If you have little ones, than you’re aware of the great philosophical Disney question: when is the best time to take youngsters to Disney for the first time? Allow me to answer for you – it’s this summer, and you’ll want to go to the Disneyland Resort! Here are the top 5 reasons why the West Coast is where it’s at for the Under 5 crowd:

*Classic rides!
Disneyland has been re-defining family fun since it first opened in 1955. And you can still enjoy many of the classic rides that were there on opening day! You may have even rode some of them yourself as a child. Great classics like “it’s a small world,” Dumbo, and more are still just as delightful for children of all ages.

*Character dining!
There’s a certain age when the right combination of imagination and magic come together to create unforgettable moments – and your youngster coming face-to-face with their favorite character for the first time is priceless. Make reservations for a meal with Ariel and her princess pals or goof around with Goofy and Mickey. Character dining offers a unique environment to interact with beloved characters that feels slower-paced and more attentive. Tip: reservations can be made 60 days before your arrival!

*Larger-than-life fun!
Disney is known for making immersive environments, and “A Bug’s Land” allows little ones to experience a whole world from a bug’s perspective! Play among giant plants and flowers on kid-sized rides – and even splash in a puddle park! Then, head back to Toon Town and walk right into a real-life cartoon! Even the buildings here feel alive with movement and whimsy! So much to see and explore; it’s perfect for little ones who need a chance to walk around, explore, and get the wiggles out. You just might meet a very famous mouse at his very own house!

*Meet even more favorite characters!
Yes, we all love classic princesses, but this hip, young generation is into the cooler characters – from Frozen, of course! You can meet the Frozen sisters at Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome and then get a warm hug from Olaf in Hollywoodland. And have you met Elena of Avalor yet? She’s there too – and she’s ready to rule!

*Disney Junior is BIG fun!
You won’t want to miss this – Mickey and the Roadster Racers are rolling in for the all-new Disney Junior Dance Party live show! It kicks off May 26, 2017, and features Disney Junior favorites like Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, and The Lion Guard!

Capture their imaginations while they are young with a once-in-a-childhood experience this summer at the Disneyland Resort. Not sure how to begin planning? That’s ok – this Magical Mommy can guide you every step of the way. From choosing the right hotel and park tickets to making your dining reservations for you to helping you find other experiences that are just the right size for your little Mouseketeer. Put my first-hand knowledge to work for you! Simply click here to get started.