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Two Days is not Enough at Disneyland Parks

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Plenty of first time visitors to Disneyland are under the impression that one or two days is more than enough at Disneyland. They check the park maps and compare them to Walt Disney World. They figure there aren’t 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and more, so it can be done in a day or two? Well no, there isn’t all that, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of Disneyland Activities for keeping busy at Disneyland and beyond!

Two Theme Parks – Let’s start with the Obvious, there’s Disneyland and California Adventure parks to play at. I usually recommend at least one day for each park, plus at least a 3rd day so you can hit whatever you missed or loved the most. With the new Cars Land you can literally spend an entire day on Route 66. It’s that cool.

Jedi Training Academy – Take the time to find out about joining in the Jedi Training Academy. You’re little rebel fighters will thank you! Have your kids wear something flashy, Star Wars gear or even hold up a sign. This will increase the chances of them being selected. Once selected your young rebel fighter(s) will get to learn the way of the Jedi!

Mark Twain Steamboat – Have your little ones ask the Captain if they can steer. They may even get a cool souvenir certificate. Perhaps this will lead to a Pirates Life for them.

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Ride the Train – Walt Disney loved trains and he has shared his love with all of us. Take time to ride the train around all of Disneyland. You will see areas that are not accessible anywhere else, and you will never find views of the lands like these.

Take a trip on the Monorail – Jump on the Monorail in Downtown Disney and head out to Tomorowland. If you just want to relax and take some time off your feet, get on at Tomorrowland and ride it till it returns to Tomorrowland.

Downtown Disney – I love Downtown Disney, first it has my favorite non-theme park restaurant, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. Come by and have the jambalaya, then stay for the beignets! When you’re done eating, take a stroll around. There’s so many shops and clubs to check out. You could spend hours playing with Darth Vader at the Lego Store alone. Not to mention people watching in Downtown Disney is a relaxing fun event. Take some time out, relax and take a break.

Disneyland Resort Hotels – Even if you’re not staying in one of the resort hotels, you can still take a peek inside the resorts. Head over to the Grand Californian Resort and Spa to chill at the outdoor fire pit. You can head inside and enjoy a meal at Storyteller’s Cafe, shop in the gift shops or cruise around and look for Hidden Mickey’s. You can even do an etching with graphite pencils and paper on the floors. Great activity to keep the kids busy while waiting to head to airport.

Away from Parks – You are just south of Los Angeles, head out to Santa Monica for a day and spend some time at the beach. Head south to San Diego and visit the world-famous zoo. Enjoy some time at SeaWorld with Shamu and friends. The area attractions are many and can be included in most Disneyland packages!

I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.

California Adventure Must Do’s

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I always save California Adventure for Day 2. I mean, who doesn’t? Disneyland is the original and still the best place to start, and end…  Yeah okay, you caught me. I always do a 3 (or more) day park hopper for Disneyland. This way I do a full day at each park and split the 3rd day between the two.

So you’ve gone to Disneyland, you’ve listened to my sage advice and ridden all the best rides, seen the best shows, and all that Disneyland has to offer. And of course you ate at Blue Bayou, right? right? I mean, I kinda stressed it in that one posting didn’t I?

So here you are at California Adventure… Now What? What do you do first? Well two things, hopefully you read the posting on Radiator Springs Racers so you already knew to get those FastPasses before the park even opened. Second thing you want to do is get your FastPass to World Of Color, if you don’t already have a dining package. Don’t worry World Of Color FastPasses don’t keep you from getting any other ones. It’s simply to help control the crowd by assigning sections.

You’ve stepped onto Buena Vista Street, circa 1923. I suggest this time you do go slowly, unlike Disneyland Park, down Buena Vista Street. Check it out, especially Trolley Treats. I love this store for a few reasons… I mean, it’s got candy, chocolate, fudge, plus delicious caramel apples! While you’re there make sure you stop and take in the window display. It features a mountain that was designed in 1957 to be a part of Frontierland. The mountain was to be named “Rock Candy Mountain”. Sadly, it never came to be…  Maybe some day.

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After taking in Buena Vista Street, head off to Paradise Pier at the end of the park. This is where I always start my rides, and work my way back to the front. So what are the must do rides at California Adventure?

