10 Travel Tips for Navigating Disneyland

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A Disneyland family vacation can take a lot of preparation and planning.

To streamline your time in the happiest place on earth, we’ve curated a list of 10 articles from 10 different bloggers that are chock-full of fantastic Disneyland travel tips!

This list includes ways to beat the crowds, save money, find rides for younger children, use fast passes and stroller passes, travel with a baby, and snag the best spots to view the Disneyland fireworks at the end of the day.

We hope these tips will turn your day at the park into a true “walk in the park!”


1| Best Disneyland Fireworks Spots

Tom at Disney Tourist Blog has scoured the entire park for prime spots to watch the Disneyland Forever! fireworks.


2| 20 Awesome Disneyland Travel Tips

Kristen at Six Sisters’ Stuff has tips for multiple families traveling together. Check out her blog post for ways to beat the crowds, suggestions on free Disney apps, and details on what the Baby Care Center offers for families with little ones. The comments are rich with more tips as well!


3| Packing List for Your Disney Daypack (Free Printable!)

Leslie from Trips with Tykes has put together an extensive list of everything you will need to bring with you for your day at Disneyland with the kids. She even includes a free printable packing list!


4| Disneyland Tips from a Former Cast Member

Check out this post from Disney Insider Tips to glean insider tips from a former cast member that spent 8 years in the Magic Kingdom!


5| 15 Helpful Tips for Parents Visiting Disneyland with Small Children

Nancy, an annual Disneyland pass holder from Follow that Mouse, has insight into the longest rides with the shortest wait times, how to get picked for the Jedi Training Academy, and precautions to take to avoid getting separated.


6| The Best Disneyland Rides for Kids and Toddlers

If you’re traveling with kids under age 5, this list from About.com Travel is pure gold!


7| How to Take Your Baby to Disneyland

Casey from DLR Prep School shares her experience in taking babies as young as 5 months old to Disneyland. She notes her favorite baby and toddler areas and places to escape to for napping and nursing! The comments section even details how the baby switch pass works in Disneyland versus Disney World.


8| Disneyland Tips and Tricks: Have a Great Trip on a Budget

Autumn at It’s Always Autumn has come up with several creative ways to save money on meals and snacks inside the park. She even mentions considering a private rental in lieu of a hotel as a way to save on accommodations.


9| Disneyland Tips for the Disney World Lover: Top 7 Must Sees

If you’ve frequented Disney World, but it’s your first time at Disneyland, check out Christie’s list of Disneyland must-sees from her blog Raising Whasians.


10| Disneyland for Newbies

Kendra from Me and My Insanity explains parking, fast passes, and stroller passes for those who are unfamiliar with how they work.


Other articles to help you plan your Disneyland vacation:

101 Things to Do Near Disneyland

12 Best Restaurants: Disneyland & California Adventure

Where to Find Discount Disneyland Tickets

The 8 Best Places to Eat in Downtown Disney


10 Travel Tips for Navigating Disneyland

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Author: Andrea

Originally from Oklahoma, Andrea has traveled to 30 countries on 4 different continents and is now, along with her husband and daughter, happy to call the OC her home. Together they enjoy being outdoors, exploring new local places, and finding fun things to do as a family in Orange County.