• On Jan 14, 2018
    Stefanie from NV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Taking our children to Disneyland for the first time. I've created a vacation package for a hotel, park tickets and character dining option. What else should I know? Parking included w/hotel? What are the dining packages I've seen referenced?

    Hi, Stefanie! Woohoo! A big high-five to you for having so much advanced planning done!

    I am so glad that you have created a vacation package to combine your hotel accommodations, theme park tickets, and character dining vouchers. This is the easiest way to create a dream vacation! Since you have purchased character dining vouchers, the next step will be to make your advanced dining reservations which can be made up to 60 days in advance. For character meals, I highly suggest making reservations online, on the Disneyland app, or by calling (714) 781-3463 as soon as you are able.

    Reservations for Fantasmic! and World of Color Dining Packages should also be made well in advance. These are special dining options that include fabulous multi-course meals and reserved viewing locations for the shows. There is also a special Frozen Dining Package that includes premium seats for Frozen - Live at the Hyperion. 

    As far as parking at the Disneyland Resort Hotels, it is not included as part of your package. While prices are always subject to change at any time, the current fee to park is $20 per night for self parking or $30 per night for valet.

    Finally, you will want to download and familiarize yourself with the Disneyland app. This will be your best tool for navigating the parks efficiently. It will show you attraction wait times, FASTPASS return times, locations of the nearest restrooms, and so much more!

    I have even more tips to share, so please return to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions you may have. Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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