Daughter on Dad's Shoulders
  • On Nov 12, 2022
    Aryo from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Disney Panel, I plan to visit Disneyland for 3 days with my 5-year-old daughter from 23 until 25 December. Which park that you recommend for my visit? I appreciate your suggestion.

    Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to planDisney you go, Aryo!

    I’m so excited for your December visit to the Merriest Place on Earth… there’s nothing as magical as celebrating the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort! You and your daughter are going to create so many special memories. 

    My best recommendation is for you to focus on Disneyland Park the first day, then Disney California Adventure Park on the second day, then, for your third day, I’d suggest “hopping” back and forth between both parks to visit your favorite shows and attractions one more time! That’s the beauty of the Disneyland Resort – both parks are so close to each other, that you can simply walk across The Esplanade and get from one park entrance to the other in about one minute, which is why Park Hopper Tickets are such a convenient option! I checked on Disneyland.com, and it looks like park reservations are currently available for your preferred dates, which is great news! So, it’s up to you to decide which type of ticket fits your needs the best. 

    Your daughter is the perfect age for soaking up the magic of Disney, Aryo. She’s definitely going to want to check out the Disney Princesses at Royal Hall in Disneyland Park! Typically, you’ll find Characters such as Cinderella, Ariel, and Snow White there. Another Character Experience she’ll love is Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome in Disney California Adventure Park, the perfect place for a warm hug with Arendelle royalty! 

    Both parks offer attractions for her age, including my children’s favorites, like “it’s a small world” Holiday, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Snow White’s Enchanted Wish in Disneyland Park, and The Little Mermaid -- Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Mater’s Jingle Jamboree, and Jumpin’ Jellyfish in Disney California Adventure Park. 

    There are also so many wonderful holiday shows to catch, including my family’s favorites, the Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party in Disney California Adventure Park, and A Christmas Fantasy Parade in Disneyland Park.

    Wishing you and your daughter a wonderful visit, Aryo! Please stop by with any additional questions… we’re all EARs!

    Wishing you merry magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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