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Los Angeles: Disneyland
Introduction to enjoying Disneyland

Tips and hints for getting the most out of your Disneyland visit

Here you find some secrets to enjoying Disneyland and saving money.

First, arrive early and start with the attractions farthest from the main gate. Or, you can pay extra for VIP status, which lets you skip many of the queues

Second, visit on weekdays, if possible, as so many local people in California enjoy the park on weekends and holidays. In contrast to Disney's park in Orlando, one of the most populous urban areas in the world lies just outside of Disneyland's gates.

Third, remember that evenings can be fun too, with impressive fireworks and lighting.

Because many families with young children have already gone home, the park becomes less crowded at night.

Fourth, have a hearty meal before entering the park.

You'll like that one admission fee pays for nearly everything—at least you'll know how much your budget is busted in advance—but "everything" does not include expensive food sold in the park.

Fifth, don't overlook some of the other great sights in the area, including Knott's Berry Farm and taking Amtrak (from its Anaheim or Fullerton stations) to the San Diego Zoo, which are less expensive. Do not let Knott's mild sounding name fool you. Local teens love the elevated upchuck potential of its rides and come back over and over.

Sixth, especially if you have teens, be sure to visit nearby Huntington Beach ("Surf City USA") or the beach area of Newport Beach. At these, you'll find a thriving and enjoyable California beach culture. For younger children, note the California surf can be rough.

Seventh, book your hotel or motel wisely. Instead of Anaheim, you may find better find better values in adjacent Buena Park (location of Knott's) and Fullerton.

Most of all, enjoy your stay in the Disneyland area!

For more about your Disneyland visit:

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