  • California Screamin’ (OF COURSE!) – FastPass
  • Car’s Land – YES ALL OF IT! Luigi’s Flying Tires, Maters Junkyard Jamboree, Radiator Springs Racers (FP) and more
  • Did I say Radiator Springs Racers? (really? – well try to go twice!)
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Red Car Trolley
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Disney’s Aladdin Musical Show
  • Soarin’ over California – FastPass<
  • Sorcerer’s Workshop
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – FastPass
  • Grizzly River Run – FastPass

After all those rides, those splashes and more, you’ve probably worked up some hunger. So where should you eat?

  • Ariel’s Grotto – Even I love dining with Princesses… Quick Note – Princesses come for Breakfast and Lunch only now.
  • Pacific Wharf Cafe – Yummy sourdough clam chowder
  • Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
  • Fairfax Market – Lots of healthy options
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant
  • Flo’s V8 Cafe – Great Grilled items

After seeing the sites, hanging out on Route 66, and eating something excellent, I have to see World of Color. If I don’t I just don’t feel quite complete. If you haven’t seen this show, you should know that this is an amazing show. The amount of work done, as well as the creativeness is captivating. The downside to the World of Color is that it was added after the park was opened. So with this it wasn’t planned for with a good viewing area. So you must get there early to get close enough to see the whole show. Don’t forget, you can get a FastPass at the beginning of the day near Grizzly River Run! I highly recommend getting the FastPass and getting to the show early. Both will help you to enjoy the show as much as possible! Here’s another quick tip, pick yourself up some “Glow with the Show” ears. This have IR technology that allows the ears to literally become part of the show. Check back here as I will be posting about the ears specifically very soon.

As you near the end of your day, take a leisurely stroll back through Buena Vista Street, get yourself some cool souvenirs and perhaps a midnight snack to enjoy later on. Have a good evening and we’ll see you again real soon!

I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.

Character Dining at Disneyland Parks

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Character Dining at Disneyland Parks is one of the greatest experiences you can plan. Between the parks and hotels you have five choices to sit and eat with your favorite Disney friends. Here you see my son, Jakob, hanging at Goofy’s Kitchen with none other than Goofy himself. For my family, character dining at Disneyland parks is one of the highlights of any good vacation!

Let’s discuss the options available:

Plaza Inn at Disneyland Park: Join Minnie and Friends for a delicious Character Breakfast in the Park! There’s not many better ways to start your day at Disneyland then with Minnie, Mickey, and more. The all you care to eat breakfast buffet consists of many options. Included are cold cereals, fresh pastries, omelet station, and of course Mickey Waffles. Don’t forget your autograph book and camera to capture all the memories!

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Ariel’s Grotto at Disney’s California Adventure Park: Join Ariel and some of her closest Princess friends for a celebration. Here you will be escorted to meet with Ariel for a quick chat and picture-taking prior to being seated. You will be offered a selection of plates from the fixed-price menu. Choices range from the famous slow-roasted tri-tip to pasta and more. Included with your meal are family style salads and desserts. While dining, you’ll enjoy an excellent view of not only Paradise Pier, but will be visited by many Princesses, perhaps even the Fairy Godmother will stop by if her schedule allows. Dining Tip: Recent changes to Ariel’s Grotto dining have moved Dining with Princesses to Breakfast and Lunch only. Dinner reservations are now offered as a World of Color package.

Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel: Fresh California offerings at all meals is the claim to fame for the PCH Grill (Pacific Coast Highway). Join Mickey for a Surf’s Up! Breakfast which features an all you care to eat buffet with all your favorites, including of course Mickey Waffles and Pancakes. You can let your kids head up and create their own breakfasts as well. All while experiencing your favorite Mickey friends and sitting among a beach themed restaurant with surfboards and oversized kites hanging about. Character Dining available for breakfast only.

Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland Hotel: Who knew that Goofy could cook, well he will surprise you for sure. Head over to his place for a great character dining option. Another all you care to eat buffet option is awaiting you for breakfast and dinner. No lunch option available. Goofy needs to nap you know. For breakfast, treat your kids to the peanut butter and jelly pizza for a delicious treat that you will likely never make yourself. At dinner time, enjoy a selection of carved meats, salad station and more. However, save room for your soft serve yogurt with your own topping choices. Party Tip: If you’re celebrating a birthday or other occasion, then Goofy’s Kitchen is the place for the big day celebration!

