2022 Disneyland Planning Guide - Plan the Best Trip & Save BIG (2022)

The Park Savers 2022 Disneyland Resort Planning Guide covers everything you want to know about planning a vacation to this fun-filled destination: crowds, dining, best hotels, saving money on tickets and other tips & tricks. We also cover how to get on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance so you don’t leave disappointed. (updated January 2, 2022)

But first, let’s look at how the global pandemic is affecting Disneyland.

COVID-19 AND DISNEYLAND

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Going to Disneyland during the COVID-19 pandemic – clearly, these two things do not go together well at all. In fact, COVID-19 kept the Disneyland Resort closed for over a year before it finallyreopened on April 30th, 2021.

When the resort did reopen, several new health and safety measures were put into place, very similar to theWalt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Some, like only California residents being allowed into the parks, are thankfully no longer in effect. While others, like an indoor mask mandate (for guests ages 2 and up) regardless of vaccination status, are still required.

Previously, the parks reopened at 15% capacity, though guest attendance has since largely returned to pre-COVID levels. Having said that, guests are still required to makeadvanced theme park reservationsbefore entering the parks.

For more details on the COVID changes that have happened at Disneyland, be sure to see our completeCOVID-19 Planning Guide.

Currently the only COVID restrictions in place are Park Reservations and masks being worn indoors.

DISNEYLAND PRIOR TO COVID-19

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The resort had recently experienced quite the change before being rudely interrupted by COVID. The biggest was Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which opened its doors to guests in 2019. While that may not seem “recent,” its biggest attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, only opened in January 2020. That’s right, this attraction only saw about two months’ worth of guest time before the pandemic forced the parks to close.

Rise of the Resistance is one of Disneyland’s most immersive attractions and by far one of the most popular. When the attraction first opened, there were no standby lines for guests to enter. FastPass? No way. With this attraction, Disney introduced the virtual queue, a way for guests to “get in line” for the attraction, keep exploring the park while they waited, and then later enter the queue to actually ride.

We realize this sounds a lot like FastPass (and the new Disney Genie+), and it sort of is, but sort of isn’t. While Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Selections (and FastPass before them) allow guests to come back during a scheduled period and go through a faster queue, the virtual queue only represents a line where all guests must enter. No guests receive priority or a quicker way to experience the attraction. It also keeps guests from just walking up and getting in line.

This was introduced because of the attraction’s popularity (and rightfully so) and will likely continue to be the way guests get to experience it for the foreseeable future. That is, unless the attraction goes the way of its Disney World counterpart and nixes it. So when it comes to planning and hoping to score a boarding group in this virtual queue, you may want to see our guide for getting aguaranteed boarding group for Rise of the Resistance.

Disneyland was also in the middle of several other new resort additions, includingAvengers Campusand a new hotel. While these were all delayed for a time, Avengers Campus actually opened to guests on June 4th, 2021.

The new hotel, which is an extension of Disney Vacation Club, hadn’t made much progress other than being announced and a possible opening in 2022. Our guess is that this has been pushed back to 2023 or later.

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Amazingly, Disney even managed to reimagine the Snow White attraction in Fantasyland during the resort’s closure into something magical. With all-new scenes and audio-animatronics,Snow White’s Enchanted Wish is significantly better than its previous iteration, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, and guests can finally enjoy the full story of Snow White.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF DISNEYLAND

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Disneyland is Walt Disney’s original Magic Kingdom, opening in 1955 with just one park. Over the years, it has grown immensely (to a certain degree), adding an additional park, California Adventure, in the early 2000s. Disneyland Park’s abundant charm flows through each of the theme park’s lands: Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Mickey’s Toontown, Fantasyland and Galaxy’s Edge.

Most guests find this park to be the most “magical” of Disney’s two California theme parks, with many original attractions like Peter Pan, Snow White, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Space Mountain, just to name a few.

Directly across from Disneyland is Disney’s California Adventure Park. Initially, the park was built to represent the state of California. After that pretty much failed, it was revamped to make it more “Disney” in 2012 and has since grown in popularity with the help of new lands and attractions.

