Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2019 and 2020

by Leap on January 1, 2019 2242 Los Angeles

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It’s one of the most popular questions we get. I’ve even had people recognize me in the coffee shop line and ask ... "So, when is the best time to visit Disneyland?" My answer? "Whenever you can!"

It’s the truth. Whenever you can spend time with friends and family at The Happiest Place On Earth, then that is the best time. Of course, just like at Walt Disney World, there are better times to visit than others. In this post, we're outlining the best times to visit Disneyland in 2019. For those of you looking to get a hop on next year's vacation planning, our 2020 dates and tips will help out as well. Keep in mind that crowds will likely be elevated for all of the second half of 2019 with the anticipated opening of Star Wars land this summer! Frankly, if you are going to Disneyland after Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens, we would tell you to expect crowds.

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If you're planning a visit, but don't see your particular dates listed here, jump down to the comments below. We frogs — and the hardcore Disneyland community — will be hoppy to provide answers. Also, our Disneyland Crowd Calendar is a helpful tool to help you get an idea of expected crowds. You can view the Disneyland Crowd Calendar for the day, month or year.

Walt's vision for Disneyland was a place where families could spend time together. His guiding spirit lives on in beloved attractions such as Peter Pan's Flight, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure. Across the way, the spectacular Radiator Springs Racers, Incredicoaster, Soarin' Around the World and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission — BREAKOUT! have made Disney California Adventure just as popular as Disneyland Park! Even during the busiest times, there are tips and park plans you can follow to reduce waits and make it a blast for the whole family!

With That in Mind, Let's Look at the Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2019 and 2020!

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2019 and 2020 - Disneyland Crowd CalendarIf you’re more familiar with Cinderella Castle than Sleeping Beauty Castle, it's important to know that the best time to visit Disneyland in 2019 and 2020 isn't necessarily the same as at Disney World. The biggest difference are the locals. Disney World has a good amount of locals, but not nearly as many as those in the Los Angeles/Orange County regional area. Many of those locals are annual passholders who think of The Happiest Place on Earth as their second home. They pop in for a few hours here or there — maybe on a weekday, or on a spring or fall Sunday morning before heading to the beach. Life is good in the OC.

Dropping in on Main Street U.S.A. for a quick bite sounds cool, but it's not always possible for local passholders. Depending on the passport, a passholder might find himself or herself blocked out of the park on certain days or weeks, particularly those times that are especially popular with tourists — namely summer, spring break and holidays. Looking at the Disneyland blockout calendar gives you a fairly good idea of when the very busiest dates of the year are because these are the times when most of the passholders are not allowed to enter the parks. During the summer, for most of June through mid-August, the Southern California passholders are blocked from entering the park entirely, a sure sign that there will be tourists! Keep in mind that crowds are higher right after major blockout periods such as summer when the locals can get back in.

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Another factor that has more influence on crowds at Disneyland than at Disney World are the conventioneers. The Anaheim Convention Center is right across the street. What out-of-town visitor wouldn’t enjoy popping over in the afternoon and early evening for some Disney magic? It’s not necessary to rearrange a vacation based on a convention — with one exception. Disney’s own D23 Expo, held every other year, brings flocks of fans. Those folks will plan to spend some of their hours before, during and after the Expo to play in the parks. Note that the next D23 Expo will take place in 2019. Based on all of this information, and historical crowd levels during holidays and other data, we have a pretty good idea of the very busiest dates this year.

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Keep in mind that what's going on in the parks when you visit also influences crowds. Last year saw the return of the Paint the Night Parade to Disney California Adventure. This is yet another reason to review the Disneyland crowd calendar — we've got key events and show times!

Disneyland's introduction of tiered pricing for one-day tickets several years ago has more of an impact on crowds than at Disney World. Think about it — more people make one-day visits to Disneyland than they do at Disney World. With tiered pricing, each day is categorized as either value, regular or peak pricing. During the off-seasons, Mondays through Thursdays or Tuesdays through Thursdays are generally value priced. If you add a one-day ticket to your cart, you can view Disneyland's pricing calendar — which is yet another indicator of the best and worst days to visit.