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Storyteller’s Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and SpaChip and Dale invite you to breakfast and an unforgettable experience. Chip and Dale are known for their mischievous sides and they let it all out during your breakfast with them. Here you may order directly off the menu or select from the market buffet that includes fresh fruit, made to order omelette’s and the ever popular Mickey Mouse Waffles. In addition to hanging out with Chip, Dale and their friends you get to spend some time doing lots of interactive fun. You’ll have to show up to find out what tricks and surprises they have in store for you!

Please note that I highly recommend you make advanced dining reservations for each of these restaurants. They will fill up fast for good reason. Get your reservations done early for the best selection. Additionally, please know that all the Character Dining at Disneyland Parks is breakfast. However, Goofy’s Kitchen will also serve a character dinner and Ariel’s Grotto offers a lunch. Quick Tip: Ariel’s Grotto is still listing a Princesses Dinner option online, however I’ve been told by Disney Dining that dinner no longer includes Princesses.

I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.

 

Radiator Springs Racers, To Your Mark!

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Vroom, Whoosh, Screech, Vroom… When I think of Cars and specifically Radiator Springs Racers these are the sounds I hear in my head. It’s okay if you don’t hear the same things. You might want to get it looked into though. Amongst the many attractions you’ll find in Cars Land, Radiator Springs Racers is by far the most popular. You’ll need to have a plan in place to get on this ride!

It’s common to be in line at Radiator Springs Racers for upwards of 2 1/2 hours on a slower park day. Here’s a tip though, get to the park early! When I say early, I mean before the park even opens. Head over to Buena Vista Street entrance half hour or more before park opening. You’ll be able to get into the park around 30 minutes before official opening. Once in California Adventure, send one person from your group to get the Fast Passes at Radiator Springs Racers, while the rest of you hit up the new Starbucks. Radiator Springs Racers is the most popular attraction in Cars Land, and honestly in all of California Adventure currently, and there are days when the entire allotment of Fast Passes are gone within the first hour or so of park opening. You’ll be sorry if you don’t get those Fast Passes early!

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Quick tip for those with toddlers, make sure you have them measured up first. The ride height minimum is 40 inches. In addition to the ride height requirement, know that the ride is fast, there are dips and hills, quick turns and speed. These can be scary to some kids, so know your toddlers limits. If your children are anything like mind, they will expect to be the “winner” every time they ride. This won’t happen, so prep them early to know that there is no set car that will “win” every time. You’d have as much luck figuring out how many drops and how far the Tower of Terror will have. There are a few moments of stomach drops as you experience roller coaster like “flying” and “near misses” along the way. These can be scary for most younger kids, but generally if they enjoy rides such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, they’ll be just fine on Radiator Springs Racers.

One last tidbit that you should know is that much like it’s cousin, Test Track, in Walt Disney World, this ride will break down and break down often. Much of the long line can be attributed to those holding out hope for the ride to be fixed and quickly return to operation. Unfortunately  the ride hasn’t gotten the bugs worked out completely so be prepared to entertain the kids, and adults, in your group for possible extended periods of time.

Overall, take the time to enjoy Radiator Springs Racers and all of Cars Land. you’ll find there is plenty to do and if you can swing it, ride the racers twice. Hit it once during the day and again at night for two completely different experiences. Whatever you do, you do not want to miss Cars Land during your visit!

I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.

 

You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me! Comment below on your favorite Disney Pals and their friend’s and I’ll do my best to update this posting with new pictures of everyone’s favorites!!

I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.

Daniel is a self-proclaimed Disney Geek, Disney Vacation Planner and a Disneyland Specialist. When he’s not adding to the plethora of Disney Trivia in his head, you can find him on his Facebook Page and/or follow him on Twitter

Disneyland Must Do’s

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Hey all you fans of Mickey! So you’ve planned a visit to Disneyland! You’ve made it known to everyone you are going, you’ve contacted a Disney Specialist travel agent to do all the boring booking part for you, including booking your ‘Priority Seating’ dinner reservations. Now you are on your way!

You have arrived at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, what should you do first? last? That’s what I’m here to help you with. Well at least share my Disneyland Must Do’s. I’ve been to Disneyland more times than I should admit to.

