To Disneyland from Phoenix: What to Expect in 2022

This post has been sponsored by Hotel Lulu. Thank you, Hotel Lulu, for inviting us to enjoy your property in Anaheim, California!

Many things have changed the past two years and Disneyland is no exception. We’ve listed the resources you need to have a wonderful vacation in 2021 and 2022! 

Our family just returned from an amazing vacation in Anaheim, California. As always, it was too short and we already cannot wait to return. A few things have changed the past two years, but we great news for you: the magical feeling when you step through the gates and wander down Main Street U.S.A. is still alive and well! 

As I looked down and watched my 4, 6, and 11-year-olds spot the castle, I watched their faces light up. They became giddy as they spotted Winnie the Pooh and they tugged on my hand as we walked to the next ride. It might not be exactly as you remember it, but the memories they are making are absolutely precious and perfect. Will my 4 year old remember every detail? Probably not, but I definitely will! 

So, what has changed and where do you stay up to date on the changes that continue to happen as the world shifts? 

Where should I stay?

Many resorts are not fully operational yet. The dining options and entertainment are still limited. This is the perfect opportunity to stay at a different property and save a little extra room in your budget! 

Pick a hotel that is a short walk to the park. After a long day, you will be very glad that your walk to a quiet room isn’t too far. 

We highly recommend Hotel Lulu in Anaheim, California! This BW Premier Collection by Best Western property received a complete refurbishment in May 2021. It it only a seven minute walk from the lobby to Disneyland. They have tons of activities for the kids, a great family pool deck area with games for everyone, and a delicious on-site restaurant, Lulu’s Kitchen.

Reservations are Required

To enter a Disneyland Resort theme park, each Guest must have:

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

See? Not all change is bad! 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was absolutely incredible. Yes, my husband and I are children of the 70’s so Star Wars was a huge part of our childhood. I was absolutely amazed at the detail. You really do feel like you are in a different place and time. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is my new favorite ride. It is unlike any other ride that I’ve ever been on! 

No Fast Pass

In the past, getting fast passes was always one of the most important things you could do to make the most of your time. Disneyland has discontinued the Fast Pass. It will be replaced by the Disney Genie app at a later date. 

Do you have a trip planned soon? Tell us when you are going in the comments! We hope you have an amazing time! 


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