Zagat Survey has recently released its first Disneyland Resort Insider’s Guide, a comprehensive overview of 279 rides, attractions, dining, shopping, hotels and amenities throughout California’s renowned Disneyland Resort.

Based on 3,122 avid Disney-goers, the guide offers advice on how to spend your time and money, as well as how to beat the lines, while enjoying the magic at Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, the Downtown Disney District and the hotels of the Disneyland Resort.

Because Disney appeals to all ages, attractions are separately rated for their “Adult Appeal,” “Child Appeal” and “Thrill” on Zagat’s signature 30-point scale.

“Our goal is to give consumers access to a variety of information to help them make smart decisions and take action,” said Tim Zagat, CEO of Zagat Survey. “Through this guide, our 3,000+ surveyors, who are frequent visitors to the Disneyland Resort, are sharing their experiences to help newcomers better navigate all the parks have to offer.”

Here is a peak into what you will find.

Most Popular Attractions Overall:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean – New Orleans Square, DL
  2. Space Mountain – Tomorrowland, DL
  3. Soarin’ Over California – Golden State, DCA
  4. Indiana Jones Adventure – Adventureland, DL
  5. California Screamin’ – Paradise Pier, DCA

Most Popular Eateries:

  1. Blue Bayou (Disneyland)
  2. Napa Rose (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel)
  3. Rainforest Cafe (DD)
  4. Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port (Disneyland)
  5. Storytellers Cafe (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel)

Top Décor:

  1. Napa Rose (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel)
  2. Steakhouse 55 (Disneyland Hotel)
  3. Blue Bayou (Disneyland)
  4. Hearthstone Lounge (Grand Californian Hotel)
  5. Rainforest Café (DD)

Zagat Survey’s Disneyland Resort Insider’s Guide is loaded with helpful top lists and indexes. Attractions are broken down by type (Simulator, Roller Coaster, Animatronics) and by special features (Toddlers, Educational, Rainy Day Appropriate). Dining and Shopping are also included in indexes, such as Cuisine, Special Features, and Merchandise.

The Disneyland Resort Insider’s Guide ($14.95) was edited by John Deiner, with consulting by Laura Randall. It is available at the Disneyana store in Disneyland, Compass Books in Downtown Disney, bookstores, through or by calling 888/371-5440.


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