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Know Before You Go: Disneyland Resort

A starter guide to exploring the theme parks at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, including California Adventure, live shows, events, and other attractions.

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Disneyland Resort has been welcoming visitors and making dreams come true since July 17, 1955. With world-class attractions and exciting live shows, the Happiest Place on Earth invites guests to spend the day in the ultimate realm of make-believe.

Consisting of the original Disneyland Park and the adjacent Disney California Adventure Park, the sprawling Disneyland Resort is divided up into themed “lands” with related rides, shows, and attractions. Rising beyond Main Street, Sleeping Beauty Castle is the unmistakable beacon at the heart of the theme park, with its turquoise-tiled towers, golden turrets, and working drawbridge.

Enjoy classic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, the Mad Tea Party whirling teacups and the Matterhorn Bobsleds ride, as well as experiences featuring new innovations, like the incredible special effects, freefall thrills, and multiple storylines of the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT! adventure. Fans of one particular galaxy far, far away will be transported by the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land, where they can step into the world of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker to live out their own Star Wars storyline, flying the Millennium Falcon and exploring a distant outpost.

Insider tips: Reduce wait times at attractions by using the resort’s FASTPASS system, which allows you to use your ticket at a dedicated time later in the day. Download the free Disneyland Mobile app to know where to head next for the shortest lines, buy your tickets, browse maps, and even order food or locate Disney characters. You’ll also need the app if you opt for the premium MaxPass system. To make the most of your time, stay at one of the resort’s three on-site hotels, which extend the Disney ambience through themed decor and character breakfasts—and which also offer guests Extra Magic Hours, a one-hour head-start admission to the theme park rides on select mornings.

The phased reopening of the Disneyland Resort has begun with the Downtown Disney District. Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park and three resort hotels remain closed and will reopen at a later date. Click here for schedule and hours of operation.

Disneyland Resort address

1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92803
Phone: 714.781.4636

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