Disneyland Park is divided into five lands with rides and attractions to suit the whole family. In fact, it is safe to say that every Land has its own charm and your kids will want to explore everywhere! So what is the best way to navigate Disneyland with kids in tow?
By following our handy guide, silly!
We’ll give you the lowdown on each of the lands and the best bits to suit kids of all ages. Don’t worry about trying to do it all, the most fun parts are when you discover something completely new!
Let the kids lead the way, but let us prepare you so you can help them get the most out of their
Main Street USA
This is where you will enter Disneyland Park, and gosh, what an entrance? While your kids leap and bound in through the gates with sheer excitement, it’s probably a good idea to pick up your maps and information here. City Hall will have all the information you need for the day, including the chance to make dinner reservations for later. While here don’t forget to ask about any shows that you want to see later.
We would recommend that you gather up the kids to go to Main Street Station and board the Disneyland train
which runs all the way around the Park. This is one of the first attractions to open in the morning and will give you and the kids a good idea of what is to come on their Disneyland experience.
Next it’s Frontier Land, which is located to the left of the Central Plaza at the end of Main Street U.S.A. This land is all about “Cowboys and Indians” and the beginning of the “Wild West”. The highlights of this land include Big Thunder Mountain
for the bigger kids (you must be over 1.02m) and Pocahontas Indian village for the younger kids (4-8 years).
Big Thunder Mountain is generally considered the most popular ride in the Park so get there early to avoid the long queues. It is definitely worth the wait though as kids and adults will love this fast-paced ride.
Next it’s onto Adventure Land. This Land can be explored in two halves. One half is influenced by a pirate theme and the other half has a jungle influence. Although there are attractions for the little ones here (Pirate’s Beach), it’s the big kids that will generally have the best experiences here. That is because there are two hugely popular rides here: Pirates of the Caribbean
and Indiana Jones le temple du Peril (not recommended for kids under 8).
It might be time to get some lunch while you are here, so consider stopping at the Blue Lagoon restaurant which is located next to the exit of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
This is where the fun really starts for the little ones. Fantasy Land is a magical place that will leave not only your little ones spell bound, but your big ones too. The entrance to this fairytale and is Sleeping Beauty’s castle and it only gets better from there. Peter Pan’s flight
(ages 3 and up), the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups and “It’s a Small World” are some of the highlights for the whole family to enjoy.
It can also be said that this is the best place for the little ones to meet their favourite Disney heroes: Cinderella, Mickey and Minnie Mouse usually hang out in Fantasy Land. We have come up with more helpful tips
to ensure your little one gets to meet their favourite character.
This is a place that budding scientists – both young and old - will enjoy immensely. The final Land before you leave the Park, it is a fitting tribute to exploration, discovery and innovation. Discovery Land is “out of this world” in terms of fun. The little ones will love Buzz Lightyear’s Laser Blast (3 and up) while the older ones will be blown away by the awesomeness of Space Mountain: Mission 2 (ages 8 and up).
And now for dinner in one of our favourite restaurants
followed by the award winning Disney Dreams night time extravaganza show (running until September 2014) to end the best day of family fun ever!
Holidays to Disneyland Paris
If you’d like to bring the kids to Disneyland Paris, book before 29th October to save a whopping 20% on your hotel and park tickets! Plus, kids stay and play for free!