Disneyland Resort Holidays
  • On May 30, 2023
    Miguel 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.

    Hi! I want to take my family to Disneyland in Anaheim this winter. Last year It’s a small world was closed for renovations for Winter on October 31st. Will this happen again this year and when will they complete the renovations this year so that we can go?

    Hey there Miguel,

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for your question - you're speaking my language here! The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year to visit the Disneyland Resort. My family and I love visiting in mid-late November and have done so for the last few years.

    They do typically close "it's a small world" for its transformation into "it's a small world" Holiday. The closure typically takes place for a couple of weeks around the end of October until the holiday season officially starts, which has been Veteran's Day weekend the last 3-4 years. 

    While there have been no official announcements yet about this year's "it's a small world" closure or about the kick-off date of the holiday season, I would expect to hear more on the Disney Parks Blog in the next month or two. 

    Having said that, it looks like you specified an arrival date of November 22, which I think would be a very safe bet for the holiday season to be in full swing at the Disneyland Resort - including "it's a small world" Holiday.

    There isn't much that can beat this time of year at the Happiest (or rather, Merriest) place on Earth! The light displays, holiday cheer, treats, and more make this my family's favorite time to visit. It really is the best!

    In addition to "it's a small world" Holiday, make sure to also check out Haunted Mansion Holiday in New Orleans Square. Also, over in Disney California Adventure Park, you'll find Cars Land to be extra festive with Mater's Jingle Jamboree and Luigi's Joy to the Whirl. You just can't miss A Christmas Fantasy Parade - it's a classic! In years past, there has also been a fantastic Santa meet-and-greet at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure Park.

    Again, keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all of this year's details. Thanks again for your question, Miguel! I hope you have the merriest of visits to the Disneyland Resort later this year.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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