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Disneyland Walkway in April

From my experience, the best time to visit Disneyland, to avoid the large crowds is the following.
Updated March 2012
The month of March has many great days to visit the Disneyland Resort. The weather may pose a few obstacle, so check the forecast for dates you plan to visit. in 2012 we visited from March 6- March 10. The crowd levels were light, with 30 minute waits a maximum for the most popular attractions. our weather was great with 79 and 83 on the last couple of days. And Spring Break would begin the next week for some schools.
The month of April is a great time to visit, just be sure to avoid the time around the Easter Holiday. May is also a great time to visit Disneyland, just stay away around Memorial Day and you’ll be able to enter the park with very little wait time for any of the major rides. School is in session and the locals are busy with other things, and the weather is warm during the days and cool at night,  just plan your trip around the middle of the week, when attendance will be lighter.

Another great time to visit the Parks is September, watch out for the Labor Day weekend. Plan your trip for a time right after school starts. Take your kids out of school on a Wednesday or Thursday and head for the Parks. Yes, they’ll miss a couple of days of school, but  schools just getting started and they really won’t miss that much. And family vacation time is just as important, maybe more important, than school.

November is another good time to plan a trip, you’ll get to sample of the Holiday setting at a slower time, but watch the weather.

December is another great time to travel to Disneyland. Make it your family Christmas present and plan your trip for the early part of December. That way you’ll avoid the large crowds that show up around Christmas break, and yet still enjoy all that Disneyland offers at Christmas. Remember your poncho, or rain gear. If it rains, the parks get very empty, all of the locals go home. And the Parks will truly be yours to enjoy

I have created a couple of charts to help you see the best times to plan a trip to Disneyland.


And look at the average temperatures, most of the year Disneyland has great weather.


And put the information all together. and the chart looks like this, and shows the ideal times to plan your trip to Disneyland. The ideal times being smaller crowds and moderate weather. when planning your trip consider checking the long range weather forecast before finalizing the dates.


And then when you see the average rainfall for the Anaheim, Disneyland area, you get a better idea of when to plan your visit to Disneyland.



So if you want to visit Disneyland at the best time to have the park all to yourself (almost) plan your trip for an off season time, when every one else is busy with school and work. You’ll be able to accomplish so much more fun time, and a lot less waiting in line. On several of our trips we have seen  very small crowds, and had the ability to ride a ride, and get right back on again, with wait times around 5 – 10 minutes tops. The only draw back that you may encounter  is that some rides or attractions may be down for refurbishment, and you won’t get to enjoy them. But that give you a reason to make another trip at a later time. And keep in mind that others are thinking just like you, so sometimes thing won’t work out as well as you planned. But for most of the time you’ll be walking right down the middle of Main Street USA almost by yourself. You should always check with  the Disney calendar for the dates your thinking about, it will help you plan the perfect dates for your visit.

I am always happy to lend a hand, and answer any questions you might have about an upcoming visit to the Parks. But as always no one has a crystal ball and can see  the future to foresee everything that could impact your visit. We offer this information here to help you make the decisions on what might work best for you and your family.

See ya in the Parks.

Lounging Mickey

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