Finding your inner child (and keeping the kids happy) on a trip to Disneyland doesn’t have to be restricted to America these days. You can find Mickey and Minnie on almost any continent which means you can get your cultural fix, while the kids get their cartoon fix. Next year the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California is celebrating its 60th birthday and this means there will be even more fun to be had.
No matter which season, whether it be day and night, you’ll always find something happening and multi-day passes (up to 10 days) are available to allow you to explore at a less frenetic pace. Be warned, you won’t be able to fit everything into one day!
Disneyland – Anaheim, California
The original home of Sleeping Beauty’s castle and the happiest place on earth is in Anaheim on the outskirts of LA. This has now been complimented by Disney California Adventure, which brings to life some of the more recent animated favourites from movies such as ‘A bugs life’, ‘Cars’ and ‘Toy Story’.
Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida
At Walt Disney World in Orlando, you don’t just get one but four theme parks and two water parks. You’ll need at least 5 days if not more, to visit all the theme parks. It is huge! It takes over 30 minutes to drive (not walk) from one side of Walt Disney World to the other.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Perfect for a kid friendly stopover on route to Europe, or as a destination holiday all of its own, Hong Kong Disneyland brings all your favourites to Asia. You’ll find Space Mountain, It’s a small world and Main Street USA as well as the Seven Dwarfs, Goofy and Donald Duck waiting to take you on a magical journey.
If Europe is more your style, then why not head to Disneyland Paris, where happiness comes with a French accent and a baguette. A feature here is Ratatouille: The Adventure, a new ride based on a movie about a cooking Rat.
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Hawaii
If you can’t get past the lure of a tropical island then perhaps the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii will do the trick. The kids will be immersed in all Disney has to offer (shows, pool parties with their fabourite characters) without the pressure of a full theme park, whilst you can enjoy spa treatments and fine dining and lazing by the pool.
Tickets and pricing
Make sure you talk to your TTFN Travel Confidante about the best ticketing options for your family as it can get a bit complex. Call +61 8 6382 5000.