Disneyland parks are so vast that you definitely can’t cover everything in a day. So here i brought a list of tips that will help you maximize your time at Disneyland Parks.
You can also check my blog on Free things to do at Disneyland here.
- Start early in the Morning The mornings are the quietest and the best time for popular rides.
- Download the Disneyland app so you can check queue times and decide which ride to do next.
- Visit mid-week : To avoid long queues we visited Disneyland Twice , The first time we went on a Sunday and it was fully crowded with long waiting lines up to an hour and the next time we went on a Tuesday and it had a lesser crowd with a waiting time of around 20minutes .
- Use a FastPass for the busiest rides : This is just like making a reservation for a ride. These are available for free which gives you a time to return and skip the main line. FastPasses are available for most of the busy rides throughout the day.
- Max pass It’s basically a FastPasses which you can grab via your mobile device, rather than running all over the parks.The cost for MaxPass is $10 per person, per day, but also includes unlimited downloads of PhotoPass photos (those ones you take on rides or with characters).
- Attractions : Disneyland closes various rides for periodic maintenance, and some have limited hours. To get the current status of every ride, you can visit the Disneyland website.
- Ride during parades. If you’ve already seen the parade or least interested in seeing them then that is a good time to get on rides since so many people stop riding to watch the parade. (I personally would never miss any parades).
- The Best spot to see the Parades is from the front of the crowd. Parades travel between a gate near “It’s a small world” and go down to the Main Street U.S.A. You can watch anywhere along that route, but make sure you are in the front.
- The best view of the fireworks is from Main Street in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. If you want to be on a front row , then make sure you get there at least a couple of hours before (that’s what everyone does).
- Pack a snack This is purely from my experience, I have packed small little snacks during both my visits and I was allowed to take them inside with me (I guess that’s probably because i was carrying an infant)
- Early Entry : Some Disneyland Resort packages include early entry into Disneyland. This allows you to enter the park one hour before the gates open and ride some of the more popular rides before the lines get long.
Parking : The parking lot is vast, Make sure you note it down or take a picture of the sign under which your car is parked.
- Kennels : Pets are not permitted in the Disney parks but they have an indoor kennel which is right to the Disneyland main entrance. Check the Disneyland website for restrictions.
- Wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles are also available for rent at the Disneyland entrance. Manual wheelchairs are $12, ECVs $50 , both require a $20 deposit.
Tips for Adults carrying Kids :
Free under Three : Children under 3 get into Disneyland parks for free
- Free Food : If you want to avoid purchasing the kid’s meal then consider eating at any buffet restaurant or Disneyland character dining at the Disneyland Resort . It’s is free for anyone below three years of age.
- Strollers : If you don’t have a stroller, you rent one at the park. Strollers can be rented for $15 for one or $25 for two strollers just outside the Disneyland Park Main Entrance.
- Changing tables are available in both women’s and men’s restrooms.
Baby Centers/Lost Children. Both Disneyland Theme Park and Disney’s California Adventure have Baby Centers/Lost Children Centers with extra diapers, formula and other baby supplies.
First Aid : The First Aid stations in both theme parks provide free over the counter medication and cool dry storage of medical devices such as breast pumps.
Have you Visited any of the Disney parks ? Have any tips which I need to include in the list? Please let me know in the comment section below !!