Mom And Daughter with Glass Slipper; Prince Charming; front of castle; tiara
  • On Oct 3, 2013
    Stacy 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.

    We are going to DL with our 3 yr old in Nov. Should we stay at the DL Hotel or Paradise Pier? This will be our first trip without a stroller. Thank you!

    Hi, Stacy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for your question. I think the Disneyland Hotel is a wonderful choice for your stay. The rooms are quite large for standard accommodations (extra space is always a plus with little ones!) and have chic furnishings with a touch of Disney magic, including gorgeous wooden headboards featuring fiber-optic fireworks for your very own in-room light and music show with the flip of a switch! Everything about this hotel feels quintessentially "Disneyland."

    Rooms with an upgraded view may have a view of the fun monorail-themed pool area or the Downtown Disney District and theme parks. If you’re hoping to stay in a specific tower with a view of the parks, it’s best to call in advance and have this request noted on your reservation. However, keep in mind that while Disney makes every effort to grant Guests’ special requests, they cannot be guaranteed with certainty.

    My son turned three years old this summer and we still bring a lightweight stroller on every Disney Parks vacation. Although he is getting to the stage where he wants to ride in it less, our days are easier if he can have a break from walking—and there is always a lot of walking! With young children, it’s also great to have a place to store jackets, snacks and souvenirs as you explore, in addition to a spot to rest if need be. If you do decide not to bring or rent a stroller, staying at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels will be especially beneficial since you’ll be as close to the theme parks as possible.

    I hope this helps, Stacy, and that your family has a wonderful Disneyland Resort visit. Please feel free to write back with any other questions you may have as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted vacation!

    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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