10 Favorite Disneyland Attractions for Pre-Schoolers

10 favorited disneyland attractions for preschool age kids

10 favorited disneyland attractions for preschool age kids

When traveling to Disneyland with little ones you might be wondering what are the best rides for them. What will give them lots of joy and keep them smiling from ear to ear? I’ve got a few suggestions for you:

it's a small world

“It’s a small world”, located in Fantasyland at Disneyland. I mean really, who doesn’t love a quiet, calming and relaxing boat ride among singing children? It’s also a great spot to just sit, cool off and relax if your kids need a few minutes of down-time.

FUN FACTS:

  • When Walt Disney dedicated “it’s a small world” at Disneyland he invited children from around the world and each child brought water from the rivers and seas of his or her own native land to be poured into the flume.
  • “it’s a small world” can now be found at five Disney parks on three continents – Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • One in four Disneyland guests – families with children and those who grew up riding the attraction – consider “it’s a small world” a tradition and plan a voyage whenever they visit the park.

King Arthur Carrousel

King Arthur Carrousel, also in Fantasyland, Disneyland

Dumbo The Flying Elephants, Fantasyland, Disneyland. This is one of the most popular rides in both Disneyland and at Walt Disney World!

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Critter Country, Disneyland. This is one of my favorites!

Storybook Land Canal Boats, Fantasyland, Disneyland. We wanted so much to ride this one with the kids. It’s beautiful at night but we just ran out of time this last visit.

Chip n’Dale Tree House, Toontown, Disneyland

And when you’re reading to head on over to Disney California Adventure, there are some great little ones friendly attractions as well.

Toy Story Mania, Paradise Pier, Disney California Adventure. Plan on riding this attraction more than once. Yes, I speak from experience. Both kids and adults love this one.

Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. You know how much I love Cars Land!

Muppet Vision 3D, Hollywood Land, Disney California Adventure

Hemlich’s Chew Chew Train, Bugs Land, Disney California Adventure. This is a fun one for kids who are sensory sensitive who enjoy scents. My son is one of those kiddos, so he loves that he can “smell” the cookies as we pass them by on the train. And the fact that everything is over-sized in Bugs Land just makes it that much more fun.

hemlichs chew chew train

My kids may not be so little anymore but they still enjoy so many of those listed above. Ok, so admit it, which “kid friendly” ride is still your favorite?

I paid a fee to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference held at Disneyland this year. I am not required to nor was I asked to share our experience. While attending the conference we were provided with additional perks to enhance our magical stay.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Disney Cruise Line Returns to Texas! Limited-time

Minnie Mouse in Texas

Minnie Mouse in Texas

Exciting news today – Disney Cruise Line is returning to Texas for limited-time engagements in the fall of 2015! Hubby and I were just talking to friends cruises and I told him – “first cruise I ever take has to be a Disney cruise” And then I find out this! Just look at the amazing itineraries:

Two Hawaii cruises, a return to the West Coast with departures from San Diego and a Galveston, Texas homecoming make up a season of special sailings.

Starting in November, Disney Cruise Line will return to Galveston for the holiday season, offering a seven-night itinerary aboard the Disney Wonder to Key West; Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. These sailings depart Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11 and 28 (New Year’s cruise).

One seven-night western Caribbean cruise on Nov. 6 will visit Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and Falmouth, Jamaica.

Two additional cruises are included in the Galveston season: a six-night sailing departing on Dec. 18 that stops at Key West and Castaway Cay and a four-night Christmas sailing that departs on Dec. 24 and stops at Cozumel.

Bookings open to the public on May 21, 2014.

Oh this is so exciting! If I start wishing now I wonder, hmm? I’d love to visit Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.

I will be keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Cruise Line Facebook page, and follow @DisneyCruise on Twitter for updates about exciting new experiences with Disney Cruise Line!

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

10 Best Disneyland Attractions for the Thrill Seeker in You #DisneySMMoms

10 best rides for thrill seekers at Disneyland

Are you the thrill seeking type? Me? I’m kind of in the middle. I like a little thrill but not one that is going to scare the bejees out of me. But when I go to Disneyland, I tend to get a little braver for some reason. I guess ’cause it’s like what Bug told his aunt on her first visit when she was worried the kids would be more adventurous shall we say on attractions than she is. He told her, “don’t worry, Disney won’t hurt you”.10 best rides for thrill seekers at Disneyland

Here are 10 Thrill Seeker MUST – DO rides:

At Disneyland

Splash Mountain, Critter Country. I love, love, love Splash Mountain. It may have taken me 13 years to be able to go back on it (only cause no one would go with me or wait for me to go on by myself – that’s life with kids ;-) ) but it was totally just as thrilling and as much fun as I remember.splash mountain at DisneylandBig Thunder Mountain Railroad, Frontierland. Hey, even my little Bug loved this one!

Indiana Jones Adventure, Adventureland. I haven’t had the chance to try this one out yet because it was closed when we went but I want to. Have you been on it before? What did you think?

Matterhorn Bobsleds, Fantasyland

Space Mountain, Tomorrowland. My kids braved Space Mountain at Walt Disney World. I don’t think I’m going to be trying that one.

Star Tours, Tomorrowland. If you are a Star Wars fan, this one goes without saying. Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan, you gotta give Star Tours a try.

At Disney California Adventure:

Radiator Springs Racer, Cars Land. Totally obsessed with Radiator Springs Racer!52840210009

California Screamin’, Paradise Pier

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Hollywood Land. I know so many who love this ride but I am just too much of a chicken to even attempt it.

Grizzly River Run, Grizzly Peak. This one is awesome on those really warm California summer days.

Yes! I am right down the middle with five attractions I will do. How about you? How many thrill rides do you do on this list?

I paid a fee to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference held at Disneyland but additional perks were provided to make our magical stay even more magical. I am not compensated nor am I required to share our experience with you. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.