Take a Daytrip from San Diego to Disneyland, The Happiest Place on Earth!

Disneyland is certainly a magical place. As California’s first theme park, Disneyland opened in 1956 and has continually added new attractions and interactive games and activities to reinforce its fun-filled ambiance and enchanting essence.

If you’re planning a trip for two or a family vacation, Disneyland is a wonderful choice. Just 2 hours away from San Diego, you’ll be at Disneyland in a relatively short time! Pack up the family and check out these wonderful attractions that are waiting for you at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Fantasyland’s Alice in Wonderland

Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice and explore Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland’s Fantasyland. This dark ride glides you through Alice’s journey in the Disney film. At the end of the ride, you’ll have to take a spin in one of the famous Mad Hatter teacups. This is one of the most famous rides in all of Disneyland!

Meet Mickey at his House

Take a tour of Mickey’s home and see how this extraordinary mouse lives! Following the house tour is a meet and greet with Mickey Mouse himself where you can get your picture taken with Mickey. This attraction is great for kids, teenagers, and adults; no one is too old for Mickey Mouse!

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Get ready for a wild ride! Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is an indoor/outdoor roller coaster that depicts a speeding mine train! You’ll be whipping through the dimly lit caverns and rounding the jagged mountains of this spooky ride… while screaming at the top of your lungs! For an exciting adventure, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is an excellent choice.


Start your engines and put the petal to the metal at Disneyland’s Autopia! Cruise along in race cars on a miniature motorway. For a thrilling ride along the track, put your kid in the driver seat and hang on tight! Autopia is the perfect ride for a younger thrill-seeker.

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

The Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes ride is an extremely rare gem of the Disneyland Park in Anaheim. As the only Disneyland ride to be powered by park visitors, the free-floating canoe allows you to paddle around Pirate’s Liar with up to 20 people! For a lot of adventure and a little work, you can have an unbelievable canoeing experience at Disneyland!

Space Mountain

3, 2, 1, BLASTOFF! Space Mountain is a fast-paced, space-themed indoor roller coaster at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. As the second roller coaster to be built at Disneyland, Space Mountain offers each and every guest an out-of-this-world experience… before landing gracefully at the start of the ride. This is definitely a must-see with teenagers or a more grown-up crowd.

Fireworks at Disneyland Park

Your Disneyland experience wouldn’t be complete without an evening sky filled with fireworks. High above Sleeping Beauty Castle, watch for these fireworks as the times change seasonally and along with the holidays. For a captivating end to your daytrip to Disneyland, you’ll love the Fireworks Display at Disneyland Park.

Here is a sneak peek at Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes mentioned above!

Photo Credit: Aaron Fulkerson