Ten Top Tips For A Magical Disneyland Holiday This Year

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Welcome to Your Happiest Place on Earth

When it comes to a holiday dripping in smiles and nostalgia, it really doesn’t get much more magical than a holiday at the Disneyland Resort in California. Looking back over the past two years, there sure are a lot of fun times we missed. A couple of days at Disneyland Resort’s two parks (Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park) sure seems like the perfect way to make up for all that lost joy.

You don’t need Mary Poppins precision to make the most out of your unforgettable Disneyland experience this year! Just follow our handy guide to get to Disneyland Resort this year and have the most magical holiday in 2022!

1. Book Your Park Reservation Well In Advance 

Don’t end up late for an important date! After you’ve purchased your Disneyland Resort tickets, book your Park Reservation for the days you’ll actually want to visit, which can be done up to 120 days in advance.

2. Disney Genie Maximises Your Time In The Parks

Built into the Disneyland app (more on that next), Disney Genie is a must for creating your best Disney day! Plan your itinerary based on your interests, get live updates on attraction wait times, and have your FAQs answered all on your phone!

To really maximise your magical time, purchase Disney Genie+ for access to Lightning Lane entrances that will save you time and make the most of your 2022 Disneyland Resort holiday.

3. Magic At Your Fingertips With The Disney Mobile App

Like the sound of contactless dining, up-to-date wait times, and all your FAQs answered right from your phone? Then the Disneyland Mobile App is an absolute must in your 2022 Disneyland Resort holiday kit.

4. Capture All Your Memories With PhotoPass

Remember your magical holiday with Disney PhotoPass! Sign in to your Disneyland account, view your photos taken by the Photopass Photographers and purchase your magical memories as downloads or prints!

As an added bonus, Disney Genie+ users get unlimited photo downloads from the days they visited!

5. Assemble With The Avengers

The super sleek Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park is home to all your favourite heroes! Don’t miss the signature attractions Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! or the webtastic WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure.

6. Turn Your Magical Day Into A Magical Night

A magical day in Disneyland Resort is really not complete without a magical night! After a long hiatus, the Disneyland Resort Nighttime Spectaculars have returned in 2022 featuring iconic Disney characters and music, shining bright beneath the night’s sky!

Pro tip: You’ll need a multi-day pass to see all four Nighttime Spectaculars as each of them are absolute must-do experiences.

7. Visit Disneyland Resort On A Special Occasion 

When you were a kid, was there really anywhere else on Earth you’d rather be on your birthday than Disneyland? Really, you can’t go wrong by blowing out your candles in the happiest place on Earth. After two years of cancelled birthdays, surprising someone else with a Disneyland Resort holiday pretty much guarantees 2022 will be their happiest year on record!

8. Eat, Eat, and Eat!

From turkey legs to churros there is a lot of iconic cuisine being served throughout Disneyland Resort. Fuel up on giant meatballs and other size defying meals at the Pym’s Test Kitchen or enjoy an out of this world beverage at Oga’s Cantina (pictured).

 9. Be Brave Enough To Visit During Halloween!

From September 2 to October 31, 2022, Disneyland Resort celebrates the exceptionally spooky Halloween Time which features a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired Haunted Mansion, a pumpkin festival, and all the spook-tacular villains we know and love.

10. Keep An Eye Out For The Disneyland Resort Easter Eggs

Aside from the rides and attractions, Disneyland is full of little magical Easter Eggs hiding in every corner, just waiting to delight a curious eye. Legend has it there are also over 1000 Hidden Mickeys! Spend all day looking and you still won’t see them all! 

Our favourite Easter Egg would be Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at The Disneyland Hotel which features drinks such as the Krakatoa Punch and the HippopotoMai-Tai. Order certain magical drinks and the bartenders (and maybe bar itself) do some pretty cool stuff!

Those are our top tips for making three years worth of lost memories at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in 2022! Plus, a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required  to enter the USA so it just became a lot easier to enter the US to meet Mickey and his pals!

There is a little prep involved, but when you’re soaking up the lightshow with your favourite humans after a magical visit to Disneyland Resort this year, all you’ll be thinking about is when you’re coming back! 

Your happiest self is waiting to be discovered at the Disneyland Resort! 

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