I asked my boys what their 3 favorite things were at Disneyland and somehow it mostly led to California Adventure. I admit we spend more time there than Disneyland park now that they are older (ages 6-13). We had annual passes last year and used it for 4 trips, so these are the things that really stand out in their minds.
California Screamin’, the older two have done this one (it’s required when you are tall enough) and although they were super scared it’s now a favorite for both of them.
Goofy’s Sky School- When my now 8 year old was 4, his big brothers went on this ride and he wasn’t tall enough. He was super bummed. But the cast member gave him a perpetual FastPass for the ride for when he was tall enough! This helped him feel better about being left behind. Now it’s one of his favorites and I think I need to send Disney the chiropractor bill.
Jumpin’ Jellyfish- luckily there’s a ride nearby the littler ones could do, this is a favorite of my youngest since he isn’t tall enough for Goofy’s Sky School, he and I would do this one together while waiting for dad and the brothers.
These can be found anywhere, but my kids love the big giant lollipops, cotton candy and other treats, especially the 10 year old. He’s all about the sweets.
The only one not in this park that someone listed was “Tigger tails”, but that’s a treat he gets after we do the Winnie the Pooh ride at Pooh’s Corner. It’s just tradition.
Storyteller’s Café for dinner, the 13 year old says the food there is his favorite. It’s buffet style if you choose that option, so we all know how much boys love to eat and having so many options in one meal is like heaven.
Goofy’s Kitchen was the other favorite, we usually hit breakfast there because who doesn’t love pizza and ice cream and everything else for breakfast!
We haven’t been since the 60th Anniversary started, so those weren’t listed but they are dying to see them in person (mommy went without the kids though).
Mickey and the Magical Map near Fantasyland is a great show, my 8 year old also voted for this.
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