This was our first trip as a little family to Disneyland. I haven’t been to Disneyland in more than 12 years and it was such an amazing experience. I felt like a kid again! It sure is the happiest place in earth!
We visited both parks: Disneyland & California Adventure.
The weather that day was really sunny and very hot. Disneyland sells a convenient fan that sprays water; so we bought it and it helped us pass the heat. The lines were long on some rides so that spray fan was well needed.
The stores at Disneyland were so tempting, we wanted to buy everything! They had something for the whole family.
All day long we were looking to find Donald Duck but we couldn’t find him. It’s our favorite character and we were sad we weren’t able to meet him and take pictures. The line to Mickey Mouse house was very, very short and we were able to see him within15 minutes. We were also able to meet Pluto & Goofy.
Things I loved about Disneyland:
- The shuttle service. It’s worth to pay $15 for parking as the shuttle bus will take you the main entrance and pick you up once they close or will take you back if you want to leave early.
- The Disney Stores inside are filled with lots of variety of things for the whole family.
- The Parades & Fireworks Shows.
- Meet and greet Disney Characters
- Customer Service
Things I disliked:
- We missed Donald Duck!
- We weren’t able to ride the big rides because of our little one but we were fine with that. As long as she had fun; we were happy parents!
Disneyland is truly a magical place!
After a few hours on Disneyland, we visited California Adventure. This was our first ever visit there and it was so much fun! California Adventure recently added Cars Land and wow, it was awesome. It was like being inside the Cars Movie! Another favorite place inside California Adventure was the A Bug’s Life were there was a splash zone & rides for the kiddos.
My favorite ride in California Adventure would be the Little Mermaid. My little girls eyes and expressions were priceless! There were so many other rides we couldn’t ride due to not having someone else with us to watch our little one but I’m sure they were fantastic!
Here are some shots I took at Disneyland & California Adventure:
If you are planning on visiting Disneyland I recommend the following: a small cooler w/refreshments, snacks, sandwiches, a spray bottle, extra pair of clothes, good walking shoes, sunblock, sunglasses, hat or umbrella, and stroller. Try to visit Disneyland during the weekdays, non-holidays so it would be less packed and you will be able to experience Disneyland at a better pace.
I’m sure most of you have visited Disneyland, what is your favorite part about Disneyland? How was your experience like?
Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to attend Disneyland & Disney California Adventure for the purpose of this review/post. All opinions, content and pictures are my own.