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Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2021 and 2022

by Leap on May 1, 2021 2633 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 2021 and 2022. We'd be toadally remiss if we didn't talk about the biggest unknown the theme parks have perhaps ever faced — and that is COVID-19. With the parks closed longer than they have ever been, we're now in new territory in terms of predicting crowds. While we do have years of experience and data collection under our belt, there are many more factors at play, including how long the parks are closed, the virus, the economy, unemployment and continued travel restrictions (international and domestic).

We know so many people just want to get back to normal, and with so many locals, who have a bigger influence on crowds than at Disney World, we know crowds will return to Disneyland after its reopening. Now, we will talk more below about passholders and how they influence crowds during "normal" times, but these are not "normal" times ... and because of this huge local following, Disneyland actually canceled their annual pass program, as there was no way to safely welcome everyone back at will. That means even Legacy passholders are having to learn a whole new system before returning to the magic. Even so, Californians were the first ones back through those gates!

Best Time to Visit Disneyland - Cars Land Group

Disneyland reopened April 30, 2021, to California residents. Based on pent-up demand for all things Disneyland, including how people have reacted to the reopening of Downtown Disney and the limited-time Touch of Disney event, we expect Disneyland parks will be steadily busy for some time. As of June 15, 2021, out-of-state residents are welcome back to Disneyland (and can book their trips now!). Lower capacity limits are in place using a reservation system, likely for some time, and that will curb crowds, but it will also make getting into the parks more challenging.

While capacity is lower in the parks, capacity is also lower on rides, in restaurants and in shops — so while overall capacity is low, it may feel higher than it actually is. And let us tell you from our experience on the opposite coast at the Most Magical Place on Earth: Those spaced out lines can make things seem waaaay longer than they actually are, and they can make for some traffic jams that only add to things feeling crowded, especially in areas that are tight already. All of this to say: All of the precautions in place may add to a feeling of things being busier than they actually are, and we've taken that into account when adjusting our Crowd Calendar. Keep hopping back, because we will continue to update both this post and our Crowd Calendar as we learn more!

Best Time to Visit Disneyland - Avengers Campus

Because Disneyland reopened just before summer break, we are expecting things to stay pretty consistently busy through the summer, especially once summer break hits. With Avengers Campus making its epic debut June 4, 2021, and out-of-state residents able to visit once again as of June 15, we are not expecting things to slow down any time soon.

Is It Packed at Disneyland During Normal Times? 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. Another thing to be aware of is major school breaks, and not just in California, and not just for spring or summer break. Many Arizona schools have breaks in the first half of October. Utah schools also have a fall break in mid-October.

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! (During Disneyland's reopening period, know that some traditional time-savers such as FASTPASS, MaxPass and Magic Morning are temporarily unavailable.) Again, our best advice is to purchase your tickets and make your Disneyland theme park reservations as soon as possible to secure your spot. Reservation availability is released 60 days in advance.

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 isn't the same as at Disney World. The biggest difference is 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 Disneyland locals were annual passholders.

One of the biggest changes to occur during the Disneyland closure was the cancellation of all annual passes. That means that during the Disneyland reopening period, all guests will have to purchase tickets. That may change the way even locals visit the parks. For some time, the annual passholders have thought of the Happiest Place on Earth as their second home. In other words, they would 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 wasn't blocked out. They'd hop in on Friday nights to catch fireworks and meet up with friends for some of their favorite Disneyland snacks.

Disneyland will eventually release a new type of membership offering, so eventually these guests will once again affect the crowds. In the past, 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 provided a fairly good idea of the very busiest dates of the year, because those were the times when most passholders were not allowed to enter the parks. For example, during most of June through mid-August, the Southern California Select and Deluxe passholders were typically blocked from entering at least one or both parks, a strong sign that there would be tourists! One important thing to keep in mind in the future: Crowds are higher right after major blockout periods.

A more recent crowd forecaster is Disneyland's 1-Day Ticket Availablity Calendar. Disneyland's 1-Day tickets are sold in tiers based on projected crowd levels, giving us a sneak peek at when Disney is expecting things to be busiest. Keep hopping back for updates on the annual passholder situation, because knowing their patterns can help you plan your trip.

