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Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2022 and 2023

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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 better times to visit Disneyland than others. In this post, we're outlining the best times to visit Disneyland in 2022 and 2023.

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Planning the Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2022

We'd be toadally remiss if we didn't talk about the biggest changes coming out of 2020 — and that the new theme park reservation system, which comes with some capacity limitations.

Many days sell out, but even so, there are more crowded days than others. While we do have years of experience and data collection under our belt, there are many more factors at play that put us in new territory when making our predictions. The good news is that there are many encouraging signs that things are heading back to "normal" in the parks, including the return of World of Color, Fantasmic! and the Main Street Electrical Parade. And guess what else? Traditional character meet and greets have returned as of April 18. Hooray for hugs!

With so many locals at Disneyland, who have a bigger influence on crowds than at Disney World, we knew crowds would return to Disneyland after its reopening — and boy, did they ever! Couple those locals with pent-up travel demand across the world, and Disneyland is set up for a hoppin' 2022 and beyond. (We will talk more below about Magic Key holders and how they influence crowds.)

Best Time to Visit Disneyland - Cars Land Group

For the foreseeable future, capacity limits are in place using a reservation system, likely for some time; while it helps to limit capacity, it also makes getting into the parks more challenging. We've taken that into account when adjusting our Crowd Calendar. Keep hopping back because we will continue to update both this post and our Crowd Calendar as we learn more!

Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2022 - Avengers Campus HQ

Avengers Campus made its epic debut June 4, 2021, which played a part in Disneyland's busy summer, fall and winter in 2021. But as we look into 2022 and 2023, there will be some sweet spots to time your visit if you're looking for the least busy time to hop into the parks.

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

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

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

If the answer is yes to one or both of these questions, there will be bigger crowds. 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. The spring breaks at major universities in California also influence crowd levels, making the second half of March the peak of spring break.

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 you don't see your particular dates discussed below, leap down to the comments. We frogs — and some of the 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 Magic Morning, are temporarily unavailable, but expected to return in summer 2022. FASTPASS and MaxPass have been officially retired and replaced with the paid Genie+ system. 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 120 days in advance (or 90 days for Magic Key holders).

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 (now Magic Key holders).

One of the biggest changes to occur during the Disneyland closure was the cancellation of all annual passes. The Magic Key passholder program has debuted, though Magic Key holders still need to make a park reservation to enter the parks, and their availability calendar is also limited. Depending on the type of pass they have, Magic Key holders might find themselves blocked out of the park on certain days or weeks, particularly those times that are especially popular with tourists — namely summer, spring break and holidays.

The Disneyland blockout calendar provides a fairly good idea of the very busiest dates of the year because those are the times when most Magic Key holders (especially for the more affordable passes such as Imagine and Enchant Keys) are not allowed to enter the parks. For example, during most of June through mid-August, certain Key holders are typically blocked from entering at least one or both parks, a strong sign that there will be tourists! One important thing to keep in mind in the future: Crowds are higher right after major blockout periods.

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Even if the park capacity is the same each day, Magic Key holders influence the park crowds. During school days and workdays, Magic Key Holders might visit the park for just the morning or just the evening, making the park seem less crowded than a Saturday or holiday, when many more people arrive early and stay all day long, making the park feel more crowded.

Outside of the Magic Key holders, other limited-time local promotions can influence crowds for certain periods of time. When Disneyland offers special ticketing promos for California residents or Southern California residents, more locals flock to the parks. That can make it hard to predict crowd levels as it attracts more guests during typically quieter times. As the promo end dates draw near, everyone rushes in to use the tickets before they expire. Undercover Tourist typically offers these same promo tickets for an even steeper discount than the parks, so our Disneyland ticketing page can offer insight as to promo dates when available.

A more recent crowd forecaster is Disneyland's 1-Day Ticket Availability 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.

Another factor that has more influence on crowds at Disneyland than at Disney World is 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 is planned for Sept. 9 to 11, 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 2022 and 2023 on the calendar — you'll see those reflected on the Crowd Calendar as soon as they are announced, so keep hopping back! Our Crowd Calendars also offer a look at the weather at Disneyland so you can pack accordingly for that May Gray and June Gloom :) )

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 2022

Here are the days we expect to be the busiest at Disneyland in 2022 and 2023.

