• On Aug 6, 2019
    Lesley from HI 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 and I will be taking our 7 and 6 y.o. children & my sister to California in October 2019. We have reservations at the Disney Paradise Pier Hotel from 10/20 thru 10/25. Are the Hotel and parks usually very busy during this time of year?

    Hi Lesley!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm so delighted to see you will be visiting The Happiest Place on Earth at my favorite time of year, Halloween!

    Not only will you have the opportunity to see Haunted Mansion Holiday and Radiator Screams, but you'll have the added convenience of staying at a Disneyland Resort property, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. The first thing that works in your favor is that you'll be visiting during the week! Disneyland Resort has a lot of local visitors each day, so anytime you can visit while the masses are in school or at work, this is definitely in your advantage. While Disney does not release a crowd calendar for you to estimate, there are plenty of third party resources that I've used in the past for planning a trip. I'd certainly recommend doing a quick internet search for "Disneyland crowd calendar" and from what I can see, you are definitely in the clear. Many will even show you a split between Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure Park so you can plan your days out if there is a significant difference. When you arrive on Sunday, you may find it to be a tad busy, but for the rest of the week I think you'll find everything will be very manageable, not too busy and weather wise, you couldn't ask for a better time to go!

    I hope this helps in planning your upcoming visit! Please come back and let us know if we can help in any other way.

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My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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