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The very worst times to visit Disneyland in 2019 are ...

  • Jan. 1-6, 2019
  • MLK Jr. Day - Jan. 19-21, 2019
  • President's Day - Feb. 15-24, 2019
  • Spring break and Easter - March 9-April 15, April 19-22 (elevated crowds March 9-April 22, 2019)*
  • Weekends in May
  • The opening of Star Wars Land (expected in summer 2019)
  • Mid-June through Aug. 12, 2019
  • D23 Expo - Aug. 23-25, 2019
  • The week of Thanksgiving - Nov. 22-Dec. 1, 2019
  • Christmas week through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 21, 2019-Jan. 6, 2020

The very worst times to visit Disneyland in 2020 are ...

  • Jan. 1-6, 2020
  • MLK Jr. Day - Jan. 18-20, 2020
  • President's Day - Feb. 14-24, 2020
  • Spring break and Easter - March 7-April 20, 2020
  • Weekends in May
  • June 3-Aug. 11, 2020
  • The week of Thanksgiving - Nov. 20-Dec. 1, 2020
  • Christmas week through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 19, 2020-Jan. 10, 2021

*The fall of Easter impacts Disneyland crowds in the spring. Some school districts base their spring break around Easter; others do not. When Easter falls earlier in the season, March or early April, it has the effect of making a more intense, but shorter spring break season. When Easter falls later, as it does in 2019, the effect is a longer but less intense spring break season.

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Other Dates That Likely See Higher Crowds

Here are other days that see higher crowds, but not as high as the absolute worst days. Some of the dates listed are isolated, with the days around them generally fine, but they do bring in more locals. July 17 is the exception to this, as it is already a busy time. Know of other dates that are popular with locals? Share in comments below.

  • Aug. 19-23 and 25-30, 2019 - passholders are back in after summer blackouts (Expected to be Aug. 17-21 and 23-28, 2020)
  • Labor Day - Sept. 2, 2019; Sept. 7, 2020
  • Columbus Day (elevated crowds that week) -  Oct. 14, 2019; Oct. 12, 2020
  • Utah Education Association Convention -  Oct. 17-18, 2019*
  • Veteran's Day (and Veteran's Day Observed) -  Nov. 11, 2019; Nov. 11, 2020
  • Memorial Day - May 27, 2019; May 25, 2020
  • Disneyland's anniversary -  July 17, 2019; July 17, 2020

*The Utah Education Association Board will no longer hold its annual convention, although Utah school districts may elect to hold a fall recess.

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Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2019

Now that we have the worst times to visit out of the way, let's look at the very best times to visit Disneyland! Yippee!

  • Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day)
  • Weekdays in February (minus the days around President's Day)
  • The first few days in March (until March 9, 2019)
  • Weekdays in the second half of April 2019
  • Weekdays in May
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August (Mondays through Thursdays see higher crowds with passholders back in)
  • The first half of September; Mondays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and October
  • Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2020

  • Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day)
  • Weekdays in February (minus the days around President's Day)
  • The first few days in March (until March 7, 2020)
  • April 20-30; May 1, 2020
  • Weekdays in May
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August (Mondays through Thursdays see higher crowds with passholders expected to be back in)
  • The first half of September; Mondays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and October
  • Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December

*As mentioned above, it's safe to say that for the remainder of 2019 after Star Wars Land opens, there will be elevated crowds at both parks. We would still recommend targeting one of these "best days," but expect that both parks will be busy with this highly anticipated opening.

Tah dah! There it is — the best time to visit Disneyland in 2019 and 2020. Don't forget that a solid park plan can be almost as good as traveling on a low crowd day. Check out our Disneyland Plans and Disney California Adventure Plans before your visit!

Related: The Ins and Outs of Disney's Maxpass

Related: 36 Tips to Maximize Your Time at Disneyland

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Jan 18, 2019 at 6:06 p.m. Allison Says...

