Originally published May 17, 2016 and updated July 15, 2018.
We had an amazing opportunity to go on our first trip to Disneyland last week! We went with our friends (one of whom is an employee) so we were able to explore the parks for free and get amazing discounts.
Next time we might not be as lucky and I kept that in mind while writing this blog post about Disneyland with toddlers.
Are you thinking Disneyland is just for kids? Have you ever thought to surprise Grandma (or Grandpa) with a trip to Disneyland? Can you imagine doing one of those “We’re going to Disneyland” surprise videos for a Grandparent? Yes! Taking Grandma to Disneyland is a real game-changer, people!
After our first trip to Disneyland with toddlers, I realized how important it is to stay near the parks. Street blocks in Anaheim are HUGE. So if a hotel claims to be 2 blocks away from Disneyland, it may take you 30 minutes to walk there. When researching hotels near Disneyland, it’s important to find hotels across the street from Disneyland park entrances. You’ll find a lot of Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels. I think the Anaheim Fairfield Inn, is one of the best hotels near Disneyland with toddlers.
This Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Review was originally published on May 18, 2016. It’s was updated March 9, 2018.
For our first trip to the Disneyland Resort, we wanted the full Disney experience. We had a 2 year old and I was 5 months pregnant. We were lucky to travel with a Disney cast member. Since we traveled with an employee, we were able to get a great rate at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel on-property. They also seem to have good deals here if you are going in low season.