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  • On Apr 17, 2024
    Courtney from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    which park is better for kids 7 and under? And one of my children uses a wheelchair is there anything special i should apply for or anything?

    Hi Courtney!

    Oh boy, what a question! I'm not sure it's the kind of question that has one answer, but I'll certainly do my best to share my favorite things for little Mouseketeers at the Disneyland Resort.

    I think the first thing to consider if you must choose just one park to visit is the interests of your kids. Do you have someone who is a big fan of a specific movie or story? If your kids are Star Wars fans or love princesses I would pick Disneyland Park. If your kids love the Avengers, Cars, or Toy Story then I'd choose Disney California Adventure Park. Mickey and his pals can be found in both parks, so no worries there!

    Disneyland Park does have more attractions that don't have height requirements, which is nice for groups with young kids. Then you have areas like Mickey's Toontown that are amazing for little explorers, and classic attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant! For a first visit, I have to admit that Disneyland Park would be my choice. 

    You don't need to apply for anything for your child who uses a wheelchair. Disneyland Resort has great resources available for those guests with mobility disabilities! Some rides and queues are wheelchair accessible, while others may provide you with a location return time if the line doesn't have space for a wheelchair to navigate. There are also special guide maps that you can download online or pick up at the parks with additional information about accessing attractions with a wheelchair, where to find companion restrooms and other helpful details.

    While you're planning your visit I recommend reading the Accessibility Planning Guide & Recommendations from the Disneyland website. It has some amazing tips like places to take breaks, parking information, and other tools available to help guests have the best day possible. Of course, you're always welcome to come and ask us more questions, too!

    Whatever park you choose, I hope you and your crew have an amazing day, Courtney!

    Keep moving forward!

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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