• On Oct 18, 2018
    Breanna from CA 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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    Hi ladies, I am taking my to two year old son on Oct 30th. its our fist time. I jus want to make sure he has a great time. any tips? We have hopper tickets. I was wondering if he can go to extra magical hour since he doesn't have a ticet

    Greetings, Breanna!

    Thanks for bringing your great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I just can't wait for your son to experience the magic of the Disneyland Resort as I have seen first-hand with my own son.

    I think two years old is such a fantastic age to really start enjoying and appreciating so much the parks have to offer. Your son will be able to meet so many Characters, eat delicious treats, and experience classic and thrilling attractions. I recommend being prepared with snacks, water, and a plan for when he is ready for nap time. My son loves sleeping in his stroller in the parks, but some children may want to head back to the room. Try to keep his schedule similar to home so he stays happy. If you need a place to change or have your son use the potty, I recommend the convenient Baby Care Centers located in each park. My son enjoyed the tiny toilets, and he even got a sticker after going potty by himself!

    If you have the Extra Magic Hour benefit from staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, you are more than welcome to take your son with you even though he does not have a park ticket yet. You will just need to show your Disneyland Resort Hotel room key when you enter the park in the morning. We find that Extra Magic Hours are the best for experiencing so many toddler-friendly attractions (without a height requirement) with little to no wait time. In Disneyland Park we always head straight to Fantasyland for favorites like Peter Pan's Flight, Mad Tea Party, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant to name just a few. Over in Disney California Adventure Park my son has a blast on Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, Toy Story Midway Mania, and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

    I hope this helps, and I can't wait for your trip. Have a Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah day!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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