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Hints and tips site for Disneyland travellers Great deals on all things Disney!

Check out this hot hints and tips website for all things Disney.  The site owners have links to travel agents and travel sites, but the information is FREE.  The site is updated regularly and might be the place to start planning your trip to the Magic Kingdom.  This site and its links could easily take the place of that expensive Disney guidebook you were thinking of purchasing! 

This site is updated regularly (June 2012)

Disneyland Tickets cheaper on-line!


If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, a good place to purchase your tickets is online at Purchasing your tickets at the ticket booth in Disneyland will generally mean that you are paying way more than you have to!

Here you will find lower prices, and during low season, special deals such as 5 days for the price of 3… adults pay child’s price etc…

Purchase your tickets online, and print out your confirmation. Once you arrive in Disneyland, take your confirmation, picture ID and also the credit card that you purchased your ticket with to the ticket booth and they will give you your tickets!

This is a safe and secure site that I’ve used many many times. And even if no deals are being offered, you will still save some money -usually at least $5.00 per ticket. Which adds up if you are travelling with a group or family!  


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!

Disneyland: Go to the front of the line!


You may be able to "bypass" lines at Disneyland when you are accompanying a person with a disability.  Every disability has different rules and they may be very different from when you last visited the Magic Kingdom ten years ago. 

Check out: Disneyland Guest Services California

DisneyWorld Guest Services Florida

so that you know what to expect when you travel to Disneyland.