What is the perfect amount of time in Disneyland? Hot Hubby and I just returned from a Disneyland adventure and we have concluded that it is three days. Three days
is the perfect trip to Disneyland. We planned our trip for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the week before a long weekend. Everyone was back in school and the park needed us.
On the Monday, we got there at Rope Drop. Or better, you can get there an hour before Rope Drop. Eat breakfast at Disneyland and be ready when the rope actually drops, to run through the park. We start with the biggest rides and ride them when the crowds are least…so we begin with Space Mountain, Matterhorn, Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain and then when our stomachs can’t take anymore, we head to Indiana Jones, Pirates and Haunted Mansion.
On the Tuesday, we sleep as late as we can, which is 8 am for Hot Hubby. Then we head to California Adventure. We start by getting fast passes to World of Color and checking out the times for Frozen. The first ride is Guardians of the Galaxy, (just kidding, Hot Hubby and I can’t do this one). We start in the back with California Screamin’, Toy Story Mania, Goofy’s Sky School and work our way forward. After a few hours, we are slowing down and ready for the Frozen show, which is near Broadway quality for free! We will Disney from dawn to dusk, because we have to see the World of Color Show, which closes the park.
Wednesday is reserved for favorites, anything we haven’t enjoyed enough to last us until the next trip and shopping. We started in Toontown with Roger Rabbit, Go Coaster and ate breakfast at Clarabelle’s, because any excuse for Frozen Yogurt! We have to visit Mickey and Minnie Mouse in their houses. Then we ride favorites: It’s a Small World for Hot Hubby and Thunder Mountain for me.
This year, we tried the new MaxPass which worked great in California Adventure. It works with the Disneyland App and tracks your tickets, photos and Fast Passes. We could request the next fast pass while we were standing in line using the first one. A lot of our fast passes were within minutes of our booking them. No paper, and it saved us a lot of walking!
The Disneyland App is set up with AT&T and we use Verizon, which may be why it did not work as well for us. In Disneyland it was slow, wouldn’t connect and kept logging us out. Because it kept trying to connect, it drained our phone battery very quickly. Disney has installed battery charger stations, which dispense charged chargers, that you return empty for another charged one. We just blew it off and went back to the paper system. I cannot imagine the amount of people on their wifi and the challenge it must be. Give it a few more months and Disney will have the wifi stronger and more consistent.
We had a great time and by three days, we were exhausted and ready for our own beds. What do you think is the perfect amount of time in Disneyland?