Disneyland Resort : Michelin's recommendations
Since it opened in 1955, the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland has been America's ultimate fantasy land, a place of pilgrimage that young children dream of visiting. In 2001, after a $1.4 billion expansion, Disneyland evolved into the Disneyland® Resort. Now, the original 90-acre park is joined by a second theme park, 55-acre Disney's California Adventure park. Linking the two is Downtown Disney, a shopping, dining and entertainment district. Roughly elliptical in shape, Disneyland is organized into eight distinct sections-Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland-that radiate out from the Central Plaza. Disney's California Adventure has separate theme areas devoted to California heritage, the film industry and a beachfront amusement zone.Visitors with limited time can see the main attractions of either Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure in a single day; however, a two- or three-day visit is recommended, particularly for families with young children. On the day of your visit, plan to arrive when ticket booths open, about an hour before the official opening time, or better yet order tickets in advance online or by phone. Evening is the best time to enjoy Downtown Disney, which has dining-and-performance venues for jazz, Latin, rock and blues music; a 12-screen cinema complex; and a 40,000sq-ft World of Disney store.