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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 24, 2017 at 9:46 p.m. Jane Smith Says...

Hi. We wanted to go this Friday for one day ticket. Do you think it will be too busy?

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May 24, 2017 at 7:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jane,

Yes. We're forecasting heavy crowds on Friday and through the weekend.

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May 26, 2017 at 1:45 a.m. Chris Says...

We were thinking about visiting on Tuesday May 30th. Hopefully the park will be back to a more normal weekday crowd??

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May 26, 2017 at 6:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

Yes, we're forecasting average crowds on May 30 and 31.

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May 22, 2017 at 9:15 p.m. Steve Cannon Says...

Hi! My girlfriend and I will be visiting the parks this coming weekend, which of course is memorial day weekend. I understand that Disneyland park at capacity last Saturday. Do you think that it is likely to repeat? Also, I have a question regarding ticketing. If the crowds are high, and there is a possibility of one or both parks hidden capacity, do you think that a park hopper is worthwhile, or should we get the basic ticket? I have an annual pass, but will need to purchase a park ticket for my girlfriend, and I want to make sure I get a good value for that.

Any insight you can offer will be appreciated. Thank you very much!

Steve

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May 23, 2017 at 6:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve,

Many Annual Passholders are blocked during this weekend, so the closure is unlikely. However, a Disneyland closure would affect the lines at DCA. If you arrive before the gates open and don't leave, then you should be fine with a one=park ticket. Know that it will be busy!

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May 16, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. Mike Says...

For our trip in 2018, trying to decide between the last week in April or the first week in May. I'm trying to figure out which week has the longest part hours, but having a hard time finding that info. Any tips on which way to go?

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May 16, 2017 at 11:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike,

April will have the longer hours, but this is due to the spring break crowds. Early May won't be as packed, but park hours are shorter.

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May 11, 2017 at 4:24 p.m. Myrna Says...

Hi! We are planning a vacation for next year (2018) in September. We were wondering what dates are better? We want to go before they do the Halloween decorations and after Labor day but are unsure what dates are the best to go. We are a very large group (13 total - 7 adults & 6 children ages 3-14) and want to avoid long wait times on rides. We would be doing one park a day for four days total. Thanks in advance!

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May 11, 2017 at 11:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mryna,

While we won't have September 2018 forecasts until after September of this year, you can use our 2017 projections as a guide. You'll find low to medium attendance throughout the month. Know that there may be Halloween decorations up during that time.

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May 12, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. Myrna Says...

Thanks for the fast response! What about the month of March? What dates would you recommend? We're trying to plan as early as possible since we are having family coming in from out of the country. Thank you.

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May 12, 2017 at 4:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Myria,

March is spring break season. We recommend visiting during the first two weeks.

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Apr 27, 2017 at 7:14 a.m. Erik Zee Says...

Hi, y wife and I want to bring our 8 year old daughter to Disneyland. We are in Australia , and intend to spend a month in the US. So midweek does not bother us. we prefer cool ( Not Cold ) weather. Looking at April 2018. How many days should we stay to get the complete Disney experience for an 8 year old. Don't want to spend all day waiting in line for rides.

Tanks

Erik

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May 9, 2017 at 12:44 a.m. Jennifer Kelly Says...

I need to know what is the buisiest time, can you help? BTW this was helpful too

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May 9, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

The busiest times of year are Spring Break, Summer months, Thanksgiving Week, and Christmas Time. Check out our Crowd Calendar for more information.

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Apr 27, 2017 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erik,

Three days should give you enough time to experience Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

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Apr 22, 2017 at 11:11 p.m. Audra Karlinsey Says...

How does the end of May to the first of June look? Avoiding memorial day weekend?

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Apr 25, 2017 at 9:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Audra,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, you'll see that we're forecasting average crowds for most days, with Memorial Day being very busy.

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Apr 13, 2017 at 5:18 p.m. Frantastic Says...

What is a good time to visit 2018, we are looking around the month of April 2018 but our dates are flexible, possibly a long weekend trip.

Thank you!

