Mom And Daughter Glass Slipper
  • On Mar 11, 2013
    Angie Asked

    hi 1) i have a very old disneyland planning book and it says to avoid crowds start at Adventureland and work clockwise. is that the best route? and 2)what is the best route for DCA? thanks for your help !

    Hi there Angie,

    Ya know, while that is a great plan, I think it really depends on the dynamic of your family.  I have a young daughter, so we usually head straight to Fantasyland to enjoy the classic storybook attractions right off the bat.  From there, I usually make my way around Big Thunder Ranch and into Frontierland, cut through to Adventureland, on to New Orleans Square, back to Critter Country, and then I'll usually cross back over th hub into Tomorrowland later in the day.  You really have to discover what will work best for your family depending on ages and interests and be sure to knock out those attractions first.

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    Over at DCA, I recommend heading straight to Cars Land, as this popular, new area usually fills up right away.  If you before rope drop, one member of your group can wait in the Radiator Springs Racers line while the rest of your group lines up to enter Cars Land upon park opening.  There's a good chance you will be able to obtain FastPasses AND catch up to your family in time to jump in the attraction's standby line with little wait.  Then you'll still have a FastPass to enjoy later in the day.  From Cars Land, I would head over to the Paradise Pier area, continuing through Pacific Wharf, jet over to Grizzly Peak, then onto Condor Flats, through Buena Vista Street, Up Hollywood Boulevard over to Hollywood Land, through a Bug's Land, winding up back at Cars Land.  This always works best for my family, although we usually do some skipping around based upon FastPass return times.

    -Amanda F.
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