• On May 16, 2018
    Ylina 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.

    My husband and I are taking our 2 and 8 year old we want to ride certain things that they can’t is that going to be possible without an extra person to supervise our kids? Or are we stuck to riding only the kid rides? We are prepared for that lol!

    Hi, Ylina!

    Welcome, and thanks for your question about exploring the Disneyland Resort with little ones. I have a 7-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, so I know firsthand what it’s like to navigate the theme parks with two little ones and their differing interests!

    I think you’ll be pleased by how many attractions you can enjoy as a family. If there is no minimum height requirement for an attraction or it’s listed as being for “any height,” then it’s safe for your youngest child to ride with you! Some favorite attractions my whole family likes to experience together in Disneyland Park are “it’s a small world,” Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight and Jungle Cruise. Almost every attraction in Fantasyland is toddler-friendly! Check out the complete theme park attractions list online. It can be sorted by age interest, height requirement and thrill level. You’ll find there’s something for everyone!

    For those rides not suitable for your little one, you may want to take advantage of the Rider Switch program, which allows Guests with children who don’t meet the minimum height requirement to take turns experiencing attractions. You or your husband can ride first while the other adult waits with one or both of your kids. You’ll then "swap" so the second adult can enjoy the attraction without waiting in the regular stand-by queue all over again. The loading procedure can vary, so see a Cast Member at the entrance of the attraction for specific instructions.

    I hope this helps help you plan, Ylina and that you have a pixie dust-packed visit to the Happiest Place on Earth with your young Mouseketeers! 

    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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