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Courtney Robinson

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Top 5 things to see, do, and eat in Disneyland

A family friend who works for Disney is getting me and my family into the park for free (yay!). I've only been once and no one else in our group has ever been so we have no idea what rides we should see, where we should eat, etc. I'm thinking we should come up with some kind of plan since there's a lot to see and not a lot of time to see it. Suggestions???

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  • Lauren Mills

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    Wow! I want to know your friend!!!! I'm a HUGE Disneyland fan and I've been all just about all the rides. Here are my favorites:

    Pirates of the Caribbean - pirates of the caribbean! my favorite ride in disneyland! I love how they recently added the background music from the pirates of the caribbean movies! When you enter the room with the huge ship, look for the Captain Jack Sparrows throughout the rest of the ride.

    Space Mountain - space mountain is the best roller coaster in disneyland! You ride in the dark with sparkling lights and music blasting behind you. You can't really see where you are going which adds to the fun! you definitely need a fast pass for this one because the line can be long..

    Peter Pan's Flight - one of my favorite rides in fantasyland! You ride in a pirate ship over london's sparkling night skey and arrive in neverland!

    Haunted Mansion - i love the haunted mansion! at the end of the ride in the cemetery, you can actually see walt disney as one of the four talking head tombstones!

    Where to eat:

    Tiki Juice Bar - these pineapple smoothes are GREAT! its perfect to get one on a hot day here. Its right infront of the enchanted tiki room. The birds sing to you in a cute show. you feel like you are in hawaii!

    And misc:

    Main Street USA - disneyland knows how to do parades! Every float, every song, everything is spectacular! You can see almost every disney character in just one parade! Try to sit up front if you can to see all the detail they put into it!

    Disneyland Railroad - sitting on the disneyland railroad is a great way to get around the park while also being on a ride! They take you through dinosaur country, and pass all the lands of disneyland. Easy to hop on and off.

    Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson - you can still see why michael jackson was a mega star (and still is!) such an amazing singer and performer...this is a must see for any michael jackson fan! its in 3d....angelica houston plays the evil queen.

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  • Annemarie Dooling

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    To add to an answer above, at the Tiki Juice Bar, make sure you get a Dole Whip Float. It's like pineapple frozen yogurt and there are only three places in the world that make it. You can thank me later.

    And get a fastpass for the Matterhorn Bobsleds unless you want to tackle the single rider line.

    Also, at Disney's California Adventure, a bunch of Cars rides just opened and the lines are likely still long; I was just there in December and waited an hour 45 minutes for Radiator Springs Racers. Worth it, though.

    For a nice sit-down dinner, try Blue Bayou which sits within the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and has both a Caribbean pirate and old Louisiana feel. The food isn't 5-star but it's cozy and gives the illusion of homecooking. Get a po boy if yo uare so inclined. This is my favorite restaurant ever, anywhere.

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    Courtney - Are you going with kids? How old and girls or boys? I have two girls, both under the age of six. Both are knee-deep in princess land. If you're going with girls it's a must to go into the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough and Ariel's Grotto . If you have time, try to schedule a breakfast with the princesses. It's seriously the best way to see all of them at once without having to stand in lines. It's costly but totally worth it if you have little princesses who will be so star struck. Reservations are a must for this and you need to book well in advance. If you're going soon still call to see if you can get it. They do have cancellations. Depending on how old the girls are check out the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique . Girls can schedule an appointment for hair and makeup so they too can be dressed as princesses. It's a little over the top but pure fun for little girls who are in princessland.

    One more tip, there are a few corn dog stands set up in the Magic Kingdom that are amazing. I'm not one to really eat corn dogs but if you need to grab something quick these are AMAZING.

    Hope you have fun at Disney!

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      Thanks, Elaine! Actually not going with kids--just with my parents. They just want to see it for some reason! · (0 likelikes)

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    If you have kids in the party Rainforest Cafe - Anaheim - Disneyland is always a big hit with the animaltronics with gorillas and elephants. The salt water tanks are also a huge hit. Rides that are not to be missed are Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, and It's a Small World for sure.

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    Make sure to grab a fast pass whenever you can and don't worry about using them at the time listed on each individual fast pass! You can actually save them up and use them later in the day, even if they are expired!

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