Family Walking at Park
  • On Jan 16, 2020
    Jessica from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! We are planning our first trip to Disneyland with our 4 year old and 9 month old. What rides can I take our infant on? I’ll have a baby carrier on. I don’t want to have to miss all the fun.

    Greetings, Jessica, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you’re hEAR!

    As the mom of three little Mouseketeers ages 8 and under, I can relate to your plight! I’ve been bringing my little ones to the Disneyland Resort since they were just a few months old, so I’m happy to tell you that there are plenty of family-friendly attractions your family can experience together! The best way to view these attractions is by filtering the attractions list by “Any Height” under the “Height” drop-down. Currently, there are 64 attractions inside both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park that don’t have a minimum height requirement. Some of my family’s favorite attractions from this list include Casey Jr. Circus Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, Disneyland Railroad, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, “it’s a small world”, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Toy Story Midway Mania!, and Turtle Talk with Crush. My toddler also adores Disney Junior Dance Party! in Hollywood Land!

    Since you’ll have your 9-month-old in a baby carrier, just keep in mind that on attractions with lap bars (such as The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Peter Pan’s Flight) your baby will be required to fit under the bar on your lap. I have been asked to flip my babies to a forward-facing position on some attractions with a lap bar. However, on attractions with bench-style seating (such as “it’s a small world” or Jungle Cruise) your baby should be able to face you, if that’s more comfortable. 

    If you happen to be traveling with your spouse or a Guest age 14 or older, you may want to take advantage of the Rider Switch service, which allows Guests with children who don’t meet the height requirement to take turns enjoying attractions. This is my favorite way to make sure both parents don’t miss any fun!

    Also, be sure to check out the Baby Care Centers, located in each theme park, for the perfect spot to feed or change your baby. There are even tiny toilets inside if your toddler prefers to use those, too. There’s also a handy vending machine at each Center, just in case you forget any necessities, like sunscreen, diapers, or wipes. You can find the Disneyland Park location at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., and the Disney California Adventure Park location on Pacific Wharf. 

    Last but not least, I highly recommend downloading the Disneyland app – it’s my favorite handy helper in the parks! You can use it to check attraction wait times, make dining reservations, find favorite Characters, and even mobile order your food and drinks ahead of time.

    I hope this information helps, Jessica. Please stop by with any additional questions… I’m all EARs!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, 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!

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