Some of our reasons for visiting Disneyland over Walt Disney World include:

  • Cars Land
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!
  • Pixar Pier
  • New Orleans Square
  • The original World’s Fair version of “it’s a small world”
  • The Blue Bayou Restaurant (yes, this makes our list)
  • Avengers Campus
  • World of Color

NEW TO DISNEYLAND

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Besides all the new COVID guidelines we already mentioned, Disneyland saw significant changes to the parks in 2021. The biggest of all of these is the opening of Avengers Campus in California Adventure Park. This new land took the place of A Bug’s Land and will soon connect Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! to the rest of Marvel.

The land features one new attraction, a dining location, shopping and character meets. There is also an impressive “stuntronics” Spider-Man swinging from rooftop to rooftop, which is truly amazing. Additionally, as we mentioned earlier, Snow White’s Enchanted Wish Wish, a classic dark ride in Fantasyland, is also “new” to guests as it received a major makeover inside and out.

FIRST-TIME VISITORS

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It’s exciting to plan a vacation to Disneyland for the first time, but it can also seem overwhelming. Trust us, we get it: You want to see and do it all. It’s a worthy cause and very much achievable for anyone who plans correctly. If you want a detailed guide on how to spend your day(s), you can see our Disneyland Itinerary Guides for more information.

For your initial planning, however, here are the most important things to know about:

  • When to visit
  • Picking the right hotel
  • Saving on your theme park tickets
  • Transportation and airfare
  • Disney Genie, Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane Selections
  • Magic Morning Early Entry and Extra Magic Hour
  • Entertainment including parades, fireworks, World of Color and Fantasmic!

DISNEYLAND TICKETS

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Currently, you can purchase tickets that range from one to five days. Depending on how long you want to play, it’s always best to buy as many days as possible, as the price per day drops the more you add. For instance, the 2-day ticket costs about $128 per day, but the 4-day ticket costs about $90 per day. So, the more you play, the less you pay!

Guests can choose from either 1 Park Per Day or Park Hopper tickets.1 Park Per Day tickets give you access to one of the two parks each day of your visit. You CANNOT visit both parks on the same day.Park Hopper ticketsgive you access to both parks as much as you want for the length of your ticket.

We always recommend this ticket as it gives you a lot of flexibility to switch parks when the other is busy. For a great Disney deal, be sure to purchase your Disneyland tickets at a discount with our trusted partner online.

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Remember that tickets are only valid for 13 days after first use unless you have an annual pass. Also, tickets cannot be used by different people; the same person must use them on each day of use. Disney takes this very seriously and will revoke your ticket if you’re caught doing this. Only buy your tickets from vendors who are authorized.

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ANNUAL PASSES

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Keep the magic going all year-round with an annual pass, or Disneyland’s Magic Key Passes. These give you one year of access to the parks, some with restrictions and blackout dates. All offer discounts on food and merchandise, tours, and special events.

Pleasevisit here for information on the Magic Key Program, including the four levels of annual passholder membership: Dream Key, Believe Key, Enchant Key and Imagine Key.

DISNEYLAND HOTELS

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It seems like there are a million and one options for hotels at and near the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. The city itself is basically made up of hotels with a few houses and apartment buildings sprinkled in between, so your options are immense. Having said that, there are ones you’ll want to avoid.

Disneyland has three hotels on property, including the Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel and Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. While these hotels tend to run a bit pricier then most hotels near the resort, they also offer a lot of extras for guests like short walks to the parks, package delivery from the parks, and Extra Magic Hour each morning.

Most hotels surrounding the resort (but not owned by Disney) will most likely fall into the Good Neighbor Hotel category. You can read about these and the Disney Hotels inour complete Disneyland Hotel Reviews guide. There are some great ones out there likeDesert Palms Hotel and Suites, Residence Inn Marriott and the newWestin Resort by Marriott.

AIRPORTS

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Three airports service Disneyland within a 45-minute drive or less:

  1. Orange County– John Wayne SNA
  2. Long Beach AirportLGB
  3. Los Angeles AirportLAX

SNAis the closest airport to Disney and typically takes about 15 minutes to drive from there to Disneyland with clear traffic. While the airport is a smaller one, it’s really nice and offers lots of places to eat, shop and, of course, catch your flight. It’s also part of the Disneyland Resort Express motorcoach program, which you can read about below. Airlines include Southwest, Delta, United, American, and Alaska.

