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Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2024 and 2025

by Leap on March 8, 2024 2974 Los Angeles

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It’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 some things to consider as you plan your trip to Disneyland. In this post, we're sharing highlights and considerations by season, plus our favorite times to visit Disneyland in 2024 and 2025.

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2024 - Partners Statue in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle

Before we jump in, it's worth repeating that no matter the season or the reason, you can have a magical trip to Disneyland. At Undercover Tourist, we've been honored to be a part of helping families plan their vacations for over 20 years. And 20 years adds up to a lot of Disneyland trips for the frogs! Within that time, we've learned the hows and whys of crowds and have paired that insight with our historical Crowd Calendar data to create our recommendations on when to visit Disneyland each year. In the past few years, we've seen that more and more visitors are planning their Disneyland trips around seasons and special events rather than just crowd levels — so we've adjusted this post accordingly to showcase highlights and considerations by season.

Maybe you've always wanted to see Sleeping Beauty Castle alight during the magic of the holidays. Or perhaps hopping around the parks during Halloween Time — collecting frightfully fun foodie finds or watching Jack Skellington take over the nighttime spectacular — is on your bucket list. Maybe you're like me and love taking your mom to Food and Wine Festival in the spring. Or, maybe you and the fam are heading over for a few days during summer break and want to know more about what to expect. No matter the whys or whens, we are here to help!

Best Times to Visit Disneyland - Sleeping Beauty Castle lit up

Oh, and one more big reminder! We'd be toadally remiss if we didn't talk about the theme park reservation system at Disneyland. Since 2021, Disneyland has operated with a reservation system — that means, in addition to purchasing your ticket, you also need to make a theme park reservation. It's easy to do, but of course, certain dates will fill up in advance, including popular holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. So once you pick your Disneyland dates, don't froget to also make your reservation — the sooner, the better, for the best availability.

2023 was a BIG year for Disneyland, with the opening of the reimagined Mickey's Toontown, Adventureland Treehouse and the all-new Tiana's Palace restaurant. And 2024 is also shaping up to be a big year with Star Wars Season of the Force debuting, Pixar Fest returning and Tiana's Bayou Adventure opening . (Tiana's Bayou Adventure opens in late 2024, which means guests visiting before then should be prepared for the ride to be undergoing a refurbishment. Speaking of refurbishments, Haunted Mansion is also undergoing a refurbishment as of Jan. 22, 2024, and does not have a set reopening date.) Plus, Magic Happens parade returns as of Feb. 2, 2024!

Factors in Determining the Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2024 and 2025

Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2024 - Moana Magic Happens float

Much like at Disney World, busy times at Disneyland often align with school schedules and major U.S. holidays. If tadpoles are out of school, the odds are that they want to hop to Disney! And not just in California, and not just for spring or summer break. Many Arizona and Utah schools have fall breaks in October. The spring breaks at major universities in California also influence crowd levels. Over on the West Coast, some unique groups impact crowd levels at Disneyland including annual passholders, conventioneers, runners and special ticket holders (which we get into more detail below!).

First and foremost, with a smaller (in scale, not pixie dust) footprint on the West Coast, it takes less of a crowd bump to for things to feel more crowded than on the East Coast. That means that locals — who may visit more for opening festival days and weekends, or pop in for a casual dinner — have a distinct impact on crowd levels. Blackout dates for passholders have an impact on crowds, as well.

The same can be said for conventioneers. If you're heading to a nearby convention, of course you'd want to pop into Disneyland for a day or two. Most of the impact here is minimal, with one notable exception: D23. The annual Disney fan event hops between the West and East coasts each year, and in 2024, it's Disneyland's turn to host from Aug. 9-11. The 2024 event will also host the first-ever D23 Day at Disneyland Resort Aug. 8.

Returning in 2024 are also runDisney events, which will bring runners back to Disneyland to participate in two marathon weekends each year: Jan. 11-15 and Sept. 5-8 in 2024, and Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2025 (2025 fall date still TBD).

