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Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2021 and 2022

by Leap on May 1, 2021 2633 Los Angeles

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

But, of course, just like at Walt Disney World, there are better times to visit Disneyland than others. In this post, we're outlining the best times to visit Disneyland in 2021 and 2022. We'd be toadally remiss if we didn't talk about the biggest unknown the theme parks have perhaps ever faced — and that is COVID-19. With the parks closed longer than they have ever been, we're now in new territory in terms of predicting crowds. While we do have years of experience and data collection under our belt, there are many more factors at play, including how long the parks are closed, the virus, the economy, unemployment and continued travel restrictions (international and domestic).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If the answer is yes to one or both of these questions, there will be bigger crowds. Another thing to be aware of is major school breaks, and not just in California, and not just for spring or summer break. Many Arizona schools have breaks in the first half of October. Utah schools also have a fall break in mid-October.

Want to Know for Sure?

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

Visiting During a Busy Time? Don't Fret!

Even during the busiest times, there are ways to skip the lines and make the most of your time. Here are our best tips to reduce waits! (During Disneyland's reopening period, know that some traditional time-savers such as FASTPASS, MaxPass and Magic Morning are temporarily unavailable.) Again, our best advice is to purchase your tickets and make your Disneyland theme park reservations as soon as possible to secure your spot. Reservation availability is released 60 days in advance.

Factors That Influence the Best Time to Go to Disneyland

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If you’re more familiar with Cinderella Castle than Sleeping Beauty Castle, it's important to know that the best time to visit Disneyland isn't the same as at Disney World. The biggest difference is the locals. Disney World has a good amount of locals, but not nearly as many as those in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. Many of those Disneyland locals were annual passholders.

One of the biggest changes to occur during the Disneyland closure was the cancellation of all annual passes. That means that during the Disneyland reopening period, all guests will have to purchase tickets. That may change the way even locals visit the parks. For some time, the annual passholders have thought of the Happiest Place on Earth as their second home. In other words, they would pop in for a few hours here or there — maybe on a weekday, or on a spring or fall Sunday morning before heading to the beach — assuming their pass wasn't blocked out. They'd hop in on Friday nights to catch fireworks and meet up with friends for some of their favorite Disneyland snacks.

Disneyland will eventually release a new type of membership offering, so eventually these guests will once again affect the crowds. In the past, depending on the passport, a passholder might find himself or herself blocked out of the park on certain days or weeks, particularly those times that are especially popular with tourists — namely summer, spring break and holidays. The Disneyland blockout calendar provided a fairly good idea of the very busiest dates of the year, because those were the times when most passholders were not allowed to enter the parks. For example, during most of June through mid-August, the Southern California Select and Deluxe passholders were typically blocked from entering at least one or both parks, a strong sign that there would be tourists! One important thing to keep in mind in the future: Crowds are higher right after major blockout periods.

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

Another factor that has more influence on crowds at Disneyland than at Disney World are the conventioneers. The Anaheim Convention Center is right across the street. What out-of-town visitor wouldn’t enjoy popping over in the afternoon and early evening for some Disney magic? It’s generally not necessary to rearrange your vacation based on a convention, but there might be one exception. Disney’s own D23 Expo, held every other year, brings flocks of fans. Those folks will plan to spend some of their hours before, during and after the Expo playing in the parks. The next D23 Expo has been postponed until September 2022.

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Keep in mind that special events and holidays also influence crowds. Many people visit during Disneyland Halloween Time or the holidays to experience the magic of these seasons, and there are special events at different times throughout the year. This is yet another reason to review our Disneyland crowd calendar — we list the holidays and special events! (We are so frogcited to get special event dates for 2021 and 2022 on the calendar — you'll see those reflected on the Crowd Calendar as soon as they are announced, so keep hopping back!)

Based on all of this information, and historical crowd levels during holidays and other data, we have a pretty good idea of the very busiest dates of the year at Disneyland. But, as you probably guessed, there are some variables.

