If you’re a fan of light crowds and short lines, the month of September is a great time to visit Disneyland. The busy summer season months of July and August are finally behind us, making way for a less crowded resort in the fall.

Most schools get back in session from summer break sometime in mid to late August, so there is a dip in attendance on the week before Labor Day. After the holiday, the summer crowds are typically gone completely.

The Disneyland Resort anticipates crowds for Labor Day weekend, but after that, attendance is expected to be light (especially on weekdays) throughout September. Extended hours and a full entertainment lineup are scheduled for only weekends and Labor Day.

Dates To Avoid

Labor Day Weekend – Disneyland is typically crowded throughout Labor Day Weekend. The holiday officially the last day of the summer season.

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.

So, if you’re going in September, aim for after Labor Day to enjoy some of the shortest lines of the year.

September Crowd Calendar

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

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  1. The Disneyland Hotel is booked the week of the 16th to the 21st and there are conventions I hear. Is there any update to these dates or is it still ghost town status?

  2. Weekdays in September are still traditionally quiet even with any conventions going on, so I don’t think it’ll affect the crowds too much.

  3. I will be at Disneyland & California Adventure with my husband and sister on the 15th-17th (staying at the Disneyland Hotel).  Will the crowds for California Adventure be ghost town status as well?

  4. Weekends aren’t expected to be empty, but the crowds should be pretty manageable. Last weekend, wait times were around 30min or less, so it should be more or less the same.

  5. Is the park busy on the Tuesday after labor day?

  6. No, the slow season starts right after Labor Day. It’s usually not crowded at all.

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