Disneyland Dos and Don'ts

I LOVE Disneyland! The first thing you need to make sure of when you go to Disneyland is that if you want to keep it on the healthy side, you NEED to bring snacks.  Bring a little backpack, I like to bring Isagenix Chocolate Decadents bars, plant thins, and I also made sure to pack some E-Shots for Chase and I.  We also packed in some yummy Coola sunscreen that is spray able for the kids because it makes it so much EASIER and QUICKER to put on! I made sure that everyone was wearing a hat because the sun is just really bright there!

Then the next thing is, once you get into the park, you can get FAST PASSES and this is the way we rode ALL THE RIDES both days.  We didn’t have to wait in line for ONE ride, it is the BEST thing ever.  You can just look on the app and see what times the fast passes are available for.  Unfortunately, you can’t schedule more than one at a time, but you can look and see what would fit in best with your schedule and then go get a fast pass. The first ride that we rode was Pirates of the Caribbean which probably WASN’T the best idea because since it was so dark in there, it scared the heck out of Charlie and even Cooper didn’t like it! But Chase and I thought it was SUPER FUN and so did our three-year old Channing.  He just kept looking for the pirates so we ended up riding that ride a couple of times and NEVER had to wait in line because of the fast passes.  The next ride was Splash Mountain and we thought oh my gosh Charlie is going to LOVE this because she loves to get butterflies in her stomach when I drive fast over bumps! Also, one time she rode this really crazy ride at the fair that she LOVED that dropped really QUICK so we thought that for sure she was going to love Splash Mountain so we put her in the FRONT of the whole entire log, and let me just tell you that that was NOT a good idea. If you decide to go on Splash Mountain, you literally do get soaked no matter what seat you are sitting in, so I would HIGHLY recommend that you do it when it’s either at the END of the day when you’re about to leave or if you do it at the beginning of the day just make sure to bring an EXTRA change of CLOTHES for the kids because they just chafe and all that kind of stuff. We ended up having to buy them NEW clothes so that is something that I definitely would have done DIFFERENTLY! I probably would have brought some cotton shorts for them to change into.  Then we went and got fast passes for Star Tours and it was AMAZING!!

Since the kids wanted pizza, we went to the restaurant in Buzz World.  The kids were so EXCITED to eat pizza and I have to say that the pizza was a 3/10 taste wise and the salad there was a 1/10 taste wise so I DON’T recommend it.  Then we went to the Starbucks and just so you know, that Starbucks was AMAZING.  Then we got the kids churros and I would rate the churros a 10/10, they were so YUMMY. Also, I recommend to get each kid a churro because NO ONE wants to share their churro. Since we were over there we went on Thunder Mountain next and it was so much FUN, it is kind of SCARY but we made it through just fine! Thunder Mountain also has a really COOL little rock wall on the side and the kids really liked to just kind of CHILL there for a second. They played on the wall and just took a MENTAL BREAK from going on so many rides! So, if you are looking for a shaded spot, that would be a great place to hang out at for a little bit. 

Then we made our way over to California Adventure and I just have to say that the food over in California Adventure is SO MUCH better, like 10 times better! We went over to Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill and Chase got a tamale, I got steak tacos, and the kids got quesadillas.  We then went and rode Goofy’s Piolet School, and I am telling you right now, just DON’T ride it unless you WANT to get WHIPLASH because it is so JERKY! Like it was fun, but it was so jerky that it actually HURT when you got off the ride. If you are down for that and go to a Chiropractor regularly, then you can get on that ride.  Incredicoaster was so much FUN like I want to go on it all day long, every day, because it was such a freaking BLAST.  Also, right outside of the Incredicoaster, they had the BEST little chocolate chip cookies that are LIFE CHANGING.  So, if you are looking for something sweet you should definitely stop there!  To the right of the Incredicoaster, there were people literally in line for DAYS and we were wondering what the heck are these people in line for and they were in line for some type of ICE CREAM! The line was too long and it was too HOT outside so we did not wait.  Instead, we bribed the kids with cotton candy and everyone was HAPPY! Then we rode Little Mermaid, that was super FUN.  We also went onEVERY single ride in Cars Land because they were all just super ADORABLE and Channing was OBSESSED. 

One other thing was that I was trying to find CUTE shirts for the kids and found NOTHING but luckily my friend Hanneke makes a ton of really cute Disney shirts and let me tell you, they are ADORABLE! So, I have attached the link for you guys to go get your kids some cute Disney shirts before your next family trip to Disneyland. I hope your family LOVES it as much as mine did and I can’t wait to hear all about YOUR experience!