We took Ella to Disneyland when she was just 5 months old. It was a random day that Michael and I were both off, and we decided to go for it. She was well behaved and enjoyed the rides we were able to take her on. We decided to take her a second time, and she enjoyed it more this second time around. If you aren't into all the pictures, scroll to the bottom of the post for my tips on taking a baby to the happiest place on earth! 

"All ready Mom! I have the keys!"

Not so happy about her Minnie Mouse ears. This was the first and only time she cried all day.


Loving the carousel. 

All smiles- notice the outfit change. She made a mess with her milk and snack. 

Family selfie while waiting in line.

Holding on tight! She did this on all rides and it was the cutest ever.

A Small World! Her favorite- lots of colors and music.

Okay, that's it for pictures.

List of rides we were able to take Ella on:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean 
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Small World
  • Pinocchio
  • Carousel 
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Toad's Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan
  • Snow White 
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Train
  • Monorail 

Best Tips/Advice:

  • Try to go on a day where the lines will be shorter. There are a lot of online guides that try to predict when Disneyland will be the busiest or the least busy. I always check these before deciding to go. They are usually on the right track. Our last visit there was a Sunday after the 4th of July, and lines were no longer than 10-15 min. 
  • Be prepared! I feel like this is obvious. We had our big stroller (there are now stroller size limits though) carrier, and diaper bag FULL of supplies. I did NOT want to run out of something when we got there. We actually bought the pre-mixed formula and just packed nipples for easier feeding on the go. Normally we do not buy it. We also had a fresh diaper pajamas, a pacifier and a blanket waiting for us in the trunk of the car for our way home.
  • Know the rides you can and want to go on ahead of time. I always go into it with a plan in mind to try and maximize my experience and limit how long we are waiting in lines. I checked which rides we were able to ride with an infant using the Disneyland website
  • USE THE DISNEYLAND APP! Not only does the app include a map, it also tells you what the wait times are for the rides. It's extremely helpful.
  • Once you are there, do as much as you can from your stroller. We did all of our feedings in the stroller- canopy up, stroller back, and bottle in! It worked out well, and having a stroller than reclines helps. We also reclined the stroller and did diaper changes (#1s only) right in the stroller. We were lucky to experience no #2s. Disneyland has a great section for families with areas for nursing, clean diaper changes etc. The problem is, this area is by the main entrance and if you want to maximize your time, it may be better and easier just to skip that area.

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