  • Jan. 1-9, 2022
  • MLK Jr. Day - Jan. 14-17, 2022
  • Presidents Day - Feb. 18-21, 2022
  • Spring break and Easter - March 12 to April 18, 2022 (elevated crowds March 5 to April 24, 2022)
  • Weekends and Grad Nite dates in May
  • June 4 to Aug. 21, 2022
  • Oct. 1-15, 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

Expected Busiest Days at Disneyland in 2023

  • Jan. 1-8, 2023
  • MLK Jr. Day - Jan. 13-16, 2023
  • Presidents Day - Feb. 17-20, 2023
  • Spring break and Easter - March 10 to April 16, 2023 (elevated crowds March 4 to April 21, 2023)
  • Weekends and Grad Nite dates in May
  • June 3 - Aug. 21, 2023
  • Oct. 1-14, 2022
  • The week of Thanksgiving - Nov. 20-26, 2023
  • Christmas week through the second week of the New Year - Dec. 18, 2023 - Jan. 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. 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. 5, 2022 and Sept. 4, 2023
  • Yom Kippur (when it falls on a weekday) - Oct. 5, 2022 and Sept. 24, 2023
  • Columbus Day (elevated crowds that week) - Oct. 10, 2022 and Oct. 9, 2023
  • Utah and Arizona fall breaks from late September through mid-October
  • Veterans Day (and Veterans Day Observed) -  Nov. 11, 2022 and 2023
  • Memorial Day - May 30, 2022 and May 29, 2023
  • Disneyland's anniversary - July 17, 2022 and 2023

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2021 and 2022 - Small World Exterior

Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2022

While these are traditionally the best times to visit Disneyland, we expect higher crowds than usual around these times now that the parks are open and each day sells out!

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, weekdays are less crowded, but only weekends include fireworks, so take that into consideration as well.

  • 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 5, 2022)
  • April 25-29, 2022
  • Weekdays in May (except for Grad Nites)
  • Weekends during the last two weeks of August
  • The first week of September; Tuesdays through Thursdays for the second half 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 2023

  • 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, 2023)
  • April 21-28, 2023
  • 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

Avoiding Early Park Closures Due to After-Hours Parties

Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2022 - 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 time to visit. Here are the most common causes of early park closure:

These after-hours parties can cause the park to close earlier than usual. If you look forward to an evening at Disneyland with all the nighttime entertainment, then avoid visiting these days unless you have a party ticket. Otherwise, your fun may be cut short, and you may not get the most out of your visit for your money. Since Disneyland hours are generally released only up to six weeks in advance, keep an eye out for news of parties and note any upcoming dates to avoid (or to buy a ticket for). You can look to our linked posts for upcoming events or for guidance on predicting the next season's shenanigans.

Ta-da! There it is — the best time to visit Disneyland in 2022 and 2023! Don't froget that you can purchase discount Disneyland tickets from your favorite frogs! Ribbit!

Related: 40 Tips to Maximize Your Time at Disneyland

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Jan 30, 2019 at 8:57 a.m. Al Says...

Thank you for the great info!

We plan on visiting last week of March 2019, during spring break. We noticed most LA schools have spring breaks in April. Does this mean the crowds may be smaller?

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Jan 30, 2019 at 12:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Al,

Hoppy to do so! March is still during "spring break season" throughout the country, and Easter falls towards the end of the month as well, so crowds may still be elevated during that time.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 29, 2019 at 9:02 p.m. Mari Says...

Do you know what’s going on last week of June? Disney hotels price higher and sold out.

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Jan 29, 2019 at 3:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mari!

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is expected to open in late June, though an exact opening date hasn't been released just yet. Lots of froggy fans will be hopping in to see it!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 28, 2019 at 3:32 a.m. Norma Says...

