Traveling with small children to Disneyland® Resort

Disneyland® Resort is the original and we have detailed below tips on traveling with little ones. We highlight everything from height requirements, rides that may frighten them, how to use the Rider Switch feature, where companion bathrooms are located, and where the Baby Care Centers are for nursing, changing, and feeding with highchairs in a quieter location.


 Disneyland® Resort Attractions with Height restrictions:

Disneyland® Resort

Autopia 32”

Gadget’s Go Coaster 35”

Star Tours 40”

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 40”
Splash Mountain 40”

Space Mountain 40”

Indiana Jones Adventure 46”

Matterhorn Bobsleds 42”


Disney California Adventure® Park

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree 32”

Luigi’s Rollickin Roadsters 32”

Tuck and Roll Drive ‘Em Buggies 36”

Radiator Springs Racers 40”

Silly Symphony Swings 40”

Soarin’ Around the World 40”

Jumpin’ Jellyfish 40”

Goofy’s Sky School 42”
Grizzly River Run 42”
California Screamin’ 48”

Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission:



Attractions that may be frightening to children:

 In addition to the obvious fear factor of attractions that have height requirements listed above, we suggest that you carefully consider taking small children to the following attractions or shows due to intense special effects or darkness.

Disneyland® Park

The Haunted Mansion

Snow White’s Scary Adventures

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin


Disney California Adventure® Park

It’s Tough to be a Bug


Disneyland® Resort: Rider Switch Pass

 What is the Rider Switch Pass?

If you have a child who can’t (due to height restrictions) or doesn’t want to (too timid despite meeting requirements) enjoy an attraction, your party does not have to miss out.

HOW IT WORKS: Select attractions listed below offer this service.  First, your entire party should check in with a cast member at the attractions’ entrance to receive a pass.  The adult that will be staying behind to supervise those not riding will be directed to a designated waiting area.  The other adult(s) will proceed through the standby queue to enjoy the attraction and then return to the waiting group to “switch”. The adult that waited may bring at least one guest (unless noted otherwise on the pass) with them and proceed to the attraction without having to wait a second time.

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Big Thunder Mountain

Gadget’s Go Coaster

Indiana Jones

Matterhorn Bobsleds

Space Mountain

Splash Mountain

Star Tours


Disney California Adventure® Park

California Screamin’

Goofy’s Sky Skool

Grizzly River Run
Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters

Jumpin’ Jellyfish

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree

Radiator Springs Racers

Silly Symphony Swings

Soarin’ Around the World

Tuck and Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies

Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission:



Future Rider Cards

At any attraction that your child is too short to ride, ask the cast member for a future rider card.  It is a fun souvenir and as a bonus, can be used as a FastPass on a future trip when your child is tall enough!


 Disneyland® Resort Attractions with a Single Rider line:

What is a single rider line?

At select attractions in the Disney Parks, you can find queues for a single rider that offers a shorter wait for guests that don’t mind riding an attraction without the rest of their group.  You will fill in a seat on the vehicle with another guest so that the attraction’s vehicle is full.

**Often times these lines are not clearly marked. Depending on the crowd level at the park, single rider lines may not be offered at certain times.  Be sure to ask a cast member if the single rider line is being utilized when you want to experience the attraction, and where you should line up.**

Disneyland® Park

Matterhorn Bobsleds

Indiana Jones Adventure

Splash Mountain


Disney California Adventure® Park

California Screamin’

Goofy’s Sky School

Grizzly River Run

Radiator Springs Racers


Companion bathrooms

 Disneyland® Park:

At the Baby Care Center off of Main Street near Plaza Inn, City Hall on Main Street, Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland, between Dumbo and Storybook Land Canal Boats in Fantasyland, near Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country, and Innoventions Pavilion in Tomorrowland.

Disney California Adventure® Park:

At the Baby Care Center behind Ghirardelli Soda Fountain, Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street, near Flik’s Flyers in “a bug’s land”, behind Flo’s V-8 Café in Cars Land, and across from The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in Paradise Pier.


Baby Care Centers

Baby Care Centers are located at both theme parks.  They are fully staffed and feature a lot of helpful amenities for parents with infants and toddlers.  Services include:

  • Private nursing room with rocking chairs
  • Changing room with tables and a unisex bathroom
  • Feeding area with highchairs
  • Kitchen with microwave, oven, and sink
  • Main room with television, table, chairs, and sofa
  • On site shop offering formula, baby food, juice, diapers, wipes, sunscreens, over the counter medications, and clothing for purchase
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Near Splash Mountain
    • To the right of Space Mountain (Rockettower Plaza Stage)
    • Pinocchio Village Haus
    • New Fantasyland Railroad Station
    • Enchanted Forest (behind Gaston’s Tavern)

Disneyland® Park:

The Baby Care Center is off the end of Main Street near the Plaza Inn and the first aid station.

Disney California Adventure® Park:

The Baby Care Center is next to Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop and across from The Bakery Tour in Pacific Wharf.


Babysitting services

If you’re staying at any of the 3 hotels at the Disneyland Resort and are interested in babysitting services, please check with the Front Desk for information about private third-party providers. Associated costs will be determined by the provider and agreed upon by the Guest, independently of the Disneyland Resort.


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