Tips for Visiting Disneyland in California

Most of the parents think that there are not enough Disneyland rides and interesting places for babies and toddlers, but entertainment for all ages abound at this California theme park. The best part is the entire family can enjoy most activities together. As a Disneyland fanatic and former multi-year Annual Pass holder. Here is a list of our picks for the top 7 Disneyland rides and attractions for babies and toddlers.

Flying Elephant in Fantasyland

Disney’s dark rides may cause a scare for some of the young children. Meanwhile, most of the people loves Dumbo the Flying Elephant — especially babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Afterward, take a spin on the most beloved and least scary dark rides, Peter Pan’s Flight and Alice in Wonderland.


It’s worth getting the cutesy Small World song stuck in your head all day for the smiles this ride will induce for your child. Plus, you get a big return. As a travel lover, It’s a Small World’s make-believe journey around the globe that holds a special place in our hearts.

Mickey Toontown

When your family tires of waiting in lines, this walk-through attraction provides an interactive experience for kids. Minnie’s House especially appeals to toddlers and preschoolers with its bright colors and plentiful buttons and dials to explore.

Jungle Cruise in Adventureland

Adults will chuckle at the humorous commentary of the adventure guides aboard a Jungle Cruise. As for the kids, we remember believing we had actually been to Africa and back when we embarked on this ride during our first trip to Walt Disney World at age 4. This classic Disneyland ride is a great choice for the whole family to enjoy together.

Critter Country

This brilliantly colored ride is all-time favorites for the kids! The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is tucked away in Critter Country and you can often walk right on without waiting in line for a long time. Bonus: you can often meet Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and other friends from the Hundred Acre Wood at a character meet-and-greet spot near the ride’s exit.

Disneyland Railroad

We have yet to meet a young child who is not enthralled by choo-choo trains! You can scramble up aboard or disembark the Disneyland Railroad at Main Street U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Mickey’s Toontown, or New Orleans Square. The best part is the “surprise” trip through the Grand Canyon and Primeval World between Tomorrowland and Main Street.

King Arthur’s Carousel in Fantasyland

Most tots love a carousel. Youngsters climb aboard King Arthur’s classic hand-carved horses. It may seem like a boring choice to grown-ups, but not so for kiddos!

Visit Mandalay, Myanmar

Bagan is truly beautiful, one of the most famous places for visitors. When our friend suggested we go visit Myanmar. We had not heard much about Myanmar and we did not know anyone who has been there at that time. Our trip to Myanmar was incredible in many ways. Keep reading this write up for the best ideas about what to do in Bagan.

Get a Bicycle and Visit Pagodas and Temples

It was super early in the morning, when we first landed in Bagan. We grabbed an old Japanese bike from the hotel and biked around the entire Old Bagan. You can also rent an e-bike if you are unable to pedal too much. The streets were peppered with thousands of temples, left and right, and all you have to do is choose which one to turn in to. Apparently, there are over 2000 temples in Bagan. The place is mostly flat, so riding on a bicycle so much easy there. We did have to get off the bike and push on certain routes though because the roads were not paved and our bikes couldn’t ride on the soft sands.

Enjoy The Sunset

Shwesandaw is one of the bigger and taller pagodas on the plains of Old Bagan. The pagoda is taller than the other ones in Bagan and offers an awesome unblocked view of the entire plain. Which meant you have found a spot to watch the sunset! Not going to tell a lie, sunset is an extremely crowded time at Shwesandaw. While there was almost nobody earlier that day, by sunset the entire west-facing side of the temple was filled.

Get-Up Early For Sunrise!

Would you like to enjoy the amazing scenery of sunrises? And of course, seeing how fantastic the sunset was from Shwesandaw. We knew it would be a popular spot, so we made sure we got there by 5:30 am to reserve a good space. It was pitch dark, cold, and we started to wonder what we were really waiting for out there. But once the sun and the hot air balloons come out, the million-dollar view made it all worthwhile!

Go To Mount Popa

Mount Popa is a volcano and it is located 50km from Bagan. This gonna be a great trip for you if you go there. The amazing thing to do in Mount Popa is not the mountain itself, it is visiting the Buddhist Monastery that is dramatically perched on top of Taung Kalat, a volcanic plug 657 meters above sea level. If you are staying in Bagan for more than a day, we recommend hiring a car and get yourself out here! You can book this Mount Popa Day Tour, which includes an English speaking guide, or you can just arrange a car from your hotel if you don’t want a tour.

Give a Try The Burmese National Delight: Mohinga

One of the dishes we loved from Myanmar was Mohinga, a comforting rice noodle soup made with fish stock. The soup is normally had for breakfast or light afternoon snacks. You will discover Mohinga practically everywhere in the country, but the best is when you spot a group of people slurping away on their bowl of soup on a low plastic stool. Wanna have it?