Disneyland- Mainstreet Station
  • On Mar 24, 2022
    Sanaz from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Few questions 1.vaccination or negative covid test is mandatory for adults over 12 years old? 2.which days of the week are usually less crowded. 3.which restaurants are recommended for a little girl? 4.is there a VIP option for less busy lines for rides?

    Hey there Sanaz!  Welcome to planDisney. We appreciate you dropping by with your planning questions for your upcoming trip to Disneyland Resort. 

    Currently, there are no mandatory rules or requirements as far as testing or vaccination goes at Disneyland Resort. It is encouraged, but not required and I would encourage you to do what you feel is best for your and your party. You can keep track of the ongoing health and safety updates on the Experience Updates page.

    In the past, I would say a midweek visit was usually when you would see slightly lower crowds, however, since the reopening I'm not sure if there really is a specific day you could say has fewer crowds. Guests that have been rescheduling trips for a year are now able to book and visit the Disneyland Resort, so it's been a pretty constant flow as far as Guest crowds go. The reservation system for theme park tickets has also helped manage this and keep it pretty steady. If you are wanting to enjoy the parks with lower crowds, my tip is to make sure you are there at rope drop. The first few hours of park opening are considerably less crowded and you will see ideal wait times for many attractions with little to no wait times. This is where you can really enjoy quite a few attractions in a small amount of time.

    There are so many great dining options for families with small Guests throughout Disneyland Resort. For a special meal, I recommend a Character Dining experience. I recently had breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel. It was a fun and high-energy experience with music playing and dancing was encouraged. Goofy and a few of his friends would make their rounds about every 15 minutes. The buffet had lots of great options for kids and adults, including Mickey waffles! Plaza Inn also does a Character Dining experience during breakfast only with Minnie Mouse and friends. For a more premium breakfast experience, Napa Rose at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa features a Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures experience that I have heard great things about.

    If you are hoping to enjoy the parks with fewer crowds and wait times, there are two options that may be of interest to you. The first option would be Disney Genie+ service. For an added purchase price per ticket per day, you will be able to make Lightning Lane selections for participating attractions that allow you to use the Lightning Lane, which usually means a much less wait time.  The other option would be to book a VIP Tour for your party. The price varies on the day and amount of hours you wish to book. You can have up to 10 guests total in your party and will have a private tour guide and be able to customize your day. These tours have limited availability so I encourage you to call or email them at your earliest convenience. 

    Sanaz, I hope the information I shared will help you with your planning. Please come back and see us again if you have any other questions along the way! Thanks for stopping by!


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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, California

Well hello friend! I'm Carrie, a work-from-home mama and military wife who currently calls sunny San Diego home. We love that we are close enough to Disneyland Resort to make a last-minute trip to see the Mouse quite frequently. You'll find us in the parks braving drops and coasters to work up our appetite to take as many snack breaks as we can fit in! I love helping my friends plan memorable trips to Disneyland Resort and can't wait to help you too! Learn More About Carrie

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