Disneyland Resort Mickey and Minnie Holidays parade; Christmas tree; Christmas apparel
  • On Nov 17, 2023
    Shakira from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello- we are staying at a good neighbor hotel, the Best Western Plus Park Place. Does the magic hour apply to good neighbor hotels? Thank you

    Hello there Shakira, welcome to planDisney!  How exciting that your trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth" is coming up so soon!

    Early entry is only a benefit for Guests who are checked in and currently staying at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels.  The benefit does not apply to Guests staying at a Good Neighbor Hotel such as the Best Western Park Place Inn & Mini Suites, but I still highly recommend getting to the parks early!  We like to arrive to the Disneyland Resort security checkpoint about an hour before the parks are scheduled to open.  That allows us enough time to get through security and get to the theme park gates.  We find that if we arrive early, we can experience several of our favorite attractions first thing in the morning with shorter wait times!

    You'll also be visiting during Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort, there are so many ways to get into the Holiday spirit!  One of my favorite activities to enjoy is the Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park.  There are so many ways to experience how different cultures from around the world celebrate the Holidays, but my favorite activity is to try the different foods at the Festive Foods Marketplace!  It's so hard to narrow it down to just a few dishes, so I highly recommend to try everything!  

    I'm wishing you and your family a very merry visit, Shakira!  If you think of any other questions we can help with before your trip, please come back and ask.

    Happy Holidays!
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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