Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
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  • L_K1509
    London, United Kingdom1,332 contributions
    Another great day in the magic kingdom
    We spend a whole day in the park, very tiring but we had a fantastic day. We got on loads of rides in the morning including Thunder mountain, Haunted mansion, Rise of resistance, Smugglers run, Splash mountain by 9.30. We had Genie+ but did not use it until late morning then throughout the rest of the day, this allowed us to go on the rides again when the queue was long. By late morning the queue’s had built up and the park is very busy. It seems everyone goes for Rise of the resistance when the park opens so it leaves the other rides to pretty much walk on to, highly recommend. We then managed to notice Rise had a time of 30 mins, but remember there are various stages to the ride which starts while queuing for the main part, so only queued for about 10 mins, so it went quickly. Wifi in the park was good, only times it cuts out is when you go inside a building or ride( still in the queue). Food from Alien pizza was good and quick, especially using Apple Pay. Food on the whole is expensive so plan ahead with snacks/ drinks. Remember you can come and go throughout the day if your hotel is nearby. Genie+ - don’t forget to make use of the photos included- when you see a photographer get them to take your snaps, just show them your QR code on the app. Top tip! Bring a water bottle, there are loads of places to fill it up throughout the day. Saves on the $5 a drink.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Marine V
    Paris, France25 contributions
    The happiest place on earth !
    Truly the happiest place on earth ! I got lucky and visited the park on a chiller day ( a Tuesday ). We managed to ride all of the rides which were on our bucket list. I would absolutely recommend it for families, but two days would be most likely preferable to enjoy it at a chiller pace than ours. We ran everywhere and did not take the time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 7, 2023
  • Houston, Texas1,332 contributions
    Still has the magic
    ...for the little ones. Everyone, including the guests are considerate and friendly. The park dealt well in helping find a lost little one. The attractions are fun. The Royal Theater was wonderfully done. The Genie thing is maddening. Didn't always work (broken readers at one attraction and other problems). And the Standby vs Lightning lines are really kind of unfair (we used both and felt guilty in Lightning). $12 for rain ponchos that cost $3 outside the park is truly price gouging. But it is all about separating you from your cash.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • Sydney
    Saint Louis, Missouri211 contributions
    Downtown Disney
    We visited Downtown Disney on an evening trip from LA. My friend and I love Disney, so walking around Downtown was so fun at night. Everything is open extremely late except for the food options. If you're looking for something to eat, go earlier rather than later, especially before the fireworks - if you wait until after the fireworks, I promise that everyone else has the same idea!
    Visited July 2022
    Written March 9, 2023
  • Clutzylou
    Danville, California110 contributions
    Our visit
    Disneyland is basically the same as it was 30+ years ago. Just much more expensive! The one thing I did not care for was the mobile ordering, for a lot of items, like dole whip. When I saw the stand, I got excited until I saw mobile order only. And the next time slot was over an hour. No sale. Another lady left too. I just wanted to grab and go, on way back to hotel. They might get more money if they had the option.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
  • VanCity_Family
    Vancouver, Canada26 contributions
    A Great Trip
