Get to Disneyland Park early. Stroll Main Street USA toward Sleeping Beauty Castle. Enter Tomorrowland to ride Hyperspace Mountain. In Fantasyland don’t miss the classic 'it’s a small world' ride or race down the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Grab a FastPass for the Indiana Jones Adventure or the Pirates of the Caribbean before lunching in New Orleans Square. Plummet down Splash Mountain, then visit the Haunted Mansion before the fireworks begin.
On the second day, at Disney California Adventure, take a virtual hang-gliding ride on Soarin’ Around the World and let kids tackle the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail before having fun at Paradise Pier with its roller coaster, Ferris wheel and carnival games. Watch the Pixar Play Parade, then ride the Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land or cool off – fast! – on the Grizzly River Run. After dark, drop by World of Color show.
Escape the mouse house for more thrills-a-minute at Knott’s Berry Farm theme park or educational family fun at the Discovery Cube. Sans kids, go vintage shopping in Old Towne Orange, appreciate art at the Bowers Museum or eat your way through Little Saigon. Spend the evening exploring Anaheim's hip side, on Center Street promenade and the Packing District.