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Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2019 and 2020

by Leap on July 10, 2019 2418 Los Angeles

Best Time to Visit DisneylandIt’s one of the most popular questions we get. I even have friends of friends message me and ask ... "Just when is the best time to visit Disneyland?" My answer is always "whenever you can!" It’s the truth. Whenever you and your family can make the trip to The Happiest Place On Earth is the best time.

But, of course, just like at Walt Disney World, there are better times to visit Disneyland 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. The surprise early opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on May 31, 2019 (and staggered opening of its rides), has made this year a little bit of a challenge in predicting crowds. While crowd levels, so far this summer, have been lower than expected, we expect that to change in the coming months, especially as we head into fall and winter.

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2019 and 2020 - Disneyland Crowd Calendar

Is It Packed at Disneyland? Here's the Easiest Way to Tell

This post is going to dive into all the nitty gritty details, and the whys and hows of crowds, but let's just cut to the chase. The easiest way to know if it will be crowded at Disneyland is to ask yourself:

  • Is it a major U.S. holiday?
  • Are most kids out of school?

If the answer is yes, to one or both of these questions, there will be bigger crowds.

Want to Know for Sure?

  • Hop straight to our Disneyland Crowd Calendar. You can view the busiest times on the Disneyland Crowd Calendar for the day, month or year.
  • If you're planning a visit, but don't see your particular dates discussed below, leap down to the comments. We frogs — and some of the hardcore Disneyland community — are hoppy to share answers.

Visiting During a Busy Time? Don't Fret!

Even during the busiest times, there are ways to skip the lines and make the most of your time. Here are our best tips to reduce waits!

Factors That Influence the Best Time to Go to Disneyland

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If 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 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 area. Many of those locals are annual passholders who think of The Happiest Place on Earth as their second home. In other words, 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 — assuming their pass isn't blocked out.

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. The Disneyland blockout calendar provides a fairly good idea of the very busiest dates of the year, because these are the times when most passholders are not allowed to enter the parks. For example, during most of June through mid-August, the Southern California passholders are typically blocked from entering at least one or both parks, a sure sign that there will be tourists! One important thing to keep in mind: 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 generally not necessary to rearrange your vacation based on a convention, but there might be 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.

Keep in mind that special events and holidays also influence crowds. Many people visit during Disneyland Halloween Time or the holidays to experience the magic of these seasons, and there are special events at different times throughout the year. For example, we expect this fall to be busier because of the debut this year of the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure — plus the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. This is yet another reason to review our Disneyland crowd calendar — we list the holidays and special events!

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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. Now 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.

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2019 - Ticket Pricing

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 of the year at Disneyland. But there are variables, such as the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. We expect there will be elevated crowds for at least the remainder of the year (and we've adjusted our Crowd Calendar levels accordingly). Even with the additional space this new land will bring to Disneyland Park, we feel certain there will still be way more people who plan to visit for the out-of-this galaxy experience.

Expected Busiest Days at Disneyland in 2019

  • 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
  • Mid-June through Aug. 22, 2019
  • D23 Expo - Aug. 23-25, 2019
  • Southern California Select Annual Passholders back in Disneyland Park - Sept. 3-5, 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

Expected Busiest Days at Disneyland in 2020

  • 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 Will 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.

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2019 and 2020 - Small World Exterior

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! Keep in mind that we still expect these "best times" to be more crowded after Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens. So while they are still good times to visit, they will busier than in years past.

  • 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)
  • Mondays through Thursdays starting Sept. 9 through the end of 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

Ta-da! 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! Here are more tips to skip the lines at the theme parks.

Related: The Ins and Outs of Disney's Maxpass

Related: 36 Tips to Maximize Your Time at Disneyland

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Mar 8, 2018 at 7:58 a.m. Jessica Says...

Going to disneyland the first week in oct

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Mar 8, 2018 at 3:55 a.m. Michele Says...

What a nice website! Our daughter got her wish fulfilled through the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a Disneyland trip. They are sending us the week of April 23rd. Reading this article set my mind at ease that it is a great week to be there! Thank you!

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Mar 8, 2018 at 1:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Have a wonderful trip!