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Apr 13, 2017 at 12:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Most of April is filled with families visiting during spring break. Consider weekdays in May, which generally see fewer guests. All of the best times to visit are listed in the post above!

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Apr 12, 2017 at 8:39 p.m. Lindsay Says...

Any thoughts on going in summer for the electrical parade or in Sept/Oct for Halloween? I can't decide which I'd rather see. We will need to go over a weekend for either and have 2 small children (6 and 4). If you think summer for the parade, any guidance on month/time of month?

Thanks!

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Apr 13, 2017 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linday,

It's all about what matters to you, Do you want the nostalgia of the Main Street Electrical Parade or rather see the park in its fall splendor?

As of now, the Main Street Electrical Parade is scheduled to end its run at Disneyland August 20. We're forecasting average crowds the week before it ends.

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Apr 10, 2017 at 6:39 p.m. Maria Huerta Says...

I was wondering how busy it's on mother's day. We are planning on going the Sunday how is it?

Thanks,

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Apr 10, 2017 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

We're forecasting High Crowds on Mother's Day. It's the same weekend as the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.

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Apr 12, 2017 at 5:25 p.m. chris Says...

Are the summer months of June and July busier than Christmas or Easter weeks?

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Apr 12, 2017 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris,

Generally, it's busier during Easter and Christmas because you have more people visiting during a shorter amount of time. Summer is more spread out since people arrive/depart at different times.

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Mar 27, 2017 at 8:49 p.m. Chantel Says...

We're planning the first weekend in May and noticed that it's also the same time as "Grad Night". Can you tell me about that? Is the park overly crowded? Any information would be appreciated.

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Mar 28, 2017 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chantel,

Grad Nights are days were graduating seniors and their schoolmates visit the parks, with a special event held at Disney's California Adventure at 10 p.m., when the park is closed for regular guests. Since students can spend the whole day at the parks, it can increase attendance.

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Apr 6, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. Chantel Says...

Great, thank you!

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Apr 4, 2017 at 4:31 a.m. Geechild Says...

What about July 4th. Didn't see it on the list of worst times. Also this will be our first time w/ 6,4, and 2 year olds. Which is the best park to attend for this age?

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Apr 8, 2017 at 1:36 a.m. Laura Says...

We have been at the park the week of 4th of July the past 2 years and crowds have been very very good. As it got closer to the 4th, crowds got lighter. Cast members said it's due to passholder blackouts and restrictions on employee family member attendance.

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Apr 4, 2017 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Disneyland would be the best park for your tadpoles. We do not recommend visiting from June 10-August 12, which includes the 4th of July holiday.

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Mar 21, 2017 at 9:35 p.m. Shauna Zapp Says...

Hello!

I really enjoyed this article!! I am a Disney lover and am grateful to be able to visit Disneyland every year. My husband attends the Engredea Narural Foods Expo annually in March (typically the 2nd week) for work and we tag along to visit Disney. We can't arrive any earlier than Wednesday because that's when my husband flies out each year for the expo. Last year (2016) was a dream on Thursday, (husband joined) Friday and Saturday and there were no lines at all. I assumed this was because the expo goers were booking up all the hotels for that week making it difficult for tourists to visit then. I sure took that for granted because this year it was okay on Thursday But, Friday and Saturday was instanly crowded because of spring break starting that day and locals flooding to the parks. We saved Fantasyland for Saturday because my husband already saw that part last year and that was our day without him. We ended up not getting on any of those rides besides standing in line for Peter Pan for 40 minutes before we cut our losses and just went back to the hotel because the kids and I were both melting down.

Next year the expo is right smack on the middle of the worst days to visit for Spring Break. My strategy for next year is to not go to the parks on Saturday at all. And eat the money for my son and myself (my husband qualifies for a Twilight ticket since he will be in convention goer) to visit one of the Park's Wednesday afternoon/eve after we arrive. Then again on Thursday and Friday. I prefer to do single park passes and do two days in Disneyland in one day in California Adventure because it's not really worth taking advantage of the hopper when we have to take a nap every afternoon. I thought about the strategy of skipping the magic morning and just going into the opposite park each day. What do you suggest? Any advice on how to maximize our trip then? We will have a 3 year old and an 18 month old (who are usuly toast after one day at the parks). We tend to miss magic morning after the first day. We also leave the park from 1-4 ish for a nap. We are also not too concerned about Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Indiana Jones, Matterhorn, Radiator Springs Racers etc. because the kids cannot go on them yet.

