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How To Do Disneyland with a Baby

We all know that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, 
but let's be real- 
It can be hard to do Disneyland. 
The hot days, the long lines, and the confusion of what to do when
are difficult things to deal with. 
Now add in the fact that you are bringing a baby with you?
Not so easy,
but can it be worth it?
Definitely!
You can definitely still have a wonderful Disneyland trip with your little one!
Here are some tips from our first Disneyland trip 
with our baby girl that made life so much easier!


1. Make a plan of the rides that you want to go on 
and which ones have Fastpasses.
This way you know where to head once you are in the park 
and you don't have to walk across the entire park for every other ride. 
You can go section by section and take better advantage of your time. 
Make a list on your phone of which rides you really want to make it onto
and then check the Disneyland site here to see which rides are closed for refurbishment 
so that you know which ones not to worry about. 
There are also lots of apps that you can download 
to check wait times on rides. 
When you enter the park, check the app
and grab a fastpass for the longest wait time ride that has them available. 
We grabbed them for Space Mountain and Splash Mountain, 
but keep in mind that you can only have one Fastpass per ticket until
each Fastpass time runs out. 


2. Decide who will watch the baby when you 
go on the different height requirement rides. 
I went with my best friend, her sister, and my husband 
so we took turns watching her
so that we all were able to go on the rides we wanted to make it onto. 
If your baby is old enough to walk, 
let him/her take play breaks and move around while waiting for others 
to go on height requirement rides. 
Get those wiggles out!


3. Go on the colorful and musical rides 
that your little one with love!
Some adults might make fun of the rides like 
It's a Small World and Tea Cups, 
but they were specifically designed with colors, music, and fun
that small children would love!
Let your little one enjoy all of the rides that they can go on
and if they won't get upset, 
go for all of the rides without height restrictions.
My little lady loved even Pirates of the Caribbean
and Haunted Mansion!

Here is a list of all of the Disneyland & California Adventure Rides 
without height requirements 
that you can take your baby on
(and I've organized it by park sections so it's easier for you to figure out):

Disneyland

Tomorrowland:

- Astro Orbitor
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
- Finding Nemo Submarines

Fantasyland:

- Alice in Wonderland
- Casey Jr. Circus Train
- Dumbo
- It's a Small World
- King Arthur Carousel 
- Mad Tea Party Tea Cups
- Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
- Pinocchio's Daring Journey
- Snow White's Scary Adventures
- Storyland Canal Boat Tour
- Peter Pan's Flight

Mickey's Toontown:

- Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

New Orleans Square:

- Pirates of the Caribbean
 - Haunted Mansion

Adventureland: 

- Jungle Cruise

Critter Country:

- Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

California Adventure

A Bug's Land:

- Flik's Flyers
- Francis' Ladybug Boogie
- Heimlich's Chew Chew Train

Hollywood Land:

- Monster's Inc.

Paradise Pier:

- Golden Zephyr
- King Triton's Carousel
- The Little Mermaid
- Mickey's Fun Wheel
- Toy Story Midway Mania

4. Pack essentials like sunscreens, hats, and personal fans
for the hot days, blankets and jackets for the cold evenings, and a comfortable carrier.  
Babies are extra sensitive to the heat, cold, and crowds
so pack the extra things that you'll need to help keep your baby comfortable. 
Pack a hat to cover your little one's head and
reapply suncreen multiple times to help with the excessive sun exposure. 
You can push your little one around in a stroller for the most part, 
but when it's time to stand in a line for a while 
it is extremely handy to have a carrier so your little one can nap 
and you can be more comfortable. 


5. Pack an empty bottle or sippy  cup that you can refill throughout the day to keep your little one hydrated. Take breaks to nurse or relax in the Mother's Lounge/Baby Care Center.  
There are lots of water fountains that you can use throughout the park
and there are also mother's lounges in both parks for nursing 
and taking a break with your baby.
The mother's lounge in Disneyland is on Main Street. 


Hope these ideas help you prepare for your tiny babe's 
first Disneyland excursion!
We did two days in the parks on 90+ degree days 
and still had a wonderful time!
Best of luck!
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