• On Jul 23, 2017
    Judy from ON 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.

    Hi Moms! First time at DL, only there for Halloween party on Oct 13 - can't wait! Are the parks close enough to hop between during the party? I'm used to DW where parks are far apart. Any tips for first time at DL? You guys are great -thanks!

    Hi, Judy!

    I completely understand your question. I traveled dozens of time to Walt Disney World in Florida before visiting the Disneyland Resort in California. I was ready to hop on buses and boats to change parks, but none of that is necessary at the Disneyland Resort. Everything is within walking distance! 

    The main entrance to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park face each other, and you can hop between parks in just minutes. You will have already gone through security, so you do not even have to go through that process again. I'm telling you, it is fantastic. Ready for another shocker...the Downtown Disney District is also right there. That's right, everything is in one place. So simple!

    Just because everything is conveniently located within walking distance, there is no lack of things to do! With 3 beautiful resort hotels, 2 theme parks, and the Downtown Disney District, there is plenty of magic for any Disney fan.

    Since it is your first visit, enjoy attractions you do not see at WDW...Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land, Mickey's Fun Wheel, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Guardians of the Galaxy, and California Screamin'. It is also fun to ride classics like Pirates of the Caribbean or Splash Mountain to compare the similarities and differences. My favorite is the Haunted Mansion - see if you notice any differences in the "stretching" room!

    Wishing you a magical first visit to the Disneyland Resort. Have great time!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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