The Most Helpful Disneyland Tips & Tricks

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Most Helpful Disneyland Tips & Tricks

A trip to Disneyland can be a memorable and exciting one by following some simple tips. However, without proper planning, your trip can turn stressful in no time. And no one wants that when visiting one of the most fun-filled places on earth. To insure you get the most out of your trip to Disneyland, here are some tips that will save you time and an unnecessary headache.

What are the best tips for Disneyland travel? Have you ever wanted to beat the lines, but couldn't? Hopefully this list will provide some much needed answers for you to ensure a good time while semi-beating the system.

  • Footwear
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    82 VOTES


    Proper footwear is important when visiting Disneyland. You'll want to make sure that you wear shoes that are comfortable and won't leave your feet tired after only a few hours of walking around. While fashionable shoes like nice on your feet, they're not always the best choice. Comfort is key!

    82 votes
  • 2
    60 VOTES

    Purchase Tickets Online

    If you have the money available ahead of time, consider purchasing your tickets to Disneyland online. There are sites that list the current Disneyland promotions, so you'll get your tickets for cheaper.

    60 votes
  • 3
    35 VOTES

    Leave Your Selfie Stick at Home

    Disney has officially banned all selfie sticks from entering the park. Although every ride at Disney is designed to prevent guests from being able to reach out and touch something in the attraction, a selfie stick is, essentially, a three-foot extension of the human body. Disney rides were simply not designed to accommodate them, and using a selfie stick on a ride can be incredibly dangerous for oneself and other park-goers. Disney Customer Service prioritizes safety above all else, so unfortunately, your selfie stick will no longer be welcome in any of the Disney parks.  

    Instead of using your selfie stick at one of the Disney parks, try these fun alternatives: you could strap a Go-Pro camera to your hat or wrist, ask a Cast Member to take a photo of you and your family, or take a classic selfie. 

    35 votes
  • 4
    48 VOTES

    Meet the Characters

    If your child, or even you, would like to meet your favorite Disney character, there are guides that will help you locate your favorite characters throughout the massive park. But keep an eye out! Some characters will just pop up out of nowhere. Make sure to have your camera handy to catch that moment of surprise!

    48 votes
  • 5
    63 VOTES


    If you would like to avoid the long wait lines at Disneyland, you should visit your favorite attractions and acquire a FastPass (or, check it out in their handy dandy app!) , which essentially allows you to make reservations on rides. Nice deal, right?

    But be warned, if you attempt to take a bunch of FastPass tickets at once, you won't be allowed to. The machines have systems in place to prevent that from happening. In addition, you should also note that not all rides offer FastPass.

    63 votes
  • Visiting Time
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    50 VOTES

    Visiting Time

    If you're wondering when to plan your vacation to Disneyland, the best times to book your trip are in early September since this is when Disneyland is least busy

    50 votes