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A First timers guide to Disneyland Resort, California

A First timers guide to Disneyland Resort, California

Although Disneyland Resort is currently closed, with the lockdown rules slowly easing, and with many people planning their Disney adventures for the later part of the year and next summer, you can never be too prepared for your Disneyland Resort, CA visit. One thing you should work out first, is where to stay? And if you are looking for a hotel in California usa, that is just an 11-minute drive to the park and is comfy, clean and affordable, then the Good Nite Inn Buena Park is the place for you!

An overview of Disneyland Resort

Disney California

The Disneyland Resort in California, is made up of 2 main theme parks as well as Downtown Disney. The main thing people need to know is that it is much smaller than Disney World Florida. So, if you’re looking for a more compact experience, it could be the perfect resort for you and your family.

After a rocky start with its opening in 2001, it was completely re-designed and underwent a massive transformation in 2012. There are 5 lands to explore alongside the Buena Visa Street.

  1. Pixar Pier
  2. Hollywood Land
  3. Grizzly Peak
  4. Pacific Wharf
  5. Cars land

Planning your day at the park tips and guidance

park tips

We’ve put together some tips on how to make the most of your Disneyland resort experience. The biggest advice is to arrive early, so that you can make the most out of your day.

  • Arrive an hour before the park opens and if you purchase the Magic Morning & Extra Hour, arrive 30-minutes prior.
  • Line up immediately to get your boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance.
  • Pick up a FASTPASS to save time on queues and get as much into your day.
  • Focus on getting in as many attractions in the first few hours.
  • After lunch do some character meets.
  • After a few more attractions, head to the night time entertainment.

The attractions

Disney Attractions


This theme park has an old-school feel with plenty of fairy-tale rides. The main street is a step back in time with a nostalgic feel to it.

Disney California Adventure

This park is a lot more modern and is heavily character focused. This is the park that ‘bigger kid’s’ will enjoy more.

Dining at Disneyland, CA

There are so many dining options at Disneyland Resort, CA. whether you’re looking for quick snacks, table service, or counter service. You can plan ahead and budget accordingly.

Disneyland Dining

This place has so many options you’ll be spoilt for choice such as The Jolly Holiday Bakery, Hungry Bear Restaurant and the Plaza Inn.

California Adventure Dining

Here you’ll find dining is a little more adventurous as you can get Asian cuisine, high end dining from Carthay Circle as well as plenty of places to get an alcoholic beverage.

Character Dining

You can find this at the restaurants of the onsite Disney Hotels. This is a great way to interact with the characters, get autographs and take pictures with them.

Where to stay

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