Disneyland in Anaheim, California was the original, so-called "Happiest Place on Earth." First opened in 1955, it has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children — and their parents. Make the most of your time in this sunny Southern California locale by staying in a vacation rental near Disneyland, to get into the park as early as possible.
Meet Mickey and Minnie at Disneyland
Younger visitors will be enchanted by the opportunity to meet the iconic characters of Disney, including Mickey, Minnie, and a slew of princesses simply as you pass through the park.
Follow the Disney Parade
A daily parade down the park's Main Street USA, features Disney characters and performers, with different themes depending on the time of year.
Disneyland Fun for Thrill Seekers
Older kids and adults will enjoy thrill rides like Space Mountain, Indiana Jones Adventure, and Wild West-themed Big Thunder Mountain.
Avoid the Wait
Disneyland opens to the public at 9am each morning, and is open until late at night. You can avoid the long ride queues by spending a little extra to use the FASTPASS service, which holds your place in line, while you carry on enjoying the rest of the park.
Parking and Transportation
There is ample parking at Disneyland, though this is not included in your park entry fee. Check Disneyland's website for the current day rate for cars. If you are staying in a vacation rental in Anaheim, the #14 and #15 buses from the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) take you within walking distance of the park.
Disneyland does have some strict park rules covering everything from what people can wear (no Disney costumes for visitors aged 14 or over) to what you can bring into the park (no selfie sticks allowed). Check out the full list online before you visit.