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  • On Feb 27, 2023
    Elisha 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.

    My son is almost 18 months old, are there any activities he can do at Disneyland to get all of his energy out?

    Welcome to planDisney, Elisha!

    I’m so excited to help you and your bouncing little Tigger enjoy your next visit to The Happiest Place On Earth. It sounds like your little man-cub is the same age as mine, and we’ve been enjoying using my Imagine Key for several months now, and I’m bubbling and brewing with ideas for places to let our tumbly toddlers explore and play.

    Last week, I met up with my fellow PlanDisney panelist Michelle R and we decided to grab a cold brew together at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. I was thrilled to see how much space there was for my youngling to run around and explore. The cargo and droid props were particularly fascinating for him. The attention to detail on Batuu is an immersive experience for all ages, but toddler playtime opened my eyes to new things that I never noticed before. This also is the perfect space for him to chase bubbles from his souvenir wand. He loved every minute of it! 

    Elisha, if your little Mouseketeer is anything like mine, he loves to climb, run and explore, but for the little ones whose patience is still developing, waiting in line at the Disneyland Resort attractions be challenging for the whole family. That’s why I’m so excited about the reopening of Mickey’s Toontown this month! There will be open green space for little ones to run their energy out. The new design features more playspace for families to enjoy interactive, outdoor free play. I know I plan to spend as much time here as I can with my curious little Mouseketeer. A special touch that you might appreciate will be the “Kiss Goodnight”, a colorful fountain display each evening that will be perfect for little ones (like mine) who just can't stay awake long enough to enjoy the nighttime spectacular.

    I'll tell you a little secret, Elisha: Donald Duck and I share a birthday in June, and I love to visit him on our special day as often as I can. I look forward to seeing “the duck with all the bad luck” at the newest incarnation of his home, which is flooding from the inside out! Donald’s Duck Pond will surely make a splash with our tiny tots, so make sure to bring a swimsuit for them to change into.

    Over at Disney California Adventure Park, the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is the place to be! This outdoor play area is a hit with kids of all ages because it features a variety of obstacles, rope bridges, rock walls, and towers that offer endless opportunities for adventure. I love watching my BabyBear put his physical and problem-solving skills to the test in a fun and safe environment. 

    Elisha, I’ve loved sharing with you about some of the best places for the little ones to play and explore. As a fellow parent, I know how important it is to find safe and exciting environments that help kids develop their skills and imaginations, and there are plenty of options to do that at the Disneyland Resort. I hope these suggestions help you find some new spots to explore and have fun! Feel free to reach out directly if you have any more questions or are looking for more tips!

    Adventure is out there!
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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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