Those of us who visit Disneyland park a lot are often asked, “What is something you [or I] must do at the park?” I’ve given this some thought, so I wanted to share my own personal list of Disneyland park must-do’s. Now, I know this is a very personal list – it will vary for each person. So, let me know in the comments … what is your own must-do list for Disneyland park? Hold on, Disney California Adventure park fans – that’s for another time!
Stop #1 – Disneyland Railroad
Sometimes my visit begins with the classic grand circle tour, and sometimes that’s how it ends. Sometimes it’s in the middle, whatever – the point is that no visit is complete for me without a ride on the Disneyland Railroad.
Stop #2 – Market House, Main Street, U.S.A.
Hear me out … I’m a coffee fan with a theme park problem. Starbucks plus Disneyland equals a happy me. So yes, this is a recent addition to the must-do list.
Stop #3 – Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, Main Street, U.S.A.
Ice cream is only behind coffee on my list of obsessions, and there’s something extra-delicious about ice cream from Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor … am I right?
Stop #4 – Indiana Jones Adventure, Adventureland
Yes, I chose to go to Adventureland first and yes, I walked right past Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and the Jungle Cruise – both of which I’ve loved ever since I wore acid wash denim and permed my hair. But if a choice has to be made, I’ve got to ride Indiana Jones Adventure. Feel free to discuss.
Stop #7 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Frontierland
Confession: I’m a thrill ride person, so you’ll see another mountain on this list later. And the recent refurbishment of this classic attraction has only made it more awesome.
Stop #8 – Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm, Frontierland
Goats! Come on, they have goats!
Stop #9 – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Fantasyland
A classic, and it’s only at Disneyland park. Must. Do.
Stop #10 – “it’s a small world,” Fantasyland
The music, the history, all the Mary Blair art and design … this attraction, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary, makes me happy every time.
Stop #11 – Space Mountain, Tomorrowland
Stop #12 – Little Red Wagon, Main Street, U.S.A.
You’ve got to eat, and when you’re at Disneyland park, you’ve got to eat a corn dog. No excuses.
Okay, so that’s my list. I know you all have your own, so fire away!