If you've searched around online at all or talked to any friends about your trips, chances are you've heard at least one of these myths. I hear these things all the time and I want to set the record straight and let you know why they just aren't true! That way you don't have to make the same mistakes as countless other Disney-trekkers.
- DINING IN DISNEYLAND IS TOO EXPENSIVE - Dining in the parks is really only expensive if you have all of your meals at the nicest restaurants. If you stick to quick service locations, bakeries and cafes then realistically you will spend anywhere from $4 - $15 per meal. Not to mention you'll save time when you don't have to hustle out and back into the resort.
- ANNUAL PASSES AREN'T WORTH THE MONEY - Contrary to popular belief, if you take a Disneyland trip at least twice a year then there's some sort of annual pass that will work for you and save you a lot of money. Not to mention all the discounts you'll get at Disneyland, DCA, Downtown Disney and the hotels!
- THE DISNEYLAND RESORT & WALT DISNEY WORLD ARE THE SAME - Apart from the obvious, it's important to know that Disneyland and Walt Disney World have many different attractions, experiences, shows, resorts and more that don't compare with each other. Many attractions are shorter in Florida or just include different effects and details. If you're already familiar with one it doesn't mean you don't need to see the other.
- DISNEYLAND IS ONLY FOR KIDS & FAMILIES - You'll know that we've included a lot of posts to prove otherwise. Sure, the experiences are very different, but Disneyland can be just as fun and magical as an adult as it can be for kids. Just because your family is growing up doesn't mean you need to stop visiting Disneyland, you'll just get to see and do different things than before.
- YOU CAN GET THE MOST DONE AT DISNEYLAND AT NIGHT - Lies! Nighttime is when there are the most crowds clogging up Main Street, USA and the central plaza making walking inside the park difficult and slow. Some rides do have shorter wait times after the fireworks but you'll still end up spending most of your time just trying to get around. If you want the truly best time to get things done in either park, then try going first thing in the morning. Far fewer people means it's easier to get places and all the lines will be shorter (except for Peter Pan's Flight - that one is literally always busy :)).
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