First things first, get in front of the floral arrangement in front of the train station and get you a picture! Collect your Photo Pass, or even better purchase your Photo Pass+ before even going to parks, so that you can use it for the rest of your trip. Don’t worry the photographer will also take your picture with your personal camera. Do It! You will love having the Photo’s available later on to purchase, sometimes making excellent Christmas Cards. Also know that you can pre-order the PhotoPass CD. If you do this and you make sure to take advantage of all the photography opportunities you can score an excellent deal!

Once you’ve walked under the train trestle, follow my lead and look to your left. Right next to the City Hall is the Fire Station. The top floor is Walt Disney’s apartment. Give him a quick hello, friendly wave, and perhaps a Thank You. If you are close enough you will notice that there is an oil lamp in the window. This lamp is always on, symbolizing Walt Disney’s spirit is always around. Quick note, don’t freak out if it’s out, that only means that one of the Disney Family is visiting the park and Walt’s spirit resides with them.

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Head Down Main Street towards Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, I always save the shops for on the way out. I personally always buy more than I should and I don’t want to be held up, there are things to do and see!!!

I start with a general list in my head of what’s first. Typically I head towards the left of the castle to hit up Jungle Cruise and Indiana Jones first.

What rides are the must do’s??
• Jungle Cruise
• Indiana Jones (FastPass)
• Big Thunder Mountain (Fast Pass)
• Splash Mountain (Fast Pass)
• Space Mountain (Fast Pass)
• “NEW” Star Tours (Fast Pass)
• Pirates of the Caribbean (Save this till around dinner time)
• Haunted Mansion
• Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
• It’s a Small World (of course – sorry for the song being stuck in your head too)

So you have your rides in mind. Head off and get a fastpass for one ride and then jump in line for another. Couldn’t be easier. Try to stay nearby the rides. For instance, get yourself a fastpass to Indiana Jones then hit the Jungle Cruise.

Where should we eat?

I am generally satisfied with any meal I have at Disneyland. This park tends to have pretty darn good food when you go looking for it. My favorite restaurant overall is “Blue Bayou”.

But you don’t want to eat at Blue Bayou every meal? Here’s some other options:
• Cafe Orleans – Excellent Gumbo
• Plaza Inn – Great Breakfast buffet with Characters
• Big Thunder Ranch BBQ – Includes a Show
• The Golden Horseshoe – Get yourself a Sundae here!
• Carnation Cafe – Good breakfast spot

As a frequent visitor to Disneyland I never truly feel I’ve done it all until I see a Parade, Fantasmic!, and the Fireworks. Without these magical pieces of the visit I would be incomplete. I fully encourage, almost demand, that you see at least one parade, the Fantasmic! show and stay for the Fireworks!

After the Fireworks, head back to Main Street and get you some souvenirs.

There are of course many, many, many, more things to do at Disneyland, however this list is simply DisneyDaniels’ MUST DO’s!

Contact me today to book your first, next or best Disney, Universal, Cruise, Hawaii or other Magical Vacation!

Daniel is a self-proclaimed Disney Geek, Disney Vacation Planner and a Disneyland Specialist. When he’s not adding to the plethora of Disney Trivia in his head, you can find him on his Facebook Page and/or follow him on Twitter

Why I Love Disneyland!

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I first visited Disneyland when I was about 8 years old. My family went in a van with a porthole. It’s odd what we remember isn’t it? I don’t even know whom that ugly van belonged to. With my family were my Aunt and her children. It was a fairly large group of us traveling from Missouri to California, in the porthole van. Try and imagine a very uncool Mystery Machine van but in brown with 1970’s colors running down the side… Then imagine it 100 times worse and you’ll be close.

We stayed along the way in some fantastic K.O.A. campgrounds… Well fantastic may be a strong word for the accommodations, but we were going to DISNEYLAND! I couldn’t wait; I had wanted this trip for as long as my young 8-year-old self could remember.

I’m not sure I could tell anyone anything specific about our visit. I have memories of just being overwhelmed with excitement, with a bit of fear mixed in.  It could have been the Sky Way that caused the fear to be honest. When you first saw it, it went into a mountain! What is going on there? There are of course bits and pieces of memories but overall I know it started my love of all things Disney and that lives on with me to this day.

It took me over 11 years until I got to visit Disneyland again. This was the trip that sealed it for both my wife and I. We were hooked and there was no going back! Unlike my first visit, this one is etched into my memory forever. Every detail. Even if it wasn’t permanently imprinted on my mind, we have 1000’s of pictures, so I could always be easily reminded.  Matter of fact I think they are still in the Costco envelopes. Perhaps I should go on a Picture Hunt!

