You have a ton of choices when it comes to planning your family’s next great vacation. You could spend hours in an RV traversing the country to explore a number of National Parks. Maybe you want something more exciting, more…magical.
If you want to plan a truly memorable trip, then it’s time to consider booking a Disneyland vacation. Not convinced? Read on for eight magical reasons why booking a trip to one of the many Disney resorts is the best choice you can make.
- Disneyland Is the Original
If you’re new to the world of Disney theme parks, then you need to start with the original Disneyland in sunny Anaheim, California.
Founded in 1955, Disneyland’s construction was curated by Walt Disney himself. Today, it’s home to two theme parks, Disneyland and California Adventure. It’s also home to Downtown Disney, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex.
Get your heart racing on the Matterhorn, get dizzy on the teacups, or catch the nightly fireworks display. If you have some extra time, then you can take a day to explore one of the many stunning beaches in Orange County.
There are a number of hotels around Disneyland, but those aren’t your only options. Check out smaller places like DVC Point Rental to learn about your other options for accommodations.
- Dine Around the World at Epcot
Disneyland may be the original, but Disney really upped the ante when they built Disney World. One of the best features at Disney World is Epcot.
Epcot is home to the World Showcase which contains 11 pavilions that represent 11 diverse countries. You can visit and sample the cuisines of France, Morocco, Italy, and many, many more! It’s truly a gustatory revelation.
You can eat your way through the world without ever having to leave the country! Oh, and did we mention that there’s a biergarten?
- Brush Up on Bio at Animal Kingdom
There’s more to enjoy at Disney World than food and rides. If you want to take a break and explore the great wild world, then Animal Kingdom will be right up your alley.
Animal Kingdom is like a mashup of Disneyland and a zoo. Here you can get up close and personal with rhinos, cheetahs, gorillas, and many more incredible animals.
It is accredited by both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This means that the park has exceeded the rigorous accreditation standards for conservation and education set by both organizations.
- Say “Oui” to Disneyland Paris
You can take your family for a truly magical vacation and satisfy your wanderlust, too by visiting Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris is located a short 20 miles away from the bustling metropolis in Chessy, France. This makes it an especially enticing travel destination for families with disparate travel desires.
Take a few days to explore Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. If you’re feeling more low-key, you can go for a round of golf at the golf course. Once you’ve had your fill of Disney magic, you can explore the historic city of Paris.
It’ll be a vacation you’ll absolutely never forget!
- Explore Shanghai, Too
Paris is not the only international Disney park. Shanghai Disneyland Park is one of the newest Disney destinations, having opened in 2016.
Shanghai Disneyland allows you to explore the magic of Disney through another cultural lens. It has many of the traditional attractions, and they will soon be opening the City of Zootopia! Signage in the park is displayed in both Mandarin and English, so you won’t have any trouble navigating the massive grounds.
If you want to tick another Disney park off your list while you’re there, you can take the high-speed train from Shanghai to Hong Kong and visit Hong Kong Disneyland.
- Fulfill Your Star Wars Fantasy
Few movies have become as much of a cultural phenomenon as Star Wars. There have been a number of sequels, prequels, and television spinoffs just to learn about the world George Lucas dreamed up.
Today, you can live out your Star Wars dreams at both Disney theme parks in California and Florida. You can purchase your own lightsaber, hang out at Oga’s Cantina, or build your own droid. The only problem with the Star Wars attractions is that you’ll never want to leave.
- Safety is Paramount
Planning a trip is stressful enough, you don’t want to have to worry about your family’s safety, too.
When you visit a Disney theme park, you can visit with the peace of mind that Disney takes your family’s safety and security seriously. All Disney parks have rigorous rules to ensure that visitors are safe.
After COVID-19 hit, Disney parks closed to slow the spread of the virus. Many parks have now reopened, and those that have not, are going through a phased re-opening.
- It’s Fun for the Whole Family
Disneyland might sound like a trip that’s only fun for the kids in your family, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Disney parks work hard to make sure that everyone who visits has something that appeals to them. Maybe you don’t love rides, but you can relax at the end of the day with a fine meal and a glass of wine. Disney also has several attractions at nighttime that are geared toward the interests of older travelers.
Are You Ready for Your Disneyland Vacation?
There are so many reasons why a Disneyland vacation is the best option for you and your family. Not only does it allow you to explore the magic of Disney in real life, but the parks are located in fabulous areas that you’ve always dreamed of visiting. Grab your camera and sunscreen, you’re going to Disneyland!
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