This post is sponsored by Disneyland. All opinions are my own.
Now that we live in the Los Angeles area, I am sure my kids will have countless opportunities to go to Disneyland. However, I wanted their first time to be with me and my parents. It felt extra special to me to have three generations all together on what will likely be a lasting memory for all of us.
Buy the Fast Pass
If I have one tip for you, it would be to buy the fast pass. It is totally worth the extra money. If you download the app, you can schedule rides and even make reservations for meals. We ate at a cute little restaurant on main street. It was yummy and also so convenient not to have to wait in any lines.
When we arrived at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel, we were warmly greeted by several different employees. The check-in process was seamless, our bags were held, and we were told we’d get a text message when our room was ready. As promised, we got a text around 3pm and we headed back to the room for a little downtime before the light show later that night.
Breakfast with Minnie Mouse
After checking in, we headed to Disneyland park for our breakfast with Minnie Mouse. I can’t tell you how much fun the kids had at the character breakfast. They are the perfect age – preschool and kindergarten – to interact with the characters. They got such a kick out of all the different characters coming up to the table and getting to take a picture with Minnie mouse. If you get a chance to do breakfast with Minnie, I’d highly suggest it. The food was yummy and my kids loved getting to interact with all of the characters.
Overall, we had a wonderful first two experiences at Disneyland and California Adventure. Our stay at the Grand Californian was also very nice. My kids had a great time, but so did us adults. We all felt the true magic and excitement of Disney. I can’t wait until we get to go back (or make it to Disney World next).
A Few Other Tips at Disneyland with Little Kids:
- Pack lots of snacks and empty water bottles (do not bring glass bottles, they will throw them out)
- Wear a hat and bring sunscreen
- Bring a layer – it gets cold at night
- If your kids start complaining about walking, bribe them with cotton candy (it worked for me ;)).
Looking for other amusement park stories? Here’s our two trips to LegoLand.