We headed to Disney yesterday and though excited I was filled with dread as a lot of my friends had shared so many horror stories with me, of snaking queues and children’s tantrums ! We had this amazing lady Kristen who met us at the gates and took us to the top of the queues at all the rides. This way we got to see a lot more and in addition, she looked after our bags and stayed with any children who were too scared or small to go on certain rides. I cannot recommend this service highly enough, they don’t like to advertise so if you want to have the details, please feel free to email me.
If you want to do both parks and enjoy it, take a couple of days, one park was enough for us!
So my verdict, it is all about the rides and I think as many are in the dark this scared my kids who are five and six. I will be honest they had a better time on the rides at Santa Monica Pier because they are all outdoors, so until they are braver and bigger we will not be rushing back. The park is super organized, clean and the staff are fantastic, it also feels really safe. We had the gorgeous nine year old Carly with us and she and the rest of us grown ups had the time of our lives.
Top ride tips Thunder Mountain and the Star Wars simulator.
Wear shorts, trainers and a t-shirt not a place for glamour, comfort has to reign. We rented a buggy even though our youngest hasn’t been in one for years, as it allows you to cover the park quicker. Also bring mosquito repellent as we were bitten on the river cruise. We had dinner after in Anaheim at the Cheesecake Factory which was a great end to a very special day.