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  • On Nov 21, 2018
    Jennifer from OR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family is planning a trip for the Disneyland Resort December 22,23 and 24th. Do I need to buy tickets this early in advance or can I purchase them at gate? Also, we have a first time visitor with us? Do they get anything special?

    Hi there, Jennifer!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I can't wait for you to experience the festive holidays at the Disneyland Resort. From the moment you step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. you will feel the spirit of the season. You'll be welcomed with detailed decor, familiar Christmas music, and you may even see some of your favorite Characters dressed in their holiday best. I also love this time of year for its decadent treats that you can find all over both parks at Quick Service and Table Service restaurants. I can't wait to try this year's yule log at Plaza Inn and some of the adorable desserts at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.

    Since this time of year tends to be very popular, I suggest purchasing your tickets before you arrive. This will save you precious time during your visit. You can easily purchase tickets on the Disneyland Resort website or even right from your mobile device using the Disneyland app. This app will also be your number one resource when it comes time for your vacation. You can view interactive park maps, see attraction wait times, mobile order food at select Quick Service Restaurants, and even make digital Disney FASTPASS selections with Disney MaxPass. I highly recommend utilizing Disney MaxPass during your trip since it will help maximize your day when crowds are heavy. You'll get to experience more attractions than ever while also minimizing time in lines. Since you have a first-time visitor in your party, don't forget to stop by City Hall in Disneyland Park to pick up a complimentary "1st Visit" button.

    I hope this helps, and please return if you have any other questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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