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Booking Disneyland Vacations

Some people say: “80% of your vacation is looking out!” Let’s start with these tips to book a trip to the “mouse house?”. If you are especially interested in Disneyland Vacations, this useful article will be useful even before you invest your mouse ears.

Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, USA. It is one of the best amusement parks in the world. If you book a trip to Disneyland, you can get a good mood. However, as with any holiday, you should make sure to plan your trip to Disneyland. Good planning not only contributes to your enjoyment, but it also helps you save money.

Here are some tips to help you plan your trip to Disneyland:

Before booking: you must make sure that Disneyland is open every day you visit Disneyland. Although Disneyland is open all year round throughout the year, there may be times when it is closed, for example. Did you know that Disneyland closed in 2005 for a day to prepare for the 50th-anniversary celebrations?
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Disneyland

The holidays are approaching and everyone hopes to have a fun time on vacation with their families. A visit to the park is a good idea, but as we know, it is never enough for children.

If you are looking for a great theme park, Disneyland is the best option for the whole family. Where else would your whole family live a magical experience different from that of the world’s most famous amusement park?

This holiday season offers the opportunity to visit the most popular tourist destinations around the world. However, remember to buy Disneyland tickets as soon as possible to avoid the long queue at the park.

Disneyland is a great place to visit. The whole family, especially the children, would like to meet famous cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Imagine the excitement your children will make with their favorite cartoon characters that they will only see on television.

If you want your vacation time to be more magical and enjoyable, you can also buy tickets to the Disneyland Park Hopper instead of regular Disneyland tickets. So you can visit the Disneyland amusement park, not just one. Jump from one park in Disneyland to another and try all the fun games and events. Avoid the problem with Disneyland Hopper Park tickets. Your children will love this experience.
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Disneyland Family Vacations

Holidaying in Disneyland Family Vacations is a fantastic option for people looking for a holiday destination where their kids can enjoy themselves. With five different destinations, preparing for a Disneyland vacation can be a daunting task. However, here are some guidelines to help you get started. First, decide which place to visit by exploring the sights, the things you should do, and the things your child can see and do on the site. Also, check the available accommodations and see how you and your family can get to this special Disneyland location from home. Do not forget to compare how much it costs if you were the one who will plan all the details of your trip with the cost of vacation packages. Once you have decided where to go, when to go and how to get there, sit back, relax and spend a great holiday!

Holidays in Disneyland – How to avoid long lines
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Disneyland Attractions

Many people go to Disneyland in Florida every year due to the many fantastic rides and attractions in the park. Aside from the rides, it has got some of the best sights, sounds and locations in the park which makes it a good place to be.
Here are some of the Disneyland Attractions you will get;

Downtown Disney
It offers an exciting variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Here you can get a little rest from the rush of the main theme park. With stores like Lego stores and the fantastic Disney, it’s a great side stop.

The Water Parks
The Water Parks at Disneyland offers a cool environment to the hot sunshine. You will find two main water parks
1.The Blizzard beach which offers snow-capped mountains and toboggan runs
2. The Typhoon lagoon, that gives an exotic tropical landscape packed with waterslides.

The Firework Shows
During the holiday periods, you will see the famous Disney firework displays, especially in the Magic Kingdom.
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Events at Pixar Fest Happiest Place on Earth

Events at Pixar Fest Happiest Place on Earth.

Having your celebration done in the happiest land on earth will automatically make it one of the best. From the people in the place to the appearance, immediately you enter the place you will notice the difference. From the children to the adult’s celebration, all the events that are related to the world renowned place Disneyland now has the Pixar Fest confirming it to be the happiest place on earth.

Though many people believe that the word being happy is relative, Disneyland has disapproved of this and remained the happiest place on earth. Having a party organized in Pixar Fest happiest place on earth will automatically lead to better moments for you. Some people refer to the place as the city of color with every corner made in the best state making it all joy. The place will also give you a true picture of what true joy will represent. The indications are all over the place and the land now owns the warmth of being happy.

