Disneyland Theme Park Guide

Disneyland Theme Park Guide

This is where the magic began. Disneyland, which opened in 1955 is the park the Walt Disney himself built. This is the place where families and friends come to play together. The sense of history and the amazing planning of this park are evident in every corner. That being said, Walt once commented that, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” So there is always something new and fun to see at Disneyland as well.  Let our Disneyland theme park guide help you plan your visit!

Admission Rides & Attractions Dining

Fastpass Extra Magic Hour Child Care Stroller & Locker Rentals

Fireworks Parades Tours

Wheelchair Accessibility Transportation Contact Numbers

Admission

Admission cost for a 1-Day/1-Park Ticket to Disneyland ranges from $97 – $135 for adults and $91 – $127 for children (ages 3-9).  Choosing the right ticket for your visit is fairly straight forward. Guests simply need to choose the number of days for the ticket and select single park or the hopper option. Park hopping allows guests admission to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Pricing for the park hopper ticket starts at $147 (adults), and $141 (children 3-9).

Unlike Walt Disney World in Florida, the Disneyland Resort features two parks in very close proximity of each other. It is as simple as walking across the esplanade to get from one park to the other, which can make the park hopper an attractive option.

More park admission details and money saving options can be found on our Disneyland Tickets page.

Guests under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by a guest age 14 years or older in order to enter the park. To board an attraction, children under age 7 must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

An official list of park rules and prohibited items can be found on Disney’s website.

Attractions

There are eight different themed areas, or lands, at Disneyland. Each land has its own unique feel from the rides and attractions to the cast member costumes and background music.

Adventureland
Enchanted Tiki Room
Indiana Jones Adventure
Jungle Cruise
Tarzan’s Treehouse

Critter Country
Splash Mountain
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Davey Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

Fantasyland
Alice in Wonderland
Casey Jr. Circus Train
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
“it’s a small world”
King Arthur Carrousel
Mad Tea Party
Matterhorn Bobsleds
Mickey and the Magical Map
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
Peter Pan’s Flight
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
Snow White’s Scary Adventures
Storybook Land Canal Boats

Frontierland
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
Mark Twain Riverboat
Sailing Ship Colombia

Main Street U.S. A.
The Disney Gallery
Main Street Cinema
Main Street Vehicles
The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

Mickey’s Toontown
Chip ‘n’ Dale Treehouse
Donald’s Boat
Gadget’s Go Coaster
Goofy’s Playhouse
Mickey’s House & Meet Mickey
Minnie’s House
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

New Orleans Square
Haunted Mansion
Pirates of the Caribbean

Tomorrowland

Astro Orbitor
Autopia
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster
Star Wars Launch B
Disneyland Monorail
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
Space Mountain
Diney’s “Ralph Breaks The Internet” Sneak Peak
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

 

Mickey icon Throughout the park Disney PhotoPass photographers will capture guests caught up in the Disney experience. Disney’s PhotoPass gives guests the opportunity to have great high-resolution photos taken by Disney Photographers using state-of-the-art digital equipment at picturesque locations. Even better, your photos can be accessed, shared, and ordered online. Visit our Disney’s PhotoPass Guide for more information on Disney’s PhotoPass service.

Dining

There is no shortage of food options at Disneyland Park. Guests wishing to bring their own meals may find seating in the picnic area just outside Disneyland’s main entrance. Here guests will find tables, chairs, shade umbrellas and storage lockers.

Coolers larger than a 6-pack size are not allowed into the theme parks. Lockers are available near the picnic area just outside the Disneyland entrance. The lockers can accommodate coolers up for 18″ wide x 25″ high x 37″ deep. Lockers are not refrigerated and are limited. In addition, alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted.

For those who prefer to leave the cooking to Disney, the following selections are available. Click on the name below for menu. Visit our Disneyland Menu Page for a complete list of menus available for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park.

Adventureland
Tiki Juice Bar
Bengal Barbecue
Tropical Imports

Critter Country
Harbour Galley
Hungry Bear Restaurant

Fantasyland
Maurice’s Treats
Red Rose Taverne
Troubador Tavern
Edelweiss Snacks

Frontierland
River Belle Terrace
Stage Door Cafe
The Golden Horseshoe
Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

Main Street, U.S.A.
Carnation Cafe
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
Refreshment Corner
Plaza Inn
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Market House

Mickey’s Toontown
Clarabelle’s Frozen Yogurt
Daisy’s Diner
Pluto’s Dog House

New Orleans Square
Royal Street Veranda
Blue Bayou Restaurant
Cafe Orleans
French Market Restaurant
Mint Julep Bar

Tomorrowland
Galactic Grill
Alien Pizza Planet

FASTPASS

FASTPASS is a great system that lets you “eliminate the wait” at the many popular park rides and attractions. Nothing feels better than being able to bypass the wait and jump straight to the front of the line. Guests look for the FASTPASS distribution area near the entrance of the attraction. Check out the available Return Time listed on the signs. Insert your admission ticket into the FASTPASS machine and receive a ticket printed with your return time. Just come back to the ride during the designated return time and you will allowed into a special FASTPASS return queue.

