Best time to go? Anytime! Disney is one of the most fun places for all ages on this planet. Of course there can be lineups that don’t appeal to everyone, but you can avoid some of those by including the Fast Pass option with your tickets. 3 days was enough to cover Disneyland and the California Adventure parks. The Park hopper option included with our passes, made it easy to take in parades, shows, and rides at both parks quite easily. There are so many options, that it is a good idea to check out the schedules before arriving so that you can plan your days accordingly.
This year Disneyland will be celebrating it’s 60th anniversary. There will be magical celebrations beginning May 22, 2015. If you’re looking for something exciting to do this summer, add a Disneyland vacation to your list.
The rides – So much variety! There are some nice calm rides like “It’s a Small World” that carries you on a whimsical boat ride while listening to singing children from around the globe, to the California Screamin roller coaster that will thrill anyone. My favorites were Splash Mountain, Star Tours, and Thunder Mountain at Disneyland. Radiator Springs Racers and Grizzly River Run at California Adventure.
Hotels – There are a lot of choices for hotels in this area. You can choose to be within walking distance of the Disneyland resort, or a little further away. Prices vary and it’s always best to book well in advance to make sure that you get the choice that fits best for you. Our hotel was a 10 minute shuttle ride from Disney. The shuttle was included in our stay and worked perfectly for us. I have previously stayed at hotels within walking distance and enjoyed those as well. Both options are great.
Food – If traveling with small children, I would suggest bringing along some snacks of your own. There are many choices for meals throughout both parks. As well, there are restaurants in Downtown Disney (between the 2 parks). We found some fairly healthy choices, and the standard burgers, fries etc. The Dole Whip was fantastic. Also, if you’re really adventurous, try the Jumbo Turkey legs. Not my fave, but they sure are popular.
There really are so many things to do within these 2 parks. You’ll also want to add some time for shopping, either in each park, or in Downtown Disney. And remember to schedule pool time at your hotel as well.
In the area – If you’re planning a longer stay, you can also add Universal Studios, Sea World, Legoland to your vacations.
The possibilities are endless!
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