All You Need To Know About Spiderman Coming To Disneyland

All You Need To Know About Spiderman Coming To Disneyland

What comes to mind when you hear Disneyland? I will leave you to answer that question. To me, Disneyland represents Adventure, Love,
Camaraderie, Peace, Beauty and all that good and exciting stuff. Which explains why Disneyland is among the most visited tourist centers in the world – with over 16 million people visiting every year. This place is like a getaway for families, couples, teenagers and adults alike around the world. Because there are no restrictions on the classes of people that get granted permission to go in, there is a large number of people gracing
this beautiful edifice (I am not sure it aptly describes it) every year.

Disneyland is like the most exciting of places to visit because of the packages you get to enjoy by visiting this place. From the Sleeping Beauty Castle to Crazy rides, there is no chance of experiencing any dull moment.

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DISNEYLAND

DISNEYLAND
Disneyland Park, originally known as Disneyland, is one of two themed parks built in Disneyland. Disneyland was opened on July 17, 1955 and remains the only theme park that was designed and constructed under the supervision of Walt Disney. Originally, it was the one and only attraction on the property.
Since it was opened, Disneyland has undergone major renovations and expansions such as the addition of Bear Country, New Orleans Square and Mickey’s Toontown. This vast complex has a massive attendance than any other theme park in the world. More than 650 million guests have visited Disneyland since it was opened.

WHERE TO VISIT IN DISNEYLAND
MICKEY’S TOONTOWN
The Mickey’s Toontown is a small-scale recreation that was opened on January 24, 1993. Here, visitors can interact with Mickey Mouse characters and also visit their houses which are constructed in a cartoonish way. There are a few interactive gags as well as a small children’s roller coaster.
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WHY YOU SHOULD GO TO DISNEY WORLD

Introduction:
Looking for a hotel getaway this holiday season but you don’t know where to go? Are you stuck on choosing the place you can go to? Look no further than the one and only Disney World and its magnificence.Here you get to spend time with your family and friends exploring the world of Disney and its themed locations together with your family.There are lots of attractions here that will leave you wanting more.Located in Orlando, Florida, this location has had over 50 million tourists every year both local and international.

Activities:
Take a tour around the area using the train for free and get to explore each and every place Disney World has to offer. If you want to spend time with your family,you can choose from the themed parks to the water parks, golf courses, camping sites and the Disney springs where you can shop till you drop.
No one said Disney is a place for kids only.This place will make you feel young again as you spend your holiday this season at Disney World.Make your childhood memories come into reality when you get to meet your all-time Disney characters.From Mickey Mouse and friends, you get to have fun playing with them and take photos with them to make your memories last longer.
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Disneyland – A Perfect Vacation Spot For People of All Ages

Its either you have heard about Disneyland or you’re dreaming of visiting the magical place at least once in your lifetime. Disneyland, which is located in Anaheim, California is all about fun, relaxation, pampering and exciting activities.

Disneyland vacations are full of amusement park rides, fun games, and Disney characters. If you are planning to visit Disneyland with your loved ones, you will never be disappointed.

The following are the top fun things to do while visiting Disneyland:

1.Enjoy the rides

The rides are the major reason most choose Disneyland as their dream vacation place. Everyone regardless of their age can enjoy a broad range of rides in both parks. Besides, you and your younger ones will have the chance to visit the amazing attractions such as The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Disneyland Rail Road, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Toy Story Mania, It’s a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Mad Tea Party.

2.Enjoy meals

You’ll find plenty of affordable places to eat and drink in Disneyland Parks. The Parks offer various cuisines including; Mexican, American, Creole, Asian, Italian, and Vegetarian food at pocket-friendly prices.
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Disney World Tips and Tricks

 From money-saving tips to insider secrets, how to strategically get the most out of your Disney World vacation.

