Tips for Disneyland Vacations
Plan a Great Anaheim Disneyland Vacation
A trip to Disneyland tops the list for most–wanted family vacations. The excitement of Disneyland and its sister park, Disney’s California Adventure are enough to keep your family occupied for days. Prepare for a vacation your family will never forget with everything you need to know about where to stay and when to go.
When to Visit Disneyland
The Disneyland Parks are open all year round, but during the summer months they are very crowded, since local children are out of school. Summer is also very hot in Southern California. Consider going in spring or fall, when the weather is a bit cooler and things are a little less crowded. Fall is especially fun, as the parks are dressed up for Halloween!
Winter is also a wonderful time to visit Disneyland, especially if you are looking to escape the snow at home. However, you won’t be able to hide from it entirely because Disney magic makes it snow every evening inside the park! If your children are old enough to stay up past dark, plan on being there in the evening to enjoy the nightly fireworks display over the park.
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Disneyland Tickets and Parking
When choosing your tickets for the Disneyland parks, think about how much time you would like to spend in each park or if you want to visit both. Tickets are available as day passes for each park or in packages. The Park Hopper pass lets you see both parks in the same day. You can also purchase two- to six-day single park or Park Hopper passes that let you spend as much time as you want in each park. Children under 2 years old visit the parks for free.
Parking your car at Disneyland costs fifteen dollars per day. Hop on board the train from the parking structure and avoid the long walk to the park. Or rent a vacation home within walking distance and save the cost of parking.
Inside the Disneyland Parks
How you spend your days at Disneyland is entirely up to you! Enjoy the famous rides, such as Pirates of the Caribbean or Space Mountain. Take the kids for a stroll through Toon Town and enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants and food courts. The parade winds its way through the streets of Disneyland at regular intervals throughout the day, so you can see your favorite characters at those times.
California Adventure offers rides that are a little more geared towards the older crowd, while younger kids will enjoy the small rides, such as It’s a Small World in the main Disneyland Park. Seeing it all will likely take more than one day, so consider a multi-day pass.
Anaheim Vacation Rentals Close to Disneyland
Although there are plenty of hotels close to Disneyland, they tend to be crowded and expensive. With many comfortable Anaheim vacation rentals in the area, finding a great home to rent for your trip is simple. Stay right in Anaheim or choose one of the surrounding cities. You can even choose Huntington Beach vacation rentals if you would like a beach vacation that is an easy and short drive to Disneyland.