Hello there - we are planning to come to Disneyland Sunday, May 5th to Friday May 10th. Originally had May 11th booked and then we heard it was Grad Night and her some pretty horrific stories about crowds of rude teenagers and very crowded. We have noticed that Sunday May 5th is Bat Day which I understand is Goth Day. Can you tell me what the crowds have been in the past years. I also hear that Disneyland is not supporting Bat Day this year and that there will be no hotel discounts and no special events in the park - do you think that will make a difference to the crowds. I have not changed our flights yet to arrive on the 4th and leave on the 11th can you reply asap. Thank you

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Jan 30, 2019 at 9:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Norma,

The way Grad Nite works is that schools take seniors to Disneyland. Some schools are in the parks throughout the day and then at about 10 p.m. all Grad Nite kids go into a private party at California Adventure as the park closes to the public, and they have the park to themselves for a private party. We have been there and seen increased daytime crowds compared to usual for that time of year, but not excessive crowds and haven’t witnessed any negative behavior. The 2019 Disneyland Resort Grad Nite Dates are: May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, and 31. June 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 14.

Goth Day should not affect crowds too badly. It is May the 4th, Star Wars Day, so you may see people dressed in Star Wars-inspired clothes, as well.

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Jan 23, 2019 at 9:52 p.m. Laura Says...

We are planning a trip in the summer of 2020. Would you recommend the 2nd/3rd week of June or the 1st/2nd week of August? We are driving out from Illinois to enjoy the scenery along the way so we will have flexibility. Thanks!!

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Jan 24, 2019 at 4:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

Although we don't know yet when Star Wars land will open, it's more likely to be open by the first or second of August. The Deluxe Annual passholder blockouts for Disneyland Park begin June 21, which is a strong indicator. So it really depends on whether that is something you want a good shot of experiencing or whether you'd rather avoid it.

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Jan 23, 2019 at 2:11 p.m. Anonymous Disneyland Visitor since 1957 Says...

I'm going one last time before Star Wars land opens. That will be the LAST time I go to Disneyland. Walt would roll in his grave if he knew that booze was going to be introduced in his "family park," and a "war" franchise inserted into the park.

I've spoke to many of the "cast members" and quite a few are "retiring" rather than deal with the chaos that will ensue when the new "land" opens.

What the Disney Corporation should have done was to configure Cali Adventure for the various movie franchises. It woudn't have been as jarring.

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Jan 23, 2019 at 2:39 a.m. Maria Says...

What will be busier, early june (grad nites) or July after galaxy edge opens?

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Jan 23, 2019 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

We'd recommend early June in terms of crowd levels, as the opening of Galaxy's Edge is sure to bring a ton of fans hopping in!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:01 p.m. Stacey Says...

When are you going to update your crowd calendar for the week after Easter? This is the only crowd calendar that isn't showing elevated crowds this week

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Jan 25, 2019 at 10:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey,

It is updated! Please hop over and check it out ;)

Keep hopping!

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Jan 22, 2019 at 7:51 p.m. Megan Says...

Hi! Based on reading that early Feb. 2019 would be less busy, we booked our trip to be at Disneyland Feb. 4-7 2019. Talked to a cast member last night about one of our reservations and he said it will be very busy and all 3 Disney park hotels are full. Do you know why the park will be so busy? (I know Chinese New Year celebrates to March and there are ride closures during that time. Even read elsewhere that Main Street is closed for repairs and no fireworks during the week.)

Also, do you have any tips for navigating the crowds with a 6yr and a 1.5yr old? (We won’t be doing any of the rides like Space Mountain or Soaring- kids like the little rides and nothing dark). Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Jan 25, 2019 at 9:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Megan,

The Disneyland official hotels are almost always full, because there is just aren't enough rooms to keep up with demand. The park should not be too full during your actual dates.

You may find this post helpful for navigating the parks with your tadpoles!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 25, 2019 at 8:50 p.m. Megan Says...

Thank you! Really appreciate the response and link!

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Jan 19, 2019 at 2:29 p.m. Carissa Says...

