Planning for Preschool Kids & Little Ones

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PARK-TO-PARK PICKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
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Disneyland Park

Head to the Happiest Place on Earth and watch magical worlds come to life through your child’s eyes.
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Disney California Adventure Park

Whisk kids off to fantastical lands as stories come to life like never before—incredible adventures await!
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Disneyland Park

Head to the Happiest Place on Earth and watch magical worlds come to life through your child’s eyes.

Imagine enchanted lands where little ones can meet fairy-tale princesses, roam exotic jungles or blast off to outer space—all in one day! Whether it’s their very first trip to Disneyland Park or just an awesome way to spend the day, why not fill it with memories to last a lifetime? Browse this list of fun family choices—from attractions, Character encounters and entertainment to dining and a host of helpful tips.

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Disney California Adventure Park

Whisk kids off to fantastical lands as stories come to life like never before—incredible adventures await!

Whether you make tracks to Radiator Springs, see the sights in Hollywood Land or hang with Woody and the gang at the recently reimagined Pixar Pier, your little angels are in for a visit they’ll never forget. Disney California Adventure Park offers 7 delightful lands packed with attractions, Character encounters and entertainment sure to keep the kiddos tickled.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS
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Fantastical Tales at Every Turn

Take a whimsical spin on attractions for pint-sized tykes and adults alike.
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Where the Big Screen Comes Alive

Kick up the fun factor… there’s plenty to do, so kids can play all day!
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Fantastical Tales at Every Turn

Take a whimsical spin on attractions for pint-sized tykes and adults alike.

Here’s what you’ll find at Disneyland Park:

Capture the magic for family members small and large! From the adventures of Alice in Wonderland to the warm ‘n’ fuzzies felt in “it’s a small world,” your littlest loved ones will be thrilled with unforgettable firsts—and there’s no greater joy than seeing their glee-filled faces light up in amazement.

A ride around the park on the Disneyland Railroad lets first-timers take it all in! For a more futuristic flight, hop aboard the iconic Astro Orbitor or Disneyland Monorail, both in Tomorrowland.

Next, buckle up for Fantasyland’s Dumbo the Flying Elephant, then glide by the second star to the right during Peter Pan’s Flight—it’s filled with faith, trust and a super-sized dash of pixie dust! Immerse them in fairy-tale enchantment at King Arthur Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey and Storybook Land Canal Boats.

All aboard—chug full steam ahead on the Casey Jr. Circus Train! Along the way, you’ll catch a glimpse of the miniaturized homes, villages and other famous locations found in Disney’s legendary animated films.

Fab 5 fans can meet, greet and share hugs with Mickey during a Character encounter at Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey. Don’t forget to drop by Minnie’s House, Donald’s Boat, Goofy’s Playhouse, Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin too, all conveniently located in Mickey’s Toontown.

Love lions, tigers and Pooh bears? Adventurers of all ages will want to check out the Jungle Cruise and Tarzan’s Treehouse for starters. Hearts will melt when they see Heffalumps, Woozles and the silly old bear himself for the very first time during a ramble through the Hundred Acre Wood on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Attractions are subject to change or closure without notice.

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Where the Big Screen Comes Alive

Kick up the fun factor… there’s plenty to do, so kids can play all day!

Here’s what you’ll find at Disney California Adventure Park:

Wee ones captivated by Disney films? Watch what happens when make-believe worlds spring to life before their eyes! Small-scale sailors are sure to find their sea legs on The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in Paradise Gardens Park—or they can soar through the clouds on Golden Zephyr.

Whoa… get ready for a dose of righteous fun! Over in Hollywood Land, junior dudes and dudettes can chat up a storm with the totally tubular star of Turtle Talk with Crush, the perfect place to sit back, chillax and grab a shell.

Got screams? Make tracks to Monstropolis via Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! and help Boo find her way home!

Travel ‘round the park on the 1920s-inspired Red Car Trolley, which shuttles Guests down Buena Vista Street to Hollywood Land and back. Teensy-weensies can explore even more at Grizzly Peak’s Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, a wilderness adventure packed with rock climbing, rope bridges, slides and lots of hidden surprises.

Attractions are subject to change or closure without notice.

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MUST-SEE ENTERTAINMENT
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Lights, Cameras, Magic!

Witness their wonder—experience timeless stories, beloved Characters and top-notch entertainment from land to land.
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Get the Party Started!

Imaginations will soar as movie faves take center stage with Character Greetings, parades, shows, music and more!
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Lights, Cameras, Magic!

Witness their wonder—experience timeless stories, beloved Characters and top-notch entertainment from land to land.

Here’s what’s happening at Disneyland Park:

Character Encounters
What better way to start the day than with a royal encounter of the Disney kind? Smiles will shine when they meet Elena of Avalor at Fantasy Faire (through early November and returning in 2019), Disney Princesses at Royal Hall and Tinker Bell at Pixie Hollow for the very first time! Want to play fairy godmother for an extra enchanting treat? Adorable princess and knight makeovers are available for an additional charge at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to keep imperial spirits soaring!

But it’s not all pomp, circumstance and riding off into the sunset. Younglings can meet some of the galaxy’s greatest heroes at Star Wars Launch Bay.

Parades
Sing, dance and take a time out for Disneyland park parades and watch their little faces beam as some of our most celebrated Characters (and fantabulous floats) pass by.

Live Shows, Music and More
Hear ye, hear ye! Even the tiniest of tots will be transfixed by these spellbinding performances—from live stage shows like Storytelling at Royal Theatre and Mickey and the Magical Map to musical groups such as The Dapper Dans.

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is an Audio-Animatronics must-see for every Disneyland Park visit. It’s like a tropical South Seas escape without ever leaving the mainland!

