It has been a long wait but Disney is thrilled to welcome Guests back to Disneyland Resort with their phased reopening. If you plan to visit this summer, here are my top 7 ways to make your trip magical.



  1. Visit Main Street, U.S.A. Ok, there’s really no way to avoid this as you enter the park but maybe next time, just spend more time strolling and enjoy the horse-drawn streetcars, ice cream parlor, shopping and ambiance of the turn-of-the-century nostalgia.
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2. Stay for the fireworks. It wouldn’t be a day in Disneyland without their spectacular fireworks, and “Mickey’s Mix Magic” returned just in time for the 4th of July. This nightly show goes way beyond fireworks as lighting and lasers transform Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the facade of “it’s a small world.”

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3. Embark on exciting adventures. Where else can you travel to different moments in time AND space all in one day? Paddle a Davy Crockett Explorer Canoe or climb aboard a raft to Tom Sawyer Island. You can feed your sense of adventure by piloting the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler Run at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland park. Head over to Disney California Adventure park to rev up on Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land and then team up with Super Heroes at the new Avengers Campus.

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4. Celebrate your Pixar pals. Visit the four neighborhoods at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure park. Pixar Pier is a whimsical boardwalk with rides, games, dining and shopping. Your family will love the thrilling Incredicoaster, Toy Story Midway Mania!, Pixar Pal-A-Round, and the Golden Zephyr. Learn about the art of animation at the interactive Animation Academy and Sorcerer’s Workshop in Hollywood Land.

5. Snack and sip your way through the theme parks. There are many dining spots that have reopened. In Disneyland park, you’ll find Oga’s Cantina, the Tiki Juice Bar, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Alien Pizza Planet and Rancho del Zocalo. Wine Country Trattoria and more are now open in Disney California Adventure park.

6. Stay onsite. You’ll be surrounded by the Disney magic for your entire visit by staying at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Just announced are summer value offers at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Disneyland Hotel, saving up to 25 percent on select rooms, July 5 – October 2, 2021.

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7. Shop ‘til you drop. Bring home those Disney memories that will stay with you and your family for years to come. Whatever you are looking for, you will certainly find it, either in the parks or in the Downtown Disney District – apparel, jewelry, Mickey ears, collectible pins and so much more!

Disneyland truly offers a magical vacation and you will never be left wondering what to do next. There is always something new to do or discover with attractions, shows, parades, interactive experiences, Disney characters, shopping, eating and the list goes on. And don’t forget the fireworks!

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