Must Do's at Disneyland® With Your Toddler
So how do you navigate Happiest Place on Earth with your little one in tow? There are a number of fun things to do at Disneyland® for toddlers. Let’s take a look at some tips for how to make the most of your trip to Disneyland® with your toddler.
Stay Within Walking Distance
For convenience and peace of mind, stay at a hotel within walking distance of the Park. This way, if your little one is ready for an afternoon nap or needs a little quiet time, you can easily retreat back to the hotel for a short rest and continue the fun later!
The Tropicana Inn & Suites is located directly across the street from the main entrance of both Disney Parks, just a five-minute walk away.
The Earlier the Better
Disneyland® for parents with toddlers is a precision operation (or at least it helps to look at it that way). To help beat the big crowds, it is best to arrive at the Park gates right before they open. Arriving early helps to give a head start on the parts of the Park you want to see first.
If there is one piece of equipment that is essential for Disneyland® with a toddler, it’s a good stroller. A durable stroller with extra storage space makes carting essentials around easier. Strollers with storage also provide a place for souvenirs and treats from the gift shops.
Plan Your Route and Rides
You can plan ahead by knowing which rides your little one is permitted to experience. Disneyland’s website includes a list of all attractions and allows you to search by age or height requirements. Some of the best rides for toddlers at Disneyland® include:
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- “It’s a Small World”
- Goofy’s Playhouse
- Jungle Cruise
- King Arthur Carrousel
- The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
PRO TIP: The mobile app for Disneyland® allows you to check wait times and order meals ahead of time. Be sure to use this helpful tool to your advantage.
Baby Care Centers
There will be times throughout the day when your little one will need to rest. Baby care centers are located at each Park. The facilities include helpful amenities like microwaves, breastfeeding spots, highchairs, and vending machines offering baby wipes, formula, and diapers.
From the best rides for toddlers to the many amenities for their care, Disneyland® makes every effort to make your family’s day at the Park as fun and worry-free as possible. Book your stay at the Tropicana Inn and Suites, and let the adventure begin!