Planning the perfect trip to Disneyland

Do you want to plan a memorable Disney vacation for your family, but don't know where to start? This post shares some of my tips and tricks for planning an amazing trip you're children will always remember. 

Today I have teamed up with my favorite vacation deal site: Get Away Today to bring you a fun idea for Spring break. 

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A few years ago I took my family to Disneyland for spring break and we booked through Get Away Today and I have nothing but good things to say about this vacation planning website! They specialize is Disney trips, but also offer a lot of affordable vacation packages to other fun places like Mexico, the Caribbean, etc. 

Here's a peek inside my Get Away Today spring break vacation from a few years ago. (I'm dying over how little my kids look in these pictures!)

If you've never taken your kids to Disneyland, I highly recommend it. My kids were young (only 3 and 1) when we went, but it was the most magical experience for them. We used the stroller passes to go on the big rides and my best tip for toddlers is to bring bubbles to help entertain kids while waiting in line. 

We stayed at the Cortana Inn and Suites which was a nice place to stay, but a little too far away for our liking. It was within walking distance, but a little too long of a walk with our young kids. It was hard to go back for naps or walk back after a long day at the parks. Next time we either want to stay at the Castle Inn (which is right across the street) or right at the Disneyland Hotel which would be the most convenient and a super special experience.


I especially recommend booking a character dining experience at Goofy's Kitchen! We went for dinner and the menu was amazing. For parents, this is the best way to have your kids meet the characters because there is no waiting in long lines and the characters come right up to the table! 

We did a 3 day Disney package which included one day at Disneyland, one day at California Adventure, one day park hopping between both. 3 days was nice because we were able to go back and do some of our favorite rides on Day 3. 

We also added on a Sea World one day package. My kids loved it, but next time I want to add on a Universal Studios ticket so we can go to Harry Potter World! (I finished reading book 1 with my six year old and we're currently halfway through book 2.)

I also highly recommend saving one day for a beach day! Huntington Beach is only about 30 minutes away from Disneyland and our favorite stop for a relaxing day on the beach!

Of course, Disney is magical without kids too (my husband and I are both big Disney fans - I even worked at Disney World in college!) and we are currently planning a trip to Disneyland without kids for our wedding anniversary! 

If you'd like to plan your magical spring break or vacation, you can use this promo code WTTW10 to get an extra $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California package (hotel and 2 ticket minimum).

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For those of you planning to go to the TPT Conference in Anaheim this summer, you might want to consider booking your hotel and Disney tickets through Get Away Today

You can register for the TPT Conference by clicking the photo above. 

Have you been to Disneyland? 
Share your favorite planning tips in the comments!
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