Thanks!!!!

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Mar 21, 2017 at 8:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Shauna,

Skipping the magic morning and heading into the opposite park is a great strategy. Have fun!

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Mar 14, 2017 at 6:58 p.m. Carrie Says...

Will Easter Sunday be a good or a bad day to attend? :) Thanks!

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Mar 14, 2017 at 2:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carrie,

While there's never a "bad" day to visit Disneyland, there will be heavy crowds at the park on Easter Sunday. Check out our Crowd Calendar for more info.

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Mar 23, 2017 at 3:35 p.m. Han Le Says...

Oh no, I was hoping that Easter would be less crowded because people have to go to church. So this is historically not the case?

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Mar 23, 2017 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Han,

People use the Easter holiday for Disneyland trips and vacations. It will be busy.

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Mar 31, 2017 at 8:33 p.m. Carla Says...

I went to Disneyland on Easter 3 years ago and we expected it to be very crowded but to our surprise it was one of the best days we've ever had at the park. Lines where about 10 mins for most rides. It was probably a fluke but who knows your might get lucky.

Have fun on your trip and enjoy!

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Mar 8, 2017 at 6:03 p.m. Hailey Says...

Hi!

We are considering coming from Aug 31-Sept 5 OR Oct 5-Oct 10. which will have a smaller crowd?

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Mar 8, 2017 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hailey,

We're forecasting average to high crowds during both those dates. Check out our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar to see more!

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Mar 4, 2017 at 4:31 p.m. Jessie Says...

We will be doing Disney December 13th-20th, 2017...

is this an overly busy time? Has anyone experienced Disney with an infant?

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Mar 4, 2017 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessie,

We're forecasting low to average crowds during that time. We have a post all about taking a baby to Disneyland right here!

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May 30, 2017 at 9:09 p.m. Michelle Says...

We are looking at going this same time. Do you know where I can find info on fireworks, Fantasmic and World of Color schedules? Will it be every night or just F/Sa/Sun?

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May 30, 2017 at 6:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Disneyland usually publishes park hours and entertainment schedules two months out on their official website.

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Mar 2, 2017 at 8:49 p.m. Jeff Johnson Says...

Just chiming in to war everyone that Halloween crowds are insane, in case you are planning an October trip. The Wife and I have been visiting for Halloween the last few years, and the closer you get to Halloween itself, the crazier it gets, with Christmas-level crowding the week of Halloween. There were times it was standing room only through Adventureland all the way to Mansion, and wait times were absurd. It's still a very fun time and we have loved our spooky Disneyland vacations, but just be forewarned that the word is out about Disneyland's Halloween, and the crazy holiday crowds now being in October, not late November.

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Mar 5, 2017 at 3:07 a.m. Courtney L Says...

We are planning on going from October 9- 16th, is it quiet then? Do they still do fireworks at night and parades daily or is that strictly a weekend thing?

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May 1, 2017 at 2:31 a.m. Jacklyn Says...

What Jeff previously replied is no joke! My boyfriend and I went last year on October 17th and 18th. It was super busy especially Monday and I was miserable and cranky most of the morning. We got there early but still had to park far away in the Toy Story parking lot and take a bus to the park. I thought it wouldn't be too bad going in mid October but I didn't realize that was also the week most local schools are out on "October break." We also attended the Halloween party Monday night and the crowds seemed to just get worse. They way oversell that event, IMO. It was so crowded we couldn't find a place to stand for the first parade and there was nowhere to stand to see the fireworks well. We got a good place for the second parade, however. And the nights they have the Halloween party the nighttime parade and the fireworks are only available to those that attend the party. So, if you don't intend on going to the Halloween party (which is a separate ticket event) then you probably won't get fireworks. The Halloween party was held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday last year. All that said, we are going to go late September to early October instead. The park is already decorated for Halloween by then so hopefully we can enjoy that with lesser crowds this year.

