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Rides and attractions at Disneyland for 3 1/2 yr old

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Rides and attractions at Disneyland for 3 1/2 yr old

Hi; we're taking our 3 1/2 yr old granddaughter to Disneyland for 3 days and wonder if anyone could offer suggestions as to rides and attrations for that age group. She loves Minnie Mouse and gets motion sick when in cars or faster rides. We have rented a condo near the entrance so will be able to go home for lunch and naptime. We've already planned a character breakfast at Surf's up with Mickey and friends. thanks

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1. Re: Rides and attractions at Disneyland for 3 1/2 yr old

Hopefully you are staying near the Walnut/Magic way area. As those are the only Condos in somewhat closer walking distance. You can walk to the Mickey and Friends Parking lot to pick up the free tram in about 10 min. Or its about a 20 min walk or so to the Turnstiles.

I would suggest looking at the rides that she may be able to go on with something such as Youtube so you can see how extreme you think they may be if she is sensitive. Usually "dark rides" in Fantasyland which are indoor ones are not fun for that age and too scary. Peter Pans flight would be the only one that you may want to try.

But I would suggest you let your granddaughter choose the first few rides. Ones that she can clearly see what may be going to happen. That way they feel a little more in control of things, and it eases them into things.

We often have people saying that they have rushed them into things a little too fast, and perhaps taken them on a too extreme ride, and then cant get them to go on any others.

And actually the Disneyland.com website also does a pretty good job of being able to filter out rides. They even have a "scary" catagory to filter out those rides.

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/

Fun rides that would usually be fun for anyone even small ones. Casy Jr Circus Train, Disneyland Railroad ( athough their is a somewhat scary diorama with Dinosaurs) Dumbo, Enchanted Tiki room ( a little scary with some thunder, but fun!) Most rides in Its a Bugs Land. Its a small world, Jungle Cruise, Both Carousels in each Park. The Little Mermaid, rides in Carsland (except for Radiator Spring Racer).

Many adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Socerers workshop, Turtle talk with crush, Toy Story Mania, Buzz lightyear Astro Blasters.

And for a little more daring ride, Pirates of the Carribean which is so fun, it has two smaller drops though on the water, and they may only like parts of it, but its still worth going on after they are more comfortable with the rides ect and you see how they do

Minnie has her own house, and there is a meet and greet there which will likely be fun in Toontown.

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2. Re: Rides and attractions at Disneyland for 3 1/2 yr old

Fantasyland is really fun for that age! Also, don't miss Winnie The Pooh ride and Enchanted Tiki Room. :).

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3. Re: Rides and attractions at Disneyland for 3 1/2 yr old

Hello,

I am curious about the condo's as I did not know there was place as this near Disneyland. Do you know where about and how much they cost ?

Thanks

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4. Re: Rides and attractions at Disneyland for 3 1/2 yr old

L B,

You can look here on Trip Advisor for the Condos located in that area under Vacation rentals for Anaheim. And you can see where they are located on the Map listed there. The Condo's Im taking about are the ones on Walnut Road, basically where it meets with Magic Way. And there are some homes in that area as well.

tripadvisor.com/VacationRentals-g29092-Revie…

However, they are not usually going to be less expensive than a standard Motel or Hotel. Just will offer full kitchens, and more homelike amenities if thats important to you. However, they are not going to be close to restaurants ect.

But, If you are just looking for somewhere to stay with full kitchens. I would consider the Residence Inn Maingate. Which is layed out like a low rise Condolike setting. With larger rooms, and free full breakast as well as some weeknight light meals. And its across the street from the Anaheim Gardenwalk with lots of restauarants. Its about a 15 min walk to the Turnstiles that go into either Park, and has an Art Shuttle service stop if you dont want to walk. The Art Shuttle has a small fee per person.

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5. Re: Rides and attractions at Disneyland for 3 1/2 yr old

Thanks so much for all your help, I appreciate it. My daughter booked a 3bdrm condo for us next to Magic Way, so we can take the girls home for naps if needed, perfect for the 6 of us. It worked out a lot less expensive than 2 hotel rooms and includes a kitchen and washer/dryer plus toys,strollers. Etc. You can find them on trip advisor or vrbo.com or homeaway.com. We're heading there the weekend after Easter for 3 days and are really looking forward to it. Thanks again

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6. Re: Rides and attractions at Disneyland for 3 1/2 yr old

Im sure you will be fine staying where you are. But just so your aware, the Residence Inn Maingate does offer larger family suite with 2 bedrooms as well. Its likely about the same cost when you factor in the free meals it offers.

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