    We went to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park (DCA) from March 12th (Sunday) to March 17th (Friday). I reviewed DCA separately (sneak peek: long lines, constant ride breakdowns and long waits). We had Genie+ tickets and hit the park most days before opening. We went at March break and yes, it was busy. We planned our days, used Genie+ and found that we could go on many rides with minimal wait. We were fortunate that Indian Jones opened on the last day of our trip and we were able to get a Lightning Lane pass. The ride was great. The cast members were friendly and notwithstanding the crowds, the experience was super fun. Everything at the park is moving towards reservations. For example, you order most food via mobile order. It took us an order or two to figure out the system but once we did, the mobile ordering was easy to use. Even the Dole Whip was mobile order and that is just a bit strange as you need to pre-order it rather than getting it on a whim. Bottom line, we had a super fun time, made lasting memories and the trip (and Genie+) was worth every penny.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Single Mum Travels
    Canberra, Australia182 contributions
    Magical week
    We missed this place and were sad when our time had finished. Firstly head to City Hall on Main Street if someone has a birthday in the group to pick up a birthday badge for them and badge for the members in the group, to get the celebrations started. We love coming here every couple of years to experience the magic and see what's new. Last time we came we saw Galaxy's Edge starting to get built so we were super excited to actually go in there this trip, ALOT of time was spent there, smugglers run was my sons favourite ride, it was even better when we realised there was a single rider line. He loved being able to build his own droid too for the whole package it cost around $180 usd, we took it on as carryon on the plane home as we didn't want to get it damaged. Our first day in the parks was the first day of Celebrate 100 years of Disney (not planned), did I risk it not getting Genie + for it? Yes, but as we did a 5 day park hopper we didn't miss anything we still got to ride everything the longest wait was 40 minutes. Is Disneyland worth it.....YEEEEESSSSSSS and we cannot wait to go back.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 27, 2023
  • Marcus Wang
    Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
    Love this place and happiest place on earth
    Very polite and very helpful. No need anymore improvements just perfect. It's the happiest place on earth. I want to come again. I love Disneyland so much very fun and attractive. It gives me a good dream and gives me valuable memories.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written April 10, 2023
  • Pr0fess0rSteve
    Honolulu, Hawaii149 contributions
    Disneyland is Still the Best!
    The new Genie system is pretty awesome and the Disability Access Pass (DAS) is wonderful for disabled travelers. If you are planning to go to the park do your homework with the online and Youtube guides. You can apply for DAS 30 days before your trip BUT you can make dining reservations 60 days in advance and I strongly advise doing that ASAP. You can now park hop at 11 am (instead of 1 pm). We took advantage of that on this trip with park hoppers every day. With Genie we could see good rides in either park and go where the wait times were low. The new shows: World of Color 1, the parade and the 100th anniversary fireworks were truly spectacular!! I thought Rise of the Resistance was the best ride in any park ever. We also saw Tunetown open and rode Mickey's Runaway Railway which is totally immersive and tons of fun even for grown ups.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2023
  • Tom K
    Davenport, Florida321 contributions
    1st time in California
    Finally got a chance to try the original. Although some of the rides were better themed and longer. Ex: Pirates and big thunder. I was kind of underwhelmed. I think DCA is much better, just my opinion.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 24, 2023
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JessicaInSeattleWA
Seattle, WA88 contributions
Feb 2020
This was probably our 3rd or 4th trip to Disney and our first where we did a three day park hopper with max pass.

