first, your blog is probably the best thing that's ever happened to the internet.
second. i'm going to disneyland for my senior grad night... and i haven't been there since i was really little. any suggestions on which rides i should go on, restaurants i should go to, stores i should shop in? =]]]
YOUR WORDS. SO KIND. :’)
Let me first express EXTREME JEALOUSY over the fact that your grad night will be at Disneyland (giving a major side eye to my old high school… Dave & Busters is NOT where you take your graduating class… fjdksfjdksl).
Anyway, from what I’ve heard, Disneyland is PACKED on grad night, just from the sheer # of high school it hosts. I’d recommend going on the rides best suited for large groups of friends, like Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana, Space, Teacups, Thunder, etc. Eat wherever! Vague answer is vague, but honestly - I don’t think they have all restaurants open, and anywhere you go is bound to have something yummy. Go for the food carts (which sell everything from corn on the cob and chimichangas to turkey legs and corn dogs) if you want to eat quick and save up time for rides. In terms of shopping, pretty much anything along Main Street is worth your time. Oh, and World of Disney (in the Downtown District) too.
Seriously, though, don’t worry too much about planning. BE SPONTANEOUS. You’re done with high school!! Anything you do is going to be amazing. :)
When do you think is the best/worst time to go to Disneyland?
RIGHT NOW. January-April are the lazy months, where everyone is back in school and the parks are pretty empty. IT’S PERFECTION. Also: I love being there during the holidays. It’s not Christmas without a trip to Disneyland! :)
Worst: (though this is relative, cause there’s really NO bad time to be at Disneyland!)
The summer time. It’s just sooooo crowded, and hot, and stuffy, and claustrophobic… Wait times are ridiculous, and you can barely walk around without some tourist running you over with their stroller. Eeeek.
So my friends & I are planning a trip to Disneyland & California Adventure over summer which is a WAYS away, but I'm so excited! usually when I go, I leave early because that's how my parents roll, but we'll be staying overnight this time so I have to ask, where is the best spot to watch the fireworks?
The best place to watch the fireworks is from Main Street. The fireworks are framed over the Castle - plus there are a lot of individual fireworks that are shot off from the castle itself - so being on Main Street ensures you’ll be able to see it all. If you watch the 9pm showing of Fantasmic, you can also just stay at the Rivers of America to catch the fireworks show, since Fantasmic runs about 20 minutes long, and the fireworks start right after, at 9:25. The view isn’t perfect (you can’t see the fireworks they shoot off from the Castle, or Dumbo when he flies across), but you can see everything up in the sky. :)
I loveeee Disney and I'm finally going back to Disneyland for my Spring Break after so many years!I wasn't sure if a ticket to Disneyland also got you into the other park (Disney Adventure?) and was hoping you knew? I've never been to that part and would love to see it though.
Also, I'm sure millions of people have already asked, but I've already looked at maps and schedules, but is there something I absolutely should go see/ride/attend, I'm unfortunately only getting to spend one day there, but I want it to be fantastic! :)
You can either get a 1-park ticket (which runs $76 and gets you into Disneyland OR California Adventure) or a Park Hopper ticket (which is $101, and allows you to get into both California Adventure AND Disneyland). I’d definitely recommend the latter.
And in regards to my favorite things to do/see/eat at Disneyland, here are a handful in no particular order: