• On Apr 9, 2019
    Andrea 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.

    4 nights in hotel + 4 days in park or 3 nights in hotel + 4 days in park? Traveling With a toddler, elderly and preschooler.

    Hiya, Andrea! What an exciting experience, to bring three generations of your family together for the trip of a lifetime!

    If you have the time in your schedule, and if it fits within your budget, I recommend spending four nights at your hotel of choice during your stay, as opposed to three nights. Spending four nights gives you and your family the chance to take more breaks and naps, which would be helpful with a toddler, preschooler, and elderly family member. This option also allows you to spend some time at your hotel pool to relax, play, and hang out as a family. Overall, I think this option will leave you feeling less stressed, and more open to living in the moment!

    If you haven’t already booked your hotel stay, I recommend taking a look at the three hotels of the Disneyland ResortDisney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. They’re all super close to both theme parks; in fact, the Grand Californian is adjacent to Disney California Adventure Park! You can be out of your room and in the park in minutes, thanks to the exclusive park entrance for hotel Guests. You can also easily access the Disneyland Hotel via the Disneyland Monorail from Disneyland Park, too! An extra perk of staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel is the benefit of Extra Magic Hour, an exclusive early-admission option available to hotel Guests for every day of your stay.

    Wishing you pixie-dusted planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, 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! Learn More About Kristin

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