LGBis the second closest airport to the resort and typically takes about a 20-25 minute drive with clear traffic. It’s also a smaller airport, but was recently re-done and has some great eating places. Airlines that service Long Beach include Southwest, JetBlue, Delta, and American Eagle.

LAX is the furthest airport from Disneyland and can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to drive. This is a major airport with many airlines servicing it. We won’t list them all, but most likely, your airline will fly into it. It’s great for international flights. LAX is part of the Karmel Shuttle motorcoach program, which you can read more about below.

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TRANSPORTATION

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Getting to and from the airports can be pricey, depending on which type of transportation you take.Rental carscan be picked up at all three of the airports around Disneyland. If you choose to rent a vehicle, keep in mind that your hotel may charge a parking fee.

Disneyland also charges a parking fee if you’re thinking about parking at the resort. It’s approximately $20 per day for cars and motorcycles. However, driving your own vehicle or renting one can be a great idea if you plan to leave the resort a lot and head to the beach or other Southern California attractions.

Alternatively, theKarmel Shuttle Serviceis a great way to go from SNA, LGB and LAX to the three Disney hotels and surrounding ones like the Good Neighbor hotels.

Taxis, Uber and LYFTare great options if you don’t want to pay parking and rental fees. We highly recommendUberandLYFTfor getting to and from the airport. They are readily available and cheaper than taking a taxi. Use ourcoupon codesto get your first ride free with both companies!

If you don’t have these apps on your phone, we suggest taking a taxi. Many of them offer a flat rate to Disneyland and back – just be sure to ask them. Likewise, if you’re staying at a Disneyland property hotel, ask the bell desk for a flat rate coupon upon departure.

DISNEY GENIE

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The key to a successful trip to Disneyland is going in with a plan. Fortunately, Disney’s newest piece of tech, the Disney Genie Service, helps guests to make the most of their days whether they did their research or not. Already launched at Walt Disney World but yet to make its Disneyland debut, this complimentary service will be incorporated into the existing Disneyland app.

Utilizing preferences like your favorite characters or attractions, along with current and anticipated wait times and your location in the park, Disney Genie creates a personalized digital itinerary just for you. This helps you to take advantage of short lines and skip out on rides that may not interest you so that you can make the most of your time in the parks.

DISNEY GENIE+ & INDIVIDUAL LIGHTNING LANE ATTRACTIONS

Unfortunately, you are no longer able to use FastPass or MaxPass to skip the line at Disneyland. Instead, guests will be able to fast-track their trip by purchasing Lightning Lane access. By upgrading their tickets with Disney Genie+ and/or Individual Attraction selections, guests can jump to the front of the line at some of the Disneyland’s most popular attractions.

Disney Genie+ will cost $20 per person per day and cover such popular rides as Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Mountain. Meanwhile, guests will also be able to make Individual Lightning Lane Selections. Unlike with Genie+, you must buy Individual Lightning Lane Attraction access for each applicable ride you’d like to go on. While we don’t yet know how much this will cost, front-of-the-line access to some of Disney World’s rides are going for between $7-15 a pop.This skip-the-line option will only cover two popular attractions at each theme park, such as Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure Park.

WORLD OF COLOR

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World of Color is, quite possibly, the most wonderful show you’ll ever see. With lights, colors, water, fire and your favoriteDisney characters, all set to classic Disney music, honestly, what’s not to like? It’s something you have to experience!

The show will be returning in 2022 for the first time in over 2 years.

FANTASMIC!

Fantasmic! is a nighttime spectacular that takes place around the Rivers of America in Frontierland and New Orleans Square. You won’t want to miss this one-of-kind show starring Mickey Mouse and some nasty villains.

The show includes some of your favorite characters and the Mark Twain Riverboat, singing, dancing, and even fireworks, making it an absolute must-see.

The show will make its return in 2022 after being on hiatus for over 2 years.

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PARADES AND FIREWORKS

These change seasonally and yearly, so it’s essential to stay updated on what’s currently being presented at each park.
If you’re looking for fireworks, Disneyland Park is the place to go, as there aren’t any offered at California Adventure Park. Fireworks are typically done later in the evening and are most likely occur on the weekends, though they tend to run more during the summertime and major holidays. Always pick up an entertainment times guide when entering the parks (or check the Disneyland app) so you know when these are.

