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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    WHYYY It’s so bad.

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    It’s a Tuesday why is the park so damn packed like if it was a Saturday?

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    When will it ever be a good time to plan a trip to Disneyland? It seems to get more crowded every year. There used to be lovely off-season and we would plan our yearly visit then, and take the kids out of school. Now it’s packed year-round.

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    Not worth the effort, Radiator Springs had a wait time of 150 minutes when we left. Which was around 2:30 PM on a Wednesday. Space Mountain Haunted Mansion and Pirates had an average wait time of 90 minutes. Even Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train in Bugs Land had a abnormal wait time of 20 minutes.

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    Yesterday Oct 11 2016 (Tuesday) was one of the most crowded days I have seen in several hundred days I’ve spent in the parks – totally unexpected. At noon the view from the monorail showed long lines to get into the esplanade from Downtown Disney and at the ticket booths. Disney reportedly raised prices of same day tickets to Disneyland park to discourage entry and employees were also saying they didn’t expect the crowds that day. I’ve only seen it that crowded on leap day and on days of the candlelight processional (but I don’t usually go summer or holidays.) This on a random Tuesday in October. Yes, it was a day between Halloween parties — but does anyone have any idea why it was so crazy full? Half hour wait for Small World at 10:30 pm?!!!! (Half an hour before closing.)

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    Hey, It’s DEFINITELY NOT ALRIGHT

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    The worst crowd I’ve ever seen. I think Disneyland let’s to many people in…fire hazand. Over 95 minute wait for rides. Is this really worth the admission…I think not.

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    Forget about it. Sea of crying children

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    went to halloween night. Way too overpriced for what it is (typical disney) and way way way too crowded. I purposely picked Wed ( not sold out). Crowd was forecasted to be hey it’s alright, but was hard to move around. I got there around 3:30pm into parking lot. IT was about 4: 30 by the time entered the park- after took the tram from parking, got in through security and through lines to get into park. Then just more lines from there. Did not get to see all the characters – which my little kids would like to do – due to too hard to move around the park.

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    Well, we are no cheap tourists. We go to Disneyland once a year and drop around $8000.00 for our trip, including airfare, hotel, transportation and passes. We spend a lot of money in the parks too. It’s just very hard to spend so much money on a once a year vacation, and be in line with folks who come every week and talk through all the rides. I don’t hate the passholders – all the ones I’ve encountered have been very helpful. I just wish there was a nice off-season like there used to be. The past few years, that has disappeared. And Disneyland is for EVERYONE, not just the locals. 🙂

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