• On Jul 9, 2018
    Michelle from WA 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.

    I'm traveling to Disneyland in early January because I want to see the castle all lit up. What do I need to know before I go? What are the can't miss things?

    Hi there, Michelle! Thanks for trusting the Disney Parks Moms Panel to help you plan your magical vacation to the Disneyland Resort!

    The Holidays are a dazzling time to visit the parks and if you are planning on traveling in early January, you should catch the last few days of the season. First, be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog as they will announce the official dates of the Holidays for 2018 sometime in the next few months. Next, when you arrive, check the entertainment guide to see what time Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle lights up at night. It surely is a mesmerizing experience! Another thing you won’t want to miss is the illumination of the façade of “it’s a small world” Holiday. There is a short projection show each night and then the whole attraction lights up with thousands of twinkling lights. You’ll also want to ride the attraction, of course, which is decorated from floor to ceiling with holiday décor. 

    Over in Disney California Adventure Park, you will enjoy all the tasty and unique food options available for the Festival of Holidays. There are lots of food booths in the park that offer sweet and savory delights from a variety of different cultures. Plus, there is special entertainment like Disney ¡Viva Navidad! in the Paradise Gardens Park area and seasonal overlays on a few attractions in Cars Land. 

    If you have any other questions as you plan your adventure, I hope you will stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel again. See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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