Mom And Daughter with Glass Slipper; Prince Charming; front of castle; tiara
  • On Oct 6, 2014
    Nikki from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband & I have been presented w/ the opportunity to visit Disneyland for one day in January. We are super excited but we are not sure what to expect since this is our first trip. What are park hours this time of year & what is the temp usually

    Hi, Nikki!

    I’m so glad to hear you’d like to make your first visit to The Happiest Place on Earth! There’s so much magic to discover at the Disneyland Resort for guests of all ages. 

    The second week of January through mid-February is one of the best times of year to visit. Crowds tend to be lighter (especially on weekdays), hotel prices are generally lower, and the Southern California weather is typically mild that time of year with temperatures ranging from the high 40s overnight to low 70s in the afternoon. 

    Keep in mind that park hours can be shorter during slower months than during peak seasons, and there are sometimes more attraction closures when the parks aren’t as busy. On the plus side, it should be easier to experience most of your “must-do” attractions, shows and meals due to shorter queues and fewer guests visiting the parks. Exact theme park hours for January 2015 haven’t been released yet, but generally speaking, the parks will open between 8 and 10 a.m. and close between 8 and 10 p.m. Weekends tend to have longer hours, with the parks sometimes open as late as midnight. Please check the theme park schedule as your trip approaches for the official hours. 

    I hope this helps, Nikki, and that you and your husband enjoy a wonderfully pixie-dusted visit to the Disneyland Resort! Please write back with more questions as you continue planning. 

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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