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    How busy is Disneyland in November/December?

    My best friend and I are going to be in California at the end of next year. Can any of you tell me how busy disneyland is between the 25th November - 15th December (those are the days we will be in southern california, we dont know what days we will be attending disneyland yet). Thank you in advance.
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    Re: How busy is Disneyland in November/December?

    Those are the "themed" parts of the year, and they tend to get pretty darn busy. It's the holiday season and lots of people are taking vacations. I personally like it during those months because it's even more magical with the decorations and the whole seasonal ambiance.






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    Re: How busy is Disneyland in November/December?

    Historically (well, at least for about 15 years of us visiting during that time frame), we have found that the week after Thanksgiving is the quietest as far as crowds are concerned and the weather has always been awesome!

    If you go to DL on the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday AFTER the T-Day w/e, you'll practically own the place!

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    Re: How busy is Disneyland in November/December?

    Los Angeles schools are out 12/21 - 1/08 for "Winter Break"; a very busy time in the parks; you will miss that crowd!

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    Re: How busy is Disneyland in November/December?

    AVOID the 20th through the 29th of November, as that is PEAK Thanksgiving break...

    Also, December 5th and 6th should be the Candlelight Processional days, which does impact the park, but mainly the Town Square area, but it also brings in many locals who want to see the show.

    More than likely, December 7th and 8th will be the Cast Member Christmas Parties. The last couple of years, Disneyland closes at 6 PM, but DCA stays open until 9 PM (maybe even 10 PM). It is a great time to check out DCA, as the crowds are non-existant.

    Hanukkah is December 12th, but it really doesn't have a major impact on the parks.

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: How busy is Disneyland in November/December?

    Yup. stay away from the Parks the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Crazy crowded. Hard to move around and lines are unreasonable.

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    Re: How busy is Disneyland in November/December?

    yeah, don't go during the days of before thanksgiving. U still will probably have semi-large crowds, like waiting on space mountain for an hour.

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    Re: How busy is Disneyland in November/December?

    I'm hoping to go for the Christmas season too. So it sounds like the first week of December is best. I will keep that in mind :]



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