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 playing in the parks. The next D23 Expo has been postponed until September 2022.

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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. This is yet another reason to review our Disneyland crowd calendar — we list the holidays and special events! (We are so frogcited to get special event dates for 2021 and 2022 on the calendar — you'll see those reflected on the Crowd Calendar as soon as they are announced, so keep hopping back!)

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, as you probably guessed, there are some variables.

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Expected Busiest Days at Disneyland in 2021

  • Most of May
  • June 3 to Aug. 11, 2021
  • Oct. 1-16, 2021
  • The week of Thanksgiving - Nov. 21-28, 2021
  • Christmas week through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 18, 2021, to Jan. 4, 2022

Expected Busiest Days at Disneyland in 2022

  • Jan. 1-9, 2022
  • MLK Jr. Day - Jan. 14-27, 2022
  • Presidents' Day - Feb. 18-21, 2022
  • Spring break and Easter - March 13 to April 17, 2022 (elevated crowds March 5 to April 24, 2022)
  • Weekends and Grad Nite dates in May
  • June 3 - Aug. 21, 2022
  • The week of Thanksgiving - Nov. 19-28, 2022
  • Christmas week through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 17, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023

*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 2022, the effect is a longer but less intense spring break season. Many California universities consistently have spring break at the end of March, which can affect crowds then.

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 the comments below.

  • Labor Day - Sept. 6, 2021, and Sept. 5, 2022
  • Yom Kippur (when it falls on a weekday) - Sept. 16, 2021, and Oct. 5, 2022
  • Columbus Day (elevated crowds that week) - Oct. 11, 2021, and Oct. 10, 2022
  • Utah and Arizona fall breaks from late September through mid-October
  • Veterans Day (and Veterans Day Observed) -  Nov. 11, 2021, and Nov. 11, 2022
  • Memorial Day - May 31, 2021, and May 30, 2022
  • Disneyland's anniversary - July 17, 2021, and July 17, 2022

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Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2021

While these are traditionally the best times to visit, we expect higher crowds than usual around these times now that the parks will be open!

  • May 10-13
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August
  • The first half of September; Tuesdays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and the second half 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 2022

  • Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day)
  • Weekdays in February (minus the days around Presidents' Day)
  • The first few days in March (until March 4, 2022)
  • April 25-29, 2022
  • Weekdays in May
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August
  • The first half of September; Tuesdays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and the second half of 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 2021 and 2022! Don't froget that you can purchase discount Disneyland tickets from your favorite frogs! Ribbit!

Related: The Ins and Outs of Disney's MaxPass

Related: 36 Tips to Maximize Your Time at Disneyland

Keep hopping!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:25 p.m. Stephanie B. Says...

Would Mid June be better to visit then the last two weeks of August?

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May 14, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. Heather Colianni Says...

I can't wait to start planning a trip to Disneyland. Planning is half the fun for me!

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May 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

Same here, if you couldn't tell by our website ;) Check out our tips to maximize your fun at Disneyland.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 14, 2018 at 3:21 p.m. Kerry W Says...

I am hoping to plan a trip in the near future. So thankful for this valuable resource to help in my trip planning!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:18 p.m. Jackie Says...

We love to do Disney in October, usually the beginning to middles of the month. Also, the beginning of February is also great, although it is a bit chilly then.

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May 14, 2018 at 3:18 p.m. Tina F Says...

Thank you!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. Shannon Gutierrez Says...

Can’t wait for Pixar pier

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May 14, 2018 at 6:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon!

Same here!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 14, 2018 at 3:12 p.m. HannahKW Says...

My family goes in the fall. September and October are wonderful!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:12 p.m. Beth Ann Says...

I’m hoping to make a trip to DW next spring for the Eun Disney Princess Half Marathon if I can get tickets. This will be in celebration of my brain tumor recovery. One day at a time!!! ????

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May 14, 2018 at 3:06 p.m. Molly S Says...

I love Disneyland! Can't wait to go back!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:04 p.m. Meghan Kampper Says...

Thanks for this information! So helpful

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May 14, 2018 at 6:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Hoppy to help! Let us know if you have any questions.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 14, 2018 at 2:59 p.m. Deb Says...

I am hoping to visit Disneyland again sometime soon. I am sure when I do, I will use your planning information. It has always worked out great for us when planning our Disneyworld vacations.