Don't tell them the secret about April. lol I love have such low crowds, nice weather and all shows running. It literally is perfect besides Christmas at Disneyland which is even more magical. If you are able take your kids out of school and go at those odd times. so worth it. I don't know of things called long lines because of this and MaxPass.

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Jan 14, 2019 at 5:41 a.m. Ale Says...

I have a question, the sleeping beauty castlle Will be closed for refurbishment from january 7 through spring, when specifically is the reopening, the same question with the fantasmic?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ale,

This information has not yet been announced.

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Jan 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Ronda Says...

We are going to be in Disneyland May 16th-19th to watch my niece perform over the weekend. I had not heard about the graduation nights. Is the weekend going to be crazy busy at that time?

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Jan 9, 2019 at 2:44 p.m. Ronda Says...

We are going to be in Disneyland May 16th-19th to watch my niece perform with her choir on the weekend. I didn't know about the grad nights. Is it going to be crazy busy during that time?

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Jan 8, 2019 at 8 a.m. Tara Says...

Hi there Love your website super helpful information on it! Planning on visiting Disneyland in September this year 2019. Originally thought around the 22nd but now might be at the beginning around the 6th. Have looked at your crowd calendar which advises should be a good time to go. Just a bit concerned about it being potentially the start of Halloween season at Disney and would like your advice on timing with that in mind. Thank you. :-)

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Jan 3, 2019 at 8:47 a.m. jessica Says...

hi, I'm planning to go to disneyland on february 5 2019 (a tuesday)- however I noticed that on that day there is Extra Magic Hour and the Magic Morning on- how much will this affect the crowds that day? Thank you.

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Jan 16, 2019 at noon FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Based on crowd levels, you should be OK. Get to the park at least a half hour before the park officially opens to regular guests.

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Dec 30, 2018 at 3:49 p.m. Christy McDonald Says...

Hey! We were considering a visit to DL for a few days just prior and after New Years 2019/2020. If we avoided the park on NYE & New Years Day, what kind of crowds? We go to WDW yearly and wanted to do something different. I looked @ the crowd predictor but was wondering if it were lighter on different days around that time. Thanks for your help!!!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 10:42 a.m. Jamison Says...

We will be going Monday March 18th and didn't see that on the crowd calendar and was wondering how busy it might be

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Jan 15, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. Kevin Says...

We went this year on New Years Day and had a great time. Hit rope drop people were sleeping in from the night before and crowds were quite low in the morning. They were not bad the rest of the day either.

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Dec 29, 2018 at 10 p.m. Virginia Says...

Going to see my daughter at Disneyland. She works there. Planned 2019 September 9? I hope I have time with her since stars wars will be up. Thought about changing it to early spring???

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Dec 28, 2018 at 3:48 p.m. Nicole Says...

We have booked a short trip for the first week of July 2019 because we will already be in the area. Now I’m worried about the crowds for Star Wars land and thinking we should cancel. We aren’t fans so wouldn’t be going into that new area but I’m worried about waits to just get into the park. I booked airfare yesterday and have until 8pm tonight to cancel....maybe waiting until 2020 would be better?

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Dec 29, 2018 at 6:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

It's a tough call! The opening date has not yet been announced, so it's hard to definitively say at this point. Let us know what you decide.

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Dec 28, 2018 at 2:49 a.m. Elaine Says...

I love your Crowd Calendar! I was surprised to see that MLK weekend will have only moderate crowds (except that Monday). That seems counter-intuitive. Can you explain? Thanks so much!

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Dec 30, 2018 at 7:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elaine,

Good catch! We've adjusted Saturday and Sunday up a level!

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Dec 26, 2018 at 5:18 a.m. Emilie Thomas Says...

Going January 31st- feb 3rd 2019.

Crowds? Advice?

Been to WDW over 20 times and worked there, never been to Disneyland

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Dec 27, 2018 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emilie,

Check out our Crowd Calendar — this should be a great time to go!

