A Ride in the Teacups
  • On Jan 29, 2018
    Vanessa from TX Asked

    Traveling with a 1 & 2.5yo. We only have 2 free days to visit the parks. Should I do 2 days at Disneyland or 1 at Disneyland and 1 at California Adventure? My 2.5 year old is obsessed with all things princesses. We don't want to overwhelm them.

    Hey there, Vanessa! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I always recommend that folks buy Park Hopper tickets. This will allow you to visit both parks each day of your stay. Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are mere footsteps away from each other so hopping back and forth is incredibly easy. Plus, with two little ones it's best to keep your plans flexible and the Park Hopper allows you to do just that. With a little advanced planning, you can set a course to accomplish everything on your must-do list without overwhelming the kiddos. 

    There are some great princess meet and greets in both parks so you will for sure want to explore both. Your first stop should be Royal Hall in Fantasy Faire where you can meet up to three princesses. Sometimes, other princesses will meet in the Fantasy Faire courtyard as well. You can also meet Princess Tiana by the Mark Twain Riverboat and Moana in Adventureland. Further, some princesses like to frequent Snow White's Wishing Well which is right next to Sleeping Beauty Castle. 

    Over in Disney California Adventure Park is where you can meet Anna and Elsa. Head to the Disney Animation Building for some warm hugs with Olaf, Kristoff, and the sisters from Arendelle. Your kids can also meet Sofia the First nearby. 

    The Disneyland app will be your best tool for finding when and where characters are meeting when you are in the parks. It will also show you attraction wait times, FASTPASS return times, and help you locate the nearest restroom or Baby Care Center. I hope you have a fantastic time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda
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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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