I am always impressed with the details and passion that have gone into building the park. To think of what it must have taken to build and develop it over the years is spectacular. Just walking around the park is wonderful, though you have to be aware of space due to the crowds. I also very much appreciate all the work Disney has put into healthy food options and special dietary needs. We found many vegetarian options and had some great meals at the Blue Bayou, New Orleans Cafe and snack stands.

I'm not sure how the park would be even bearable without the Max Pass (for online pre-scheduling of rides. Without that the length of the lines are often upwards of an hour which is far beyond the capacity of my 8 year old. We waited in long lines to get through security, lines to get through the gate and then lines for rides. The max pass is a must for expediting lines and for the photos (we truly will treasure the one a photographer took of our family at the Disney/Micky statue).

For rides my daughter loved Autotopia (a classic!), Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean. I liked anything with a short line (30 minutes or less to me).

One disappointment was the 'magic hour'. We did this and it did help us to get into Smugglers Run (more on that later), but otherwise found it useless. Most of the park is closed during the magic hour (stores, rides, etc), so you have risen early to essentially do more waiting in the park.

I found the Star Wars area to be amazing- you really feel like you are 'there'. However, Smugglers Run was disappointing and I found myself wondering why they didn't build something truly created by Disney- such as a Frozenland with Anna/Elsa based rides. My only conclusion is that they are cashing in on the deeper pockets of adults at the expense of the experience of smaller children. In part I think they've lost some of their original charm with the addition of the star wars exhibit.

