When trying to plan the perfect theme park vacation, Disneyland is the first choice on everyone’s mind no matter what age. With so many theme park options, what makes Disneyland the top choice? Below are some of my favorite things about Disneyland park and Disneyland California Adventure park in Anaheim California.
Disneyland Park & Disneyland California Adventure Park
Disneyland park in Anaheim has the best of both worlds with having two options of going to Disneyland or Disneyland California adventure park. While both parks are kid friendly, Disney California adventure is going to gear towards the older kid and adult.
My Disney Experience App
The my Disney Experience app makes purchasing tickets, navigating the park, ordering food, and purchasing fast passes a breeze. Tickets vary in price depending on age, but if you are an avid Disney goer the annual pass may be the choice for you. You are given the option to pay for the passes in full or pay them over time. The app gives you a full down of all events, food spots, and most important restrooms! This isn’t one of those apps you download and won’t use, this will be used during your entire trip.
Going to any theme park the roller coasters are the main attraction, but for Disney it is the characters that truly bring the park to life. Using the my Disney experience app it is easy to find all of your favorite characters. From kids to adults we all love to take a picture with our favorite characters and make memories to last a lifetime.
Need to pick up souvenirs? From clothes, shoes, key chains, mugs, and more you’ll have plenty of options to choose from with over 50 shops and kiosks to go to, your sure to find all you need and things you did even know you needed. A must buy are the classic mouse ears, with so many options it may be hard to choose but you wont leave empty handed.
With more than 80 options of restaurants, and kiosks to choose from every craving can be met. The hard part is going to be picking just one. One of my favorite treats is a classic churro from Willie’s Churros in Disney California Adventure, it’s a must!
Disneyland After Dark
One major goal to hit is staying long enough to experience Disneyland After Dark. All of the lights make for beautiful photo moments. They have parades and a spectacular fire work show that lights up the sky. During these times Disney also does theme nights, so definitely check out the app for more details on dates and times.
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Down sides to Disneyland California?
As perfect as Disneyland California is, like anything it does have its down sides. The crowds during peak times can become over whelming with long lines, bumper to bumper strollers and people lining the streets. During the times when it gets to be a bit much, I like to take a break and walk around the shops, take the train, or find a shaded area and sit for a while. With so many things to see you will be continually amused.
California weather can also put a damper on the day be it heat or the occasional rain. Checking the weather and prepare for the day. Be sure to stay hydrated, wear sun block, and take breaks when needed.