Disneyland isn’t just for kids, and in fact it’s arguable that adult couples are in a better position to make the most out of this incredible theme park than youngsters.
Of course you can’t just book a trip to the Disneyland Resort in California and expect it to be an unbeatable experience for you and your significant other without some planning and preparation.
So to help you get ready, here are some tips that will guarantee that you have a great time together during your stay.
Book meals in advance
You’ll definitely want to make sure that you make reservations for your evening meals to avoid disappointment, especially if you are planning to visit Disneyland on a budget and you don’t want to get stuck with only the priciest eateries as options.
Thankfully this Downtown Disney Dining Guide by Park Savers details not only where to eat, but how to book in advance.
Choose attractions which inspire romance
While roller coasters are undeniably fun, they aren’t exactly the most romantic ride to go on with your partner if you’ve got a loved-up Disneyland vacation on the cards.
Thankfully there are quite a few attractions which are a little more sedate and conducive to the romance of the occasion, as well as acting as an excellent backdrop for those sharable couple selfies.
Ariel’s Undersea Adventure is a great example of this, as it offers a mixture of mild thrills and many magical musical numbers taken from the movie that inspired it, The Little Mermaid.
Snow White Grotto is also ideal for more casual, hand-in-hand wandering, and if you just want to enjoy a sedate journey through the park to soak up the atmosphere, taking a ride on a horse-drawn tram down Main Street USA will tick all the boxes.
Check out a show
One of the added advantages of traveling to Disneyland in California is that it has its very own concert venue, which frequently hosts amazing Disney-themed extravaganzas that are as good as anything you’d see on Broadway.
From Aladdin to Frozen and beyond, these live performances are always sure to dazzle and delight, as well as providing a welcome way to while away some time in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Choose a themed hotel room
If you are happy to push the boat out and spend a little more on your couples retreat to Disneyland, then you don’t just have to settle for the standard accommodation at the on-site hotel.
In fact, there are full-blown suites that have their own unique themes, whether that might be inspired by classic fairy tales or the deepest, darkest jungles.
Obviously these rooms appeal to kids, but you can really unleash your inner child on a trip to Disneyland, so don’t hold out if you are an adult planning a couples’ trip of a lifetime.
Finish the night with a firework display
Before retiring to your themed suite, it’s a good idea to see whether a firework display is taking place that evening.
These are a common scheduled item at Disneyland, and usually take place with Sleeping Beauty’s castle as the backdrop, as you’d expect.
Even so, you should check in advance to ensure that you know exactly when the show is set to start, and plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early so that you have a good spot from which to watch the rockets arc majestically into the night sky, and can take some snaps as well.
This is really just the start of your Disneyland adventure, so don’t be afraid to go off piste and explore all that the resort has to offer.