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  • On Jun 21, 2023
    Terry from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am a grandmother planning a trip to Disneyland November 2023. I have difficulty standing for long periods of time. I plan to purchase Genie + to improve long wait lines. We will stay at the Disneyland Hotel. What else can I do to minimize waits.

    Hello there Terry, welcome to planDisney!  You are the best Grandmother in my opinion if you're planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort!

    I have young kids, and not standing in long lines is always a priority for us.  I love that you're already planning on purchasing Disney Genie+ Service, you're already ahead of the game!  We purchase it every visit, and the Lightning Lane entrances truly do cut down on the wait times and standing in line. 

    Since you will be staying at the Disneyland Hotel, which is just magical in every way, I find that we can maximize our time in the parks and wait in shorter lines by taking advantage of early entry.  Early entry allows guests staying at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels admission to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park 30 minutes early to enjoy select attractions, shopping, and dining locations.  My advice is to arrive to the gates of the park you'll be visiting that day at least 30-45 minutes before the gates will open.  We are always amazed at what we are able to accomplish early in the morning when the crowds are lower!  

    We have also found that the wait times for attractions are usually the longest in the afternoon.  Since we have been at the parks since first thing in the morning, we love to go back to our hotel in the afternoon for a rest.  We can then head back in the evening when some families are turning in for the night.  You can also utilize the Disneyland Monorail from the Tomorrowland station in Disneyland Park to take you back to the Downtown Disney District and very close to the Disneyland Hotel to help minimize some walking. 

    I hope this information is helpful for your upcoming trip Terry!  If you think of any other questions that we can assist with, please do not hesitate to come back and ask.

    Have a magical day!
    Melissa 
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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