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  • On Jan 12, 2020
    Leslie from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm going to Disneyland w/ my 4 year old. Is one day per park enough time? Or is it worth going a 3rd day to Disneyland? I have an evening flight home so it would be maybe 6 additional hours in the park. Are Disney strollers good for 4 yrs old?

    Hi there, Leslie, and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you’re hEAR, and I can’t wait for your upcoming visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! It will be here before you know it.

    You’re going to love experiencing the Disneyland Resort theme parks through the eyes of your child! Since you’re traveling with your 4-year-old, I think one day per park should be perfectly fine, unless you decide to pop back in to your child’s favorite park for the third day. That way, you could focus on your little Mouseketeer’s top attractions and treats for the grand finale day! 

    Or, If you happen to be staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, you could also choose to spend the third day enjoying the pools, along with a special Character Dining experience, too! Choose between Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel, Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast or Brunch at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, or Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast or Brunch Buffet at Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Or, for the ultimate Disney Princess experience, check out Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, featuring a 3-course meal and unforgettable interactions with favorite Disney Princesses! 

    The Stroller Rentals at Disneyland Resort are the perfect size for your 4-year-old. I checked with a Cast Member who told me that the single, jogging-style strollers have a recommended maximum capacity of 50 pounds, so you should be just fine. You can find Stroller Rentals located to the right of the Disneyland Park Main Entrance, adjacent to the Kennel. 

    To give you an idea of attractions that are ideal for your 4-year-old, here's a list of my son's favorites: At Disneyland Park, my 3-year-old loves taking a ride on the Disneyland Railroad, Autopia, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, Mad Tea Party, Mickey's Toontown, “it’s a small world,” and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. In Disney California Adventure Park, he can’t get enough of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, Jumpin’ Jellyfish, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Toy Story Midway Mania! and Golden Zephyr. Don’t forget about fun experiences like Turtle Talk with Crush and Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, which are both perfect for this age. My toddler also adores Disney Junior Dance Party!, where he can dance along with his favorite Disney Junior Characters.

    I hope this helps, Leslie. Here’s the Entertainment Schedule for your arrival day, so you can start mapping out the magic.

    See ya’ real soon!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, 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!

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