Disneyland during summer can be one of the most magical times of the year to visit, even if that Southern California sun can be a bit toasty. There are plenty of wonderful things about visiting in the summer and our picture countdown is here to bring some sunshine to your day!
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Storybook Land Canal Boats
This is a perfect opportunity to rest your legs later in the day as your boat cruises by these intricate models. Bonus points for an evening ride so you can see all the twinkling lights of my favorite small land!
Time to Canoe!
An often overlooked attraction, Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes are a great way to get out on the water. The experience gives you a unique perspective of park as you paddle around the island!
Ice Cream at Clarabelle's
There is nothing quite like strolling around Pixar Pier in summer enjoying a cold treat. You can enjoy this iconic ice cream stop, head to Ghirardelli for a sundae, or explore Downtown Disney for their selection of frozen treats!
Roses in New Orleans Square
Summertime blooms in New Orleans Square make for some great photo ops.
Rosita at Tropical Hideaway
Have you been to the Tropical Hideaway yet? My new favorite summer spot is to hang out right by Rosita.
Mark Twain Riverboat
This was my mom's favorite part of Disneyland as a kid, and we always did our visits in the summer, so to me this entire boat just screams summer memories.
The sparkling waters by Pixar Pier make everyone say “I wish I was there!” The pier in the background makes for some excellent photos, especially on a beautiful California summer day.
Dole Whip Floats
Get yours with a splash of rum at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar or Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill.
Guests looking to exchange foreign currency can find banks on both sides of the river!
Pixar Pier at Night
Summer nights are best spent on Pixar Pier! The pier lights up in bright colors that glow over the water, making for a breathtaking sight.
Main Street U.S.A.
Nights at Disneyland in the summer are beautiful, but mornings are best spent heading for Rope Drop! If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can take advantage of Early Entry to get a head start on the summer crowds at Disneyland. Read our Disneyland morning strategy for our tips on making the most of this valuable time at the start of the day.
Radiator Springs Racers
A stroll through Cars Land is also a great way to begin a summer day. Radiator Springs Racers is a perfect attraction to kick off the day with, and the first moments of the ride passing by the waterfall feel so much more serene on a summer morning!
Grizzly River Run
Watch out for geysers! Of course, on hot summer days, I welcome the spray. If you're wanting a water ride to keep you cool until Tiana's Bayou Adventure opens, look no further than Grizzly River Run! You'll get very wet on this ride, so it's a perfect cooldown for a hotter day.
Enchanted Tiki Room
Come spend a summer afternoon in the Enchanted Tiki Room! The space is air-conditioned, so it's a perfect escape from the heat.
Blue Milk at Galaxy's Edge Milk Stand
When you're craving a frozen treat mid-afternoon, head over to Galaxy's Edge and try one of their refreshing milks. This is a great stop to make on a warm summer day, and you can explore Batuu as you enjoy your drink!
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