October has become one of the busier months at Disneyland. After a quiet September, the crowds are back for the annual Halloween Time attractions and decorations, including the hard ticket Mickey’s Halloween Party event.

While crowds usually aren’t too bad during the week, weekends can feel downright summer-like in October. Be prepared for long lines if you plan on heading to the parks on Saturday or Sunday.

The Disneyland Resort anticipates big crowds on weekends throughout October. Extended hours and a full entertainment lineup are scheduled for only weekends and Columbus Day. Disneyland usually closes early on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays for Mickey’s Halloween Party, which is a separate admission event.

Dates To Avoid

Columbus Day Weekend – Disneyland is typically crowded throughout the Columbus Day Weekend holiday.

Weekends – Saturdays and Sundays are expected to be packed, but Friday crowds are usually moderate, as the park closes early at 7:00pm.

As for crowds during the Mickey’s Halloween Party event, they usually aren’t too bad at all. Ticket sales are limited, so the lower attendance means minimal lines.

October Crowd Calendar

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

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  1. My brother wants to go on the 11th of november on veterans day. Will this be a madhouse???

    I don’t want to go if it’s super busy!

  2. I’d be prepared for around 60min waits. It’s the Friday of a holiday weekend, so it’s expected to be fairly crowded. Get there early!

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