• On Aug 2, 2016
    Tressa from VA Asked

    My husband and I are visiting DL soon (both 24 with no kids). We have been to WDW countless times, but have only been to DL 1 time 10+ years ago. What are the best planning resources for a young couple? We have 2 days and want to maximize our park time.

    Hello Tressa. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question for us. You've come to the right place for planning a magical trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    For starters, I recommend briefly looking over "Planning Your Disneyland Resort Visit" page. You and your husband may be very familiar with Walt Disney World Resort and navigating larger parks. However, Disneyland Resort is quite different and unique. MagicBand is not used in Disneyland Resort, and paper FastPasses are obtained by Guests throughout the day on select attractions.

    You'll be arriving just in time for the Diamond Celebration finale, which also coincides with Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Catch "Paint the Night" parade and "Disneyland Forever" fireworks spectacular at Disneyland Park, as well as "World of Color - Celebrate!" at Disney California Adventure Park before they're over. Some not-to-miss attractions at the Disneyland Resort are Radiator Springs Racers, Indiana Jones Adventure, and Hyperspace Mountain. Enjoy classic rides like Peter Pan's Flight, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean to compare your experiences from those at Magic Kingdom.

    When it comes to dining, Napa Rose and Carthay Circle Restaurant are great places for indulgence. For more fun, casual environment, try Cove Bar, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, or Cafe Orleans. 

    For more trip planning tips and ideas, check out DLR Prep School and Disney Tourist Blog. Of course, for official announcements, be sure to visit Disney Parks Blog! I hope this information is helpful for you. I wish you and your husband a truly magical trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, Tressa. Please visit us on the Panel again if you have more questions.

    Sending you Pixie Dust,
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

I am a wife and mother to 2 children, a 14 year old daughter and 9 year old son. I have always enjoyed going to Disneyland Resort as a child and now that I am a mother, I love watching my children experience Disneyland Resort through their eyes. It is a true delight seeing my daughter wear a ball gown walking side by side with Cinderella or my son jumping gleefully after he defeated Darth Maul in a light saber duel! Learn More About Kiki

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