Buttons at City Hall! No proof required. Characters will often wish you Happy Birthday when signing autographs. No worries if you lose your pin on a ride or inside the park, you can go get another one.
Photos from Rides! Space Mountain and Splash Mountain take your picture of you on the ride. You can snap a copy of your photo with your cell phone or camera at the ride exit. Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters, you can email a copy of your photo to yourself - or your friends.
Recipes! City Hall has recipes for popular Disneyland dishes from Disneyland restaurants. Monte Cristo? Fried Chicken? Just ask for your own copy of the recipe.
daily flag retreat ceremony Near the Disneyland entrance of the Town Square.
free dessert! Let the restaurant know it's your birthday when you make reservations.
Ride the Lily Belle Car Simply request a ride at the Disneyland Train Station.
Single Rider Get on busier rides faster. Single riders fill a single seat from the Single Rider line on certain attractions. (Space Mountain, Matterhorn, Indiana Jones and Splash Mountain)
Most character listings will be on the Disney app as well as the park guide map. you can always ask a cast member where your favorite character will be and what time. Mary Poppins and Bert are on Main Street outside the Jolly Holiday Bakery.
Meet Princesses at the Royal Hall. You can meet and have your photo taken with the Princesses daily.
Woody's Round Up located at the Big Thunder Ranch, behind the Big Thunder Railroad. Take your picture with Chip and Dale, Woody, and Jessie.
Check character meet and greets listed on the Times Guide. show times and parade times are also listed.
Driver license! Just ride Autopia and ask for a license.
Jungle Cruise Map! Crew members hand these out but it is rumored they're now available only for download.
For the second day at Disneyland, I booked a character breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen.
As a child, i never attended this breakfast, but remember staying at the hotel and seeing goofy in his chef uniform greeting guests outside his restaurant on the lower level of the Disneyland Hotel. MENU
Typically Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, Minnie and others are in attendance. You can take your photo with each character and have them sign autograph books.
When you're out at the parks, you'll need to bring a few things with you. Typically we get a locker and it really helps. But I also have to have things on hand to make my trip easier.
Everyone will need basics:
Advil, Tylenol (pain reliever)
Money - cards and cash
lightweight jacket for evening
Putting together my Disney bound outfits has been fun. I knew I wanted a look for each day with the ability to add layers for night.
I'm going during Halloween time, and chose a villain theme for Day One. Since I won't be going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween, there are no costumes allowed for guests 14+ I didn't really want to be bothered with a lot of fussy clothing. I just wanted simple.
I chose this awesome Disney Villain fabric to make a comfy skirt to wear over leggings, pairing it with a Maleficent black sweatshirt that I had custom made.
For the second day, I chose this comfy hooded shirt which is perfect for meeting all of the Main Street characters!
My mom ordered this adorable Disney Animator Collection carry-on for my trip to Disneyland! You can see video on IG.
Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Pocahontas are perfect traveling companions on this rolling suitcase. Part of the Disney Animators' Collection, and inspired by the popular collectible dolls, the art depicts the Disney Princesses as toddlers..
Magic in the details
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".