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FAQ’s-General Travel

When is the best time to visit Disneyland?
The Off-Season:
January-February | April-mid June | September-November

What is the minimum number of days needed to get a fulfilling experience?
3 days

What type of park ticket should I purchase-One Park per Day or a Park Hopper?
That depends on how many days you are staying for. One Park per Day tickets are best for 3 days or more

What are the benefits of staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel?
Extra Magic Hour | Proximity to Park Entrances and Downtown Disney | Character Dining on site | Superior pools and waterslides

What are the benefits of staying at a hotel outside of the park (AKA “Good Neighbour” hotel)?
Access to a better selection of family style restaurants and convenience stores | more economical

Which airport should I fly into?
John Wayne (Santa Ana) is the best option as it is only a 20 minute drive to Disneyland

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?
There are several options:
Shuttle bus | Shuttle van | Taxi | Limousine | Rental car


Are vegetarian meals available?
Yes! At most restaurants. However, "vegetarian" usually means lacto-ovo so if you want vegan meals, these may be more difficult to find. Ask your server for assistance

Are there options available for those with special dietary needs such as gluten-free or nut-free?
Yes! But you must inform your server so special arrangements can be made with the chef

Can I make dining reservations?
Yes! By phone (714-781-DINE) or online https://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/#/reservations-accepted/

Can I bring food into the parks?
Yes, but be discreet

What is Character Dining?
Either breakfast, brunch or dinner with select Disney characters. For example, you can have breakfast with Minnie, Mickey, Goofy and Pluto or dinner with the major princesses (Cinderella, Belle, Ariel etc)

Is alcohol served in Disneyland or California Adventure?
Only in California Adventure


What is a Magic Morning?
If you have a 3 day (or longer) ticket you may choose ONE day (either Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday) to enter Disneyland ONE hour early. This is an excellent opportunity to hit your favourite attractions before the heavy crowds rush in.

What is an Extra Magic Hour?
Disneyland Resort Hotel guests may enter either Disneyland or California Adventure ONE hour early for EVERY day of their stay. This is an often overlooked, yet invaluable benefit of staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel.

Is there any way to avoid long line-ups?
3 ways to avoid lone line-ups:
Travel Off-Season | Go to popular attractions during Magic Mornings and Extra Magic Hours | Use the FASTPASS service or Single Rider Line

What is Disney’s FASTPASS Service?
A “reservation” for a ride. You scan each person’s park ticket at a FASTPASS kiosk. A ticket is printed giving you a return time for the ride. There is a separate line for FASTPASS holders allowing front of the line access.
Disneyland-7 rides with FASTPASS Service | California Adventure-6 rides with FASTPASS Service

What is Disney’s Rider Switch Program?
One adult can wait with a child while the other adult enjoys the ride. The adults can then switch so the other adult can also enjoy the ride

What is the Single Rider Line?
If you are willing to split up and enjoy a ride alone, some rides offer a single rider line. This may reduce your wait time.

What are the height requirements for the attractions?
It varies. Height requirement and measuring device will be at the entrance to rides with height requirements.