Disneyland – a dream for both young and old! Who still doesn’t know about the Disney heroes who embellished everyone’s childhood. You, parents, grew up with the cartoons and comics of Disney characters that your children now adore. That’s why it’s a real joy for both you and them to afford them an unforgettable trip to some of Disneyland’s world.
Libellule brings you some basic information about all seven Disneyland worlds and what things to do in each of them for the whole family to enjoy.
Probably the most famous Disneyland is the one in France, which is located 30 km from Paris. The first and only European Disneyland was opened on April 1, 1992, in Paris and offers a magical and fairytale atmosphere, which is why it has been attracting visitors from all over the world for two and a half centuries.
Because it is the only one in Europe, it is also called Eurodisneyland and consists of two parts. The first part is an amusement park, a magical world of entertainment, cartoon characters, entertainment, unforgettable rides, and fairytale scenery. The other part of Eurodisneyland is Disney’s studio dedicated to cinematography and the world of cartoons.
Disneyland Park consists of five theme units, or as they are called – five countries: Main street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Discoveryland with 49 attractions.
Before departure, our advice is to organize a good trip and book the best accommodation in one of the surrounding hotels that have organized cheaper transportation from the hotel to the Park, which can be of great importance if you take into account the large crowds.
If you want to avoid queues buy a FastPass. It is a pass that says the exact time when you can use it at one of the attractions, without having to wait. For example, if you take a pass when you arrive at Disneyland at 10 am, it will say that you can visit the House of Fear at noon, so instead of waiting in line, you can go for breakfast and coffee.
For more detailed information, see the official website.
Best time to visit: Jan-June
Things to do: Visit Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studio, and shop Disney souvenirs.
Disneyland Anaheim, California
The first Disneyland Resort opened in California, near Los Angeles, on July 17, 1955. Since the opening of the Disneyland entertainment resort in California, about 750 million people have visited it.
Disneyland is 40 kilometers from Los Angeles International Airport and 96 kilometers from San Diego International Airport. There are also buses that run directly to the resort.
Disneyland is divided into two theme parks. There are also three hotels and a Downtown district with shops and restaurants.
In 2001, a park called California Adventure was opened within the resort, and in 2012, a part inspired by the animation Cars was opened, so it was named Cars Land after the cartoon. Disneyland’s latest attraction is inspired by the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Disneyland allows you to sail with pirates in one day, explore the jungle and hang out with princesses. There are a lot of attractions and they are all inspired by cartoons. You can take a walk in the castle of Sleeping Beauty, or dive in search of the lost Nemo. Mickey and Sheila are here to host you, as well as bunny Roger, Winnie the Pooh, squirrels Chip, and Dale, etc.
If you want to avoid the crowds, it is recommended that you visit Disneyland during the workweek. For more details visit official website of resort.
Best time to visit: Mar-May, Sept-Oct
Things to do: Go to Adventureland, Mickey’s Toontown, take a bakery tour, and watch a musical at the Little Mermaid.
Walt Disney World, Orlando
This amazing Disneyland is opened on October 1, 1971. Disneyland Florida consists of four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and several hundred shops and restaurants. Theme parks are Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The last open attraction is Pandora – The World of Avatar.
It is planned to open attractions inspired by the film Guardians of the Galaxy by 2021 within Epcot theme park.
Also, Toy Story Land and a ride through the world of Mickey Mouse are planned. It is also planned to open a hotel on the topic of Star Wars.
One of the biggest attractions will be the opening of the Ice Braker roller coaster in 2021 which will give you an unforgettable experience. You can try a virtual ride here and at least for a moment feel the power of this phenomenal roller coaster.
Find more about Disneyland in Orlando on its website.
Best time to visit: Jan-Mar, Aug-Dec
Things to do: Surf, snorkel and swim in the giant wave pool. Of course, keep your camera to create beautiful memories.
Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea, Japan
The first Disneyland to open outside of America was Disneyland in Tokyo. It opened in April 1983 and quickly became a favorite destination among family people in Japan. Disneyland is a 60-minute bus ride from Narita Airport in Tokyo, while Disneyland is a 45-minute drive from Haneda Airport. There are buses from both airports that run directly to the resort.
The resort in Tokyo itself is divided into two theme parks, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, including Tokyo Disney Sea. In order for this Disneyland not to be an American copy, new attractions have been added, such as the attraction inspired by the cartoon Beauty and the Beast and the attraction inspired by the cartoon City of Heroes (Big Hero 6).
In 2017, in honor of the 35th anniversary of Disneyland, the Nemo & Friends Sea Rider attraction was opened in Tokyo.
Tickets can be purchased through the resort’s official website.
Best time to visit: Jan-Feb, and June.
Things to do: Take a gondola ride from the Mediterranean Harbour, emulate Indiana Jones at the Lost River Delta.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland Park opened in September 2005. Disneyland in Hong Kong is a little different from the others. There are three hotels within the resort. Believe it or not, Disneyland in Hong Kong was built on feng shui principles. The entrance to Disneyland is set up so that positive energy would not end up in the South China Sea.
The latest themed units are Toy Story Land, Grizzly Gulch, and Mystic Point. Within Tomorrowland, there is an Iron Man Experience attraction.
As Hong Kong has a tropical and warm climate, avoid the summer period and if you still decide to come in the warmer months bring an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun. If it is raining, outdoor activities are suspended.
If you can’t stand the crowds, avoid Chinese national holidays such as the Spring Festival and the October Moon Festival.
For all the information you are interested in, see the resort’s official website.
Best time to visit: Mar-April, Oct-Nov
Things to do: Get onto a wagon and take a ride to see the natural geysers at the Grizzly Gulch, check 3D illusions and the house of spooky things.
Shanghai Disney Resort, China
In June 2016, Disneyland opened in Shanghai (Shanghai Disney Resort). It is the youngest, and some consider it the most innovative Disneyland in the world.
The resort is divided into zones. The first zone houses two themed hotels – Toy Story Hotel and Disneyland Hotel. In the second zone is the Disneytown shopping district. The attractions are divided into thematic units, of which there are six – Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove.
Disneyland is located in Pudong District at Huangzhao Rd, Chuan Sha Xin Zhen. In China, everyone uses a Baidu map that shows you exactly how to get to the desired place.
You can read about the ticket price and other details on the official website of the resort.
Best time to visit: Mar-April, Oct-Nov
Things to do: Try Rapids Roaring, watch the Parade and Fireworks at Shangai Disneyland and shop and relax in Disney town.
Aulani -A Disney Resort & Spa, Hawaii
Disneyland in Hawaii (Aulani – A Disney Resort and Spa) opened in 2011 and is an interesting combination of exoticism and Disney magic.
Many attractions are related to the traditional culture of Hawaii. Here you can indulge in spa treatments, practice yoga, and watch cartoons outdoors. 19 family activities were organized, most of which are related to water.Here you can even get married and spend your honeymoon.
There are buses that run directly from Hawaii Airport to Disneyland. The best place on the bus, as well as accommodation in Disneyland, is to book through the official website of the resort.
Best time to visit: Jan-April, Sept-Nov
Things to do: Have breakfast with a Disney Character, spend time at Aunty’s Beach House, and enjoy family spa treatments.
Whatever Disneyland you choose, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience. Sail into the world of fairy tales and enjoy!
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