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Disneyland: Needing some advice for my wife and I's first Disneyland Trip.

From Brent Moody
Posted February 14, 2012 at 5:58 PM
I am taking my first trip to Disneyland on April 8th (Sunday) and 9th (Monday). My wife and I love theme parks and we take trips to Orlando and go to the parks there all the time but have never taken a trip to Disneyland. Since I will be going one day to Disneyland and one day to California Adventure I was just wondering if the Sunday would be better to go to California Adventure and go to Disneyland on Monday to avoid some weekend crowd at Disneyland? Or does it just not matter that much which days I go to each park? Also, is two day enough time to do both parks? We will NOT be riding the kid rides or anything thing because we do not have any kids, but we will want to ride everything else. Also, I think that Sunday is Easter this year. Is that going to be an extra crowd problem? Any and all tips would be helpful. Thanks!


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From Skipper Adam
Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:15 AM
I'm not sure what your definition of "Kid" rides are, but they most of Fantasyland better there than WDW. Their dark rides (you can skip Dumber and Casey Jr.) are worth a ride, and unlike WDW, the lines are short, especially towards opening or closing. Take 15 minutes to hit those rides and it would be worth it.

I would say a good three days are needed to hit everything once and favorites twice. And I would wait to do Disneyland until Monday.

From Frankie F
Posted February 15, 2012 at 9:35 PM
I've never comfortably done Disneyland in less then 4 days... but this is comfortable and I enjoy the entire experience. What most people dont realize is that, yes Disneyland only has two theme parks unlike WDW's 4, but estimating disneyland parks have about 60 things todo in each park WDW's theme parks may have about 30 things to do in each park. These parks are smaller, more detailed, and to me, more magical. Also if you want to see all the shows and stuff you may need more than a night in each park. Example: Disneyland's Fantasmic is much better than WDW's. Also definitely go to Disneyland on monday, to avoid the most crowds.

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