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Moms Panel Monday: Disneyland Resort Awards

Lisa Mendillo

by , Communications Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The Disney Parks Moms Panel Awards, our own prestigious accolades in honor of Hollywood’s awards season, wrap up this week with a trip to where it all began, Disneyland Resort. The moms, dads and grandparents of the Disney Parks Moms Panel select their favorites at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Moms Panel Monday: Disneyland Resort Awards

Category: Disney Character Experiences
Spending time with your favorite Disney friends is a must-do when visiting Disneyland park, and the Disney Parks Moms Panelists’ favorite place to do just that is Royal Hall at Fantasy Faire. Guests can greet their favorite Disney Princess at Royal Hall then head next door to Royal Theatre, where some of their favorite Disney stories come to life in a lively retelling. The Disney Parks Moms Panelists also love to visit Tinker Bell & her fairy friends in Pixie Hollow at Disneyland park and Mickey Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and more on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park. Linda M. loves to remind guests to use the Disneyland App to find other times and locations to meet Disney friends. And make sure to keep your eyes open, because you never know when and where you might see one of your favorite Disney characters.

Moms Panel Monday: Disneyland Resort Awards

Category: Favorite Attraction for Preschoolers
A panel favorite on both coasts, Disney Parks Moms Panelists love “it’s a small world” for their little ones. This colorful attraction with its catchy tunes is a Disney classic, but at Disneyland park there is even more fun to be had! With more than 20 of your favorite Disney characters hidden throughout the attraction, you and your little one will have tons of fun pointing them out. At Disneyland park, Alice in Wonderland, Casey Jr. Circus Train and Storybook Land Canal Boats are also panel favorites for little ones. For more preschooler recommendations from our Disneyland Resort Specialists, including their Disney California Adventure park picks, check out this past Moms Panel Monday post.

Moms Panel Monday: Disneyland Resort Awards

Category: Nighttime Spectacular
It is not hard to see why “World of Color” is the Disney Parks Moms Panelists’ favorite nighttime spectacular at Disneyland Resort. This stunning water show at Disney California Adventure park is a breathtaking display of water, projections and light. It’s a must-see during your trip to Disneyland Resort and a delightful way to end your evening, says Kiki Y. Main Street Electrical Parade was also among the top favorites, and Linda M reminds you to get there early to get the best spot. Don’t miss your chance to see Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland park before it fades away on June 18, 2017.

Category: Favorite Restaurant
This is a tough category, but the Blue Bayou Restaurant was the clear favorite of the Disney Parks Moms Panelists. Featuring Creole and Cajun cuisine, the unique theming and peek inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction add to the ambiance of this New Orleans Square restaurant. The Disney Parks Moms Panelists recommend Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for a nice date night and love to dine with their favorite friends at the Plaza Inn on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park. Emily V. suggests making reservations as soon as you can for more popular table-service restaurants, but says for most casual dining options, advanced reservations aren’t as necessary.

Moms Panel Monday: Disneyland Resort Awards

Category: Favorite Disney California Adventure Park Attraction
Disney California Adventure park is full of exciting thrills, and Radiator Springs Racers is the Disney Parks Moms Panelists’ favorite. On this attraction, you can kick it into high gear and race along the roads of Radiator Springs. The Disneyland Specialists on the Disney Parks Moms Panel suggest riding during the day and again at night for a whole new experience under the neon lights of Radiator Springs. California Screamin’, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Grizzly River Run and Soarin’ Around the World round out the top five favorite attractions at Disney California Adventure park, but there is so much more to explore.

Moms Panel Monday: Disneyland Resort Awards

Category: Favorite Disneyland Park Attraction
Hyperspace Mountain is the Disney Parks Moms Panelists’ favorite attraction at Disneyland park, joined by Pirates of the Caribbean, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Haunted Mansion and Indiana Jones Adventure as the top five favorite attractions at Disneyland park. Hyperspace Mountain is rockets you out of hyperspace to dodge blaster crossfire as you join a swarm of Rebel X-wing starfighters and Imperial TIE fighters. This Star Wars-inspired adventure isn’t the only exciting overlay that gives this classic attraction a new reason to visit. Disney Parks Moms Panelists recommend you check out all the Halloween and Holidays festivities happening at your favorite attractions.

When asked what the Disney Parks Moms Panelists enjoy the most about a visit to Disneyland Resort, they all agree it is the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Walt Disney and experience the magic where it all began.

Let us know your favorites from this week’s categories in the comments below. You can also visit DisneyParksMomsPanel.com for more tips or to ask questions about planning your upcoming Disney vacation.

For more awards season excitement be sure to tune into The Oscars® Live Oscar Sunday, February 26 7e|4p on ABC.