• On Oct 11, 2018
    Jamie from Idaho Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning a trip to Disney land Dec. 26-29th with my family including my 3 year old and teenagers. How can I find what rides the 3 year old can go on? Is this a good time, any special events?

    Hello, Jamie!

    I’m so glad to hear you’re planning a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth during the holiday season. There is so much magic waiting for your family! Visit the Disneyland Resort’s Entertainment page and select your trip dates using the calendar tool to view fireworks, parades and shows scheduled during your vacation.

    If there is no minimum height requirement or an attraction is advertised as being for “any height,” then it’s safe for your 3-year-old. Check out the complete theme park attractions list. It can be sorted by age interest, height requirement and thrill level. I think you’ll find there’s something for everyone in your group in both parks! Some favorite attractions the whole family can experience together are Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Jungle Cruise. There are even a few attractions with height requirements that your youngest may be tall enough to ride, like Autopia at Disneyland Park and Luigi's Joy to the Whirl at Disney California Adventure Park, which have a minimum height requirement of only 32 inches.

    While holidays are a popular time to visit due to the seasonal offerings and many people being on vacation from work and school, you should still have plenty of chances to experience your must-do attractions thanks to Disney FASTPASS service. I suggest you also check out Disney MaxPass, which enables you to save time in line by making FASTPASS selections from your mobile device! Disney MaxPass also includes unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads to document your most magical moments.

    I hope this helps, Jamie! Please write back with any other questions you might have.

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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