Planning a trip to Disneyland can be overwhelming and for some, downright intimidating. But, it doesn’t have to be!036 (2) I’ve designed 6 Steps to simplify your planning and to ensure you get everything you want from your visit to the parks.

Being prepared will add details to your trip that you wouldn’t otherwise have. I love to add extra magic to our visits and I’ll show you how to, also.

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What Other People Say

“I was shocked when 2 weeks before our visit I realized after googling some information that you need to put a lot if effort into planning a successful Disneyland trip. Panic set in as I started trying to research some kind of plan of attack.

I stumbled across your blog and was saved!!! You had so many great tips and tricks to surviving Disneyland many of which we followed including the best site for Disneyland Fireworks, Fastpass guides, what to do when the crowds get too much and the Photopass card which I was so grateful to have gotten. There was even some great info on the surrounding areas which we used too.

Besides all the great info on your site, I was really shocked and pleasantly surprised when you answered my email personally and more than once. Without your wonderful site and your guidance I shudder to think what our Disneyland experience would have been like.”

– Sally, Sydney Australia

“Thank goodness for Casey and DLR Prep School! Casey is a wealth of knowledge and I loved being able to piggy back on her experiences and suggestions. Thanks to DLR Prep’s assistance, we were able to have a stress-free vacation with nothing short of incredible memories for our family!”

– Krista Potter, San Francisco, California

“As an annual pass holder of five years, I am well seasoned in all things Disneyland. As a result, I look for Disney sites that offer more than the usual itineraries, food choices, and character meet-and-greets.Thankfully, I have found this in DLR Prep School. This site goes beyond the normal because it pin-points the beauty and awe of the elaborate intricacies of Disneyland. I look forward to the insightful commentary by Casey when she writes about the intricate details that make the Disneyland experience a unique one.”

– Caroline Clemens, Dallas, Texas

“So the BEST of all the fabulous advise you gave us was: Reserve a spot for the parade WITH A BLANKET one hour prior and picnic on the curb, take a stroller (Savannah quit walking about 2/3 of the way through day 1), and buying treats (cotton candy, cheese popcorn, glow sticks…) at the dollar store!!!!We skipped the Mickey hats this time bc we are headed back for the third day of our hopper tickets later and want to get them for all three kiddos together! It was such a great time. Thank you so much!!!”

– Becky Howell, Fredericksburg, Virginia

“Two years ago, my husband and I decided to take our daughter and four of our grandchildren on a three-day visit to Disneyland. The cost would be about $2,000. We really wanted this to be a memorable visit that everyone could enjoy and we also wanted to get the biggest bang for our buck!

So…along came Casey Starnes! This girl knows Disneyland! Not only did she have the info on which rides to ride when, but she also had the inside scoop on the best food deals. We all fell in love with the best corn dogs ever, and the Mickey bread with lots of butter was a godsend when we needed something quick. I would highly recommend Casey for those who want to get the most out of Disneyland!”

– Diane Benson, Las Cruces, New Mexico


About Casey Starnes

Hi, there! I’m Casey. After moving around the United States, my family set roots in Southern California. Hand picked for its laid back vibe and incredible weather, San Diego provided my family the life we always dreamed of and the close proximity to Disneyland only sweetened the deal. 10659267_10152665799397726_1676149343795175274_n

I have experience both as a tourist on vacation and now as a local annual pass holder. I’ve been to Disneyland 300+ times and know the parks inside & out. After planning custom itineraries and helping countless friends and relatives design their visits over the years, Shannon from WDW Prep School approached me to start this site to provide a thorough, one stop place for everything Disneyland related. I look forward to helping you!

I’m in the parks once a week – at least – and report on each visit with many, many photos on my Facebook page. Check that out for daily Disneyland tips and trip reports from  my days at the parks.

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