Potty Training at Disneyland can seem like a difficult task, and no doubt, it can be, but, we have some tips to hopefully help make the experience a little less stressful! Read on!
First, We recommend downloading the Disneyland App for all restroom locations (there is a restroom tab). It’s helpful to know where the nearest one is at all times. Try to get your little one to go before getting into a line (or every few rides). The restroom locations throughout the parks are not too far apart, so it’s pretty easy to find one close by to wherever you may be. If your kiddo prefers to go to the bathroom with a potty seat, you can always bring a fold-up one. Most restrooms have kid-size sinks – the highlight of one of our kiddo’s bathroom experience!
If you have a very newly potty trained child, we recommend having them wear a pull-up during the day to avoid any accidents while in line, on a ride, etc., and just try to keep the pull-up dry by stopping at the restroom frequently. There are so many things to do/see at the parks along with entertainment and attraction schedules to keep up with that we just prefer to not center the entire day around when we have to stop at the restroom (although this is obviously important, it’s not always easy to keep up with at when you’re going at a busy pace). This is why the pull-up is helpful JUST in case you can’t make it to the restroom after you’ve been waiting for an hour for a parade to start, etc.
The Baby Care Centers (one in each park) have preschool-sized potties (without the automatic flush like all the other Disneyland restrooms.) Kids love these little toilets and if your little one goes to the bathroom successfully, they’ll get a sticker! We’ve also used the sticky note trick for the automatic flushers in the restrooms around the parks. Just bring sticky notes and put one over the sensor to avoid the flush going off.
There are family/companion restrooms by most all restroom locations that come in handy when you need some extra helping hands from whoever you’re at the park with (or you want to keep your kids from crawling under the stalls HA)!
Family Restroom Locations in Disneyland:
- Main Street First Aid & to the left of City Hall on Main Street
- Aladdin’s Oasis in Adventureland
- Fantasyland Theatre Restrooms
- Critter Country under the Hungry Bear Restaurant
- Tomorrowland by Autopia
Family Restroom Locations in California Adventure:
- Flik’s Fun Fair in A Bug’s Land
- First Aid on Buena Vista Street
- Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land
- Paradise Pier, across from The Little Mermaid ride
- The Baby Care Center next to Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
This is probably a pretty obvious tip, but we recommend bringing a few extra pairs of clothes. Potty training or not, extra clothes are almost always necessary for our kids! We also bring a large zip loc or “wet bag” for dirty clothes.
Whatever routine you have at home for potty training, try to stick to it the best you can. If you use a reward system, continue doing it if it works at the parks!
And lastly, it’s a good idea to have pull-ups or diapers on hand JUST in case things aren’t going too well in a new environment like Disneyland!
Some of our other favorite, usually less crowded restrooms:
•Restroom located by the Fantasyland Theatre across from It’s a Small World – the companion stall has a sink in it!
•Autopia restrooms – tucked away in a corner and usually not super busy.
•Hungry Bear Restaurant restrooms
•The Enchanted Tiki Room waiting area restrooms – a total hidden gem! Just walk through the turnstiles into the waiting area, then up the stairs toward the Tiki Room entrance and you’ll find them on the left.
•Disney Junior Dance Party show in California Adventure has restrooms located inside at the back of the building!
•Hollywood Land Restrooms next to the Hyperion Theater.
•Grizzly Peak Airfield Restrooms across from Soarin’ Around the World.
•Restrooms next to Paradise Garden Grill, near Goofy’s Sky School.