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Get ready to unlock a treasure trove of unforgettable moments at Disneyland® Resort with your loved ones, be it family, friends, or even a daring solo adventure! But hey, we get it—amusement park rides might not be everyone’s cup of tea, and those pesky queasy moments can put a damper on the fun. We have the perfect solution to ensure your visit is filled with joy and unforgettable experiences.

As a Disneyland® Resort Good Neighbor Hotel, guests and Anaheim visitors often ask us, “What’s something people do at Disneyland® Resort besides going on rides?” We’ve put together some of our favorite attractions, entertainment, and character experiences that you don’t want to miss!

1. The Dapper Dans

This four-man barbershop quartet sings classic Americana and acapella favorites you’re sure to love. Dressed in colorful pinstripe suits and straw hats to match, you’ll notice The Dapper Dans throughout the park. 

Listen to “Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” as they tip-tap and tell jokes throughout their 20-minute performance. 

Their performance on Main Street in Disneyland® Resort is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. 

2. Silhouette Studio

If you’re looking for a magical keepsake to remember your date night, birthday, or vacation at Disneyland® Resort, the Silhouette Studio is a must-stop location for you and your loved ones! 

Watch as artists create a silhouette photo at an impressive rate of 90 seconds per portrait. 

The studio is located on Main Street in the park. 

3. Mickey’s Mix Magic

Mickey’s Mix Magic is a high-energy show that will light up the night with lasers, music, projections, and more. 

You’ll be fascinated by the dazzling displays on Main Street and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, celebrating everyone’s favorites — Mickey and Minnie. 

This is a great all-ages experience for those traveling with infants and toddlers

4. See the Fireworks

No trip to Disneyland® Resort is complete without the iconic fireworks lit off near Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. You and your family will be in awe as they light the night sky and the classic music you love plays in the background. 

View fireworks in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Main Street U.S.A. between Central Plaza and the Main Street Train Station, in front of “it’s a small world,” and along the Rivers of America in Frontierland. Some of the best firework celebrations include Mickey’s Mix Magic, the 4th of July Celebration, New Year’s Eve, Believe…In Holiday Magic, and other events. 

Fireworks are lit on select nights only, usually at 9:30 p.m. Check the entertainment schedule for when you can expect to see them so you don’t miss out. 

 

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5. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Walkthrough 

Cross the moat to the door of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and explore the magical world for yourself. 

Winding passageways will greet you as you pass the drawbridge to enjoy spellbinding dioramas that tell Sleeping Beauty’s story. Don’t miss the final scene where Maleficient transforms into the fire-breathing dragon. 

Royalty of all ages can enjoy exploring Princess Aurora’s castle, which was modeled after Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria.

6. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique 

With the wave of a wand, your little princess or knight can get a complete royal makeover. 

The Fairy Godmother Apprentices at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will help with special hairstyles, nail colors, accessories, and costumes. You’ll love seeing your little one light up as they get the royal treatment they deserve. 

Make your way to Fantasyland to give your child (age 3-12) this royal experience. Spots are limited and book up fast, so this is definitely an experience you’ll want to reserve ahead of time.

7. Fly to Pixie Hollow

With a little “faith, trust, and pixie dust,” you can shrink down to size to meet Tinker Bell in Pixie Hollow

Be sure to check her appearance times on the Disneyland® App before you fly in. She can’t wait to see you soon — and grab a memorable photograph

Pixie Hollow is located in Fantasyland at Disneyland® Resort. 

8. Storytelling at the Royal Theatre 

Witness some of Disneyland® Resorts’ most beloved fairytales in action at the Royal Theatre

This open-air medieval-style tent displays live scenes reenacted from guest favorites like Beauty and the Beast and Tangled. All ages are welcome to enjoy the 25-minute play. Trust us; it’s worth going to visit and experience the magic in person!

The Royal Theatre is located at Fantasyland.

9. Fantasmic!

Watch as your favorite heroes battle villains at Fantasmic! located in Frontierland at Disneyland® Resort. This incredible show stars Mickey Mouse and his friends. It’s a can’t-miss while at the park. 

This live show features characters and scenes from The Lion King, Tangled, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. More than 20 minutes of clear projections and dazzling pyrotechnics will light the night sky. 

It’s a perfect way to wind down from a busy day. Head over to Frontierland to enjoy the show.

10. Avengers Headquarters 

Go to the Avengers Headquarters to assist Earth’s mightiest heroes as they protect Disneyland® Resort from threats coming from the galaxy. 

Assist fan favorites like Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, Captain American, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more on their quest! 

Prepare for action with the leaders from Wakanda, and let Spider-Man teach you how to use new webs for his Spidey suit. 

This exciting adventure awaits you in the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park

 

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11. CenTOONial Park

Interactive experiences await you at CenTOONial Park in Mickey’s Toontown. Splash around at the water tables throughout the park and watch as the fountain in the middle of the park comes to life as the day turns to night. 

Walk through the park and let your imagination run wild. This is a great way for little ones to step away from the hustle and bustle of the park and enjoy a sensory experience. 

12. Minnie’s House 

Visit Minnie’s House and maybe even meet her yourself! 

Lavender, pink, and cream colors will let you know that you’re in the right place. As you look at the walls of her home, you’ll even see notes and photos of Mickey Mouse. 

Don’t forget to visit the magical well in her backyard and make a wish. Keep it a secret to ensure it comes true. 

Minnie’s House is located in Mickey’s Toontown. 

13. Donald’s Duck Pond

Also found in Mickey’s Toontown is Donald’s Duck Pond. Children of all ages and heights can enjoy this pond inspired by Donald Duck’s home. Spin on water lilies, balance on beams, and have fun on rocking toys as you explore the area. 

You and your kids will get wet during this experience! Plan accordingly and let the warm Anaheim sunlight dry you off as you explore the rest of the park. 

14. Games of Pixar Pier

Play games inspired by your favorite Pixar characters at the Games of Pixar Pier

Propel WALL-E with a ‘fire extinguisher’ to get them higher as they propel through space. Bullseye from Toy Story will reach his targets as you play Skee-Ball games to get him to run faster. 

There’s much more to explore at Pixar Pier, so make your way to the location! 

15. Walt’s Main Street Story Tour 

See Disneyland® Resort through Walt Disney’s eyes with Walt’s Main Street Story Tour. This 90-minute intimate experience will allow you to experience the history of Disneyland® Resort by telling behind-the-scenes stories and explaining Walt’s childhood town of Marceline, Missouri. 

If you’re a true Disney® lover, don’t miss out on seeing Walt’s legendary apartment as well! Don’t forget to make a reservation before you go.

Book Your Stay at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Today!

There’s no better place to go after a long day of Disneyland® Resort magic and non-ride activities than Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel! 

Our free Dream Machine Shuttle will take you directly to and from the park so that you can experience the magic of the resort without worrying about how to get there. Plus, we have great dining options, on-site amenities, and our own Princess Corinne to keep the magic going. 

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