Disneyland Resort Holidays
  • On Nov 23, 2021
    Reagan from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! We are taking our 8 year old daughter to Disneyland and we have never been during the holidays! We want to experience everything we can, and I know with COVID a few things are different, so I was wondering if you had any advice on things to do!

    Howdy, Reagan! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    I also have an 8-year-old daughter who loves all things Christmas, so I'm happy to tell you about all the fun things to do in the parks that your kiddo will enjoy during the Holidays! First, you'll want to experience the attractions that have seasonal overlays which include Haunted Mansion Holiday, "it's a small world" Holiday, Mater's Jingle Jamboree, and Luigi's Joy to the Whirl. These overlays are only available this time of year so it makes riding extra special. 

    Next, plan time in your day to see A Christmas Fantasy Parade in Disneyland Park. The parade is chock full of all the characters your daughter knows and loves and there's a special appearance by Santa himself at the end of the parade. 

    If your daughter is anything like mine, she may have quite the sweet tooth! Well, the Holiday sweets are the absolute best at the Disneyland Resort! You both might like to indulge in a Peppermint Holiday Sundae at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, the Mickey Gingerbread at a variety of snack locations, or the Cherry-Chocolate Churro at the Cozy Cone Motel. Check out this Foodie Guide to Holidays at Disneyland Resort for all the delectable dishes! And be sure to use the mobile order feature in the Disneyland app to save you time when ordering food from quick service locations. 

    Finally, consider ending your magical day in the parks with the Believe...in Holiday Magic nighttime spectacular or by viewing the lighting of the "it's a small world" Holiday facade. Both of these nighttime entertainment options are truly dazzling and a must-do during the Holidays. 

    I hope you and your family have an amazing time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda
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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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