• On Jul 21, 2018
    Cassidy from CO 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.

    Hi there! I am just starting to plan a trip to Disneyland for my daughter’s first birthday, December 2018. We are so excited as this will be our first Disney trip as a family! Any advice or tips and tricks that you might be able to share would be awesome!

    Hey, Cassidy! I love whenever I get the chance to help one of my Colorado neighbors plan a magical trip to the Disneyland Resort!

    When you first arrive, stop by City Hall in Disneyland Park to pick up a complimentary birthday button for your daughter. Next, plan a special meal on your daughter’s big day. I think character meals are super fun for birthdays and my two favorites are the Minnie and Friends Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn or dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen. You can even order a birthday cake to be delivered to your table by calling (714) 781-3463 up to 60 days in advance. They may even be able to make a smaller version just for your 1-year-old to devour. 

    When it comes to touring the parks with a little one, you will want to start your days early and plan nap time in each day. You can exit and re-enter the parks as many times as you need during the day and taking breaks are key to keeping your little one from becoming overstimulated. Also, take advantage of the Baby Care Centers in the parks to change diapers or rock your child to sleep. They are wonderfully comfortable places to refresh with your young one. 

    As a special memento for mom and dad, stop into the Silhouette Studio on Main Street, U.S.A. They can make a darling silhouette of your daughter in just a few minutes and you will leave the parks with a truly unique keepsake. The one I have from my daughter’s first visit continues to be my most treasured souvenir. 

    Finally, if you have any other questions, please visit us again. We would love to help you continue to plan your adventure!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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