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  • On Jan 24, 2016
    Emily from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning our trip to Disneyland from March 22-25. I am finding it very difficult to plan our dining reservations when the park hours & parade times aren't even posted yet. Can you tell me when these will be posted & what the hours were las

    Greetings Emily, and thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    You and your family will have a magical time at the Disneyland Resort near the end of March. Those dates you've indicated coincide with Spring Break for many school districts, meaning the parks will usually have larger crowds and longer operating hours. 

    I can give you a general idea of when parades and nighttime spectaculars occur. In California Adventure, the Pixar Play Parade has consistently been slotted for 5:15pm, and the World of Color show times have been at 9pm or 9:45pm. At Disneyland, Mickey's Soundsational Parade has consistently been at 4:15pm. Some nights, there is only one show time for Paint the Night parade at 8pm. When there are two showings, the times are 8pm and 10pm, with Disneyland Forever fireworks at 8:40pm. 

    Those are simply based on current show times officially published on the Disneyland website. Say for instance, your family wants to enjoy World of Color. I recommend making a dining reservation no later than 7pm at a California Adventure restaurant so you'll have time to enjoy your meal, then find a viewing spot for World of Color. There are many dining packages with reserved viewing areas available for Guests to choose as well. 

    I hope this information helps with planning your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. I anticipate the official schedule for your upcoming trip will be out soon. Times are subject to change so please be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date information. If you have further questions, please feel free to visit me on the Panel again.

    Have a magical day,
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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