FASTPASS is offered on the following Disneyland rides and attractions:

  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Splash Mountain
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spins
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Space Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Disney MaxPass

Disney MaxPass is a new digital service at Disneyland Resort combining Disney PhotoPass and Disney FastPass services through the convenience of your smartphone.  You’ll receive unlimited downloads of your Disney PhotoPass pictures, including Magic Shots, select attractions, and character dining. The digital FastPass will allow you to make your selection without visiting the FastPass kiosk.

Extra Magic Hour & Magic Morning

Extra Magic Hour

Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests can access one park early on select days. Each guest must have valid theme park admission and an active hotel room key card. It is recommended that guests arrive at least one hour and 15 minutes prior to park opening.

The Extra Magic Hour schedule is as follows:

Disneyland Park: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Disney California Adventure Park: Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays

Magic Morning at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Resort guests with a 3-day or longer theme park ticket or Southern California CityPASS are eligible for Magic Morning at Disneyland Park. Guests receive one early admission to select attractions, stores, and dining locations one hour before the park opens. If guests are using a 3-day ticket, that ticket must be pre-purchased before arrival at the the resort. Magic Morning is available on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

Child Care

Baby Care Center

Parents with infants can visit Disneyland worry free with the services of the Baby Care Centers. The Baby Care Center is located on Main Street USA next to First Aid. The facility offers guests the following amenities to feed, change, and nurse babies.

  • Nursing room with chairs
  • Changing room with changing tables
  • Highchairs & feeding area
  • Kitchen with microwave & sink
  • Main room including tables, chairs, and television
  • Vending machine offering formula,  juice, diapers, wipes, sunscreen, pacifiers and over-the-counter medication

*Vending machine items available for purchase.

Lost Children

In the case of a lost child the California Adventure Park follows strict protocol. A cast member will take them to the baby care center where he or she will be looked after until their family arrives.

In the event that you lose your child or come across a lost child report this to a cast member. Then Disneyland Resort security will assist you further.

There’s nothing more frightful to parents than the thought of losing their child in the ocean of people inside a theme park. There are many fascinating distractions at Disneyland and children can wander off in a blink of an eye. Have a plan, before your vacation, make and print some Kids Travel IDs. There are many designs to choose from, they’re easy to make and children love to have their own ID cards. Before you start your touring for the day, take a picture of your child from your camera, phone or by a Disney Cast Member on your Photopass so that you can readily show a Cast Member what your child is wearing and what he/she looks like if you should become separated from your child. Set up a meeting area in the park.

Locker & Stroller Rentals

Lockers

Lockers are located inside Disneyland Park on Main Street, U.S.A. The cost of the lockers is $7, $10, $11, $12, or $15. Rental includes unlimited access throughout the day at one price.

Small 12″w x 18″h x 12.5″d – $7 per day
Large 12.5″ x18 ” x 19″ – $10 per day
X-Large 15″ x 25 ” x 19 ” – $11 per day
Jumbo 15″ x 25″ x 25″ – $12 per day
Super Jumbo 18″ x 25″ x 37″ – $15 per day (Inside picnic area only)

Lockers are also available at Disney California Adventure and the Esplanade between the parks.

Strollers

Stroller rentals are available for single day rentals outside the Disneyland Park Main entrance.  Strollers may be brought into Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (just not Downtown Disney). The convenience of not having to take your child out of the stroller as you switch parks is very nice for families.

Strollers larger than 36″ x 52″ and wagons are not permitted.

For guests who would like to customize their stroller tags to make identifying their rental stroller easier they create their personalized tags with many design choices from The Mouse For Less’ Stroller Tags page.

Fireworks

No one puts on a nighttime fireworks display like Disney. The fireworks show above Sleeping Beauty Castle changes seasonally, so there is always something new to experience. All Disneyland fireworks spectaculars are enhanced when guests purchase Made with Magic merchandise.