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May 14, 2018 at 6:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Hoppy to help! Let us know if you have any questions.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 14, 2018 at 2:56 p.m. Gina E Says...

Yay ty! :D

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May 14, 2018 at 6:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Hoppy to help! Let us know if you have any questions.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 14, 2018 at 2:56 p.m. Megan Leone Says...

Can’t wait to visit Ca and go here with our family.

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May 14, 2018 at 2:50 p.m. Ria Says...

Love Disneyland!!

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May 6, 2018 at 2:15 a.m. Tyler Cann Says...

We are planning a trip to Disneyland early September but are debating between a weekend or weekdays. We thought maybe the crowds would be smaller on weekdays but may have longer wait times for rides due to fewer lines open. Is there any truth to this? When would we see the shortest wait times for the rides?

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Apr 30, 2018 at 9:43 p.m. Becca Wall Says...

Hello we are planning to visit for a day or 2 some time between 23 Aug-28 Aug 2018 is there a particular day that will be less busy than another

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Apr 30, 2018 at 11:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becca!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar to see how busy we predict your desired dates to be.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 30, 2018 at 3:26 a.m. Jenny Says...

We would love to take the family to Disneyland on May 20. Will it be super crowded that’s day and not worth going. We have two littles

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Apr 30, 2018 at 11:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenny!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar to see how busy we predict your desired dates to be. It looks like May 20 will be a bit on the crowded side.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 24, 2018 at 2:31 p.m. Cameron Says...

I saw on here that in July is a bad time to go but I think that should be updated. I've gone on the 4th of July in the past and even plan on going this year because the 3rd and 4th of July aren't usually busy. I'll often walk right on a ride. And if you're on Big Thunder at the right time, seeing the firework show from that angel on the first lift Hill is amazing. The 5th of July is a different story. It'll be very crowded. I also think someone it should mention Max Pass. I used it the last time I went and it saved so much time (especially on the busy rights like Guardians and Raidiator Springs Racers.

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cameron!

Thanks so much for your insight! In our experience, all holidays are typically pretty busy at the parks. We're hoppy to hear you've had better luck. We'll keep an eye out for how things go this year. And yes, MaxPass is definitely key!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 24, 2018 at 4:51 a.m. Lindsay Says...

How do grad nites affect the crowd level at disneyland during the day? Thanks!

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay!

We factor Grad Nites (amongst many other considerations) into our Crowd Calendar predictions, so you can check there for guidance! It usually doesn't impact the daytime crowds too much.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 23, 2018 at 5:51 p.m. Yuli Says...

Hi, we are planning to bring our 5.5 years old daughter to go to Disneyland this year. Do you think it will make big difference between the week of Aug 12-18 and the week of Oct 5 - 12?

Thank you!

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yuli!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that August will be a bit less busy!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 22, 2018 at 1:15 a.m. jazmin Esparza Says...

i plan to take my 2 year old amd a 7 year old is june 1 to 8 good dates to go?

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Apr 23, 2018 at 8:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jazmin!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that it will be busy, but not too crazy for the summer months. Enjoy!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 20, 2018 at 4:58 a.m. Emily Says...

Hi, I am looking to spend 2 days at Disneyland in May. The for sure day will be Monday, May 21st. As for the second day, do you think I should go with Sunday the 20th or Tuesday the 22nd? I know weekends in May are said to be the "worst days" to visit, but I believe Tuesday is a Grad Night and I'm not sure how much that influences the crowd level. Thanks!

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Apr 20, 2018 at 1:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that Tuesday the 22nd would be the better choice, since it's a weekday!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 19, 2018 at 11:51 p.m. Shannon Says...

We are planning a trip either the 2nd week of October (fall break). Do you know if local schools have fall break as well? Is this crowd worse than a typical week during summer months?

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Apr 20, 2018 at 1:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shannon!

No way! Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds on most weekdays in October, much less busy than a typical summer week. No worries at all.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 19, 2018 at 2:23 p.m. Casey Says...

Hi there! I was just curious about the 2019 dates- it says one of the worst times to go in 2019 are "Weekdays in May" but that is also one of the options for one of the best times to go in 2019. Is it just a toss up in May for whether it will be crazy or not?

