This thread contains official information for our 2023 visit to the Disneyland resort to enjoy the holidays on the west coast. The Pixelmania West - Christmas 2023 will remain active for discussion and planning. As plans are finalized, they will be posted here. When this will happen The dates of Pixelmania West 2023 are December 11-15. (Disneyland only sells tickets for a maximum of 5 days.) Park hopping begins at 11 am and is simplified by the fact that the entrances to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are 300 feet apart. Getting there Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, 15 minutes from Disneyland. Long Beach Airport (LGB), 25 minutes from Disneyland. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 45 minutes from Disneyland (if traffic is light). We recommend arriving early Sunday afternoon on December 10 and returning home on Saturday morning December 16. If you fly into Orange County, there are many shared shuttle services available. We are using these two shuttle services: Karmel Shuttle Johnny's California Shuttle Service The Long Beach airport has a downloadable list of approved shuttle services. Most shuttles must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance. We recommend making your reservation 2-4 weeks in advance - the earlier the better. (Because we've been trained to book early by WDW.) Where to stay Disneyland has three hotels: Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa. The first two are priced in the Moderate range and the GC is Deluxe. There are also many Good Neighbor hotels surrounding Disneyland, many closer to the park entrances than the Disney hotels. The preferred hotel for 2023 is the Candy Cane Inn, 1747 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 82802, 800-345-7057. It is a nice, clean, two story motel with recently renovated rooms, free continental breakfast and a shuttle bus to Disneyland. It is a 15-minute walk from the park entrance, so walking is frequently faster than the shuttle. There is a discount for AAA and AARP members (enter promo code DIS when you make your reservation and present your card at check-in). Tickets We plan to purchase 5-day park hopper tickets with Genie+. The current Disney price is $600. Disney requires you to make park reservations when you purchase your ticket, so Thursday, August 17 is the first day you are able to purhcase a ticket and make park reservations for Dec. 11-15. When you make your park reservations, select Disneyland for Monday (12/11), Wednesday (12/13) and Friday (12/15). Select Disney California Adventure for Tuesday (12/12) and Thursday (12/14). Participants The following people have confirmed that thay plan to attend: Dennis gary Joanie Jeff K Michael There's room for more! And if you can't make this one, maybe we can do another one in the spring of 2025.