Lines in Disneyland


Many lines in Disneyland can go on for what seems like forever. But, if you know when to line up, you will save yourself a lot of time!


"Dumbo" : this ride is super busy during the day, but if you go on it at night, right before the fireworks show at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, you will find a short line up, as everyone is getting ready to watch the show on the other side of the castle.

"It’s a Small World" : The best time to go on this ride is during the beginning of the parade. For some reason, regardless of how long people have been waiting in line, as soon as the parade starts, everyone leaves the line-up to go watch. This is the perfect time to rush through and get on the ride without have to wait over an hour. Catch the parade either later on that day (summer hours), or the next day. It’s the same parade over and over again. 


"Peter Pan’s Flight" : This line up is never short. Even when the sign says that there is only a 25 minute wait – expect to wait at least 45. My best advice: grab some food and have lunch while waiting in line. You have lots of time. 


"Indian Jones" : Attempt to get on this ride earlier in the morning, as families usually haven’t made their way to this side of the park yet. Keep in mind, you have to walk for at least 5 minutes from the beginning of what you think is the entrance, to what is actually the ride.


"Matterhorn Bobsleds" : When there are two lines ups happening, keep in mind that the line up on the right side of the ride moves faster, yet the ride seems much slower. Whereas if you line up to the left of the mountain, you will find that the line isn’t that bad and you will have a more thrilling adventure! 


"Pirates of the Caribbean" : This line up is always long as well. Best time to go on would be during the "Fantasmic" show as everyone is too busy watching that. Again, its the same show everytime, so you can catch it the next day, or watch it later on that evening (two shows during the summer!) . 


"Space Mountain" : There’s no way of getting out of this line up, so fast pass it when you can. 


"Finding Nemo" : it may be different now, but for the past two years, this line up has been insanely long and my only advice is to attempt it late at night before the park closes. Either that or grab some breakfast and enjoy an earlier morning standing in line. 


"Splash Mountain" : This line up is usually really long during hot summer days, and not so bad later at night when it cools down. Fast Pass this ride if you can (fast pass is located on the other side of the mountain, near the Winne the Pooh ride), and if you see that the line up for the ride is close to the Haunted Mansion… be ready to wait over an hour… if not two! 


The rest of the rides will have long line ups, but they’re not as bad as you may anticipate. Keep hydrated and have fun!

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