Disneyland also offers some incredible ticket deals for Southern California residents, California residents and sometimes the entire U.S. With those ticket deals come use-by dates. For those offers in particular, you may see dates fill up as those usage windows approach (gotta go before it expires!). One-day tickets may also impact crowd levels — particularly on the lower tier days. Since these are cheaper days to visit Disneyland, you may find that more people choose those tickets and attend those days.

Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2024 - Oogie Boogie Bash Overlay on Disney California Adventure Park Entrance

One other thing to be aware of is any separately ticketed events that may be scheduled even during the best times to visit. Sometimes a park or an area of a park closes early for private events. That's why you always want to look at the Disneyland hours for the dates you want to visit so you don't encounter any surprises. We'll detail these in each season below, as well as share which dates for 1-day tickets are the cheapest (note that prices are flat for multi-day tickets and do not change based on dates like they do at Disney World.) You can also find a calendar of 1-day ticket tiers on our ticketing page for easy reference.

There are more Disneyland After Dark event dates in 2024 than ever before! These after-hours parties can cause the park to close earlier than usual, which means even if you aren't attending, you'll want to plan accordingly.

Best Times to Visit Disneyland - Infographic

Just looking for the quick version? Check out the infographic above for a cheat sheet of the least crowded dates at Disneyland in 2024. Let's get hoppin'!

Spring — February, March, April

Best Time to Go to Disneyland - Food and Wine Sip and Savor with food and beverages

Are you ready for some extra special ... special events? We sure are! In addition to the expected springtime happenings — Disney California Adventure's Food and Wine Festival and spring breakers — some of our favorite entertainment, including Magic Happens, Wondrous Journeys and World of Color will all return from a brief hiatus this spring. Plus, a brand-new event, Season of the Force, will celebrate all things Star Wars, and Pixar Fest will return after several years. Plus, during springtime, the park is particularly beautiful with spring flowers and the pink Tabebuia trees in bloom. With so much fun hoppening this spring, we are predicting a busy season. We can't wait!

Highlights

  • Magic Happens parade returns Feb. 2, 2024
  • Celebrate Gospel brings additional entertainment and food to Disneyland Park Feb. 17 and 24
  • Anaheim Ducks Day in Disney California Adventure Feb. 22-23, 2024
  • Food and Wine Festival takes place from March 1 - April 22, 2024
  • World of Color returns from refurbishment March 1 (closed from Jan. 8 - Feb. 29, 2024)
  • "Wondrous Journeys" nighttime spectacular is back at Disneyland for a special presentation March 22 - April 14, 2024
  • Season of the Force is April 5 - June 2, 2024
  • Pixar Fest is April 26 - Aug. 4, 2024

Things to Consider

Disneyland After Dark Parties take place several nights these months, closing Disneyland Park at 8 p.m. on select nights, as well:

  • Sweethearts' Nite at Disneyland Park takes place Jan. 23, 25, 30, Feb. 1, 6, 8, 12 & 14, 2024
  • Disney Channel Nite at Disneyland Park takes place March 5 & 7, 2024
  • Star Wars Nite at Disneyland Park takes place April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7 & 9, 2024
  • Spring break — elevated crowds from March 9 - April 7, 2024

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. This is the case in 2024 — Easter is on March 31. When Easter falls later — like in 2025, when it falls on April 20 — the effect is a longer but less intense spring break season. Many California universities consistently have spring break the last two weeks of March, which can affect crowds then.

Our Overall Pick: Where do we begin! When it comes to springtime visits, if you aren't constrained by dates, we have a few suggestions to fit it all in. Come for the Food and Wine Festival in early March or mid-April if you also want to experience Season of the Force. Crowds are higher for peak spring break, but Wondrous Journeys fireworks may make it worth it to visit March 22 to April 14. Usually, fireworks are only on the weekends, so include a weekend day in your visit to see and do it all. Or, visit in late April to experience both Pixar Fest and Season of the Force.

