With park maps in hand, and handy app loaded onto my iPhone, I was intent on getting to every single show, attraction and ride at both parks. With 5 days there, I was confident that I could accomplish this task with ease. Unfortunately, by day 3 it became very clear it was just not going to happen. With so many things to see, do, explore and enjoy, we focused on quality over quantity instead of trying to pack it all in. I decided to enjoy what I could and then start planning for my next trip back.
Day 1 at Disneyland:
The trip started with a fun day at Disneyland exploring the park with my husband and six year old son. We couldn’t get luckier because the moment we walked into Disneyland, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade was just starting to come around the corner. The floats are stunning and the music is so catchy you can’t help wanting to dance or at the very least, discreetly bop to the tunes. I find myself still humming to the music many days later.
I love that the parade included a symphony of old and new Disney characters. In addition to Mickey Mouse, Pluto and Goofy, we enjoyed watching the colourful floats accompanied by a dancing Aladdin, Lion King, Merry Poppins, Peter Pan and more. For those Disney princess fans, Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and even Rapunzel make an appearance.
This is one of those “do not miss” spectacles at Disneyland so be sure to carve out some time to see it. When I was visiting the park, the parade ran daily at 4:00pm and 6:30pm. The showtimes may depending on the season so double check the Disneyland website to confirm show times.