We are driving 16 hours from Texas for a family reunion. Unfortunately it’s during a super busy time July 1-6 of 2019. Is it still worth it to try to go. We have three small kids under the age of four.

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Jan 22, 2019 at 1:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carissa,

While it'll be busy, we think there's always room to have a toadally frogtastic time at Disneyland. Have you looked into MaxPass? That can definitely help you get a hop on the crowds for some of the busier attractions. Have a great time!

Keep hopping!

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Jan 18, 2019 at 6:06 p.m. Allison Says...

Don't tell them the secret about April. lol I love have such low crowds, nice weather and all shows running. It literally is perfect besides Christmas at Disneyland which is even more magical. If you are able take your kids out of school and go at those odd times. so worth it. I don't know of things called long lines because of this and MaxPass.

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Jan 14, 2019 at 5:41 a.m. Ale Says...

I have a question, the sleeping beauty castlle Will be closed for refurbishment from january 7 through spring, when specifically is the reopening, the same question with the fantasmic?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ale,

This information has not yet been announced.

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Jan 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Ronda Says...

We are going to be in Disneyland May 16th-19th to watch my niece perform over the weekend. I had not heard about the graduation nights. Is the weekend going to be crazy busy at that time?

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Jan 9, 2019 at 2:44 p.m. Ronda Says...

We are going to be in Disneyland May 16th-19th to watch my niece perform with her choir on the weekend. I didn't know about the grad nights. Is it going to be crazy busy during that time?

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Jan 8, 2019 at 8:46 p.m. Kim Says...

Does your 2019 crowd calendar take into account D23 August 23-25, 2019? Will the parks be overly crowded before/after the convention?

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Jan 24, 2019 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

It sure does! The parks do see an increase in crowds during that time due to the expo.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 8, 2019 at 8 a.m. Tara Says...

Hi there Love your website super helpful information on it! Planning on visiting Disneyland in September this year 2019. Originally thought around the 22nd but now might be at the beginning around the 6th. Have looked at your crowd calendar which advises should be a good time to go. Just a bit concerned about it being potentially the start of Halloween season at Disney and would like your advice on timing with that in mind. Thank you. :-)

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Jan 3, 2019 at 8:47 a.m. jessica Says...

hi, I'm planning to go to disneyland on february 5 2019 (a tuesday)- however I noticed that on that day there is Extra Magic Hour and the Magic Morning on- how much will this affect the crowds that day? Thank you.

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Jan 16, 2019 at noon FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Based on crowd levels, you should be OK. Get to the park at least a half hour before the park officially opens to regular guests.

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Dec 30, 2018 at 3:49 p.m. Christy McDonald Says...

Hey! We were considering a visit to DL for a few days just prior and after New Years 2019/2020. If we avoided the park on NYE & New Years Day, what kind of crowds? We go to WDW yearly and wanted to do something different. I looked @ the crowd predictor but was wondering if it were lighter on different days around that time. Thanks for your help!!!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 10:42 a.m. Jamison Says...

We will be going Monday March 18th and didn't see that on the crowd calendar and was wondering how busy it might be

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Jan 15, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. Kevin Says...

We went this year on New Years Day and had a great time. Hit rope drop people were sleeping in from the night before and crowds were quite low in the morning. They were not bad the rest of the day either.

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Dec 29, 2018 at 10 p.m. Virginia Says...

Going to see my daughter at Disneyland. She works there. Planned 2019 September 9? I hope I have time with her since stars wars will be up. Thought about changing it to early spring???

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Dec 28, 2018 at 3:48 p.m. Nicole Says...

We have booked a short trip for the first week of July 2019 because we will already be in the area. Now I’m worried about the crowds for Star Wars land and thinking we should cancel. We aren’t fans so wouldn’t be going into that new area but I’m worried about waits to just get into the park. I booked airfare yesterday and have until 8pm tonight to cancel....maybe waiting until 2020 would be better?

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Dec 29, 2018 at 6:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicole,

It's a tough call! The opening date has not yet been announced, so it's hard to definitively say at this point. Let us know what you decide.

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Dec 28, 2018 at 2:49 a.m. Elaine Says...

