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  • On Sep 14, 2019
    Gigi from SC Asked

    We are taking our 2.5 yr old twins to Disneyland in 2 weeks. I have not been in 20 years. What are tips, tricks and anything else important to know? Also FP, I know they are different from WDW, how does that work?

    Hiya, Gigi!

    You have a lot of magic ahead of you! I have twin nephews and twin nieces. All four of them experienced the Disneyland Resort for the first time right around the same age as your twins. They had wonderful experiences. And I’m sure you will too.

    My nieces got to visit the Disneyland Resort for the first time as part of an extended family vacation. Besides the extra helping hands, other things that made the visit smoother included pausing for naps, visiting lots of princesses, and taking things slowly. They also always had their personal “security blankets” with them during that trip. Whatever favorite toy, blankie, pacifier, or another personal item that brings comfort and familiarity is the type of thing to have on hand.

    My nephews loved to explore, touch, and experience things on their first visit. Mickey’s Toontown and Redwood Creek Challenge Trail are great places to let little Mouseketeers experience things at their level and at their pace. My nephews also really enjoyed dancing and playing along with their favorite Disney Junior characters in the Disney Theater. Other things helpful to my nephews included a comfortable stroller, lots of snacks, and staying hydrated.

    If you are familiar with the way things were before FastPass+ was introduced to the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney FASTPASS service at the Disneyland Resort will seem familiar as well. Simply take your park tickets to the FASTPASS distribution point for a given attraction, insert each ticket separately in the machine, and your FASTPASS return time is linked to your tickets. When you arrive at the attraction during your return window, scan your park tickets at the FASTPASS return entrance to enter the attraction with a reduced wait time. Disney MaxPass may also be added to your park tickets to give you access to FASTPASS selections more frequently and conveniently. Plus, MaxPass comes with unlimited downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos! Since your twins will not need park tickets, they are allowed to accompany you on any FASTPASS attractions available to guests their size without the need to get their own FASTPASS return times.

    I hope you have a magical time at the Disneyland Resort, Gigi! Please stop by with any additional questions you may have.

    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! With over 30 years of experience visiting the Disneyland Resort, I’m excited to help you discover the magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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