The Tips and Tricks You Might Not Have Thought About For Your Trip to Disneyland

The Tips and Tricks You Might Not Have Thought About For Your Trip to Disneyland

Disneyland is a place of fantasy and adventure. When you visit Disneyland you find out that there are rules that only apply in this one of a kind place. 

Lines. Everywhere you go, you will have to wait in a line, so get use to it and be polite. A line to get in, a line for food, a line for the ride, a line for the restroom (if you’re a girl). The fact is, lines are everywhere but don’t have to hinder your good time. Download a charades app or bring another game that doesn’t require internet (4G is spotty at best!) to keep yourself sane and entertained.

Disneyland weather can vary based on the time of year and the weather around Southern California, however if it’s going to be above 70 degrees, leave the jacket at home. Disneyland is always warmer than the outside temperature. Maybe it’s due to all the people, or all the walking getting done, but unless it hits south of 68 degrees, I usually don’t need another layer.

Here’s a big one that I see people do all the time. On Main Street, if someone is walking behind you, do not stop suddenly to take a picture. Main Street is the main way in and out of the park, so standing in the middle of a major walkway trying to figure out what to do, is a major no no.

The food. Most of Disneyland’s iconic food does not live up to the hype. People can swear by their churros and Mickey shaped pretzels, but in reality, you can find those at ay amusement park. If you are going to buy food try one of the meal options throughout the park. You can’t go wrong with soup and a bread bowl in New Orleans square or a delicious meal at the Jolly Holiday (check out their seasonal stuff). Of course most food options are based on personal preference, but keep in mind most sit down places have the better capacity to prepare a delicious meal.

Save money where you can! Bring in water bottles and refill them at the local water fountains, don’t bring more than you can carry so you are forced to rent a lockers, and lastly wait until the end of the trip to buy souvenirs, there are great ones hiding in the corners of the park, so make sure you see everything before you buy.

What you need to know about the New Star Wars Land at Disneyland

What you need to know about the New Star Wars Land at Disneyland

Galaxy’s Edge is the Disneyland’s newest addition to its oldest park, and I must say it looks incredible. If you know anything about Disneyland, you know the lines and crowds for this park will be horrible for at least the next year but hopefully with these facts you’ll be able to navigate in and out without much of a problem.


So a little background info about the new land is set on the planet Batuu and you are a visitor traveling on vacation. This land is not an ordinary land, but a completely immersive experience. From the writing on the soda cups to the cast costumes and interactions. You are not in Disneyland but on a whole different world.


There are a few separate restaurants and food stalls scattered throughout where you can grab a bite, but the most talked about is the Cantina. In the Catina they offer different dishes and is the only place in Disneyland where they serve alcohol. If you know you want to check out the Cantina go wait in line as soon as you get there and be prepared for a wait. If you’re starving and can’t stand to wait in line for an hour, try a Ronto wrap with sausage, greens, and a sweet and spicy sauce all wrapped in flat bread. It was the tastiest thing I’ve ever had at Disneyland! There is also an assortment of mixed teas and juices that are out of this world.


There will be two rides in Galaxy’s Edge, but right now only one is up and running. The Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run is an interactive ride where you have to help Chewy smuggle out batteries for your boss. There are 3 positions, the pilots, engineers, and gunners, make sure you watch the control panel and press the buttons as they light up to control the ship! Also make sure to look around as you get on and off the ride, it really looks like you are inside the Millennium Falcon, I couldn’t help but reach out and touch the walls.


All of the shops in Galaxy’s edge are set up like a marketplace. They have some clustered all together where you can buy your very own Ewok or Jedi Robe. If you look you can also find a metal recycling stand that you might or might not be able to build your own lightsaber as well, but you didn’t hear it from me. Everything Star Wars can be found in the Shops on Batuu, from droids to princess Leia’s royal white robe. This is the perfect place to pick up anything and everything Star Wars themed.

Overall Galaxy’s Edge is something that is not easily described but the experience is out of this world. No pun intended. I couldn’t believe where I was. It was like walking through the movies. If you don’t want to or don’t have enough time to fully experience Star Wars Land, I recommend just walking through the front gates and looking at the detail and characteristics that makes the Star Wars movies so iconic. You will truly feel like you are on Galaxy’s Edge.