I love your Crowd Calendar! I was surprised to see that MLK weekend will have only moderate crowds (except that Monday). That seems counter-intuitive. Can you explain? Thanks so much!

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Dec 30, 2018 at 7:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elaine,

Good catch! We've adjusted Saturday and Sunday up a level!

Keep hopping!

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Dec 26, 2018 at 5:18 a.m. Emilie Thomas Says...

Going January 31st- feb 3rd 2019.

Crowds? Advice?

Been to WDW over 20 times and worked there, never been to Disneyland

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Dec 27, 2018 at 1:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emilie,

Check out our Crowd Calendar — this should be a great time to go!

Keep hopping!

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Dec 24, 2018 at 4:04 a.m. Albert Says...

Planning on going in March 2019 for spring break. How crowded will it be and how is the weather?

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Dec 21, 2018 at 4:40 a.m. Ev Says...

Will tomorrow be absolutely horrendous at Disneyland.? Won't it be the least crowdwd date of the next 2 weeks? Alot of people still have to work. Won't the next two weeks be much worse?

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Dec 18, 2018 at 8:01 p.m. Angela Says...

So, we have a trip booked for the first week in May. My kids are still in school, but it's near the end of the year and the crowds look okay. However, we've had some sick kids and were thinking of adjusting our dates to the second week in June so they don't miss any more school. What are the odds that Star Wars Land will be open then? We really don't want to be there when the crowds pour in, so we're trying to avoid that. I know June will be busier than May, just wondering if it'll be a huge difference in crowd size.

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Dec 19, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela!

We totally understand. Unfortunately, it's tough to estimate when exactly Star Wars Land will be opening, but we promise to update this post as soon as we know!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 6, 2018 at 8:28 a.m. Jeanine Says...

Hoping for some expert advice! We have been planning a Disneyland vacation for mid August, around the time school starts again. My son is a Star Wars enthusiast, so we have been looking forward to the new land. However, the new spring ticket prices are so good, we've been considering going in early May instead. Also not sure if the August weather will be too hot for two young kids or if the Galaxy's Edge lines will still be super long. (One hour wait is OK, three hours not so much.) What do you think?

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Dec 6, 2018 at 12:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeanine!

With Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge coming "summer 2019", it's safe to say lines will still be pretty crazy in August. MaxPass may help with this, but it's tough to say quite yet. Weather in August is warm, but super enjoyable! Unless your son is a die-hard fan, we recommend hopping on those spring ticket prices and saving Star Wars for a later trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 2, 2018 at 5:47 a.m. Deitra Pawley Says...

I would love to go to Disneyland for my birthday February 4th how are the weekends and does weather affect crowds. This is just a wish,

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Dec 3, 2018 at 8:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deitra!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts this is a great time to visit with only moderate crowds!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 25, 2018 at 6:53 p.m. Kristy Says...

Hello! we’ve been to Disney World several times but we’re going to California for the first time. Unfortunately, we will only have 1 day for Disneyland but there is some flexibility in our dates during the last week of May. I’ve seen that weekdays are good but also that Grad Nights pack the park (weeknights). Which dates would you recommend between 5/25-5/31? How much should grad night deter us?

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Nov 28, 2018 at 12:03 a.m. Alli Says...

We went early May this past spring and there were crazy amounts of school groups and grad night... it was absolutely brutal. The one Friday it was elbow to elbow everywhere, we had a hopper pass and literally got on probably 6 rides the entire darn day. To note, we are seasoned Disney-goers and this really felt unsafe and chaotic. My opinion :)

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Nov 27, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristy!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like the 27-29 are great options :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 16, 2018 at 4:02 p.m. Amanda Says...

What are the crowds like the week after Thanksgiving. Looking at Nov 24-Nov 30 2019.

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Nov 29, 2018 at 5:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

Historically, the week after Thanksgiving hasn't been too bad. However, next year, we may need to take into consideration the opening of Star Wars Land. Check out our Crowd Calendar in a couple days for our November 2019 predictions.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 15, 2018 at 6:54 a.m. Amber Thomas Says...