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Mar 7, 2018 at 7:47 p.m. Catherine Ide Says...

We are staying in Anaheim from 15th -25th November. We booked it because of the WWE survivor series being in L A. We plan to visit Disney during those dates. Being from the U.K we didn't realise Thanksgiving day was during our 10 days. and there doesn't seem to be a good day to do Disney. Any recommendations on what days to go please.

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Mar 8, 2018 at 2:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Catherine,

If you could experience Disneyland somewhere between Nov. 15-18, then you should be okay, especially if you can make it to the park on Friday the 16th. Schools won't be released for Thanksgiving break yet, so you'll miss the rush of Thanksgiving crowds. The weekend and then the next week (19-23) will definitely be very busy. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

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Mar 2, 2018 at 9:22 p.m. Mad Says...

Weekdays in May is listed as both the worst and best time to visit. I assume one of those is a typo...

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Mar 5, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Weekdays in May are a best time to visit; weekends in May are a worst time.

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Mar 1, 2018 at 3:06 p.m. Willy Says...

I'll be going weekdays during the week of March 12 which everybody seems to agree is a "packed" week because of spring break season. However, after a little digging, I couldn't find one school system that has a break that week- they all seem to be the weeks after. Can anyone with kids chime in on that? Thanks!

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Mar 1, 2018 at 3:48 a.m. Mary Says...

Any advice on visiting in April? Trying to plan a last-minute trip. I’m a first-time annual passholder but I live six hours away. I know a lot of schools have time off I was just wondering if anybody had any input. Thanks !

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Mar 5, 2018 at 1:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for our best guess at how busy the parks will be. April will bring Pixar Fest to Disney's California Adventure, so it should be a fun time to visit!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 28, 2018 at 6:54 p.m. Laela Says...

Hello:)

We are planing on going April 16-20 2018 how does that week look?

I know some out of state schools have spring break that week should it be really crazy?

Thank you!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 1:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laela!

Our Crowd Calendar actually only predicts moderate crowds during this time. Enjoy!

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Feb 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Yvette Says...

We have purchased 2 day park hopper tickets for Disneyland and planning to go to the parks between May 29th-May 31st with one of these days in between to Universal, which days do you recommend would be the best and less crowded to visit each park ? considering the Grad visits? Thanks!

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Feb 27, 2018 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yvette,

Grad Nite will be on May 29, so we'd recommend going to Universal Studios that day and then hopping over to Disneyland for the 30th-31st! Have a great trip!

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Feb 21, 2018 at 5:26 p.m. Donna Says...

We are planning a trip to Arizona and I am hoping to convince the husband to take the 6 hour drive over to Disneyland. We are there June 8-16. I wanted to get up early Monday June 11 to go, but would it be better to go Sunday night?

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Feb 21, 2018 at 10:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Donna!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts this will be a pretty busy time at Disneyland. We would recommend arriving in Anaheim on Sunday night so you can get to Disneyland at park open and hop on some rides before crowds get too hectic!

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Feb 20, 2018 at 4:18 p.m. Fotogal Says...

Planning on one day in Disney next month! Which is the best day? March 10, 11, 12 or 13. We are also doing Universal for one day as well! Thank you!

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Feb 21, 2018 at 11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for our best crowd predictions at the parks.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 19, 2018 at 7:23 p.m. Scott Says...

We are looking at May 17-19. How much does Grad Nite days (18+19) affect the crowd? (According to the crowd calendar the crowds look ok.) Thanks!

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Feb 21, 2018 at 11:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott!

Our Crowd Calendar factors in all events, including Grad Nites, so you should be okay. Grad Nites take place after normal park hours and shouldn't affect your trip.

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Feb 19, 2018 at 6:18 p.m. Michelle Baker Says...

Going to Disneyland May 13-20 2018. 4 people 5day hopper passes. Was looking to see if you can beat 1,350 ? Tickets only please???? Thanks

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Feb 22, 2018 at 10:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

We don't yet sell Disneyland tickets, unfortunately!

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Feb 18, 2018 at 12:16 p.m. Barry Says...

