• On Sep 1, 2020
    Nancie from FL 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 purchased plane and hotel tickets back in January for a December trip to celebrate my daughters 18th bday. Is there a chance disney land parks will open in December and be able to purchase tickets?

    Welcome to planDisney, Nancie! 

    Happy birthday, to your daughter. And I wish a very merry unbirthday to you too! I’m wishing upon a star that your dream of visiting the theme parks at The Happiest Place on Earth comes true this winter. 

    So far, Disneyland Resort’s phased reopening has seen the Downtown Disney District spring back to life, with dining and shopping opportunities available for Guests. My favorite part about our recent visit to the Downtown Disney District was listening to the soundtrack of Disney music magically playing throughout the area. 

    At this point, Disneyland Resort is waiting for the go-ahead from public officials from the State of California and the County of Orange before reopening Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. I really wish I could borrow Madame Leota’s crystal ball to find out when that happy day will come. Until then, one thing I do know for sure is that the Disneyland Resort is ready to welcome Guests safely. Though theme park ticket sales are temporarily suspended at this time, I would expect them to resume as soon as Disneyland Resort is able to properly gauge demand and determine how best to maintain safe capacity levels accordingly.

    Tony’s Tip: Personally, I choose to remain hopeful that the Disneyland Resort may reopen within the next few months. But if by chance public health conditions require that state and local government officials decline to authorize plans to fully reopen before your scheduled trip, you may wish to contact your airline and hotel providers to find out if cancellation or change fees may be waived. Many carriers have been making unprecedented exceptions to their normal policies regarding modifications to itineraries. If necessary, such flexible options may allow customers like you to reschedule long-anticipated vacations for a later time. Still, ”I won’t give up, No I won’t give in;” I’m optimistic that your daughter’s birthday celebration may proceed as planned.

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney, Nancie. We hope you’ll visit us again with any more questions you may have. We are also happy to help with tips for visiting the theme parks, dining recommendations, and more.

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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