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Our Top 23 in 2023

National Plan for Vacation Day 2023

  1. Our Top 23 in 2023

    1. To kick off 2023, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway just opened in Disneyland Park! This attraction is a wild and wacky adventure for all ages. Guests can experience this off-the-rails train ride by joining a complimentary virtual queue or by purchasing an individual Lightning Lane through the Disneyland app. (Disneyland Resort)

    2. Additionally, look forward to returning to the vibrantly transformed home to Mickey and his pals this spring. The reimagined Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland Park will reopen on March 8. (Disneyland Resort)

    3. Over in Disney California Adventure, check out Lunar New Year, Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, and Disney Festival of Holidays! planDisney Pro Tip: Soarin’ Over California will return for a limited time during the Food & Wine Festival, so don’t miss it! (Disneyland Resort)

    4. Experience the all-new nighttime spectaculars “Wondrous Journeys at Disney Park and “World of Color – ONE” at Disney California Adventure Park as part of the Disney100 Celebration at the Disneyland Resort. The “Magic Happens” parade is also making its highly anticipated return starting February 24 at Disneyland Park. (Disneyland Resort)

    5. All aboard over in Walt Disney World Resort! The Walt Disney World Railroad returned to Magic Kingdom Park this past month with a refreshed track and an all-new voiceover. (Walt Disney World Resort)

    6. Also in Magic Kingdom Park, enter the Grid and take off on a high-speed adventure on TRON Lightcycle / Run beginning April 4! Fun fact: this will be one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park in the world! (Walt Disney World Resort)

    7. This year’s EPCOT festivals at Walt Disney World Resort are not to be missed! From stunning artistry at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, to beautiful blooms at EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, to delicious eats at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and seasonal celebrations at EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, each unique festival has wonder in store for guests of all ages! (Walt Disney World Resort)

    8. Festival scavenger hunts make for the perfect activity for kiddos and adults alike! Purchase your map and stickers and go on a fun-filled journey around the World Showcase in EPCOT. (Walt Disney World Resort)

    9. Fan-favorite nighttime spectacular “Happily Ever After” will return to Magic Kingdom Park on April 3. “EPCOT Forever” will also be returning on April 3 as an interim show as an all-new nighttime spectacular is planned to debut at EPCOT later this year. (Walt Disney World Resort)

    10. To experience the magic of Disney parks, theme park reservations are a must! Purchase your theme park tickets and make these reservations as soon as possible in your planning process for optimal availability. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    11. Want to know one of the best ways to maximize your park day? Stay at a Disney Resort hotel! Guests staying at select hotels can take advantage of 30-minute early entry into the theme parks. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    12. By staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you also have the luxury of being in close proximity to the parks. Our best advice? Get up early to make the most of early theme park entry and head back to your hotel in the afternoon for a mid-day break and quick nap. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    13. If you’re traveling with little ones, be sure to check out the Baby Care Centers! Located within all the theme parks, these complimentary spaces provide comfort and convenience for feeding, changing, resting, and more. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    14. Check out runDisney events at Walt Disney World Resort! What’s more magical than running through the parks? Also, mark your calendar as registration opens soon for the returning Disneyland Half Marathon weekend in 2024! (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    15. Utilize Disney PhotoPass to capture memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime (and guarantee everyone in the group makes it in the photos!) Did you know starting February 4, Guests will receive complimentary Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads captured on any Disney PhotoPass available attraction at the Disneyland Resort throughout the Disney100 celebration? (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    16. We can’t talk about planning for a Disney vacation without mentioning snacks! Our best tip? Check out the Disney Eats foodie guides to see the latest and greatest eats and treats coming to the parks throughout the year. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    17. Enjoy more magic and more flexibility with the Park Hopper Option! This add-on allows guests to visit more than one theme park per day. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    18. While your family is go, go, going, phone batteries are sure to get drained throughout the day. Pack a mobile charger with you to ensure you have a charged phone and can access the My Disney Experience app at Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland app at the Disneyland Resort! (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    19. Speaking of those handy dandy apps, did you know you can order meals and snacks by utilizing Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering? Skip the line by ordering in advance through the My Disney Experience app and the Disneyland app with this feature at select quick-service locations. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    20. Also available on the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps, Merchandise Mobile Checkout! Scan and pay for merchandise items right on your phone at participating locations. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    21. Make the most of your vacation by planning ahead and creating a list of your family’s must-do attractions, snacks, and experiences. From exciting new additions in debuting in 2023 to longtime classics, there’s so much to see and do throughout the parks! Setting your priorities ahead of time will be key to creating an unforgettable Disney vacation. (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    22. Want to be the first to know about upcoming Disney parks news for the rest of the year and beyond? Check out the Disney Parks Blog for the latest Disney news and announcements! (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

    23. And finally, don’t forget to bring all of your questions to planDisney! The panelists are here to help. Follow us at @planDisneypanel on Instagram and @planDisney on Twitter, and ask your vacation planning questions here at! (Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort)

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