Best time to visit California


Try avoiding busy weekends and school holidays to enjoy shorter queues in the day full of rides and fun

Disneyland in California - Best Time
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© Albert Lam

Disneyland draws millions of visitors of all ages annually. Everyone from a child to a granny wants to experience the magic of the park. Here you can enjoy over 50 rides like Splash Mountain and Space Mountain.

Well, it feels much better getting on a ride without hours of waiting in a queue. Though, there are some drawbacks during the off-season. Some of the Disneyland rides can be closed for refurbishment and the park closes earlier than usual, but the waiting time is shorter.

Paradise Bay
Paradise Bay

There are a few time periods throughout a year when crowds are thinner and queues are shorter. After the Christmas Season is over, roughly from mid-January, there are fewer visitors to the Resort for about two months. Mid-March to mid-April is a spring break, so kids take over the place, thus, we recommend avoiding this time. May through July weekends are usually fully packed.

Disneyland Toontown
Disneyland Toontown

August–October would be a good choice, especially when it gets a bit colder outside. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in the Disneyland promise endless queues, so we suggest avoiding those as well. All in all, early spring and early fall would be the best times to get on the rides and make new memories!

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