How to Have a Great Time at Disneyland

You’re almost always guaranteed to have a memorable time in Disneyland. It is, after all, “the happiest place on earth.” But it’s also a possibility that your happy memories could be punctuated by some unhappier ones, such as long ride wait times, achy feet, large crowds, and other minor annoyances. You don’t have to worry though, because these unpleasant experiences can be worked around and sometimes altogether avoided, even during the park’s busiest times. Just follow the six tips below and you’ll have a thoroughly enjoyable time in Disneyland! 1) Make good use of Fastpasses It is imperative to take advantage of the fastpass system if you want to be able to go on your favorite rides many times. Most of the popular and roller-coaster type rides can have wait times of over an hour during peak periods, which is time that you could be spending on other fun activities. […]

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Sample Downtown Disney’s Tasty Restaurants Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s face it—dining at the Disneyland Resort is never going to be an inexpensive affair. Whether you’re eating inside the parks, at one of the three Disney-owned hotels, or in Downtown Disney, food comes at a premium. Of course, there’s a big difference between overpriced fare that leaves your wallet a little bruised and meals that completely clean out your bank account, and you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice quality in order to save a chunk of change. In fact, several of the quick service dining locations at Downtown Disney, in particular, share kitchens and menu items with more lavish table service counterparts next door. Play your cards right, and you may be able to affordably eat in style just steps away from the action of the theme parks. As you walk through the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district, you’ll notice the restaurant marquis on either side of you, […]

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Disneyland: What Was There Before Some of Your Favorite Rides

Disneyland Anaheim has been around for over 55 years, and so it should come as no surprise that the park has undergone a lot of changes over the years. Want to know what sorts of rides and attractions were there before some of the most popular rides in Disneyland today? Read on to find out. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, a roller-coaster type ride that dubs itself “the wildest ride in the wilderness,” is a thrilling and popular ride. So what was there before? The space now occupied by Big Thunder Mountain was previously home to a ride called Mine Train Thru Nature’s Wonderland. This ride, which opened in 1960, offered guests a journey through the wilderness, the layout of which was designed by Walt Disney himself. But even before Nature’s Wonderland, there was a ride known as Rainbow Mountain. Rainbow Mountain took guests through Rainbow Caverns […]

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Kick Off June and Summer At Downtown Disney in 2014

As the summer months approach and schools get out in June, the Downtown Disney quickly becomes a hotspot for people to enjoy the area. Lots of people come to Downtown Disney in June, and it marks the official start of the Summer season in the area. The Downtown Disney and surrounding Disneyland Park area have plenty to enjoy in June, and offers a multitude of fun options for movies, entertainment, park events, and more. The biggest event in June by far is the fireworks show that people of all guests can enjoy nightly from Downtown Disney. As the fireworks show kicks off at 9pm, it makes a perfect time after dinner at one of the many restaurants or shopping excursions within Downtown Disney. The fireworks can be viewed throughout most of the Downtown Disney area, and are free to enjoy. June marks the blockbuster movie season as well at the […]

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