Hi, this website is very helpful. We are looking to visit Disney California for a few days at the start of our honeymoon, on Feb 12th and Feb 13th, before jumping onto our next spot. I note its just before a public holiday there, do you think as its before and indeed weekdays, the park should be less crowded? In addition, would you recommend staying at one of the Disney onsite hotels? One final question, for these dates, when does sales open to book entry tickets? Thanks for any kind advice you can offer!

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Mar 5, 2018 at 1:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barry!

We absolutely recommend staying at one of the Disneyland hotels ... they are amazing! Our Crowd Calendar predicts the parks will just be moderately busy these days, so it's a great time to visit. You can go ahead and purchase your tickets today.

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Feb 18, 2018 at 7:56 a.m. Mona Hull Says...

Do you know the date for the Halloween after hours party? I have a young lady who's going to be 16 and she wants to attend Mickey's Halloween Party as part of her 16th birthday so I was wondering if you knew when that was going to happen so we may be able to make plans. Thank you very much for your help.

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Feb 20, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mona,

Dates for 2018 haven't yet been announced! As soon as they are announced, we'll be updating our guide to Disneyland Halloween Time.

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Feb 17, 2018 at 6:08 a.m. Marie Says...

Hi, we're visiting during the week of April 2nd. No chance for a different time. It's Nerf or nothing haha. What do you recommend. We want at least 4 or 5 days of Disney World and a day of universal studios. We have considered Disneyland instead but it's busy too. We would be doing the citypass in socal or regular tix in Orlando. Thanks and know your site has helped me cut through a lot of information.

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Feb 22, 2018 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marie,

We recommend doing at least four days at Disney and two days at Universal! Our Crowd Calendar predicts that week to be a pretty busy time, so you'll want plenty of time to experience everything. You could also do 5 days at Disney and one day at Universal if Disney is more of the priority. It's whatever you're most interested in and looking forward to! Hope you have a wonderful trip!

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Feb 16, 2018 at 12:03 a.m. Lynell Tiller Says...

Hi, do you know the month the new Star Wars area will be open? I know it's 2019 but trying to plan for next year so we see it.

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Feb 16, 2018 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynell!

That's a great question. Unfortunately, we have no confirmation (or even speculation) on this. Usually, big openings like this take place late spring/early summer, so that's what we're expecting ... but no way to be sure until Disney confirms!

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Feb 15, 2018 at 4:13 p.m. WS Says...

We have a 3 day pass and will be visiting on April 12, 15, 16. Are these good days to visit? Thanks!

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Feb 15, 2018 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

According to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, April 12 and 15 are red days, which means the parks are predicted to be crowded! April 16 is a Monday and is a yellow day, so it should be less busy. Hope you have a great trip!

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Feb 15, 2018 at 10:11 a.m. Carly Says...

We are traveling from Australia in June, with small children (ages 2, 4 and 6). Our days in Disneyland are 28-1 July (staying 3 nights). I feel this might be bang on busiest time? I check the calendar but it is showing Memorial Day on 28 June which I think is incorrect? Assistance on best pass option too would be helpful given the prices have just jumped a lot!

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Feb 15, 2018 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carly!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that crowds will be heavy during this time, but weather will be beautiful! We recommend getting the park hopper tickets for your family as well as MaxPass to get the most out of your visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 14, 2018 at 11:11 p.m. Frannie Says...

Hi! We have a Family reunion in SoCal and we're looking at dates July 2 & 3rd 2018. That's a Monday and Tuesday, the day before the 4th of July. Is that just crazy to go during that time?? Will the lines just be too long?? Thanks!

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Feb 15, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Frannie!

Our Crowd Calendar shows that crowds will be at their peak. July is a super busy month, and any holidays (especially the 4th of July) bring in tons of families. If you choose to tackle Disneyland, we recommend getting the MaxPass to make the most of your time.

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Feb 14, 2018 at 4:36 a.m. Karla Says...

Thinking of going on Presidents' Day which is Monday. Is that a very crowded day or should we wait until Tuesday?

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Feb 14, 2018 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karla!