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Mar 6, 2017 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney,

Historically, entertainment and fireworks are Fri-Sat-Sun during October. As for attendance, we're forecasting average to high crowds during that week. Check out our Crowd Calendar for more info.

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Feb 28, 2017 at 11 p.m. Corey Says...

Hi there,

I'm looking at going on a trip to Disneyland for the first time, taking family. 3adults 1 kid,

Whats the perfect time to go so we can fully enjoy the park?

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Feb 28, 2017 at 7:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Corey,

The best times are all listed in the blog post you commented on! Summer is the busiest, but that's when the parks are open late, and you have fireworks, Fantasmic and World of Color at night!

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Feb 23, 2017 at 11:31 p.m. Trent Says...

My family and I are from Canada and plan to visit Disneyland for the third time from March 27 to April 3, 2017. Any projections on how crowds will be given spring break etc. Thanks!

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Feb 23, 2017 at 6:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Trent,

We're forecasting heavy crowds at Disneyland due to spring break. Check out our Crowd Calendar for more details.

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Feb 22, 2017 at 7:19 p.m. Rachel Says...

Hi! I love your site! We are going to Disneyland for our first time with our 2 kids from 2/28-3/2. I just noticed there are a bunch of rides on refurbishment--the ones I am most sad about are POC and Matterhorn. Will we still have a good time with the rides that are still open? Thought I had picked a great week crowd-wise but now worried I didn't research this enough! Thanks!

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Feb 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. JB Says...

We've been at Disneyland Feb24, 25 and now today the 26. It has been absolutely PACKED like sardines everyday. So miserable and disappointing.... Annual Pass Holder days are going on till mid March so locals are out in droves! I haven't seen it this packed in a long time!!!

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Feb 22, 2017 at 1:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel,

There are still plenty of fun things to do during your visit. Big Thunder, Haunted Mansion, Star Tours, Soarin' Around The World, Radiator Springs Racers... all scheduled to be open!

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Feb 20, 2017 at 11:43 p.m. Bobbi Says...

We are planning a trip to Disneyland August 1 through 4, 2017. Is it going to be horrific? I was hoping since it was all weekdays we might escape the crushing crowds. Do you anticipate less crowds this summer (2017)? I had pondered that people might put off Disneyland vacations to wait for Star Wars Land to open. Also, according to an article I read Disney itself is anticipating lower attendance this year and next. Is that inaccurate?

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Feb 20, 2017 at 5:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bobbi,

While a crystal ball would be helpful, we've updated our Crowd Calendar with this year's projected attendance for August.

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Feb 17, 2017 at 11:47 p.m. Sarah Says...

Hello!

Do you have any information on the crowd levels during the week of May 15-19? It looks like there is a Tinkerbell Run event over the previous weekend, will those crowds spill into the following week? Thanks!

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Feb 18, 2017 at 7:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

We're forecasting average crowds at the Disneyland Resort during the week of May 15-19, but it's hard to predict if people in the marathon will get their park visits in before or after their race day.

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Feb 17, 2017 at 4:27 a.m. Will Says...

Is March 16th ~ 22rd, 2017 really going to be that bad? My girlfriend has a conference that weekend. I'm really torn if I should go with her and we can visit Disney World. But I really don't want to go if we are just going to wait in lines all day... Some expert advice is highly appreciated.

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Feb 17, 2017 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Will,

March 16-22 is Spring Break, so the crowds will be high during that week. Use Fastpass and our Park Plans to make the most of your visit if you make it!

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Feb 22, 2017 at 10:45 p.m. Joefish Says...

who is on spring break just looked up california schools are not vacation till April

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Feb 23, 2017 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joefish,

Many California school districts, like Pasadena ISD and San Francisco ISD are off in March!

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Feb 16, 2017 at 9:27 p.m. Cathy Says...