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Expected Busiest Days at Disneyland in 2021

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

Expected Busiest Days at Disneyland in 2022

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

*The fall of Easter impacts Disneyland crowds in the spring. Some school districts base their spring break around Easter; others do not. When Easter falls earlier in the season, March or early April, it has the effect of making a more intense, but shorter spring break season. When Easter falls later, as it does in 2022, the effect is a longer but less intense spring break season. Many California universities consistently have spring break at the end of March, which can affect crowds then.

Other Dates That Will Likely See Higher Crowds

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

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

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Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2021

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

  • May 10-13
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August
  • The first half of September; Tuesdays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and the second half of October
  • Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2022

  • Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year's Day and the days around MLK Day)
  • Weekdays in February (minus the days around Presidents' Day)
  • The first few days in March (until March 4, 2022)
  • April 25-29, 2022
  • Weekdays in May
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August
  • The first half of September; Tuesdays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and the second half of October
  • Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
  • Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December

Ta-da! There it is — the best time to visit Disneyland in 2021 and 2022! Don't froget that you can purchase discount Disneyland tickets from your favorite frogs! Ribbit!

Related: The Ins and Outs of Disney's MaxPass

Related: 36 Tips to Maximize Your Time at Disneyland

Keep hopping!

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Jul 29, 2018 at 8:38 p.m. Mark Says...

Looking for the best day or two to go out of Aug 19-24. Thank you!

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Jul 30, 2018 at 9:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark!

It looks like the parks will be similarly busy throughout these dates, but you can check out our Crowd Calendar for details.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 29, 2018 at 5:41 p.m. Emily Says...

This was super helpful THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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Jul 28, 2018 at 7:45 p.m. Rob Says...

We have set our trip from Jan 25-31... Is it crowded those days?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like that last week of January will be a great time to visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 28, 2018 at 6:01 a.m. Jeana Says...

I've always wanted to see Disneyland at Christmas. Does anyone know just how busy Friday December 7th to Sunday the 10th would be? Or if it would still be enjoyable.

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Jul 30, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeana!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but early December is a great time to visit!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 27, 2018 at 2:07 a.m. Jackie Says...

We are trying to decide between going to Disneyland either October 1-3 (Mon-Wed) or October 9-11 (Tues-Thurs). Will the days after Columbus Day be considerably more crowded than the week before? Thanks!

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts these two sets of dates being extremely similar in terms of crowds, so we recommend picking whichever dates work best for you!

Keep hopping!

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Jul 25, 2018 at 4:08 p.m. Lindsay Says...

Looking at May 16-20, 2019. Any ideas about that weekend?

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Jul 26, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lindsay!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the parks will be a 5/10 or 6/10 in terms of crowds during those days. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

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Jul 19, 2018 at 5:57 p.m. Reece Says...

I'm stuck picking between Sunday Sept 2 - Tuesday Sept 4. Would Tuesday or Sunday be a better bet? considering the Monday in between happens to be Labor Day. Just trying to take my mom to a Disney park for the first time in her life while she's in town.

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Reece!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that Tuesday, Sept. 4 will be quite less busy. This should be a super enjoyable day for your mom!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 4:08 a.m. Jerica Says...

Curious to know what is going on Monday, February 25th for crowds to be in the red?

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Jul 18, 2018 at 10:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

Our Crowd Calendar factors in many variables including holidays, school breaks, events and more. Our best guess is that February 25, 2019 will be crowded due to the remaining President's Day crowds from the previous Monday.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 16, 2018 at 6:36 a.m. Tom Says...

Which week is better, the week after thanksgiving, or the first week of December?

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Jul 17, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like these weeks will be very similar in terms of crowds!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 14, 2018 at 7:13 p.m. Rose Says...

Hi, looking to visit Nov of 2019 (Disney/Universal). We have gone to Disney the week before Thanksgiving in the past and it was decent with regards to crowds;however. I noticed on your calendar that it shows the week before red and the actual two days preceding Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving itself not as busy. Is this correct? And what is making it different?

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Jul 17, 2018 at 6:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rose!

We have not yet released our Crowd Calendar for November 2019. Keep an eye out later this year!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 13, 2018 at 5:48 p.m. Kistie Says...

Anyone have any experience going on the Tuesday/Wednesday after MLK Day? I know that weekend is probably bad, but has it died down by the couple days after MLK?

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Jul 13, 2018 at 1:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kistie!

