Mom And Daughter meeting Merida; girl in costume as Merida
  • On Oct 19, 2013
    Kerry from HI 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.

    We will be going to Disneyland to enjoy the holidays! Is it less crowded mid-November or right after Thanksgiving weekend?

    Hi, Kerry!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so happy to hear that you’re planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort during the holiday season. It’s a wonderful time to explore the parks and enjoy the special attractions, events, decorations and treats!

    In my experience, any week immediately before or after a holiday tends to be busier because it’s a popular period for families to take time off from school and work for vacations. I recommend that you plan a mid-November visit so you can enjoy all the special holiday extras when the parks aren’t quite as busy. Crowds are also particularly lighter on weekdays, so keep that in mind as you select dates. 

    You won’t want to miss the Haunted Mansion Holiday and “it’s a small world” Holiday attractions, and the “Believe…In Holiday Magic” fireworks show is a must-see. I’m so excited about a show coming to Disney California Adventure Park called “World of Color—Winder Dreams,” a nighttime water spectacular that will bring all-new and amazing animation to the popular show. It debuts on Nov. 15 and will be featured throughout the season.

    I hope this helps, Kerry, and that you have a perfectly pixie-dusted vacation at The Happiest Place on Earth! Please write back with any other questions you may have.

    Wishing you magic,

thumbnail image for Courtney

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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.