Pre-Trip Fun for Disneyland
"Sing Along Songs -- Disneyland Fun" -- Join all your favorite characters as they sing their way through the park -- stopping for rides, of course. (Babies to School Age)
"Walt Disney Treasures: Disneyland -- Secrets, Stories and Magic" -- Watch the DVD, then make a short video of your family and the secrets, stories, and magic you all encountered on your trip. (Toddlers and Up)
"Finding Nemo" -- After an underwater adventure with the film's vibrant characters, kids will be all the more excited for their own journeys on the park's "Nemo" rides. (Toddlers and Up)
"Haunted Mansion" -- Dare to attempt the ride the film is based on during the holiday season, when a new crop of "friends" drop by. Too bad you can't pause the ride if it gets too scary. (School Age and Up)
"Pirates of the Caribbean" -- Kids may survive this onscreen adventure, but are they prepared for the ride of the same name -- and coming face-to-face with Captain Jack Sparrow? (Teens)
Some of the most magical foods around can be made before your trip with these recipes from Disney for Moms.
The "Kingdom Keepers" series by Ridley Pearson. -- What happens at the parks after dark? Five teens find out as they try to save the world from Maleficent, Chernabog and the other villians. (Ages 11 and older)
"Cinderella (Little Golden Book)" by R.H. Disney -- You know the story -- but did you know you can dine with Cinderella? Visit Ariel's Grotto and lunch like a princess. (Ages 4 to 8)
"The Little Mermaid: A Read-Aloud Storybook" by Amy Edgar -- If you've got more than one child of reading age, assign everyone a different character from the film and try reading the story aloud. (Ages 4 to 8)
"Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie -- Intricate illustrations breathe pixie dust on this well-loved classic. At the park, fly to Peter Pan's Flight and sail past the stars. (Ages 5 to 12)
"Disneyland Hostage: A Liz Austen Mystery" by Eric Wilson -- Terrorists at Disneyland? Your kids will be intrigued as Liz and Tom Austen solve the case. (Ages 9 to 13)
"The Art of Disneyland" by Jeff Kurtti -- Your budding artist will pore over these beautiful pages of concept art used for the theme park. Be sure to take special notice of how the rides appear before you go on them. (Ages 10 and Up)
"The Disneylands That Never Were" by Sean Finnie -- Check out the rides, attractions, and theme parks the world will never see, as imagined by Disney Imagineers. (Ages 14 and Up)
The Mouse Is in the House Dress like your favorite Disney characters and make some crafts, games and toys the whole family can enjoy.