Looking for a low-key activity? Little big-screen aficionados can also take in some of Disney’s earliest animated creations at Main Street Cinema.

Nighttime Entertainment
Cap off their day at the park with pyrotechnical spectacles that truly define dazzling. Nestle in to watch Fantasmic! and other fireworks shows like "Remember...Dreams Come True" Fireworks Spectacular.

Entertainment and appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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Get the Party Started!

Imaginations will soar as movie faves take center stage with Character Greetings, parades, shows, music and more!

Here’s what’s happening at Disney California Adventure Park:

Character Encounters
Hobnob with Arendelle royalty at Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome! These magnificent sisters are eager to greet future ladies-and-lords-in-waiting, so don’t forget those cameras, curtsies and autograph books. Plus, Elena of Avalor will be on hand for Disney ¡Viva Navidad! during the Holidays at Disneyland Resort.

You and your brood can snap pics and share hugs at other cool Character encounters around the park too—from the residents of Radiator Springs and Olaf to Pixar pals and Mickey and company on Buena Vista Street.

Share a salute, strike a pose and meet some of the universe’s greatest Super Heroes in Hollywood Land, including a face-to-face with Black Panther, Spider-Man and Captain America as well.

Live Shows, Music and More
Embark on an enchanted journey during Frozen – Live at the Hyperion, then dance, laugh and bust a move—or some bubbles—with Mickey, Timon, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and other Disney Junior stars at the high-energy Disney Junior Dance Party!

Add a pinch more Pixar power to your day by letting the kids test their skills at the Games of Pixar Pier.

Live musical performances at Paradise Gardens Bandstand provide toe-tappin’ entertainment while you eat. Troubadour-loving types should be on the lookout for the Red Car Trolley News Boys as they put on an exuberant show for passersby in Carthay Circle—or catch them parading around Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land as well.

Nighttime Entertainment
On select dates, catch scenes and characters from popular Pixar and Disney films as they appear on giant water screens during World of Color, a breathtaking extravaganza bursting with fire, fog, fountain and laser effects. It’s a fitting end to the perfect parks’ day!

Entertainment and appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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DINING & HELPFUL TIPS
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Meals for Your Munchkins

Eat, drink and be entertained—start the day with some pretty popular Disney pals!
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Practical Magic: A Guide for Parents

Discover theme park perks that make visiting with small children even more enchanted.
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Mobile App & Entertainment Calendar

Make the most of your day—here’s a little help to start planning.
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Meals for Your Munchkins

Eat, drink and be entertained—start the day with some pretty popular Disney pals!

Isn’t life generally better after a satisfying meal? Then just imagine how fabulous it would be when food is accompanied by giggles, guffaws and a hug… or two.

Before or after your play date at the parks, savor a delicious feast served with heaping helpings of fun at a Disney Character Breakfast or Dinner. Appetites large and small can dig into a smorgasbord of delectable dishes while enjoying a very special visit from a few of our best-loved Characters, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy too!

Kids’ and toddlers’ meals are available at most quick-service restaurants and can even be ordered via the Disneyland Mobile app. Advance reservations are also accepted at select eateries throughout the park.

BUFFET-STYLE CHARACTER BREAKFAST

BUFFET-STYLE CHARACTER BREAKFAST & DINNER

Character lineup and menus are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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Practical Magic: A Guide for Parents

Discover theme park perks that make visiting with small children even more enchanted.

Make your Disneyland Resort trip delightful for all—learn about a host of convenient services that include:

Baby Care Centers
Time out! Change diapers, purchase sunscreen or simply take a break throughout your day—ask a Cast Member, check the park guide or use the Disneyland Mobile App to find available locations.

Rider Switch
If small children don’t meet height requirements, adults can take turns experiencing an attraction without waiting in the regular queue again—simply ask a Cast Member for details.

Resort Hotels
Book your stay at any Disneyland Resort hotel so you don’t miss a minute of the magic! Some of the perks include:

  • Close proximity to the parks and Downtown Disney District
  • Purchases can be sent directly to your hotel via package express
  • Meals or magical makeovers can be scheduled with preferred reservation access (subject to availability)
  • Enjoying more time at the parks with the Extra Magic Hour benefit

Strollers
Rent one of our strollers for the day or throughout your entire stay (subject to availability)—ask a Cast Member, check the park guide or use the Disneyland Mobile App to find available locations.

Learn about all of the many Guest Services offered at the Disneyland Resort.

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Mobile App & Entertainment Calendar

Make the most of your day—here’s a little help to start planning.

Not sure where to find your fave Characters or entertainment? Check the Disneyland mobile app* or the Disneyland Resort entertainment calendar for appearance schedules and showtimes, which are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Disneyland Mobile App*
Download to purchase theme park tickets, locate Characters, make Disney FASTPASS selections while in the parks (with the purchase of Disney MaxPass*) and so much more!

Disney MaxPass**
Purchase Disney MaxPass for each of your tickets and save time by making Disney FASTPASS selections right from your phone. Plus, you’ll receive unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads for a day—all with the Disneyland Mobile App.

Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering
Rumbly in their tumblies? Order quick-service meals from select restaurants via the Disneyland Mobile App.

Play Disney Parks Mobile App
One game-changing download turns wait time into play time as you interact with the theme parks like never before!

*Available for iPhone® and smartphones for Android™.
Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. Apple, the Apple logo and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App StoreSM is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play™ are trademarks of Google Inc.

**Disney MaxPass is nonrefundable. Guests are strongly advised to check the day’s FASTPASS ticket availability and other Park details before purchasing the Disney MaxPass feature or using a park ticket with Disney MaxPass as FASTPASS tickets are limited and availability is not guaranteed. Learn more about PhotoPass terms, conditions and expiration policy.

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