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  • On Aug 17, 2014
    Lisa from AK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! Ty for the panel. Considering a Christmas of memories (vs.more stuff) visit in Nov or Dec. New time in DL for us. Are crowds problematic, light or gotta plan around them at this time? Where can I get tips for a magical experience?

    Hi, Lisa!

    I'm glad you're planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort during the holidays. The seasonal decorations, events, merchandise, attractions and food make The Happiest Place on Earth even more delightful! 

    November can be a good time to visit because the entertainment schedule is in full swing and holiday decorations and other seasonal extras begin appearing around the resort. The kickoff of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort will bring an influx of visitors, although peak winter crowds occur around Thanksgiving week and in December as Christmas approaches. 

    While theme park crowd levels may be high, don’t let your excitement be lessened! Park hours will be long and the entertainment schedule will be bustling, so you should have lots of opportunities to experience the “must-dos” on your list. Be sure to utilize Disney’s FASTPASS service when available to optimize your time. Consider staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel so you’re as close to the parks as possible and able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours. I also suggest making dining reservations up to 60 days in advance for any table-service meals you might like to enjoy.

    You won’t want to miss the Haunted Mansion Holiday and “it’s a small world” Holiday attractions, and the "Believe...In Holiday Magic" fireworks show’s finale of snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A. is a must-see. On the “Holiday Time at Disneyland” Tour, you can hear holiday tales from Disneyland Park history, experience seasonal attractions and watch A Christmas Fantasy Parade from a reserved viewing area while enjoying a delicious treat and warm beverage! Please call (714) 781-TOUR (8687) to reserve your spot. 

    I hope this helps, Lisa. Please write back with more questions as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted holiday vacation!

    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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