• On Jun 15, 2016
    Rachel from gwent 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 are first timers due to arrive in dec, are the parks normally very busy over the xmas period? i have 3 children 2 of which celebrate their birthdays while we there, can you recommend a nice restaurant where i can pre order a cake? my son 14 daughter 7

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rachel. I'm so glad to hear you'll be making your first trip to the Happiest Place on Earth in December. 

    Mid-December through the beginning of the New Year is a very busy time at the Disneyland Resort. It is also a beautiful, festive time as well. In the past, for safety reasons Disneyland Resort had to temporarily halt Guests' entry into the parks due to maximum capacity. I recommend arriving early to the parks so you'll be able to enjoy your time. If Disneyland Park is temporarily closed and you have a Park Hopper option, head over to Disney California Adventure Park and have fun there. 

    For special occasions, I love celebrating at the Napa Rose in the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa or the Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park. The Blue Bayou Restaurant inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is also a neat place for birthday celebrations. Custom birthday cakes can be ordered and delivered to select table-service restaurants. Simply call (714) 781- DINE to order your cake up to 60 days in advance. 

    For extra Pixie Dust, be sure to pick up your children's complimentary birthday button at City Hall in Disneyland Park or Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure Park to wear on their special day. 

    I hope this information is helpful for you. I wish you and your family a magical trip in December. Please visit us on the Panel again if you have further questions.

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Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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