Waiting until Tuesday sounds like a great idea :) Lots of families will be there on Monday with their tadpoles out of school.

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Feb 13, 2018 at 7:43 p.m. cassie Says...

hello, we are planning a visit between September 20-26. what would be the best dates to plan to be at DL?

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Feb 15, 2018 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cassie,

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the 20, 24 and 26 will be the least busy :)

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Feb 12, 2018 at 7:14 p.m. Steve Says...

I have currently booked a 3 day park hopper for our first time with the three kiddos. We are going April 18th,19th and the 20th. Will this be a good time to go? On a scale of 1-10, one being the worst time and 10 being the best time to go, where does these dates fall?

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Feb 13, 2018 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts this will be a 5/10 in terms of crowd levels. The weather will be gorgeous, so we think this is a great time to visit!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 11, 2018 at 3:57 p.m. Aopheikens Says...

How does the week of April 16-20 look crowd and weather wise for Disneyland?

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds and gorgeous weather the week of April 16-20.

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Feb 10, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. Liz Baker Says...

From Perth Western Australia coming in 2nd week in May monday-thursday2019 is this a good time and is weather good. Any hints??? And tips want to see as much as we can. Staying at Disney pier hotel . Liz

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz!

May is usually moderate in crowds and has beautiful weather. This is an awesome time to visit! Our top tip is to take advantage of Disneyland's MaxPass to make the post of your time. Enjoy your trip, and let us know if you have any other planning questions!

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Feb 10, 2018 at 2:35 p.m. Kelly Flath Says...

How does April 17&18th look this year?

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts these are pretty great days to visit!

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Feb 9, 2018 at 7:36 p.m. Kelly flath Says...

How does April 17th & 18th look?

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that these are good days to visit!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 8, 2018 at 5:35 a.m. Iris Says...

How is April 23-27 looking?

Will it be a busy time?

Also what are the hours that time of year?

Thank you for any info!

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Feb 11, 2018 at 7:40 p.m. Stephanie Says...

Iris, that is when we are going to! we have heard and read everywhere that it is an excellent time to go!

See Ya There!

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Feb 8, 2018 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Iris!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds and beautiful weather that week, so it should be an excellent time to visit. Park hours have not yet been announced, but we would predict for Disneyland to be open until midnight, and California Adventure to be open until around 10 p.m.

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Feb 8, 2018 at 1:07 a.m. Jerry Says...

Hi!

I'm planning a visit to Disney to go to the parks from April 1st to April 5th this year. In an escale from 1 to 10 in which 1 is a very low crowd, and 10 is the very highest crowd, what number would you give to those days?

Thanks.-

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Feb 8, 2018 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jerry!

According to our Crowd Calendar, the parks will be at a 7-10, crowd-wise. This is due to Easter falling on that Sunday ... holiday weeks are always hectic!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 7, 2018 at 2:50 a.m. Amanda Says...

We are going the week of July 17th, I know that's a crazy time but its my daughters 13th birthday and we love Disney but have never been to Disneyland. Any tips to maximize our time there?

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Feb 7, 2018 at 7:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Don't worry about the timing ... you're sure to have a great time no matter what! Our top tip would be to take advantage of MaxPass to make the most of your time. This gives you unlimited FastPasses through the app without having to hop around the park for the paper versions - a huge time saver!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 6, 2018 at 6:40 p.m. Noel Says...

Hi

Planned a trip in April ????

8-14

Why is it a crowded time at Disneyland?

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

Hi Noel,

This could be partly due to the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival taking place!

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Feb 6, 2018 at 7:39 a.m. Wendy Says...

Planning to go to Disneyland during this summer break with my daughter, it's her first time. When would you recommend to go for less crowds and with most of the rides still open?

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Feb 6, 2018 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendy,

Generally, the whole summer break is pretty busy with school being out. Early June and late May are better than July, and if you can swing it, mid to late August is also less crowded since kids are getting back in school. Check out our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar to see crowd predictions!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 3, 2018 at 6:40 p.m. Loralie Says...

