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  • On Apr 2, 2023
    Sarah from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    how far in advance should i start my reservation for a trip to Disneyland

    Hi there Sarah, and welcome to planDisney!  We're so glad you're here with your great question about your upcoming trip to the Disneyland Resort.  

    I'm a planner by nature Sarah, and I love that you're already starting to think about your vacation to the "Happiest Place on Earth."  At the current time, Guests are able to book Disneyland Resort Hotel Vacation Packages and Good Neighbor Hotel Packages through the end of the year.  We do not know exactly when packages will open up to book next year, but I would keep checking the Disneyland site and app.  

    However, that does not mean that you can't begin your planning!  I'd explore both the Disneyland Resort Hotels and the Disney-approved Good Neighbor Hotels to see which hotel would fit best for your family and priorities.  If you have little Mouseketeers in your family, you may want to consider staying at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels so you can easily pop back to your hotel for a midday break.  We also love to book the Vacation Packages and bundle our hotel stay and theme park tickets all together in one, it's so convenient!  Once reservations are available for your arrival date, you'll have all of your Disney ducks in a row and ready to book the magic! 

    As you explore all of the options for your upcoming trip, I'd also take a look at the list of Attractions and Entertainment that are offered in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.  You can also filter the Attractions by height requirement, which was so helpful for us when our kids were younger.  We love to prioritize our top three to five must do's in each theme park for the day, and try to tackle those first.  

    I hope this information was helpful for your trip planning Sarah, and please do not hesitate to come back and ask me any other questions as your pixie dusted vacation comes together!

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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