comScore
Sleeping Beauty Castle picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
www.disneylandnews.com

Key Info

Details

  • Amusement Parks Type
  • More than Full Day Time to Spend
4.8
Overall
US NEWS LOGO

Scorecard

  • Value
    4.5
  • Facilities
    4.5
  • Atmosphere
    5.0

Read about how we rank Things to Do.

Many travelers say this original Disney resort lives up to its motto as "The Happiest Place on Earth." You'll find three unique areas inside Disneyland: Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney district.The main park is still the favorite among reviewers and frequent guests, as it harbors several differently themed areas like Tomorrowland, Frontierland and Mickey's Toontown. At California Adventure, you'll find Golden State-themed lands like Paradise Pier, which is modeled after California boardwalks similar to the one in Santa Monica, California. And after its recent enhancement, visitors can also explore the worlds of "The Little Mermaid" and "Cars." For a tasty meal and some entertainment, head to Downtown Disney.

Though recent visitors gushed about this timeless experience, they also warned that taking your family here will cost a small fortune. Tickets range in price based on the time of year, package deals and more. One-day tickets for kids and adults ages 10 and older start at $95 while single-day admission for youngsters ages 3 to 9 starts at $89.  You save slightly by purchasing multiday tickets, but you'll still fork over a hefty sum for two-day adult admission, which costs $195. Prices also vary by season; single-day adult admission can cost as much as $119. Keep in mind single-day tickets only grant you entrance to one park; if you'd like access to both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, you'll need to purchase a Park Hopper Ticket, which can nearly double your admission price. Other factors to consider: dining (no outside food or beverage is allowed in the park) and FASTPASS service, which allows you to virtually save your place in line instead of having to physically wait for each attraction. If these prices have you second-guessing a trip to Anaheim, consider visiting some of the area's more affordable theme parks, such as Knott's Berry Farm and Adventure City. Though these parks lack the flash and beloved Disney characters you and your children grew up with, they can cut costs significantly. 

Hours vary, but Disneyland generally stays open from about 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you decide to drive, be prepared to pay $18 per vehicle for parking. Many hotels offer shuttle service to the park, which can be a cheaper and less stressful alternative to parking at Disneyland. All ART buses provide access to Disneyland. For more information, visit Disneyland's website

Powered by Viator See more Tours & Tickets

Hotels Nearby

  • Thing to Do
  • Hotel
See all hotels in Anaheim-Disneyland »

More Best Things to Do in Anaheim-Disneyland

Sleeping Beauty Castle picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Amusement Parks Type
More than Full Day Time to Spend
Angel Stadium of Anaheim picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Sports, Tours Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Anaheim Packing District picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Shopping, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Recreation, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Yorba Regional Park picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Parks and Gardens, Recreation Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Yee-Haw picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Amusement Parks Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
Adventure City picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Amusement Parks Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
|

#1 Disneyland Many travelers say this original Disney resort lives up to its motto as "The Happiest Place on Earth." You'll find three unique areas inside Disneyland: Disneyland Park, Disney's ... Read more » www.disneylandnews.com

#2 Angel Stadium of Anaheim Both baseball aficionados and casual fans agree: If you're in Anaheim, you should make a point to catch a game at this historic, 45,050-seat venue. Home to the Los ... Read more » Juan Calderón / Flickr

#3 Anaheim Packing District Described by recent visitors as a "hipster food court," the Anaheim Packing District features more than 20 artisan eateries, live music, a farmers market and an event area with a ... Read more » Courtesy Anaheim Packing District

#4 Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center For all the would-be pilots out there and all those "Top Gun" fans, the Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center is for you. Here, you can pretend you're taking off, dogfighting ... Read more » Paul Wigboldy / Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center

#5 Yorba Regional Park Approximately 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim in the mouth of Santa Ana Canyon, Yorba Regional Park is an oasis of green in a city heavily blanketed in concrete. Among ... Read more » fantasy prof / Flickr

#6 Knott's Berry Farm If you're sick of Disney  or just want try out some big roller coasters  you should check out nearby Buena Park's Knott's Berry Farm, a popular theme ... Read more » Courtesy Visit Anaheim

#7 Adventure City If you're on a budget and you've got young children in tow, you should consider a trip to Adventure City, according to recent visitors. Many reviewers said ... Read more » Courtesy Adventure City

Sleeping Beauty Castle picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Angel Stadium of Anaheim picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Anaheim Packing District picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Yorba Regional Park picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Yee-Haw picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Adventure City picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Sleeping Beauty Castle picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Angel Stadium of Anaheim picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Anaheim Packing District picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Yorba Regional Park picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Yee-Haw picture in Anaheim-Disneyland
Adventure City picture in Anaheim-Disneyland

Many say that this original Disney resort lives up to its motto as "The Happiest Place on Earth." www.disneylandnews.com

Juan Calderón / Flickr

Need a break from Disneyland food? Visitors suggest you stop by the Anaheim Packing District, which is a food hall modeled after the public markets of South America and Europe. Courtesy Anaheim Packing District

At the Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center you can pretend you're taking off, dogfighting, and completing death-defying aerial maneuvers in fighter jet and Boeing 737 flight simulators that allow you to virtually soar through the sky.  Paul Wigboldy / Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center

This east Anaheim park features picnic tables, playgrounds and natural wildlife like this bird.  fantasy prof / Flickr

Hop on the back of this stagecoach at Knott's Berry Farm, which has a Wild West theme. Courtesy Visit Anaheim

Many reviewers said this small theme park is a less stressful and less expensive alternative to the pricey, crowded entertainment mecca of Disneyland Courtesy Adventure City

×

See full list of Best Things to Do in Anaheim-Disneyland »

Explore More of Anaheim-Disneyland

Find the Best Price

Enter your check in and check out dates to find the best price

PriceFinder powered by TripAdvisor Primary Logo