Through the years, we have made it a goal to visit Disneyland at least once, if not more times, a year. Heading down from our home in Seattle for a weekend is one of our favorite ways to spend our entertainment dollars. I almost hate to admit this, but my wife and I at times have ditched our son with grandparents and jaunted down to Disneyland for a weekend away for just us. Please don’t send me hate mail over that…

In the end, I can simply say that I love visiting Disneyland (and Disneyworld!). Truly it’s a magical place for my all. When I walk under the arches and see Main Street USA, I let go of any stresses I might have had, any worries and any troubles. I once again look upon Disneyland with my 8 year old eyes. I’m certain Walt wouldn’t have wanted it any other way…

And really, is there anything greater than that?

Contact me today to book your first, next or best Disney, Universal, Cruise, Hawaii or other Magical Vacation!

Daniel is a self-proclaimed Disney Geek, Disney Vacation Planner and a Disneyland Specialist. When he’s not adding to the plethora of Disney Trivia in his head, you can find him on his Facebook Page and/or follow him on Twitter

Travel Agent? Isn’t that what the Internet is for?

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Do you remember the time before smart phones? Internet Searches? Planning travel was a lot of phone calls, friends recommendations, driving to AAA or other places for maps and lots of other work. Sometimes people used a Travel Agent, but usually only on those big once in a lifetime trips. So now, we have our iPhones, HTC’s, Tablets, Laptops, and a wealth of information on all things, including Travel destinations. Nowadays the internet has taken over for all those calls, all those trips to the library and more to get stacks and stacks of information for your vacation.

Let me start by telling you a little about how I started in this business. I had two separate but each very good friends suggest to me that I should be a Travel Agent for Disney Vacations. When they first suggested it, I thought to myself “Are they insane, Travel Agents are a thing of the past, everyone uses the internet, right?” So I started looking into it more and more. Then I spent some time pondering the amount of my own time I spent planning my vacations. I was already a self-described expert whose friends would ask for help and suggestions from. It seemed a perfect fit. I realized I love all things Disney (and Universal, and Hawaii, and Cruises, and… Well traveling in general) and I love helping people to plan their trips. So yeah why not? It was probably the best decision I’ve made in a long, long time! Which if you know me, isn’t saying much…

I do often wonder if it gets easier with all this information or is it now just overwhelming? If you want to visit a place like Disneyland or Walt Disney World you could get lost in the amount of information and never make it back out. The pictures alone can be mesmerizing. But you don’t think of asking for help? Why? Travel Agents are still out there, and we are ready to help! Today more than ever Travel Agents are the best bet you have to navigate the information overload highway and keeping you on track. Most Travel Agents today are also specialists in specific areas. Take me for instance, can you perhaps guess where my specialties lie?

So I’ve shared a little with how I decided to become a Travel Agent. Really though I want to share with you why you need a Travel Agent (like me).

  • There is NO COST to you!
  • Disney, Universal and others Certifies Travel Agents
  • We are Experts in our specialties – for me that’s Disney, Universal, Hawaii, Cruises and Southern California
  • We know all the Promotions – Seriously we get daily emails
  • We do the boring research, pricing options and more, then report back to you
  • We offer suggestions and will plan your trip with as much detail as you want
  • Free Gifts! – Really, why wouldn’t you want free things?
  • No Stress Vacation Planning
  • No hours spent researching
  • Knowledgeable advice on restaurants, park tours and more
  • Travel Agents work around your schedule and budget

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Still not sold on a Travel Agent? Saying to yourself you’ve been to Disneyland and Disney World as much as anyone, why do you need someone to plan it for you? Well if the lure of the free gifts doesn’t give you incentive, perhaps I can convince you another way. Having spent numerous hours at Disney parks, Disney Resorts, on Disney Cruises, and more, I can tell you I have never sat down at my computer and quickly done the reservation. I’ve looked at all the different dates, the different resorts/rooms, the different parks, Extra Magic Hours, calendar of events, and much much more. It takes me hours and hours sometimes to plan a week vacation. Why ever would you want to do that anymore? Travel Agents do all of that for you AT NO COST TO YOU!

