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Heading to Disneyland with Kids? Here’s my top tips resources when planning a Disneyland with kids vacation.
Disneyland with Kids is near and dear to my heart. Taking my own kids to Disneyland sparked my desire to create this website in 2013. Even though I grew up in Los Angeles and visited all my life, it wasn’t until I became a parent that the magic Disneyland really hit me.
Disneyland with Kids Facebook Group
Another reason why Disneyland with Kids is so close to my heart is the Disneyland with Kids Facebook group. It began as an extension of my business in 2018, as I work alongside 3 awesome co-owners:
- Becca Robins from This Crazy Adventure Called Life
- Julie Bigboy from Mom Rewritten
- Leslie Harvey from Trips with Tykes
Disneyland with Kids has taken on a life of its own and we’ve built an amazing community of friends who ask questions and reply to questions, all focused around bringing your kids to the Happiest Place on Earth. Some of our most popular discussions for parents include:
Disneyland with Kids Podcast
Parents are always on the go and sometimes getting all the Disneyland info you need is tricky. Along with the Facebook group, we also created a podcast so you can listen to expert Disneyland advice where ever you go.
Disneyland with Kids Hotels
There are so many hotels near Disneyland to choose from. It can get overwhelming fast! Here’s some things I ask people when they’re trying to choose a Disneyland area hotel.
- What hotel chains are you used to staying at? This way I can gauge the type of hotel you’re comfortable at and recommend ones with similar qualities near Disneyland. See all my hotel reviews here.
- How much do you usually pay per night at hotels? Keep that rate in mind then add $50-100 per night for Anaheim hotels. The rate to pay here are going to be higher than you would pay in a non-destination area. The same Hilton will cost a lot more here because of its location.
- Need free breakfast? Not everywhere has free breakfast, but a lot of places do and I’ve listed them here.
- Do you need to go back to the hotel for naps or downtime? You might be surprised how much energy it takes for a full day at Disneyland. Even my older kids like going back to the hotel for naps, if that means they get to stay up late. My favorite area are the hotels along Harbor Boulevard, for easy walking. But nothing beats the proximity of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel.
Rides for Disneyland with Kids
There’s so many things to do and see, and seeing through their eyes is simply magical. Check out my top tips for rides and other ways to make your vacation easier.
- Does your little (or not so little) kid need a stroller? Size guidelines, rental options and more.
- I used to be completely against renting lockers, but now it’s one of my favorite things. Stash warm clothes to change into later, bring a ton of snacks inside Disneyland, drinks too. Put it all safely in your locker rental.
- Is it worth it to take your babies and toddlers? Absolutely! Here’s a list of rides everyone can go on.
- If you need a spot to unwind and let your little ones play, this article is for you.
It certainly doesn’t end at the rides. There’s tons of shows and parades and activities to keep everyone in the family happy and busy. You might even want to schedule one of the popular character meals and dine along-side Mickey Mouse or your favorite princess. Speaking of food, anyone with a picky eater will want to get their hands on this Disneyland kid meal guide.
A Disneyland trip with kids is the highlight of childhood and parenthood. I’d love to help you plan even more of your vacation. What questions do you have about visiting Disneyland with Kids—let’s continue the conversation.