Hi there! We are going to Disneyland on February 4rd 2019 thru February 7th 2019. I didn't realize that the Lunar New Year festival would be going on during that time. Will this festival make the parks crowded? We specifically chose this week because in the past it wasn't crowded during that time but I don't remember the festival going on either. Thank you!

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Nov 29, 2018 at 5:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber!

No worries! Our Crowd Calendar still predicts moderate crowds, so it should be super enjoyable!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 5:41 p.m. Lesley Says...

I’m confused with the week of Thanksgiving. The peak days say Nov 16-24, but Thanksgiving is on the 28th next year. Will the week of the 18th still be peak?

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Dec 3, 2018 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lesley!

Thanks for catching that! We're adjusting now :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2018 at 9:09 a.m. Andrew Says...

Im visiting Disneyland about late april with my family. I was wondering how busy it will be. Our first time to the US.

We are Aussies and dont know what to expect.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andrew!

You can always check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like that's a great time to visit! The parks shouldn't be too crowded at all.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 11, 2018 at 6:10 a.m. Keltie B Says...

Hi there,

What are your thoughts on a quick two day visit December 20th and December 21st? Will we miss the Christmas rush?

Thanks!

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Nov 12, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Keltie!

Great question. Our Crowd Calendar predicts a 7/10 in terms of crowds, which is busy, but before the major Christmas rush with 10/10 crowds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 6, 2018 at 5:40 a.m. Kel Says...

I love the information you provide! What are your thoughts on visiting Disneyland February 26-28, 2019? Will we miss the Presidents Day crowds? Thank you!!

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Nov 6, 2018 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kel!

You're in luck - our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds these days. Looks like you'll miss the holiday weekend craziness!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 3, 2018 at 7:52 p.m. Paula Says...

When will tickets go on sale for 2019?

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paula!

Very soon! Keep an eye out, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 8:13 p.m. Mackenzie Says...

What do you think the crowds will be like in April and May prior to Star Wars Land opening? We are planning our trip for week before Easter and we are hoping people will be holding out their trips until Star Wars Land opens.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mackenzie!

We'll be updating this post with our best strategies and recommendations once the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has been confirmed. If Star Wars isn't a priority for you, visiting before the new area opens is a GREAT idea to avoid crowds.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2018 at 8:09 p.m. Mackenzie Says...

How do you think the parks crowds will be impacted April and May before the opening of Star Wars Land? We're going to be visiting in the middle of April and we are hoping a lot of people will be waiting to make their trip until June.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mackenzie!

We'll be updating this post with our best strategy once the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening date has been confirmed :) Planning on visiting prior to the opening is a great idea to avoid crowds if Star Wars doesn't interest you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2018 at 4:14 p.m. Kate Says...

My brother, sister and I are planning a Disneyland trip (3-4 days) December 1-5, but hotels are a nightmare if you don’t want to spend 300 a night. Seems Dec 3-4 is a part of that. Hanukkah is Dec 3, so maybe more people because of that, but the crowd calendar says 6/10. Wondering if something else is impacting hotels?

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kate!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts an average crowd level of 5/10 during these dates, likely due to guests wanting to check out all of the holiday celebrations! Try checking out our discounted hotel options for good deals :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2018 at 3:18 a.m. Kay Says...

Hello DisneyLovers!

I am visiting Friday November 2nd, 2018. The crowd tracker says “Hey, It’s Alright” but how alright? :) haha

Thank you!!

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Oct 25, 2018 at 5:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kay!

As our Crowd Calendar shows, Nov. 2 will have moderate crowds, meaning things should be only slightly busy with average waits.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 24, 2018 at 5:26 a.m. Lupe Says...

were wanting to go Dec 15-19 last time we went it was standing in line 1 hour. I told my grandchildren disney land was teaching us to be patient. However my husband can not stand for long periods of standing . so whats the anticipation of the park??

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Oct 25, 2018 at 8:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lupe!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds for this week. Wait times shouldn't be too bad!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 18, 2018 at 4:31 a.m. Miya Says...

