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  • On Jul 22, 2013
    Vlerie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning a trip to Disneyland in December. Can you tell me if there are dates I should avoid? What hotel is a good to stay at? I have an 8 mo old, by then he will be 13 mos. Its important that my stay is infant friendly. Do you have any other recommen

    Hi, Valerie!

    I'm glad you're planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort this holiday season! December is one of my favorite months to visit and enjoy all the theme parks have to offer. The seasonal decorations, events, merchandise, attractions and food items make The Happiest Place on Earth even more delightful! Early December is a wonderful time to visit because crowds aren't too heavy but all of the seasonal extras are in full swing. By mid-December, park attendance typically begins to pick up, and crowds are the heaviest by the week of Christmas. 

    I have two top Disneyland Resort Hotel recommendations for families with babies and young children. The first is Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, because it’s the closest to the theme parks and makes trips back to the hotel room for naps quick and easy. It’s also nice to avoid a long walk or ride back to your room at the end of a long day in the parks—especially with a baby in tow. Another great option is the Disneyland Hotel because its rooms are by far the most spacious of all three resort hotels. You’ll have lots of space for your baby to play and for all of those essentials, like a stroller and portable crib. There are also no balconies in the rooms at this hotel, just floor-to-ceiling windows, which some parents might prefer. 

    Be sure to take advantage of early theme park entry, which is currently offered to Guests of the Disneyland Resort Hotels on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for Disneyland Park and on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for Disney California Adventure Park. It’s a great way to make the most of your time and fit as much magic as possible into your vacation.

    I hope this helps, Valerie, and that you have a wonderful visit to the Disneyland Resort. Please feel free to ask me more questions as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted vacation!

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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