Why a trip to Disneyland is top of my bucket list!

Have you ever wanted to visit Disneyland?

We all know that Disneyland is a hugely popular destination for families and that there are tons and tons of incredible activities to do at the park. Or at least that’s what I think anyway!

My kids talk nonstop about one of their favourite parts from our last trip to Disneyland and that was shaking hands and posing for photos with the delicious Disney Characters including the marvellous Mickey Mouse.

What about the rides at Disneyland?

Some of the first things that come to mind in Disneyland are the rides.  Disney rides range from extremely tame, like the Bug’s Life play area in California Adventures, to the unusual, like “Honey I Shrunk the Audience,” to the really fast, like the Matterhorn Bobsled and Space Mountain.

Many of the rides have height limitations, which means one adult may be left at the end of the line with the smallest child while the other adult takes the older children onto the ride.  Fortunately, the park has a policy that keeps it fair: when one adult is forced to wait for the other, the ride staff will give them a free pass that allows the second parent to go to the front of the line.

My perfect day at Disneyland…

Start the day by arriving as soon as the park opens. Then, before the crowds arrive, hit the most popular rides, like the Indiana Jones Adventure and Star Tours.  In the afternoon, when the lines get long, abandon the rides for a little while, and hit the stage and theater shows, like Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the Enchanted Tiki Room, and the Country Bear Jamboree.  When evening arrives, be sure to catch Fantasmic, a spectacular show that takes place on the lagoon.

What else do you need to know about Disneyland?

After Fantasmic, and the evening fireworks, the crowds will start to thin.  If the youngsters are up to it, this is the perfect time to go hit the rest of the popular rides, like Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion.  In fact, after midnight, it’s often possible to dash from ride to ride to ride with no lines at all, before the staff begins shutting everything down at one AM.

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