Disneyland is a massive amusement venue situated three kilometres south of downtown Anaheim, California. It is home to two of the most popular theme parks in the world, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Here you can make your dreams come true whether they’re wandering through fancy castles, dancing with fairy princesses or riding a rocket ship into outer space.
Things to do in Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park encompasses eight different themed lands where you can romp through the jungle, sail with pirates, play games at the Maine Street arcade or stroll through Sleeping Beauty Castle. Each destination sparks the imagination with different sights, sounds and experiences related to Disney’s most iconic movies.
You can ride the Mickey’s Fun Wheel in Disney California Adventure, take the daring drop on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, or catch a show at Disney Junior — Live on Stage! The opportunities for fun here are endless. Make sure to use Disney’s Fastpass system, a free ride time reservation to avoid the long lines.
After you’ve had your fill of the Disney-themed rides, you can browse the shops for tempting souvenirs. From Mouse Ears hats to character-themed clothing, you’ll find lots of shops along Main Street USA, along with princess costumes at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique near the castle. Nearby Downtown Disney is another hotspot to find Disney-related collectables.
In the evening, you’ll be mesmerised by the sparkling display of lights at the Disneyland Night parade, while the spectacular fireworks show is considered a must-see event for Disneyland enthusiasts. Only offered around 250 times out of the year, the fireworks are not only visually appealing with its array of project effects, but they tell a story of the “Happiest Place on Earth”.
Getting around Disneyland Park
Walking around Disneyland is the best way to achieve the full sensory experience. The Disneyland Monorail System provides for transportation between attractions and parking lot trams make for easy access from your vehicle. Ride the Disneyland Railroad from Main Street, U.S.A. to bordering themed lands as an entertaining way to see the sights.