You can always check out our Crowd Calendar for how busy we anticipate the parks being. It looks like the Tuesday and Wednesday following MLK Jr. Day should be pretty mild in terms of crowds!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 13, 2018 at 5:53 a.m. Aiden Buluran Says...

Hello my family and I are going to Disneyland and staying in the Grand Californian is the extra magic hour better for July 21-23. My family does not want a devastating crowd for the smallest rides.

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Jul 13, 2018 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aiden!

You can check out the Disneyland schedule for when and where Extra Magic Hours are taking place. It looks like it will be from 8-9 a.m. on July 21 at Disneyland Park, and 7-8 a.m. on July 22 and 23 at Disney's California Adventure.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 10, 2018 at 9:08 p.m. Michelle m Says...

Hello, I am looking to go October 1-3! (monday-wednesday) with the Halloween party on Tuesday! do you think these dates will be very crowded as it is Halloween season!? I'm a little worried I picked busy dates!

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Jul 11, 2018 at 7:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

No worries! Crowd levels are anticipated to be pretty mild during these dates. Check out our Crowd Calendar for details!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 10, 2018 at 4:21 p.m. Eduardo Morales Says...

How about the first half of June is that a better time to visit the park. Are the lesser crowds?

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Jul 10, 2018 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eduardo!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like June of 2019 will be similarly busy throughout the month. Be sure to check out our tips for maximizing your time at Disneyland here.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 9, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. Ashley Says...

We were thinking of booking a weekend trip for the first weekend in November but I have seen that Dapper Day is that Sunday. On your calendar it's showing that day at a 4 out of 10. Is there not typically much of an increase in crowds for it?

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Jul 10, 2018 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

No worries, there is only a mild increase in crowds for Dapper Day. Most of these people are here to simply gather together and take cute photos, and shouldn't impact the wait times much.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 7, 2018 at 1:18 a.m. Simon Says...

Was wondering what you guys thought about crowd levels immediately preceding the Star Wars land opening. I’m looking to visit with younger kids in May and none of our group are big Star Wars fans. I hoped we might catch some lighter crowds as people wait for Star Wars land to open. Thoughts appreciated! Thanks

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Jul 9, 2018 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Simon!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but we think you have a good approach! It won't change crowds too drastically, but it's safe to say some guests will wait to visit for the late fall 2019 opening of Star Wars Land. If you aren't interested in Star Wars, we definitely recommend visiting earlier in the year!

Keep hopping!

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Jul 6, 2018 at 12:26 p.m. Kevin Says...

Hey guys, looking at going to Disneyland the week after Halloween. Will it be busy and what would be the status of the haunted mansion? Do they shut it down and change the ride over to Christmas decorations right after Halloween?

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Jul 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowd levels during this week, so it won't be too busy! The Haunted Mansion will undergo its holiday transformation at the end of August or early September, so it should be up and running for your trip.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 5, 2018 at 7:25 p.m. Lara Says...

We are looking at being at Disneyland March 10-15, 2019. Would this be a bad time to visit?

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Jul 5, 2018 at 4:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lara,

Keep in mind, this is spring break season, so there will be elevated crowds at the parks! Hop over to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar to get an idea of crowd levels.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 5, 2018 at 1:55 a.m. Renée Says...

Going for my birthday on 9/11!!! So excited!!

I grew up going and miss it. I’m so happy that the haunted mansion will have the nightmare before Christmas up and running!!

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Jul 4, 2018 at 8:55 a.m. Micah Says...

Hi! We're hoping to drop in on the 18&19th of August! Are we crazy?! Curious about the passholder's bring a friend deal that's running right now. It seems like there are some passholder's block out dates that have been opened up. Those days look decent on your calendar, (thanks btw) but will this change the estimated crowds? Also on a 5-6/10 day, I didn't come across a key that says average wait times for the big attractions (radiator springs racers, mission breakout, space mountain), how do those times look on average? thanks for any info!!!

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Jul 6, 2018 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Micah!

We can't estimate your wait times, because those depend on a variety of unpredictable factors. However, it's safe to assume that those bring-a-friend passholder dates will cause the parks to be busier.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 1, 2018 at 12:45 a.m. Kristin Says...

