While planning our recent trip to LEGOLAND, we decided to add on a couple days at Disneyland. Thankfully, I checked the weather right before we left Seattle. That’s when I realized it would be raining at Disneyland!
I’m in the process of planning our Fall trip to LEGOLAND in San Diego. After doing a ton of research about what do do outside of LEGOLAND, my husband and I just decided to add a mini trip up to Disneyland.
One of the main reasons we’re doing this is because of Disney’s unsurpassed level of customer service. It’s one of the few places we travel to where we can truly relax. Disney Cast Members are amazing and they have the power to sprinkle Disney Pixie Dust where ever they go!
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.
My family loves going to Disneyland. I get a lot of questions about the best places to stay at Disneyland with kids. Since we’ve only experienced two hotels there, I asked my blogger friends to share their favorite Disneyland hotels for families with kids. Updated October 29, 2018.
The first time I went to Disneyland, I was 5 months pregnant. I search the internet looking for the best rides at Disneyland while pregnant, where to stay at Disneyland, the cutest Disney maternity clothes, and to see if the Disneyland Pregnancy Pass was really a myth.
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!
Like many of you, I’m spending today reflecting back on 2017. At this time last year, our family was trying to balance a newborn and toddler while settling into our new home. We also were nervous for our first family trip. To say that it was a stressful time would be an understatement!
As 2017 is coming to a close, I’ve started to look back on this year. That’s what people do this time of year, right? We spent our first full year at our new home and have established great friendships with many of our neighbors. My oldest started preschool this fall. My youngest transitioned from a newborn to a young toddler. But what stands out the most in 2017 involves our family travel.
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Last month, my Mom went to Disneyland for the first time! She joined us on our family trip. My 3.5-year-old had a blast riding the teacups and Dumbo with her. I can still hear their laughter and see their grinning faces as they just enjoyed the whole Disney experience. If you’d like to hear how I prepped both of them for Disneyland, you can read about it here.
Now that we’re home from our fun-filled adventure, I wanted to do something to thank my Mom for all her help. My Mom taught me the importance of writing thank you cards when I was little, so I knew that was my first step. I’ve always had good luck with American Greetings cards. I’m not always good about saying thanks in person, but I know that a few simple words in a card can have a long-lasting impact.
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.
Bringing a baby and a preschooler to the Disneyland Resort may sound overwhelming to some people. However it doesn’t have to be. Thorough planning ahead of time has been the key to my family enjoying a relaxing day at the park. And knowing what to take to Disneyland. One of the main things I like to do is carefully pack my Disneyland diaper bag. LÄSSIG USA was kind enough to offer me their Glam Rosie Diaper Bag to test drive at Disneyland a couple of weeks ago.