Disneyland Park, opened in 1955, is a place where generations of families have created countless, beloved memories. Wedged in the middle of busy Anaheim with its numerous hotels and convention facilities, Disneyland Resort itself is composed of two theme parks, Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park, three hotels, and a thriving Downtown Disney District area. Needless to say, the feel is very different from Walt Disney World’s 30,000-acre metropolis. Many vacationers travel to Orlando countless times without a thought of visiting Disneyland Park, but believe me when I say there really is life after Walt Disney World!
You’ll be shocked to realize that at this walker-friendly destination neither bus nor even monorail are required to reach the parks (although a monorail is conveniently located in Downtown Disney just outside the Disneyland Hotel). At most it’s an easy 10-minute stroll to either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park from any Disney resort. The ease of transportation (or lack of the need for it) is incredible! So different from Walt Disney World where traveling via bus, monorail, or boat from most resorts to a park is almost a requirement. And even better, if you want to switch between the parks it’s just a matter of strolling across a broad plaza. How refreshing!
At Disneyland Park you’ll need to gear up for the shock of that first glimpse of Sleeping Beauty Castle that, while enchanting, is just a fraction of the size of the Magic Kingdom icon. However, you’ll quickly discover that this entire park is an absolute charmer. Wander through narrow, winding streets in New Orleans Square, stroll throughout the Castle en route to the nostalgic attractions in Fantasyland; even Main Street has a special kind of magic that is sure to please.
The remarkably transformed California Adventure Park has created more excitement than ever with the atmospheric Buena Vista Street and sensational Cars Land, real bonuses to your experience.
Oh, wait…did I mention the fabulous weather, incredible beaches within minutes of the parks, and a vibe that you’ll never find in Florida? Maybe I shouldn’t push it too far.
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