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  • On Jan 29, 2019
    Michele from PA Asked

    Hi - we are planning to Southern California in August. We have never been to Disneyland before. How many days do you recommend we spend at Disneyland? Thanks!

    Hi there, Michele!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I just love helping first-time visitors plan trips to the Happiest Place on Earth. Apart from attractions, the Disneyland Resort has so many wonderful dining options, Character experiences, entertainment, and immersive, themed lands.

    I have personally visited the Disneyland Resort for longer, more relaxing vacations and shorter weekend getaways. Both types of trips are still always magical, but my priorities and expectations are different depending how I choose to vacation. Minimally I recommend Guests visit for two to three days. This should give you plenty of time to experience many attractions, shows, and entertainment at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Adding the Park Hopper option to your ticket will give you even more freedom to walk between the parks throughout the day. If taking a shorter trip then I also highly recommend adding Disney MaxPass to your tickets. This will allow you to make digital Disney FASTPASS selections right from your mobile device, which will let you spend more time making magical memories and less time waiting in attraction lines. With longer stays you can experience more dining, relax and use more of the amenities at your Disneyland Resort Hotel, explore more of the Downtown Disney District, and experience your favorite attractions multiple times. Even if I have stayed for four or five days, I still feel like it isn't enough time with all there is to see and do in the entire Resort. It's why I still keep coming back every few months!

    Before your trip, download the official Disneyland app to begin familiarizing yourself with park maps as well as make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance. Please return and have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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