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  • On Aug 28, 2022
    Berenice 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.

    We are planning my toddler’s first trip to Disney and she is 2 we will be there by the end of November what can I do to make it a better visit?

    Hi Berenice, and great question!

    I remember when I took my son to the Happiest Place on Earth shortly after he turned two years old. With some pre-planning, we had a fantastic time, and I would love to share some of what my husband and I did to make the day special for our kiddo.

    First, we went through the complete list of attractions to learn which rides were available for our tiny Mouseketeer, then created a priority list of the ones we knew we had to take him on for his first visit (such as Peter Pan’s Flight, the Mad Tea Party, and the Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue!).

    Next, we did some planning around the stroller we wanted to bring. If you bring your own stroller, I sometimes recommend using the Toy Story Parking Area instead of one of the parking structures. With the parking structures, there can sometimes be a build-up getting on and off an elevator, and the trams can be pretty tight for most strollers. But the Toy Story Parking Area is a flat parking lot, and you ride a much more spacious bus to the parks from this parking area. You also have the option to rent a stroller at the parks for a small fee.

    I definitely recommend planning for some quiet time, especially if your kiddo is still a napper. Some quiet places I love include Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, the Mark Twain Riverboat, some areas near Grizzly Peak, the Picnic Area, and even the lobby of the Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. You will also have access to the Baby Care Centers, a calm place to take your daughter for essentials, more comfortable diaper changes, and even some quiet seating.

    My last tip is to make full use of Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering. You can order food using the Disneyland Mobile App, and then when your food is ready, you just pick it up. That easy! It’s a simple way to decrease your time in lines and get your family fed quickly.

    Have a great time at the Happiest Place on Earth! If you need help with another question, you have a friend in the planDisney Panel!

    Happy planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Lola, California

To all who come to planDisney, welcome! I'm Lola, a Disney-obsessed mom of one from sunny California. Having grown up just a short drive from Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Resort quickly became my home-away-from-home. My favorite thing about Disneyland Resort is that it is the perfect playground for people of ALL ages. I am honored to help you, your family and your friends plan a magical experience at Disneyland Resort! Learn More About Lola

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