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Your Ultimate Guide to Anaheim and Disneyland Resort

June 30, 2024


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Anaheim in sunny California offers a spectacular fusion of fun, culture, and iconic attractions that draw visitors from around the world. From the enchanting realms of Disneyland Resort to the diverse experiences beyond its gates, Anaheim is your perfect base for exploring the wonders of Southern California. Whether a first-timer travelling with the family or returning as a seasoned Disney enthusiast, this travel guide will ensure your trip is nothing short of unforgettable.

Disneyland Park Highlights

Disneyland Park is the original theme park where Walt Disney dreamed up some of the world's most iconic attractions. Here, thrilling adventures and magical lands await, including Adventureland, Frontierland and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge®, where you can embark on an interactive smuggling mission on board the iconic Millennium Falcon.

Sail with swashbuckling pirates on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, or take an eerie tour of the Haunted Mansion. Feel the rush of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and embark on a daring journey and fast-paced thrill ride on Indiana Jones Adventure. From flavoursome Mickey Mouse shaped delicacies to fireworks, parades and live entertainment, there is something magical around every corner at Disneyland Park.

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Disney California Adventure Park Highlights

Next door, Disney California Adventure Park offers a unique blend of adventure and Disney magic. Become part of the action at Avengers Campus and take a wild ride on the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction, with incredible special effects, appearances by popular characters, music inspired by the movie soundtrack and six different storylines to experience.

For those who crave speed, the Incredicoaster offers heart-pumping thrills, while Cars Land offers the chance to zoom through a desert landscape. This park beautifully captures the spirit of old classics and new favourites, making it a must-visit for every Disney lover.


Where to Eat & Drink?

Disneyland Resort is a feast for the imagination and the palate. The parks are home to an incredible variety of dining options—try the Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland Park, where you can enjoy Cajun and Creole cuisine as boats from Pirates of the Caribbean drift by. Or grab a slice from Alien Pizza Planet before grabbing a scoop (or two) from Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlour.

Outside of the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks is another culinary wonderland waiting to be discovered. At Knott’s Berry Farm you can try Mrs. Knott’s World Famous Fried Chicken, or try some delicious Boysenberry Pie from the very destination the Boysenberry was first engineered.

Anaheim is also home to two enchanting Tiki Themed Bars, Strong Water, and Trader Sam’s within the Disneyland Hotel. Both offer crafty concoctions that embody the imagination of the region. There are also 4 rooftop bars to discover offering a chilled setting to enjoy views over Disneyland Resort and Orange County.

And no visit to Anaheim is complete without a stop at the Anaheim Packing House. Home to over 30 food vendors and bars, this orange packing facility turned up-scale food hall offers a smorgasbord of flavours, and the perfect place to experience Anaheim like a local.


Where to Stay?

Finding the perfect place to stay in Anaheim is about comfort, convenience, and a little touch of magic. At the Element by Westin Anaheim Convention Center, your family suite becomes a home away from home. Here, modern comforts meet thoughtful amenities, topped off with complimentary breakfasts that energise you for your day's adventures.

For a splash of local flavour and a taste of Southern California hospitality, the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort is the perfect choice. Freshly transformed to enhance your stay, this hotel combines creature comforts with sweeping views of the city. The hotel, located just steps away from the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks and close to the Anaheim GardenWalk shopping and dining precinct, and Angel Stadium, ensures you're always in the heart of the action.

Explore Anaheim

While Disneyland captures the hearts of many visitors, Anaheim itself is a vibrant city filled with unique activities and experiences. Wander around the local farmers market in Downtown Anaheim, visit a range of award-winning breweries or enjoy live music at the House of Blues at the Anaheim GardenWalk.

Venture to nearby beaches like Laguna or Huntington Beach, or head to Catalina Island for an exciting day trip. Sports fans can catch a baseball or ice hockey game, and if you're still up for more theme park fun, SeaWorld San Diego, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood are just around the corner.

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