“What should we do first?” You could stand inside the front gate at Disneyland and debate the topic, or you could plan in advance and get more done! No matter what size of group you have, there will be more than one opinion on the matter. So give this quiz to your friends and family members who are joining you at Disneyland and California Adventure to help you plan what everyone wants to do!
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Quiz for Disney
- How tall are you?
- Do you like fast rides? Scary rides? Spinning rides?
- Are you okay with getting wet?
- Do you want to get your photo with Disney characters? Which ones?
- Do you like to watch parades? Fireworks? Musical shows?
- Do you want to spend time shopping?
- Do you want to have a leisurely meal, or grab and go?
- If you’ve been to Disneyland and California Adventure before, what was your favorite thing to do?
There are no incorrect answers to this Quiz, and every answer ends in fun! Here is a guide to using the information that you gathered.
1. How tall are you? This official Disney height requirement list will tell you what rides are not an option for kids.
2. Do you like fast rides? Scary rides? Spinning rides? Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and the Matterhorn at Disneyland and The Incredicoaster at California Adventure are fast, roller coaster type rides. Children may be scared of The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters in Disneyland. The Mad Tea Party Teacups at Disneyland and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at California Adventure are spinning rides.
3. Are you okay with getting wet? Splash Mountain at Disneyland and Grizzly River Rapids at California Adventure are wet rides. You may want to pack a cheap poncho to wear on these rides!
4. Do you want to get your photo with Disney characters? Which ones? In Disneyland there are several areas where guests can greet certain characters regularly throughout the day. Head left down the path just before you come to Sleeping Beauty Castle to the Royal Hall in Fantasy Faire and you can greet various Disney Princesses. Once you stand in line you get to greet 3 or 4 without an extra wait.
Winnie the Pooh characters greet at the end of the path past Splash Mountain.
Mickey and Minnie are found at their houses in ToonTown. Goofy greet outside of his ToonTown house.
Tinkerbell greets guests in Pixie Hollow, off the main path to the Matterhorn just past the entrance to Tomorrowland.
In addition, other characters move around and greet sporadically throughout the day. You can often find Peter Pan and Captain Hook on the path between the Tomorrowland entrance and Small World. Moana can sometimes be found next to Tarzan’s Treehouse. Goofy and the gang often hang out at the end of Main Street by the train station.
In California Adventure, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and other Frozen characters greet guests in the Animation Studio. Super Heroes greet at the far end of Buena Vista Street. Other characters can be found wandering the park, especially near the Carthay Circle Restaurant.
5. Do you like to watch parades? Fireworks? Musical shows? Park Entertainment can be found online or in a one page flyer inside the park. This flyer is not at the entrance with the Park maps. Ask the cast member at the gate to direct you to the entertainment schedule. Make sure to factor in time to get a good spot to watch parades and shows. It is hard for kids and short adults to see the show if they are in back of a big crowd. Fantasmic and World of Color have FastPasses in order to assign a viewing area. These FastPasses are not connected to other FastPasses in the Parks.
6. Do you want to spend time shopping? Shopping is found everywhere! Not only in the Parks, but in the Downtown Disney District as well. One of my favorites is the shop that sells art just inside the Disneyland gates as you go under the train tracks on the right hand side called the Disney Gallery. Many rides have shops that you pass through as you exit.
7. Do you want to have a leisurely meal, or grab and go? Dining at Disney is an event in and of itself! There are many different dining packages you can buy. Some packages come with a reserved seat for certain parades or shows, such as World of Color. Some come with the opportunity to meet certain Disney characters. For these packages, you will need to make a reservation. Alternately, there are lots of restaurants and stands with yummy food that need no reservations.
8. If you’ve been to Disneyland and California Adventure before, what was your favorite thing to do? There are so many fun things to do at Disneyland and California Adventure, that I’ll bet your family and friends can’t pick just one!
How do you decide what to do at Disneyland and California Adventure?