Off-Season
Short lines galore, even for Space Mountain!
Best time to go
January – February
September
Shoulder Season
Avoid peak Spring Break (around Easter)
Okay time to go
March – May
October – November
Peak Season
Don't even bother going around Christmas
Worst time to go
June – August
December

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  1. 4.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Pretty busy for a Monday. Heard that all the Disney hotels are stil sold out.

  2. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Folks keep coming in and in.

  3. 4.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    -Get to the park an hour before opening. Not joking. If you plan your trip avoiding the “Yup, it’s Packed” or “Forget About It” days and utilize FastPass, where available, it should be the longest line you wait in all day and the anticipation of the park opening is enough to not make it feel too long. You can ride more rides in the first two hours than you will be able to in that much time the rest of the day. If you only choose one piece of Disneyland advice to follow, it needs to be this!

    – This goes along with my first tip. If you are parking, get there before the parking garage opens. It makes it easier to get to the turnstiles with an hour to spare before park opening. This is a must follow when driving to the parks. The garage attendants don’t mind you waiting. It also makes it quicker to load onto the trams as you will be one of the first.

    -Ride during parade times. My family calls it “Prime riding time!”

    -Utilize Toy Story Parking Lot for quicker exiting when it’s time to go home. Also, the toy story buses load much quicker than the trams, in my opinion.

    -If you are not going with younger kids but still want to enjoy Fantasyland, make that your first stop. You can ride those rides much more quickly while the park is still filling up. Later in the day, this is not usually the case. We only ride Peter Pan in the morning.

    -The line for Pirates is constantly moving. Though the line may seem really long, it actually moves much quicker than other rides in the area. You aren’t standing in one place for too long.

  4. 4.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Surprisingly not very crowded in early August. Schools are still in session and the annual passes are still blocked out, so it’s a good time to go.

  5. 4.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Very short lines!

  6. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Go when annual passes are blocked out, much less crowded!

  7. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    The park is very crowded! Way too many annual passholders!

  8. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Totally packed …small world down ..indiana down .. blue bayou was dank

  9. 4.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    For a less crowded Disneyland, go on a Saturday since annual passes are blocked out.

  10. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    September is the best time to go (after the summer season), it’s hardly ever crowded on weekdays. If you must go in the summer, go after the Grad Nite events end in the middle of June.

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