We booked our trip 4/12 through 4/19 because the travel agent told me Easter "wouln't be bad". After researching and finding out it is historically bad, tried to change it but the airline prices had increased too much. SO, did some additional research and found that most major school districts in the US will have their Spring Break in March and won't be overlapping with Easter. Will this help our crowd levels any?

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Feb 16, 2017 at 3:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cathy,

We're projecting that Southern California theme parks will see high crowds during your visit. While it will be busy, you can make the best of it by using Fastpass and following our Park Plans.

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Feb 14, 2017 at 11:51 p.m. marlena Says...

Easter is on Sun, April 16 this year.. My bday is 2 weekends before that, April 2Will it be less crowded before Easter? I want to go for my birthday

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Feb 15, 2017 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marlena,

On our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting high crowds on April 2 and 16th. It's the busy Spring Break season!

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Feb 9, 2017 at 8 p.m. stephanie Says...

Hi, i'm thinking of going either on

Monday 2/13/17 or 2/14/17 (Valentines day) . What day do you recommend going? Less crowds? I heard some kids are off monday for lincons? What do you think. Please help.

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Feb 9, 2017 at 9:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

While we're forecasting average crowds on Feb 13/14, we are expecting heavy crowds on Feb 20 due to many area school districts off on President's Day. Here's our Crowd Calendar for the month.

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Feb 9, 2017 at 3:45 a.m. Sara Meghann Says...

Are there some special events going on April 24-April 28, 2017? Hotels seems to be very expensive that week..?

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Feb 9, 2017 at 8:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sara,

We're not aware of any Disney Special Events going on inside the park that time. The hotels regularly host meetings so it may be why the rooms are at those prices.

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Mar 10, 2017 at 6:53 p.m. Shannon Says...

We're going the same week, low crowds expected at Disney, but the hotels are sold out. I tried to book a second room for my sister and there is NOTHING available (unless I want to spend a fortune at the Grand Californian). No idea what's going on, but I'm hoping they don't all decide to head to Disney!

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Feb 1, 2017 at 8:16 p.m. Kevin Says...

If you could only visit Disneyland in either summer 2017, or summer 2018, which year would be better from an attraction, construction and crowd standpoint? Any suggestions?

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Feb 5, 2017 at 12:24 a.m. Tyson Says...

Visited January 27 - 31, 2017. It was extremely crowded each and everyday, which totally sucked because it had been nearly 10 years since I was there. Chinese New Year and the good weather did it, combined with the discounted tickets offered to Southern California residents.

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Feb 1, 2017 at 3:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin,

We don't have any word of major new attractions, shows or construction projects arriving at the Disneyland Resort in 2018. If you haven't visited since Cars Land opened, then it may be worth heading to the resort this summer!

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Feb 1, 2017 at 6 p.m. April Rodriquez Says...

We are planning our 2nd trip. We went in the very beginning of summer this past year and it was very crowded. We are planning this time for either Monday April 16-Sunday April 22nd or Monday April 23rd-Sunay April 29th, 2018. What are your thoughts on those dates? We are trying to go before the big summer crowds and hotter weather.

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Feb 1, 2017 at 12:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi April,

We're forecasting the majority of those days to have average crowds in 2017. Unless school spring break calendars change, they should remain consistent from 2017 to 2018.

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Jan 31, 2017 at 4:01 p.m. Megan Says...

I am visiting the area April 28th to May 2nd is it better to visit the park on a Saturday or Sunday? Also, how do the crowds look on Monday's? We are thinking of going to the park on Sunday and Monday to hopefully avoid some of the crowds.

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Jan 31, 2017 at 10:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

On our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting average crowds during those days. Your best days would be Sunday and Monday since many passholders are back to work on Monday.

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Jan 28, 2017 at 9:40 p.m. Arthur S. Says...

Hello!

Thank you for the helpful post. I am visiting the parks on Feb 16, 2017 while I am in town for a conference. I can only do one-day at the parks :/. I am debating between getting a one park ticket for Disneyland or the Park Hopper. Which would you recommend? I will be with my girlfriend who has never been to the parks!

