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Chances are, every visitor who walks through the gates at Disneyland has their own personal “bucket list” in mind. There are so many fun things to do; it’s really one of the best ways to make sure to take in everything you want to.
Keep reading, to learn more about a few of the things to consider adding to your list. I can almost guarantee there is at least one or two that you’ll really enjoy.
Get Your Own Set of Ears
Probably every Disney fan is familiar with the embroidered Mickey Mouse ears, available in the park. Sold at the Mad Hatter hat shop in Disneyland as well as on the shopDisney website, these hats are perfect gifts for first-time park goers. Better yet, you have the choice of getting the ears personalized with either your name or the date of your visit on the back.
Enjoy a Dole Whip
There are all sorts of sweet snacks available at Disneyland, but, Dole Whip frozen treats are among the favorites. This simple scoop of soft-serve pineapple ice cream is readily available at the Tiki Juice Bar and several additional locations.
There may not be much to it, but the cold and delicious treat is absolutely perfect for a hot summer day. After you try the classic Dole Whip, head back to the Tiki Bar (on another day) to try out a delicious its cousin, the Dole Whip Float.
Collect the Autographs of Your Favorite Characters
One of the best Disneyland activities for younger guests to take part in is collecting autographs of favorite Disney characters. Honestly, though, you’re never too old for a character experience.
Carry an autograph book to collect signatures while you’re in the park. The best part about this bucket list item is that new characters get introduced with the release of each new Disney movie. That being said, even if you check this item off of your bucket list, it’s super easy to add new names to your list the next time you go to the park.
Get a Birthday Button
Are you visiting the park to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion? Make sure you stop by a guest service counter or the City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. to get your free celebration button. Getting a birthday button for your kids, guarantees they’ll receive birthday wishes from other guests and cast members. You can also get free buttons for an anniversary or for the first time you visit the park.
Keep a Hidden Mickey Journal
If you’ve seen several Disney films, you’ve probably caught a glimpse of a few hidden Mickeys while you watch, but, these secret silhouettes aren’t limited to just Disney movies. Disney Imagineers have been hiding the shape of Mickey’s famous head and ears in decorative elements throughout the park for years.
Scope out Hidden Mickeys near attraction waiting areas, in the background of rides and just about anywhere else in Disneyland. Some are quite easy to find, while others take a bit more sleuthing. Many Mickey-lovers keep a journal or an album on their phone to keep track of the Hidden Mickeys they discover. You can simply try to find them on your own or do a bit of research before your trip so you know where to look for some of the best ones at Disneyland.
Now that you have a few options in mind, why not take the time to create your own Disneyland bucket list. Once you get to the park, you’ll totally be glad you did! This will also give you a reason to return because you know you won’t be able to do all of your bucket list in one trip.