Disney, Theme Parks, Travel Tips & Tricks

Disneyland for Toddlers

Where should you take your toddler on vacation? The happiest place on Earth is definitely high on many people’s lists – every kid LOVES Disneyland and the magic it has to offer! I’ve gathered some tips and tricks for Disneyland for Toddlers so you can have the most magical (and least stressful or tantrum-filled) vacation possible!

Disneyland for Toddlers

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What makes it an even more magical experience are the savings you can get if you book through Get Away Today. They have the lowest prices for discount Disneyland tickets and hotel rates and, if you use promo code BusyMomsHelper you can get an additional $10 off your Southern California vacation package. That’s like two extra Dole Whips or Mickey Ice Cream Bars – woot woot!

Disneyland Teacups


To make strolling through the parks a little easier, you’ll want to have a stroller at Disneyland for toddlers. If you don’t want to pack one with you, they are available to rent right outside the main entrance of Disneyland and can be used in both parks. However, you cannot take them in the Downtown Disney District. They cost $15 per day for one stroller or $25 a day for two. Strollers are also great resources for any sleepy children to take a quick nap while you walk through the park, or so dad doesn’t have to carry them on their shoulders even more 🙂



Speaking of sleepy children, there are some good resting spots throughout the parks. You can find tons of shaded spots in A Bug’s Land at Disney California Adventure park or most eating areas, I have brought a nap mat with me in case we need it, but typically the stroller works just fine. If you need a longer rest and a break from the sun, Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater will surely cool you off. You can also stay in one of the Disney properties or a hotel near the park in case your littles need a nap.



There’s a ton of fun to be had at Disneyland for toddlers. The parks are a kid-friendly place and has made sure to incorporate many kid-friendly rides throughout the park. Some of these include Jungle Cruise, “it’s a small world” and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Disney California Adventure also offers several toddler-friendly rides like Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train, Toy Story Mania, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Flik’s Flyers. These are just the tip of the Matterhorn! There are MANY more rides that you and your toddlers will love throughout the Disneyland Resort. You can nab our free printable ride lists with height requirements here (or the ones for WDW here)!

Free Printable Disneyland Height Requirements / by Busy Mom


What can turn a sad and tired toddler into a happy one? SNACKS! Disneyland is fully equipped with magical treats throughout the park such as churros, popcorn and refreshing drinks. They are the perfect pick-me-up for any low energy members of your family and bring a smile to anyone’s face. They also make waiting in line more fun and watching a firework show or parade even better. Some of my favorite snacks are the Pineapple Dole Whip, cream cheese pretzel and the beignets (especially the pumpkin ones around Halloween!).

Disneyland Foods that are Worth Trying by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom

Autographs & Activities:

Don’t forget to keep them happy and occupied during the lines and while waiting for food, and our Unofficial Disneyland Activity & Autograph Book (or a generic Disney one for WDW) is perfect fun for all ages with coloring, connect the dots, jokes, mazes and much more full of Disney-themed play!

Disney Activity & Autograph Book / PDF Download or Printed version #ad

Now that you know how to make your child the happiest toddler on earth while at the Happiest Place on Earth, what are you waiting for? Book your Disneyland packages now through Get Away Today and take advantage of their discount Disneyland tickets! Call 855-GET- AWAY or visit getawaytoday.com and use promo code BusyMomsHelper to get an additional $10 off your Southern California vacation package.

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