Mom And Daughter Sailing Ship Columbia; In costume as captain hook and Peter Pan
  • On Apr 9, 2013
    Diana 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.

    Is there any restaurants (within 10 min walking distance) that opens extra early? I am from Toronto and my “biological clock” will probably wake me up at 5 am local time. Are the pools / waterslides open? Is there anything I can do with my 4-year-old boy?

    Hi, Diana!

    While the restaurants of the Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney District don’t open until between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m., there are several options available nearby to those in search of an early-morning bite to eat. On Harbor Boulevard, just east of the Disneyland Resort, you’ll find a few 24-hour restaurants, such as Denny’s, IHOP and McDonald’s. Immediately south of the Disneyland Resort on Katella Avenue is Coco’s Bakery Restaurant, which opens around 6:00 a.m. Also, if you are staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, you have the option of ordering room service.

    The hotel pools and water slides aren’t open until mid-morning, but there are other activities your son might enjoy. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is home to Flounder's Fun 'n Games, an arcade with video games located just down the hall from the registration desk. Also in this area is Paradise Theater, where kids can watch Disney films and TV shows in a beach-themed screening room. The TV even looks like a giant sandcastle! Classic Disney cartoons are also shown in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and there are fun kid-sized rocking chairs where they can relax. Once the shops of the Downtown Disney District open, I bet your little guy would love to visit the LEGO Store or RIDEMAKERZ.

    I hope this helps, Diana, and that you and your son enjoy a wonderfully pixie-dusted visit to the Disneyland Resort! Please don’t hesitate to write back with any other questions you may have as your planning continues.

    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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