• On Nov 23, 2018
    Chen-tsen from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I am bringing my 2 year old and 5 year old for the first time to disneyland. What are popular rides and activities for this age group? Also am I allowed to bring a small thermos water bottles into the park?

    Hi, Chen-Tsen!

    I’m happy you’re planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort during the holiday season. Both parks have lots of holiday-themed decor, attractions, food and entertainment for your family to enjoy. At Disneyland Park, highlights include A Christmas Fantasy Parade, and the “Believe...In Holiday Magic” Fireworks Spectacular. After the fireworks, snow falls in the skies above “it’s a small world” Holiday in Fantasyland, over portions of Main Street, U.S.A., and near the Rivers of America as a special treat your kids will love!

    If an attraction is advertised as being for “any height,” then it’s safe for your toddler to ride! Some favorite attractions you can experience together are “it’s a small world” Holiday, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Monsters, Inc. Mike and Sulley to the Rescue!, and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Another must-do is exploring Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, which is all decked out for the holidays! Luigi's Joy to the Whirl has a minimum height requirement of only 32 inches and provides just the right amount of thrills for young ones. Grab a diner-inspired meal at Flo’s V8 Cafe and take a seat overlooking the Radiator Springs Racers attraction. My kids love watching the cars zoom by around Ornament Valley!

    Yes, you can bring any type of water bottle or insulated drink container in the theme parks, as long as it’s not made of glass. Ask for free cups of water at any quick-service dining location or use the drinking fountains located throughout the parks to refill your bottle. I hope this helps, Chen-Tsen, and that you enjoy many pixie-dusted moments with your little ones!

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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