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Apr 19, 2018 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Casey!

Oops - we meant to say that WEEKENDS in May are one of the worst times to visit. Weekdays are still one of the best, but yes, May is a toss-up! Great catch, and thanks for letting us know!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 18, 2018 at 2:36 p.m. Ana Martha Zepeda Says...

Hi! I love your website! I just wanted to see if it would be a good idea to visit DisneyLand with my fiance June 2nd or the 3rd but we fear it may be too crowded. Or should we not go?

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Apr 18, 2018 at 11:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ana!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts these dates to be fairly busy, but we don't think that should hold you back from a trip! Check out our tips on maximizing your time at Disneyland and enjoy your visit!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 16, 2018 at 9:25 p.m. Susie Says...

Planning August 11-14. Will the crowd be awful?

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Apr 16, 2018 at 9:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susie!

You can check our Crowd Calendar for details, but we predict moderate crowds during most of this week.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 16, 2018 at 9:03 p.m. David Says...

Visiting in June which day would be better to visit? A Friday or aSaturday?

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Apr 16, 2018 at 9:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David!

Our Crowd Calendar expects most Fridays and Saturdays in June to be similarly crowded, with certain Fridays possibly being slightly less busy. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 16, 2018 at 6:50 p.m. JoAnne Says...

How does May 24, 2018 look this year?

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Apr 16, 2018 at 9:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JoAnne!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds on this day.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 15, 2018 at 5:33 a.m. Julie Says...

We are going April 24-26 hopper passes. Would like to see paint the night preferable stress free? Any tips on food dinning must rides etc. We have not been to Disneyland in very long Time. Oldest is 7 twins are 5. Thank you

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Apr 17, 2018 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

Hop over to see our guide to Pixar Fest for some tips and recommendations! You should also take a look at our Disneyland Park Plans for ride/attraction and FASTPASS recommendations. Have a wonderful trip!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 15, 2018 at 3:12 a.m. Peter Says...

Planning on visit to Disneyland Sunday afternoon April 22nd and Monday 23 ,Tues 24th April and interested in your view on crowds.

Thanks

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Apr 15, 2018 at 10:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Peter!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts pretty moderate crowds on these days. A great time to visit!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 12, 2018 at 7:48 p.m. karla Says...

Hi, very flexible on times to go, we want the less crowed, but thinking the week if may 14th, is that a good time to go?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 10:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karla!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds and great weather that week. We think it'd be an awesome time to go!

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2018 at 9:07 p.m. Candace Says...

Hi!

Looking to visit October 2018! Looking at October 26 & 27! Would this be a busier time to go?

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Apr 10, 2018 at 11:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candace!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that Friday will have moderate crowds, and Saturday will be a little bit on the busier side.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2018 at 4:46 a.m. Melanie Nichols Says...

Hi Leap!

Trying to figure out the best time to go in Jan 2019. When is the marathon and pro-bowl dates?

I imagine we would want to avoid those dates.

Thank you,

Melanie

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Apr 10, 2018 at 3:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melanie,

The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend takes place Jan. 9-13, 2019. The Pro Bowl will be on January 27, 2019. Have a great trip!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 11, 2018 at 3:07 a.m. Melanie Nichols Says...

Thanks for the reply Leap!

I appreciate your feedback!

Yet Jan 27th and a few of the marathon festivity days are still on the “best time to visit ” list - shouldn’t they be on the “worst time” list?

Thank you for your time, Leap!

:-) Melanie

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Apr 10, 2018 at 4:12 a.m. Gaby Says...

Hello, we are planning to go to Disneyland in august 2018, we haven’t decided if we go on aug. 3 through aug. 8 or from aug. 13 to aug. 19.

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Apr 9, 2018 at 11:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gaby!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that Aug. 13 - 19 will be the better choice!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 8, 2018 at 5:32 p.m. Teresa Ebenal Says...

Hello there my family is going Sept 14th thru Sep 17th I’m a little worried about the crowds due to this being the time all the Halloween Fun begins. Are the crowds as bad as I’m imagining?

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Apr 8, 2018 at 11:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teresa!