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Dec 24, 2018 at 4:04 a.m. Albert Says...

Planning on going in March 2019 for spring break. How crowded will it be and how is the weather?

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Dec 21, 2018 at 4:40 a.m. Ev Says...

Will tomorrow be absolutely horrendous at Disneyland.? Won't it be the least crowdwd date of the next 2 weeks? Alot of people still have to work. Won't the next two weeks be much worse?

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Dec 18, 2018 at 8:01 p.m. Angela Says...

So, we have a trip booked for the first week in May. My kids are still in school, but it's near the end of the year and the crowds look okay. However, we've had some sick kids and were thinking of adjusting our dates to the second week in June so they don't miss any more school. What are the odds that Star Wars Land will be open then? We really don't want to be there when the crowds pour in, so we're trying to avoid that. I know June will be busier than May, just wondering if it'll be a huge difference in crowd size.

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Dec 19, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

We totally understand. Unfortunately, it's tough to estimate when exactly Star Wars Land will be opening, but we promise to update this post as soon as we know!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 6, 2018 at 8:28 a.m. Jeanine Says...

Hoping for some expert advice! We have been planning a Disneyland vacation for mid August, around the time school starts again. My son is a Star Wars enthusiast, so we have been looking forward to the new land. However, the new spring ticket prices are so good, we've been considering going in early May instead. Also not sure if the August weather will be too hot for two young kids or if the Galaxy's Edge lines will still be super long. (One hour wait is OK, three hours not so much.) What do you think?

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Dec 6, 2018 at 12:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeanine!

With Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge coming "summer 2019", it's safe to say lines will still be pretty crazy in August. MaxPass may help with this, but it's tough to say quite yet. Weather in August is warm, but super enjoyable! Unless your son is a die-hard fan, we recommend hopping on those spring ticket prices and saving Star Wars for a later trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 2, 2018 at 5:47 a.m. Deitra Pawley Says...

I would love to go to Disneyland for my birthday February 4th how are the weekends and does weather affect crowds. This is just a wish,

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Dec 3, 2018 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deitra!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts this is a great time to visit with only moderate crowds!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 25, 2018 at 6:53 p.m. Kristy Says...

Hello! we’ve been to Disney World several times but we’re going to California for the first time. Unfortunately, we will only have 1 day for Disneyland but there is some flexibility in our dates during the last week of May. I’ve seen that weekdays are good but also that Grad Nights pack the park (weeknights). Which dates would you recommend between 5/25-5/31? How much should grad night deter us?

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Nov 28, 2018 at 12:03 a.m. Alli Says...

We went early May this past spring and there were crazy amounts of school groups and grad night... it was absolutely brutal. The one Friday it was elbow to elbow everywhere, we had a hopper pass and literally got on probably 6 rides the entire darn day. To note, we are seasoned Disney-goers and this really felt unsafe and chaotic. My opinion :)

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Nov 27, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristy!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like the 27-29 are great options :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 16, 2018 at 4:02 p.m. Amanda Says...

What are the crowds like the week after Thanksgiving. Looking at Nov 24-Nov 30 2019.

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Nov 29, 2018 at 5:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Historically, the week after Thanksgiving hasn't been too bad. However, next year, we may need to take into consideration the opening of Star Wars Land. Check out our Crowd Calendar in a couple days for our November 2019 predictions.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 15, 2018 at 6:54 a.m. Amber Thomas Says...

Hi there! We are going to Disneyland on February 4rd 2019 thru February 7th 2019. I didn't realize that the Lunar New Year festival would be going on during that time. Will this festival make the parks crowded? We specifically chose this week because in the past it wasn't crowded during that time but I don't remember the festival going on either. Thank you!

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Nov 29, 2018 at 5:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber!

No worries! Our Crowd Calendar still predicts moderate crowds, so it should be super enjoyable!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 5:41 p.m. Lesley Says...

