• On May 18, 2018
    Pamela from OR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to Disneyland during thanksgiving week(20-25), is this time usually busy?

    Hi there, Pamela!

    I am 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 every pixie-dusted minute!

    Both theme parks will have lots of holiday-themed decor, attractions, food and entertainment for you to enjoy. While holidays are popular times to visit the resort due to the seasonal offerings and many people being on vacation from work and school, you should still have plenty of chances to experience your must-do attractions thanks to Disney FASTPASS service. I suggest you check out Disney MaxPass, which enables you to save time in line by making FASTPASS selections from your mobile device!

    Have you thought about your dining plans yet? Several restaurants in the theme parks and at the Disneyland Resort Hotels feature special Thanksgiving Day menus, including Napa Rose, Steakhouse 55, Goofy’s Kitchen, Storytellers Cafe, Carnation Cafe, Plaza Inn, French Market, and Cafe Orleans. The crown jewel of Thanksgiving meal offerings is the special buffet available at the Disneyland Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, which my family and I enjoyed for the first time a few years ago. Along with an elaborate selection of cuisine, including traditional turkey with all the trimmings and a variety of decadent desserts, you’ll find several Disney Characters stationed around the perimeter of the ballroom for photos with Guests. This is a very popular event that sells out annually, and reservations typically open in late September. Be sure to call (714) 781-DINE to book as early as you can for the best selection of seating times.

    I hope this helps, Pamela. Please visit us again with any other planning questions you can dream of!
    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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