Having fun at Disneyland is not a hard thing to do, obviously, but sometimes, especially if you have very young kids in tow, it’s very important to have a plan before your little ones start bawling in the middle of the line. Here are some of the best tips to enjoy Disneyland with young kids:
1. Buy tickets online. Standing in line to get into Disneyland may not be the best idea if you have kids in tow. The smart move here is to purchase tickets online, at least a week before your actual visit, so you could bypass the lines at the entrance and get right to the park. Another advantage here is that you can score up to a $50 discount on tickets if you purchase them online. Do know that children under 3 years old get to go in Disneyland for free, while those from 4 to 9 years old have special admission prices?
2. Know what to bring and what to wear. Dress up for warm weather, as the climate in Anaheim could be really warm especially during the summer months. Protect yourself and your kids with sunblock and headgear. Remember to bring extra clothes and diapers! You can also rent strollers (appropriate for kids 1 to 7 years) at the Guest Services office, since you’d likely be doing a lot of walking all throughout your visit. If you want to save money and if it’s viable for you to do so, bring your baby’s own strollers. You could also bring along your own water bottles and snacks, and place them in your backpacks. This way, you wouldn’t have to buy every time one of your kids gets thirsty or hungry.
3. Know child-appropriate attractions. As much as possible, you should already have a fair idea of the places that you will go to, in order to fully maximize your time. Some of the family-friendliest places to go to include Jungle Cruise, Treehouse and It’s a Small World.
You could also treat your kids to child-appropriate theatrical productions at Disneyland, such as Snow White – An Enchanting Musical, which is shown at the Fantasyland Theatre the whole day.
Fantasyland and Toon Town parks are two of the areas that are specially geared for little kids. Some of the attractions found here include Mickey’s House, Chip n’ Dale Treehouse, and Pinocchio’s Daring Journey.
4. Know where to go to rest. There will definitely come a time when your kids would need to take a break from all the rides and just sit down and relax for a while. And of course, you’d need to eat too! Some of the best dining options for little kids include Club Buzz in Tomorrowland. Do be sure to go eat before 12nn, since lines tend to be long during peak dining hours.
There you have it! These are just some of the things you can do to enjoy Disneyland with young kids. Remember, the key here is proper planning and preparation, so you could make your Disneyland vacation with your kids truly a time to remember fondly! Good luck, and hope this helped you out!