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  • On May 11, 2023
    Vanessa from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have never come to Disneyland with my kids. I am trying to book for my sons first birthday in December but it’s not allowing me to go that far. I know tickets go fast. I’m concerned that I won’t be able to get them. How do I know when to book them?

    Hey, Howdy, Hey, Vanessa!

    Thanks for bringing your question about planning your son’s first birthday to us at here planDisney! You are certainly in the right place. I have a tumbly toddler about the same age and we’ve been having the rootinist tootinest time exploring the new Mickey’s Toontown and tasting many of the yummy treats featured on Disney Eats on Instagram for several months now. I have so many ideas for how to make your son’s first birthday super special, but first, let's talk theme park tickets!

    Vanessa, you can book theme park tickets and theme park reservations up to 120 days in advance. As of now, I can see tickets available for sale until mid-September. But no worries! You can secure a higher-tier ticket (for a single day) today for your December visit. Then, make a theme park reservation when your travel dates are within 120 days. Just keep in mind that Disneyland has different pricing tiers, so since you’re visiting around the holidays, the tickets you want will probably be on the pricier side.

    In the meantime, you can link your theme park tickets to your Disneyland Resort account online or in the Disneyland Mobile App. Speaking of which, I recommend downloading the app if you haven't already. It's a real game-changer! I love using the map and filters to find characters, read about showtimes, and stay one jump ahead of the breadline by making Mobile Food Orders whenever I’m picking up food or beverage around the park is one of my favorite things to do! It’s like flying on a magic carpet to the front of the restaurant queue!

    Keep those questions coming, Vanessa! If you have any more questions, I’d love to share my favorite tips and tricks for staying at the Disneyland Resort with you and your crew. Consider me your personal pixie dust sprinkler! Feel free to message me directly for a quicker response next time. 

    You’ve got a friend in me,

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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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