Disneyland theme parks are always popular attractions, even during the scorching July summer. To avoid turning the happy ending of your magical Disneyland experience into a hellish one, give this quick guide a word-by-word run-through. Don’t forget to check out the previous entry of this list, either.
4. No Phone Charger
A fulfilling Disneyland experience doesn’t come from lollygagging for a few hours. To fully submerge yourself in the magical world of Disney, you will need to spend a whole day, potentially a few if you want to experience every single Disney ride, attraction, and restaurant in the theme park. Yes, Disneyland is that big.
Among the many things to bring to Disneyland, a charge usually slips your mind. However, spending a long time in Disneyland will also mean that your phone will eventually run out of battery, even if you use it sparsely. That means not only are you missing out on photographing and recording your family during their Disneyland trip, but also on popular Disneyland mapping and booking apps.
What to do:
Just bring your phone charger. Disneyland has quite a few spots that allow people to charge their phones for free.
5. No Breaks Between Funsies
It’s easy to deliriously wander around Disneyland in July. The exhaustive site seems to be an endless maze, one that you simply cannot seem to reach the end of. There’s always something to keep you powering through the crowded theme park, whether it’s a food stand, a ride, or an attraction. And you and your family just keep on going, and keep on going, and going, going, going…
One of the easiest things to get wrong about visiting Disneyland is to keep on walking without rest. This exposes you to the very unpleasant risks of exhaustion and heat stroke – it’s the middle of July! Not to mention, the overly crowded space will take brute strength to rip through.
What to do:
Take a break between rides and meet-and-greet events to avoid feeling burned out after a prolonged period of too much fun. That’s all. Remember: this is extra important if you are bringing kids.
6. Making Too Many Promises to Kids
Kids are passionate and gullible creatures. Upon hearing that you are taking them to Disneyland, most will probably start to explode in excitement, and bombard you with pleas, questions, and requests on what they can do at Disneyland. And, understandably, you oblige and promise them whatever they want.
It’s easy to go along with your kids’ requests. However, avoid overpromising. The thing is, with how many attractions Disneyland has, it’s impossible for you to get everything your kids ask for in one day. Now, kids might not know better, but if you are overwhelmed by the theme park and can’t fulfill your promises, then expect your sweet family trip to turn sour pretty fast, with lots of nagging, pouting, and sulking.
What to do:
Overpromising things about Disneyland mostly stem from you not knowing the park well enough. Just let your kids calm down from their hype, while quickly do some searching on the Disneyland app to see how much you can cover with your budget and time.
Having a fun Disneyland trip for the whole family isn’t difficult. But even with its numerous themed rides, popular official hosts from popular Disney franchises, and a family-friendly atmosphere, there are still pests that can ruin your magical July vacation.
Instead of going in unprepared, learn the tricks and hacks to go around these Disneyland villains and have a happy ending to your vacation instead.In case your budget doesn’t allow it, try looking around for Disneyland tickets at discounts. There are more of them available than you think.