• On May 23, 2018
    Roxanne from TX 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.

    My son is turning 10 late November, what month (November or December) would be a better time to take him? It is his first visit so I would like for him to see any parades or anything exciting going on at that time.

    Hi, Roxanne!

    I am so glad to hear you’re planning a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth to celebrate your son’s birthday. There’s no better place to spend a special occasion, especially during the holiday season!

    By mid-November, both theme parks will have holiday-themed decor, attractions, food and entertainment for you to enjoy. At Disneyland Park, highlights include Haunted Mansion Holiday, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, and the “Believe...In Holiday Magic” Fireworks Spectacular. After the fireworks, snow falls in the skies as a seasonal treat! At Disney California Adventure Park, you’ll want to experience Disney Festival of Holidays and the special holiday decor and attractions in Cars Land. Thanksgiving week will bring an influx of visitors due to many families traveling during the holiday. If you’d like to go when the parks are less busy but still fully decorated for the holiday season, I recommend that you visit during the last week of November or the first week of December, preferably during the weekdays. 

    Be sure to pick up a complimentary birthday button for your son at City Hall in Disneyland Park or the Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure Park to help him celebrate his special day. It can be customized with a name so he’ll receive personalized birthday wishes from Cast Members and other Guests! If you have any table-service meals planned, be sure to let your server know you’re celebrating a birthday because you may receive some extra magic during your dining experience. I hope this helps, Roxanne. Please visit us again with any other Disneyland Resort questions you can dream of! 

    Wishing you magic,
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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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