Mom And Daughter with Glass Slipper; Prince Charming; front of castle; tiara
  • On Jun 12, 2014
    Allyson from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I are frequent visitors to Disney World in Orlando, but this will be our first trip to Anaheim. What are the "must sees" or experiences that are different from Orlando, in either park, that we need to do while visiting?

    Hi Allyson, 

    Thank you for making a magical stop here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. First trips to The Happiest Place on Earth are the best.

    Be sure to stop by Guest Services and get your family free First Visit buttons to wear during your trip; Cast Members that see the buttons in the parks will be sure to send warm wishes throughout the day.

    Visiting Walt's original theme park with all the history and magic, in and of itself, is something to take in. I recommend stopping by City Hall on Main Street U.S.A. to ask about special tours like "Walk in Walt's Disneyland Footsteps" Guided Tour. 

    Newly refurbished attractions and magic you won't want to miss are Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough, all of Disney California Adventure (specifically: The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Radiator Springs Racers, all of Carsland, Goofy's Sky School, and California Screamin'), to name a few. 

    There are attractions that are similar but I wouldn't say most are exactly the same. Attractions like The Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan's Flight, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Splash Mountain, and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters are slightly different and worth seeing the uniqueness in my opinion. 

    Carthay Circle Restaurant is a must see and their menu is exquisite, you will want to try their Rose Petal Soda or the Carthay Club Mojito, these being a tribute to the "Golden Age" of Hollywood.

    I hope this is helpful and that you have a lovely time. If you have any more questions, please write us back on how we can help you plan your pixie-dusted vacation.

    Best wishes for a magical trip!

    ~ Lynette
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Meet the Panelist: Lynette, Utah

I'm a mama, a wife, an artist, a believer in Pixie Dust and I love fashion with a Disney twist. I live Disney every day, quite literally. My family and I live in the real "UP" house replica from the beloved Disney•Pixar film. We are always chasing our dreams by living our family motto, unashamedly borrowed from Walt himself, "Keep Moving Forward." Learn More About Lynette

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