50 Reasons Why You’ll Never Be Too Old For Disneyland

The statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in Disneyland
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“Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own.” — Donald Duck

Though widely regarded as a place for kids, there are plenty reasons why you can never be too old to visit it. As an adult, you can arrive in the late afternoon or evening, where the crowds are thinner, the lines shorter, and the average age of the park guests will be older.

Here are 50 reasons why you can never be too old to visit Disneyland.

1. It’s the only socially acceptable place to wear Mickey ears

2. You can see your favorite shows or revisit old favorites

3. Watch the Disney fireworks

4. Fast Passes

5. Magic Bands

6. You get to meet your favorite Disney Characters

7. Ride a roller coaster at 10 AM

8. Fall in love with Indiana Jones all over again

9. Laugh your heart out all day

10. Wear Mickey hat all day

11. or eat Mickey shaped candies

12. Basically anything can be bought in Mickey Mouse shapes.

13. Explore the world’s culture in one day at EPCOT

14. Meet Darth Vader

15. No one will judge you if you’re being silly

16. Trade your Disney collection pins

17. Have a dreamy conversation with a (Disney) prince

18…or hug your Disney princess

19. Debating which Disney souvenir to buy

20. For mommies, stock up your kids Halloween costumes

21. It’s the remedy for not getting to go as a kid

22. You can stay in the park longer

23. Wear a tiara all day

24. Go on a hidden Mickey treasure hunt

25. Find out where’s the secret underground tunnel for the cast members to pop in and out.

26. Take lots of photos. I mean..a lot!

27. Experience nightlife at The Boardwalk

28. Stay at a resort and feel like a king

29. Park hopping

30. Going with adults also makes it easier to hop in a single rider line to reduce wait time.

31. Eat a funnel cake

32. You’ll realize you still have the energy to go on a roller coaster more than once

33. Live action shows

34. Camping at Disney Parks

35. Admire the Tree of Life at Disney Animal Kingdom

36. Enjoy a spa treatment

37. Wear all kinds of Disney

38. Get a face painting

39. Ride the famous Haunted Mansion. It’s not so scary after all, right?

40. Learn Disney’s history

41. Explore four parks in 2 days. Or even one day if you want

42. Experience one of the best hospitality industry in the world

43. Now you know why they call it the “most magical place on earth”

44. Drink around the world at EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival

45. Bring less stuff, because you’re going to Disney without the kids.

46. Do whatever you want

47. It can be romantic. Having an occasional date night at Disneyland

48. Feel proud when you passed the rides’ height requirement

49. You can try 25 different Coca-Cola flavors

50. You can dress up and go trick-or-treating

And finally, because it’s Disney! Thought Catalog Logo Mark

I started my first “solo” trip when I was 11 years old.

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