Avoid the lines and have way more fun. By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media editor
Our first family trip to Disneyland was fraught with trouble. We had to reschedule not once, but twice this spring due to sick kids and/or sick parents. So when we finally made it in early June, I was worried that we'd hit the busy summer crowds and, instead of having lots of fun, we'd be waiting, waiting, waiting in lines.
After consulting Disneyland veterans and going a little Google-crazy, I found some solutions that put my fears to rest -- and made the whole trip run smoothly. These three digital tools helped my family get on the rides we wanted, reduced wait times to practically zero, and increased our fun factor about a gazillion percent.
Since my kids and I were Disneyland newbies, we didn't know much about the rides. In order to figure out which ones to do first, we sat down together and watched several YouTube videos that demonstrated each part of the rides. We liked the previews posted by TheCoasterViews,