Movies to Watch Before Going to Disneyland

Before Jon and I ventured out to Disneyland last Fall, I looked at what all attractions and events they had.  This being our first time there, I wanted to be sure we were in the know.  Since I'm a big Disney addict and own a good bit of Disney movies, we were pretty well set on understanding things in the park.  I have created a list of all the Disney movies you'll want to watch in preparation to your magical Disneyland vacation.

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Because we love Disney movies and we've been to Walt Disney World several times, we didn't need to watch too much.  I have broken it down below of what movies to watch and why.  I have also added the characters according to the Disneyland app as of today (May 25, 2017) since Jon and I did not go to many character meetings.


Sleeping Beauty
Alice in Wonderland
Toy Story
Davy Crockett
Finding Nemo
Indiana Jones
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventure of Mr. Toad
Peter Pan
Tom Sawyer
Pirates of the Caribbean
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Song of the South (extremely hard to find)
Star Wars
A Bug's Life
The Little Mermaid
Monsters, Inc
Guardians of the Galaxy

Character Meetings

Princess and the Frog
Elena of Avalor
Captain America
Mary Poppins
Sofia the First
101 Dalmatians

Other Reasons

Pete's Dragon
Disneyland is currently hosting the Main Street Electrical Parade for their night time parade.  Be sure to check it out before it leaves on August 20, 2017.

Disneyland will be starting their version of Fanstasmic back up here soon and part of this movie is in it.  The night time show at California Adventure, World of Color, also has parts of this movie in there as well.

I'm sure there's more that I'm missing.  Have you been to Disneyland?  If so, what would you add to the list?  I'm looking forward to going back and taking Michael with us.  Truly a magical place.