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  • On Feb 28, 2024
    Kaydra from NM Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a trip in June for my daughters 1st b-day/family vacation. 2 adults 1 baby. What tips and tricks do you recommend as well as rides she can ride on?

    Hi there, Kaydra! 

    Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for bringing us this question about the Disneyland Resort. I’m a big fan of introducing little ones to the magic of Disney early on, so I’m thrilled to hear you’ll be exploring the theme parks with your baby! There’s also no better place to celebrate a birthday than at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    There are dozens of attractions you can enjoy with your little Mouseketeer! If there is no minimum height requirement for an attraction or it’s listed as being for “any height,” then it’s safe for your baby to ride with you. Some favorites that my whole family likes to experience together are “it’s a small world,” Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pixar Pal-A-Round, and Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! For those rides not suitable for your baby, you can take advantage of the Rider Switch service, which allows Guests with young children to take turns experiencing attractions. One adult can ride while the other stays with the baby. When the rider returns, the supervising adult can then enjoy the attraction without waiting in line all over again. Simply go to the entrance of the attraction with your family and let a Cast Member know you’d like to use Rider Switch. The ticket of the supervising adult will be scanned at this time and then re-scanned by a Cast Member later when the Rider Switch entitlement is used. 

    There is a Baby Care Center in each of the two theme parks that will be a helpful resource for you while exploring with your baby. You’ll find full-size changing tables, private nursing spaces with comfy chairs, and food prepping areas with a sink and microwave. The Baby Care Centers were a real lifesaver for me when my kids were small! You can also purchase essentials like diapers, wipes, pacifiers, sunscreen, some over-the-counter medicines, and other essentials you might need there.  

    During your visit to the resort, be sure to pick up a complimentary birthday button for your daughter at City Hall in Disneyland Park or the Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure Park to help her celebrate the special day. The button can be customized with a name so she’ll receive personalized birthday wishes from Cast Members and other Guests all day, and it makes a great souvenir. If you have any table-service meals planned, let your server know you’re celebrating your little princess’s birthday because your family will receive a bit of extra magic during your dining experience!

    I hope this helps answer your question, Kaydra, and that your time in the theme parks with your family is filled with pixie-dusted moments! Please stop by again with more questions as your vacation approaches.

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney

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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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