• On Jan 27, 2018
    Eileen Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are coming to Disneyland with our 12 yr old son and an 8 year old daughter. We are thinking of 3 days. How do we plan the trip to maximise our time and avoid walking all over the place? Is the wish list the best way to plan? Our son All ideas welcome

    Greetings Eileen!

    Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so thrilled that your family will be heading to the Disneyland Resort! Whether you are a pirate, princess, Jedi, or superhero at heart, there will be something for everybody on your vacation. 

    My number one tip for maximizing your trip first involves downloading the official Disneyland app, which is unique to the Disneyland Resort (not to be confused with the separate Walt Disney World Resort app). You can download this on your mobile device right now as you start planning! My advice is to familiarize yourself with park maps and attraction locations. When you start prioritizing what you will want to see and do, you can have an idea where everything is located instead of using valuable park time to do this. Also make sure to peek at the Daily Events Schedule prior to your trip to be familiar with entertainment or possible refurbishments that may be going on during your stay.

    My other favorite tip involves the new Disney MaxPass feature. This is an absolute must for making the most out of your vacation and will definitely save you those precious footsteps around the parks. You can add this feature to your tickets daily as soon as you enter the park via the Disneyland app or when purchasing your tickets online ahead of time. Once in the park you can make digital FASTPASS selections from your mobile device. Another perk of this feature is unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass pictures taken each day it is purchased. 

    Don't forget to save steps by taking trips on the Disneyland Railroad, Red Car Trolley, or famous Disneyland Monorail to get from place to place.

    I hope you have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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