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The Do's and Don'ts of DISNEYLAND

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 1:10 AM

I’ve been to Disneyland enough times to know what to do and what not to do. A lot of it is common sense, but there are people who just don’t want to use it and it gets old really fast. Depending on the person, sometimes we can just shrug them off and walk away, but there are things that we should do at Disneyland that will make everything go smoothly and make the trip go without a hitch.

 

Here is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do at the park even if you think its ok, there will be people who will be secretly judging you and its not going to feel good.


Do


-Wear Comfortable Shoes


If you are known to wear ballerina flats, heels or fancy work shoes on a regular basis, don’t wear them when you know your going to be walking for miles. If you can’t last more then a couple hours in a certain pair of shoes then you know those shoes aren’t meant to be worn at Disney.


-Remember Sunscreen


I’m a person who burns. That’s why I put on sunscreen throughout the day, if I don’t then I can hear my dad’s voice in my head telling me to put on lotion. If I feel like I’m getting red then I’m put some on just to make sure. Even if you don’t burn, its better to be safe then sorry. Lather up and watch out for redness. Don’t be fooled.


-Bring Water and Snacks

Grab water and snacks on the way to the park. You don’t want to spend all your money on Disney prices. It will add up at the end of the day. If you have allergies, its better if you can pick snacks out yourself then assume that the churros were made in a nut free environment.


-Use Fastpass, Single Riders and Rider Swap.

If you have a child that is too short for a ride, one parent can take the older child on the ride as the other parent takes the younger one on a another ride and then the parents can swap so both parents can go on the ride. Take advantage.


-Be Nice To Cast Members

The trick to remember is if you don’t want someone saying something rude and offensive to you then don’t be rude and offensive to someone. Treat others the way you want to be treated. The cast members have been in the sun dealing with people 8 or more hours a day. They don’t need people to be mean.


-Dress Accordingly

If you are coming from somewhere that is currently cold, bring things that you would wear if it was summer. Shorts, t-shirts, things that would make you comfortable in the sun. Also bring a hat.


-Eat

You need fuel to keep going. Grab a snack and people watch. Take a break and relax.


Don’t


-Do everything in one day.

Pace yourself. If your there for a few days, you will have plenty of time to see everything. Don’t expect to see every parade, show or go on every ride within the first 5 minutes your there.


-Rent Strollers

Disney strollers or even one you bring from home are bulky and heavy. They take up way to much room when your walking around. People will be stick behind you because they can’t get around because the stroller is taking up the most space. I know Disney is a kid/family friendly place, but if your kid is able to fit into a stroller there is a chance that the kid isn’t going to remember the trip at all. Wait till the kid is able to walk by themselves and can do it for long periods of time


-Stop In The Middle To Take Pictures.

I’ve been stuck behind people who stop and want a picture of the castle at night when its all lit up, but if the line is single file and there’s a line of people behind you, keep going. Especially if its after the fireworks when everyone is trying to get to a ride on the other side of the park. Don’t be the person that holds up the line.


-Buy A Poncho

Your going on a ride to get wet. If you want to stay dry then don’t go on a water ride. Don’t spend the money on a poncho at Disney prices when your only going to wear it once and throw out once you get home.


-Wear Sandals/Flip Flops

Wearing flat shoes will be killer on your feet, legs and knees. Even if you can wear them for hours at home. Disneyland is a different experience when it comes to walking. You need the support.


-Have A Detail Plan

If you are the type of person who plans everything to the very second, throw that out the window. In Disneyland, anything could happen. Rides break down, shows get canceled, restaurants have long wait times, your spend half the day waiting in live for Indiana Jones. Just go with it. Have a good time. There’s no rush.


Of course, this list is always changing. You have to respect the other families that are at the park. They are there for the same reason you are. If you don’t want to someone to be rude and disrespectful to you then don’t do it to someone else. When it comes to the cast members, they are there because they want to bring magic to the guests. You don’t know what goes on when the cast members go home at the end of the day. Show them you care, smile and say thank you.

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