Mar 4, 2018
Megan & Kris respond to a negative TripAdvisor review for Disneyland and explore what could have been done differently on their part for a better trip.
Here is the TripAdvisor review we're responding to:
Worst Trip Ever
Long lines which I expected but not good with young children (6 years old) We were told that by buying advance tickets we could skip the long lines to get in. It took 1 hour in the bag search line then another hour in the ticket line. Kids were having meltdowns everywhere. Parents were frustrated. We took autograph books to get character autographs and pictures but lines to get up to see the characters were at least 60-100 people long. Two days there... got two autographs and went on two rides.
So awful we just went back to hotel to swim. Fireworks were nice. We watched them from the hotel.
Here's what we suggested:
Get there before park opening, or "rope drop." You can get so much done in the hours between 8-10am before everyone else gets there, it's crazy! This will also allow you to get through the bag check faster.
Choose the days you go wisely. Things are going to be busier during the winter holidays and weekends are going to be the busiest.
Use FASTPASS (not MaxPass) to your advantage. It's free to use and you can get a new one every two hours or whenever your current FASTPASS time has passed. Whichever comes first. Also, use Rider Swap to your advantage.
Manage your expectations. Be realistic about what you're going to be able to do.
We also give some tips on getting through security.
Kit talks about roller skating and his fun ninja class that he's been taking!
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