Parades change often, and each park can have its own. Currently, due to COVID-19, there aren’t any parades at Disneyland and California Adventure. However, A Christmas Fantasy Parade will be sliding down Main Street, U.S.A. starting November 12, 2021. The Main Street Electrical Parade will return in 2022.

Be aware that these types of entertainment are subject to change, mostly due to weather. For example, high winds will cancel a fireworks show, while rain will cancel a fireworks show and a parade.

MAGIC MORNING EARLY ADMISSION

Exclusively for Disneyland Resort guests, this feature comes on 3-day tickets or higher only. It allows you entrance into Disneyland Park one hour before it opens to the public. It only runs on certain days, typically Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. It comes on your ticket.

It is different than Extra Magic Hour (see below) that is offered only to guests of the three Disneyland-owned hotels. Currently this service is not running in 2022.

EXTRA MAGIC HOUR

This perk is only available to guests staying at one of the Disneyland-owned resort hotels including Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel, and the Grand Californian Hotel. Extra Magic Hour is every day at a different park.

It typically follows the schedule of Magic Morning Early Entry, with Disneyland Park on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. All the other days, Extra Magic Hour is for California Adventure Park.

Times are subject to change, so check with your hotel the night before to verify the time. Take it from us and this Disneyland Planning Guide, Extra Magic Hour is a must-do each day! You’ll get a lot done in just an hour because the park is pretty empty.

Currently this service is not running in 2022.

BEST TIME TO VISIT DISNEYLAND

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There’s a lot to be said aboutvisitingDisneyland. Of course, we all want to travel when there are smaller crowds and shorter wait times. But, we also want to go when it’s easy for families to travelandeverything is open. Finding a balance between the two can be challenging, but it’s possible.

Over the last several years, we’ve studied the crowds and have broken down what you can expect each month and when the best weeks are to visit.

In a nutshell, these are the best times to go to Disneyland:

  • January & February (minus holiday weekends)
  • May (first half of the month)
  • September (after Labour Day)
  • Early October
  • Early November
  • Early December

Avoid major holiday weeks like Christmas and Thanksgiving. Summers are crazy because kids are out of school. March and April are full of spring breakers, and late May is full of graduation nights. In other words, any time that’s not convenient for a family to go is the best time to go.

Be sure to read ourBest Time to Visit Disneyland Guideto see what may work for you. You can also check out our freeDisneyland Crowd Calendarsto see which days will be the busiest and which ones will be slow.

Another option is to subscribe to a crowd calendar likeTouring Plans, which has made it their business to project how busy the parks will be, using science! These calendars can be invaluable in helping you to determine the best days to visit.

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FAQs

How do I make a Disneyland itinerary? ›

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  1. Step 1: Select your park and date you'll visit. ...
  2. Step 2: Choose your attractions, character greetings, parades and fireworks. ...
  3. Step 3: Select your meals and breaks. ...
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  5. Step 5: Print and go!

Is 2 nights enough in Disneyland Paris? ›

A. Ideally, we'd recommend three full days. Two days for Disneyland Park and its five magical themed lands, one day for Walt Disney Studios Park and its four action-packed zones.

What is the cheapest month to go to Disneyland Paris? ›

This is why January is one of the cheapest times to visit Disneyland Paris.
  • 1st – 6th January. It's the end of the busy Christmas & New Years celebrations. ...
  • Weekdays. One of the quietest times of the year to visit. ...
  • Weekends. The first few weekends may still be busy, but as the month goes on, the parks are lovely and quiet.

Is 5 days at Disney too much? ›

Most Common Trip Length – 4 or 5 Days: This trip length works well for most people because you can visit all four Disney World theme parks, even possibly enjoy a second day at a favorite park, and it fits within most people's work vacation limits.

How many hours should you spend at Disneyland? ›

Ideally, you should plan on spending a total of 3-4 days in the parks to cover most everything, including rides, characters, shows, and fireworks.

How can I get the most out of Disneyland in one day? ›

Step One: Arrive Early, Use MaxPass, and Focus on Key Attractions. Step Two: Meet Mickey, Eat Lunch at a Disneyland Tradition, and Get A Castle Picture. Step Three: Go to California Adventure Park, Experience Cars Land and Pixar Pier before Dinner.

Can I take food into Disneyland Paris? ›

Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks inside the Disneyland Paris premises.

