Friends ask me a lot for my best travel tips for Disneyland with infants and toddles. They want to know about where we stay, how we pack, and surviving the road trip. Once you’ve survived getting there, friends want tips about Disneyland rides, naps and breaks, balloons, candy, Tinker Bell and the Princesses, dining, and a few more must sees. With so much information to share, this tip list is long but it well worth your time to plan well. I grew up going to Disneyland every summer and my husband’s family went to Disney World often when he was a child. We visit frequently and always miss the parks the day we leave.
Where to stay
What to pack
Road trip tips
The Disneyland website has a very long list of attractions with out height restrictions. My daughter has been going on most of the attractions in that list since her very first visit. Through our many visits she has made her own list of favorites.
Fantasyland is where you’ll find many attractions suitable for infants and toddlers. The very first attraction my daughter rode was Peter Pan’s Flight.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant has always been a family favorite.
Goofy’s Playhouse is a great shaded play area for small children. It’s the perfect place to get out of the stroller to run around in a safe and enclosed space.
You’ll find The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in Critter Country. The ride is fun and afterwards you can stop nearby for pictures with the characters!
Nap and Break Time
Tinker Bell and the Princesses
If you’re looking for more than just a quick meal, the Cafe Orleans is an excellent option with two unique Monte Cristo sandwiches.
You can see fireworks and hear the music at most locations in the park but you won’t be able to see Tinker Bell or Dumbo. We normally sit directly in front of the Small World ride for a pretty decent view. Currently the fireworks show has lights that dance on the front of Small World.