What more can I say. This is Walts dream and that of so many generations of children who dreamed of visiting year after year, like I did. My dad provided that dream for me and I will always cherish that! It was a magical day for my son Nate who is Autistic. It was his first time at Disneyland. I waited till almost 8 years before I brought him, because he doesn't quite understand the rules of life and patience. He had a blast. We all throughly enjoyed ourselves. His older brother Nick just got a kick out of seeing his brother so happy and excited about everything. We had a wonderful time! It is truly a very magical place of my childhood dreams and memories.
Hours usually start around:
8:00am to 12:00 Pm, but this depends on the season too! During winter hours, it usually closes around 10:00pm.
Oh wow, what a cute ride for the young and old. Nate just loves "The Poo Bear!" I think he is pretty cool too! Unlike the other rides in Fantasyland that are dark and glow in the dark, which still scare some. This ride is bright and cheery. Hop into a giant 6-person beehive and be swept away by a magic breeze past colorful leaves from the 4 seasons. Watch as a blustery windstorm blows Winnie the Pooh and baby Roo into the air and a driving rainstorm floods the Hundred-Acre Woods. Bounce home with Pooh and Tigger, where Pooh settles down for a nap. Step into Pooh's dreams as strange, dazzling, multi-colored visions of Heffalumps and Woozles come to life. Beware! They are out to steal Pooh's honey!
Located in Critter Country
This was a wonderful idea Disneyland did. Wow, this place is packed with all kinds of technological and educational activities. My three boys loved this place. We spent a good hour or so checking out everything. Everything is hands on once you get past the introduction stage. My Nate love being able to have hands on and to see his results of his own inputs made him smile and giggle. Discover a 5,000 square-foot home of the future inhabited by the dynamic Elias family and learn how the technology of today — and the technology of tomorrow — seamlessly interconnects within the home, the surrounding community and the whole world.
Located in Torrowland
They've have since updated this ride a bit, by including Jack Sparrow. My son Nate got a kick out that. This is my sisters favorite ride growing up here. I think my boys get the biggest kick from all the electronic animated characters this ride has. Plus the spookiness and the two dips on the way in is fun too. I will never forget taking my Mother-in-law on this ride and her asking if it had scary dips and we both at the same time, said "No Ma!"......ha....lol!....and the look we got afterwards.....lol....hehehehe! So, we carried on the tradition as far as Nate was concerned and his eyes got real big. I think I lost the circulation in my arm that day:-) Just a darn cool ride to enjoy!
Located in New Orleans Square
Still my favorite and my boys always humor me. Another one of those rides the whole family can get on and enjoy a lot! Lots of things for all kids of all ages to enjoy and keep occupy. I use to have a picture album of Disney's Small World when I was about 5 years old. I can sing it all by heart still and I sang it the whole ride..lol!
Located in Fantasyland*
Remember me mentioning the live entertainment show they have here? Well, this one will make you little one eyes light up! The kids got to sit right down by the stage to see Buzz Lightyear in person. It was so entertaining with music and live action that Nate was so exicted. Right after the show he got to talk a picture with Buzz in person. It was cute because he kept trying to push all the button on Buzzes suit:-O! It is located right by Club Buzz in Tomorrowland, so you have a chance to dine and watch a live show too! I recommend this show for your kids!
Very Excited Indeed!!!!
This is one of my favorite rides. My parents would tell us girls to go on it ourselves. I didn't always like that, but since I was always sandwiched between my sisters I didn't mind. So this time with my two grown boys, we were smashed togethers, but giggled the whole time and really enjoyed it. I see they have tried to update it some. Your Doom Buggy whisks you into the darkest reaches of this mysterious madhouse packed with poltergeists and haunts of every hue! At the séance in progress, the medium Madame Leota invokes the 999 ghosts, ghouls and goblins that are just dying to meet you! They're looking to fill the 1000th spot in the mansion. A great ride!
Located in New Orleans Square.
If you like getting wet, they expect to on this ride. Yet, it is so much fun and they entertain you the whole time with animal-electronics, songs, and you never know when this ride is going to dip....hee hee! During the approximately 9-minute water flume voyage, a cast of 103 backwoods critters tell the tale of carefree Brer Rabbit's plucky escapades as he strikes out on his own in search of a little bit of adventure. Drift past unforgettable sights and sounds that recreate memorable scenes from the classic Disney film Song of the South — including the pursuit of the crafty Brer Rabbit by the scheming Brer Fox and his bumbling partner in crime, Brer Bear. Another great ride.