Least Busy

  • Weekdays in February (minus the Super Bowl and days around Presidents Day)
    • Feb. 20-29, 2024
    • Feb. 4-7, 18-28, 2025
  • The first few days in March
    • March 2-8, 2024
    • March 1-6, 2025

Busiest

  • Presidents Day Weekend
    • Feb. 16-19, 2024
    • Feb. 10-17, 2025
  • Spring Break
    • March 9 - April 7, 2024
    • March 7 - April 6, 2025; April 18-20, 2025 (Easter)

Cheapest

  • Feb. 1, 6, 7, 2024 (Tier 0)
  • March 4-7, 2024 (Tier 2)
  • April 16-17, 2024 (Tier 1)

Summer — May, June, July

Summer break kicks off for most school districts in mid-June when you'll see an uptick in crowds — but in our opinion, it's pretty manageable over an extended period, with longer park hours and LOTS of entertainment! Summer is actually one of our very favorite times to visit. Exceptions to those long hours are Disneyland After Dark parties, which take place on select dates in May and June, closing Disneyland Park at 8 p.m. During this timeframe in 2024, Fantasmic! will return, as will Pride Nite, and the aforementioned Season of the Force and Pixar Fest will also run into summertime.

Best Time to Go to Disneyland - World of Color

Highlights

  • Fantasmic! returns May 24, 2024
  • Disneyland's birthday is July 17, 2024, bringing additional celebrations to Disneyland Park
  • Star Wars Nite at Disneyland Park takes place: April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7 & 9, 2024
  • Season of the Force is April 5 - June 2, 2024
  • Pride Nite at Disneyland Park takes place June 18 & 20, 2024

Things to Consider

In summer, the thing to keep in mind is the weather. "June Gloom" offers some respite from the heat, though those temperatures do rise throughout the remainder of summer. July is manageable and less crowded than you'd think, especially on the weekends! Here are those Disneyland After Dark dates we mentioned:

  • Grad Nites take place May 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28, 31 and June 2, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 14, 2024, at Disney California Adventure Park
  • Book your May and early June reservations early as SoCal Resident tickets expire June 2, 2024

Our Overall Pick: Proof that crowds are only part of the equation when picking the best time to go to Disneyland, we love the second half of July for the nightly fireworks, Pixar Fest and the newly returned Fantasmic!. Or, hop in on a weekday in May if you want Pixar Fest and Season of the Force.

Least Busy

  • Weekdays in May (except for Grad Nites and Memorial Day)
  • The first half of June (except for Grad Nites)

Busiest

  • Weekends and Grad Nite dates in May, plus Memorial Day
    • May 25-27, 2024
    • May 23-26, 2025
  • Summer breaks

Cheapest

  • May 8, 2024 (Tier 1)
  • Early June and mid-May have some of the lowest tiers

Fall — August, September, October

Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2024 - Mickey Main Street Jack o Lantern

Enjoy the tail end of summer entertainment in early August, or, following that, take in the beautiful decorations, pumpkins and characters in costumes of Halloween Time throughout late August, September and October. Halloween Time is a popular time to visit, with the giant Mickey pumpkin on Main Street U.S.A., the decorated Cars Land and ride overlays including the Nightmare Before Christmas takeover that is Haunted Mansion Holiday.

On select nights, Mr. Oogie Boogie takes over Disney California Adventure for a separately ticketed Halloween party, the Oogie Boogie Bash. The park closes early most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday nights for partygoers to trick or treat and enjoy special entertainment.

Highlights

Best Times to Visit Disneyland - Car-tumes in Cars Land

  • Halloween Time starts early this year — Aug. 23 - Oct. 31, 2024
  • Gay Days take place Sept. 13-15, 2024 (be sure to make your reservation early!)
  • Tiana's Bayou Adventure is expected to open in late 2024!