For decades, a Disney World vacation worked this way: you bought tickets with money and then you rode things. Simple. This year, though, the Orlando-area Disney resort has adorned the classic amusement formula with a new, high-concept accessory: MagicBands

Embedded with sensors and linked to guests’ personal information, this bracelet works like a wearable magic wand as visitors roam Walt Disney World Florida’s four theme parks and two water parks. Wave it over sensors and it grants front-gate admittance, makes cashless purchases, opens locked hotel-room doors, and validates up to three reservations a day for the shorter FastPass+ lines at major attractions. Plans can now be changed on the fly as well using an app, My Disney Experience.

But if all this technological innovation sounds daunting to you—you’re not alone. Privacy concerns created a congressional kerfuffle about the MagicBands and revealed that linking up your personal information is optional, at the loss of custom Disney experiences. For example, you may miss a character calling you by name or a personal goodbye appearing on a screen at the end of a ride.

By bucking theme-park tradition, Disney’s new technological wrinkles have created a rabbit hole of advance research requirements that not even Alice would enjoy. But we have some insider tips to help.

For one, Matt Roseboom, publisher of Orlando Attractions Magazine, suggests downloading the My Disney Experience app and signing in long before heading to Orlando, especially if you’re staying at an official Disney hotel. “You can book your FastPasses up to 60 days in advance,” he explains. “And if an attraction breaks down or the line is moving slower than you’d like, you can update the times for your next reservation.” Disney may have started with a Mouse, but now it’s running on a click.

For everything else—to trim waits, secure dining times, and enjoy a full dose of Disney’s famous pixie dust—just follow our streamlined planning advice, which goes a long way toward making a Disney visit as simple as it once was.

 

Jason Cochran is the author of Frommer’s EasyGuide to Walt Disney World & Orlando.

How to Dine with Cinderella

The most popular meal featuring Disney characters is unquestionably Cinderella’s Royal Table, which is a princess meet-and-greet held inside Cinderella Castle. Slots open up on Disney’s reservations line precisely 180 days in advance at 7 a.m. Orlando time. They are snapped up in minutes by fierce fans—so mark your calendar and warm up the speed dial.

Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World

Be flexible about what time of year you visit Orlando. Generally, these family magnets are busiest when school is out. If you don’t mind playing hooky with your kids for a few days, you’ll have a much easier time during the academic year. September is a golden period because prices are lower, the weather’s still warm, and kids aren’t deep into the curriculum yet. Early May, after spring vacation but before the school year ends, is another solid choice. Christmas week is a nightmare.

Dining: Reservation or No Reservation?

If there is a certain restaurant you desperately want to dine at, make reservations as soon as possible: in-demand tables fill up weeks early. For instance, Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest is notoriously difficult to be a guest at, and so is the tiny Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot’s Canada pavilion.

If you can’t preplan, some restaurants might be able to work you in, but your chances improve dramatically if you’re willing to dine at off-peak times such as the minute meal service begins, which varies per location but is usually around 11:30 a.m. for lunch and 4 p.m. for dinner.

Using the My Disney Experience App Without a MagicBand

MagicBands are currently available only to people who opt to stay in the 20-plus Disney-branded hotels, so for guests staying off-property, the My Disney Experience app can still be used for preplanning, but FastPass reservations can only be made the same day. Pick up passes at in-park MyMagic+ kiosks that function a little like the ticket booths at an old-time fairground midway. Just be warned: lines can get long.

Keep to a Budget with Disney Dollars

Limit spending by buying Disney Dollars, an in-park private scrip equal to the value of the U.S. dollar. Use them to set a budget and give kids an allowance. They’re charged as a purchase, not as a cash advance, so they’re also handy for avoiding ATM fees. Just don’t order them ahead of time, though, or you’ll pay $15 in shipping fees.

Getting the Best Seat in Theater Attractions

When you see one of the theater-based attractions such as Muppet*Vision 3D (in Disney’s Hollywood Studios), Mickey’s PhilharMagic (in the Magic Kingdom), or The American Adventure (Epcot), don’t elbow others aside to get into the auditorium first. Cast members move incoming audiences all the way down each row, so if you want seats toward the center, follow a large group of guests. They’ll be at the end of the row and you won’t.