We had a wonderful trip and are glad we did it, but also think that we'll hold off longer before returning and perhaps will hope that they can figure out a way to reduce the crowd problems.
Written February 10, 2020
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Kizchris
Albuquerque, NM426 contributions
Jan 2020
We knew Disneyland would be crazy right after New Years but that is the schedule that we could accommodate with school age grandchildren. Had no idea how tough the experience is, even with Max Pass and using the Disney App. First day we were there Jan 3 at Disneyland park, we were able to ride 4 rides the entire day. We had Max Pass which is nice to be able to do fast passes from your phone, but too many rides fast passes are sold out by midday, and the big rides (like Indiana Jones) are out by 10 am. Timing really couldn’t have been worse when fast passes were involved too, because standby lines even for lesser rides were an hour plus long so trying to time waiting in line for a ride then having to waste time doing nothing (shopping etc) because we couldn’t get in another standby line or we would miss our fast pass times.
The app is very glitchy, had to shut it down and restart many times as it would freeze up on the fast pass page and you couldn’t get to another page (order food or see what other fast passes were available) when you hadn’t used that fast pass yet. One tip for those planning on eating at the park...use the app to pre-order your food where you can. My husband went to stand in line at the burger place in Tomorrowland, and I sat at a table with the kids and started playing with the app for food service. I was able to place the order and get the pick up notification before he even made it up to the cashier to order so just called him to get out of line and head to the pick up window. I will say though that they totally screwed up the order and I had to go back to the window with my phone to show the order, .it’s almost like they hadn’t even looked at our order as none of the sides and two of the five main entrees were incorrect. We used this pre-order feature in California Adventure and it was perfect.
Getting around the park was just difficult with so many people...after going to Disneyland for the last 40 years, this trip was definitely lacking in Magic. For as much as you pay ($255 for two day pass) to get 4 rides a day, and of course spending as much as we did for food and tchotchkes the value just wasn’t there.
Written January 6, 2020
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Freakyfigs
Fort Collins, CO130 contributions
Jan 2020
Purchased tickets online ahead of time for $149 per person. Arrived at park at 9am, parked but lines were so long to take shuttle to park that we walked (15 minutes). Arrived same time as buses so good for the exercise if you like it. We brought a backpack with rain poncho (highly recommended if you go on Splash Mountain), some snacks, water and sunscreen. Took 45 minutes to reach front gate even with prepurchased tickets. Then another 1/2 hour to get through line to have your bags searched. Then another 30 minutes in line at City Office to upgrade to Max Pass (another $15 per person). The Max Pass includes photos taken of you during specific rides that can be uploaded to your phone for 45 days from visit. Plus allows you to make "reservations" on most popular rides for scheduled time slots but you can only reserve one ticket every 1.5 hours. So realistically, you can only get 3-5 reservations per whole day. That sucked. Some rides were booked out 4 hours. The Disneyland app is worth downloading to see wait times on specific rides to plan ahead. But bring a batter pack charger because after 12 hours your phone will be super low in battery power and you will want to recharge it. We were at the park 13 hours total but wasted the first few hours just getting in. I recommend you do the fastpass (though the lines for that are almost as long as the regular lines). Indiana Jones broke down when we were there which kept us waiting 40 minutes in the line, trapped until it was fixed. There were rude obnoxious people who cut into line at the Matterhorn. When everyone who had been standing in line for 2 plus hours commented to the employees on the party who was cutting in line and lying about it, they said they'd take care of it. Rubbish! They let the group on with no consequences. They should have been removed from the park. Food was very expensive and you needed "reservations" to eat lunch at most of the places which are apparently also made on the Disneyland app. We didn't know this. Some rides closed at dark which was disappointing. There were just so many people that it was wall to wall bodies... amazing that they don't limit the number of guests because it was NOT a pleasant experience fighting people every single step of the way. And when did Haunted House become an ad for Nightmare Before Christmas? And Space Mountain is now all Star Wars themed too? That was my last visit to the Magic Kingdom. At $165 per person PLUS $25 parking per vehicle, it was ridiculous for what we experienced.
Written January 7, 2020
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Compass90777
New York City, NY49 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This was my first trip to Disneyland, i usually go to Disney World in Orlando. I was A little disappointed, the park is small — its like they take a little bit of Disney World and to make a park out of it. The lines are ridiculous. Its like they penalize you if you dont stay in the Disney hotels and pay about 500-600 dollars a night. Even though i was in a “Disney friendly neighbor” hotel. We were online for and average of an hour to and hour and a half for just one ride. So imagine by the time you get on your 3rd ride with kids, they are already exhausted and their feet hurt.
I honestly will not be going back, if i want to spend that amount of money— i will do so in Disney World.
We also bought the park hopper tickets, but was not worth it- being that everywhere we went their were thousands of people. The shows that are being done thru out Disney, close and good seats, no matter how early you get, are reserved for VIP people. We were sooo tired from waiting on the lines that we didnt wait for the fire works and didnt stop for any of the shows, being that their was no place to sit— people were just on the floor and in the streets, were their are soo many people stepping from everywhere. I feel like its not kid friendly. Sometimes the bathroom lines are so long that you see kids crying cause they haVe to go— yet this is suppose to be a child playground. In overall, not really “the best place on earth”.
Written February 22, 2020
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Ss M
Red Bluff, CA2 contributions
Feb 2020
My family was very disappointed that even though Disneyland park was not very busy we still could not get on the new star wars ride "rise of the resistance". We payed extra to have the maxx passes and even though we got into the park as soon as it opened and had the Disney app we still could not get on the ride. Talking to others we learned that some visitors had gotten into some kind of lottery a month in advance. This just seems like a fail on Disney's part. It was raining on the day we entered the park and not very full. It was not peak season or even a three day weekend. We met 3 other families at our hotel who said the same thing. You should be able to get on all the rides when you pay so much to go to these parks especially when the park is not full.
Written February 12, 2020
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SincityLin
Las Vegas, NV253 contributions
Jan 2020
Went on a Tuesday day trip to Disneyland with a group from my Univerisity...sufficed to say I am an older student. It was a long journey by bus but we got there one hour after opening and spent the whole day there. The last time I went to Disneyland was over 30 years ago.