Located in Critter Country.
What would the day be without riding the magical teacups. My boys loved this ride, but you quite can't tell from this picture. Nate enjoyed this ride a lot because of all the spinning action. No line to speak of that day, which was nice. Choose one of 18 pastel tea cups for a spin under haphazardly strung brightly colored Japanese lanterns. The teacups twirl around 3 separate turntables, which themselves are mounted on one larger turntable. That whole crazy contraption is fun to watch and a blast to ride.
The teacups are located in Fantasyland
Who doesn't love a rollercoaster. This one to me is a classic. The whole family loves riding this one and it never disappoints at all. Twist through desert canyons, dash under creaking mine shafts and venture deep into pitch-black caverns overrun with screeching bats. Rumble past falling boulders, gushing waterfalls, playful wildlife and abandoned mining settlements, as you weave through burnt orange rock spires, arches, canyons and windswept gorges. Just when you think your adventure is at an end, an unseen force seems to push you forward up and over the next hill.
Located in Frontierland.
This place is a combination of many things. It has a petting zoo and the cabin is where there are many childrens activities, such as coloring. It was cute to see grown men coloring with their kids. There was even a beautiful paint horse that anyone can pet and love. They also have a restaurant, chuckwagon style. A great place to eat and relax too.
Located in Frontierland.
You have to see the parage, why? Mickey Mouse and his pals are tuning up and getting ready to jam like never before as they ride down Main Street, U.S.A. on a colorful cavalcade of floats — creating an atmosphere that can only be described as...soundsational! Adding to the fun, each float has its own unique musical style, like crowd-pleasing Bollywood and South American rhythms. Mickey leads the way at the head of a syncopated drum line. Live musicians and energetic dancers amplify the fun with twinkling cymbals and steel drums. Best of all, you're encouraged to join the celebration for a giant jam session! In addition to Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale, Characters from some of your favorite Disney films are along for the ride, including:
The Little Mermaid
The Three Caballeros
The Lion King
The Princess and the Frog
Plus, before the final note is played, the Disney Princesses make an appearance, including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and even Rapunzel!
Almost everyone in the world has heard of Mickey Mouse, his magic ears, and all his friends...some people even think that Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Cinderella are Disney inventions (because Walt Disney and his staff made the stories and the animation very appealing)...almost everyone want to visit this wonderful, magical place...so why shouldn't you drop by here? =)
The park has many, many rides, lots of restaurants, souvenirs shops, different activities and so much more.
It is family friendly and can also be a good date place.
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Admission: Regular-$59 / children (ages 3-9) $49
Select attractions offer Fastpass, a free service that saves your place in line. Slip your ticket into the attraction kiosk and get a time to return.
When to Go
September-May, Main Street opens a half hour before the park, and remains open one hour after park closing.
Disney will host weddings, with Cinderella's Crystal Coach and reception at the Grand Californian Hotel. Call +1(714) 956-6527.
All over the park you will see tucked in all the corners of the park the characters our children love to take pictures with. I noticed that they kids want the characters to sign an autograph books, which is kind of comical since the costumes may have these huge gloves or paws to try to sign with. Much less be able to see the book:) I was able to a picture of my boys with the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Cute cute cute!
Character Greetings~Collectible autograph books are available to fill with famous signatures.
Disney Princesses at Disney Princess Fantasy Faire
Goofy, Pluto and Pals in Mickey's Toontown
Mickey Mouse at Mickey's House
Minnie Mouse at Minnie's House
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen at New Orleans Square
Rapunzel and Flynn Rider
Tinker Bell and Her Fairy Friends at Pixie Hollow
Winnie the Pooh & Friends in Critter Country
Enter the crisp launch bay as it orbits a nearby planet. The bay welcomes you with its sweeping overhead lights and shiny metallic interior as imposing machinery captures your attention from above. Once you and your fellow space travelers are scanned and prepared by the control crews, board a sleek shuttle rocket and receive a safety check in the cockpit. Blast Off! Once secured for take-off, your shuttle then enters the power generation room and the airlock is activated. Energy transfers from the power globes to your shuttle to prepare it for launch. As the universe dissolves before your eyes, Mission Control counts down…Five…four…three…two…one…zero…! The galaxy implodes before you, spiraling into a black hole! Hang on tight as your space craft dips and careens at supersonic speeds. The onboard sound system is the first of its kind!
Located in Tomorrowland