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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in summer 2019 at Disneyland Resort and in late fall 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort



In March, 2018 Fairytale Journeys arrived at Disneyland for agent training, team building, and park fun. All in order to learn more about the destination to better serve our clients.

While Disneyland and Walt Disney World have many similarities, there are also many endearing differences.


Disneyland opened in 1955 and is the original park that Walt built. When it opened it had 5 themed lands and 20 attractions. My how it has grown over the years…there are now over 60 attractions (the largest number of attractions for any Disney theme park). In addition, there is now California Adventure which as we learned is 100 steps away from Disneyland Park. California Adventure spans 72 acres of Pixar and Marvel fun!


Some of our favorite features include:

  • No buses, everything is easily walkable
  • History/nostalgia is everywhere…there is a continuously burning lamp in Walt Disney’s apartment (located above the fire station on Main Street), you can also see the bench Walt sat on when he first imagined Disneyland
  • Character interactions are abundant and often you’ll find them walking the parks
  • Splash Mountain is single rider, while Space Mountain is double rider
  • The ease of FastPass using the MaxPass feature which allows for same day scheduling


We were excited to hear more about Marvel Land, coming in 2020, and Pixar Pier, opening June 23rd.


Disneyland offers three on property resorts, Paradise Pier, Disneyland Hotel, and the Grand California. All are within walking distance to the theme parks and Downtown Disney. This is great when you have little ones in a stroller or could use a mid-day nap, for your little or yourself.

When staying on property you also get the benefit of Magic Morning early admission. This extra hour in the selected park is a must do!


Disneyland would be a great destination for a first taste of Disney or as an alternative destination for the seasoned Walt Disney World veterans who want to change it up.

Consider this west coast destination for your next magical vacation.

Contact your favorite Fairytale Journeys agent for more information!


FTJ Travel is a Platinum Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. We have agents all over the US that book vacations to all Disney Destinations for our clients.

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Travel Agents from Fairytale Journeys Travel Agency were among nearly 500 top-producing travel agency owners, managers and agents who recently gathered at the Walt Disney World Resort for the 2014 Disney’s EarMarked Conference – a program designed specifically for agencies with the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” designation.   Conference delegates, Hays, Harker, and Wilding were among the first to learn about exciting new offerings coming soon to the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Hays, Harker, and Wilding also heard from key Disney leaders and saw previews of new itineraries for Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney.   Fairytale Journeys Travel Agency has been in business in Alexander City, AL for 6 years, and has been designated by Disney Destinations as an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” based on strong support in selling Disney vacations. Their expertise includes Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.   Many travel counselors at Fairytale Journeys Travel Agency  have received in-depth training at Disney theme parks, resorts, cruises, and vacations packages. They can provide the utmost professional assistance in planning customized Disney vacations. PhotoPass_Visiting_Mickeys_Very_Merry_Christmas_Party_7097852193