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. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Early to mid-July is an amazing time to go. Surprisingly not very crowded at all and the lines were pretty short!

  2. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Buy MaxPass on crowded days. It’s definitely worth it.

  3. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    It’s not worth going in the summer. Too crowded! Go after Labor Day.

  4. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Way too many annual passholders! Get there at park opening for shorter lines.

  5. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Way too crowded! There are too many annual passholders and not enough parking!

  6. 3.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Mid-May is a good time to go before the summer season. Crowded, but still manageable. You can get most of the park done in one day.

  7. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Parking is a nightmare at Disneyland. It sometimes take you over an hour just to park, so give yourself extra time in the morning. Go on “Ghost Town” or “Hey, It’s Alright” days on the Crowd Calendar and you should be fine. It won’t be empty, but as long as you avoid the really bad days, Disneyland can still be enjoyable (and a little crowded).

  8. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Arrive as early as you can. The lines are a little shorter in the morning and then it gets crowded by noon.

  9. 4.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    We went in the middle of May on a weekday before schools got out and it was actually very manageable. Some of the lines were long, but it wasn’t that crowded. We had a lot of fun! Great time to go!

  10. 3.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    The people who are complaining about how crowded it is are going on the wrong days. If you visit Disneyland during peak season, it’s going to be packed. The key is to go in between the busy seasons (right before or after the Spring Break, summer, and holiday seasons).

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