August is typically yet another busy month at Disneyland. As in June and July, it’s officially still the summer season at the park. So, along with the warm weather, long lines and crowds should be expected.

Keep in mind that most schools in the area are still out for summer break for most of the month. Some will get back in session in late August, while others wait until after Labor Day in September.

The Disneyland Resort anticipates summer crowds throughout August, with a slight dip in attendance expected on the last week (before Labor Day weekend). With the exception of those last weekdays in August, it’s extended park hours and a full entertainment lineup scheduled for the entire month, so be prepared.

Dates To Avoid

Fridays – Friday is usually one of the busier days of the week, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Arrive as early as you can.

Weekends – Saturdays and Sundays are usually crowded as well, although there’s little relief from the crowds even on weekdays during the summer.

If you must go in August, aim for late in the month. Otherwise, wait until after Labor Day, as the summer season crowds will be gone by then.

August Crowd Calendar

For the forecast of crowd levels of any day in August, 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 August? How were the crowds? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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  1. I’m going to disneyland this august! I hope it’s not that packed since california adventure opened cars land..

  2. What is going on at Disneyland August 20-23 that says “yep it’s packed” increasing crowds from “hey it’s allright” the week before?

  3. That’s the first week SoCal and SoCal Select annual passports are valid after being blocked out for the entire summer season, so it’s usually busier.

  4. We are going this Thursday. We are from out of town and my girls have never been before. I know its not the best time of year to go, but we don’t have a choice. Hope its not too bad! Would you advise getting there when it opens and running to matterhorn or space mtn, or indy.

  5. So I’m going on a Monday and Tuesday, the week before the last week of August. Is that usually horrible, or tolerable?

  6. August 17-18 is expected to be crowded since that’s the first week all annual passes are valid again, but August 24-25 are expected to be manageable.

  7. Would you recommend going in 2016 the week of August 15 – 19 or August 22 – 26? We will be there with young children, so mostly focusing on Fantasyland and Toontown. We can go any days of the week within those days. We’re looking for lowest crowds and shortest lines.

  8. Is it busy during these dates July 27-August 1

  9. Yes, it should be pretty crowded. Around late July/early August is when the summer season crowds start to pick up a bit.

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