Disneyland is one of those places that everyone should get to experience at least once - there really is something magical about it. The enchanted castles, famous Disney characters all around, and over-the-top attractions really do make this The Happiest Place on Earth.

But there's a dark side to all that happiness and magic: lots of waiting. Whether it's an absurdly long line to ride Space Mountain or a ridiculous wait in the car just to get into the parking lot, you better go expecting to do a lot of standing around.

To somewhat ease the pain of waiting (and to better help visitors streamline their time at the park), Disney just released and official Disneyland app. With the app you'll be able to check wait times for rides, buy parking tickets to get into the park quicker, use GPS to find exactly what you're looking for, locate characters as they make appearances around the park, and a lot more.

The app is of course free, and it's basically a must-have for anyone even thinking about making the trek to Disneyland this summer.