The Unofficial Guides once again put together a great guide to the park that started them all, Disneyland. Starting by giving some history of the Disneyland Resort and giving some overall operations introductions, the guides give hotel information and Downtown Disney information before going into details for each park. Just as in the other guides, this one gives a detailed evaluation of every ride/attraction, restaurant/food cart, fireworks show, and live entertainment. The detail I look for, of course, is the touring plans for how to maximize your time and minimize your stress. They don’t fail on this either giving multiple plans for different traveling scenarios.
It’s been 13 years since I’ve been to Disneyland but I’m itching to get back. Growing up in California and the West Coast, Disneyland was a special place. Visiting there as a baby and later as a teen and college-age, it’s been part of the memories of “growing up”. Plus my family was very much into the Disney films so that added to the fun of seeing the characters and attractions “live” in the parks. What I noticed on reading this guide is that there’s a lot less stress when it comes to Disneyland than at Disney World . I don’t know if it’s just the amount of parks to manage or because Californians are so chill but Disneyland and those who go don’t seem to be so stressed about dinner reservations or FastPasses. That’s one reason I prefer the land to the world.
If you’re considering a trip to Disneyland Resort, I highly recommend you give this book a read.