Alright, let’s get down to business! I’m about to open your eyes to a whole new world, and I’m not talking about the one under the sea. That’s right, I’m talking about the wonderful world of all things Disney!
Over spring break I was lucky enough to get to go to Disneyland! Disneyland has been a big part of my life since I was a little chipmunk, and it has tuned into a bit of an obsession. As a season pass holder, I get the privilege of going several times throughout the year. I know what you’re thinking, “Don’t you get tired of it after a while?” the answer is NOPE! Things are always changing and always magical and this last trip was nothing short of awesome!
Despite it being spring break week, the park was relatively empty and we were able to get on every major ride and then some before the day ended.The longest line we waited in was Indiana Jones which was close to 40 minutes as opposed to the usual 70 minute wait.
The newly renovated Hyperspace Mountain is a MUST if you are heading over to the park any time soon. While nothing structurally has changed about the ride, they added elements that gave it that Star Wars feel. As you settle into the seats, your space craft moves upwards and you get thrown directly into battle. All you can see is shots being fired around you, so sudden dips and turns get your tummy tingling and make you feel like you’re submerged within the action.
Other notable rides include Big Thunder Mountain, Star Tours, Peter Pan, and Haunted Mansion. These attractions have also had recent facelifts, but I won’t spoil those ones for you.
When it comes to Disneyland snacks, everyone has their go to’s, but be sure to try something new! There are so many delicious snacks available, why settle for a churro every time?
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the following:
- Dole Whip (Tiki Bar in Adventureland)
- French Macaroon (Jolly Holiday Bakery on Main Street)
- Beignets (Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square)
If you’re more of a salty/savory type person go for one of these:
- Sweet Potato Fries (Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Corner)
- Corn Dogs ( Little Red Wagon on Main Street)
- Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist (Maurice’s Treats in Fantasy Faire)
When the sun begins to set that’s when you know its about to be show time!
If you’re going to sit for an hour waiting for any show it HAS TO BE for the new firework show (9:10 pm). Anywhere is a great spot to sit. With projections on the Main Street Buildings and the castle, you are surrounded by magic wherever you look.
The firework show visits old Disney classics and also incorporates some of the newer released movies into the show as well. The finale is what left people teary eyed. I am the first to admit that I’m an emotional person, but let me just say that the boyfriends and dads within the audience didn’t leave that show without misty eyes. I cried, the people next to me cried, it was truly a bonding moment. Without spoiling how it ends, let me just say that you need to keep your eyes on the castle! You will thank me later.
In addition to that, the World Of Color (9:45 pm) and Mickey’s Soundsational parade (4:30 pm) are also worth watching!
In today’s time we all feel the need to post pictures on social media when we go out. Let’s face it, it didn’t happen unless you post a picture on Instagram. So to assist you in your quest to find the prime location here are the best places to take pictures in Disneyland:
- Flower Mickey at the entrance
- Main Street
- Tomorrowland Astro-Orbiters
- Walt Disney and Mickey Statue
- Extra Bonus is getting pictures with Characters if you are patient
I hope this makes your next Disneyland trip even more magical! Enjoy!