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Last updated: December 2, 2023
Created by Walt Disney and opened in 1955, Disneyland is the spiritual center of the theme park universe. Many of the ride's you'll visit at Disneyland are the first of their kind and set new standards for what amusement rides could be. These classics, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and "it's a small world", remain immensely popular today. Disneyland has a remarkable number of rides, shows, and attractions – it's impossible to see everything in one day. The park continually updates its rides with top-rated attractions such as Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.
Disneyland gets more than 18 million visitors in a typical year. With that many people, it’s easy to get caught up in long lines. Luckily, avoiding lines is what TouringPlans is all about!
We track wait times at Disneyland every day throughout the year. Check the Crowd Calendar to see what wait times will be like on the day of your visit. Crowd Levels vary a lot depending on when you choose to go. Levels can change often, too, so make sure you use the Crowd Tracker to be notified when the crowd levels change.See the full Crowd Calendar
Average Wait In Line By Hour
Disneyland hosts special events throughout the year, from short celebrations like Dapper Day, to regular Disneyland After Dark after-hours events. But where Disneyland really shines is Halloween and Christmas, with special events and overlays on classic attractions like Haunted Mansion and "it’s a small world" with elaborate holiday decorations.
Disneyland has more rides, shows, and attractions than any Disney theme park in the country. And with 18 million visitors every year, there are long lines throughout the park. But you can beat the crowds and save lots of time, if you plan right.
At TouringPlans we use data and math to make your vacation better.
See which Disneyland attractions are best for your family. We’ve collected over 100,000 guest surveys from every ride, show, and attraction in Disneyland. Results are organized by age group, so you can find the best things to do for your family.
See which attractions benefit most from Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane. These extra-cost programs have lots of rules. And Disney won't tell you how to get the most for your money. We will.
Save up to 4 hours a day, using our researched and tested plans, or create and customize your own.View our touring plans
Disneyland’s best rides mix fantasy, adventure, thrills, and detailed stories into some of the largest, most technically advanced experiences you’ve ever seen. Don’t miss:
In between rides, take some time to see some of the attractions that Walt Disney helped design for Disneyland:
Lines are inevitable, but we can recommend the best times to visit each attraction in Disneyland. See sample wait times below.
Disneyland’s restaurants are better than you’d expect, with fresher ingredients, more careful preparation, and modern menus. We survey our readers after their Disneyland trips to find out where they enjoyed eating most. With over 30,000 restaurant ratings, we’re able to show you the best places to eat in Disneyland.
Because it’s got so much to see, dining at Disneyland is best done at quick service locations and snack stands. Some of Disneyland’s top-rated quick services locations are:
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