I wish I had more than one day but I got to do mostly everything I wanted. It helped that it was after the school break for most people and it wasn't on a weekend. I brought in a backpack with some snacks and water. I never had an issues on the rides and just put it by my feet. If you can go to the single rider line, you might get on the ride faster then in a group of folks. There is the option of using Fast Pass but the time difference was about 5 minutes for me so I didn't mind the wait.

It is a theme park so prices can be high for food and souvenirs so it can't hurt to make a plan of how much you want to spend. There is no restriction on bringing your own snacks so that can help relieve some expenses.

I like the fact the cast will assist and take pictures for you with your camera phone. I was impressed with cast members who all genuinely took the time to listen to kids and spend time chatting with them and not hurrying them along.

I definitely enjoyed this visit and would love to go again.
Written January 17, 2020
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turtlegirl75
Clinton, UT96 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We got the 3 day park hopper pass. I would recommend getting the max pass and using the Disney app to avoid long lines.
We heard a lot of mixed reviews about the new Rise of the Resistance ride. It is tricky to actually get on the ride but we really loved it! My 10 year old thought it was great too!
In order to get on the ride I would suggest getting the tickets that let you into the park an hour early. You must be scanned into the park (every person you want on the ride) and already have your tickets linked on the app. Once all are scanned into the park click to join a group on the ride and hope you got there early enough!
We went on Friday which means the park stays open until midnight. We got group 119 as an alternate. We got on after 9pm and the last group they took was 122. If we had tried on a weekday we wouldn’t have made it.
It was a magical trip for us! My son would have spent the whole trip in the Star Wars area if he could have!
Written January 27, 2020
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mloucks1112
Spokane, WA112 contributions
Feb 2020
My wife and I have always enjoyed Disneyland but we absolutely love it now that we've taken our son (5 years old) two years in a row. It is so much fun to experience it through the eyes of a child. We had a 5 day park hopper pass with MaxPass and it was perfect! We visitied the parks Feb 6-10. Contrary to what so many people complain about on here, only Saturday seemed especially busy and even then, we knew how to not let that impact our experience negatively. It is crowded in the parks but we've never had any issues with it. We expect that and plan accordingly. The park is so clean and the cast members were all very nice. The characters were awesome added to the experience. MaxPass is worth every penny and even on busy days, there is no need to wait in crazy lines if you plan and research ahead of time. Also, utilize the Disneyland App. You can see real-time info on wait times for rides and can then use that info to plan your next move. Also, mobile ordering for food on the app is so helpful. I cannot tell you how many times we'd mobile order our food on our way to a restaurant and just walk up and grab it when it was ready, meanwhile bypassing a whole line of people waiting to order (I always chuckle at all the schmucks waiting in a long line for Dole Whip as I just walk up and grab mine that I mobile ordered ahead of time). If you take the time to research and plan a little before your visit, you will discover so many of these things that can make your experience easier and more enjoyable. I have nothing but great things to say about our time in Disneyland and will continue to go back!
Written February 12, 2020
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MrBill
Newport, UK850 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I give 5 stars and yet entitle my review “Disappointed” because my visit was so full of contradictions.

So many contradictions because throughout the entire experience; the staff were impeccable. Truly amazing. Never letting the brand down for a second and I’m not talking about face characters; I’m talking about staff manning queues, I’m talking about staff selling merchandise, I’m talking about staff selling experiences - they were without exception faultless. I salute you.

The delivery of the experience is amazing. Every zone is immaculate and expertly delivered. It was a thoroughly professional performance.

And yet I was disappointed. Why? Because there were so many elements to my experience that were not included. Some excluded by virtue of building works but some, it would appear, due to lack of numbers in the park, no inclusion.

We witnessed approx 10/11 face characters throughout the park.
Compared to what was promised; I consider the offering to be poor. I have attached photos with my review, they are the elements that we did not experience. We paid premium for our tickets but yet so many events get cancelled or not included and no one gets informed.

I could not believe when I looked back on our experience and the things that were promised to us; how little we actually saw. There is so much to see in this park if you don’t want to queue for hours for something. The whole idea as I saw it was that there things to keep you amused; that you could plan to see to fill up your day. Lots of these elements were cancelled or just didn’t take place.

The professionalism of this park is second to none but that doesn’t mean they can charge premium prices for less the. The full experience.

Written April 8, 2020
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Steven N
Melbourne, Australia246 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We last visited Disneyland in 2012. We spent 3 days in the park with our kids who were teenagers. It was a truly magical experience. As a retailer, I recall walking away marvelled at the consistency of the service experience and training that must have sat behind. It seemed like every cast member was proud to be Disney. We've now been to 25 different theme parks around the world and Disneyland now doesnt feels so special. We were gobsmacked by cast members standing around talking, not greeting guests, and seeming not that interested. Couldn't get on the new Star Wars ride. You can only get on a 'boarding group' through the app, and although we tried 3 days in a row at dead on 8am, the best we could do was group 114, also known as no chance. The system is rigged somehow. We'd be standing next to grouos of people who would be in and assigned a group, only for our access to pop up 30 seconds later. Some kind of Disney prioritization. Most likely for people who jot only paid the exorbitant entry fee, but also the additional for Fast Pass Max..
Food is limited and expensive. Even if it's just the two of you.
Disneyland is great if you haven't been there, or any of the Disney parks. The first time. For us, we found California Adventure a more genuine experience, for adults at least.
Written January 26, 2020
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