We are trying to decide between the week of August 13 or August 20. We are looking for the less crowded of the 2. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristin,

According to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, it looks like those two weeks will be about the same in terms of crowd. However, most families will be back at school and work from summer vacation during the week of August 20, so you might encounter even less crowds then!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 27, 2018 at 6:21 p.m. Amy Lembke Says...

We went the last week of March. While it was busy, the fast pass was fantastic and a huge help. Had a blast!

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Jun 26, 2018 at 5:34 a.m. Adam Hyndman Says...

Going Thanksgiving week. Which day is the least crowded

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Jun 25, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. Betty Says...

Hi, I’m planning on going September 5th and 6th. Would it be too crowded then? Also will a lot of rides be closed do to Halloween time starting on the 7th?

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Jun 25, 2018 at 1:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Betty,

It shouldn't be too crowded then. Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain will reopen on Sept. 7 with their holiday overlays. Keep checking this post as your trip gets closer to see which attractions will be closed!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 24, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Becca Says...

We were planning on going to Disneyland August 28-30. Now I'm wondering if I should reschedule the trip to mid September. I really want to avoid heavy crowds and am worried the Pixar fest and bring a friend will increase crowds significantly. Should I reschedule to mid September?

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Jun 25, 2018 at 10:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becca,

Aug. 28-30 is actually predicted to be a fairly less busy time! Depending on when in mid-September, it'll also be less crowded, as well. Hop over to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar to see predicted crowd levels!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 23, 2018 at 7:53 p.m. Alexis Says...

Hi there! Planning on visiting Disneyland only on January 9th or 10th of 2019... would that be considered a "safe" time? The week after new years?

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Jun 25, 2018 at 10:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alexis,

Keep in mind that the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend takes place Jan. 9-13, so you'll need to be strategic in order to beat the crowds this event brings!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 22, 2018 at 12:57 a.m. Ruben Says...

We'll be going to DL and CA August 15th and 16th, which is a Wednesday and a Thursday this year. I know it's the week before passholders are let back in, as well as the week LA County schools are back in session. With the Bring a Friend promotion going on, do you see heavier than normal crowds for these dates? Great site by the way!

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Jun 23, 2018 at 12:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ruben!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for our insight on how busy we anticipate the parks being.

Hoppy planning!

Leap

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Jun 21, 2018 at 7:12 a.m. Mag Says...

I would like to watch the Fantasmic fireworks @ Disneyland Anaheim but read that it is scheduled on Fri, Sat, Sun & PH evening during off-peak season. Is 8 Nov 2018 (Thu) considered off-peak. Or should I visit on 4 Nov 2018 (Sun)?

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Jun 21, 2018 at 3:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mag,

It's a tough call! Holiday time is likely to start Nov. 9, but it could possibly start on the 8th. Sunday is the sure bet that it will be operating.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. Staci CA Says...

Very helpful article.

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Jun 10, 2018 at 3:11 p.m. Jessica Says...

I'm seeking some clarification. Under the worst times to go to disney for 2019 you have easter listed, but on the crowd calendar it's marked at yellow. I'm trying to figure out a sane disney trip for spring 2019. I was hoping to fly in on Easter Sunday and spend the week, but i cant tell if that's a super crazy time or not. thank you!!!

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Jul 3, 2018 at 5:23 p.m. Stacey Says...

I just booked the same trip :)

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Jun 12, 2018 at 3:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Easter break can bring in crowds because of the time off from school and work. If you're flying in on Easter Sunday and spending the week after at the parks, then you should be okay! Our crowd levels are predicted around a 4, which isn't too crowded.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 29, 2018 at 9:22 p.m. Yadira Says...

My husband and I will be visiting Disneyland in October 11 & 12. Can you give us an estimate of the crowds during those days? The 12th we will hopefully attend to the Mickey's Halloween Party, how crowded does this event get?

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May 30, 2018 at 9:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yadira!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for our best idea of how busy the parks will be. Mickey's Halloween is a separately (and limited) ticketed event, so it shouldn't get too crowded. Lines are typically pretty short!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 27, 2018 at 10:46 p.m. Alyssa Says...

