You may be asking yourself when is the best time to visit Disneyland. The truth is it can be hard to choose the best time to go to Disneyland because with different celebrations happening throughout the year, it’s always a good time to visit. We turned to our friends at Get Away Today to get the details on the best time to go to Disneyland, depending on your interests.
Whether it’s seasonal celebrations you’re after, or you want to try to visit Disneyland when crowds are smaller, we have some insight for you!
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During this month, you can catch the tail-end of the Holiday celebrations at Disneyland Resort. Ring in the New Year and the lingering decor, treats and overlays that help commemorate winter holidays.
This is a popular time at the Resort since the holiday celebrations and New Year’s Eve fireworks are still at the Resort. At the end of January, Lunar New Year kicks off at Disneyland, offering limited-time parades, food and more.
Lunar New Year continues into the first couple of weeks of February so you can soak up the cultural celebrations nearly right up until Valentine’s Day. Once February 14 hits you’ll find love-themed overlays throughout the Resort.
The Disneyland Food and Wine Festival typically begins in March, and crowds can pick up because various schools start Spring Break vacations.
Be prepared for occasional rainy days, which are some of the best times to go to Disneyland! Many annual passholders avoid the Parks on rain days, making a little more room for those who are traveling to Disneyland from afar.
Be mindful of Spring Break vacations and higher attendance in the Resort. If you’re in Disneyland during April, you can still feast on flavors from California during the Food and Wine Festival. It typically wraps up mid-April before Spring Break trips are at their peak. Disneyland also usually offers some Easter-related festivities, including egg hunts and overlays.
On select dates throughout May, Grad Nites are celebrated in Disneyland. Look for more crowds during this time, especially with Memorial Day at the end of the month.
Grad Nites tend to continue into June, and Disneyland Resort will begin firework shows to kick off summer months. As schools let out, crowds might tend to be bigger beginning in June and continuing through the summer.
Did you know Disneyland Resort celebrates both the Fourth of July and its own birthday in July?! It is such a fun time to visit the Resort and enjoy parades, fireworks and limited-run shows (summer 2019 it’s Tale of the Lion King in Disney California Adventure Park).
Every other year, a huge Disney convention known as the D23 Expo is hosted in Disneyland. Check the Resort calendar to see if this applies to your visit! It can affect crowds and hotel reservations.
Halloween Time begins in early-to-mid-September each year. Both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will transform with family-friendly themed overlays, and will offer seasonal treats and experiences to celebrate Halloween.
This is a hugely popular time of year, as guests love to celebrate Halloween with a Disney twist. Also beginning in September is a separately-ticketed Halloween party. Beginning in 2019, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will be hosted in Disney California Adventure Park September 17 – October 31.
Halloween Time is still in full-swing until October 31 each year. You’ll see Disney Characters in costume, and will likely encounter a number of Disney Villains throughout the Parks.
Rides and attractions will continue to offer limited-time overlays, such as the entire town of Radiator Springs turning into Radiator Screams. Enjoy seasonal food and music throughout the Resort, as well as the continuation of Oogie Boogie Bash until October 31.
Once Halloween Time wraps up, the Holidays at Disneyland begin mid-November. Festive overlays will replace all things spooky, and food offerings throughout the Parks will reflect the spirit of the season.
As Holidays at Disneyland hit their stride near the end of the month, Disneyland Resort is at one of its most festive times. This is such a magical time of year for many guests and they love to spend their holidays celebrating with Disney.
So the Best Time to go to Disneyland? – Now!
Now that you have some insight regarding the seasonal celebrations in Disneyland Resort, you should be able to pick the best time to go!
Keep in mind that with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland Park this year, Disney prepared for a big upswing in crowds. However, now is a great time to go to Disneyland!
If you have been considering a last-minute visit, don’t hesitate! Many guests might wait until 2020 to travel to Disneyland since information about the second ride in Galaxy’s Edge was just released.
There’s currently one ride and a number of amazing experiences in Galaxy’s Edge; the second ride opens in January 2020 so guests might wait in order to be able to get the total Star Wars experience then.
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