Things to Consider

  • Pixar Fest wraps up Aug. 4, 2024
  • D23 takes place Aug. 9-11, 2024 (with an in-park day Aug. 8)
  • The Disneyland Halloween Party — The Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure  took place select days Sept. 5 to Oct. 31, 2023 (closing early Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Halloween). Dates are TBD for 2024
  • Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend takes place Sept. 5-8, 2024
  • Fall breaks increase crowds in October

Keep in mind that "off-season" low crowd levels can also mean shorter Disneyland hours and that less entertainment is available or that more rides undergo refurbishment. During some seasons, such as Halloween Time, September weekdays are less crowded. However, only weekends include fireworks, so take that into consideration, as well. We find Sundays to be less crowded than Saturdays. Weather can still be warm (hot, actually) but chillier at night.

Our Overall Pick: Around the pond, we love visiting Disneyland in August for lower crowds as tadpoles head back to school, and the potential for nightly fireworks. This year's hot take? We think the opening weekend of Halloween Time may be your best bet if you're in it for the seasonal festivities!

Least Busy

  • The month of August (minus D23 event)
  • Tuesdays through Thursdays in September (minus Sept. 5 race day)

Busiest

  • D23 Event - Aug. 8-11, 2024
  • Labor Day
    • Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2024
    • Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, 2025
  • runDisney race weekend - Sept. 5-8, 2024
  • October 2024
  • Elevated crowds Sept. 22 to Oct. 31, 2025

Cheapest

  • TBD

Winter — November, December, January

Best Time to Visit Disneyland - Cars Land Holidays

January generally has low crowds and beautiful weather (if not a little chilly), but it can get a little wet as it's the rainy season. The holidays and new year bring special entertainment, foodie finds and more  — and this year, we've got a new hotel opening to commemorate, too! Of course, during holiday breaks, you can expect more people enjoying the parks — but it's also a time full of holiday cheer, with festive lighting and decor, a special fireworks show and parade and more across the resort. (Did we mention hand-pulled candy canes and fan-favorite gingerbread? Oh, and SANTA!)

Highlights

  • Holiday Time brings daily entertainment (including nightly fireworks as weather permits) and festive décor to both parks from Nov. 15, 2024, through the first week of January
  • Mickey's and Minnie's birthday is Nov. 18, and that means a special cavalcade and there are often free buttons for guests
  • Lunar New Year brings Festival Food Booths, rare characters and a procession to Disney California Adventure from Jan. 23 through Feb. 18, 2024
  • Pixar Place Hotel opens Jan. 30, 2024
  • The Tier 0 weekdays bring affordability to weekdays in early November and mid-January weekdays

Things to Consider

  • The parks do offer scaled-back entertainment and shorter hours in January after the holidays end
  • runDisney will host races Jan. 11-15, 2024, and Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2025
  • The $50 kids ticket offer is valid every day from Jan. 8 to March 10, 2024
  • The SoCal Resident tickets are valid from Jan. 2 through June 2, 2024
  • World of Color is closed from Jan. 8 through Feb. 29, 2024
  • You may encounter ride closures in January, including Haunted Mansion and "it's a small world." Haunted Mansion is undergoing an extended refurbishment this winter to expand its queue and add a gift shop
  • Sweethearts' Night falls on nights in January and February, closing Disneyland Park at 8 p.m. these nights: Jan. 23, 25, 30, Feb. 1, 6, 8, 12 & 14, 2024

Our Overall Pick: If you don't want to visit during Holiday Time, Mondays through Thursdays in the first two weeks of November will be your best bet. If you'd like to visit for Holiday Time, we recommend the week after Thanksgiving or early December.

