There are now 5 locations in the world that have a Disneyland park of some sort and without a doubt this is one of the iconic top family vacations that you could ever consider for your children. There is a magic and charm around Disneyland that children will never forget, even when they are adults. The first Disneyland was opened in 1955 in Los Angeles and is just a few miles from LAX. It’s incredibly easy to get there with a few hours flight from anywhere in the USA.
If you are in another part of the world with your family, then consider one of the other Disneyland locations, such as Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida (the Magic Kingdom), Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
What to do in Disneyland?
There is simply no way to write about everything you have so much choice. Most people who want to see as much of Disneyland as possible stay for a week and plan out 3-4 days for Disneyland while the other days they explore something else in the area or the city. Even if you would spend two weeks in one of the Disney locations around the world, you still would not have the time to see everything! In fact, many people might make it an annual event and organize top family vacations to Disneyland for a few years so they can see as much as possible, especially if it’s a favorite with the kids.
Disney is of course famous for its amazing rides that will have your adrenaline pumping and your kids screaming with delight. Alice in Wonderland, California Screamin’, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Goofy’s Sky School and Splash Mountain are just a few of the scores of exciting rides that you can take your family on.
Disneyland is of course famous for its memorable and much-loved characters, and there are mini-parks inside the main park everywhere for different movies and shows, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones, Space Mountain, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and even the Tower of Terror.
Sometimes it is imperative to plan months in advance for your Disneyland trip. If you want to make this the most memorable of the kid friendly vacations they take in their lives, then you should definitely plan ahead. There are many seasonal events that take place in the Disney parks, and here are just a few of them to get you started:
- Lunar New Year Celebration — celebrating the Asian New Year annually in January, this festival has exciting live performances of martial arts, musicians and all the best Asian Disney characters such as Mulan.
- Halloween — in the fall, all the villains from the Disney cartoons take over! Even the good guys get dressed up!
- Holidays — in the winter, everything is transformed into a mystical and magical ice world that celebrates all the best holidays around the world. Snow-capped towers of Sleeping Beauty’s castle, the Christmas Fantasy Parade and Santa’s reindeer are all just a few of the hundreds of seasonal attractions at this time of the year.
Disneyland is perhaps the most iconic of the top family vacations that you can ever take.