• On Oct 25, 2018
    Sandra 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.

    This will be our family’s first trip to Disneyland. I have a two year old and a toddler. As a mom who has never been to Disneyland herself, I am a little anxious planning our itinerary. Is there a first-timer checklist?

    Hello, Sandra! You have certainly come to the right place for all the tips and tricks to make your first visit to the Disneyland Resort absolutely magical!

    Since you’ll be traveling with two little ones, I suggest creating a loose plan every day but allowing for flexibility to follow your children’s cues. They may end up loving something that you thought they’d have no interest in, falling asleep when you had planned to see show, and a variety of other things that can make traveling with kids unpredictable. I always recommend starting your days as early as possible. Not only will the crowds be lightest first thing in the morning, but this is the best time to see and do many things before children become tired and overstimulated. 

    Use the mornings to ride attractions that the whole family will love. Your kids can ride with you on any attraction that doesn’t have a height requirement and there are many! After a lunch at a quick service restaurant, you might want to plan in some time for naps. If you’ll be staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, you can be relaxing in your room in just a few short minutes.

    For the evenings, plan one or two dinner reservations at table service restaurants. Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance and are highly recommended for any signature restaurants or character dining meals. This list of pre-arrival tips will help you keep track of anything else you need to plan ahead of time. 

    Finally, be sure to visit the Disney Parks Moms Panel again and again with any other questions you may have!

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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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