The Anxious Travelers both grew up going to Disney parks, and as east coasters, we visited Walt Disney World Resort most often. There’s a lot of potential for stress and travel anxiety this type of massive theme park, but we’ve been working through it together. Of course, with so many kids running through Disney World and Disneyland, it triggers our travel OCD too. You can count on children to be carrying a lot of germs on those hands!
We’ve got our eyes set on checking out Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea in 2020, but until then we can offer tips for family vacations to the parks in Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California.
Be sure to check our guides for the following:
- One Day Plan for Disneyland
- Disney World: How to See All Four Parks in One Day
- A Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
- Height Requirements at Disneyland
- Height Requirements at Walt Disney World Resort
- Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Guide
One of our biggest pieces of advice? Check out the ride height requirements before you head the the park. The last thing you want is a devastated or disappointed child on your hands. Our four-year-old narrowly missed getting on Space Mountain, but we had prepared him. Fortunately, he only pouted a little :)
Also, don’t expect the measurement stick to be the same as the one at your doctor’s office. In fact, we’ve found that the height measure was inconsistent throughout the parks. If you check the height requirements and your child is barely going to meet them, it’s best to let them know that they might not be allowed on the ride.