July is one of the busiest months at Disneyland. The summer season, which starts in June, is well underway by July 1st. So, along with the hotter weather, expect lines and crowds throughout the month.
Most schools in the area begin their summer breaks sometime in mid to late June, while some start summer vacation as early as May. That means there usually isn’t any relief from the big crowds in July, even on the weekdays.
The Disneyland Resort anticipates heavy summer crowds for all of July, with extended park hours for the entire month. Remember that from Memorial Day Weekend and into the end of August, it’s midnight park closings and a full entertainment lineup scheduled. In other words, be prepared. It’s going to be busy.
Dates To Avoid
4th of July Weekend – Year after year, Disneyland ranks among the top travel destinations for the 4th of July Weekend getaway. The park is typically packed throughout the weekend.
4th of July – Disneyland is usually busy on the 4th, but if you do plan on going on the holiday, try to get there as early as possible. The crowds tend to pick up in the afternoon and evening hours for the fireworks.
For the forecast of crowd levels of any day in July, 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 July? How were the crowds? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
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