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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1. Pineapple Donut

This summer seasonal donut inspired by our favorite Dole Whip can be found at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.

2. Roses in New Orleans Square

Summertime blooms in New Orleans Square make for some great photo ops.

3. Rosita at Tropical Hideaway

Have you been to the Tropical Hideaway yet? My new favorite summer spot is to hang out right by Rosita.

4. Splash Mountain

It's not officially summer until I've gotten drenched a few times on Splash Mountain!

5. Time to Canoe! 

An often overlooked attraction, Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes are a great way to get out on the water.

6. 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.

7. Pixar Pier

Sparkling waters by Pixar Pier makes everyone say “Wish I was there!”

8. Storybook Land Canal Boats

Bonus points for an evening ride to see all the twinkling lights of my favorite small land.

9. Grizzly River RunGrizzly Peak in the water

Watch out for geysers! Of course on hot summer days, I welcome the spray.

10. Dole Whip Floats

Dole Whip floats- summer Disneyland

Get yours with a splash of rum at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar or Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill .

11. Jungle CruiseJungle Cruise river- Summer Disneyland

Guests looking to exchange foreign currency can find banks on both sides of the river!

12. Pixar Pier at NightPixar Pier at night- Summer Disneyland

Summer nights are best spent on Pixar Pier!

13. Main Street U.S.A.Main Street USA- Summer Disneyland

But mornings are best spent heading for Rope Drop!

14. Radiator SpringsCars Land at Disneyland

A good morning stroll through Cars Land is also a great way to begin a summer day.

14. Enchanted Tiki Room

Come spend a summer afternoon in the Enchanted Tiki Room!

15. Watermelon Mint JulepWatermelon Mint Julep- Summer Disneyland

And finally, a seasonal watermelon mint julep to keep you cool while you wait to ride Pirates!

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