I am looking at going to Disneyland in September 2019 after the opening of Star Wars Land. I also don’t want to miss out on my favorite rides!! Do you think the week after Labor Day or the last week in September would be best?

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May 29, 2018 at 3:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyssa,

A couple of rides (Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain) are usually closed for their holiday overlay installation during a part of September. They reopen for the start of Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort (starting Sept. 7), so if you want to be able to experience those rides, then we suggest planning to visit then!

Keep hopping!

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May 27, 2018 at 5:13 a.m. Jamie Says...

We are going to Disneyland in CA November 11-14 which is a Sunday through Wednesday. I know it’s really crazy the week of Thanksgiving but this will be the week before. Can you give me an estimate of how crowded it will be and the wait times for rides? Did we pick a good time or bad time to go?

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May 29, 2018 at 3:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie,

You'll be visiting the week before Thanksgiving, so you'll beat most of the holiday crowds. You should enjoy moderate crowds according to our Crowd Calendar!

Keep hopping!

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Jul 22, 2018 at 5:35 p.m. Mika Says...

We are also planning to visit DL and DCA Nov 11-14/18. We're expecting Veterans Day to be very crowded, but what about Monday, Nov 12? That's the day that Veterans Day is observed, making it a 3 day weekend. The Crowd calendar indicates that it will be a 6/10, but should we expect it to be a little busier? I have read that Disneyland could reach capacity on these days, but I have also read that it is a great time to visit.

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mika!

Don't worry, our Crowd Calendar factors in holidays, events, school breaks and more. The 6/10 rating is our best estimate, even considering it is the day after Veterans Day. Disneyland typically only reaches capacity on bigger holidays such as 4th of July, Christmas etc.

Keep hopping!

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May 23, 2018 at 3:40 a.m. Hobbes Says...

We have found July 5th and the next several days are surprisingly slow (avg 30 min waits). We are looking at going July 5th- 9th next year.

Is it looking like Star Wars: Galaxy Edge will be open by then? I am afraid what that might do this historical slower time.

Any predictions? Insights?

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May 23, 2018 at 3 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hobbes!

That's a great question. We haven't quite gotten to July 2019 on our Crowd Calendar (check back soon!) but it was just announced that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be opening next summer, so it will likely increase crowds.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 22, 2018 at 2:53 a.m. Grayson Says...

Does any one have a rough guesstimate of how much Disneyland will be in March 2019

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May 22, 2018 at 2:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Grayson,

It's too early to tell right now. Stay tuned!

Keep hopping!

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May 17, 2018 at 5:11 a.m. Megan Clark Says...

Very interesting on how these two parks differ in crowd fluctuations- TSM

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May 16, 2018 at 8:38 p.m. Angela Says...

So grateful for the crowd calendar... and we'll never consider going into the parks on a red day again!

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May 16, 2018 at 4:14 a.m. Stacey Says...

Disney parks are the very best way to share magic with family and friends! Undercover tourist helps to make all the magic possible!

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May 16, 2018 at 1:13 a.m. Pari Kim Says...

I really want to go to Disneyland right this second!!!!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:46 p.m. meggie12 Says...

I find the crowd calendars very helpful! We don't plan a Disney trip without consulting them first.

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May 15, 2018 at 9:31 p.m. Gina Roberts Says...

I would love to finally see the park that Walt Disney the man walked and personally oversaw every aspect!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:28 p.m. Brian Drew Says...

very cool!!! good luck to everyone!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:18 p.m. Michelle Daley Says...

Can't wait to go!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:17 p.m. Evie Morissette Says...

it's the best to check the crowds and plan ahead!! thank you so much!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:13 p.m. Grat Says...

amazing

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May 15, 2018 at 9:07 p.m. Boomatt Says...

Going to Disneyland would be like a pilgrimage for me!!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:07 p.m. paul Says...

Great blog! Thx!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:07 p.m. sebastian Says...

Good info, can't wait to visit it next month!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:05 p.m. Mary Jane Wolf Says...

Going in July can’t wait!

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May 15, 2018 at 9:05 p.m. Kassandra Ramos Says...

Ive never been to disney land, but id love to see sleeping beautys castle !

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