• On Jun 8, 2016
    Kim from WA Asked

    Our trip is planned for 6/29-7/6/16. We have purchased a City Pass & are looking at visiting Disneyland over the 4th of July holiday. I have heard that this is one of the busiest times. What kind of crowds can we expect?

    Hello Kim!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You are correct that the Fourth of July will have large crowds, but there are still ways to make the most out of your visit!

    I am a firm believer that the early bird gets the worm. On high traffic days, I suggest getting to the parks 30 minutes before they open. Once inside, go to the attractions you most want to do first and either get a FASTPASS for that attraction, or hop right in line. Often times I will do both if it’s one I know my boys really love like Radiator Springs Racers. Attractions also seem to be less busy during parades, so that’s another great time to get some rides in with smaller lines.

    Overall though, I’d utilize Disney’s FASTPASS Service. When you arrive at either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, simply find the FASTPASS distribution center usually located near the attraction itself. You will then put in your valid Park Admission Ticket and it will generate a FASTPASS ticket with your return time.

        FASTPASS tickets are valid only on the day of issue.
        Everyone in your party using the FASTPASS Return entrance must have a FASTPASS ticket.
        FASTPASS Service machines will not issue another ticket until the time stated on your current one.
        FASTPASS tickets are subject to availability.
        A valid Disneyland ticket or Annual Passport that has been used for park admission is required to obtain FASTPASS tickets.

    I hope this is helpful and let me know if you need anything else as you plan your visit!

    See you real soon!
    -Emily
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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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