No visit to Southern California would be complete without a visit to the Magic Kingdom; Disneyland has been making dreams com... More
No visit to Southern California would be complete without a visit to the Magic Kingdom; Disneyland has been making dreams come true for decades. Disneyland, located within Disneyland Resort, is divided into eight "lands" with different themes, such as Fantasyland, Critter Country, Mickey's Toon Town and Tomorrowland. The park is open 365 days of the year. Holidays are some of the busiest times for the park, so plan accordingly. Hours and ticket prices can change according to the season, so be sure to call or check the Web site before planning your trip.
I can not belive i even see one bad review about Disneyland. Here some advise do some reserch. People come from all over the world, and you pay a fairly hefty price so it pays to know what your doing. I have been two times in 2007 and had a blast both times. The number one rule get there early at opening. Currently the finding nemo subs ride is by far the most popular and has the longest line, its best to go a 11:00PM and wait an hour. Go on the most major rides you can early to avoid lines. Always fast pass space mountain. Everthing in Disneyland is clevely priced to be not too high priced, i feel its worth the price after all it is Disneyland. With a bit of planning you can also avoid buying food by taking in your own if you really want to save some money. I enjoy the entire experence and don't mind the prices at the sit down places.
My joy and hope became sadness and tears when I visited Disneyland
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 18/12/2005
Disneyland is the worst park in California. It is very poorly organized and built to collect money. You pay money and then you are stuck in lines. You have to stand about two hours in a line to visit a single attraction. Every time, we came to Disneyland (we tried business days, from September to December) it was always too crowded. We could not physically watch the Parade and just had to leave. We tried about 5 times but every time it was too crowded and we had to leave. The building structures for parking are larger than the park itself. The building structures for human lines are larger than the attractions. Obviously, the park is designed to collect money rather than for pleasure. People, as a result, are very unfriendly in Disneyland. Instead of failure Disneyland, I go to Sea World in San Diego (very good park) and Knotts Berry Farm (very nice people there)
Dustyland? you gotta be out of your mind! Disneyland doesn't let you see anything you're not supposed to see. I worked there, the place gets hosed down everynight, its one of the cleanest parks, if not the cleanest park in the world, It is expensive, especially if you are just going once, I live in Orange County so I bought the year-long pass. But if you go make a real day of it, stay at the Disneyland Hotel or the Grand Californian so that you can get in early (they usually let hotel guests in an hour early) the rides are virtually empty in the morning, so you can probably go on everything if you start early. My advice would be to stay in the hotel, make sure you get the park-hopper ticket, go on all the rides you want, the lines should be short. Only use your fast passes on Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Indiana Jones, the other rides should be hit early and quickly, these three will only get busier with time.
If you have young children there are lots of parades and events staged at several different times around the park. If they are a bit older, you should go to California Adventure sometime later in the day, it is generally less crowded than Disneyland and has more stuff for older kids, the food is better there too, and they serve alcohol there (Not so in Disneyland). Have breakfast at the hotel if possible, lunch at California Adventure, then dinner at Downtown Disney.
After dinner, go back to Disneyland, use up your fastpasses, and if it is a weekend watch the Fantasia show, or at least the fireworks show. If shows aren't your thing, then this is a great time to go on the rides. You must go on Pirates, and Space Mountain.
The employees at Disneyland are immensley friendly, and if you have a problem with anything you should talk to the people that work there, we try to work with people if something has gone wrong.
Don't expect tea like the way you get it at home, by fries we mean chips and don't be fooled by the place that says it sells "Fish and Chips", just stick to my eating guide and you should be fine. I have seen many customers from UK and Ireland, they are usually so friendly and having such a great time they made my day when I worked there, it is hard to keep a smile up that long, without some genuinely nice people smiling back.
When I imagine heaven, I can only hope it gives me the feeling I have early in the morning, walking around Fantasyland when hardly anyone is in the park yet. I love Disneyland! I've been there over 20 times and don't think I'll ever tire of it. Now I have a daughter and it's so exciting to see it all over again through her eyes. It's not as crowded as it used to be, a lot of the traffic has spilled over into Disney California Adventure, which is also a HUGE treat! I can't say enough good things about Disneyland. Everyone who works there goes out of their way to put the special little touches on service. THAT'S what makes it so magical, and what separates it from other theme parks.
I remember when we took our kids to Disneyland 30 years ago. There were lineups for rides but not too long. The price was reasonable. Now 25 years later we took our grandchildren and it was not much fun. Patrons fork out so much money just to stand in lines. We took the grandkids to both Disneyland and Disney World. The cost was just not worth the entertainment. Four hours in a line up to get a 2 minute thrill ride. There were 20 minute lines to the fast pass machine and when you got there you found the next fast pass for the ride was close to being in the next century. We will find some better way to entertain the grandkids. A place where they will not get frustrated standing in a line with their faces in an adults butt in front of them. Leggo land was fun and no lineups.
Pros: Great coasters, rides, theming, etc.
Cons: Great for Kids, but a little more for adults (Parties, dance, etc.)
Disneyland is a fantasy. When I was 6 years old, I loved Disneyland! It was my park, it was like my home. But as I get a little older (when i was 12) I believed Disneyland is a little kiddish ( a place where its made for 98% for kids and 2% for adults, senoirs, teenagers) If I gave some advice to teenagers, they should ALWAYS bring extra water, food, sun screen, and hats with you in Disney California Adventure. Bring it likeduring the summer or the spring. However, it is extremelly enjoyable at both disney parks.
Rides for teenagers:
2) Space moutain
3) Splash Moutain
4) Star tours
5) Indiana jones (the lines tooo big, but GREAT GREAT theming)
6) Big thunder moutain railroad ride
For me, those are great rides, but theres a lot more, but not for the teenage age. The other ones are actaully fun and enjoyable, but not for teenagers. Its actually a "happy, fun, cool" ride.
Teenagers for Disney California Advneture:
1) Cali Scremin'
2) Grizzly River Run
4) Mullholland Madness
5) The Twitlight zone tower of terror
6) Soarin over California
Other rides are fun, but i reccomend these rides for teenagers.
This place was so magical! No words known to man could explain how i felt when i went to Disneyland! Walt Disney really did a wonderful, no super duper job to make this majical place. There is no where on earth that i would ever want to be than in Disneyland. The rides, the hotels, the stores and shops; there is just nothing that i could say, i speechless, this place is just so darn great! Thank you, Walt! Thank you!
I loved the rides and the foods. Everything there was amazing. The people there were really great! There's a large variety of small rides, large rides, scary rides and fun rides. It's a world of creativity and imagination! It should be anyone's dream vacation!
It is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I absolutely loved it!!! I wish I lived there my whole life!
It was so fun and I would definitely recommend it to a lot of people!!! Was it worth the time and money? hhmmmm. . . Yeah!
I own an annual passport and I utilize it at least once or twice every two weeks--I love it! It gives me a great place to go and relax on cool summer nights; I can ride the Matterhorn, people-watch at Paradise Pier in California Adventures, or enjoy a Gibson Girl waffle cone on Main Street any night of the week. Definitely worth the investment.