Best Times to Visit the Park

Get to the park at opening time and be there until closing. The parks are the least crowded in the mornings, as many guests are still waking up, and evenings, after many have tired. “If you need a break, head back to your hotel in peak afternoon for a nap,” says Roseboom.

Guests at Disney-run hotels are admitted during “Extra Magic Hours” that fall outside of times available to the general public, and the lighter crowds translate to much shorter waits—a price versus convenience factor to consider in your hotel reservations.

Easier, More Affordable Character Meals

Meals where kids can meet their favorite Disney characters are hot tickets inside the park gates, so for an easier—and a little bit cheaper—option, book one held right outside the gates instead. Chef Mickey’s, under the monorail that zooms through the Contemporary Resort; the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa; and ‘Ohana Character Breakfast at the Polynesian Resort are all a quick monorail jaunt from the Magic Kingdom. Even easier, cheaper character meals to book are found at hotels not connected by the monorail.

Picking the Best Seat on Epcot’s Soarin’

Epcot’s Soarin’, one of the resort’s most popular rides, features sets of benches that leave the ground and hang in front of a screen. The best seats have no dangling feet from another row obstructing the view. Get one by asking for a position ending in 1 (A-1, B-1, C-1). The row ending in 3 is the lowest to the ground and therefore best for those afraid of heights.

Picking the Best Seat on Kilimanjaro Safaris

Animal Kingdom’s centerpiece is Kilimanjaro Safaris, a 32-person Jeep ride through authentic-looking African veld. Head there immediately upon the park’s opening, before it gets hot and the animals run for shade. More important, jockey for a seat in the back rows, where views aren’t obstructed by the cockpit, and negotiate with your seatmates for a position on the end, where the camera angles are clearest.

Best Place to Take a Break

Feet throbbing? The Walt Disney World Railroad is the only ride that doesn’t force everyone to disembark after making one circuit, which takes about 25 minutes. If you’re tired, you can enjoy the round trip that girdles the Magic Kingdom for as long as you want.

Best Time to Watch the Parades

On most days, the Magic Kingdom mounts several parades. Steer clear of the daytime ones, when the heat and the crowds are at their peak, and favor the evening ones when it’s much cooler and less crowded. The one at night is often illuminated, too, and the park’s lights are dimmed to magnify the ooooh factor.

How Not to Get Trapped During a Parade

Stay out of Adventureland and Frontierland starting 30 minutes before parade time. The parade route cuts them off from the rest of the park, and crowd-control measures make it difficult to cross its path. If you’re accidentally stranded, there are only so many times you can ride Pirates of the Caribbean before you’re saying “Arggh,” too.

No Fingerprint, No Problem

Park entry is paired to each guest’s identity with a fingerprint scan. The company promises that prints aren’t kept on file—this isn’t CSI: Disney—but if you’re still uncomfortable, it’s an unpublicized fact that you don’t have to supply one. Just tell gate attendants you’d rather use a photo ID.

Be Savvy with Your FastPass

Don’t waste your FastPass! Use the line-skipping system only for attractions that actually have the longest lines—the Tip Board in the hub of each park lists the current waits, and so does the My Disney Experience app. Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom), Toy Story Midway Mania! (Hollywood Studios), and Test Track and Soarin’ (both Epcot) are sure bets for meaty queues. “Some of the choices for FastPass are for attractions that are usually a walk-on,” says Roseboom. So don’t waste one of your three daily chances on the likes of Mad Tea Party or “it’s a small world.”

Be Strategic with Your Ride Route

At Epcot, skip Spaceship Earth until the evening. Most guests, abuzz with excitement, instinctively head to the first attraction they encounter, and at Epcot that’s Spaceship Earth. Lines are long in the morning, but if you come back to it in the late afternoon or evening, you’ll barely break step between the sidewalk and ride vehicle. At the other parks, guests should make a beeline for the hottest rides first thing in the morning (such as Toy Story Midway Mania! at Hollywood Studios or Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom), even though they’re in the back of their respective parks.

