• On Oct 24, 2017
    Vellia from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    im planning mine and my 3year olds first visit to disneyland i dont know where to start. december 8-11 days i have to plan.

    Hi there, Vellia! You have certainly come to the right place for help planning your first visit to the Disneyland Resort!

    Since you already know the days you plan to visit, the next step would be to choose your hotel accommodations. There are three Disneyland Resort Hotels that place you right inside the magic and offer other great perks like Extra Magic Hour. There are also numerous Good Neighbor Hotels that are conveniently located to the park and offer rates to fit any budget. I suggest that you book a vacation package. This will allow you to bundle your hotel and theme park tickets (and other extras) together.

    As far as theme park tickets go, I always recommend purchasing Park Hopper tickets. Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are literally right across from each other so it is really easy to hop back and forth. When traveling with a little one, it’s important to be flexible with your plans. Being able to visit both parks every day ensures that you never miss out on any fun.

    After your tickets and lodging are booked, you will want to research dining options. When it comes to food, the Disneyland Resort has it all! I suggest making a few advanced dining reservations for table service meals and especially for any character meals you would like to enjoy. Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance online or by calling (714) 781-3463.
    Finally, come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any and all questions you have as you continue to plan your adventure. We can discuss attractions perfect for kids, character meets, entertainment options, and touring strategies. Hope to hear more from you soon!

    -Linda M.
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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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