As someone who is fairly obsessed with Disneyland, I get a lot of questions about how to make the most of your trip. Vacation looks a little different for everyone, even at Disneyland. So I decided to keep track of what we rode/ate each day and share it with you guys here on my blog so you could see what a Disneyland vacation looks like for me.


We left our hotel around 7:30 am and got into the park right about 8:00 am when it opened. We headed to Indiana Jones to get Fastpasses and then went to Haunted Mansion as all 7 in our party really wanted to ride the holiday version. Sadly, when we got there it was closed. They told us it would be open later, so we went over to ride Pirates of the Caribbean

Then we went and rode Big Thunder Mountain and pretty much walked right on, it was a really short wait, one of the best perks about mornings at Disneyland. It was then time for our Indiana Jones Fastpasses. We rode Indiana Jones and then went over to the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. After riding Finding Nemo, we were all feeling a little sleepy, so we got a snack and took a little break. A churro break! We went and got Faspasses for Space Mountain.

During our break I checked the Disneyland app and it said that Haunted Mansion was now open so we went and rode that one. It was a VERY long wait at this point, but we knew whatever we wanted to ride would have a wait. So we waited about 75 minutes and finally got to ride Haunted Mansion. Then it was time for our Space Mountain Fastpasses. 

After Space Mountain we were all ready for lunch. We park hopped to California Adventure for some Corn Dog Castle. We then rode The Little Mermaid- Ariel's Undersea Adventure and got Fastpasses for Soarin Over California. As we were heading to our next ride we decided to give the Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop a try. 

After ice cream, we waited about 40 minutes for Tower of Terror which surprisingly went by pretty quickly. Lines can be fun with a group! And then we went to ride Soarin Over California with our Fastpasses. After Soarin, we went to Flo's V8 Cafe in Cars Land for dinner. And then we headed back to the hotel. We stopped at Cold Stone Ice Cream which is just across the street from the Disneyland Entrance.

We ended around 7:30 pm, which is really early considering Disneyland was open til midnight. Most nights at Disneyland I prefer to end early so I can get a good night's sleep and be up early the next day. We all fell asleep around 9:30 pm, Disneyland can wear you out for sure!

Recap of What We Rode:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Big Thunder Mountain
Indiana Jones
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
Haunted Mansion
Space Mountain
The Little Mermaid- Ariel's Undersea Adventure
Tower of Terror
Soarin Over California

Recap of What I Ate:
Continental Hotel Breakfast
Corn Dog Castle
Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Flo's V8 Cafe
Cold Stone Ice Cream Across from Disneyland

See the recaps for the other days here:
Disneyland Day 1
Disneyland Day 2
Disneyland Day 3

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