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  • On Dec 29, 2019
    Jennifer from ME Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'll be going to Disneyland/DCA for the first time next year (one day only). What are some must-do's that are unique to the California parks? I've been to WDW many times and want to focus on the non duplicate rides!

    Hello Jennifer!
    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m sure you’re eagerly awaiting your first trip to the Disneyland Resort! I know you’ll be captivated by the magic of Walt Disney’s original park!
    There is so much to see and do at Disneyland! As a regular at Walt Disney World, I completely understand that you do not want to repeat something that you’ve experienced before. I can assure you that while Disneyland shares many attractions in common with the Magic Kingdom in Florida, there are several key differences.  
    Let’s start with what’s unique to Disneyland Park! You'll want to experience Indiana Jones Adventure, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Mickey’s Toontown! These attractions are all unique to Disneyland Park.
    Now let’s talk about the attractions that are similar to Walt Disney World in Florida, but are distinct enough that you’ll want to visit them while you’re at “The Happiest Place on Earth!” Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion and “it’s a small world” can all be found at both parks. But you’ll find subtle and not so subtle differences that make them worth experiencing while at Disneyland Park. 
    Are you heading to Disney California Adventure Park as well? A Park Hopper Ticket will allow you to experience Cars Land, Pixar Pier and the all new Avengers Campus which opens Summer of 2020!
    Lastly, I recommend purchasing Disney MaxPass. You'll enjoy the convenience of making Disney FASTPASS reservations for your entire party from your smartphone using the Disneyland App. MaxPass also comes with unlimited downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass photos. I’m sure you’ll want plenty of pictures from your day at the Disneyland Resort!
    I hope this advice helps you make the most of your one day at Disneyland! If you have any additional questions prior to your visit, please come back to Disney Parks Moms Panel!
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Meet the Panelist: Tiffanie, California

Greetings from San Diego, CA! I'm a wife, cat mom and Disney-loving "childless millennial." I've traveled all around the world, but my favorite place to visit is "The Happiest Place on Earth!" I've been going to the Disneyland Resort for over 25 years. Each time I step through the turnstiles to enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy, I feel the magic of Walt Disney's original park. I can't wait to answer your questions and help you experience all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer! Learn More About Tiffanie

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