Are Disneyland Paris fireworks every night? ›

A. The fireworks show at Disneyland Paris takes place at Disneyland Park and is called Disney Illuminations. It takes place every night at 9:30 PM.

Is Euro Disney worth it? ›

After weighing up all of the experiences we had, I would say, for a Disney an, it's a whole-hearted “yes”! We spent four days there during the Christmas season and really felt like we had time to see it all – if you just have a day trip from London to Disneyland Paris, best to spend most of your day in Disneyland Park.

Is Disneyland Paris too cold in January? ›

Just as you'd expect of northern Europe in winter, the Disneyland Paris weather in January is mild or cold with some rainfall. There's still some winter sunshine and your New Year break to Disneyland will feel fresh and occasionally chilly. The weather in Disneyland Paris in January produces a mild climate.

How much does it cost to go to Disneyland Paris from UK? ›

Seasonal Dated 1 Day Tickets
TicketAdultChild (3-11 years)
1-Day, 1 Park REGULAR£79.70£73.43
1-Day, 1 Park PEAK£88.65£81.49
1-Day, 2 Parks ECO£72.54£68.95
1-Day, 2 Parks LOW£77.91£73.43
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Which Disney park should I go to first? ›

No matter what your plans may be, Magic Kingdom will always be the best choice for your first park. Seeing the iconic Cinderella Castle, watching your favorite characters parade around, and walking onto Main Street USA is the perfect way to get you into the Disney mood and help you feel the magic, as its name suggests.

Which Disney park takes the least time? ›

Hollywood Studios typically takes the Least Time of any Walt Disney World park. As one of Disney's smaller parks, this park is broken up into several areas. Get to know the Hollywood Studios map before you go, because while it has the least things to do, see and eat, it also has a rather confusing layout.

How many rides can you do in a day at Disneyland? ›

Although initially, it may seem like an overwhelming task, by planning a trip carefully, guests can ride all 40-plus rides at Disneyland over the course of a single day.

What is the best day of the week to go to Disneyland? ›

There isn't really a right or wrong time to visit Disneyland. The best time will really depend on your own set of interests. If you wish to visit when crowds are expected to be lower, then plan your trip mid-week if possible. Lines tend to be shorter Tuesdays through Thursdays during off-peak periods.

How far does the average person walk at Disneyland? ›

The average Walt Disney World guest walks 7-10 miles PER DAY during their vacation. For some guests, this is great – you want to get those steps in as your form of vacation exercise (gotta work off all those cupcake and turkey leg calories).

What to know about going to Disneyland for the first time? ›

Disneyland Tips for First Time Visitors
  • Download the Official Disneyland App.
  • Make Park Reservations.
  • Genie+ and Lightning Lanes.
  • Experience Newer Attractions Earlier in the Day.
  • Enjoy Performances and Parades.
  • Book Dining As Soon As Possible.
  • Bring Food and Water to Save Money.
  • Bring a Portable Charging Device for Cell Phone.
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Can I bring water into Disneyland? ›

I recommend bringing a reusable ice pack to keep your food and drinks cool all day long! And, while you are welcome to bring your own water bottles, water fountains and water bottle refill stations are located throughout both parks.

What should you wear to Disneyland? ›

Make sure you are extremely comfortable in whatever you are wearing. You will be walking around Disneyland all day long and don't want to be wearing anything that doesn't fit well or isn't comfortable to wear in extremely hot weather. Avoid clothing that is too tight or itchy.

Can I wear a crop top at Disneyland Paris? ›

As long as you are covered up and not flashing underboob, you should be fine. Just make sure you use sunscreen! I've seen people in the park dressed in workout clothes that consist of sports bra/cropped tank and shorts and if they allow that, a crop top should be allowed with no issues.

What should I wear to Disneyland Paris in March? ›

If you visit Disneyland Paris this month, a waterproof jacket or umbrella is a good idea to keep you dry while you queue for rides. The park can expect 12 wet days during March, but with a total 35mm of rain, it's the driest month of the year.

Can I take an umbrella to Disneyland Paris? ›

Umbrellas - Since Disneyland in the rain can be a great experience with less crowds, we absolutely do recommend bringing an umbrella into Disneyland! They are allowed and encouraged.

