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Disney Parks Blog Readers Share Their Tips For Enjoying the Disneyland Resort

Michele Himmelberg

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Splash Mountain

Holly goes to the Animation Studio to see “Turtle Talk with Crush,” Suzanne takes her children for an ice cream cone at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Mike heads for the shady benches on Tom Sawyer Island. Those are a few of the places at the Disneyland Resort that Disney Parks Blog readers named as great spots to relax on a summer day.

Thanks to everyone who shared their tips for making the most of their visits to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks. We offered a few of our own tips, and here are some of the responses from guests who know a lot about enjoying the parks.

  • Felisha: “We have a family with small children and hit the park at 8 a.m. to get on the Storybook Land ride first thing, after getting my cup of coffee on Main Street, U.S.A. We … get a FASTPASS for Splash Mountain so we can get on around 2 or 3 p.m., when it seems hottest.”
  • Craig takes a break in the late afternoon and heads back to the hotel with his family: “We can swim, rest and recover from the day … We always go early, break and then close the park down each day we go. This way really takes care of grumpy, overloaded kids (and adults).”
  • Kim: “Eat meals at odd hours. The restaurants are less busy.”
  • Christian: “Watch one of the 3-D shows. I enjoy ‘It’s Tough to be a Bug’ because it’s air-conditoned and the ‘acid’ spritzes are refreshing.”
  • Katie: “Go see Billy Hill & The Hillbillies at the Golden Horseshoe. They are so talented musically and they are so funny, plus it is air-conditioned and they have the best chili-cheese fries.”


  • YAY! You shared my tip!
    Lots of good suggestions in comments too!

  • I love to cool off by taking the train around the park and hopping off at New Orleans Square to ride the Haunted Mansion, then over to Pirates of the Caribbean. Of course, I have to remember to stop by the Dole snack bar and pick up a whip float! Yum! 😛

  • There’s nothing like watching the Aladdin show on the California side and there’s usually a showing around 2:45ish. Also Muppets 3D is a must see.

  • I still enjoy the Aladdin show it is like being on Broadway or Vegas. We also love to learn how to draw in the Animation room and sing or play a role down in the dungeon of the Beast’s castle.

    The best way to do Disney…get their early do Indiana Jones, Splash, Haunted Mansion and fast pass Thunder Mountain. After you can take the Jungle Cruise or take the train to the cars. Pace yourself so you can get to DCA by 10 and do Soaring Over Calif. and single pass rider the wet rides!

  • My tips are get ot the Park RIGHT @8am. Get a Star Tours fastpass then while you wait go on buzzlightyear astroblasters and Space Mountain. Then after that make your away around the park and FastPass Everything pirates and haunted mansion are right next to each other then. Splash Mountain Fastpass @eleven AM. then go on at 3. when you hit California Adventure, Go on Toy Story Midway Mania and Tower of Terror then make your away around the park eat lunc then parade!

  • Enjoy the water rides at night when there is little to no wait.

  • If you are a hotle guest, ride the monrail in first thing in the morning it save a walk down Downtown Disney and gets you into the park.

  • Go to an inside attraction/Show like Mr. Lincoln and the Tiki Room, or go see Mickey and Minnie in their houses in Toontown. Also go take a ride on the Mark Rwain Riverboat!

  • The best way to cool off and relax at Disneyland is to head to the Tikki Room or Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln

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