I've visited Disneyland as often as I could over the years, and like the majority of the population of Southern California I've enjoyed every minute of it. My family and friends could always carpool so that we could avoid having to look for and find one another inside the park. In my opinion this is.. by far the best way to visit the park. And while the entry fee to Disneyland has risen a lot over the last few years I believe that the experience here is worth the price of admission. The various sections of the park are all fun and exciting and this is why it’s so crowded nowadays. Years ago it would be pretty empty during the week but now Wednesdays could be just as busy as a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The wait time for rides isn’t to long but there are free phone apps you can use that give you wait times so you can make informed decisions before even beginning your journey to ride an attractive on the other side of the park.
As it nears its 60th anniversary, Disneyland (now the Disneyland Resort) has been almost relegated to second-best, overshadowed by its younger sibling Walt Disney World. But for everything that Disneyland is said to lack, it offers something else that is completely original and special. (Examples in..clude the Matterhorn Bobsleds and the beautifully-themed New Orleans Square.)
It may be small, but it feels cozy and intimate. With so much to do at Walt Disney World, booking a trip can feel daunting, but Disneyland can be seen in a weekend. (This is not to exclude the fantastic California Adventure, just a short walk away.) The attention to detail is amazing, and even after all this time, Walt Disney's spirit is everywhere.
Every time I go, everybody seems to be having the best day ever, and the feeling is infectious. This is The Happiest Place on Earth for a reason.