• On Nov 30, 2017
    Mariam from FL 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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    am going with my kids during the christmas to disney. i have a 2 years old girl and 5 years old boy how can we benefit from our stay to the maximum and when are the days that would be very crowded?

    Greetings, Mariam! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel and asking your question!

    I think it is so wonderful that you will be bringing your little ones to the Disneyland Resort to celebrate the Holidays! This is a truly magical time to visit the parks and I know lots of special memories are in store for your family. My first tip is to start each day as early as possible as crowds are lowest in the mornings. If you are staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, then you can take advantage of Extra Magic Hour every day of your stay. This allows you to enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park one hour early. Check the park hours for your travel dates to see which park is offering Extra Magic Hour each day of your stay. If you are not staying on-site, but have a three-day or longer theme park ticket, then you have one Magic Morning available to you which grants you entry to Disneyland Park one hour early on designated days. 

    Since you'll be traveling with young children, I recommend researching which attractions the children will be able to ride and which ones they may enjoy the most. There are many attractions without height restrictions, so the whole family can ride attractions such as Peter Pan's Flight, "it's a small world" Holiday, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more. Your son might also be tall enough to ride some of the larger thrill attractions, so measure his height before your visit to know which attractions will be available to him. Once you have your list of must-do attractions, you can start to plan out your days to make the most of your time. 

    If you need any more tips to help plan your adventure, please stop by again!

    -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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