We are planning a trip during May 21-23,2018. I heard that Grad Nites takes place during those times and make it the absolute worst time to visit. Is this true? Thanks so much for your help! Planning a vacation to Disneyland and booking soon.

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Feb 6, 2018 at 3:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Loralie,

It looks like Grad Nite 2018 only takes place one night during your vacation (May 22). Other than that day, your vacation is during a relatively good time of year!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 3, 2018 at 4:28 p.m. Ben H Says...

What does your crystal ball say about super bowl sunday?

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Feb 5, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ben!

You can always check our Crowd Calendar, but Super Bowl Sunday (and any other holiday or "big event" days) is expected to be quite crowded at the parks.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 2, 2018 at 9:56 p.m. Lara Says...

We are looking at a family vacation to Disneyland in late May 2018 - I see you don't suggest the park on weekends, is it just a busier time? The official Disneyland website only has a calendar up to March 2018 - is the fireworks display on during weekday evenings? How many days would you recommend for a family of four with two girls age 6 and 7?

Thanks!

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Feb 2, 2018 at 4:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lara!

Sounds like it will be a blast. Weekends in May are quite crowded, so we usually encourage weekdays. Fireworks aren't currently taking place at Disneyland, but shows should be back up and running by your May trip! Fantasmic takes place every night as well.

If your whole trip is dedicated to Disneyland, we would recommend about 4 days there. This allows you to have an enjoyable pace, and your girls will have a blast!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 2, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. Blaire S Says...

Hello! Planning my son’s first visit (he’ll be 4) and daughters second visit (6) we want to be in the park September 4,5, & 6 2018with a Park hopper. What are the chances that popular rides such as Haunted Mansion will be shut down for Halloween decorating? Also given that is immediately after Labor Day, how busy will it be?

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Feb 2, 2018 at 4:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Blaire!

Unfortunately, there is a good chance that the Haunted Mansion will be closed for the holiday overlay during those dates. It usually shuts down for three weeks beginning in late August. Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate business on those days for the exact reason you stated - holiday weeks tend to draw in many families.

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Feb 2, 2018 at 9:18 p.m. Skelly Says...

I was thinking of going to Disneyland on February 21, 22, or 23. The crowd tracker maps give those days a 5 or 6, but the text in the article says that the entire week after President's Day is not a good time to go. What do you think?

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Feb 2, 2018 at 4:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi!

our Crowd Calendar predicts crowds will be moderate during this week, and worse on the weekends. Because it is the week of a holiday, families are more likely to visit. It's not a bad time to visit, but we would recommend another week if you're flexible!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 1, 2018 at 6:50 p.m. Kristi Christensen Says...

Hi! My family is planning a trip for this November, but we are still debating on which week to go. We are either thinking the week of the 5th through the 8th, although we would most likely not go on the 8th since it is Veterans Day Weekend. Or we were thinking about going the 12th through the 16th, but probably skipping the 12th since that is when Veterans Day is observed. I would really love to see the holiday overlay/decor, which I'm assuming will be up the week of the 12th - but one of my brothers thinks it'll be too busy that week because of Veterans Day and wants to go the week prior. I'm just wondering generally what the crowds are like around then and which week you think would be better? Thanks! :)

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Feb 2, 2018 at 4:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristi!

The holiday decor starts going up right after Halloween. We predict it will officially begin November 9, but this past season it was fully decorated with holiday music playing a few days before the official start. But holiday rides and entertainment will all start on a Friday about a week and a half after Halloween :) We hope this helps you make your decision - and be sure to check our Crowd Calendar, too!

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Feb 1, 2018 at 6:43 p.m. Robet Says...

So weekends in May are the Very best AND very worst time to visit Disneyland?

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Feb 2, 2018 at 10:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob!

Weekends in May are the very worst; weekdays are some of the very best!

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Jan 31, 2018 at 1:08 p.m. Lynnette Fragua Says...

Hello I was planning a trip out in the end of February 26-28. Will there be some closures in the rides and places to see or is everything open? What about fireworks?

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Jan 31, 2018 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynnette!

Disneyland is undergoing quite a makeover right now! You can learn more about what attractions may be closed during your visit on our Refurbishment Schedule post. Fantasmic! looks like it will be the only fireworks show taking place during your visit. Be sure to grab a FastPass!