Good news - our Crowd Calendar actually predicts that this is a GREAT time to visit.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 5, 2018 at 10:57 p.m. Anne Says...

Hi!

Planning a 3 day trip at the end of August. I'm looking at either Aug 27-29 or 26-28. Would Sunday be a lot busier than a weekday? I'm assuming the Pixar fireworks will be everyday, but Fantasmic only on Sunday? Thanks!

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Apr 5, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anne!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for deets, but it looks like those days will be similar in terms of crowds. The entertainment schedule hasn't yet been announced for August, so check back! We believe Fantasmic should run mostly every night as well.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 4, 2018 at 9:58 p.m. MICHAEL Says...

Hello,

My family is going to Disneyland April 23 rd to the 27th, my wifes birthday is on the 26th anything special that we can do at the park for her birthday? also are those times decent times to go as far as crowds go? We are also staying off site at a neighbor hotel around next to the garden walk. any tips to help along the way?

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Apr 6, 2018 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts this will be a great time to visit, with gorgeous weather and moderate crowds. We recommend doing a fun meal like Goofy's Kitchen for your wife's birthday! As for staying at a neighbor hotel, be sure to check out your transportation options (see if complimentary shuttles are available) and give yourselves plenty of time to get to the park!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 4, 2018 at 6:16 a.m. Bundy Says...

We are planning a trip to Disneyland and CA Adventure on 05/03 and 05/04. How are the crowd levels from opening to 9pm (park closes early for the Star Wars After Dark party)? How about 05/04 “May the 4th be with you” ... nothing on the crowd calendars show the levels to be higher.

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Apr 6, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bundy!

Since Disneyland is hosting the special after-hours event in honor of "Star Wars Day", we don't expect normal crowd levels to be impacted.

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Apr 2, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. MICHAEL Says...

Hello, My Wife , son 4 and daughter age 2 and my self are planning on going April 23rd to the 28th going Tuesday weds Thursday and Friday, are these good times to go? think the crowds will not be too bad? its my wife's birthday on the 26th and what special things would be suggested that we do for her birthday? We just bought the cheap socal passes for the year but have not gone yet.

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Apr 6, 2018 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that this will be a great time to go, with great weather and moderate crowds. We recommend booking a fun, yummy dining reservation for your wife's birthday. Goofy's Kitchen is our go-to!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 30, 2018 at 11:38 p.m. Kristin Says...

My husband and I are trying to plan a first time Disneyland vacation for our family. Our kids are currently 3, almost 6 and 9. I am a preschool owner and teacher and need to write the schedule for next year. The best month for us to go to Disneyland based on your predictions and our availabilty seems to be April 2019. My question is whether it would be best to go Mid April(which week specifically) or wait until the last week of April/ first part of May? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!

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Apr 6, 2018 at 11:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin!

Once May hits, check out our Crowd Calendar to see what to expect in April 2019. Because Easter falls on April 21 next year, mid-April will likely be pretty busy. We’d guess April 29-May 1 to be your best bet.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 30, 2018 at 3:52 a.m. JoniBaby Says...

I want to plan another vacation to visit Disneyland in 2020.

We would like to come after Star Wars is complete. I read it’s supposed to be done in 2020. We were thinking of the last week of March or even mid April. Just not sure when Star Wars is going to be done. Could you help with an idea?? We are planning a 5 day pass park pass and staying in one the resort hotels. Thank you :)

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Apr 6, 2018 at 12:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joni!

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is estimated to be completed in 2019. As long as this timing stays on track, you're good to visit anytime in 2020! Since Easter falls mid-April 2020, we would recommend coming late March instead. Let us know if you have any other questions - it sounds like you have fun plans ahead!

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Mar 29, 2018 at 11:18 p.m. Kristin D Says...

We are planning our first trip to Disneyland with our 3 kids. We are hoping to go in April 2019 for around 3 days. When would be the best time to go? Mid April? April 29-May 1st? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Apr 6, 2018 at 11:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin!

Once May hits, check out our Crowd Calendar to see what to expect in April 2019. Because Easter falls on April 21 next year, mid-April will likely be pretty busy. We'd guess April 29-May 1 to be your best bet.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2018 at 4:03 p.m. Peter Says...