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Jan 29, 2017 at 5:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Arthur,

If you can afford the one-day park hopper, go with that. You'll get a good glimpse of both parks.

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Jan 27, 2017 at 5:33 p.m. Victoria Says...

Easter Sunday...I know falls during a "NO GO" week but the day itself??? Thoughts?

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Jan 27, 2017 at 5:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victoria,

We've listed Easter Sunday as a 10, meaning we expect very high crowds. Like any holiday, many families schedule trips to the Disneyland Resort that weekend.

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Jan 29, 2017 at 9:09 p.m. Rachel Enderby Says...

Hi does Columbus Day on 9 October usually mean the days after that date are still really busy? We're looking at visiting 10-12October with the kids? Thank you

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Jan 29, 2017 at 5:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel,

We're forecasting that Oct 10-12 will have average to a high crowd day on the 12th. Here's our Crowd Calendar.

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Jan 24, 2017 at 6:51 p.m. Darcy Says...

Do you know why March 5-11, 2017 is so busy? Your list says spring break shouldn't start until the following week but then says this week is especially busy. Why is that?

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Jan 25, 2017 at 8:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Darcy,

We look at statical data and resources such as school vacation calendars from districts outside of the LA/OC area to come up with forecasts for that month.

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Jan 22, 2017 at 9:50 p.m. Jill Says...

We are looking at coming for a week, oct 11-18. I don't see any special events or holidays that will make the park extra busy (aside from early closures for Halloween party), just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything! Average crowds at this time you'd say!?

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Jan 23, 2017 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

Outside of weekends and a few random days, October is a good month to visit. If there are any changes will update the October LA Calendar as soon as we know.

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Jan 21, 2017 at 7:59 a.m. Natalie Says...

Hi! Thank you for all this info! We're planning on being in the park Janiary 25-26, 3017 (just a few more days!) Were hoping to beat the crowds. Do you think those days will be alright even with the Main Street electrical parade being back just a few days before?

Thank you,

Natalie

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Jan 23, 2017 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie,

It's possible that local passholders will be back to see the Main Street Electrical Parade, and it could affect crowds, but that's less likely during a weekday. Make sure to pick a spot for parade viewing early!

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Jan 26, 2017 at 5:47 a.m. Dom Says...

Will Splash Mountain be open Feb 21-23?

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Jan 26, 2017 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dom,

As of now, Splash Mountain is scheduled to be open on those days.

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Jan 18, 2017 at 1:41 a.m. Christye Says...

Hey I want to take my four year old in May but my finals don't end until the 24th, so we will be going the 25th - 27th. And I see that grad nights are planned for that week plus memorial day is that coming Monday. How busy will it be? What happens during grad nights that will effect her time at the park? Will we be kicked out before the fireworks?

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Jan 18, 2017 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christie,

Grad Nights are normally private events that happen at Disney California Adventure starting at 10 PM. It won't affect any Disneyland shows, and possibly not a World of Color show if one is scheduled that day at Disney California Adventure. There can be more people in the park, but not like a packed summer day. This is how things normally work, but we'll post an article if we hear of Grad Nights changing.

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Jan 17, 2017 at 3 a.m. Andy Says...

How big are the crowds at Disneyland on valentine's day? Is there a significant increase in crowd volune?

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Jan 17, 2017 at 7:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andy,

We don't see significant crowds during Valentine's Day at Disneyland. We're forecasting average size crowds that day.

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Jan 14, 2017 at 7:10 a.m. Desiree Says...

I was hoping to bring my family on Feb. 21, but I noticed your calendar said high crowds that entire week. I would expect that over the weekend and President's Day, but wondered about the forecast for the entire week. Thanks!

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Jan 16, 2017 at 6:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Desiree,

Outside of the weekends and President's day, we're forecasting average crowds on our Crowd Calendar for that week.

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Jan 12, 2017 at 4:10 p.m. Katie Says...

Any idea what is going on at Disneyland March 7-10, 2017? I can't seem to find a hotel!

