• On Jul 20, 2017
    Doy from CA 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 planning a 2 day visit for Thanksgiving day & heard that 'THEME" changes to Christmas overnight for Friday visit to the park? -- is this correct?

    Hi Doy!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. There is nothing else quite like Christmas time at Disneyland Resort and I'm so glad you are going to get the chance to experience the magic!

    Most of the holiday decor at Disneyland Resort will actually go up much sooner, usually within the first week of November. The overnight theme change you may have heard of actually happens the night of Halloween. Guests will leave the parks on October 31st surrounded by fall decor and when they arrive on November 1st, they'll see touches of Christmas magic. The full decor will not be up for about a week or two though. 

    Since you'll be visiting at my favorite time of the year I must recommend you check out my favorite attraction, Haunted Mansion Holiday! The Haunted Mansion is transitioned in early fall with an overlay of one of my favorite movies, A Nightmare Before Christmas. It is certainly a must do and I hope you find time to experience it on your Thanksgiving trip!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions before your Turkey Day vacation! 

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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