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How to Treat Your Dad to the Perfect Day at Disneyland Resort

by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

Treat Your Dad to a Perfect Day at Disneyland Resort
Treat Your Dad to a Perfect Day at Disneyland Resort

Every dad brings something special to the world. Whether it’s their humor or their ability to save the day, there is a way to celebrate every dad this Father’s Day at the Disneyland Resort. Here are a few ideas for this weekend, and beyond:


If he is strong like Mr. Incredible…

Every dad is a superhero. Watch as Mr. Incredible’s secret identity springs into action during the high-speed chase of the Incredicoaster in Disney California Adventure park. This thrilling attraction boasts enclosed tunnels, special effects, scenes and a musical score for even more super-fied fun to celebrate dad!

Let dad show off his power roll and use his super strength to strike out the competition at Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney District. Get your bowling on at one of the 20 lanes, while enjoying delicious grub. Strike up good conversations and spare some precious family time to ensure his father’s day doesn’t go down the gutter!

Tale of the Lion King
Tale of the Lion King

If he is majestic like Mufasa…

Feel the love this Father’s Day at the new Lion King-inspired show, “Tale of the Lion King.” The all-new, outdoor musical production is now showing at Disney California Adventure park. This new stage show celebrates the characters and music of Disney’s “The Lion King” in an imaginative and unique way.

Every dad deserves the world … so why not start off his tour with the beautiful sites and majestic views of the Golden State! The epic, aerial adventure Soarin’ Over California has returned for a limited time. As Mufasa enjoys views high above Pride Rock, dad will enjoy his views soarin’ above California.

Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise

If he goes with the flow like Crush…

Make a splash and explore below sea level on Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage in Disneyland park. A dad’s love will always keep swimming. Experience this bond as Marlin braves the seven seas to find his son. While you celebrate dad, celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original Submarine Voyage, which debuted on June 14, 1959 and was one of the first “E” Ticket attractions at Disneyland.

Cast off on the Jungle Cruise and embark on a guided tour of the world’s most remote rivers—where dangerous beasts and dry wit abound. Dad will feel the love surrounded by his favorite people and of course, cheesy jokes.

Matterhorn Bobsleds
Matterhorn Bobsleds

If he craves adventure and gives bear hugs like King Fergus…

Take dad on an adventure that is out of this world with Hyperspace Mountain. Hurtle through hyperspace while dodging furious dogfights during this high-speed Star Wars adventure! Hurry, Hyperspace Mountain is only open for a limited time!

As you come back to earth, bundle up for a snow-filled adventure on Matterhorn Bobsleds. Zoom through the snow-capped mountain on a speeding alpine sled. In the end, it’s dad vs. Abominable Snowman as you make your way out of this Disneyland classic. This beloved attraction also celebrates its 60th anniversary this weekend!

After all that excitement, treat dad to a Dole Whip at The Tropical Hideaway. This jungle oasis offers fast ‘n’ easy fare with a sense of adventure in the air!


Whatever you do, end your day with “Disneyland Forever” fireworks.  Whether you’re watching from on top of dad’s shoulders or sitting next to him on a bench, this street-to-sky experience will leave you both in awe. One minute, you’re standing on Main Street, U.S.A. and the next, you’re transported to the worlds of timeless Disney tales. You’ll be amazed by the show itself and the spectacular person next to you that you get to call dad.

Need more ideas? Give dad the gift of a Disney vacation—from dining experiences to merchandise. Visit to see a few ways to surprise dad.



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