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  • On Jul 19, 2017
    Margaret from TX Asked

    I will be taking my Granddaughter to Disneyland for her 3rd birthday, what rides and attractions would be ideal for her. Also, where can I get information on having lunch with the characters? Thanking you in advance, M

    Hello, Margaret! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. My daughter is just a little older than your granddaughter so I have lots of suggestions of what kids that age will love at the Disneyland Resort!

    First, you will want to measure your granddaughter before your visit. This way you will know whether to stick to attractions without any height restrictions or if she will be able to go on attractions with 32", 35", etc. height requirements. You can filter the attractions page by height so you can see a complete list of attractions available to your granddaughter. Some of my daughter's favorites include Mad Tea Party, Peter Pan's Flight, "it's a small world," Jungle Cruise, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree (32" height requirement), Monster's, Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue!, and Pirates of the Caribbean. I would also suggest spending some time in Mickey's Toontown. With so much to explore and do, it's a perfect area for 3-year-olds.

    A character meal sounds like the perfect birthday treat! My top pick would be lunch at Ariel's Grotto in Disney California Adventure Park. Here, you will meet Ariel upon entering and then a few of her princess friends will visit while you dine. My daughter was tickled pink every time a princess visited our table. Make sure to bring your autograph book! I suggest making reservations (online or by calling [714] 781-3463) for character meals as soon as you are able which is up to 60 days in advance.

    Don't forget to pick up a complimentary birthday button for your granddaughter at City Hall in Disneyland Park! She will receive all sorts of birthday wishes from Cast Members and maybe other Guests as well. I hope your visit is full of magic and memories!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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