8. Get there Early, Stay Late
To avoid getting caught up in the crowds, get to Disneyland the moment the gates open. By coming this early, you’ll find the park almost deserted which leaves you plenty of time to grab a FastPass and get on some of the most popular rides. You can also choose to stay later in the evening as most families tend to head out as it gets darker. This is an optimum time to finish up your day with some favorite attractions. Plus, most Disney stores stay open one hour prior closing time.