• On Feb 27, 2017
    Courtney from VA 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.

    Which park would be better for a 3 year old - Disneyland or California Adventure? Disclaimer: he went to all four Disney World parks just a few months ago. I want him to experience Disneyland and/or CA Adventure, but wonder if it will feel redundant?

    Hi Courtney,

    I'm excited to hear you're exposing your little one to the magical world of Disney theme parks!
    Here in California, the Disneyland Park and the Disney California Adventure Park are two very different and unique experiences. Each park is incredibly charming and I promise your 3-year old will love each one individually. Here are a few reasons why:

    *The Disneyland Park is the original park built by Walt Disney in 1955. The iconic Sleeping Beauty castle is a perfect photo background for you and your little one. As you walk through the castle, you will enter Fantasyland which is filled with attractions suitable for a 3-year old like the majestic and classic King Arthur Carrousel, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Casey Jr. Circus Train and the Storybook Land Canal Boats!

    *The Disney California Adventure Park has an awesome California vibe to it and features awesome lands like Cars Land, which is a favorite for children of all ages and a "a bug's land" which has several kid-friendly rides, like Heimlich's Chew Chew Train.
    My best advice would be to purchase Park Hopper Tickets and get the best of both worlds during your visit.
    Have tons of fun!

    -Anabel M.
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Meet the Panelist: Anabel, California

I'm a bilingual, Disney-loving happy wife & proud mommy of Benny & Toby (Woody & Buzz). I've always loved Disneyland. Each trip to this magical place makes me "curiouser and curiouser." I'm proud to serve as a planDisney panelist and look forward to helping with your Disneyland Resort questions. My best advice? Buy the mouse ears, eat the churro, sing out loud and forget about your worries and your strife while at the “happiest place on Earth” Learn More About Anabel

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