One of the most common problems that visitors have at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure parks is trying to make your phone last all day while enjoying your time at the parks. Between using apps to check ride wait times, taking some pictures and texting can definitely drain a phone battery quickly. However, there is good news for those of you who find that your phones need a little juice.
This past week, I went on a little scavenger hunt throughout the parks to find outlets to charge your phones. I’m starting off with a bang on showing you all of the outlets available at Disneyland (and yes, these are all working outlets)!
Disclaimer: Disney does not endorse using these outlets for your personal use. Also, the voltage on these outlets may not be suitable for charging electronic devices.
This is just meant to be a guide “in case of emergency”.
Main Street, USA
- There is an outlet behind the engine at Main St. The Fire House. I enjoy this spot because it’s relatively private behind the engine and it helps you keep cool from the heat outside.
- Some of the tables at Gibson Girl ice cream parlor have outlets on the walls.
- Main St. Lockers now offer charging stations. For $2 per hour you can charge your Apple, BlackBerry or Android device and the cords are included in the locker.
- Inside the Baby Care station is a wall outlet in the little nursing room. Charge up your phone while you feed your little one.
- Plaza Inn has outlets near the tables inside and outside. In fact, I accidentally came across these without even looking for them. I was looking for a place to sit and enjoy their delicious fried chicken and the table I decided to sit at happens to have an outlet. I also noticed some of the guests eating inside were charging their phones from the outlets they found.
- Behind the Edelweiss Snack Shop there’s a rest area with a few outlets. You can just pull a chair next to the outlets and wait for your phone to charge.
- Pizza Port has outlets directly to the right of the front entrance. It may seem like an awkward place to sit because it’s right by the door but at least you can bring your phone back to life.
These outlets are near each other in the same grass areas:
- The grass area in front of Star Trader’s gift shop has two outlets on each side near the churro cart. Might as well grab a churro and wait for your phone to charge!
- The Little Green Men Store Command has an outlet to the right of the entrance in the waiting area.
- There’s an outlet in the lower level of Hungry Bear restaurant near the restrooms. Although the outlet is in between the waiting area for the restrooms, it’s still a great little spot to pass the time while waiting for your phone. You can enjoy relaxing in this shady area and watch the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Columbia Ship or the canoes pass by.
New Orleans Square
- The waiting area for the restrooms near the Mint Julep Bar has an outlet. This one may be more convenient for those who need a quick charge or are waiting for someone to finish in the restrooms just because of how crowded it can be around that area; especially for how long the line can get for mint juleps.
- There’s an outlet hidden behind some plants near the caricature artists. I was shocked that I noticed this one because of how hidden it is but it’s a nice spot to consider using if the other outlets are being used.
- ToonTown City Hall steps east and west have outlets under the seats. Enjoy the view of the guests roaming around and wait for your phone to get a little juice.
- At the far right of the entrance of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin by the drinking fountain are some outlets. It’s a nice shady spot and you can feel the cool breeze from the fountain.
- The most entertaining spot for an outlet is at the Golden Horseshoe. There are some outlets upstairs behind some of the tables, one by the couches and some at the beginning of the stairs at each side. You can relax inside and enjoy The Laughing Stock Co. show while your phone is charging.
- Adventureland Bazaar has an outlet on the side of shop near the Tiki Room exit. Grab a delicious Dole Whip float and relax while you charge your phone!
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The downfall to having to charge your phone at the park is that you need to hang out with your device at the outlet. At least with the charging lockers you can leave your device in the locker for a bit while you rid a few rides. Regardless, having these outlets available is so convenient because we’re using our phones so much throughout the day.
It truly was an adventure searching for these outlets throughout the park. My next outlet scavenger hunt will be at Disney California Adventure. If there are any outlets that I missed, comment below so we can keep the list growing!