dlr activities 04; holiday parade, dancing reindeer
  • On Oct 23, 2023
    Margie 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.

    We will be visiting Disneyland in late November. How does reserved seating work for the Holiday parade if we do the Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort tour? How can I request gluten free option for the holiday treats?

    Hi Margie! Thanks for dropping by planDisney.

    The Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort Tour sounds like an especially magic way to enjoy the seasonal festivities available at Disneyland Resort! It's a guided walking tour, which makes an annual return with some new elements each year, so definitely worth a repeat for Guests who have booked previously. Part of this special experience includes walking on my favorite holiday attraction overlay, "it's a small world" Holiday in Fantasyland, reserved seating for A Christmas Fantasy Parade in Disneyland Park, and some yummy holiday treats.

    Last year, the reserved viewing area was in front of Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe at the end of Main Street, U.S.A.--a fantastic location for the parade! There won't be chairs in this special area, but you can sit on the sidewalk if you like or you can stand.

    As for what goodies you'll receive, tour Guests were given a cake pop, a little iced loaf of gingerbread, hot chocolate, and a commemorative pin last year. It could be something slightly different this year, and all offerings, experiences, and collectibles are subject to change without any advanced notice. It sounds like some delightful additions to an already magical tour, but maybe not your cup of tea in some cases with a concern about gluten.

    I understand having dietary needs while still enjoying your vacation. The good news is Disneyland Resort takes real care with allergy and dietary requests. What does that mean for the tour? While you'll see a place to add special requests, including food items that might present an issue for your group, on the final page when booking, it currently only offers the ability to add wheelchair access. Perhaps you ran into this issue while attempting to book. I spoke with a helpful Cast Member about this issue, and they suggested you email Disneyland and include all the tour information along with your special requests, so they can attempt to offer you an appropriate and tasty alternative. You can also speak with the Cast Member at check-in for the tour as well.

    I hope this helps!

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Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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