I’m confused with the week of Thanksgiving. The peak days say Nov 16-24, but Thanksgiving is on the 28th next year. Will the week of the 18th still be peak?

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Dec 3, 2018 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lesley!

Thanks for catching that! We're adjusting now :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 9:09 a.m. Andrew Says...

Im visiting Disneyland about late april with my family. I was wondering how busy it will be. Our first time to the US.

We are Aussies and dont know what to expect.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrew!

You can always check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like that's a great time to visit! The parks shouldn't be too crowded at all.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 11, 2018 at 6:10 a.m. Keltie B Says...

Hi there,

What are your thoughts on a quick two day visit December 20th and December 21st? Will we miss the Christmas rush?

Thanks!

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Nov 12, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keltie!

Great question. Our Crowd Calendar predicts a 7/10 in terms of crowds, which is busy, but before the major Christmas rush with 10/10 crowds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2018 at 5:40 a.m. Kel Says...

I love the information you provide! What are your thoughts on visiting Disneyland February 26-28, 2019? Will we miss the Presidents Day crowds? Thank you!!

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Nov 6, 2018 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kel!

You're in luck - our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds these days. Looks like you'll miss the holiday weekend craziness!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2018 at 7:52 p.m. Paula Says...

When will tickets go on sale for 2019?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paula!

Very soon! Keep an eye out, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 8:13 p.m. Mackenzie Says...

What do you think the crowds will be like in April and May prior to Star Wars Land opening? We are planning our trip for week before Easter and we are hoping people will be holding out their trips until Star Wars Land opens.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mackenzie!

We'll be updating this post with our best strategies and recommendations once the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has been confirmed. If Star Wars isn't a priority for you, visiting before the new area opens is a GREAT idea to avoid crowds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 8:09 p.m. Mackenzie Says...

How do you think the parks crowds will be impacted April and May before the opening of Star Wars Land? We're going to be visiting in the middle of April and we are hoping a lot of people will be waiting to make their trip until June.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mackenzie!

We'll be updating this post with our best strategy once the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening date has been confirmed :) Planning on visiting prior to the opening is a great idea to avoid crowds if Star Wars doesn't interest you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2018 at 4:14 p.m. Kate Says...

My brother, sister and I are planning a Disneyland trip (3-4 days) December 1-5, but hotels are a nightmare if you don’t want to spend 300 a night. Seems Dec 3-4 is a part of that. Hanukkah is Dec 3, so maybe more people because of that, but the crowd calendar says 6/10. Wondering if something else is impacting hotels?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts an average crowd level of 5/10 during these dates, likely due to guests wanting to check out all of the holiday celebrations! Try checking out our discounted hotel options for good deals :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2018 at 3:18 a.m. Kay Says...

Hello DisneyLovers!

I am visiting Friday November 2nd, 2018. The crowd tracker says “Hey, It’s Alright” but how alright? :) haha

Thank you!!

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Oct 25, 2018 at 5:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kay!

As our Crowd Calendar shows, Nov. 2 will have moderate crowds, meaning things should be only slightly busy with average waits.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2018 at 5:26 a.m. Lupe Says...

were wanting to go Dec 15-19 last time we went it was standing in line 1 hour. I told my grandchildren disney land was teaching us to be patient. However my husband can not stand for long periods of standing . so whats the anticipation of the park??

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Oct 25, 2018 at 8:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lupe!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds for this week. Wait times shouldn't be too bad!

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Oct 18, 2018 at 4:31 a.m. Miya Says...

Hi can you tell me what the crowd would be like Oct 19th it's a friday but I see it's the Utah convention? What does that mean?

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Miya!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts the parks will be moderately busy this day. The Utah Convention is just an event that brings in more people, but don't worry! This has been factored into our crowd predictions :)

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Oct 17, 2018 at 4:08 a.m. Vanessa Says...

Hi!

Will be visiting Nov 14&15 - one day each at DL and DCA. Which park for which day is best? Or does it matter much?!

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Oct 17, 2018 at 9:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa!

