By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2017, from the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever. Paperback available on Amazon here. Kindle version available on Amazon here. PDF version available on Gumroad here.



yourfirstvisit.net—Disney World Instructions for the First-Time Visitor







Category — l. Disneyland

Suggestions for Your First Trip to the Disneyland Resort, p3

(For the first page of these suggestions, click here, and for the second, click here)

HOW TO SPEND YOUR TIME AT DISNEYLAND

For specific park touring suggestions, see the touring plans in The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2011.

For even more plans, see their related website here.

The only flaw with these plans (other than that they cost a trivial amount) is that they are park-oriented rather than holistic. They aren’t all integrated with each other, with where you are staying, or into your overall length of visit. [Read more →]

December 1, 2010   6 Comments

Suggestions for Your First Trip to the Disneyland Resort, Continued

(For the first page of these suggestions, click here)

WHERE TO STAY AT DISNEYLAND

If you can afford it, stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort.

Disney owns and operates three hotels at the Disneyland Resort.

Of these, the Grand Californian is the most kid-appealing, and far and away the most convenient. [Read more →]

November 22, 2010   No Comments

Suggestions for Your First Trip to the Disneyland Resort

SUGGESTIONS FOR THE DISNEYLAND RESORT

Unlike this site’s instructions for Walt Disney World (and for Harry Potter), the thoughts that follow for a first family visit to the Disneyland Resort in California are suggestions.

What that means is that they aren’t yet as backed up by analysis and experience as they will become.

These suggestions will evolve over time—especially based on your feedback, so use the comment form below to add your ideas!

Supplement these suggestions with the insights of two great guidebooks:

WHEN TO GO TO DISNEYLAND

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November 17, 2010   2 Comments

What’s New at Disney World in 2011?

(This page is one of a series explicating Walt Disney World lingo, abbreviations, and FAQ for first time family visitors to Walt Disney World.)

WHAT’S NEW AT DISNEY WORLD IN 2011?

Disney’s theme parks division is in the middle of a massive multi-billion dollar capital spend.

(The link is to a PDF.)

Unfortunately, not much of this spend will show up as new rides and attractions at Walt Disney World in 2011.

The bulk of what’s new in 2011 will be new Disney cruise ships and major new stuff at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.

What’s new at Disney World in 2011 will largely be the result of tweaks and rehabs.

2012 and later, however, will be a different story…although one whose unfolding plot is still a little hard to predict. [Read more →]

November 16, 2010   6 Comments

Disneyland Resort vs. the Walt Disney World Resort

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(This page is one of a series explicating Walt Disney World lingo, abbreviations, and FAQ for first time family visitors to Walt Disney World.)

FIRST TIME VISITORS AND DISNEYLAND

I recently had a chance to visit the Disneyland Resort.

This site is aimed at first-time family visitors to Walt Disney World who may never return.

So what’s the argument for such families going to Disneyland instead of to Walt Disney World?

THE DISNEYLAND RESORT VS. THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

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November 7, 2010   4 Comments