• On Jun 3, 2018
    Simone from Victoria Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, We are coming back to Disneyland for Christmas and the New Year from Australia and bringing my parents. I would like to know what your recommendations would be to book for Christmas Eve/Day and New Years Eve/Day? Your help would be appreciated x

    Hello, Simone! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question!

    Spending Christmas and New Year’s Day at the Disneyland Resort in sunny Anaheim, California sounds positively magical! The Holidays bring all sorts of good times and good cheer to the parks including nightly lightings of the Christmas trees in both parks, Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, and the façade of “it’s a small world” Holiday. Additionally, there are usually special Christmas Day meals at the restaurants located in the Disneyland Resort Hotels. In years past, these included buffets full of traditional holiday fare and even a few special character appearances. Check the Disney Parks Blog in the fall for announcements on special meals during the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. 

    For New Year’s Eve, you will definitely want to be in Disneyland Park to experience the special fireworks for the occasion. Since the parks can be quite popular on this day, I recommend showing up early and planning to stay the whole day in the parks. If the parks reach capacity, additional Guests will not be allowed entry due to safety concerns – even if they have a valid theme park ticket.

    As a special Holiday treat, you might want to book the "Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort" Guided Tour. This 2.5-hour walking tour brings you up close and personal with all the holiday décor around the parks. Plus, you will even receive reserved seating for A Christmas Fantasy Parade! 

    There are many things to explore during the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. So if you have any other questions, please stop by again!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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