Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2023 by Seth Kubersky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s been almost a year since I was last at Disneyland, but my first time planning a solo trip. I had a work conference in Anaheim and decided to tack on some personal days and visit Disney. In preparation for a recent trip to the happiest place on earth, I turned to this guide to help me prepare and ready myself for what to expect. I decided ahead of time that I was going to use the Unofficial Guide, Genie+, and Touring Plans’ Lines app to help maximize my time. The combination of all of them provided a great experience where I minimized my wait time, but still got to do the things I wanted to do.
I’ve used other Unofficial Guides for past trips to other theme parks and they are really handy. Not only do they give a history of the theme park, but they go through all the rides, restaurants, accommodations, and entertainment. Not only that but they also outline a plan for how to save the most amount of time and evade the dreaded hours long line waits.
I’m glad I used this guide because not only were there a lot of changes due to covid but Disneyland introduced Genie+, a new program on the app that includes itineraries, fast passes and photopass. On top of the attractions I wanted to see, I also used the Unofficial Guide to make a list of theme park snacks I wanted to try. Their recommendations and suggestions for where to get the snacks helped me save my money for the best tasting treats as well as avoid wondering around the parks looking for them. There’s a lot to do to plan and execute a trip to Disneyland and it’s nice that there’s a guide to make it as stress free as possible.