• On Feb 21, 2018
    Shannon from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to Disneyland for the first time in 2 weeks and it will be our toddler's first time to Any Disney park. Are there any hidden perks for Disney Firsts that can make her first Disney trip even more magical and maybe save us a little money?

    Hi, Shannon! 

    I bet you are over-the-moon excited for your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Make sure your first stop is City Hall in Disneyland Park or the Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure Park to pick up a complimentary “1st Visit” celebration button for your little one! A Cast Member will be happy to personalize it with her name, too. 

    If your daughter is under 3 years old, she eats for free at all-you-care-to-enjoy dining experiences, including Character Dining meals! There are also meals specifically created with toddlers’ taste preferences and smaller appetites in mind at some restaurants for a reasonable price, so be on the lookout for those. If you happen to be celebrating a birthday or another special family milestone, let your server at any table-service restaurant know. You may receive some extra pixie dust at the end of the meal!

    At the Animation Academy in Disney California Adventure Park, you all can try your hand at drawing classes. Guests of all skill levels are invited to draw their very own Disney character with step-by-step instructions from a Disney artist. As an added perk, you can each take home your artwork as a one-of-a-kind, free souvenir!

    Be sure to check out Disney MaxPass, which enables you to conveniently make Disney FASTPASS selections from your mobile device using the Disneyland app in the theme parks. You’ll also get unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads for each day you purchase Disney MaxPass--what a great way to document your most magical “Disney firsts” as a family! I hope this helps, Shannon, and that your Disneyland Resort vacation is everything you’ve dreamed. Please feel free to write back with any other questions you may have.

    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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