We're Going to Disneyland!

Next weekend, Disneyland is flying the whole family down to Southern California for a special mom bloggers event. Needless to say, after whetting their appetites less than a month ago, the kids cannot wait to hop on the plane. E asks my every day whether we can go to Disneyland, and I know that the thought of seeing his Grandmother while we're there is an extra thrill.

The one thing E is not thrilled about is the prospect of going on rides (our missteps last time have scarred him, possibly for life) Can anyone recommend some low-key, upbeat rides for little kids? Nothing more threatening than Small World!

If you happen to be flying down for next weekend's mom blogger event, please send me a note! I'll be looking forward to meeting everyone.

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  1. Bridget Smith on November 30, 2008 at 2:33 a.m.

    Congratulations! I'm jealous. This is one mommy blogger that wasn't invited :(. I'll have to let my husband know in the hopes that he will be more supportive of my blogging efforts. Funny thing is we will also be heading for Disneyland the second week in December. Let me know the inside scoop.


  2. Shelly Rivoli (TravelswithBaby) on November 30, 2008 at 7:18 a.m.

    Congrats! Score on the free airfare for the whole family! If they still have it... the Peter Pan ride is pretty nice, and you can sit snugly together holding hands. Have fun!

  3. Carolina on November 30, 2008 at 8:51 p.m.

    I can relate. My son is 6 and likes Disney, but still refuses to go on many rides. He enjoys the more active things, spend lots of time at Tom Sawyer Island and the Bear Creek at C.A. Also he loves Jungle Cruise and like it when he was 4. After that we just stuck to train, monorail, cars, teacups...anything that really wasn't a dark ride. Winnie Pooh ride, and all the rides at Bug's Land in C.A. are good too.

  4. Domestic Chicky on November 30, 2008 at 10:47 p.m.

    Hi! I'll be there, and I'm so glad to start seeing who some of my fellow moms will be! I live in Southern California, and I am a total Disney junkie - and I would definitely recommend the rides in bugs land in California Adventure. They are all kids sized and kid friendly - slow and easy :-)
    I look forward to meeting you Friday- and email me if you have any other questions!


  5. Debbie on December 1, 2008 at 5:46 p.m.

    Thanks all for the kind words and advice! I think I'll print out the disney map & mark the preschool-friendly rides before I head down.

    Deanna, I'll look forward to meeting you!

  6. Aviva Brandt on December 2, 2008 at 1:38 a.m.

    Wow! I'm so jealous! Is it just mommy bloggers who blog about travel? How the heck do you get on their radar to get an invite like that??

    Anyway, have a wonderful time. We're starting to make tentative plans for taking our 4-year-old to Disneyland, but I think for her it will be more about meeting the princesses than anythng else. :)

    What about Dumbo? It's been years since I did that one, and I didn't have a munchkin along so I don't know how that would go over. But I liked it. :) Oh, and if they still have that HUGE carousel! Every kid loves the carousel, right?

    Have a GREAT time! Which hotel are they putting you up in?

  7. Jen Macy on December 3, 2008 at 10:01 a.m.

    OK, being the D-land junkie that I am, I will just list off the good stuff. Dumbo, Casey Jr. Train, Stroybookland Boats, Small World (just reopened in the Christmas theme!), Autopia, Monorail, train, Rocket Ships, Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters (SOOO fun!), Pirate Island (formerly Tom Sawyer's Island). They also just opened the Toy Story ride at California Adventure and it's super fun! The Wilderness Challenge Trail is also good fun to get their yayas out at the end of the evening. The best part is that Mom can grab a glass of wine to enjoy while the kids go nuts!