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  • On Jan 24, 2024
    Stefany from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can a one year old go on rides and is proof of age needed when entering the park for my one year old

    Greetings Stefany, and welcome to planDisney!

    Nothing is more memorable than experiencing the magic of Disneyland Resort through your child's eyes. I can't wait for you to take your little one for the first time! At age 1, your tot is a special guest of Mickey Mouse and will not need a ticket or proof of age to enter the theme parks. Once children turn 3, they must have theme park admission.

    Your one-year-old can experience any attraction without a height requirement at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. The youngest Mouseketeers tend to enjoy some rides and shows more than others. Some of my kids' favorites at that age included Dumbo the Flying Elephant, "it's a small world," Casey J. Circus Train, Disney Junior Dance Party!, and King Arthur Carrousel. They also loved exploring Mickey's Toontown and watching parades. Check the Disneyland mobile app to see when "Magic Happens" Parade will occur during your visit; I recommend lining up near "it's a small world" to catch the parade as soon as it begins.

    My little ones have always loved meeting characters, but not all toddlers are ready for this. Consider booking a character meal at Goofy's Kitchen or Plaza Inn so your child can see Disney friends from a distance before going in for a hug.

    I hope this has been helpful, Stefany, and that you have an unforgettable visit with your child. One final tip before I go! Familiarize yourself with the Baby Care Center locations. These are great places for a diaper change, feeding, or a break from the excitement of the theme parks. If you forgot any essentials, they'll likely be available here. Best wishes for a wonderful trip, and we'll see ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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