Getaway to Disneyland

How to Spend a Day or Two at Disneyland

Balloons at Disneyland
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If you're planning a weekend at Disneyland, you need to have a good strategy. These are the things you really need to know.

Why Should You Go? Will You Like Disneyland?

  • Get a Preview: Take a look at our Disneyland Pictures
  • Disneyland is popular with families and playful adults who are looking for the magical Disney experience
  • It isn't the best place for those who love those colossal, fast, turn-you-upside-down roller coasters.

Best Time to Go to Disneyland

The best time to go to Disneyland depends on too many factors to give a simple answer. Find out about the pros and cons of visiting Disneyland in every season.

How Much Can You Do?

Unless you live very nearby, and it takes only a few minutes to get there, you can spend about a day and a half in the park at the most during a weekend getaway.

That makes it super important to find out how to stay out of line and how to get and use a FASTPASS.

Things to Do in Disneyland

  • Our readers' favorite rides: This list is compiled from tens of thousands of votes by our readers. It might help you narrow down your choices.
  • Celebrate a Birthday at Disneyland: Find out all the ways to celebrate and how to get people to say "Happy Birthday" all day long - even if the day you visit isn't actually your birthday.
  • Disneyland Ride Guide: If you need some guidance, we've got the lists. Check out the rides by height restriction, rides good for kids and find some cool places for a hot afternoon.

Annual Events at Disneyland

If you're planning a getaway during the holidays, Disneyland gets all gussied up for Halloween and then changes its decor for Christmas.

Other crowd-catching events at Disneyland include high school grad nights, Gay Days and the Disneyland Half Marathon. Check the month-by-month guide to find out what else might be happening during your visit.

Tips for Visiting Disneyland

    Best Bites

    Playing at Disneyland is enough to keep you busy for a weekend, but you've gotta eat something. Find out where to eat at Disneyland.

    Where to Stay

    Getting To Disneyland

    Get the scoop on all the ways to get to Disneyland