I grew up in Southern California, until moving when I was 12 nearly 5 years ago. I loved Disneyland and I went at least once a month, if not more. I think back now to the nights when I would watch the fireworks shows with my friends from New Orleans Square, near the ferry for Tom Sawyer's Island. When I think about how much time I spent and enjoyed at this magical wonderland, I start to tear up. It is a beautiful experience for families of all ages. I long to go back now so often. Ever since I was 7 or so, I knew I wanted t work at Disneyland. The place is filled with a magic and a beauty that can only be brought out through a long day of fun. Rides I recommend highly are Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Star Tours, It's a Small World Boat Tour, Jungle Cruise, the Haunted Mansion, and the Matterhorn, basically all the big names in the park. For food, I would recommend eating breakfast beforehand if you are arriving at the park before opening, the food selection in Downtown Disney in the morning is a bit limited. For Lunch, I recommend, if you are visiting with children, the Buzz Lightyear Cafe in Tomorrowland. If not, there are some nice exotic restaurants in Adventureland, and a nice Cafe/Grille in New Orleans Square. For Dinner, I would recommend leaving around 5-5:30-ish to beat the dinner rush in Downtown Disney; definitely get the hand stamp for returning guests, but I'll get to that. Try and return to the park between 7 and 8:30, to get a decent spot for the Phantasmic Light and Water show in the Rivers of America, by New Orleans Square. After Phantasmic wraps up, sit tight and watch a fantastic fireworks show (this is actually a spot that is only bested by the crowded Main Street USA venue). After that I recommend going on either the Matterhorn or Splash Mountain, because they are both indoor and outdoor rides, and the night atmosphere only adds to the experience. Enjoy your trip to Dinselyand, and I hope this Review only enhances your experiences. Have Fun!
Pros: Rides and Entertainement Abound
Cons: Food Options are somewhat limited by campy themed restaurants...