Anaheim-Disneyland Travel Tips
Keep in Mind...
- Prepare for a crowd surge Disneyland draws visitors from far and wide, so you can expect to do a little bit of waiting. Avoid long lines by getting to the park earlier in the morning or buying tickets in advance.
- Don't lose the kids While Disneyland is overall a very safe and family-friendly environment, heavy crowds can make it hard to stay together. Give your child an identity tag with their name and your cell phone number on it. It's also wise to designate a meeting spot, just in case someone gets lost.
- Anaheim is hot This city is known for its bright and sunny weather, but that can take its toll if you're spending the entire day outside at Disneyland or at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Wear a hat and sunscreen, and drink plenty of water.
Many vacationers come to Anaheim for Disneyland. A plaque at the entrance of the park says: "Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy," and for more than 50 years, this complex of amusement parks and hotels has remained a fun fantasy world. Even if you've been to other Disney resorts, nothing beats the original's unique place as a vintage landmark in the heart of Southern California. This vibrant park is still a great place for families -- in fact, your kids will most likely have so much fun with Mickey and friends that they'll never want to leave. And with plenty of thrilling rides and a bustling Downtown entertainment district, you might not want to leave either.
But Disneyland isn't the only thing luring visitors to this Southern California city. There are other parks like Knott's Berry Farm and Adventure City, a picturesque nature park and even an "angelic" baseball stadium. And, although you might not know it as you're sweating it out in the summertime, Anaheim is within a 30-minute drive to the cooling ocean breeze of Long, Huntington and Laguna beaches.
How To Save Money in Anaheim-Disneyland
- Forget the car If you're only planning on visiting Disneyland while in Anaheim, we recommend relying on Disney transport and your own two feet to get around.
- Ditch Disney If you're really tight on money, ditch Disney altogether. Instead, pick another park like Knott's Berry Farm or Adventure City, which offer much lower admission prices.
- Buy online You'll save time and money if you purchase your Disneyland tickets ahead of time instead of at the park. Opt for the Park Hopper ticket, which will grant you access to both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure.