We absolutely LOVE Disneyland and all that it has to offer but do you know what we might love even more? We are crazy for any tips, tricks, and hacks to make Disneyland even more travel friendly!
The first thing that we always suggest is to purchase your Disney gear AHEAD of time. It will save you time, lots of money, and not to be dramatic but some of your sanity. But we aren't crazy. We KNOW that you are going to see something that you can only purchase in the parks and want to buy it. Disney knows what they are doing and even the strongest of us eventually cave. When this happens, turn to one of our all time favorite tips.
Ok, brace yourselves... When you buy something in the park, you don't have to lug it around all day. Yes, you read that right. We have a solution for you whether you are staying ON SITE or OFF SITE.
OFFSITE HOTEL OPTION: If you are staying in an offsite hotel, bring your Disneyland purchased merchandise and your receipt to the News Stand at the front gates of the park (to your left as you walk through the entrance) and the kindly cast members will happily hold it for you for FREE, all day long. So. Good.
ONSITE HOTEL: If you are staying in an onsite hotel you can still use the Package Check In option but DON'T! When you make a purchase, tell the cashier where you are staying and they will have your packages sent directly to your hotel for you! This option is 100% FREE, too! Magical news, right?!
Whatever you do... DO NOT lug your bags around the park, risking potential theft or a sore back from a crazy heavy backpack. We promise you'll thank us!