First Ever Insider's Guide to
the Disneyland Resort
Covers Attractions, Dining,
Shops and Hotels


Pirates of the Caribbean and SpaceMountain Rank as Park Favorites

Tower of Terror Provides a Perfect Thrill

Blue Bayou and Napa Rose Sweep the Restaurant Competition

Disneyana and World of Disney
Set Shopping Pace



NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Zagat Survey today 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."

Thrilled to Perfection: The top thrill in the Disneyland Resort, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, has earned itself a perfect 30 rating from surveyors - a rare honor in Zagat's history. Following close behind are Space Mountain and California Screamin', which both earned "extraordinary" thrill ratings of 29. With the Indiana Jones Adventure and SplashMountain rounding out the top 5, it's clear that these parks pack a punch for any thrill-seeking Disney-goer.

Disney Fever: Most Disney visitors first experience the magic while still young. A full 60% of surveyors report their first visit to a Disney theme park before age five - and 30% say before age three. Still, Disneyland Resort appeals to all ages. In fact, 89% of our surveyors have visited the Resort as an adult without children along. Echoing the Resort's remarkable popularity, the vast majority say they plan to visit again within six months.

Top Rides: This year, 65% of surveyors report spending almost all their time in the parks visiting rides or attractions. Surveyors' favorite ride is Pirates of the Caribbean, the swash-buckling pirate adventure. SpaceMountainand Soarin' Over California came in #2 and 3 respectively. The Tower of Terror earned a 29 for Adult Appeal, while the dazzling "Remember ... Dreams Come True" fireworks won top Child Appeal.

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