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Family holiday to Disneyland Resort in California

Make your kids’ dreams come true with a visit to ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’

Traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer when Star Wars Rise of the Resistance opens
Traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer when Star Wars Rise of the Resistance opens

With more than 100 attractions, shows and experiences across two theme parks, it’s wise to allow three to five days for a visit to Disneyland Resort in California. Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are filled with magical moments from the worlds of Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars, with fun-filled parades, Broadway-style musicals and incredible night-time spectaculars that only Disney can create. There are also three onsite Disneyland Resort Hotels, shops, restaurants and an entertainment district all within walking distance of one another.

Meet Rey at Star Wars Galaxys Edge. Image ©Disney Lucasfilm Ltd. © TM Lucasfilm Ltd
Meet Rey at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. Image: ©Disney-Lucasfilm Ltd. © TM Lucasfilm Ltd

Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park, which opened in 1955, offers a wonderful mix of nostalgia and new. Experience timeless attractions throughout nine immersive lands, including the Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain rides; meet much-loved Disney characters, and marvel at spectacular fireworks shows. Live your very own Star Wars adventure in a whole new land where a galaxy far, far away unfolds around you. Around corners and through back alleys, you can build your own droid and custom lightsaber and sample the curious concoctions at the local cantina. Then, gather your crew and take control of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The most immersive and advanced attraction ever imagined in a Disney park will also open on January 17, 2020! Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will blur the lines between fantasy and reality and put guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

Just next door at Disney California Adventure Park explore the newly reimagined Pixar Pier, cruise into Cars Land, rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and see incredible shows, including the Frozen – Live at the Hyperion theatrical spectacular and the amazing after-dark spectacle, World of Color.

MUST DO EXPERIENCES

DISNEYLAND PARK

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park. Image Disney
Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park. Image: Disney

Avast ye! If it’s adventure ye seek, look no further. Aye, but keep a weathered eye out for a certain scoundrel of a cap’n who has stowed away on this classic attraction.

HAUNTED MANSION

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park
The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park

Home to 999 (mostly) happy haunts … but there’s always room for one more. Climb aboard your own Doom Buggy for a spirited tour of its creepy confines.

INDIANA JONES™ ADVENTURE

Follow the much-loved archaeologist into the crumbling Temple of the Forbidden Eye, past booby traps and frescos that tell the story of Mara, a powerful deity who promises great treasures.

FANTASMIC!

Rivers of America erupts in the ultimate battle between good and evil featuring amazing special effects, including a 14m tall, fire-breathing dragon!

DOWNTOWN DISNEY

With a fun vibe all its own, the Downtown Disney District is a great spot to grab a bite to eat, shop or just spend quality time with family and friends.

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK

PIXAR PIER

Celebrate your favourite Pixar characters and stories in fun and exciting new ways, including the thrilling Incredicoaster with Baby Jack-Jack, Jessie’s Critter Carousel and Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.

TOY STORY MANIA!

Meet Woody and Buzz Lightyear at Toy Story Midway Mania at California Adventure Park
Meet Woody and Buzz Lightyear at Toy Story Midway Mania at California Adventure Park

Climb aboard this 4D attraction and use your spring-action shooter to zero in on moving targets with virtual darts, pies and even eggs!

CARS LAND

Lightning McQueen at Cars Land. Image Disney
Lightning McQueen at Cars Land. Image: Disney

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped (or rather, rolled) right into the world of the Disney.Pixar Cars films with high-octane fun, including the Radiator Springs Racers simulated slot car ride.

WORLD OF COLOR

Water, light and fire intertwine with Disney storytelling to create a magnificent night-time water spectacular.

FROZEN – LIVE AT THE HYPERION

Anna and Elsa in Frozen Live at the Hyperion
Anna and Elsa in Frozen - Live at the Hyperion

Get swept up in the magic of Frozen with this dazzling theatrical show, which brings characters from the animated movie to life on stage through elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and show-stopping production numbers.

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