Least Busy

  • Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day, when runDisney events return to the resort)
    • Jan. 17-18, 22, 2024
    • Jan. 7-15, 21-28, 2025
  • Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus Veterans Day and the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December

Busiest

  • Week of New Year's and MLK Jr. Day Weekend
    • Jan. 1-16, 2024
    • Jan. 1-6, 17-20, 2025; Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 2025
  • Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Week
    • Nov. 8-11; Nov. 22 - Dec. 1, 2024
    • Nov. 11; Nov. 22-30, 2025
  • Week of Christmas and New Year's
    • Dec. 20-31, 2024 (note: Dec. 7-8 will also be busy for Candlelight Processional)
    • Dec. 20, 2024 - Jan. 4, 2025

Cheapest

  • Jan. 9-11, 16-18, 22-25, 29-31, 2024 (Tier 0, but watch out for early closures)
  • Early and Mid-November weekdays
  • Dec. 5-7, 12-14, 2024 (Tier 3)

Going to Disneyland During a Busy Time? Don't Fret!

Best Time to Go to Disneyland - Avengers Campus

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! Take advantage of the paid Genie+ system to skip the standby lines and use the Lightning Lane for select attractions. 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 180 days in advance (or 90 days for Magic Key holders). You'll get the best price on Genie+ if you purchase it with your tickets as the price can fluctuate for day-of-use purchases. Be sure to check out our Jump Start guide for everything you need to know about planning in advance, all in one place!

Ta-da! There it is — the best time to go to Disneyland in 2024 and 2025! Don't froget that you can purchase discount Disneyland tickets from your favorite frogs! For more planning essentials, check out our Jump Start guide for everything you need to know, all in one place. Ribbit!

Related: 40 Tips to Maximize Your Time at Disneyland

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May 14, 2018 at 4:39 p.m. Adam Davi Says...

September is by far the best time to visit Disneyland. I've visited in September multiple times and the crowds are always light, especially if you go on a weekday.

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May 14, 2018 at 4:26 p.m. Bethany Robben Says...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've always wanted to go to Disneyland!

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May 14, 2018 at 4:22 p.m. Sara Rainsdon Says...

Thank you for all the work you put in. It makes it so much easier to plan a family vacation with real information about crowds and best times to visit!!! Thank you!!!

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May 14, 2018 at 4:22 p.m. Hilary Says...

Your blog and website was so helpful on my family vacation to Disney World. Thank you!

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May 14, 2018 at 4:08 p.m. Stacey U Says...

I used all Undercover Tourist information to plan trip and we pretty much saw and did all we wanted without a lot of wait!! Thanks!!

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May 14, 2018 at 4 p.m. Elizabeth Trayner Says...

WOAH! I was thinking of going for my birthday 11/18 and 5th anniversary 11/23 but that's on the list for worst times to go haha Good to know! I'll have to look at going during the week before Thanksgiving :)

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May 14, 2018 at 3:52 p.m. Barbara Says...

Thanks for all the hard work you put into this blog!

Have a hoppy day!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:50 p.m. Ckelleyd Says...

Always looks like fun!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:47 p.m. Brett Says...

Hope I can make it to Disneyland in 2019.

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May 14, 2018 at 3:42 p.m. Rebecca M Says...

I am going to WDW for the first time this year and hoping to make a trip to Disneyland in 2019! I haven’t been since I was 5.

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May 14, 2018 at 3:38 p.m. Peaches101803 Says...

Love all you do to keep us informed!

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May 14, 2018 at 5:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Hoppy to help!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:38 p.m. Aoloa Santos Says...

I have always used undercover tourist with planning my trips to Disney and Universal Studios in California and Florida! They provide amazing information and tips to help make our family trip fun and less stressful. The ticket prices are slightly cheaper and when you’re on a budget every bit goes a long way! Thank you Undercover Tourist for being a good to source for us when travelling to our favorite places on earth!

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May 14, 2018 at 3:37 p.m. Cathleen Says...

Glad to know the times NOT to go.

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May 14, 2018 at 3:36 p.m. Teale Taylor Says...

Hey, love undercover tourist!

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May 14, 2018 at 5:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teale!

The Frog Family <3 you too!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 14, 2018 at 3:34 p.m. johns Says...

great post!

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May 14, 2018 at 5:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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