• On Oct 11, 2018
    Kelly from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have visited Disney World 2x in Florida. This December we are travelling to Cali and would like to check out Disney Land. Does everything pretty much work the same way? Is this a smaller park? Can you buy tickets without knowing the date you will go

    Hi, Kelly!

    I’m thrilled that you’re planning your first visit to the Disneyland Resort. Disneyland Park may be smaller in size than Magic Kingdom Park, but it is rich with attractions and history. After all, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of Walt Disney himself!

    While you can’t make Disney FASTPASS selections prior to arriving at the Disneyland Resort like you can at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney MaxPass option enables you to make FASTPASS selections from your mobile device using the Disneyland app once you enter the theme parks each day instead of visiting the traditional FASTPASS distribution machines, which saves you time and steps! You’ll also get unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads with Disney MaxPass. It’s a great way to document your magical moments!

    One of the things I love about the Disneyland Resort is how convenient it is to get around. There's no need for transportation from the Disneyland Resort Hotels to the two theme parks or the Downtown Disney District—they’re just a short walk apart! Ticket pricing and availability are subject to change, however, theme park admission tickets are not currently date-specific. If you purchase your tickets now, you can use them for your December trip. Because the transition from Disneyland Park to Disney California Adventure Park is so quick and easy (they are literally right across from each other), I always recommend purchasing Park Hopper Tickets if possible. Being able to hop back and forth depending on crowd levels and to catch certain shows or parades is a huge perk!

    I hope this helps, Kelly, and that you enjoy a perfectly pixie-dusted Disneyland Resort 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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