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Disneyland in 2 days

Planning a trip to Disneyland? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Arrive when Disneyland opens, and stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. Scope out a spot on Main Street for the parade that afternoon (check the daily schedule for parade times). 
  • 2 Walk through the Castle into Fantasyland. Sample It's a Small World, Peter Pan, and Snow White.
  • 3 Begin your adventures under the sea with Finding Nemo.
  • 4 Try your hand at Pin Trading.
  • 5 Ride the rails of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
  • 6 Head over to Golden Horseshoe for a bite to eat and Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.
  • 7 Space Mountain time!
  • 8 Take time to rest and freshen up before dinner and jazz music at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen.
  • 9 Head back into the park for the Fireworks Spectacular.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Get a jump on your day by getting to Disney California Adventure when it opens.
  • 2 Get a FASTPASS for World of Color before heading over to Soarin'. They sell out very quickly.
  • 3 Next, head for the back corner of the park to Toy Story Mania! before the line gets too long.
  • 4 It's time to scream down the rails at California Screamin'.
  • 5 Go for a ride on Grizzly River Run.
  • 6 It's time to see Aladdin and Jasmin fly through the air in Disney's Aladdin—A Musical Spectacular.
  • 7 Make your way to The Twilight Zone, Tower of Terror and then ride the other rides in Hollywood Pictures Backlot.
  • 8 It's time for dinner at Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria.
  • 9 Make your way back to California Adventure for Disney's World of Color.