Flying elephants, giant teacups, costumed characters making the rounds—for more than 60 years, this magical world of make-believe is still the happiest place on earth. Fantasyland, with all the low-thrill classics—including Peter Pan’s Flight and It’s a Small World—is the go-to spot for the 5-or-younger set, but lines get the longest there, too, so tackle it first thing. Staying at a Disneyland hotel means you can beat the lines by entering the park an hour before it opens to the public.
When you’re ready to move on from those two classic Disneyland experiences, skip over to Mickey’s Toontown to blow off steam. Little ones will have a blast at this newly revamped land, where interactivity is the name of the game and visitors can roam and explore at their own pace. Drop by to take a tour of Mickey and Minnie’s homes, where anything goes—from climbing on Mickey’s furniture to snooping in Minnie’s fridge—and splash at Donald’s Duck Pond or make a racket in the sound garden at Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard. The main attraction here, though, is Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, where what begins as a relaxing train ride suddenly goes haywire amidst ever-changing animated surroundings.
You can always count on this Anaheim park to make it easy on parents. With the Disneyland App, you’ll have access to wait times and the locations of their favorite characters, Lightning Lane access to your favorite attractions via the Disney Genie service (here's how), and, most important, restrooms. There’s also a well-stocked baby care center with private areas for nursing moms, microwaves for warming food, and little potties for toilet-trainers.