I am a huge fan of Disney so when I had the opportunity to visit Disney Land in California, I jumped at the chance. I have been to Disneyworld several times in my life and I have to say this is nothing like the theme parks in Orlando, Florida.
One of the things that I was most disappointed about was that the castle is so much smaller than the one in DisneyWorld. I swear it was made for the seven dwarfs in Snow White's movie. I think that ruined the whole trip for me, it wasn't magical.
We went to Disneyland at the beginning of March, and it was super crowded. It must have been spring break for the schools in California. The attractions are so close to eachother that I felt you couldn't move down the walkways because of the crowds, and we waited to go on "It's a small world" for about two hours with the sun beating down on us.
In my opinion if you want the full effect of Disney, go to Disney World in Orlando Florida. There are so many attractions there that you could spend a whole week there, and still not see it all.