Disneyland Resort Halloween
  • On Apr 1, 2022
    John from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning a trip when it’s not peak season. Thinking end of Sept. is that a good time? Disneyland

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, John! You’re as welcome as can be to planDisney!

    I’d love to help you determine the ideal time to visit the Happiest Place on Earth! I think you’re on to something with the end of September, John. Though there isn’t necessarily an “off-peak” time to visit the Disneyland Resort, you can generally expect lower crowds from mid-September through mid-November, and mid-January through mid-March. In terms of weather, most of September is still quite warm, though temperatures start cooling down toward the end of the month heading into October. September also brings fun fall décor to the theme parks, along with Halloween Time. By the end of the first week of the month, you can typically expect to see Halloween decorations, attraction overlays, and festive seasonal treats. In addition, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure Park usually begins around the same time on select Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.

    One thing to keep in mind is that Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park typically reduce their operating hours during these times, and attractions close more frequently for refurbishment as well. As a frequent visitor myself, I still find these months to be quite enjoyable since the crowd levels are more manageable. So even though the parks may not be open quite as late, I still feel like I’m able to make the most of my Disney days thanks to the shorter wait times. 

    Now, to set your plans in motion! Tickets and theme-park reservations can be made up to 120 days in advance, subject to availability. So, I recommend checking back toward the end of May to secure your September tickets and reservations! 

    In the meantime, you’ll want to start thinking about where you’d like to stay. Availability is currently open through the end of 2022 at the Disneyland Resort Hotels, so you can go ahead and book your stay now for September. Choose from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Personally, I love the convenience and luxury of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and my family loves the spacious rooms, classic Disney nostalgia, and awesome Monorail Waterslides at the Disneyland Hotel!

    I hope this information helps as you start planning your dream Disneyland Resort getaway, John! Please stop by with any additional questions you may have… we’re all EARs!

    Happy planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, 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! Learn More About Kristin

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