Mom And Daughter meeting Merida; girl in costume as Merida
  • On Oct 3, 2014
    Lauren from CA 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.

    We are going to be visiting DL & DCA next Friday and were wondering if there was a list of times/locations that we can meet characters (e.g. Mary Poppins, Pluto, etc.). Also, what are the best Disneyland Resort activities to do on a budget? Thanks

    Hi, Lauren!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. If you visit, mouse over the “Things to Do” tab near the top of the page and then select “Character Experiences” to see a list of all attractions, shows and experiences featuring Disney characters. You can sort the list by entertainment type, interest, target age group, and accessibility. 

    A fun (and free!) activity is to collect the full set of six Cars Land buttons available at Disney California Adventure Park. Cast Members will put your trivia knowledge to the test to earn each one! Disney Pin Trading is also one of my favorite ways to make visits to Disney Parks even more fun and engaging. It’s an easy way to enhance your family’s park experiences! Simply find a Cast Member wearing a pin trading lanyard, ask if you can see his or her pins, find a pin you’d like to trade for, and trade your pin for the Cast Member’s. You can purchase pins at the resort shops or in advance online. We usually buy a few inexpensive pins or a multi-pack so our 4-year-old son can pin trade with Cast Members as soon as our Disneyland Resort vacation begins.

    I hope this helps, Lauren, and that you enjoy a wonderfully pixie-dusted visit to the Disneyland Resort! Please feel free to write back with any other questions you may 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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