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  • On Apr 23, 2022
    Michael 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.

    We are planning a family trip to Disneyland in 2023 and plan on making reservations to stay on site (i.e. the Disneyland Hotel). We would like to know how far in advance can we make a hotel reservation?

    Greetings, and welcome to planDisney, Michael, we thank you for your question!

    How wonderful, you're planning a vacation to the Disneyland Resort to enjoy The Happiest Place on Earth through an inclusive vacation package, how very exciting! 

    Michael, in looking through the current booking window, you are able to book into the new year, so I would begin to explore a Disneyland Resort vacation package for your intended visit late-Summer into early-Fall, in my opinion. As well, please update your profile in your Disney account to see if you will be eligible for any potential Disneyland Resort special offers, you just never know.

    As soon as you book your Disneyland Resort vacation package, it's important to link your reservation confirmation number to your Disney account via My Disneyland planning to enable the electronic delivery of your Travel ePackage to your Disney account 4 days before your arrival, as well, of utmost importance after linking your vacation package is that you will need to secure your Disneyland Resort - Theme Park Reservations as this is the process of visiting the theme parks at this time.

    Michael, during your Disneyland Resort theme park ticket selection, consider adding the theme park ticket option called the Disney Genie+ service which will save you time waiting in lines for attractions that offer the Lightning Lane entrance by enabling you to select an arrival window from your preferred attractions and experiences selected through the basic Disney Genie service. Or, you can opt into the Disney Genie+ service as soon as you enter a reserved theme park by opening the Disneyland Mobile App and selecting the Disney Genie - View My Day option on the Home Page which will give you the opportunity to purchase the Disney Genie+ service.

    Download the Disneyland Mobile App to manage your plans before and during your visit, and in particular please update your Payment Method via My Profile on your Welcome page to facilitate vacation essential app transactions such as purchasing the Disney Genie+ service after you enter a theme park if you haven't prepurchased the service, enjoying Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering and much more. As soon as you enter the theme park you'll be too focussed on purchasing the Disney Genie+ service and then perusing through attraction and experience arrival selection windows rather than adding payment methods thereby wasting time.

    With the purchase of the Disney Genie+ service, you will enjoy unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass Service attraction photos including MagicShots from your day - now that's a great deal!

    During your Disneyland Resort vacation package booking process please pay attention to return transportation add-on options from the airport to the Disneyland Resort as it's much easier to complete this process and have all your plans set.

    Michael, I hope this information is helpful, it was my great honour assisting a fellow Canadian Disney fan, please stop by for any further assistance, thank you so much!

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Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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