Disneyland- Mainstreet Station
  • On Jan 10, 2023
    Joseph from Auckland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can someone come to the park as an observer and not go on rides with no cost for them?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Joseph! Thanks for bringing us your question. 

    Both a valid theme park ticket and reservation are required for entry to Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park. Although you may not be riding any attractions, there are so many things to do at both parks. There have been several times I've visited and didn't ride an attraction. I spent my time wandering around and taking in the atmosphere (I could spend all day in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge!), meeting with characters and of course sampling all of the tasty food and snacks. When it comes to meeting characters, I highly recommend Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure, especially if you're a Marvel fan. One of my favorite treats to indulge in is a Mickey-shaped beignet from the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square. Finally, plenty of entertainment can also be found around the parks. Fantasmic! is a must-see and my favorite nighttime show that takes place on the Rivers of America. 

    There are also many things to do outside the theme parks in the Downtown Disney District, which does not require a theme park ticket. There are delicious places to eat, fabulous shopping and you may even find some entertainment on the Downtown Disney LIVE! Stage. You can check the entertainment schedule to see what's happening on the day of your visit. You can also visit Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill located at the Disneyland Hotel and enjoy a refreshing DOLE Whip. If there happen to be fireworks during your visit, you can also view them from the esplanade between the two parks.

    I hope this has been helpful to you, Joseph. I hope you have a magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. Please come back and visit us at planDisney with any other questions you may have.

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