No Family Friendly California trip would be complete without a visit to the Disneyland! Depending upon the amount of time you have available for your trip, tickets are available for one park or both parks and a variety of durations.
Want to make the most of your Disneyland rides?
USE THE FASTPASS! The biggest drawback to either park is the length of the lines. Leave it to Disneyland to come up with a solution to that problem, and that solution is called FastPass! The FastPass essentially holds your place in line so you can see other areas of the park instead of standing in line. This is available on select rides in Disneyland and California Adventures. FastPass is not available at all times; it is based on how busy the ride is.
To use FastPass insert each person’s ticket into the FastPass machine. A FastPass ticket will be dispensed and will show what window of time the rider should return to the ride. Since there is a limit to how you can get a FastPass, the ticket dispensed will also show what time you may acquire another pass at that ride. Now you can go to another ride, show or do some shopping. Return between the times shown on your FastPass and go to the designated FastPass entrance. Be prepared to show your FastPass ticket. You will then be able to bypass a large portion of the line.
VISIT DURING NON-PEAK TIMES. Try to plan your visit mid-week. People who take a long weekend to visit Disneyland will still be there on Mondays and Fridays. Saturdays are traditionally a very busy amusement park day, regardless of location, so avoid Saturday if possible.