AA Family at Disney's California Adventure; eating; coaster; Farris Wheel
  • On Feb 11, 2024
    Christine 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.

    Hello, I'm looking for someone to help me plan the day with my family.

    Hi there, Christine!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited that it is almost time for your visit to Disneyland Resort! You will be there just in time for the Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure Park. I recommend watching Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession, participating in some of the crafts, and visiting the Lunar New Year Wishing Wall to make a wish for the upcoming year. 

    With so many things to see and do at Disneyland, I understand your interest in getting help planning your day. How you go about your day depends on various factors, such as the ages of any kids in your party, what kinds of experiences you enjoy, and who your favorite characters are. The possibilities are almost endless!

    My first suggestion is to download the Disneyland mobile app. It is like having a Fairy Godmother-approved planner right at your fingertips! In the app, you can see park maps, view wait times, and read descriptions of attractions. There is even a "Filter" option at the top of the map in the app where you can select which experiences your family is most interested in related to thrill factors, ages, height restrictions, and more. From there, you can prioritize your activities. I recommend choosing 3-5 priorities for the day, and then anything else is a bonus! Some of my favorite attractions are Radiator Springs Racers, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Space Mountain. My oldest child loves the Incredicoaster, and my youngest kiddo likes Storybook Land Canal Boats. 

    If you would like a plan to be created for you, then Disney Genie is at your service! On the app, select "Tip Board." You can answer questions about your interests on the Tip Board, and then the Disney Genie will work it's magic to create attraction and dining recommendations inspired by your answers!

    The app can also be used to mobile order food and snacks throughout the day. I like to review menus on the app and decide what we want to eat ahead of time. Some of my favorite mobile ordering locations are Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, Bengal Barbecue, and Cafe Daisy. Since you can select an available pick-up time, I recommend placing your order at least a couple of hours before you want to eat. Lunchtime gets especially busy for mobile orders!

    Christine, I hope your family has a wonderful visit to Disneyland Resort! Please visit us again at planDisney if you have other questions!


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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Nevada

Hello from Nevada! I'm Jen - a married mom, social worker, and lifetime collector of Disney experiences. Disneyland Resort has been my "home away from home" since I was a child, and Walt Disney World Resort has become one of my favorite vacations spots as an adult. Whether it's celebrating special occasions, dining with food allergies, or making use of digital tools, I love helping Guests maximize their time and fun while visiting Disney destinations!  Learn More About Jen

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