My husband is from California so we go yearly to see his family and since they live so close to Disneyland, our sweet little girls think it is “normal” that we go every time we visit. It is always a special treat and we discover new and fun tips every time we go.
While the fast pass is a great way to save time and plan your day we discovered THE BEST “SECRET” which is faster than a fast pass. What is it? Single rider pass! This is only available for Indian Jones and Splash Mountain. You simply walk up (don’t stand in line) and ask for a single rider pass. They hand it to you and you get to walk through the back of the ride and they put you on the ride when they need a single rider, which is very often. My husband and I did this several times and we just enjoyed getting to instantly ride on these rides which usually have a 1 hour wait. Although were in different cars, we ended up getting off the ride at the same time.
Watch your Receipts
We typically take a picnic lunch and try not to buy too much food at the park, however I do splurge on having a cup of coffee etc. We noticed that at the end of our receipt, they frequently offer discounts for certain stores at certain times, like save 25% on purchases between 2p.m.and 5 p.m. You never know what might print out and the times were very precise, so watch those receipts.
Free Commemorative Buttons
Go to City Hall on Main Street near the entrance and tell them it is your first visit and they give you a free button that says “First visit.” They also have complimentary buttons available with “My Birthday” and “I’m celebrating” and others may be available. As you walk through the park you will be greeted by employees and asked how your first visit is going etc.
Wake Jose at the Tiki Room
If you arrive a few minutes before the beginning of the Tiki Room, you can ask the host if your child can wake Jose to begin the show. Your child will be part of the show and given the opportunity to wake up the birds. This is always cute and fun.
Shana Moland blogs at My Memphis Mommy. She and her hubby LOVE all things Disney.
Disneyland is the Happiest Place On Earth. Be sure to learn how to make the most of your trip by reading the Disneyland Training series. You can also browse all the articles I have posted in an easy to use outline. And if you are ready to book your trip, be sure to read about the perks of using an authorized Disney vacation planner (plus it’s FREE!).