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  • On Jun 14, 2022
    Lindsay from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning an early November trip to Anaheim-If I only have time to visit Disneyland between 3-8pm, what are the “must do” attractions and events? Will there be any holiday decorations then? Thanks!

    Greetings and welcome back to planDisney, Lindsay, we thank you for your loyalty!

    Lindsay, I admire your adventurous spirit and tenacity in wanting to experience as much as possible in 5 hours at the Disneyland Resort, I just love this! Don your comfiest shoes, download the Disneyland Mobile App and let's get started!

    If you want to experience both Disneyland Resort theme parks - Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, then I recommend upgrading your current theme park admission to include the Park Hopper option because as soon as you enter your first reserved theme park, then beginning at 1:00 PM or later, you can enter the second theme park without a Theme Park Reservation. If you do not have the Hopper Option on your existing theme park tickets, then you will have to decide which theme park you will spend your 5 hours in exclusively.

    Lindsay, without really knowing your theme park touring style or preferences, my recommendation would be to explore the Disneyland Resort Attractions & Entertainment options using filters for the 1955 Original Rides and What's New - such as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park and the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park! 

    Please refer to the Disneyland Resort's Events & Tours resource to see if anything interests you in the time span you plan on visiting. As far as Disneyland Resort's Holiday Decor & Christmas Lighting is concerned, typically, decor begins to emerge slowly at the beginning of November, fingers crossed you will enjoy some of the decor.

    I highly recommend opting into the Disney Genie+ service using the Disneyland Mobile App as soon as you enter a Disneyland Resort theme park to save time waiting in lines that offer the Lightning Lane entrance - this option will really optimize your touring. Be sure to enable the Payment Method in the app to facilitate the purchase of the Disney Genie+ service and to enjoy other vacation essential app transactions such as Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering.

    Summon the Disney Genie in the Disneyland Mobile App to select your preferred attractions, entertainment and dining, and the Genie will streamline your choices to provide you with a suggested itinerary to aid with your theme park touring.

    Lindsay, it was my great pleasure assisting a fellow Canadian Disney fan and I hope this information is helpful to you in deciding upon your preferred attractions, events and activities. I wish you the most magical visit to the Disneyland Resort.


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