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  • On May 5, 2024
    Vienna from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    HELP! Booked park hopper tickets on may 15, now relizing it's a grad nite. I'm stressed it will be super busy. Any tips on avoiding the crowds but still going to the parks on that date?

    Hi there Vienna, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for your question! I'm so happy to hear that you have a trip to the Disneyland Resort coming up in just a few weeks - how exciting!

    While visiting during busier days can certainly change up the way I approach a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, I'll also share that there are still plenty of options to still have a wonderful visit. When it comes to the Grad Nite celebrations, it's helpful to know that the event itself doesn't start until 9:00 PM and will be held in Disney California Adventure Park.

    Since you have the Park Hopper option on your tickets, my recommendation would be to plan on starting in Disney California Adventure Park since it may be busier - especially in the evening leading up to the event. 

    If you start your day there, you can experience the attractions you're most excited about and grab a breakfast option to start your day. My favorite breakfast in Disney California Adventure Park is at Pym Test Kitchen - not only is the food delicious, but you can also usually spot a few superheroes as well!

    Starting at 11:00 AM, you'll be able to hop between both parks, so this will give you flexibility based on the crowd sizes throughout the rest of your day. Additionally, I would highly recommend purchasing Disney Genie+ Service as this will give you access to book Lightning Lane return times for shorter waits at some of the most popular attractions.

    Thanks so much for your question, Vienna! You're going to have such a fun visit to the Happiest Place on Earth - enjoy!

    Have a Magical Day,
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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