Best Spot to View Epcot’s Fireworks

Many restaurants around Epcot’s World Showcase (including in France, Mexico, and Japan) book up for the nightly pyrotechnic show, IllumiNations. However, not all tables have a guaranteed window placement, so don’t count on a definite view. You can always try being extra nice to the hostess—or lying about an anniversary. Or you can just belly up to the lagoon’s edge like everyone else does.

Turning Too-Short Children to Your Advantage

If your child’s too short to ride something—height requirements are on the guide map, and there are rulers before every queue entrance—ask the nearest cast member to give you a voucher that enables them to cut the line when they grow tall enough. For Splash Mountain, they’re dubbed a “Future Splash Mountaineer,” and on Space Mountain, they’re handed a “Mousetronaut Certificate.” Many other major rides have their own versions.

Best Place to Watch Magic Kingdom’s Fireworks

There are no places to watch the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular fireworks inside the Magic Kingdom from a waiter-service dining table. But California Grill, on the top floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort next door, not only has an ideal panorama of them but also has an outdoor observation deck with the soundtrack piped in. Book weeks ahead and ask the phone agent to seat you at the correct time; they have each day’s park schedule handy.

Saving Money on Meals

You can knock $2–$3 off the price of a counter-service meal by ordering it without potato chips or French fries. By default, cashiers charge for them, and the set meals on the visual menus don’t lead you to believe you can order main dishes à la carte—but you can, so ask. While you’re at it, stretch your dollar further by telling them to hold the ice; Cokes are poured chilled to prevent frothing and keep service quick.

Quickest Way Through Ride Lines

On some of the blockbuster rides (including Epcot’s Test Track and Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest), look for the Single Rider Line, which fills empty seats that crop up among larger parties and often moves much faster than the regular line. If the wait for a ride looks excruciating but you’d be heartbroken to miss it, zip through as solo riders. Everyone in your party will wait together but may not ride at the same time—how much talking do you do during a three-minute ride, anyway?

Best Time to Visit Fantasyland and the Magic Kingdom

The lines for the rides that are most popular with toddlers tend to thin out after dinner when the littlest ones nod off. That means once bedtime arrives, many of Fantasyland’s attractions (such as Peter Pan’s Flight and Dumbo the Flying Elephant) see their shortest wait times of the day—and grown-ups can have more fun being kids again.

Another way to find shorter lines: don’t go to the Magic Kingdom on a Monday. That’s its busiest day of the week—and noon to midafternoon are its peak hours.

Getting the Best Seat on Tower of Terror

The free-fall thriller the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios is one of the best rides in the resort, and the best seats in its 22-person cars are in the front row, where’s there’s an unobstructed view of the special effects and the sky-high panorama. To get those, ask for a position numbered 1 or 2 while you’re being assigned spots in the pre-boarding area. When you’re boarding, it will be too late to switch.

Save Money on Stroller Rental

Disney rents strollers, but they’re expensive ($15 for a single, $31 for a double), they’re made of hard plastic (so they won’t recline or collapse), and they can’t be taken outside the gates (so you’re on your own in those mammoth parking lots). A few companies deliver decent models to the Disney-run resorts at a less pricey rate, but the cheapest solution for a multiday visit is to buy a basic model (around $20–$30) when you arrive in Orlando.

Embrace the Rain

Rain is a blessing at Disney World. People tend to flee the parks when it pours. What they don’t know is that in Florida, cloudbursts may last for less than an hour, so dress for wet and use a deluge to take advantage of shorter lines.

Easy Ways to Stay In-the-Know

Getting up to speed and being strategic on your day at Disney World is easy if you know where to look. Tip Boards at the heart of each park are updated with wait times for the major attractions. The My Disney Experience app also posts wait times. Cast members carry schedules for the entire day’s entertainment, so anyone can tell you when to find parades, fireworks, or live performances. Hotel clerks can access the schedule for any park, too.

Source:  travelandleisure.com

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