Is Disneyland still free on your birthday? ›

Disney DOESN'T give you free admission into the theme parks on your birthday. They DON'T give you free hotel stays or free meals. You CAN'T skip the lines or get special dining reservations.

Can you bring Mcdonalds into Disneyland? ›

Guests are allowed to bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverages into the parks for self-consumption, provided they are not in glass containers, do not require heating, reheating, processing or refrigeration and do not have pungent odors. Inform a Security Cast Member of any food items when you enter the park.

Is it better to use cash or card at Disneyland? ›

Kevin, while cash is accepted at Disneyland Resort, they recommend using contactless payment options when possible. Also, it's convenient to make in-app purchases when you have a contactless payment option available to you.

What time are the fireworks at Eurodisney? ›

Hi, It says on the website they do fireworks at 10pm.

What time are fireworks at Disneyland? ›

Shows are generally at 9:30 p.m. each night. You can find the exact time in the Disneyland app. (It can be 9 p.m. in cooler months.) Main Street, U.S.A. is our number one choice for watching Disneyland fireworks.

Do they have fireworks every night at Disney? ›

Do fireworks happen every night at Disney World? Yes! Some fireworks and nighttime shows do happen every night at Disney World. Keep in mind, however, that some shows happen during specially ticketed events like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, both of which cost extra.

Can you take bags on rides at Disneyland Paris? ›

You are allowed to take bags with you on all rides at Disneyland Paris. RC Racer and Parachute Drop have dedicated storage for your bag. On all other rides the bag will have to fit on the ride with you. This means huge rucksacks are out of the question, but a normal backpack is perfectly fine.

Which country has the best Disneyland? ›

Disneyland, California

Opened in 1955, it is the only park that opened under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. Back then it used to be known as Disneyland Park. Walt Disney came up with the concept after he had been to a number of amusement parks with his daughters.

Can you do both Disneyland Paris parks in 1 day? ›

Yes and no. Disneyland Paris has two parks – Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park – but neither is as large as Disneyland in the USA. It's not even close to Walt Disney World. You can hit the highlights of both parks at Disneyland Paris in one day.

Is February a good time to visit Disneyland? ›

February is one of the best months to visit the Disneyland Resort. The weather is mild, hotel prices are a little lower and the lines are shorter.

What do you wear to Disneyland Paris in January? ›

What to Wear to Disneyland Paris in January? January can be a bit cold in Paris. The temperatures are between 3°C and 8°C (37°F and 46°F), and there is always a chance of rain. For this month, we advise wearing warm clothes like a turtleneck, a fleece jacket or coat, pants, and closed shoes.

Is February a good time to go Disneyland Paris? ›

In general, January and March are the best months to visit Disneyland Paris in 2022 if you want to avoid crowds. However, crowds are not as big of a worry as other aspects of your visit, such as available attractions.

How much does the average trip to Disneyland cost? ›

The average price of a 7-day trip to Disneyland – Anaheim is $1,702 for a solo traveler, $3,057 for a couple, and $5,731 for a family of 4. Disneyland – Anaheim hotels range from $69 to $316 per night with an average of $109, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $440 per night for the entire home.

How much does it cost for a family of 4 to go to Disneyland Paris UK? ›

You can enjoy a magical family weekend from only £549 in 2023!

How much is a trip to Disneyland for a family of 4? ›

How much a family of four will pay to visit Disneyland
One-day, two-park ticketLeast expensive ticket priceMost expensive ticket price
Age 10 and over$169$244
Age 9 and under$163$234
Total cost for a family of four$664$956
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Does Disney do anything special for first time visitors? ›

You Can Get a Free Souvenir for Your First Trip to Disney

If you mention that this is your first visit when you buy your tickets, check in at a Disney resort, or stop in at Guest Services, you can get a free button to wear around the park.

Can you do all 4 Disney parks in 1 day? ›

Naomi, park hopping wise - you are able to visit one, two or even all four of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks in a single day if you would like. It's totally up to you. I've done all of it before and it's so much fun. However you would like to plan your day is totally up to you.

Which Disney park would you skip? ›

Disney World Parks to Skip to Avoid Crowds

To accomplish this, you will want to skip Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom is the headliner park of Walt Disney World, and draws in the highest crowd levels, especially on weekends. Instead, try EPCOT and Animal Kingdom.

