• On Feb 25, 2018
    Louisa from NSW Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it possible to visit both parks in one day? My children are aged 13 and 16 and unfortunately, we only have 1 day to visit Disneyland. Some say just California adventure park given their ages.

    Hi there, Louisa! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question!
    One of the best things about the Disneyland Resort is the close proximity of the parks, the Downtown Disney District, and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. Everything is literally within steps of one another. So, with a Park Hopper ticket, you can certainly visit both parks in one day! And with older kids, it’s even easier to get around quickly. While Disney California Adventure Park has many attractions that are not to be missed, your teenagers will definitely want to experience the incredible attractions in Disneyland Park like Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, and so much more. Plus, no visit to the Disneyland Resort is complete without setting foot in Walt Disney’s original theme park.
    Since you only have one day, you will want to make efficient use of Disney’s FASTPASS Service. With a FASTPASS, you can return to an attraction at a specified time and skip most of the queue. This service is included with your park admission and you can obtain one FASTPASS at a time by visiting a distribution kiosk near the attraction you want to ride. Or, you can upgrade to the Disney MaxPass option to further maximize your time by making your FASTPASS selections on your mobile device from anywhere in the parks using the Disneyland app.

    I suggest researching the attractions and entertainment options available in both parks, making your must-do list, heading to the parks as early in the day as possible, and using FASTPASS to minimize your wait times. With this strategy, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by just how much you can do in one day at the Disneyland Resort!
    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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