A trip to Disneyland is still one of the most popular summer vacation destinations for many families. To ensure that you have the most magical time possible, it is important to do your research ahead of your trip. Here are three proven tips for those traveling to Disneyland this summer:
Start Planning Now!
Disneyland is not a trip that you want to just wing when you arrive. You will save the most money if you secure your lodging accommodations well ahead of time. Choosing a hotel that is within walking distance will save you both time and money. It is also important to secure dining reservations in advance. According to Eater Los Angeles, Disney allows you to make reservations to the hottest restaurants and dining packages up to 60 days in advance. Making your reservations as soon as possible will ensure that you are not disappointed when you arrive.
What to Plan For
Park Savers explains that in the summer, it’s not uncommon for Los Angeles to see temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more regularly. Dressing in layers will ensure that you are prepared for the heat of the day and the cool mornings and evenings. Be sure to stay properly hydrated as you explore the parks. Hitting the parks early in the morning and taking a break in the middle of the day before returning in the evening will help you to avoid the heat of the day. Investing in a small misting fan or cooling towels is also a great way to beat the heat. By taking the steps to be ready for the weather, you will be able to harness the magic of Disney and not be preoccupied with the temperatures outside.
Consider the Crowds
Disneyland is expected to see unprecedented crowds this summer with the long-anticipated opening of the Star Wars-themed land located at the Disneyland Park. Galaxy's Edge is expected to open at the end of May. Consider making Galaxy's Edge your first stop of the day when the park opens to beat the crowds. On especially busy days, it may be a good idea to spend more time at California Adventure to avoid the people rushing to experience Galaxy's Edge. If you are traveling during this time with little ones, then you may want to take special care with bathroom breaks to avoid any accidents while waiting in line. Potty Genius recommends setting a timer on your phone as a reminder to take regular bathroom breaks. That way you are less likely to need to rush to a bathroom at an inconvenient moment.
Although Disneyland experiences warm weather and high crowds during the summer, it also benefits from longer park hours and rides operating at full capacity. With the proper research and planning, you can make the most out of your Disneyland adventure. Don’t forget to bring a Bug Bite Thing with you on your vacation!