January has become one of the least busiest times of the year at The Happiest Place on Earth.

If you’re looking for light crowds and short lines at pretty much all the rides and attractions, it’s a great time to visit Disneyland in the month of January. The madness that is the holiday season at the park is finally over with, making way for a much less crowded Disneyland Resort. There’s some dates you may want to try to avoid, though.

Dates To Avoid

January 1- weekend – Yes, it’s finally a new year, but those pesky holiday crowds are still around for just a couple more days. The first weekend of the year is usually packed, so try to avoid it.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend – Most weekends in January are relatively peaceful, with the exception of MLK weekend. It’s a federal holiday, so lots of people will usually get a four-day weekend.

That said, MLK Day isn’t one of the busiest holidays at Disneyland, but be prepared for crowds.

January Crowd Calendar

For the forecast of crowd levels of any day in January, be sure to check out the Disneyland Crowd Forecast Calendar.

For real-time updates and information on current crowd levels and conditions at the park, check out the Disneyland Live Crowd Tracker.

Have you gone to Disneyland in January? How were the crowds? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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