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Jan 12, 2017 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Ki Katie,

Hmmm. We're forecasting average crowds for most of that week. There is a convention at the ACC that weekend so it may be attendees getting in some Disney-fun before their convention.

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Jan 13, 2017 at 3:07 a.m. Dayana Says...

Hi what are the best days in may 2017 ?? It's my sons birthday month and I want to surprise him.

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Jan 13, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dayana,

Take a look at our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar and see what works around your son's birthday. GREAT SURPRISE.

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Jan 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. michaele preston Says...

In your post you say that the first week in June is a good time to visit but on the crowd calendar, it lists high crowds all week. Has something changed?

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Jan 11, 2017 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michaele,

In terms of summer, the first week in June is pretty good and certainly better than July. But with most passholders blocked out from June 9 through Aug. 20, many will add in trips before then.

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Jan 12, 2017 at 12:23 p.m. Teresa Says...

What do you think about March 6-8? We're going to be at Disneyland for those three days and I don't know what to expect of the crowd and I'm praying it doesn't rain! Are their massive crowds during that time?

Thank you!

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Jan 12, 2017 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teresa,

On our Crowd Calendar we're forecasting those days to have average crowds.

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Jan 20, 2017 at 12:06 p.m. Teresa Says...

Bummer! It could be worse, I suppose.

Thank you!

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Jan 9, 2017 at 10:32 p.m. Rosita Says...

Hello! I love your articles, always so insightful! I was hopping (see you got me doing it now) that you can help me with a little snafu I have run into. I planned on buying the MSEP dining package for BB but I know POC will be down for refurbishment. My question: have you eaten there when POC was down, is the ambiance affected? Do you think it is still worth it without POC? Thank you!

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Jan 13, 2017 at 3:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rosita,

While we haven't dined at the Blue Bayou while Pirates of the Caribbean was down, it's possible one of our readers can speak to that. We're big Blue Bayou fans, and think any time that we can get a table is a great time to dine there.

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Jan 7, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. Helen Says...

Hi! I'm thinking about taking the kids for the February break (week of 2/20) after the President's Day holiday. Looks like crowds are "average" then -- what does that mean in terms of ride waits? Is it a better time than spring break (week of 4/10 for us)? Thank you!

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Jan 10, 2017 at 8:48 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hi,

We are interested in going to Disneyand on Memorial Day through Friday, June 2. How busy do you think it will be?

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Jan 11, 2017 at 10:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

We're forecasting the parks to have high to average crowds that week. Check out our Crowd Calendar for more info.

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Jan 9, 2017 at 3:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Helen,

The February break week is much better crowd-wise for your trip. Your best bet to manage ride times is to use our park planning tools and wait time app!

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Jan 5, 2017 at 9:49 p.m. Shana Says...

Planning to arrive early evening Monday Oct 9 2017 and spend Tues-Thurs (Oct 10-12th 2017) in the parks. Can we confidently expect lesser than normal crowds? We are taking our school aged children out of school in hopes of being at the park when its less busy. Our biggest concern before booking an October trip is getting booted out early for Mickeys Halloween Party :(

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Jan 6, 2017 at 8:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shana,

We're forecasting average crowds that week. Take a closer look at our crowd calendar. Our tips would be to visit another park on the day that Magic Kingdom closes early for Mickey's Halloween Party. The dates for the party are usually released in the spring.

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Jan 4, 2017 at 8:46 p.m. Angela Says...

We're from Canada and were thinking of going Aug 20-26 before our kids go back to school. Would we possibly be better crowd wise to go Aug 13-19 while the pass holders are still blocked out? Have lots of schools in the US gone back to school that week (13-19) already? Thanks!!

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Jan 5, 2017 at 3:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

We're forecasting that Aug 13-31 will have Average Crowds at Disneyland. There are some Annual Passholders that can get in during Aug 13-19. The 21st is when remaining AP's get visit the park.

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Jan 4, 2017 at 6:51 a.m. Laela Says...

Planning a trip for Disneyland/California for feb 27- March 3rd. Should those be busy days? Thank you!

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Jan 4, 2017 at 7:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laela,

Those look like average crowd days. Check out our Crowd Calendar. Have fun!

