• On Sep 23, 2021
    Stephanie from OH 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 to go to Disney on Dec 21,2021. When should I buy ticket and make reservations? I’m also wanting to see if what time the Disney parade will be on the 20th and if there are any special events happening that day or week bc of Christmas. Thank

    Seasons Greetings, Stephanie and welcome to planDisney!

    Celebrating the holidays at The Happiest Place on Earth is truly magical. I remember being a little girl and watching the fireworks in early December with my family. I remember the look my younger sisters had in their eyes just pure amazement. Looking up to my dad is what makes this memory so emotional. I saw him go back and forth between the fireworks and us and I saw tears in his eyes. My big “tough” dad was crying over the fireworks with us. That’s when I knew that vacations at Disneyland Resort were not just for us, but they were for him as well.

    Since then, my husband and I have continued to carry the tradition of visiting the parks as a family. Disney Parks are truly our only vacation spot. The best was having my dad join us and watching him experience Disney with my kids. Honestly, pure joy and plenty of magical memories were made.

    Now, since you are visiting during the merriest time of the year, I recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as possible. As you purchase them, you will be able to also schedule your theme park reservations. You can schedule your theme park reservations 120 days before your visit, so you’re good to go there.

    As far as entertainment goes, you’ll want to keep checking the park hours and entertainment schedule for any updates, as we get closer to December. As of now, the calendar reflects park hours and entertainment up until mid-November. Until then, please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help you plan for this magical visit!

    Happy Holidays!
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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