Your Ultimate Disneyland Bucket List

When you go to Disneyland, there are some important goals you must accomplish. The hardcore Disney fans know that besides the standard rides and attractions, there are quintessential landmarks that everyone must experience. We have created your ultimate Disneyland bucket list so that you can get the most out of your trip to the most magical place on earth. Here are the can't-miss activities that are very necessary to check off your list. Take a look!

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  1. Eat a Dole Whip in Adventureland: This Disneyland favorite is one of the most popular treats in the park and offers you a peek into the Enchanted Tiki Room.
  2. Take a photo in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle: The landmark at the center of the park is forever worthy of a picture.
  3. Steer the Mark Twain Riverboat: If you ask the captain, he'll let you steer the big boat and blow its loud whistle.
  4. Ride the Monorail: This is the best way to get an incredible view of the entire park.
  5. Meet all the classic Disney characters: Keep an eye out for Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. Don't forget to get their autographs!
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  1. Get a hat at The Mad Hatter: It's a classic store in Fantasyland filled with awesome choices. You can even get your name embroidered on a Mickey hat.
  2. Eat at the Carnation Cafe: It gives you the best view of all the park-goers strolling down Main Street, USA.
  3. Pull on the rope in line for the Indiana Jones ride: It says not to pull it, but it's a little secret that you totally can anyway.
  4. Drink a mint julep in New Orleans Square: The refreshing bright-green drink will cool you down after racing from ride to ride.
  5. Visit during the holidays: The decorations and special events make the park more magical than ever.
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  1. Ride the teacups at night: The colorful lanterns light up the ride and make the sky glow.
  2. Eat a massive turkey leg: The park is known for its giant and delicious turkey legs that can sometimes weigh over a pound!
  3. Visit the park on your birthday: Everyone working in Disneyland will make sure your trip is special when you rock the birthday button on your chest.
  4. Get a celebration pin from City Hall: Whether it's your first visit, anniversary, graduation, or family reunion, City Hall will give you a special pin to celebrate.
  5. Ride the trolley down Main Street, USA: You see a cast of characters performing on the trolley from time to time, but don't let that stop you from climbing aboard and getting a ride!
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  1. Watch the fireworks show: We promise no other fireworks will ever compare; it's totally awe-inspiring.
  2. Take a funny photo on Space Mountain: The crazy-fast galactic roller coaster ends with a big flash and the photos always turn out to be hilarious.
  3. Try to pull the sword out of the stone: Yes, you can be a real-life King Arthur and attempt to pull the sword out of the stone in the center of Fantasyland.
  4. Stare into the face of Harold the yeti: Take a ride on the Matterhorn bobsleds and make sure not to look away when Harold roars in your face!
  5. Eat a slice at Pizza Port: Satisfy your cravings with a big variety of tasty pizzas.
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  1. Visit during Halloween time: The park gets a spooky makeover and the Haunted Mansion totally transforms.
  2. Grab a frozen treat from one of the ice cream stands: Walking away from the park without a Mickey ice cream or frozen banana is a big mistake.
  3. Sit on the bench where Walt Disney dreamt up the park: Take a seat on a big piece of history in front of the Main Street Opera House.
  4. Keep your hands up on the Splash Mountain drop: You might want to hide your face when you reach the top of the big dip, but keep your hands up for the most thrilling experience.
  5. Trade pins with a cast member: Collect Disney pins and trade them with employees in the park.

  1. Send a postcard from inside of Disneyland: Drop a postcard into the mailboxes around Disneyland and they will send it out for you.
  2. Tour Tarzan's treehouse: Climb through the Adventureland jungle and see the abondoned treehouse where Tarzan grew up.
  3. Paddle through the rivers of America in a canoe: The Davy Crockett Explorer canoes are a great way to get a unique perspective of the river.
  4. Get your caricature drawn: Talented artists are waiting to draw your caricature in New Orleans Square.
  5. Watch a parade: The park puts on a variety of parades — every one of them is awesome.
  6. Take a moment to sit down and enjoy the magic: There's so much running around to do in the park, but it's always nice to have a seat and enjoy everything Disneyland has to offer.