Disneyland- Mainstreet Station
  • On Feb 28, 2016
    Kathy from NJ Asked

    Hi- I have been to Disney World. Planning a trip to Disneyland. Is there as much to plan as WDW? Also, any must sees that can't be found at Disney World?

    Hello Kathy!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I hope you are having a magical week.

    At Disneyland Resort, there are so many things to see and do, some planning is nice, but I find it to be a relaxed atmosphere and personally turn into “go with the flow” when my family visits the parks. Some restaurants and tours will require reservations and you can make those 60 days prior to your arrival. The Disney FASTPASS Service at Disneyland Resort is similar to what Walt Disney World had prior to the introduction of MagicBands and their online reservation system.

    As for what not to miss in the parks, no trip to Disneyland Resort is complete without the following three things… Fireworks, a photo in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and a hug from the Mouse who started it all! I’m also a huge fan of Cars Land in Disney’s California Adventure Park and the Radiator Springs Racers attraction. I love strolling down the main road at dusk when all of the neon signs are brightly lit. World of Color and the Paint the Night Parade are a couple more “must see” attractions!

    A few of the attractions that are at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World are similar but  have slight differences that make it seem like a whole new ride! Hyperspace Mountain (Space Mountain has joined the Season of the Force temporarily) has cars with the seats side-by-side vs 3 in its Walt Disney World counterpart. Pirates of the Caribbean has a larger “drop” during the ride and Peter Pan’s Flight has a few differences as well.
    I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions as you plan this special visit!

    See you real soon!
    -Emily
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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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