I wanted to share more about our experience, some tips, tricks, and ideas in case you are thinking about planning a visit. I know that some people will have different opinions on things, which is fine, because everyone’s expectations and experiences are different. Some thought we were nuts for only spending a day in the parks, and others cheered us on and encouraged us to make a memorable experience. I think it’s about finding out what works best for you and the expectations you have for your visit.
DECIDING ON A TIME TO VISIT:
GETTING TO THE PARK EARLY:
DOWNLOAD THE DISNEYLAND APP:
BUY TICKETS ONLINE:
DECIDE ON GETTING A PARK HOPPER TICKET:
I mean, who doesn’t love cutting down on any type of wait time? That’s what a FASTPASS will afford you. FASTPASSES are not eligible on all rides, but they are available on majority of the popular rides. Most of them you need to find the FASTPASS machines located around the general area of the rides to insert your ticket. Once you insert your ticket, a reminder will print out for you with a designated window for you to use your FASTPASS. You can bypass going to the machines with you purchase the MaxPass, which I’ll cover next.
Here are the attractions that the FASTPASSES are currently eligible for.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster
Haunted Mansion Holiday
USING MAXPASS TO GET YOUR FASTPASS:
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RIDER SWITCH:
So what’s a parent or friend to do when you both want to go on but can’t ride together? You take advantage of a rider switch. You let the attendant know you are going on but your other counterpart will be going on after you. They scan your ticket and allow you to jump back into a less crowded line and be able to enjoy the ride. We did this with several things and it worked out great. A was able to ride twice on some rides, once with and Eric and then again with myself. Or A went on with me and then little nugget went on with Eric. Everyone was happy and it all worked out. Some rides also have single rider lines where you can bypass a lot of the waiting time if someone is going by themselves.