It shouldn't make too much of a difference, but you can check out our Crowd Calendar for the best hours and how busy each park will be :)

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Oct 16, 2018 at 6:08 a.m. KDelacour Says...

Thanksgiving in 2019 will be the week of the 25th-29th, Thanksgiving day on the 28th.

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Oct 15, 2018 at 8:31 p.m. Britni Says...

Do you know if the NAMM conference that is happening at the end of January will impact park attendance?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 4:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Britni!

We factor any events like this into our Crowd Calendar predictions :)

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Oct 12, 2018 at 4:58 p.m. steve Says...

Any predictions on how the opening of star wars land will effect passholders and good dates to go?

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Oct 12, 2018 at 2:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

If you have a pass with blockout dates, we predict you may be blocked out (of Disneyland Park, at least) for a bit when Star Wars Land opens. We'll keep you posted on our predicted best days to visit once a specific opening date is announced.

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Oct 9, 2018 at 7:43 p.m. Stacey Says...

So one of the worst times to go to Disneyland in 2019 is April 20-27 and one of the best weeks to go to Disneyland is the last week in April?? I'm so confused

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Oct 12, 2018 at 3:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey!

Thanks for the catch! The week days after Easter are expected to be a good time to visit, but the actual holiday (April 21) is likely to be busy.

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Oct 9, 2018 at 7:18 p.m. ANA Says...

Hi thank you so much for your great info. I tumbled on your page before buying tickets for our family. coz its gonna be our first time in Disney Anaheim i just wanna make sure if November 2 friday is an okay day to go? and just incase do you have an idea if the theme is already for Christmas? i really wish you could help me.. thank you in advance..

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Oct 9, 2018 at 4:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds on Nov. 2. Some Christmas decorations will have started to go up, but all of it may not be in place quite yet.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2018 at 7:11 p.m. Krystie Says...

This is all great info, thank you! I just found out I won a 3 day trip to Disneyland! In your opinion, when do you think would be the best time to go? I am having a hard time deciding between Halloween and Christmas. I've always wanted to see the park during the Christmas holidays. I just don't know which 3 days to go in December. Thank you!

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Oct 9, 2018 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Krystie!

OMG - LUCKY! That's amazing. We looooove Disneyland at Christmastime and toadally recommend it. Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the second week of November (weekdays) would be your best bet :)

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Oct 4, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. Leeann Pham Says...

What about the crowds on Monday 1/21? I know that falls around the MLK Jr. day but it’s the last day and on a school night for locals. And I would assume people from out of town would leave town that day. Or am i just doing some hopeful wishing? Lol.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leeann!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but we still expect the park to be pretty busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 1:53 a.m. Manuel Says...

Hi there. I plan to visit Disneyland or DCAP this coming Friday, October 5... I will be visiting with a 7-year old... unfortunately, I won't have the luxury of an early arrival to either park and may only be there between 11am and 7pm... is there one park (over the other) that you recommend or may be a better choice? Thank you.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Manuel!

We've found that Disneyland (versus Disney California Adventure) has more lil' tadpole-friendly rides. We think you'll have a blast there! Have fun :)

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Oct 1, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Heather Says...

We are planning to visit Oct 22-24 on 2day, 1 park per day passes. Since Mickey's party is 23, we were going to visit DCA that day. My concern (question) is, will DCA be more crowded since DL won't be open the entire day?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

We wouldn't fret too much - the party shouldn't change attendance levels too drastically.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 30, 2018 at 12:03 a.m. kenneth michael Says...

Planning on going October 30th or October 31st. Not doing Mickey's Halloween Party. However, are these good dates to go?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kenneth!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like the parks will be moderately busy. Nothing too crazy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2018 at 4:35 a.m. Shelly Says...

Planning to visit early February. Is it worth it to wait to book until Disneyland offers discounts on rooms for that time period (likely not until December) or might we be risking sold out standard rooms?

