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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Changes at Disneyland and California Adventure

We used to make an annual spring break trek to Disneyland and California Adventure. We did so again this year, but it’s been a few years since we did both.
2919: both
2018: neither
2017: Disneyland and Universal Studios
2016: Disneyland and California Adventure
There have been a lot of changes since both 2016 and even 2017, mostly for the better. Here’s what was new for us. And no, we weren’t there in time for the Galaxy’s Edge opening.
The Mark Twain in the Rivers of America, with Galaxy's Edge in the background. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

Both parks

Is the Disneyland MaxPass Worth it?

The MaxPass was introduced at Disneyland/California Adventure since we last went. It's one of the changes at Disneyland in the last few years (read about other Disneyland changes here). It’s currently $15 per person per day. We are FastPassexperts, and the FastPass is free, so we debated whether to spring for the extra cost. We are so glad we did. Here’s why.
You can see Galaxy's Edge in the background. The app's listing of our FastPasses. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
Benefits of the MaxPass
The MaxPass is part of the Disney app, and provides these benefits: