Recently DH and I have been thinking of doing a trip to Disneyland instead of Disney World. We have never been to DLC, and it would probably be a one-time thing, since I just prefer Florida in general. But I think it would be really cool to try the DL version of rides. Plus there are rides there that WDW doesn’t have that look like a lot of fun! The Cars track ride (sorry, I don’t know the name of it), the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, etc.
I have been to California once before, around the Long Beach area. DH has been to the LA area several times. I’m not sure if we’d visit just Disneyland while there or if we’d do some stuff on the side as well.
- How many days should we plan for in the parks?
Think of it as the only time we’ll ever visit. I know it’s smaller than WDW, but we want to be able to experience everything and repeat our favorites. I was looking at tickets though… are you only allowed to buy 5 days??
- What time of year is best to visit?
I prefer lower crowds, not too hot as I get heat stroke easily, and cheaper is always a plus.
- Would we need a car or could we get by with Uber/Lyft? It would just be the 2 of us.
- Hotel recommendations?
Typically I would prefer to stay onsite. I know DL is more expensive for the on-site hotels, but if it’s worth the benefits, I’d be willing to save up.
- Any other advice or recommendations?
This trip probably won’t happen for a few years. We plan to go back to WDW first. So there is lots of time to save money and plan ahead.