• On Mar 13, 2018
    Kren from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi all, We are planning our Disneyland vacation with our 5 and 2 year olds. There are countless of websites with day plans to maximize your time in the parks, however very little info is available on which rides or activities are suitable for little ones.

    Howdy, Karen! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    So many magical memories are in store for your family during your upcoming visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! I think the reason you may not have found specifics on what is appropriate for children is that just about everything at the Disneyland Resort is perfect for Guests of all ages! There are over 40 attractions that do not have height requirements which means that your whole family can ride together. These include iconic attractions such as “it’s a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, and so many more. You will want to check the height of your 2-year-old, with shoes on, before your trip. If he/she is 32”, 34”, or 36” tall, then even more attractions are available to ride. If your 5-year-old is anything like my preschooler, then he/she might enjoy some thrill attractions like Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Soarin’ Around the World, and Radiator Springs Racers.
    In addition to attractions, there are shows like Disney Junior Dance Party! and Frozen – Live at the Hyperion that everyone might enjoy. Plus, don’t forget about the oodles of characters around both parks. My daughter really enjoys meeting Mickey and Minnie in their homes in Mickey’s Toontown, Anna and Elsa in Disney California Adventure Park, and the princesses in Fantasy Faire. Finally, when it comes to nighttime entertainment, all offerings are suitable for children as long as they can stay up a little later than usual. If you are visiting this spring or summer, definitely add the Paint the Night Parade into your touring plans – it is absolutely mesmerizing!
    I hope this helps! Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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