• On Jul 11, 2017
    Melissa from CO 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.

    Hello Disney Moms Panel, We are planning a trip to Disneyland in January and although I have been dozens of times, I have never been with my children. What are some of the lesser known "must do" items with my girls (18 mo and 3.5)? Thanks!

    From one Coloradan to another, a hearty hello to you, Melissa! I am so excited that you will be taking your daughters to the Disneyland Resort for the first time!

    When I read your question, the very first thing that came to mind was Mickey's Toontown. This was an area I always skipped when I visited without kids, but now that I have a 4-year-old, it's one of our must-do areas! Mickey's Toontown has lots of fun places for kids to run around and explore like Goofy's Playhouse and Donald's Boat. One little bit of secret magic is that Mickey and the gang often come out and greet Guests when they open Mickey's Toontown (which is usually an hour after general park opening). My daughter got to walk in hand-in-hand with Goofy last time we were there and it was so incredibly special!

    Over in Disney California Adventure Park, a few lesser-utilized areas we like to explore are the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (another great place to burn off some energy) and the Games of the Boardwalk on Paradise Pier. Each Guest is guaranteed a prize at the Goofy About Fishin' game, so it's really fun for kids. I bet even your youngest could catch a fish easily!

    Finally, my absolute favorite souvenir is a silhouette I have of my daughter from the Silhouette Studio on Main Street, U.S.A. They can even do a silhouette of both girls together. It takes only a few minutes and you will have a completely unique and precious keepsake from your daughters' first visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    I'd love to share even more with you, so please stop by again for even more tips and tricks!

    -Linda M.
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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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