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  • On Jul 25, 2018
    Fiona from NSW Asked

    We will be at Disneyland in Oct with our 2 & 5 year old. Not doing the Mickey’s parties. I am worried it will be too busy but have booked & coming from Australia so can’t change it. Will Paint the Night parade be on? What parades will be on?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Fiona!

    Hooray! I am so glad that you and your family will get to experience the Disneyland Resort during Halloween Time! While this is certainly a popular time to visit the parks, with a little advanced planning, you can have an amazingly wonderful time no matter the crowd levels. My best tip is to start your days early and to take advantage of any early admission options you have available to you. The parks are the least crowded in the morning and you will get so much done during those early hours. You will also want to use the Disneyland app to look up attraction wait times, FASTPASS return times, where and when to meet characters, and more. It will be your best tool for navigating the parks efficiently. 

    When it comes to parades, I am excited to tell you that both Paint the Night and the Pixar Play Parade have been extended past the end of Pixar Fest which comes to a close on September 3, 2018. An official end date for these parades hasn't been announced, but I think you have a good chance of seeing both during your October visit. Check the entertainment schedule as your travel dates approach for exact dates and times. 

    Please return to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions you may have. We love helping Guests plan magical vacations to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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