Disneyland 101, Tips and Tricks to get the most out of it.

 
here are some tips and tricks to help you survive Disneyland and enjoy “the happiest place on earth“.

 


Arrive early. Lines are shortest in the morning because, let’s face it, who wants to wake up that early? You do.

Avoid Trolley from Parking Lot – Walk

If you can stay awake for a few extra hours, the late showings of Fantasmic and World of Color are significantly less crowded.

Bring Water Bottles, Snacks in Backpack

The classic, kid-friendly Fantasyland attractions like Peter Pan can become insanely crowded in the afternoon. You’ll find the shortest waits first thing in the morning; alternatively, going during a daytime parade offers a slight relief from the crowd crunch.

 

 

Download “My Disney Experience App”, everything about your vacation in one app: park tickets, dinner reservations, PhotoPass, hotel reservations, Fastpass+ and much of the resort’s maps and information.

Just about everything is less crowded during the Disneyland fireworks (except for Fantasyland and Toon Town attractions, which close during the show).

Downtown Disney Parking: 5 Hrs Free Validated

If you’re tall or not too concerned about finding the perfect spot, don’t waste more than twenty minutes or so lining up for fireworks or a parade.

Eat In Downtown Disney: Way Better Food

 

 

The attractions around New Orleans Square and Frontierland are least crowded during Fantasmic—but get in line right as the show ends and you’re in for a world of pain.

The rides don’t close at park closing, rather the entrance to the line does. So at one minute before closing, hop on that last ride.

Kid’s Rides After 9 PM: Less Crowded

That said, everyone flocks to Space Mountain at the very end of the night.

Phone Charging Stations: Main Street/Buena Vista

The shops on Main Street and Buena Vista Street stay open for an hour after closing, so save that ice cream cone and souvenir shopping until after hours. Or stop at World of Disney in Downtown Disney to find everything in one spot.

Watch Fireworks From Innoventions Hall

 

 

If you’re looking to travel to and from the Downtown Disney area, the monorail is a fun shortcut that typically doesn’t have a huge wait. Plus, the nearby lots offer three hours of free parking; you’ll save money this way if your visit is under six hours, but stay longer and you’ll pay considerably more than the garage.

As you leave attractions with an on-ride photo, don’t forget to snap your own shot of the screen.

Pack an extra pair of socks if you plan on riding Splash Mountain or Grizzly River Run.

FastPass, Disney’s free ride time reservation system, is your best bet at avoiding lines. These passes (available at some of the parks’ most popular attractions) are stamped with a specific return time that’ll allow you to hop on a separate, express line. You’ll have to board the ride within the hour window printed on the ticket, and, generally, you can only hold one FastPass at a time.

 

Kip Barry’s Cabaret: The Second happiest place on earth!

When your Disneyland visit is over, don’t let the magic disappear, join us for a great show; Kip Barry’s Cabaret is the best way to end your trip!

Kip Barry’s Cabaret hosts the Southern California’s Best Variety Show, featuring Music, Magic and Comedy in a unique Vaudeville style 1 hour show.

Buffet dinner available on show nights and on Sunday Brunch.

Dinner starts at 6:45 PM, pre-show starts at 7 PM and Main Show at 7:30 PM.

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5 Fun Things To Do Around Anaheim Besides Disneyland

Returning for another business trip or vacation? Here’s a few suggestions of what to do besides Disneyland that’s worth checking out.

 

Knott’s Berry Farm

With dozens of rides, shows and attractions in five themed areas, fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Open in 1920, it consists of 160 acres of fun. Featuring more than 40 rides that includes a water park and even a merry go round. There is everything from family rides to thrilling roller coasters.

Hours:
Everyday from 10:00 a.m.

Location:
8039 Beach Blvd,
Buena Park, CA 90620

Cost: 
Online: $41.00 / Gate: $75.00

Parking: 
$18

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 220-5200
Web: knotts.com

Discovery Cube

A fun and educational range of science based activities, exhibits, and interactive programs. This place is a blast.

Discovery Cube features a diverse line-up of engaging exhibits all year long.

From permanent exhibit areas such as Science of Hockey, Eco Challenge, Dino Quest and the Boeing Rocket Lab to traveling exhibits, there is always something new to discover at the Cube.

Hours:
Everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm

Location:
2500 N Main St,
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Cost: 
$17.95 for adults, kids $12.95, under 2 free

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 542-2823
Web: discoverycube.org/oc

Marconi Auto Museum

A collection of high performance street cars and race cars, among which are Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s, American muscle cars, some of which are one of a kind.

The open wheel car collection features cars driven by Marconi himself, his son John, and wife Bo. Additionally, there are many famous cars driven by famous drivers.

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm

Location:
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, CA 92780

Cost: 
A $5 donation is requested to help children’s charities

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 258-3001
Web: marconimuseum.org

Kip Barry’s Cabaret

Kip Barry’s Cabaret hosts the Southern California’s Best Variety Show, featuring Music, Magic and Comedy in a unique Vaudeville style show.

Starring the Talented One Man Show Kip Barry and the Best Guest Performers from all over the Country.

Buffet dinner available on show nights and on Sunday Brunch.

We also have Free magic demonstrations for our guests, a magic and novelty  department and a charming cafe, we are open everyday!

When:

Every  Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night at 7:30 PM or Sunday at 2:30 PM

Cost: 
$17.95 Adults, $15.95 Kids under 12

Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location:
400 Disney Way Suite 166
Anaheim, CA 92802

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 206-1390
Web: http://kipbarryscabaret.com/

Ralph B. Clark Regional Park

With 104 acres, it’s a great place for families or just to unwind with its large shaded picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, and children’s playground areas.

Team sports enthusiasts can enjoy spacious play areas including two sand volleyball courts, three softball fields and a baseball diamond. Children of all ages can enjoy fishing in the stocked three acre lake. Four tennis courts are located within the park and an amphitheater which overlooks the lake, is ideal for outdoor plays and recreation programs.

The Interpretive Center, which opened in September of 1988, contains a paleontology museum that provides an educational view of prehistoric Orange County through exhibits, programs and guided tours. Also the opportunity is provided to watch scientists and volunteers excavate and prepare fossil specimens for study and educational exhibits.

Park Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • Barbeques
  • Baseball Fields
  • Dogs Permitted: on a 6′ leash at all times.
  • Family Picnic Area
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Model Sail Boating
  • Playground/Tot Lot
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters
  • Tables
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Courts

Hours:
Park Hours: Fall – Winter Hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Park Hours: Spring – Summer Hours, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location:
8800 Rosecrans Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Cost: 
FREE.

Parking: 
$3 Monday thru Friday and $5 on weekends.

Contact Info:
Phone: (714) 973-3170

Sunday Brunch

After the blazing success of our Dinner Theater we are about to introduce  our new Culinary and Entertaining offer.

Enter the Sunday Brunch.

Start your Sunday with a delicious Brunch Buffet (we have Pastries!) and the energy of our Show!

Brunch starts at 1:45 PM, pre-show starts at 2 PM and Main Show at 2:30 PM

 

BUFFET BRUNCH MENU:

  • 12 Oz soft drink,
  • side of Popcorn or Chips,
  • Pizza,
  • Salad,
  • Dessert
  • Pastries