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So, my family is dragging me out to Disneyland tomorrow. I always said that I'd never be able to go there again (stuck in line with a bunch of children who'll probably ask if I'm a boy or a girl.. while their parents freak out) but my family is suckering my dying grandpa into going. It'll definitely be a unique family experience that will never happen again and they bought me a ticket so I'd go as well. On the plus side, my mom somehow talked customer service into giving us free magic moments passes that make it so we don't have to wait in line the entire day.


This is one of my biggest fears and if I can get through this I think I'll be able to do anything. But right now I'm really scared.

Have any tips or ideas?

I'm bringing along a couple books and an MP3 player. I always liked the Tom Sawyer island, but I need to find some more peaceful (and solitary) places to retreat to or I risk a panic attack. One of my biggest concerns is going to the restroom; I need to find a private or gender neutral restroom there.

I remember whenever I'd go to a theme park when growing up I'd be so happy just to get on the ride so I could have some privacy and see some pretty scenery. For this reason almost every ride I've been on has been a peaceful, scenic, experience compared to being around so many people in the line.
 

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Have any tips or ideas?
I can probably come up with a few here, but first off, way to go on doing this! Disneyland is ridiculously busy, I can see how that could be a really tough experience. In summary, yay. Anyways, here are a few ideas. As far as I can remember, the Winnie the Pooh/restaurant area behind the Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain is one of the quietest areas in the park, it could make for a retreat spot/hideaway if things get too intense. Second, make sure to ride Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, it's the cheesiest, most amazing ride in the park! Sadly, they have replaced the old 20,00 Leagues Under the Sea submarine with a Finding Nemo themed ride, so maybe avoid that. I hear the new Toy Story ride is pretty cool though. Also, I hear they changed up Space Mountain, so maybe that could be good too! Other than that, be sure to get an ice cream sandwich and try and have some amidst all that chaos!
 

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Well you're probably already on your way there, but I noticed that people usually mind their own business when standing in line and if you're going with family just stand in the middle of them so you're not next to strangers. For the restroom you might get lucky and only one of two people might be in it if anyone at all. Also, try to enjoy yourself.
 

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I went and had a really great time. There were a few times people looked at me funny, but for the most part I stopped caring. People look at attractive super-tall people and I just need to get used to that because that's what it's usually about.

I read a book at the Hungry Bear restaurant on the lower level. Which was peaceful and really helped me relax. That bathroom is great too.

dark sunglasses. i love them. just stand still and scan with your eyes. there's some funny moments to witness.
Seriously - that is an excellent suggestion. It's so much easier to people watch with sunglasses.
 
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