Post # 1
Our destination wedding to Las Vegas is a week long. We planned to take day trip to Grand Canyon, see shows, etc… I love Vegas, it is amazing. We then were planning a week trip to Disney World ( so excited!) and my parents and little sisters went with us last year and none of us have stopped talking about how we want to go back. Mom is really bummed they couldn’t join us for at least a few days in Disney World ( flights for 4 to Florida would be rough financially after they do Vegas vaca.)
So, tonight I had a brilliant idea. We all haven’t been to Disneyland and its 4.5 hours away from Vegas. So I called and said why don’t we do a few days in Disneyland at the end of Vegas trip. Rental car… Cheap hotels…and fewer parks to hit in California Disney So not extravagant. They are all for it!!!! Yaya! We are now doing Vegas, Disneyland, and Disney world!!!!! So freaking excited.
Btw… I’m the type of person that wants to do everything while we are in the vicinity of a planned thing. Ie. I keep on looking for cheap cruises out of Orlando because we will be there anyway for Disney and fiancé has never been to Caribbean.
So, I know exactly what I want to do in DW but have never been to DL. It sounds like we will be there 4 days. First day will be driving from Vegas and probably hit the downtown Disney area and dinner/hotel. 2nd +3rd day parks and 4 th day fly to next destination. Wow typing this… We will need a relax day in Florida before heading to parks again.
What’s your fave part of DL? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
My favorite rides are the Tower of Terror in California Adventure and Space Mountain in Disneyland. There are a lot of fun things to do there though, and if you have the money I recommend getting Photopass+
Post # 4
@soinlove79: Fast Pass rides! You’ll save a ton of time in lines. BTW- if you get a Fast Pass for a ride in one park you are restricted from getting another Fast Pass in the same park for a specified period (usually a few hours), BUT if you have Park Hopper tickets you can go to the other park and get another Fast Pass. The two parks don’t track the time between them. If you want to ride the Cars Land Racing ride you have to get Fast Passes almost as soon as the park opens, it’s that popular. Your food options are great – way beyond hot dogs and hamburgers (although you can still get those!). Try and travel light because you will have to pass through security to get into the parks. If you can buy your tickets in advance (esp. if you can get gift cards at the gorcery store you can skip the ticket lines and go straight to the parks (just remember to hang onto your reciepts that show you actually bought the tickets). Have fun!
Post # 5
@soinlove79: Spend one day at CA Adventure and another at the main park. At Disneyland, go on Indiana Jones, Space Mountain, Star Tours (go on it 2-3 times as each ride has a different scenario), visit Innoventions, go on Big Thunder Railroad if it is not under construction, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion…there is a lot but these are the ones that stand out the most. If you can, I’d make reservations at Blue Bayou. You will NOT regret it! CA Adventure is more for grown ups/bigger kids IMO. They have a really cool show near the Monsters INC ride at I think 7 pm. They have performers who sing and dance and they conveniently have two bars that serve fun drinks in the same vicinity. Soaring over California is a must! If you like thrill rides, the Tower of Terror and California Screamin’ will be lots of fun. Cars Land is cute and fun, too. I would eat at Carthay’s Circle or Wine Country Trattoria at DCA. But call and make reservations because sometimes they are booked for the day, but it’s usually okay at Wine Country Trattoria. It’s an issue at Carthay’s and Ariel’ Grotto. You’ll be able to go on everything you want at DCA since it is smaller. And for fun, you can go to the Grand Californian hotel and walk around. They have some restaurants and a bar where you can order desert and hot chocolate if you so wish. I probably wrote too much so I’ll hush now lol. Oh and make sure you see World of Color at DCA. 🙂
Post # 6
I haven’t been to Disney in years but def. go on Soarin’ Over California! 🙂 are you getting the pass that’s good for both CA and FL Disneys? I’ve always wanted one of those, lol.
Post # 8
Definitely spend a day at DCA and a day at Magic Kingdom if you have the time and resources! I personally prefer California Adventure over Magic Kingdom, but I’m probably slightly partial because FI is a designer for Disney and a lot of his projects are at DCA 🙂 Soarin’ Over California is one of my favorite rides. Also, CarsLand and Tower of Terror.
Post # 9
I actually prefer disneyland to DW because it’s less spread out. I feel like there isn’t that much more stuff at WDW they just spread it out into more parks. Get tickets for World of Color at CA, its amazing! We prefer spending our nights at CA just because you can drink alcohol there and I am not a day drinker. I agree with whoever said get fast passes for the carsland ride RIGHT when the park opens. California adventure also has the only Starbucks in either parks.
Post # 10
Disneyland Magic Kingdom is similar to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. That being said, I think since you have a day for each park, you will have plenty of time to enjoy both parks. DH and I went to Disneyland as part of our SoCal honeymoon. I love Disneyland and California Adventure!
Firstly, make sure you ask for the Just Married buttons. You can get these at the parking structure or at City Hall in Magic Kingdom. All the Castmemebers congratulate you and I have heard of some people getting free desserts or drinks. You can also buy the bride and groom Mikey ears if you want to rock those. We totally did and it was lots of fun.
I would highly recommend making dinner reservations for the night you will be in Califronia Adventure. They have the World of Color package that lets you pick one of three restaurants with a pre-fix menu and you get fast pass tickets to the World of Color show that are in the front area. We ate at Wine Country Trattoria but wanted Cathay Circle. Since we waiting till day of, Cathay Circle was full but I have heard that it is really good. Either way, we loved our dinner! I had seafood pasta and DH had a steak. They brought us a free dessert that said contraulations (it was a Mikey shaped chocloate mousse). Here’s the link with info on that:
A cast memeber had told us that we would be able to go on the boat to Tom Sawyer island and ride with the captain if we asked and said we were on our honeymoon. We only had 1 day for both parks so we didn’t get to do this.Also, some of the rides will allow you to ride alone if the park isn’t crazy crowded. Like It’s a Small World may give you your own boat.
Since you haven’t been to California Adventure, I would say Soaring Over California, Tower of Terror, Cars Land and California Screaming (if you like rollercoasters) are must rides!
Disney is a special place to go on your honeymoon! DH and I had so much fun and wish we would have had an extra day! All the cast members make the day special and it’s just so much fun.