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Unread 23 Jan 20, 07:18 PM  
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I am planning to visit Disneyland in December this year. The plan was to go to Disneyland for 1 day on my birthday. We werent going to park hop. But now Im wondering if we should, or if we should get a 2 day hopper ticket.
There arent many attractions that Im too bothered about, but I think it looks really good, and the food and drinks look good. But Im looking for honest opinions if its worth it.
For me the main thing is to wander around the original park on my birthday just taking it all in. I dont want it to be a mad dash around trying to fit everything in. But do wonder if I should add the other park on.
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We visited Disneyland for the first time in 2018 after 20+ visits to WDW and we loved it.

DCA might possibly be my favourite park out of them all on both coasts and Id suggest going if you can. You never know when youll get a chance again.
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We visited Disneyland for the first time in 2018 after 20+ visits to WDW and we loved it.

DCA might possibly be my favourite park out of them all on both coasts and Id suggest going if you can. You never know when youll get a chance again.
See, I think this is my take on it as well, I might only go the once.
We have been to California a fair few times now, and this certainly wont be the last time, but Im not a fan of LA and so dont know if we would go again.
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I've done it both ways and honestly I think if you hop on a one day visit, it does feel like a mad dash here and there. BUT it can be worth it if it's a night with good evening entertainment in the opposite park from where you want to spend the day.

They are both excellent so it's hard to choose for just one day. I was there last week and just did Disneyland for one day as I had to leave by 5:30. I've done single day from Magic Hour to Park Close and in that time did both parks, but I knew my way around and I wasn't worried about skipping a lot of things.

If you want the nostalgia of it being Walt's park and to just soak it in, I would save the cash for something else I think. (After I would double and triple check that I couldn't stay a second day. )
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If it may be your only visit then take a couple of days if you can.

You can get around and do the main rides in a day but would suggest 2 to do a bit more in less of a rush if a one off.
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I've done it both ways and honestly I think if you hop on a one day visit, it does feel like a mad dash here and there. BUT it can be worth it if it's a night with good evening entertainment in the opposite park from where you want to spend the day.

They are both excellent so it's hard to choose for just one day. I was there last week and just did Disneyland for one day as I had to leave by 5:30. I've done single day from Magic Hour to Park Close and in that time did both parks, but I knew my way around and I wasn't worried about skipping a lot of things.

If you want the nostalgia of it being Walt's park and to just soak it in, I would save the cash for something else I think. (After I would double and triple check that I couldn't stay a second day. )
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We have the option of leaving late on the following day. When I say late, I mean later in the day rather than first thing in the morning , so could go then. Im still pondering
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Weve done Disneyland a few times but park hopping is not our thing. Weve always found a day in both is just perfect for us.
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