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With Disneyland® Park and Disney’s California Adventure® Park located just steps from each other, a Park Hopper® Ticket is the perfect way to save time and “maximize the magic.”  This ticket allows you to go back and forth as often as you like, so you ’ll be sure to experience all of the parades, shows and attractions. And if one Theme Park is particularly busy, the other is only a few steps away!

Disney’s FASTPASS Service (which is included with Theme Park admission) provides timesaving passes that allow you to enjoy some of the most popular attractions with little or no wait. Guests can also save time with “single rider” queues available at Splash Mountain, Soarin’ Over California and other popular attractions.  In addition, lines for attractions tend to be shorter early in the morning, at night and during parade performances. At Disneyland® Park, check the information board (located near Plaza Pavilion) for the most up-to-date attraction wait times.

Both Disneyland® Park and Disney’s California Adventure® Park have extended hours through the summer … allowing you more time to enjoy the magic. Guests can check guide maps at the entrance to each Theme Park for exact operating times on the day of their visit.

Guests can save time in advance by knowing which children in their party are able to visit which attractions according to height requirements.  This information is available in the Ride Restrictions pages on our Web site. Guests can also check guide maps or the information kiosks at the Theme Parks.   

If park lines get busy, Guests can visit one of the many indoor attractions to maximize their time in both Theme Parks.  These include: “Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years,” the Enchanted Tiki Room, “Golden Dreams” or the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! 

Find Characters Fast – There’s no need to guess! Guide maps now show exact times and locations where you can meet your favorite Disney Character. Some restaurants also offer Disney Character Dining, which is perfect for more one-on-one time with their favorite mouse, duck or dog! Carry an autograph book so you can collect each character’s unique signature.

Remember … vacations should be restful, too. And with so much to see at the Disneyland® Resort, you will want to take extra time to enjoy it all. Whether it’s a swim at your Disneyland® Resort Hotel, shopping at the Downtown Disney® District or a massage at the new Mandara Spa, you will feel less rushed to “see it all” in one day and have a better, more relaxed vacation to enjoy.

Looking to get off your feet and still get around? Hop aboard one of Walt Disney’s personal favorites – the Disneyland® Railroad. Departing from Town Square, and with stops at Mickey’s Toontown, New Orleans Square and Tomorrowland®, this scenic journey is a great way to save your feet and side-step a busy day.

Shop early in the afternoon (ideally between 2 and 4 p.m.) when most Guests are visiting the attractions.

If you feel unwell whilst at the parks, visit the First Aid Center, where you can get free painkillers and other non-prescription medications.

If you plan on spending all day at the park, and therefore have items such as sweatshirts or food for later in the day, rent a locker and store the items rather than carrying them around all day.

Whether it’s breakfast with Minnie and Friends or a meal fit for a Princess, some of the most memorable Disney experiences are enjoyed in the Resort’s themed restaurants. Reserve priority seating in advance by calling (714) 781-DINE.

To avoid crowds at counter service eateries, eat outside of the busiest times, which are 12pm-2pm, and 5pm-7pm.

Eat a large buffet breakfast then you can just snack for lunch which will save time and money.

Escape the park crowds and visit Downtown Disney for lunch.

Guests are officially not permitted to take their own food into the parks, but many do. If you want to take your own food into the parks, pack small amounts in your bags. If questioned during the security bag check say you need to take your own food because of a special diet or allergies.

 

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