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  • On Mar 6, 2024
    Ellie from Melbourne 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, what do I need to think about when planning a trip to Disney land LA? I am coming from Australia and am planning two days there. I have heard that you can pay more to skip queues - which ticket is that and can I buy that beforehand?

    Hey there Ellie,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for your question! I'm thrilled to hear you're planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort!

    The thing I love about visiting the Happiest Place on Earth is that you will have a fantastic time whether you're a detailed planner (like me - and most of my planDisney pals) or more of a spontaneous experiencer!

    There are a few things you will absolutely need to make sure you do before your visit like choosing a place to stay (I recommend one of the hotels of the Disneyland Resort), purchasing your theme park tickets and making theme park reservations for each day of your visit.

    I've heard that some International Guests aren't able to make all of these steps on their own due to local rules and regulations, so if you're not able to access any of the links I included above then that likely applies to you! In that case, you'll want to reach out to a local travel agent.

    The feature you were referring to is called Disney Genie+ Service, and I am a huge fan! It has a number of features included like the ability to book Lightning Lane return times, which is a shorter queue than the standby line. It's a great way to fit in even more rides during your visit! Additionally, you also get unlimited digital downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos, so make sure to stop at all the Disney PhotoPass photographers you find during your trip and you'll have a nice photo album to commemorate it.

    Thanks again for your question, Ellie! If you think of any other questions as you continue to plan, make sure to come back and see us here at planDisney. We'd love to help!

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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