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  • On Jan 10, 2023
    Joann from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What days and or months is best to go to Disneyland in California . To enjoy and not hot and or crowded.

    Hello JoAnn, and thank you for bringing your question to planDisney!  From one Illinois resident to another, let's not lie, there is never a bad time to escape Illinois for some California sunshine!  

    In my experience, my family's favorite time of year to visit is between mid-January to early February.  It is after the rush of the holiday season, and before the President's Day holiday weekend.  Also, for us Midwesterners, it is the perfect time for a warm weather getaway and definitely not too hot!  

    The Disneyland Resort also has some great resources to help plan your day, including purchasing Disney Genie+ service to take advantage of Lightning Lane entrances at select attractions to help save you precious time in the parks.  There are also Individual Lightning Lane entrances you can purchase individually for the most highly demanded attractions.  You do not have to purchase Disney Genie+ to purchase Individual Lightning Lane access.  

    When you're ready to book your trip JoAnn, you can start with exploring the Disneyland Resort Hotel Vacation Packages, where you can build the right package for your family that will include both hotel accommodations as well as theme park tickets.  Also, you will need to make a theme park reservation as soon as you know which days you want to visit the parks.  

    I hope this information was helpful for your planning JoAnn, and please do not hesitate to bring any other questions back to planDisney!  

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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