One of the best parts of Disneyland is the attractions.
There are numerous shows of all types, meet and greets with
characters, iconic picture locations and more. Here we
will look at many of the Disneyland attractions that you don't
want to miss.
At the top of our list is Disneyland Fantasmic. This is an
excellent must watch show. Fantasmic is performed after
dark on Tom Sawyer Island. You can see well from many
vantage points, but if you want a preferential seat front and
center, plan on staking out your spot early.
Fantasmic is a show for all ages, and incorporates characters,
lights, fireworks and other special effects. Taking you
into the mind of Mickey Mouse, and very well put together, be
sure not to miss this Disneyland attraction. If it is a
crowded day, you might consider getting in a ride on one of the
busy rides during the first performance and catching the later
show. The later show typically is less crowded, but just
The Disneyland fireworks is another attraction many like to see
during their trip. During the winter holidays, there are
select locations where it will snow following the fireworks.
That is pretty nifty, and worth taking in. The fireworks
show by itself, however, is nice if you like fireworks, but is
nothing terribly special. I would not say it is a can't
miss Disneyland attraction when the snow is not falling!
Disneyland parades are some of the best parades around.
Full of Disney characters, kids of all ages really do enjoy the
parades. If you want a front row seat for one of the
parades, you should plan on finding your spot in advance as the
crowds quickly form. Also, if you are not planning on
watching a parade, you should still note the time it is set to
start as you will have a difficult time navigating your way
around it. Plan ahead. Finally, if you are also
Disney's California Adventure, be sure to check out Disney's
Electric Parade, truly one of the greatest parades of all time!
In addition to Fantasmic, the fireworks and the parades, there
are a huge number of other attractions. Be sure to stop by
Mickey and Minnie Mouse's houses in Toontown. Bring a
camera, you can have your picture taken with the famous mouse
when you meet him! Also, for those of you with little
girls, the Disney Princess Fantasy Faire has crafts and princess
training. The little girls will love it.
Honey, I shrunk the Audience is a great show playing in
Tomorrowland. 3-D with some added effects, well worth
Tom Sawyers Island is a great attraction, fun for the kids and
adults alike, and a great getaway from the crowds when the park
is busy. When you're done at the island, take a walk up
Tarzan's Treehouse, maybe not as exciting as the island, but
still a nice attraction.
If you want a nice meal, you also might consider eating at the
Blue Bayou Restaurant. Good food, great ambiance as it is
situated inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. You
will need to plan ahead for this one, however, be sure to make a
reservation well in advance.
Bookmark us and return soon, we will be adding more to our
Disneyland attractions review, and also will be looking at
California Adventure attractions.