• On Jun 17, 2018
    Camille from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning a trip to Disneyland this October either October 5 -11 or October 20 - 25 for Halloween! I am wondering if there are any school breaks taking place during these times? I have been reading that some school districts have a Fall Break. Thanks

    Welcome Camille!

    Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm so excited you will be experiencing the Happiest Place on Earth during my favorite season. Halloween Time is such a unique celebration throughout the entire Disneyland Resort. I love the seasonal decor, autumn-inspired foods, and spooktacular attractions at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

    During the month of October, some schools in the United States have a Fall Break, but many also do not. These Fall Breaks also occur at different times throughout the month. Many schools may also have Columbus Day off, but again, many do not. It really is not consistent within the United States. Even in my state of New Mexico, Fall Break between various school districts occurs on different weeks.

    If you are concerned with crowds, know that Halloween Time is a fairly popular season. To maximize your time in the parks, I highly suggest purchasing Disney MaxPass which lets you conveniently make FASTPASS selections from your mobile device. This means you can skip many standby queues to ride more attractions and experience more of the magic. I used this last October and found it so easy to make FASTPASS selections for seasonal highlights like Haunted Mansion Holiday or Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark.

    I hope this helps, and I'm wishing you a frightfully fun vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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