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I know what you’re thinking, did I just read that right? Can I actually come back from Disneyland relaxed and not sore? Well my friends, the answer is yes. Yes you did and yes you can.
First of all, I’m just going to say that Disneyland is a relaxing place for me. I find it fun to escape this reality and be somewhere else where nothing else really matters. My family and I visit Disney once or twice a year. (thanks to my side hustle that helps pay for it. )
Because we go once or twice a year we take it easy!! Yup! We are not rushing around from one side of the park to be next and back again without a break, we take our time. Enjoy the scenery, take in the smells.
Here are five tips to help you come back from Disney feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world again.
Tip one: walk at a pace that won’t burn you out. Take it all in! Enjoy the smells. Disney is known for their attention to detail.
Tip two: when you look at your app and every single ride is about an hour wait, go get yourself a Dole Whip or a Churro- or both- and find a bench and just relax. You’ll feel more refreshed and ready to take on those lines.
Tip three: mid day usually right after lunch the kids are pretty sleepy. It’s a fantastic time to go back to your hotel and take a nap or watch a movie. This way everyone is recharged for night time, which is a whole other level of magic. We have taken breaks regardless if we are in a good neighbor hotel or in property. It seriously helps so much!
BONUS- it is that time of day that seems to be the hottest, it’s a great way to not get so hot.
Tip four: Some of the longest rides in Disneyland are the Disneyland Railroad -20 mins- and Pirates of the Caribbean -15 minutes and Its a Small World -15 mins- to name a few: These are great to ride and relax, and the wait times aren’t very long either. Even if they are they trains/boats hold a ton of passengers the line is continuous.
Tip five: go see some shows! My favorite one to see is Mickey and the magical map. It’s 20 minutes long. There are other shows such as story telling at the royal theater, path of the Jedi, Main Street cinema.
Bonus tip: avoid trying to go anywhere during a parade! Most of the time they hold back people until a break in the floats and you stand there for a long time. I recommend picking a land and staying with it.
Do you have any tips to share? Please drop them below. As always, thank you for reading!