Where to Charge your Phone in Disneyland
The Nearly-Complete list of Guest-Accessible Electrical Outlets in Disneyland Park
By Rob Cockerham |
There was a time when no one had a smartphone at Disneyland. Dad had a film camera, we all carried maps, wore wristwatches and made plans for meeting up at pre-determined times and at pre-determined landmarks.
Having a smartphone makes Disneyland a lot easier. The Disneyland app reveals wait times, allows the gathering of Fastpasses and lets us keep track of our park photos. The phone is our camera, our messenger and our timekeeper.
But to be all these things, the battery has to have a charge. Keeping the battery from dying has become one of the top priorities for a visit to Disneyland. An additional level of importance was knowing that I would need to summon a Lyft to get back to our hotel, so it was very important to never let the battery dwindle to zero.
In hopes of helping other people keep their phones charged, I've assembled a list of electrical outlets at Disneyland.
Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of outlets for a gigantic park that hosts thousands of people 365 days a year.
A few years back, I spotted a poor guy charging his phone at the entrance of the Men's bathroom in New Orleans Square. This is the act of a desperate man.
These outlets must be used for some cleaning process, because almost every bathroom has an outlet just inside the doorway. I've used this one, just inside the bathroom in Fantasyland, just past the Red Rose Taverne.
Unfortunately, this is a super awkward place to stand. If you have a chance to bring a very long charging cord to Disneyland, that will hopefully allow you to stand outside of the bathroom.
The Travelmama's website advises that table service restaurants, such as Blue Bayou, will plug in your phone for you, but I haven't tried that.
An abandoned Fremont School District website published a list of outlets a while back, including one between Carnation Cafe and the Bakery, but I never saw that one.
The Fremont site advised that there is an outlet behind the fire engine, but I didn't confirm that one.
The Fremont site also advises: The second level of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon is littered with outlets, especially next to the performers booths
The King and Queen bathrooms near the Matterhorn also have outlets near the entryway.
This outlet is on a column on the lemonade stand in the Small World Plaza.
The Fremont list describes In front of the Photo Shop on Main Street. If you are looking directly at the entrance, look on the wall to your right and you will see an outlet with a cover on it.
My favorite power outlet is in the Plaza Inn. There is a two-top table on the far right (southwest) wing of the restaurant with an outlet on the baseboard. This is a perfect place to charge your phone while you eat.
If that table is already occupied, I am fairly confident that the people sitting there will allow you to use the outlet at their feet. People are generally very nice at Disneyland, especially if they know how imporant a charged phone is at the park.
The Fremont list describes an outlet at the Snow White wishing well on the east side of Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
The outlet at the entrance of the Space Mountain bathrooms has been fitted with a locking outlet cover.
A nearby outlet sits in the exit area outside of the Tomorrowland theatre. It was roped off when I saw it, but I don't think the staff would mind if you climbed in here and sat on the floor next to this outlet.
The Fremont list describes an outlet on the Stand by entrance to Splash Mountain & to the left of the outer Fastpass sign.
There is a fenced off outlet on a pole near the entrance to Storyland Boats. You'd have to be pretty desperate to climb in to plug into this one, but you could probably leave your phone there in the flowers for hours to charge!
Finally, the Fremont list describes an outlet at the Main Street train station: Go into the front entrance and make a left (sit and charge).
I hope this list helps you find a place to charge your phone! And don't worry about having a charge left to call a Lyft or Uber. There are a few outlets on green light posts beyond the park exits near the trams. These should get you just enough of a charge to summon a car back to the hotel!