Believe…In Holiday Magic

More than 80,000 sparkling lights create an “icicle” effect on Sleeping Beauty castle, a colorful holiday facade of “it’s a small world,” and gently falling snow all add to this beauty of this holiday display. Fireworks, projections on the castle or “it’s a small world” and holiday music all add to one of the best displays Disneyland has to offer.

Fantasmic!

Fantasmic! is more than just a fireworks show. Witness a battle of good verses evil in Mickey’s dream. The special effects abound in this spectacular. There is video projected on water, pyrotechnics, lasers, and even a 45-foot fire breathing dragon! Who will win in Mickey’s dream? Find out with an amazing show presented along the Rivers of America in Frontierland.

Guests can choose to reserve a premium viewing spot with a Dessert Sampler. Reserve your dessert party and elevated seating in New Orleans Square up to 30 days in advance by calling (714) 781-SHOW (7469).

All Disneyland fireworks spectaculars are enhanced when guests purchase Made with Magic merchandise.

Parades

Mickey’s Soundsational Parade

This parade is a Disneyland favorite. Watch as Mickey leads the marching band and his band of friends through the streets. Characters from movies like The Little Mermaid, The Lion, King, Aladdin, and more will also be in the parade! Help sing along – you will love hearing all your favorite Disney songs played by the marching band.

A Christmas Fantasy Parade

Join Anna, Elsa, and Olaf for a holiday parade to remember! Marching along side them is of course Mickey & Minnie Mouse, large toy soldiers, and even reindeer!

Tours

Explore the holiday traditions of Disneyland Park and see how the holiday magic is made on the “Holiday Time at Disneyland” tour.

Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Guided Tour will bring to life Walt Disney’s life and legacy. Listen to stories that inspired the creation of Disneyland, and visit Walt Disney’s private apartment.

New to Disneyland? The “Welcome to Disneyland Resort” tour offers guests an introduction to the theme parks, resorts, and services. Been to Disneyland before? The trips, tricks and trivia from this tour will be fun and entertaining for seasoned guests as well.

Of course, VIP touring is available to make your family’s trip extra special. VIP Services range from $315-$500 per hour with a minimum requirement of 6 hours.

To reserve and tours or for more information including dates, call (714)781-TOUR (8687). Separate park admission is required for all tours. Annual Passholders receive a 20% discount on all guided tours.

Transportation

Disneyland is a pedestrian resort. The two theme parks—Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure— are an easy walk across the Esplanade from each other. Guests can walk through Downtown Disney to easily reach the three Disneyland Resort Hotels.

The Disneyland monorail runs between Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney for those guests looking to give their feet a little break.

For guests arriving via car, there are complimentary trams available from the Mickey and Friends Parking structure to the theme park.

For guests staying at an offsite hotel, check the distance with your hotel’s reservations department. Some hotels are with walking distance of the Disneyland Resort, but most offer a shuttle service. Guests may also opt to use the Anaheim Resort Transportation system (ART) to shuttle through the area.

Wheelchair Accessibility and Service Animals

For the convenience of Guests with disabilities, wheelchairs and Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) are available for rent at the Disneyland Resort. The wheelchair rental fee is $12 per day. The ECV rental fee is $50 per day plus tax. A $20 refundable deposit is required for wheelchair and ECV rentals. Quantities are limited and subject to availability. Reservations are not available. Wheelchairs and ECVs may be used at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Rentals are not permitted at Downtown Disney. Guests are welcome to bring their own ECVs and wheelchairs throughout the resort.

Trained service animals are welcome at Disneyland and are allowed in most locations. Not all attractions can accommodate service animals. In those instances a member of the Guest’s party must remain with the animal. All service animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times. Service animals are welcome to use any open outdoor area for relief, provided the owner picks up after the animal. In addition, there are designated Relief Areas in Frontierland (Frontierland/Fantasyland transition area), Fantasyland (planter across from “it’s a small world,”) and in New Orleans Square (fountain are planter near train station).

Most restrooms are designed for access by Guests using wheelchairs. Companion-assisted restrooms are also available in select locations including City Hall and Tom Sawyer’s Island.

Contact Numbers

  • Dining Reservations – (714) 781-DINE; (714) 781-3463
  • Fantasmic! Premium Viewing – (714) 781-7469
  • Guest Information – (714) 781-4565
  • Lost and Found– (714) 817-2166
  • Merchandise (800) 362-4533
  • Reservations – (714) 520-5060 or call your favorite travel agent at The Magic For Less Travel at (888) 330-6201
  • Ticketing – (714) 781-4565

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