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  • On Feb 17, 2022
    Meagan from CO 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 need help planning our time

    Hey there, Meagan! Thanks so much for popping in to planDisney with your question. Helping wonderful people like you plan magical trips to the Happiest Place on Earth is exactly why I am part of the planDisney family! You certainly came to the right place, as we love to share tips and ideas with other Guests to make their experience memorable. 

    I have been visiting Disneyland Resort for over four decades. I really enjoy the trips where I do some planning but also leave room for spontaneity! Here are some suggestions for what you can plan in advance of your arrival: 

    • Entry to the parks requires a theme park reservation. I assume you already have your tickets and theme park reservations in place! 
    • I recommend having a look at the attractions list and entertainment schedule in advance to jot down your priorities for your visit. This way you know the top experiences you don't want to miss!
    • The Disney Genie service in the Disneyland mobile app is complimentary feature that will help you create a custom itinerary for your day based on your preferences and interests. This is a helpful tool to give you suggestions on how to structure your day.
    • To maximize your time on attractions, I suggest adding the Disney Genie+ service to your day, which will give you access to Lightning Lanes for 19 attractions across the two parks. These Lightning Lane queues are far shorter than standby queues, so you’ll spend less time waiting in line and more time enjoying yourself in the parks! This is my number one tip to be able to do the maximum amount of highly demanded attractions during your visit. Genie+ can be added to your tickets after you enter the theme parks for $20/day per ticket (price subject to change.) 
    Dining reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance of your visit. While it seems like the popular restaurants book up way in advance, there are often reservations that become available within days of your visit, especially right around 24 hours prior, as Guests must cancel a dining reservation more than 24 hours in advance to avoid a no-show charge. 
    • Several restaurants have a Mobile Dine Walk-up Availability feature which is very useful. I have used this multiple times at Oga’s Cantina at the Disneyland Resort. Using the app, once you are close to the restaurant you can add yourself to this list. You’ll get a notification once your table is ready. 
    Mobile ordering is a great way to save time standing in line for snacks and meals! Using the app, you can place an order for pickup within an arrival window of your choosing. Many quick service restaurants offer this service. 

    I hope this helps you in planning your time efficiently for your visit. Leave some time to pause and soak up the music, laughter, and amazing ambiance around you! The magic awaits!


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Meet the Panelist: Kamini, California

Greetings from the Golden State! Like Elastigirl, I am a committed wife and mom, resourceful, passionate, and will stretch to any length for my loved ones! Two of my favorite places to spend time with my family are Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Being there is a treat for all the senses - the amazing sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors make us smile from ear to ear. I have decades of magical Disney moments woven into my heart, and I can't wait to share the magic with you! Learn More About Kamini

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