Fodor's Expert Review Disneyland

Disneyland Resort Amusement Park/Water Park Fodor's Choice

An imaginative original, Disneyland was an unproven concept when it opened in 1955, but Walt Disney himself could never have predicted the park's success and its beloved place in the hearts of Southern Californians. It is the only one of the parks to have been overseen by Walt himself, has a genuine historic feel, and occupies a unique place in the Disney legend. Expertly run, with perfectly maintained grounds and a helpful staff ("cast members" in the Disney lexicon), the park offers plenty of fun experiences that you won't find anywhere else: you can visit a galaxy far, far away in the Star Wars land; cruise to a world of pirates in search of Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series; and take a ride to Storybook Land, with its miniature replicas of animated Disney scenes from classics such as Frozen and Alice in Wonderland. Beloved Disney characters appear for autographs and photos throughout the day; times and places are posted at the entrances... READ MORE

An imaginative original, Disneyland was an unproven concept when it opened in 1955, but Walt Disney himself could never have predicted the park's success and its beloved place in the hearts of Southern Californians. It is the only one of the parks to have been overseen by Walt himself, has a genuine historic feel, and occupies a unique place in the Disney legend. Expertly run, with perfectly maintained grounds and a helpful staff ("cast members" in the Disney lexicon), the park offers plenty of fun experiences that you won't find anywhere else: you can visit a galaxy far, far away in the Star Wars land; cruise to a world of pirates in search of Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series; and take a ride to Storybook Land, with its miniature replicas of animated Disney scenes from classics such as Frozen and Alice in Wonderland. Beloved Disney characters appear for autographs and photos throughout the day; times and places are posted at the entrances and on the Disneyland mobile app. Live shows, parades, strolling musicians, fireworks (on weekends and during the summer and holidays), and endless creative snack choices add to the carnival atmosphere. You can also meet some of the animated icons at one of the character meals served at the three Disney hotels (open to the public, but reservations are needed). Belongings can be stored in lockers just off Main Street while stroller rentals, wheelchairs, and Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECV) are at the entrance gate as convenient options for families with mobility challenges. The park's popularity means there are always crowds, especially during the holidays and summer months, so take advantage of the Disney FastPass Service to spend less time waiting in lines. Also be sure to make dining reservations at least three weeks before your visit to guarantee a table without a wait.

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Quick Facts

1313 S. Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, California  92802, USA

714-781–4636-guest information

disneyland.disney.go.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: From $97; parking $20

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