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  • On Jun 2, 2024
    Karen from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are attending on June 18th and wondering with the evening festivities if during the day is less crowds than usual?

    Hi, Karen! Welcome to planDisney.

    I'm happy you are visiting the Disneyland Resort in only a few weeks. I understand you are visiting the Theme Parks on a day of an after-hours event. While there is no way to predict how busy a park day will be accurately, here are some tips to help you maximize your day:

    • Arrive early! Security begins operating at 7:00 a.m., an hour before the parks open. Cast Members usually begin scanning Visitors into the parks around 7:30 a.m.
    • Consider purchasing the Disney Genie+ service, which gives you access to Lightning Lanes, a quicker line at select attractions. A perk of the service is unlimited digital downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos from the day.
    • Utilize Mobile Order via the Disneyland App. This service allows you to order food and drinks at select dining locations. 
    • Make time for entertainment! On the day of your visit, a performance of the "Magic Happens" Parade is scheduled. I highly recommend making time to see it! Check the Disneyland App for showtimes.
    Just a few final thoughts: please remember you must exit the park by 8:00 p.m. If you have a Park Hopper Ticket, this is a good time to visit Disney California Adventure Park. Visiting the Downtown Disney District is another great option!

    I hope this helps you prepare for your upcoming visit, Karen. I wish you the happiest visit to The Happiest Place on Earth!

    Your Pal,
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Meet the Panelist: Alejandra, California

Hola from California! I am a lifelong Disney fan, wife, and mamá. I planned my first Disney vacation at thirteen and have not stopped since! Being a Californian, I have had the privilege of visiting Disneyland Resort my whole life. It is my happy place and feels like home. And now that we are parents, my husband and I especially love vacationing at Disney with our son. I am excited to help you plan your next vacation in both English and Spanish! Learn More About Alejandra

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