Quick Tips Planning
a Disneyland Vacation
Tips for Planning a Disneyland
For many people, planning a Disneyland Vacation is part of the fun
of the vacation itself! For others, however, it can be a headache.
Before you start planning your vacation, determine whether or not
are really up to planning the trip yourself or not.
If you don’t want to plan your own trip, you have several options.
Of course, you can have a travel agent make all of the arrangements
for you, but for the best Disneyland experience, you might be better
off using the Disney Vacation Planning Services. Either way, you can
have every single aspect of your trip planned for you. Once you get
there, all you will need to do is follow your Itinerary.
Determine which dates you will be there before you decide
what you will be doing at Disneyland. If you prefer the fun involved
in planning your Disneyland vacation yourself, there are some things
that you absolutely must not leave out of the planning stage. The
parks offer different things at different types of the year, with
many different themes and entertainment to choose from.
Determine what you'll be doing each day. Once you’ve set up
your travel arrangements and your hotel reservations, there are a
few more things you must consider.
Food is one thing you might want to arrange in advance.
Disneyland is a very popular place, and having reservations at some
of the more popular restaurants is recommended. These reservations
can be made well in advance – before you ever leave home.
When planning which attractions at Disneyland you want to visit,
use a map of Disneyland as a guide. This will make it easier to
schedule time for attractions that are near each other. You want to
see and do as much as possible, so as much walking or travel time as
Keep your budget in mind. Often, by making arrangements
through travel agents or through the Disneyland Vacation Planning
Services, you will be able to get better deals – which can save you
money. Look for these deals, and save as much money as you can on
your hotel and food. If you have small
children with you, keep their priorities in mind – they have less
interest in where they will sleep and the food that they will eat,
and more interest in what they will see and do!
How to Dine With Disneyland Characters
If you really want to delight your child – or
yourself – you should arrange to have a Disneyland
This will allow you and your whole family to have quality time with
one or more of the Disneyland characters. In fact, this is the best
way to really get to interact with them for any length of time.
Start by making a reservation. This can be done
through the Disneyland
Vacation Planning Services Department.
Reservations can be made up to sixty days in advance, so don’t leave
this to the last minute. Make these reservations while your
Disneyland vacation is being planned.
Character breakfasts take place each morning at the
park. You do not need a reservation for these meals. These
breakfasts take place in many of the parks restaurants, but Goofy’s
a great place to start. It's located in the Disneyland Hotel, and
there are dishes to please everyone.
Children under three years of age get to eat free,
which should be considered when you are planning the budget for your
trip. Goofy is always there, with Pluto, but other characters come
and go all throughout the day. You should definitely make
reservations for Goofy’s kitchen, as it is quite popular, and the
wait can be very long.
The Storyteller’s Café is
another place highly recommended for Character Meals. Characters are
only here during breakfast, however. While time is not spent at each
individual table, the Characters do interact with the children as a
group. Both buffet and menu dining are available, and again,
reservations are recommended. Lilo and Stitch also have a Character
Breakfast, as does Minnie Mouse. Breakfast with Minnie and Friends
is extremely popular, so make reservations.
Definitely include a Character
two in your Disneyland Vacation plans. This is something that your
child will remember forever and interacting with the famous Disney
characters that we all know and love is part of what Disneyland is
all about! Be sure to make reservations as far in advance as
Be sure to
collect Disneyworld literature and create a general plan of the
places the members of your travel party want to visit.
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