If you live out-of-state, or just a bit too far to visit Disneyland very often, and do get the opportunity to plan a trip – one of the best parts (for me, anyway) is telling the kids and getting them just as excited about it as you are!
|We don’t get to come as often as we would like, but we still
feel that Disneyland is our home-away-from-home!
- Sing Disney songs – If you don’t have any CDs, turn on Pandora Radio (pandora.com) and make your own “Disney Kids” channel. Liam’s favorite is “it’s a small world” – I’m so excited to ride with him and sing it together!
- Watch Disney movies – The classic cartoons are great for getting to know the characters so your kids are looking forward to meeting them in the park. You can also order the free Disneyland Planning DVD (I practically collect these), which really prepares your kids for some new sights and experiences.
- Look at Disneyland books – I have a picture book of Disneyland that I bought a decade ago that Liam loves, and some maps from past trips that he’s enjoyed. Also, some travel guides have great colorful pictures that kids would love (I recommend Birnbaum Guides – I have one for every year we’ve visited). Coloring books of Disney characters might also be enjoyable – there’ve been some cute ones lately in the $1 section at Target.
- Buy Disney clothes – let your child pick out a T-shirt with their favorite character/s on it that they can wear on the first day of vacation.
- Look up Disneyland on the web – Check out the official Disneyland website or do a search on YouTube for some cool Disneyland videos (we’ve been stalking it for new videos of Cars Land!).
- Just talk about Disneyland – Ask your kids what they want to do there, or are looking forward to riding/seeing/eating.
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