• On Aug 18, 2021
    Lance from MI 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 our one-day trip to Disneyland in December 2021 as part of our family vacation. As we are planning on getting a hopper tickets, do you have your best "guesstimate" for park hours so we know where to start?

    Hello, Lance! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for your question!

    I am so excited that you are planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort this December! The Holidays are an absolutely magical time to visit! 

    As you know, with your Park Hopper tickets, you can begin hopping to the other park at 1:00 p.m. each day. While official park hours aren't yet available for December, I think a good rule of thumb is to plan for the parks to be open form 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Then if they open earlier or stay open later, that is just bonus time in the parks during your trip! You'll definitely want to check the official park hours as your travel dates approach. They are usually released about 30-45 days in advance. 

    Another thing to keep your eye on as you plan your trip is the Disney Parks Blog. Not only will the blog be the place where they release all the information about holiday offerings, but sometime in the next few weeks we hope to hear more news about Disney Genie! Disney Genie will be a great tool for you as you plan your trip because it will create customized itineraries based on your interests. You will also have the option to purchase Disney Genie+ which will allow you to skip most of the queues on select attractions by using the Lightning Lane. Disney Genie is set to be released sometime this fall, so it's likely it will be available for your December trip.

    If you have any other questions as you plan your adventure to the Happiest Place on Earth, be sure to stop by planDisney again!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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