• On Feb 27, 2018
    Anna 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.

    I was just wondering if you moms have any tips for first time parents taking there 8 year old boy and 1 year old girl, any planning tips?

    Hi, Anna!

    Thanks for your question about the Disneyland Resort. I have a 7-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, so I know what it’s like to navigate the theme parks with two little ones and their differing interests!

    Check out the Attractions list online to make your family's list of must-dos. If there is no minimum height requirement for an attraction, then it’s safe for your daughter to ride! You and your partner may want to take advantage of the Rider Switch program for the more thrilling attractions your baby can't experience. One of you can ride while the other waits with one or both of your kids. You then "swap" so the second adult can enjoy the attraction without waiting in line all over again. The Baby Care Centers are another great resource for parents. They provide full-size changing tables, high chairs, private nursing spaces and baby food prepping areas for your convenience.

    Be sure to download the official Disneyland Mobile App so you can locate characters in the theme parks by checking the Characters tab. “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park” at Plaza Inn is a good choice for a yummy buffet of breakfast classics while visiting with Minnie and the gang without waiting in line, since the characters visit your table for photos! Dining reservations can be made online or by calling (714) 781-DINE.

    When you arrive, pick up complimentary “1st Visit” celebration buttons at a Guest Services location to add a little extra magic to your vacation. I hope this helps, Anna, and that you have a pixie dust-packed visit to the Happiest Place on Earth with your young Mouseketeers! 

    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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