• On Nov 29, 2020
    Brittany from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I wanted to know more about the drive through lights I saw in a newspaper article. What is the Disneyland resort doing this year and how much is it? What dates is it running?

    Season’s greetings, Brittany, and a very merry welcome to planDisney!

    One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to drive around and check out holiday light displays, and I can’t think of anything more magical than the beautiful holiday decorations throughout the Disneyland Resort! I did some research to try to find the article you are referring to, and I think I found it! After reading it, I believe the article was mentioning two different things, including the expansion of Downtown Disney District to Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park, in addition to a drive-thru experience that is currently underway at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

    Unfortunately, the Disneyland Resort isn’t currently offering a drive-thru light experience. However, if you’re heading to Southern California anytime soon, I have plenty of Disney fun to share with you! Even though the Disneyland Resort theme parks and Resort Hotels are currently closed, I’m happy to report that the Resort has begun a phased reopening, and Downtown Disney District is currently open! And now, even more Disney dining and shopping opportunities are available since Buena Vista Street reopened in November! My children and I recently visited Downtown Disney District, and absolutely loved seeing the festive holiday decorations and photo opportunities. It felt so amazing to experience a taste of Disney holiday magic once again! 

    Tickets aren’t necessary for entering Downtown Disney District, but if you’re planning a visit on a weekend, I highly recommend making a dining reservation ahead of time. A reservation will give you priority access to the Simba Parking Lot, even when parking is temporarily paused. Here’s a list of the dining options that are currently available, along with a list of which restaurants are currently accepting reservations. Carthay Circle Lounge has also started accepting reservations for Alfresco Dining. Don’t miss stopping by Marceline’s Confectionery to pick up some delicious holiday treats, too! Just keep in mind that a mobile wait list system may be used at times to help manage social distancing within various shops throughout Downtown Disney District.

    For the official scoop on theme-park reopening news, I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog, Disneyland.com, and the Disneyland app

    I hope this helps, Brittany! Wishing you a pixie-dusted, joyous holiday season!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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