Looking at going On April 22-25. We are large family of 6 kids 2 adults. With ages from 12-6mon. Any idea on crowds and options and hotels :-)

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Apr 5, 2018 at 12:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Peter,

It looks like those dates will be moderately busy. Crowds shouldn't be bad! Hop over to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar to check it out and for hotels, make sure you look at our discount Los Angeles hotels!

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Mar 27, 2018 at 5:06 a.m. Erica Says...

We are looking to go to Universal and Disney in August, after school gets back in session. Is there really a big difference between the weeks in the 2nd half of August? Also, how bad is Labor Day weekend? Trying to pick the best 7 day window for our trip. Thanks!

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Apr 5, 2018 at 3:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica,

According to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, there isn't a huge difference between the last two weeks. Although, during the week at the end of August, crowds seem to really lighten up. You'll definitely see more crowds during the weekend days of Labor Day Weekend!

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Mar 22, 2018 at 3:44 a.m. lizW Says...

Me and my mom are planning a trip to Disneyland (just the two of us), due to our work schedules, we have two days which we can pick from. Thursday April 12 and Saturday April 21st. We want to go the day it will be the most mellow, we don't care if we miss a certain parade or something of that nature, we just want the least hectic date.

April 12 is the last day of the food and wine festival, and its close to spring break.

April 21 is a Saturday and Dapper day... which would you recommend? any advice is greatly appreciated! :)

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Mar 21, 2018 at 10:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for our best guesses on crowds! Looks like April 21 will be a little less busy.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 21, 2018 at 10:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for our best guesses on crowds! Looks like April 21 will be a little less busy.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 21, 2018 at 4:14 p.m. LizW Says...

My mom and I are planning to take a mother daughter Disneyland trip. We have to go before the end of April. With both our working schedules we are in between two dates, Thursday April 12 Or Saturday April 21st. We rather go the most mellow day, we wont be sad if we miss a show or parade,

Which would you suggest would be the least crowded date?

April 12th: closer to spring break, last day of food and wine festival.

April 21st: its a Saturday! and Dapper Day

Thank you for your advice :)

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Mar 29, 2018 at 10:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Liz,

According to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, it looks like Saturday, April 21 will be the least crowded day out of the two options. However, there isn't a huge difference between the two, so we suggest going on the date you want to go! Have a wonderful trip!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 20, 2018 at 5:24 p.m. Courtney Says...

We're going to DL over Memorial for a short trip; 27-30. We did WDW for 9 days starting on New Years Eve a few years ago. What's the crowd level going to be like Memorial Sun-Tue in DL compared to WDW at NYE time? We were at MK and they closed entry for a few hours about mid day.

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Mar 27, 2018 at 10:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

The crowds shouldn't be quite what they were like during NYE at Disney World, but you should be prepared for heavier crowds. Hop over to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar for crowd predictions!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 18, 2018 at 9:28 p.m. Lisa Says...

The only time we will be able to go is March 24th thru the 30th. How bad will it be?

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Mar 19, 2018 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the parks will be pretty busy during these dates. We recommend purchasing MaxPass to make the most of your time!

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Mar 18, 2018 at 3:19 p.m. Anna Says...

My sister and I are thinking of visiting for the first time from around the 5th-8th May 2019. We are trying to avoid Easter and Spring break! Do you think this is a good time to go? Thank you!

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Mar 19, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna!

What do you need us frogs for when you already have such a great game plan? We're always happy to hear when our pals are able to visit outside of the chaos of spring and summer breaks. The dates you've chosen sound awesome!

Keep hopping!

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Mar 18, 2018 at 12:53 a.m. Sarah Says...

My husband and I are planning a kid free trip to Disneyland for our 10th anniversary next year! Fortunately we'll have the freedom to choose anytime of the year to go, (planning on two day park hoppers) and were thinking sometime during September. Early September is lasted as a great time, but I'm wondering if there will be any major rides that will be closed at that time to get ready for Halloween? Or would it be smarter to go later in September when maybe all the rides will be open, but then how will crowds be?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain usually close late August for their holiday overlay installations and reopen sometime in early September. We'll update this post when we know the exact dates - keep checking! All of September is fairly mild so choose when it's best for you! Check out our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar to see predicted crowd levels. Have a hoppy trip!

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