Ways to Save Time at Disneyland

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We don't only want to save you money, but time too! Time is money isn't it? We want to make sure that you live up to every positibility of happiness that you can while you are on your vacation! So here are our top tips, to saving time and enjoying more attractions, shows, and events!

#1. Get There Early. The first few hours in the park have less crowds, and allow you to get on more rides in less time. We recommend you arrive to the park atleast 30 minutes before opening time.
#2. Get a 3-Day or Longer Disey Ticket. Any tickets of 3-days or more includes a Magic Morning on one day of your trip. Magic Morning allows you to enter the park an hour earlier then the scheduled open time.
#3. Stay at a Hotel on Property. When you stay at a Disney Hotel you are given an extra magic hour each morning of your stay, allowing you to enter Disneyland, or Disney's California Adventure an hour before open.
#4. Stay Late at the Parks. Go to the hotel and take a nap during the day and come back later in the afternoo or evening, there will be less crowds, fewer strollers and shorter wait times.
#5. Use the FastPass/ MaxPass system! Stop waiting in line, get treats see several attractions all while waiting to get in a shorter line of your favorite rides.
#6. Download the Disneyland App. The Disney App is full of show times, current wait times and temporary closures at attractions. This will make it easy to know where to go and when to go there. Its free, you can connect to Disney's Wifi, and its extremely useful and helpful in saving time.

Get 7 more tips on saving time at Disneyland on our YouTube Channel!
 

JessicaB

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I loved watching this video on YouTube! We really appreciated every step that you guys shared to help us make the most of our time in Disneyland. We took your advice to eat during off times and it really made all the difference. We did our best to plan our meals to times when most wouldn't be eating meals. We ate breakfast at the hotel, had snacks in the morning and ate a late lunch at the Blue Bayou. We partied all evening, watching fireworks, enjoyed several rides, shared a few snacks, all before grabbing pizza in Downtown Disney on our way back to our hotel.
 

JackP

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Always choose the left. Whenever a line divides and you have to choose between going left, and going right, choose the left. Humans are more likely to choose to go right, so choose the left line and save some time by getting into the shorter line.
 
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I loved watching this video on YouTube! We really appreciated every step that you guys shared to help us make the most of our time in Disneyland. We took your advice to eat during off times and it really made all the difference. We did our best to plan our meals to times when most wouldn't be eating meals. We ate breakfast at the hotel, had snacks in the morning and ate a late lunch at the Blue Bayou. We partied all evening, watching fireworks, enjoyed several rides, shared a few snacks, all before grabbing pizza in Downtown Disney on our way back to our hotel.
We love eating at off times too! Something else that our family has loved doing is pre-ordering our food on the Disneyland app! This saves us time from standing in the food lines and allows us to get to the restaurant, pick up our food, eat and run! One less line to stand in. It was especially perfect for our family when they got "hangry". We could order our food and while we walked to the restaurant, they would already be cooking our food so it was ready, sometimes even before we got there!
 

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Be sure to buy your tickets before you get to the park! If you have to get to the park early only to get in line to buy tickets and then to get in line to enter the park. When you buy tickets online you can simply take your ticket straight to the entrance gate, and get your morning started early and smoothly.
 

T.Allen

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Don't ever go to the park without purchasing the MaxPass! I hear a lot of my family and friends second guessing whether or not the MaxPass is worth it, but it is!! We go to Disneyland often and have never regretted spending the little extra money to up grade our tickets to include MaxPass, it saves us so much time and makes our vacation that much better.
 
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D. Rebollar

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MaxPass, MaxPass, Maxpass. I am telling you it's worth it. We rode everything 2 or 3 times thanks to MaxPass. Get their early so your ticket can get scanned and then boom, start with the passes. As soon as you scan a pass and are in line for the ride start booking your next pass for a ride. At one time we rode 3 rides within 30 minutes. We did Splash Mountain, then Thunder Mountain, and back to Splash Mountain. Also even if you check and it says a certain ride is available. Keep checking in throughout the day. At Calinfornia Adventure, I couldn't get the Toy Story Mania, but randomly at 8:30 p.m. it open up for 8:45 and we got on the ride. Also with the Max Pass you can book your Fantasis showings by around 8:00 at Disney Land and as well for the water show at California Adv.