• On Sep 21, 2018
    Kenzi from VT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    how busy is Disneyland on thanksgiving day?

    Hi there, Kenzi!

    I’m so glad to hear you’re planning a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth during Thanksgiving week. My own family has spent Thanksgiving at the Disneyland Resort twice, and we loved making pixie-dusted holiday memories together!

    Both theme parks will have lots of holiday-themed decor, attractions, food and entertainment for you to enjoy. While all holidays are a popular time to visit the resort due to the seasonal offerings and many people being on vacation from work and school, you should still have many chances to experience your must-do attractions thanks to Disney FASTPASS service. I personally found that the theme parks were not nearly as busy on Thanksgiving Day as they were on the following day. I suggest that you check out Disney MaxPass, which enables you to save time in line by making FASTPASS selections right from your mobile device! 

    Have you thought about your dining plans yet? Several restaurants in the theme parks and at the Disneyland Resort Hotels will feature special Thanksgiving Day menus, including Napa Rose, Steakhouse 55, Goofy’s Kitchen, Storytellers Cafe, Carnation Cafe, Plaza Inn, French Market, and Cafe Orleans. You can make dining reservations online or by calling (714) 781-DINE to book a special meal.

    I hope this helps you make plans, Kenzi. Please send more questions our way as your vacation draws near! 

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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