If you are headed to Disneyland for vacation with the family there are many things in the park on your list to see but it’s hard to truly know what Disneyland Must See Attractions are.
It really does take more than a day to visit everything in the park specially when you are juggling kids with different personalities. Sometimes you are forced to narrow down the list to just a few of the most important things to make everyone happy and make the most of your time. This list is especially important if you are only able to spend one day in the park.
Whether you have a little girl who loves the princesses or not, everyone needs to take a moment at sunset to look at the beautiful castle at the end of Main Street in Disneyland. Fireworks (another must see) appear over the top of the castle each night between 9pm and 9:30 and are a must for kids of all ages.
FIREWORKS ABOVE THE CASTLE
The Disneyland Fireworks show each evening at the close of the park is something unique that every park attendee must see at least once before leaving the area. Grab a spot on Main Street and settle in for an up close look at one of the most beautiful narrated fireworks shows around.
IT’S A SMALL WORLD RIDE
This classic ride has been a staple in the park in Fantasyland since 1964 when it made its debut at the New York World’s Fair. The old school artistry and animatronics in this give you a classic feel in which you can practically feel Walt Disney looking down with approval. The theme of the ride unites countries and people from all over the world in love and harmony and is one of the most visited attractions in the park.
GREAT MOMENTS WITH MR. LINCOLN
This show is one that presents the life and history of Abraham Lincoln in a way that is sure to stay with you forever. Although perhaps on the boring side for younger children this is a must see for teens and adults and any history buffs in your group.
This fun water ride in Adventureland is another classic that most declare a must see. Be prepared to go down a 50 foot drop in a log shaped ride that will leave some soaking wet at the end. This fun ride is recommended for those who don’t mind the slight plunge and are ready to cool off with a bit of cool water splash. Note: Make sure phones, electronics and bags have been secured in waterproof pouches or held by those not riding with you to prevent harm from the potential water splash.
The train not only is great to save your feet and back when walking around the park but also is a great place to relax and cool off while seeing a behind the scenes peak at the park. It is a great place to start when you enter the park to give you a quick overview of where everything is located. It can also be a nice place to sit and relax for a bit while allowing tired kids to take a brief nap mid-afternoon.
The Monorail runs from Downtown Disney to Tomorrowland and provides a unique rail experience everyone should take advantage of at least once during their visit. If possible ask the driver if you can sit in the very front next to them. Only 4 can fit in those front seats but the view is impressive and worth asking.
A relatively new attraction in comparison with many, Tomorrowland features Star Tours a fun interactive Star Wars Space Flight Simulator. Be prepared for a long wait and to be jostled around a bit in the simulator but if you have a Star Wars fan in your group this will be the favorite ride of the day.
The only true rollercoaster in the park this high speed indoor coaster has made a name for itself and sports the longest lines in the park. Come prepared to wait for up to 2 hours to ride this classic roller coaster in the middle of Tomorrowland.
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