22 Disneyland Tips and Tricks to Maximize Fun with the Family

There’s never a bad time to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Southern California, but a perfect Disneyland trip requires planning.

2023 is a special year for Disney as it marks 100 years of Disney animation, and they have a ton up their sleeve, so we start our Disneyland tips with this.

Disney100 Celebrates 100 Years of Disney Animation

Guests ages 3 and above need valid park tickets and a reservation for the day they intend to visit Disneyland Resort. You can also buy discount Disneyland tickets to save money on admission for two days or longer.

Buy Disneyland & Disney California Adventure Tickets

Right now, park hours begin at 8 a.m. Plan to arrive around 7  a.m. to navigate the parking lots  (if driving) and the security and entrance queues.

Arrive at Least an Hour Early

This way, guests can choose the next available arrival window through the mobile Disneyland app for the Lightning Lane entrance of up to two attractions.

Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane = The New FastPass

The point of this Disneyland tip is that you can not wait until you’re starving to order food because the pick-up times may be later. Plan ahead.

Plan Your Meals and Snacks Ahead of Time with Mobile Ordering

Check the Disneyland mobile app for character greeting locations and make sure everyone gets up close and personal for their photo op with their favorite Disney characters.

Disney Character Greetings Are Back

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