Disneyland Travel Tips, Hints and Secrets
When is the best time to be at Disneyland? When you are planning your Disneyland vacation, you should note that some days are better than, others at the park. The days that you choose to be there will depend greatly on whether you are more…
When is the best time to be at Disneyland?
When you are planning your Disneyland vacation, you should note that some days are better than, others at the park. The days that you choose to be there will depend greatly on whether you are more interested in attractions or entertainment – or both.
For instance, Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Thursday’s are the days when you will have shorter lines for the attractions, because there will be fewer people there. On the other hand, the entertainment on those nights cannot compare to the entertainment that is offered on the weekends. If entertainment is important, plan your visit to Disneyland for the weekend.
If you will be at Disneyland for several days, however, plan to ride the attractions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and then enjoy the entertainment, as well as the other things the park has to offer on the other days. If you are visiting during the off-season, you should note that entertainment usually isn’t offered on weekdays. Also remember that the park really fills up as the day wears on, so try to ride the in the morning if possible!
Disneyland Ticket Security
You must have your Disneyland ticket in order to enter the park. You must also have the ticket to get FastPass tickets. Because this ticket is so important, it needs to be kept in a safe place. Along with the Disneyland ticket, you also need a safe place to keep money or the Disneyland Merchandise Card.
A wallet or purse is not very practical at Disneyland. Instead, you should purchase a FastPass holder – even if you don’t get any FastPasses. This is a small plastic pouch that hangs from a cord, which is worn around the neck. These can be purchased at Disneyland, and they are very inexpensive.
If you think you might not want to spend a little bit of money on the FastPass holder, you should consider what a new Disneyland ticket will cost. If you lose your Disneyland ticket, you will not be allowed to enter the park the next day without purchasing a new ticket. When you look at the small cost of the Disneyland FastPass holder, you will see that it is well worth it.
Get more out of your Disneyland trip with Fastpass
You don’t want to spend your entire Disneyland Vacation standing in long lines. This can be avoided by using Disneyland FastPass. FastPass can be obtained from machines located near the rides that accept FastPass. This doesn’t mean that you get to immediately move to the front of the line. It is more like scheduling an appointment for the ride later in the day – at which time you actually will move to the front of the line. In the meantime, you are free to go enjoy other sites and rides around the park.
When you obtain a FastPass ticket, you will be given a one hour time in which to enjoy the ride. For instance, your FastPass ticket may say 11am to 12pm. This means that you can show up and move to the front of the line between the hours of 11am and 12pm. You must have your Disneyland ticket in order to obtain a FastPass ticket.
At Disneyland, FastPasses are available for Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Roger Rabbits Cartoon Spin, Autopia, Space Mountain, and Buzz Lightyear.