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Disneyland tips and tricks only experienced theme-park visitors know
Disneyland's California Adventure Park's water and light show "World of Color" is one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland. The Los Angels Times offers tips on how best to avoid long wait times and obtain tickets for these beloved attractions. - photo by Brittany Binowski
Don't be caught at Disneyland waiting in the slow lines.

The Los Angeles Times published a list of tips and tricks to make even the most inexperienced Disneyland theme-park visitor look like an expert. The authors analyzed data from to share insights on which time of the year to plan a trip and how to cut wait times for popular rides.

Some insights from the article include visiting Disneyland in September or January on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday for the lowest wait times for rides. The article also recommends getting to the park (and the rides you are the most interested in) early and riding some rides alone to save the most time.

"Even if you arent staying at the Disneyland hotels, its still worth heading to the parks at least a half-hour before they open," the Times suggested. "Parkgoers who show up early will be the first ones through the gates and will have the best chance of riding the most popular rides without waiting for hours."

The article also includes the hourly wait times in 2017 for popular rides and some insights from readers who have braved the crowds.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times here.
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