A Day in the Life | Disney

A lot of people think I’m at Disneyland every day. Sadly I’m going to debunk that and tell you all that I don’t go there every day. So sad. But I am there often and a lot of people wonder what goes on so here’s a fun post on what I do on a regular day! Obviously every day differs from the other but usually, my sister and I follow a similar pattern and we are usually only there for a few hours, the days of rope drop to closing the park are long gone. I will be dropping some tips here and there so it will be a fun and useful post! Killing many birds with one stone. So here we go! *Meant to be read in Peter Pan’s voice.

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A regular day begins with parking, of course! If you haven’t been to Disneyland, you must know that parking is a whole adventure of its own. We usually park at the Toy Story parking lot because it’s always open and it’s the easiest and it uses buses so the lines to load go much quicker. Also, my sister and I are pros at getting through bag check. The lines on the farthest side (both left side and ride side on the Harbor entrance) are shorter and go much faster and we always have our bags open off our necks and shoulders and we usually get thanked by cast members for doing that since the reason it takes longer is that people get to the front of the line and then fumble to get everything out.

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Now, this is where it gets fun. Depending on what time we get there, we either start with Royal Hall or eating at our bench in front of the castle (it’s better than the steps at the Met *wink wink*). For food, it’s our tradition to get hot chocolate and a treat and we usually just sit and people watch. If we go to Royal Hall, we wait in line and constantly wonder if we should’ve gone to Rapunzel’s line before she switches with Merida. This is a never ending struggle.

We make a big effort to talk to the cast members and be kind to them. Regardless of their role, they have to deal with a lot of difficult people so we try to liven things up and honestly, some of my favorite/funniest Disney moments have been thanks to cast members. They really do love making magic happen and have such cool tidbits to share! Now, this brings us to my favorite place, Pixie Hollow. We try to come here usually halfway through our day because the line can either be really long or short and if you come at the right time, you can have an interaction with Tink and one of her fairy friends! At some point, I have to go bother Peter Pan, because why not? He’s a sassy kid.

Waiting for the parade is important, especially when you know you want to take pictures, this means we usually scout a good spot and wait for a long time. But also, we go meet Spider-Man, so either way, there’s no loss. Since by these few hours we’re already kind of tired, we tend to just get a corn dog from the Little Red Wagon and just make our way out of Disney. Yeah, just like that. You’d be surprised that we probably do one or no rides when we go. But even then, each trip brings a fun new adventure and new memories!

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I have tons of videos I’ve recorded at Disney so I made a tiny video below! This is basically such a tiny glimpse at our many trips! P.S. You can follow my Disney Instagram for more magic!


 Are you a rope drop to closing type of person? Do you call it quits after only a few hours? What’s something that you must always do on a trip?

14 thoughts on “A Day in the Life | Disney

  • I’ve never been to Disneyland, although I’d like to. But we grew up going to Disney World almost every year. We’re a rope dropping crowd, but will usually only stay until closing if we’re attending the Halloween or Christmas party. Something I definitely have to do when we go is get a Mickey ice cream sandwich at Magic Kingdom, and get a photo on Main St. or in front of the castle. 🙂

  • As usual, you posts and photos have me itching to get do DisneyLand! And since I’m only living in California until the end of this school year there’s all the more reason to make it happen! Thanks for sharing!
    Peace, Sarah

  • I’ve never been to Disneyland (Anaheim) but I hope to go someday! I’ve been to Disneyworld and Hong Kong Disneyland, but both of those were a long trip from home so, yes, from rope drop till closing, and riding every ride in the park was my strategy. If I only get to go once, I’m happy, as long as I can experience as much as possible. If I was a local to any park I’d definitely be an annual pass holder if I could!

  • My son is at Disneyland right now with his grandparents! I can’t wait to hear all about his adventures there!

  • I grew up in Southern California going to Disneyland and now I’m living in Chicago – you’re making me miss it so much! Loving your blog – subscribing so I can look forward to reading your future posts. 🙂

  • Only been once to Disneyland and Disney World. I can’t wait to go to Disney World and take our grandsons but they are too little right now.

  • Love the tips you are giving here. I’ve never visited Disney {Orlando or California} 🙁 but, I’m planning a trip soon!!! 😀 Hopefully, this helps to see what I can enjoy.

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