Disneyland bills itself as the happiest place on earth, and it’s a fabulous place to visit with your children, no matter how old or young they are. That being said, the trip you take to Disneyland with your toddler or baby will be different than the trip you take with your teenager. When you go to Disneyland with a baby or a toddler, there are some things that you should know. Following these tips will help you make your trip as happy as possible, both for you and for your child.Check out how to have fun in Disneyland:
The first thing that you should remember about going to Disneyland with a toddler or baby is that you don’t have to see everything in the park. You’ll enjoy yourself most if you don’t push yourself or your baby. Small children need rest, even (and perhaps especially) during days at a theme park. Remember that you’re there to enjoy yourself, not to check rides and attractions off a list.
Before you leave for the park, you’ll want to make sure to pack some things. You will of course want a diaper bag with extra diapers, wipes, formula and other necessities. You’ll also want to take some sunscreen with you so that you can protect your baby’s skin.
You will also probably want to bring one or more water bottles with you. Disneyland can get very hot, especially in the summer, and enough water will help everyone in the family to stay happy. Although Disneyland does not technically allow outside food to be brought into the park, you can probably also bring some snacks for your children without any trouble.
For safety’s sake, you may also want to write your cell phone number and name on a piece of paper and pin it to your young child’s clothing. This will make it easier for you to be contacted in case the two of you are separated. Also, if you have a digital camera, take a picture of your child just before you go to the park. Then, if anything should happen, you will easily be able to show Disneyland security what your child looks like and what he or she is wearing.
You can cut down on your time spent in line if you order your tickets in advance. You’ll have enough lines to stand in as it is—you don’t need to add another one at the ticket office. Do yourself a favor and order your tickets on the Disneyland website. Ordering online won’t just save you time—it may be cheaper too. Disney will sometimes run specials online that aren’t available at the park’s ticket office. When you order your tickets, remember that children under the age of three don’t need a ticket.
Although it takes some additional planning and imposes some additional restrictions, visiting Disneyland with a baby or toddler can be a lot of fun. If you plan your visit right, you’ll be able to enjoy some fun rides yourself, and you’ll have the rewarding experience of watching your child have fun too.