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Sep 26, 2018 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shelly,

You should book right away if you want to stay at an official Disneyland Resort hotel. These book fast.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 21, 2018 at 2:57 a.m. Jenny Says...

We’re going to DL in early December (currently looking at tues-fri dec 4-7) but hotels are largely booked compared to the 14 days surrounding that date, and hotel prices are significantly higher. Any idea if something is going on in the area that I haven’t caught? I can’t figure out why the week after thanksgiving and the second week of December aren’t booked/high prices but the first week (which is traditionally slower) is... Thanks for the help!

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny!

A variety of factors, including park events, school breaks, holidays, weather, refurbishments and more impact the crowds. Hope this helps :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 20, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. Robin Says...

We are looking to do a quick dash ... Nov 29-Dec 2, 2018. After the Thanksgiving week ... should we be ok? What is the likelihood of later operating hours by then? Looking to maximize that short visit. Thanks !

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Sep 20, 2018 at 8:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robin!

You will most likely have longer hours on the weekend (9am-12am) and maybe not as long (9am-9pm or 10pm?) during the week. It’s a great time to visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 19, 2018 at 9:12 p.m. Tara Says...

Does Disneyland have any events the weekend before Easter?

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Sep 20, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tara!

We aren't familiar with any special festivities just for Easter.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2018 at 6:07 a.m. Elizabeth Says...

So I just booked rooms (which are refundable) from Oct. 25-28 at Disneyland. We have always gone in Feb., because I hate crowds. I also did not know about the Halloween Party, we are not planning on attending plus tickets are sold out already. Is it going to be crazy busy and I know the park will close for the party. Will it be 6 or 7 and we will still be allowed in California Adventure, is this correct? Just trying to be prepared and I have wanted to take my kids so they can see the decorations.

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Sep 12, 2018 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

Disneyland closes for regular guests at 6 p.m. on party nights. You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details on crowd levels each day. If you have a park hopper ticket, you WILL still be able to visit California Adventure after Disneyland Park closes for the party :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 7, 2018 at 3:24 p.m. Charlie Says...

Thinking about the months following the opening of Star Wars Land (say, November 2019, not thanksgiving week), would you expect crowds to be more concentrated in the Star Wars areas and lesser in the rest of DL and DCA? I have a feeling that all bets are off after the Star Wars addition opens, but looking for a glimmer of hope that I won’t be waiting 210 minutes for Peter Pan’s Flight or Radiatoe Springs Racers ????.

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Sep 7, 2018 at 12:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Charlie!

As long as you aren't visiting Thanksgiving week (and are taking advantage of MaxPass) you should be able to have a perfectly enjoyable time, although Star Wars Land will remain quite busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2018 at 2:31 p.m. Charlie Says...

Thanks! MaxPass all the way!

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Sep 6, 2018 at 4:43 p.m. lorraine Says...

We will be at Disneyland on 10/31 , 11/1 and 11/2 my question is on the 31 are we still able to park hop to Disney adventure park if we did not get tickets for mickey Halloween party , I also was reading on your sight that there are treats given out through out the park as well is that true.

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Sep 6, 2018 at 3:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lorraine!

If you purchased park hopper tickets, you will be able to hop between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure at your leisure, with the exception of during the party. The treats handed out are for party guests. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2018 at 6:41 p.m. MouseEars23 Says...

We're planning a trip Disneyland/DCA on January 7 and January 8. Will those dates be busy since those are the first dates pass holders can use their passes?

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You can check our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like one day will be rather busy while the other is moderate.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 3, 2018 at 6:39 p.m. Julie Says...

We want to go to Disneyland Feb 18 th my birthday through feb 21 st or 22 Nd to celebrate our 20 th wedding anniversary feb 20 th. Everything I read said it’s high crowds due to Presidents’ Day. We are frequent visitors of Disney World but we have never been to Disney Land. Will it really be jam packed in February? Also what is weather like there in February. Thanks

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie!

Weather is usually in the upper 60's in February. Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderately busy crowds for this week.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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