all the areas in Disneyland - home to Sleeping Beauty Castle. You will find the most magical parts of your childhood here.

The Matterhorn Bobsleds are unique trip among all games in Disneyland Park because of the Matterhorn mountain. As you climb to the top of the cave, get ready to race over jagged ledges before plunging into the lake.

Dumbo Flying Adventure dates back to 1955, a classic game that young and old alike will love! Feel the breeze on your face as you fly around the graceful fountain dancing to jubilant tunes.

 

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  1. New Orleans Square

Sightseeing places:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Haunted Mansion Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most exciting activities in the park! If you're looking for adventure, head to Grotto and get ready to plunge into the waterfall and sing along with the rays swimming in the sea.
  1. Frontierland

Sightseeing places:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railway
  • Frontierland Shooting Exhibition
  • Boating on the Mark Twain River
  • Lair Pirates on Tom Sawyer Island Speed ​​through a haunted gold mine on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! Swim under the fast-moving water around the rocks, before falling into the desolate canyon.
  1. Toontown

Sightseeing places:

  • Chip 'n Dale Treehouse
  • Donald's Boat
  • Gadget's Go Coaster
  • Goofy's Playhouse
  • Mickey's House and Meet Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie's house
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin The little ones are sure to love Toontown! Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin game is a favorite of most people, where you will take a trip through the House of Power with Roger Rabbit and friends. You also don't want to miss your chance to meet Mickey at Mickey's House!
  1. Critter Country

Sightseeing places:

  • The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Splash Mountain The game Splash Mountain Flume Ride takes you on a tour of a man-made mountain with a water track. It will feel like you are sailing in a fairy garden and meeting cartoon characters and cheerful tunes.

Your trip to Disneyland Park will be incomplete until you wear a pair of Mickey ears or a big bow on your head. Prepare yourself with costumes based on your favorite Disney characters to immerse yourself in this fairy tale world! Because you don't always get the chance to go to Disneyland!

Lockers and trolleys at Disneyland Park

 

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For those traveling with babies, fret not! You can be found Childcare centers at the end of Main Street U.S.A and these are equipped with nursing rooms, feeding areas and even milk vending machines automatic and baby food. ! You can also find lockers at Main Street U.S.A, these are available for $7-10 a day depending on size. Strollers can also be rented for $15 per day from the Disneyland Park Main Entrance adjacent to the Kennel.

Food at Disneyland Park

Have you tried Mickey's donuts yet? Not only is everything at Disneyland so cute, but they're also absolutely delicious! Grab some signature turkey legs or some churros before settling in and watching the unique and magical parade begin.

Other must-try activities when traveling to Los Angeles

 

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Universal Studios Hollywood

If you're a fan of theme parks and epic movies, then Universal Studios Hollywood is a place you shouldn't miss! Head to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where magic comes to life, or see how blockbusters are made on the legendary Studio Tours!

Los Angeles GO Card!

One of the most efficient ways to explore LA offers tourists is the Los Angeles GO Card!. With just 1 pass, you'll have access to attractions and activities like Berryts Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, and even Newport Landing's whale watching!

 

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