Spring Break at Disneyland: How to Have Fun with Friends or Family

Spend a few days at Disneyland during Spring Break and all of your worries will go away. Can you handle beautiful blue skies and sunny days where the temperature stays in the 70s? You can’t help but notice all of the smiling faces. Kids run over to get an autograph from Mickey. Mom’s are memorializing those special moments and sharing photos with their Facebook friends. Dad is chewing on a giant turkey leg and sneaking a glance at a pretty lady in short shorts. It must be that everyone has caught spring fever!

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Photo Credit bryanna ‏@AndradeBryanna

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Photo Credit Ashley Doering ‏@ashley_doering

Spring officially starts on March 21 but Disney’s Spring Break season starts just after the first weekend in March and lasts through the first weekend in May. Spring Break 2015 at Disneyland is about halfway over and it has been amazing. If you went the last week of March or the first week of April, you went at the busiest time. You still might encounter some long lines at the most popular attractions but the crowds are starting to thin out.

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Photo Credit Dennis ‏@Denjuice12

If you are among the 20,000 or more people who are going to be attending the Star Wars Celebration VII between April 16 and April 19, you can double or triple your pleasure by also taking in the excitement at Disneyland and California Adventure. Disney, which owns the Star Wars franchise, is offering discounted tickets to Star Wars fans who attend the big event at the nearby Anaheim Convention Center.

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If you want to lessen your wait when you go to Disneyland and/or California Adventure over the next month, try going during the middle of the week. Saturdays are always busy at the two Disney theme parks. If this is not your first foray into the Wonderful World of Disney, you probably know some of the standard ways of dealing with crowds. Just in case you don’t, here are a couple of more suggestions.

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Photo Credit Colada ⚾️ ‏@TheColeGayden

Get a FASTPASS and save some time waiting in line.

If you don't have a Disneyland pass, do you really live in Southern California? Photo Credit erin lee rowe ‏@erinlrowe

If you don’t have a Disneyland pass, do you really live in Southern California? Photo Credit erin lee rowe ‏@erinlrowe

"Because Cars is the best movie ever, disneyland made the best ride and I never want to leave Radiator Springs" Photo Credit Katie O'Brien ‏@katie2ob

“Because Cars is the best movie ever, disneyland made the best ride and I never want to leave Radiator Springs” Photo Credit Katie O’Brien ‏@katie2ob

Parades and fireworks usually draw big crowds. If you don’t mind missing these happenings, while everyone is distracted, you can head right in to your favorite ride or major attraction.

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Photo Credit Nicola Crosbie, co-host Cruz FM, Edmonton Canada ‏@nicolaweather

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Photo Credit Luz Alicia ‏@_Alicia_Arriaga

If you don’t want to wait a half-hour or more to eat at a Disney restaurant, plan to eat at non-traditional lunch or dinner hours. You can also bring your own snacks.

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Photo Credits NAU ‏@NAU  and Hector Herrera ‏@Hector_runs93

Crowds should not discourage you from spending a few days at Disneyland and California Adventure. Remember you are visiting the “happiest place in the world.” Why get aggravated? To quote American Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,”All things come round to him who will but wait.”

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Photo Credit Tiffany ‏@TiffanyTrussell

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“No better way than to start spring break at Disneyland” Photo Credit Elizabeth Espinoza ‏@LaLaLizz_

Want to build a snowman and frolic in the snow? You still can, but you’ll have to visit soon. If you can get to Olaf’s Snow Fest at California Adventure by April 30, 2015, you’ll be have one more chance to experience the winter wonderland.

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A beautiful Spring day at Disneyland – Photo Credit DLR_DSLR ‏@DLR_DSLR

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Photo Credit Olsen ‏@iam_hansolo

While you’re in California Adventure, don’t miss the newest and most popular attraction. Cars Land and the Town of Radiator Springs is a great place to meet some of your favorite characters like Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, and Mater. Get behind the wheel of a race car and put your driving skills to the test. Can you take the checkered flag?

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Photo Credit Emeri Keffer ‏@MissKeffer

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Photo Credit ⓚⓞⓐ ‏@kekoamiranda

Roller coaster enthusiasts have got to ride the California Screamin’ coaster that provides non-stop thrills on a more than mile-long steel track. The dips are deep and the curves are cool when you ride this coaster on Paradise Pier.

Walt sure is making those flowers bloom. Photo Credit Christian ‏@Tarihc78

“Walt sure is making those flowers bloom” Photo Credit Christian ‏@Tarihc78

Disneyland, the original theme park that started it all, is still as relevant today as it was more than 50 years ago. Each of the eight themed lands offers something different. For thrills, head over to Space Mountain or the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Younger kids will love the Teacupsit’s a small world, and The Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Let your inhibitions go and have more fun than you’ve had in years. When you spot some of your favorite Disney characters, don’t be shy. Go up to Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and all of the cool costumed ambassadors of Disneyland and say hello. Capture your favorite Disney Spring Break moments and share your experience with your friends and family!

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Photo Credit steph ‏@i_love_to_lol

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Can you spot walt’s statue in the background? Josh Voges ‏@CCRunner524 – www.joshvoges.com

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Photo Credit Jazmin Alvarado ‏@jazzmenstyles

Photographers: thank you for sharing your gorgeous fun filled photos! We wish everyone a wonderful time at Disneyland and hope to see you all one day at the Anaheim Express Inn Maingate!

 

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