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Time Saving Tips

1. Stay Nearby
Staying at a nearby hotel will help you GET TO THE PARK EARLY. Use Travelocity to book a last minute hotel and Disneyland ticket combination. Travelocity Discount Hotels

Getting to the park early will allow you to get on many rides before the crowds begin. Allow you to park up close and avoid long lines as it may take 30-40 minutes to park in the late morning and afternoon. Arriving early will help you get through the ticket lines.

2. Packup Ahead of Time
Prepare and pack the car the night before. Have water and snacks, jackets and everything ready. Be prepared for the heat and to be on your feet all day. Review a map of Disneyland the day before to plan what attractions you want to visit first. Planning to go on rides in a counter clock wise circular path will help you save time.

3. Have Your Tickets in Hand
Buy your tickets online before and not at the ticket booth at the gate. Make sure you can receive them before you leave. This will save you one hour of standing in line at the ticket booth.

4. Bring Your Own Eats
Bring some food and water into the park with you. This will help you save time and money. This is best transported in a stroller. Remember you will have to pass the security check point so no hard coolers, no glass containers or objects that would cause a problem. You can rent lockers on the west side (the side near Downtown Disney) before the security check point. You can also rent lockers inside before you go in Disneyland or California Adventure.

5. Learn How to Get Fast Passes
Plan to get Fast Passes for the more popular rides first. If you get there early enough you can get on a couple popular rides before the lines get long. Rides that offer Fast Passes are the most popular and have the longest lines.

6. Hopper Passes are Good
If you are staying for several days and have a Hopper Pass you may want to go over to California Adventure during the busy times at Disneyland 1-6 p.m. If you're riding Grizzly Rapids and Splash Mountain give yourself daylight hours to dry off, or remember to bring a poncho.

7. Plan Ahead
When you walk in to the park get the "Entertainment Times Guide" or check online for schedules show times the day before. Fantasmic and other shows may only be playing on weekends and during the summer. Some shows at California Adventure such as Aladdin may also have long lines so prepared to get there early. If you have seen a show on a previous day this is a good time to get in line for a popular ride such as Indiana Jones.

8. Check Show Times
Check the "Entertainment Times Guide" which shows where Disney Characters will be so you can plan on being in the right spot for that Kodak moment. Upon entering the park you can request the current schedule for that day along with a park map.

9. Arrive Early
If you have the option to get early entry with your hotel package you may want to take advantage of that. Mostly planning ahead and being prepared will help you have a great day.

10. California Adventure
Remember California Adventure has shorter operating hours usually 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

11. Have Fun
Most of all relax on your vacation. Remember your there to have fun and enjoy your time with your family and friends.

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Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim   Disneyland Resort
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House of Blues   Anaheim Ducks
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Anaheim Garden Walk   Downtown Disney
The Garden Walk clubs are where you want to go to hear the best music in town. Get info on the next event but plan ahead as you won't want to miss this new local hot spot.   Downtown Disney is an attraction in itsself. Located on the west side of the Disney Resort District this string of stores, theaters and restaurants connects the Disneyland parks attractions with the Disney hotels.
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