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  • On Dec 6, 2023
    Kristie from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are planning on being in Disneyland for New Years Eve. How bad are the crowds? Does the reservation system help with park reaching capacity and not letting anyone in? Should I rearrange the plans and not go on NYE?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kristie!

    I am so excited to help you plan for your upcoming Disneyland Resort adventure. The festive fun of the holidays will still be occurring during your visit and New Year's Eve is one of my favorite times at the theme parks. Let's take a look at crowd level. 

    We had the opportunity to visit Disneyland Resort on New Year's Eve recently and had a wonderful evening of celebration. I felt that the crowd level was completely manageable and we were able to experience all the attractions we came to see. I do feel that the theme park reservation system does help to reduce the likelihood that the theme parks will reach capacity. However, since holidays are very popular times of the year to visit, I do have a few recommendations. I highly suggest purchasing Genie+ for the day. We were able to plan out our attractions and avoid waiting for extended periods of time. Second, go ahead and start looking at advanced dining reservations. Our preference is to use the early entry perk of staying on property, enjoy attractions throughout the morning, and relax at a late lunch or early dinner. I hope this helps you make your plans for New Year's Eve!

    Thank you for visiting planDisney. Enjoy making magical memories!
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Welcome Home! I'm Tiffany, a Speech Pathologist, wife, and mom to two incredible kids. We are a family of voyagers who share a passion for travel, and Disney Vacation Club was where it all started. Our Membership has inspired us to cross an ocean and even host a family reunion at Walt Disney World Resort. I can't wait to help you plan your next Disney Vacation Club adventure! Learn More About Tiffany

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