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Jan 3, 2017 at 11:08 p.m. Jared Kurtzberg Says...

I am trying to decide for Disneyland only between Sunday January 22, 2107 when the park is open from 9am until midnight or the next day, with cheaper tickets, when the park is open much shorter hours from 10am-8pm. Is the 10 hours enough time? Are the crowds that much smaller on Monday? Thanks so much!!

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Jan 4, 2017 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jared,

Yes, weekends are generally busier on Sunday than Monday. As for your 10-hour time frame, YES. As long as you have a plan, prioritize what you want to do nay take a peek at our touring plans, you should be able to get in a good amount of attractions in that time. Check the showtimes of the Main Street Electrical Parade too. If that's important for you to see, then consider that it may not run every day.

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Jan 3, 2017 at 6:28 p.m. Angie Schneider Says...

Hi there! Just thought I would let you know...Oregon's Spring Break is a week later this year! March 27-31 is our break instead of the week before. I saw a comment wanting to know how busy March 20-25 would be. Hope that helps others to plan, I will be there...pushing my way through the crowds! LOL!

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Jan 3, 2017 at 4:31 a.m. Kyle Patterson Says...

Hello I am planning to go to Disneyland March 20-25 2017 and would like to know if that is a not so busy time to go. Thank you

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Jan 13, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. Lori Says...

Not only is it spring break but there is also a cheerleading competition going on. This will be my third year going during this time and if my daughter wasn't competing I would stay away.

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Jan 3, 2017 at 7:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kyle,

Yes, that will be an extremely busy time to visit Disneyland. It's Spring Break!

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Jan 3, 2017 at 11:52 p.m. elizabeth Dillard Says...

We have a trip to Disneyland planned March 3rd- 5th.. How are the crowds. Last year we went at spring break, crazy.. However , we may have to visit Dland the week March 7th thru 9th. Due to unexpected change in plans. If we have to, how are the crowds then?

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Jan 4, 2017 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

Take a look at our Crowd Calendar. Those days look pretty good. Have fun!

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Jan 3, 2017 at 2:56 a.m. Thom Says...

Im planning to take the family to Disney land from April 2 to the 6th how is the park then

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Jan 3, 2017 at 7:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thom,

You can expect heavy to average crowds during that week. Check out our Crowd Calendar for more info.

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Jan 1, 2017 at 9:09 p.m. Jesus Valenzuela Says...

Hi! I am planning to go to Disney California Adventure and I was wondering if it would be a good time to go on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of January 2017. Thank you.

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Jan 1, 2017 at 6:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jesus,

We're forecasting average crowds on all of those days. Have fun!

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Jan 3, 2017 at 1:22 a.m. Rocco Says...

I'm going Jan 16,17,18 2017 how would the crowds be for those dates ? Would it be a super long wait "up to an hour" or should I reschedule ?

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Jan 3, 2017 at 7:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rocco,

You're visiting Disneyland on the tail end of a 3-day weekend for many people. You're going to have High, Average and Low crowds during those days. Check out our Crowd Calendar.

It's hard to say how long wait times will be. If you use Fastpass, you can definitely avoid those big lines.

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Dec 29, 2016 at 1:22 a.m. Robin Says...

We are planning to go in February (probably the 8th through the 10th). I'd like to go on a Friday because of the longer hours, but will it be worth it if crowds are generally bigger on Fridays, or would we be better off going Tuesday through Thursday?

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Dec 28, 2016 at 9:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robin,

It's a trade off. Tues-Thurs will have smaller crowds, but you may miss a parade or the fireworks display that could only happen on a Fri-Sun. Peek at Disneyland's site for their show schedule.

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Dec 28, 2016 at 12:31 p.m. Marie Says...

We are planning on visiting January 6-7, 2017. I think Orange County will be back in school. Will that make much difference or will it be miserably busy?

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Dec 28, 2016 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marie,

On our Crowd Calendar we're forecasting those days to be moderately busy. Parks are open late, so that should give you time to experience lots of attractions.

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