Hi can you tell me what the crowd would be like Oct 19th it's a friday but I see it's the Utah convention? What does that mean?

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Oct 18, 2018 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Miya!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts the parks will be moderately busy this day. The Utah Convention is just an event that brings in more people, but don't worry! This has been factored into our crowd predictions :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 17, 2018 at 4:08 a.m. Vanessa Says...

Hi!

Will be visiting Nov 14&15 - one day each at DL and DCA. Which park for which day is best? Or does it matter much?!

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Oct 17, 2018 at 9:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa!

It shouldn't make too much of a difference, but you can check out our Crowd Calendar for the best hours and how busy each park will be :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 16, 2018 at 6:08 a.m. KDelacour Says...

Thanksgiving in 2019 will be the week of the 25th-29th, Thanksgiving day on the 28th.

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Oct 15, 2018 at 8:31 p.m. Britni Says...

Do you know if the NAMM conference that is happening at the end of January will impact park attendance?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 4:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Britni!

We factor any events like this into our Crowd Calendar predictions :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 12, 2018 at 4:58 p.m. steve Says...

Any predictions on how the opening of star wars land will effect passholders and good dates to go?

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Oct 12, 2018 at 2:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

If you have a pass with blockout dates, we predict you may be blocked out (of Disneyland Park, at least) for a bit when Star Wars Land opens. We'll keep you posted on our predicted best days to visit once a specific opening date is announced.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 9, 2018 at 7:43 p.m. Stacey Says...

So one of the worst times to go to Disneyland in 2019 is April 20-27 and one of the best weeks to go to Disneyland is the last week in April?? I'm so confused

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Oct 12, 2018 at 3:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stacey!

Thanks for the catch! The week days after Easter are expected to be a good time to visit, but the actual holiday (April 21) is likely to be busy.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 9, 2018 at 7:18 p.m. ANA Says...

Hi thank you so much for your great info. I tumbled on your page before buying tickets for our family. coz its gonna be our first time in Disney Anaheim i just wanna make sure if November 2 friday is an okay day to go? and just incase do you have an idea if the theme is already for Christmas? i really wish you could help me.. thank you in advance..

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Oct 9, 2018 at 4:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts moderate crowds on Nov. 2. Some Christmas decorations will have started to go up, but all of it may not be in place quite yet.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2018 at 7:11 p.m. Krystie Says...

This is all great info, thank you! I just found out I won a 3 day trip to Disneyland! In your opinion, when do you think would be the best time to go? I am having a hard time deciding between Halloween and Christmas. I've always wanted to see the park during the Christmas holidays. I just don't know which 3 days to go in December. Thank you!

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Oct 9, 2018 at 9:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Krystie!

OMG - LUCKY! That's amazing. We looooove Disneyland at Christmastime and toadally recommend it. Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the second week of November (weekdays) would be your best bet :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 4, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. Leeann Pham Says...

What about the crowds on Monday 1/21? I know that falls around the MLK Jr. day but it’s the last day and on a school night for locals. And I would assume people from out of town would leave town that day. Or am i just doing some hopeful wishing? Lol.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 11:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leeann!

You can check out our Crowd Calendar for details, but we still expect the park to be pretty busy.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 1:53 a.m. Manuel Says...

Hi there. I plan to visit Disneyland or DCAP this coming Friday, October 5... I will be visiting with a 7-year old... unfortunately, I won't have the luxury of an early arrival to either park and may only be there between 11am and 7pm... is there one park (over the other) that you recommend or may be a better choice? Thank you.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Manuel!

We've found that Disneyland (versus Disney California Adventure) has more lil' tadpole-friendly rides. We think you'll have a blast there! Have fun :)

Keep hopping!

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Oct 1, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Heather Says...

We are planning to visit Oct 22-24 on 2day, 1 park per day passes. Since Mickey's party is 23, we were going to visit DCA that day. My concern (question) is, will DCA be more crowded since DL won't be open the entire day?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

We wouldn't fret too much - the party shouldn't change attendance levels too drastically.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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