Disneyland Resort Holidays
  • On Jun 29, 2023
    Kylie Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are flying in from Sydney in Dec + deciding between 1 day Disney + DCA all in 1 day or visiting DCA day we arrive + doing full day Disney the next day, I want to compare prices as it might not be much more to buy 2 tkts opposed to 1 tkt with park hopper

    Season's greetings, Kylie!

    A warm welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing us your Disneyland Resort vacation planning question. Oh boy - you're planning to visit The Happiest Place on Earth during the most wonderful time of the year! There's no place like the Disneyland Resort during the holidays, Kylie. You and your club of Mouseketeers are in for a holly-jolly time!

    It sounds like you're contemplating what theme park ticket type is right for you during your festive getaway: a 2-day One Park Per Day ticket or a 1-day Park Hopper ticket. After doing some searching, it appears that there may not be much difference in pricing between these two ticket options. Kylie, I do love park-hopping, but, in this case, I'd recommend an additional day at the Disneyland Resort! This way, you will enjoy a full day at both Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park, allowing you to experience all of the special holiday offerings at each theme park. Kylie, remember that, at this time, theme park reservations are required for admission into the theme parks. (If you do decide to purchase Park Hopper tickets, you'll need a reservation for the theme park you'd like to visit first that day, and you'll be able to "hop" to the other park after 11:00 a.m.!)

    Kylie, there's so much to see and do at each of the Disneyland Resort theme parks during the holiday season, and you can experience it all with a full day in each park! Both theme parks are decked out in their holiday best at this time of year, offering several seasonal attraction overlays, special snacks and sweets, and themed nighttime spectaculars. At Disney California Adventure Park, Cars Land is adorned with festive at-"tire," making it especially cozy around Christmastime! ¡Viva Navidad! immerses Guests in a colorful cultural celebration, and World of Color - Season of Light is the perfect ending to your Disney day.

    At Disneyland Park, don't miss Haunted Mansion Holiday and "it's a small world" Holiday - the halls are decked at these familiar attractions! A Christmas Fantasy Parade is a very merry sight to behold, complete with Disney Characters in their adorable holiday outfits and an appearance by Santa Claus, himself. Kylie, finish off your holly-jolly day with a dazzling display of "Believe...In Holiday Magic" Fireworks. The only thing better than enjoying this nighttime spectacular is experiencing it with the people you love!

    Kylie, I ho-ho-hope you've found this information helpful. I'm wishing you a magical and memorable holiday trip to the Disneyland Resort! If you have any additional planning questions, please feel free to revisit us at planDisney anytime. We're here to help you make the most of your time at The Happiest Place on Earth!

    Happy holidays,


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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