• On Apr 3, 2017
    Michael from TX 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.

    Good evening, Planning a December Disneyland trip and looking at 12/14-12/18 vs. 12/17-12/21. Would there be any difference on the parks' operating hours for these two time spans? Would Paint the Night be running? Thanks

    Hi Michael!
    You have certainly picked an awesome time to make a Disneyland trip!
    Holidays at the Disneyland Resort are Magical and full of cheerful surprises and festive decor at every turn!
    Both sets of dates you are considering in December are extremely popular times to visit the Parks and because each set of dates is relatively close to the other, I really don't think there will be much of a difference in terms of entertainment, attraction, meal and show offerings.
    Make sure to be on the lookout for special holiday menus at Disneyland Resort restaurants and book your dining reservations up to 60 days in advance.
    Also, keep an eye out for special holiday merchandise and souvenirs that make each trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, a memorable experience.
    A good place to start is by checking out the Disney Parks blog.
    The Disney Parks blog is a perfect resource with all the latest news about Disney Parks.
    At this time, there have been no official announcements regarding "Paint the Night".
    As you may recall, Paint the Night quickly became a fan favorite after making its debut as part of the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration.
    It ran through September 5, 2016 and returned on select nights during the holiday season last year.
    However, with the return of the electrifying Main Street Electrical Parade, no plans have been announced to bring back the Paint the Night parade.
    But please, don't feel let down! The World of color is awesome...beautifuly wrttena v
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I'm a bilingual, Disney-loving happy wife & proud mommy of Benny & Toby (Woody & Buzz). I've always loved Disneyland. Each trip to this magical place makes me "curiouser and curiouser." I'm proud to serve as a planDisney panelist and look forward to helping with your Disneyland Resort questions. My best advice? Buy the mouse ears, eat the churro, sing out loud and forget about your worries and your strife while at the “happiest place on Earth” Learn More About Anabel

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