Disneyland- Mainstreet Station
  • On Jan 3, 2023
    Breanne from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi...I am making a trip to CA next month and not sure if I should Dinlsneyland or Disney California Park? I don't know if I will have time to do both so if you had to pick which one would you choose? I go to Orlando Disney all the time.

    Hi there, Breanne! Welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing us your question. I'm so excited for you and your upcoming visit to the Disneyland Resort!

    This question, I'm sure, stirs up a lot of strong opinions and I'm delighted to share mine with you. If I had to choose one, I would definitely choose Disneyland. It's classic and I love the nostalgic feeling I have when I'm at Walt Disney's original park. If you're a foodie, like me, there are so many fantastic places to eat and yummy treats. A time saving tip is to use the Disneyland app to mobile order your food & treats. Some of my can't-miss snacks are Mickey-shaped Beignets from the Mint Julep Bar and a DOLE Whip swirl from The Tropical Hideaway. A couple of must-ride attractions I recommend are Indiana Jones Adventure and Alice in Wonderland. Both of these rides are unique to Disneyland. The Disney100 Celebration will also be in full swing, with its kick-off on January 27th.

    Something else that may come as a surprise is that park hopping to Disney California Adventure Park is so quick and easy with just a short walk across the Esplanade. Better yet, it was just recently announced that you will soon be able to switch parks earlier at 11:00 AM. Within California Adventure you'll find some unique attractions like Radiator Springs Racers which can be found in the ever so cute Cars Land and one of my favorites, Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! in Avengers Campus. To make the most of your visit, I would recommend Disney Genie+ to save time in lines and you'll get unlimited Disney PhotoPass Digital Downloads to remember your day.

    If it does happen to be your first visit to the Disneyland Resort, make sure to stop by City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland or Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure for a complimentary "1st Visit" button to commemorate the occasion and have as a souvenir.

    Breanne, I hope I've given you some things to think about to help you make your decision. No matter what you decide, I know you'll have a magical time. If you would like more recommendations or tips, please visit us again - even ask me directly. We look forward to welcoming you to the West Coast and to the Happiest Place on Earth!


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Hey everyone! I'm Michelle, a Disney loving adult from the Pacific Northwest. I'm a wife and dog mom who loves to travel. Whether I'm adventuring solo, teaming up with my pals and family or making sure my husband is getting the most of his visit with accessibility; I'm here to answer your questions and share that magical feeling you'll get when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Michelle

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