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  • On Jul 20, 2022
    Danielle from PA 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 am planning my first trip to Disneyland in October. What shows and attractions should I put on my must do list?

    Hi Danielle, and congratulations on your upcoming first trip to the Disneyland Resort!

    I’ve been visiting the Happiest Place on Earth for over twenty years, and over the decades, I have enjoyed some great entertainment throughout the resort. I would love to share some of my favorites with you.

    One show I recommend to anyone and everyone I speak with is Fantasmic!, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. What I love about this show is that it has a bit of everything – you get to experience fireworks, waterworks, character performances, and phenomenal music, all in one show on the Rivers of America.

    Another show I recommend is World of Color in Disney California Adventure Park. This water show is full of stunning visuals from Disney movies such as Beauty and the Beast, the Lion King, and even a personal favorite of mine, Enchanted.

    You will also be visiting during October when the resort often has a special Halloween-theme parade or firework show. No announcement has been shared yet on Halloween entertainment, so continue to check the Disneyland Resort website.

    Lastly, I love to recommend some classic Disney entertainment, and that means carving out time to watch the Dapper Dans enchant you with their acapella tunes. I use the Disneyland Mobile App to check when the Dapper Dans can be found singing on Main Street, U.S.A.

    When it comes to attractions, all are great, but I recommend riding a few attractions that are unique to Disneyland Park in California, such as the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Indiana Jones Adventure, and the charming Storybook Land Canal Boats. And over in Disney California Adventure Park, the relatively new Incredicoaster, Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT, and Radiator Springs Racers are also loads of fun!

    I hope you enjoy the fun entertainment and attractions available at the Disneyland Resort! And have the best time during your first visit.

    Best wishes,
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