Jul 20, 2021

The Disneyland Style Guide

Disneyland is now open to out-of-state travelers (as of June 15, 2021) and the park is back to full capacity. To manage attendance, the park is requiring all guests to have advance reservations at either Disneyland or California Adventure. Park hopper passes are also available and many of them require you to start your day at California Adventure and then cross over to Disneyland at 1 p.m. (Note: Theme park reservations are limited and subject to availability so book early if you can.) 

Disney App

Downloading the Disney app in advance is critical for a seamless day at the park. You'll need it for everything from checking out estimated wait times for rides to ordering food and drinks.  From the app,  you can join the virtual queue for the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride (highly recommend!) and find what you're looking for quickly with the GPS-enabled maps. 

Face Masks 

With regard to masks, face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated guests at Disneyland. Now that the park is open in full capacity, it's virtually impossible to properly social distance while waiting in line for popular rides, so plan accordingly if you want to be extra safe. 

The Best Rides

When we visited the park in mid-June, Fast Passes weren't available yet, so we had to wait in line for the rides we wanted to go on. You can burn up a lot of the day waiting in line at Disneyland, so if you have access to virtual queues or fast passes, definitely plan ahead and take advantage. Joining the virtual queue was the only way we could get on the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride and after missing the window to join several times, we FINALLY got access in the evening on our first day at Disneyland. If you have Star Wars fans in your family, this new ride can't be missed. 

At California Adventure, my kids loved going on the Radiator Springs Racers ride which is a cool kid roller coaster experience but fun for grown-ups, too. 

What to Wear

It's hot in Anaheim and generally in the 80's on most days, so be sure to apply sunscreen and dress in light-colored, lightweight fabrics or you won't last very long. We walked over 8 miles a day, both days at Disneyland and California Adventure with our park hopper passes so dressing for the weather and packing comfortable shoes is a must. 

Here are a few of my summer wardrobe favorites:

Athleta Tank Top

Gap Denim Overalls

Calson Linen Shorts

Gap Denim Shorts 

Converse Shoreline Shoes

Zella Tank Top

Downtown Disney

At Downtown Disney you'll find restaurants, shopping, and entertainment for guests of all ages. Admission is free and it's a great place to shop for Disney merch and grab dinner after a day at the park. We liked the burgers at Black Tap and tried the CrazyShake for dessert, too (pictured above). Plan in advance if you're hungry because every single restaurant had a wait time of 20-60+ minutes each time we visited. There's also a Starbucks on-site and a cool Star Wars store. 

Where to Stay 

For our Disney trip, we stayed at the Radisson Blu Anaheim, which is less than 5 minutes away from the park. The rooms are clean, spacious, and if you're traveling with kids, you can get a cool bunkbed room. The pool is great too and stays open late for evening swims. 

Disneyland is a great place to make memories with your family. Have fun, take pics, and make some epic memories!


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