Which Disney park should I go to if I only have one day? ›

A Magic Kingdom itinerary is simply a must if your family only has one day at Disney World. The main reason being the Magic Kingdom Park is by far the most-visited theme park in the world.

Which Disney parks can be done in half a day? ›

The Best Half Day Park in Disney World, According to YOU
  • Magic Kingdom.
  • Time to ask our readers!
  • Tree of Life.
  • Expedition Everest.
  • Hollywood Studios.
  • EPCOT.
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
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Can you bring food into Disneyland? ›

Guests are allowed to bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverages into Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. However, they must NOT be in glass containers, must not require heating, reheating, processing, or refrigeration and must not have pungent odors.

How can I get the most out of Disneyland in one day? ›

Step One: Arrive Early, Use MaxPass, and Focus on Key Attractions. Step Two: Meet Mickey, Eat Lunch at a Disneyland Tradition, and Get A Castle Picture. Step Three: Go to California Adventure Park, Experience Cars Land and Pixar Pier before Dinner.

How long do you wait in lines at Disneyland? ›

For a weekday in early March, wait times may have been high enough for some park-goers to do a double take. The average wait time at Disneyland on Wednesday peaked at 45 minutes by 3:00pm, according to the Disneyland Crowd Tracker.
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Can you see all of Disneyland in one day? ›

Most people advise focusing on just one park—usually the classic Disneyland. This isn't a bad idea as there's so much to see (especially now the new Star Wars land has opened), but we decided to squeeze them both in. We discovered that yes, it is possible to visit both Disneyland and California Adventure in one day.

Is 1 day enough for Disneyland Paris? ›

A. Ideally, we'd recommend three full days. Two days for Disneyland Park and its five magical themed lands, one day for Walt Disney Studios Park and its four action-packed zones.

How many rides can you do in a day at Disneyland? ›

Although initially, it may seem like an overwhelming task, by planning a trip carefully, guests can ride all 40-plus rides at Disneyland over the course of a single day.

Can I do both Disneyland parks in one day? ›

I'm here to tell you, yes, absolutely. I've taken many one-day trips to Disneyland, and it's totally doable to get in the best attractions at both parks in one day (especially if you're doing it without kids). Mind you, it will be a full day, but you'll still have a blast.

Can you bring food into Disneyland? ›

Guests are allowed to bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverages into Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. However, they must NOT be in glass containers, must not require heating, reheating, processing, or refrigeration and must not have pungent odors.

What is the best day of the week to go to Disneyland? ›

There isn't really a right or wrong time to visit Disneyland. The best time will really depend on your own set of interests. If you wish to visit when crowds are expected to be lower, then plan your trip mid-week if possible. Lines tend to be shorter Tuesdays through Thursdays during off-peak periods.

Which rides should you do first at Disneyland? ›

Start with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, then do Splash Mountain, followed by the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. At this point, you can either backtrack to Main Street for a snack or keep knocking out attractions before the waits get long.

Is tap water free in Disneyland Paris? ›

Facilities for Every Guest

The tap water at Disneyland Paris is safe to drink. Feel free to fill up your water bottles!

Which park is better at Euro Disney? ›

Disneyland Park is where you'll want to spend most of your time. It has the fairytale castle, classic characters, and plenty of rides and attractions. Walt Disney Studios Park is much smaller and is one of Disney's weaker parks, especially while the current refurbishments are taking place.

Is 4 days in Disneyland Paris Enough? ›

Disneyland Paris, including both parks and the hotels, can be seen in two days. We recommend two nights and three days for fans to fully experience Disneyland Paris. Three full days (i.e. three nights and a late departure or four nights) is ideal but maybe not worth the extra cost if you're at a pricey hotel.

How long do you wait in lines at Disneyland? ›

For a weekday in early March, wait times may have been high enough for some park-goers to do a double take. The average wait time at Disneyland on Wednesday peaked at 45 minutes by 3:00pm, according to the Disneyland Crowd Tracker.
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How long are the queues at Disneyland? ›

Some can have a very long wait time, close to 45 mins to an hour, whereas some may vary from 30 – 45 mins. It is good to learn in advance about the must-do rides and which have the longest lines.

How much is a shirt at Disneyland? ›

Grab a T-shirt to wear during and after your trip. Budget up to $30 for adult and $17 for children tees. Character plush are found throughout Disney World.

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