Did you know that Travel Agents will also sit down and go through your trip, offer restaurant recommendations, perhaps even suggesting one you’ve never been to… However, if you want, I will personally offer to put your trip together in calendar form to give you a complete itinerary, including for any who want it, a complete daily breakdown of your day at each park. All For Free! If you already know what you want, then I’ll do the scheduling for you. Yes I say I a lot, but that’s what I do… Honestly, it’s what almost all Travel Agents would do for their clients.

With all I’ve said, I should warn travelers that Travel Agents aren’t the best at airfare any longer. Unfortunately, airlines no longer pay a commission, so it’s not a service a lot of Travel Agents promote. However, when asked by a client to check for them, I’m happy to do it, and I’m certain most other Travel Agents will as well. Keep in mind that we no longer have the same level of access as years past. Generally speaking it’s better and easier for you to find your own airfare. You know if you’re willing to fly red eye, or if you need to leave after a certain time. Never be afraid to ask your travel agent for help and/or suggestions. We do generally hear of the best airlines from the different areas of the country.

Joining forces with a Travel Agent only makes sense in todays world of too much information. You are planning a trip to spend time with your family and friends, yet you spend all your free time before the vacation in front of your computer planning. Let us take care of all that, we will spend the time finding the best pricing and promotions for your vacation! In addition, you make a new friend with your agent centered around something you both love, Travel!

If you’re still not sure after all my compelling reasons, I’d love to know why. Leave a comment below with your comments.

Contact me or another Travel Agent soon to get you the best value available for your next trip to Disneyland, Disney World, Disney Cruises, Universal Studios, Hawaii or anywhere you are looking to visit!

Contact me today to book your first, next or best Disney, Universal, Cruise, Hawaii or other Magical Vacation!

Daniel is a self-proclaimed Disney Geek, Disney Vacation Planner and a Disneyland Specialist. When he’s not adding to the plethora of Disney Trivia in his head, you can find him on his Facebook Page and/or follow him on Twitter

 

Right Age to Visit Disneyland

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As you might have guessed, my family and I love Disneyland! As a newer Disney blogger, I have imagined some of the questions readers may have. One that I struggled with personally was what’s the right age to visit Disneyland? I imagine some of you may have the same concerns.

So my wife and I discussed, with some trepidation, taking our toddler son with us right after his 3rd birthday. We wondered what’s the right age to visit Disneyland? Additionally, we were feeling slightly guilty over the number of trips we’d taken since his birth to Disneyland without him. So we said Hakuna Matata and off we went. This was an especially good trip for his first visit. We were fortunate enough to have my Sister in law and her family with us, including our 6 year old niece. They were visiting us from Stockholm for a few weeks, so off we went. It was both kids first visit!

I know many, many parents have asked me what’s the right age to visit Disneyland? I’m not fully sure there’s a correct answer. Before going we felt 3 may have been too young. In some ways we were right, mostly we were wonderfully surprised at his enjoyment, wonder and curiosity over the whole magical experience. Were there moments of time that we wanted to rip our hair out, yeah… Quite a few moments. Were there just as many, if not more moments of looking at each other with pride in our kid who was loving Disney as much as we were…  Absolutely.

Top Reasons to bring your toddler to Disneyland:

  • You will experience Disney anew through them
  • Starstruck look when seeing Mickey live for the first time
  • Raising your hero status to unprecedented levels
  • Magical Memories
  • They find everything to be curiosier and curiosier
  • You will see parts of Disneyland you didn’t even know existed
  • Finding that ride that makes them giggle uncontrollably

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Top Reasons NOT to bring your toddler to Disneyland:

  • They will lick EVERYTHING… Including the chains separating lines
  • They want EVERYTHING… Including bringing Mickey home
  • They eat EVERYTHING… If it’s a treat, they will eat it
  • They will cry about EVERYTHING… you will never go the right way, ever
  • They want to do EVERYTHING… Right NOW!

Those are our experiences with bringing our toddler to Disneyland. You’re now on your own. However, feel free to leave comments with your own experiences and concerns!

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One last tip, watch your kids around Captain Hook though, he’ll lure them with cool balloons and turn them into Pirates!

I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.

Contact me today to book your first, next or best Disney, Universal, Cruise, Hawaii or other Magical Vacation!

Daniel is a self-proclaimed Disney Geek, Disney Vacation Planner and a Disneyland Specialist. When he’s not adding to the plethora of Disney Trivia in his head, you can find him on his Facebook Page and/or follow him on Twitter

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