The ultimate source of information, in our opinion, is the Internet. Of course, this requires access to a computer with an Internet connection, but with this you can connect to millions of vacationers who are happy to share their Disney knowledge.
The web offers hundreds of Disney-related sites. In fact, PassPorter has its own web site with updates, tips, ideas, articles, forums, and links. Visit us at https://www.passporter.com.
As you might expect, Disneyland, and virtually every Southern California attraction, has an official web site. You can get official Disneyland Resort information at http://www.disneyland.com—it’s an excellent source for basic information, including operating hours, rates, and maps. Late changes to operating hours are best verified at 714-781-4565. Other Southern California park and attraction web sites are provided with their corresponding descriptions later in this guidebook.
We also highly recommend several unofficial web sites, which we frequent ourselves when planning a trip. We introduce these web sites as appropriate throughout the book, but here are the major players that you should visit at least once:
DIS (Disney Information Station)—http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland
Forums are another source of information and camaraderie. PassPorter has its own forums with an active, supportive community of vacationers at http://www.passporterboards.com/forums—come chat and ask your questions. Fans also gather at these discussion boards:
DIS (Disney Information Station)—http://www.disboards.com
Podcasts are the latest way to learn about Disney online—they are similar to talk radio shows and free to listen to on your computer or iPod. PassPorter has its own podcast with host “moms” Jennifer Marx and Sara Varney—listen to us weekly at http://www.passporter.com/podcast.
And check out Google Street Views, where you can virtually walk through Disneyland—this is a great way to get a sense for the scale of the resort, as well as build up your anticipation!