Possible to do Disneyland the park in one day?
I'm a SoCal native but haven't visited Disneyland in a while. However, I'm going to Disneyland for one day and decided just to visit Disneyland and save California Adventure for later. Is it possible to squeeze in all the main rides and some shows into one 16 hour frame? And if so can someone tell me how I should do it? (i.e. visit this land first and get fastpasses here and such)
We touched on this topic about a month ago on another discussion forum, "How many attractions should you be able to get in during a full day at Disneyland?". Hopefully Robert doesn't get rid of this link and my post.
To answer your question....no
Douglas Hindley did every ride in both parks in one day. He looked a bit frazzled in the pictures as the day went on, but he did everything. It took careful planning and lots of stamina.
Based on my experience, you would need a day when the park was open for at least 14 hours and start at rope drop. If you are going alone, using single rider queues and Maxpass to manage Fastpasses and track wait times, you could do every attraction in the park in one day. (Hit Space Mountain first.)
It is possible to do everything at Disneyland in a single day, but doing so is exhausting and relies on a bit of luck. However, it is relatively easy to do all of the tier 1 & 2 attractions, as well as a handful of tier 3 rides, in a 16 hour day. For a one-day visit where you're trying to do as much as possible, I recommend the following:
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