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  • On May 19, 2020
    Angela from OR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello-- What are the designated peak times for Disneyland? We are looking to travel April 2021--and I am thinking closer to the end of the month to avoid any Spring break pricing.

    Greetings, Angela, and thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you’re hEAR, and I’d love to help you start planning your Disneyland Resort vacation!

    So, first thing’s first – when should you visit? According to the When to Visit page of the Disneyland Resort website, there are several times throughout the year with traditionally lower attendance rates. Here they are:

    -Mid-January through mid-March (except during President’s Day Weekend)
    -Mid-April through mid-May (except during spring break)
    -Mid-September through mid-November (except during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort)

    April is a wonderful month to visit The Happiest Place on Earth, with average temperatures ranging from 51 to 73°F. The theme parks also enjoy longer days, with closing times of 11:00 PM or midnight at Disneyland Park, and 9:00 PM or 10:00 PM at Disney California Adventure Park. Spring break is typically one of the most popular times to visit the Disneyland Resort, with heavier crowds lasting throughout the month. So, if you’re thinking about an April visit, then I think you have the right idea by planning your trip toward the end of the month, possibly into the beginning of May. 

    1-Day Tickets can currently be purchased through September 2020, but Multi-Day Tickets can be purchased at any time, and will expire 13 days after first use or January 12, 2022 (whichever occurs first). I recommend purchasing Park Hopper tickets, since the theme parks are a short walking distance from each other. In order to make the best use of your time, I also suggest adding Disney MaxPass to your tickets.

    If you have any younger Mouseketeers traveling with you, I suggest checking out this planning guide. Discover the best attractions, entertainment, and tips for visiting the parks with babies and toddlers. 

    Lastly, I highly recommend downloading the Disneyland app before your visit. It’s a one-stop-shop for making dining reservations, checking wait times, finding your favorite Characters, and even mobile ordering. 

    Wishing you magical adventures to come, Angela!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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