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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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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!

Leap

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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!

Leap

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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.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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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.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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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!

Leap

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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!

Leap

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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!

Leap

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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!

Leap

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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.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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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.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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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.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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