Sometimes it happens that you plan your trip specifically during a time of year when crowds are historically not that bad and no one, not even Disneyland themselves, is expecting a huge influx of guests but you arrive and see hoards of people anyway. Don't panic, though, because this does not mean your whole day is going to be a wash. There are last minute things you can try that will ensure you get as much done as possible even with insane amounts of people everywhere!
- ARRIVE AT THE PARKS EARLY
Most people do not arrive at Disneyland until about 11a or so. Before then crowds are very manageable and you can get tons of stuff done in just a few short hours. This is absolutely important so make sure you arrive early each day! You can totally get more done by arriving early and leaving early than arriving late and staying late.
If you want to walk less, the MaxPass can be a handy way to get more FastPasses in without having to traverse the parks to do so. It costs extra but can be very useful and comes with PhotoPass downloads as well. Just make sure you know exactly how to use it and be aware that things can slow the system down when there are a lot of guests around. We do have some simple troubleshooting tips that can help in that situation.
- EAT AT NON-PEAK TIMES
- ENJOY LESS OBVIOUS ATTRACTIONS
- Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (Main Street, USA)
- Enchanted Tiki Room (Adventureland)
- Tom Sawyer Island (Frontierland)
- Mark Twain Riverboat/Sailing Ship Columbia (Frontierland)
- Star Wars - Path of the Jedi (Tomorrowland)
- Animation Academy (Hollywood Land)
- It's Tough to Be a Bug ("a bug's land")
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (Grizzly Peak)
- RELAX AT THE HOTEL
- PARK HOP
- BE PATIENT