Disneyland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and the two parks available in their California location are the most favored. Traveling to the west coast and making a trip to Disneyland will be one of the most unforgettable vacations your family will ever experience. Disney has designed their parks to be ideal for both the young and the old, as there is something for everyone to enjoy while there. Their Harry Potter themed area, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is one of the newest attractions in the park, opening in April of 2016.
Some travelers visit Disney just for the shops and restaurants, as these are attractions in and of themselves. You can get a great deal on your vacation package when you plan your trip in advance. Disneyland is less crowded and thus, less expensive, during the first week of January and the entire month of September. Because you’ll be traveling to the west coast, the frigid temperatures associated with east coast living is not a factor when traveling in January. You can often save a lot of money when traveling during these months as many hotels lower their rates.
If you live on the east coast or anywhere that experiences cold weather, make sure to bring along clothing that is specific to summertime wear. The California sun can be sweltering during the day, so the last thing you’re going to want is to be wearing a heavy sweater every day because you thought it’d be colder. Comfortable shoes are your best friend when walking the park as there are over 50 different rides and attractions between the two parks alone (source). Crowd calculators can alert you of especially busy times for the park, further allowing you to avoid them and experience shorter ride lines.