Magic Happens Parade at DLR
  • On Apr 11, 2023
    Alyssa 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.

    Hi! I work a Stanford children’s Medicine. I want to Plan a trip in May for my fiancé and I! I was wondering if there was any way about to purchase tickets?

    Hey there, Alyssa, and welcome to planDisney! Thank you for the work you do, and I'm thrilled to hear you're planning a trip with your fiancé to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    In my opinion, the most magical way to plan your visit is by utilizing the Vacation Package feature on the Disneyland website. This page makes it so easy to input the dates of your visit, book your hotel (I would highly recommend one of the hotels of the Disneyland Resort!), and purchase your theme park tickets. I'm a huge proponent of the Park Hopper and Disney Genie+ service features when purchasing your tickets as they will make your trip so much more flexible! The Park Hopper allows you to switch between parks starting at 11:00 AM, and the Genie+ service offers a variety of benefits - most notably, access to the Lightning Lane entrances.

    Once you've secured your hotel and theme park tickets, you'll want to make your theme park reservations. You need both valid theme park tickets and park reservations to enter the parks, and May is looking pretty open on the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar with the exception of May 2-3 (due to the sold-out Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite special events). I would like to note though that as of when I'm answering this question, there are no reservations available for May 2, which would mean you would not be able to visit on this date. I would definitely recommend checking the availability calendar I linked above when you're ready to book your trip just to make sure you're able to enter the parks on the days you're planning to visit.

    You've now booked your hotel, purchased your tickets, and made your theme park reservations, so you have the biggest trip-planning logistics out of the way! Now you just get to think through which attractions, entertainment, and dining options you'd like to prioritize. 

    If you're unfamiliar with the layout of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, I'd recommend downloading the Disneyland mobile app. There's a map feature that will be immensely helpful during your trip, but you can also start to familiarize yourself with the parks before you arrive! This is a great way to see where all the attractions are in the parks, and how to get around. 

    In terms of entertainment - it's all good - but if I had to make just two recommendations then I'd suggest Wondrous Journeys and the "Magic Happens" Parade. Then in the way of dining, the mobile app is another great way to look through your options, or I also very frequently recommend using the Foodie Guide on the Disney Parks Blog. Currently, there are all kinds of delicious offerings available for the Disney100 celebration.

    I could go on forever here, Alyssa, but I hope this was helpful and thank you again for your question! Come back and see us here at planDisney with any follow-ups you think of.

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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