Making the Most Out of Your Trip to Disneyland


Despite large crowds and long ride wait times, it is possible to have a great and enjoyable time at Disneyland. There are several things that you can do to keep your energy level up, see all of the events you want to see, and ride your favorite rides as many times as you want. Just make sure to enter the park with a good attitude and follow these simple suggestions to make the most out of your trip

Utilizing Disney’s Fastpass tickets is imperative if you want to have a blast. A Fastpass is a great way to cut down your wait times for your favorite rides to mere minutes. They are available for most popular and roller-coaster type rides. A Fastpass is a ticket that tells you when you can return to the ride and take the shorter, faster Fastpass line. The great thing is that while waiting for your Fastpass to become valid you can go on other rides, so that by the time you are done somewhere else you can head ride over to your Fastpass ride. The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort

In between all of this running back and forth you need to make sure to rest your feet. It is tempting to want to get on as many rides as possible, but if you are tired you will just find yourself slowing down and maybe even leaving the park early. Make sure to take breaks to sit and have snacks and drinks. There are even certain sitting rides that can give you anywhere from 10-30 minutes off your feet! Just hop on Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, or It’s a Small World, and you’ll be rested and up and running again by the end.

You should also consider taking a break in the middle of the day to go back to the hotel, eat a meal, and maybe even take a dip in the pool. A great way to structure a day at Disneyland is to go early in the morning, return to the hotel for a few hours, and go back again for the evening. Mornings and evenings are the least busy times in Disneyland, so you will encounter fewer crowds and shorter wait times. Having taken a break earlier will also allow you to keep going until it’s almost closing time, when even the most popular rides may have 5-10 minute wait times.

Finally, if you want to have a comfortable and enjoyable time while watching events such as parades or fireworks, then you need to snag your spot early, especially if you have small children. Grab a bench or a piece of sidewalk up to an hour in advance, and use this time to rest. Send someone to buy food and snacks so that you can eat up while you wait and be ready to go on more rides after the event is over. If you wait until fireworks or parades are about to begin you will likely have a hard time finding a place to stand or sit and you might not have the best view.

Just follow these suggestions, make sure you stay rested, fed, and hydrated, and have a great time in Disneyland!


Resources you may find useful before your trip to Disneyland:


Tear-Free in Disneyland: A Parent's Guide to Less Stress and More Fun For the Whole Family

Tear-Free in Disneyland: A Parent’s Guide to Less Stress and More Fun For the Whole Family

Disneyland MouseWait 7 Social Wait Times FREE

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