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Jan 30, 2018 at 6:55 p.m. Mimsers Says...

We are going Feb. 12, 14 and 16, 2018. We were planning to do 3 days in the parks and then the in between days do other things. Then we realized that Wednesday is Valentine’s Day. Is Valentine’s Day packed?

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Jan 30, 2018 at 3:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Valentine's Day isn't historically a very busy day. According to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, that day is a moderately crowded day. You should definitely expect it to pick up some on Feb. 16, though, since it's President's Day weekend!

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Jan 29, 2018 at 11 p.m. airell ferreras Says...

Hi,

We are picking between going mid April or early August 2019 to go to Disney in Florida. Are these good times to go?

Thanks,

Af

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Jan 29, 2018 at 5:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Airell!

Check out our Disney World post for details on best times to visit the Florida parks. :)

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Jan 27, 2018 at 11:18 p.m. Irma Arredondo Says...

What are the crowds like March 31st & April 1st?

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Jan 29, 2018 at 2:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Irma!

Crowds are always quite crazy around the holidays - lots of families will be visiting for spring break around Easter. Our Crowd Calendar predicts it will be quite busy. Be sure to plan those FastPass experiences and book dining reservations early!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 27, 2018 at 11:11 p.m. Irma Arredondo Says...

Hi! I would like to go March 24-26 to Disney. Do you think there will be too many people? What would the weather be like?

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Jan 29, 2018 at 2:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Irma!

Our Crowd Calendar does predict it will be fairly busy due to spring break crowds. But the weather will be beautiful in the upper 60's!

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 25, 2018 at 9:06 p.m. Carrie Says...

I am planning a Birthday trip for my 55th! I am looking at 2OCT to 8OCT 2018. What can I expect for crowd and line delay?

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Jan 26, 2018 at 9:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carrie!

Awesome! Looks like these days will have moderate crowds ... check out our Crowd Calendar for details :)

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Jan 25, 2018 at 2:17 p.m. Bobby Says...

What are your thoughts for Feb 3 and 4

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Jan 26, 2018 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bobby,

With the 4th being Super Bowl Sunday (trust us, ANY big event brings big crowds to Disney ... even the Super Bowl!) you can expect moderate crowds. Check out our Crowd Calendar for details.

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Jan 24, 2018 at 3:59 p.m. Kris Says...

Hi, My friends and I are thinking of going to Disneyland on March 13, should we but our tickets early and if so how early?

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Jan 24, 2018 at 1:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kris,

We like purchasing our tickets online to save time at the parks...we're always so anxious to get in! We would recommend hopping on that as soon as you'd like. :)

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Jan 24, 2018 at 5:01 a.m. Mike Says...

My wife and I are planning on taking our 2 year old and 4 year old April 23 to 27 2018, are these good days to go. Thank you

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Jan 23, 2018 at 11:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds. The weather should be beautiful, so we'd say this is a great time to visit!

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Jan 24, 2018 at 3:14 a.m. Kaycee Says...

I am looking to go around the 10th through the 13th of September what do ya think?

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Jan 23, 2018 at 11:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kaycee,

Our Crowd Calendar says that's a great time to visit. Low-moderate crowds are expected. Have fun and send us a postcard!

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Jan 22, 2018 at 8:11 a.m. Karen Says...

Hi there is the 11th, 12th, 13rd and 14th Dec 2018 looking ok? I remember hearing about a ? Cheerleader champs in dec but can’t seem to find it for 2018, thanks for your help

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Jan 23, 2018 at 12:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that December 11-14 is a great time to visit! Have fun.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 21, 2018 at 7:57 p.m. Tim Says...

We were planning on visiting Disneyland the week after thanksgiving, wondering if that’s a good time (weather, crowd, and rides being opened)? Also will there be Christmas decorations up already? Thank you!

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Jan 23, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim,

In the past, Christmas decorations start appearing immediately following Thanksgiving...and the weather is great! Our Crowd Calendar tells us that it will be moderately busy. Sounds like a great time to visit!

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