View Poll Results: What is your favorite time of year to visit Disneyland?

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  • Summer w/Fantasmic! & Fireworks but long lines and high temps?

    2 3.33%
  • Fall when most ppl are at work/school, but the park closes earlier than in Summer?

    12 20.00%
  • Rainy Day w/ yellow ponchos but no Fireworks/Fantasmic!?

    5 8.33%
  • Halloween/Christmas/Other Holiday time when DL is themed different?

    27 45.00%
  • Spring when Holiday theme is over & DL is back to normal?

    9 15.00%
  • Other specific time of year?

    5 8.33%
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    Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    For all you locals out there, those lucky souls who are able to visit Disneyland many many times throughout the year, I'm wondering... what is your favorite time of year to visit?

    The height of Summer with Fantasmic! and Fireworks every night, but with huge crowds, high temps, and long lines?

    The Fall on a weekday, when most people are in school/work and the park is relatively empty, allowing you to both take your time enjoying the park and have very short wait times for lines, but maybe Fantasmic! won't be showing and the park closes earlier than in Summer?

    A Rainy Day with Mickey Poncho's all around and lots of indoor rides and enjoying more of the shops, but a lack of fireworks and other attractions?

    Halloween/Christmas/New Years or other major holiday when the Park has some different theming?

    A nice Spring day when the temperature is nice, the crowds aren't too big, and you've just come off of enjoying the Holiday theming, but are now happy to be enjoying Disneyland and rides like HM the way they usually are?

    Or perhaps some other specific time of year?

    Let me know in the poll, and then let me know why!
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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    We go the second week of May or sometimes Sept, the day after Memorial day. Both times are relatively light in attendance and the weather is great.

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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    Whenever it's not busy.


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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    I personally enjoy the holiday (more Christmas time) and Fall. There is just something about those times that brings a little more "magic" in the air. Christmas hands done is the best time!!! The decorations is a plus! Fall is beautiful and relaxing, less crowds the better. I have been there all summer, its hot, and too many people, but again its expected, either way I still have a great time!

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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    If I knew I were going only once a year, it would be during Christmas. The decorations make it feel extra special, and I love the holiday Mansion and Small World. Plus, the weather is cool and it gets dark early.

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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    Christmas time is my favorite time to go to the parks. I love all the decorations and music.

    I do miss being able to go midweek in September when the parks are practically empty.


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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    I don't have one particular time when I like to go. I love fall and the Halloween decorations. The weather is perfect usually... not to hot, not to cold... and the wonderful fall colors in the park are beautiful. Weekends are still way busy because of the Halloween Treat party, but usually manageable.

    Christmas time is special because Disney goes all out with their holiday flair! The park just has a magical feeling with all of the garland, ornaments, characters in holiday garb etc. Its usually much cooler, but if you go early enough in the season the crowds are lighter.

    Early Spring is nice because of the mild weather, "normal" Disneyland, and moderate crowds, even on weekends if you go before the Spring Break season begins. I've only been at Disneyland a couple of times when its been raining, but its a wonderful time and everything is so fresh and clean looking after a rain! Plus, it scares away a lot of people!

    Summer I try to avoid because of the heat and crowds, but I did go once this summer and will possibly go back next July too because thats when some family will be able to go.




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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    We usually end up going in March because that's when our budget and time allows. I loved the fall decorations during the one October trip we took. Halloween is my favorite holiday after all. lol

    I think Christmastime would probably be my new fav if my mom wouldnt' ahve a cow about us going then. lol I don't know what she's gonna do when my kid moves out on her own and has "other" people to see at the holidays. lol

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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    Anytime of the year is a good time to go to Disneyland. I of course like when the crowds are low, and I like the nice weather in the Spring. The Christmas decorations are always great, but the Summer doesn't bother me so much. I enjoy that the fireworks are every night.





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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    Not a local, but we always try to go during spring (first 2 weeks in may) or late september. Beautiful weather, lower crowds.

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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    I like the Spring time. Great weather and everything back to normal with crowds not busting at the seams.

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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by bee1000 View Post
    If I knew I were going only once a year, it would be during Christmas. The decorations make it feel extra special, and I love the holiday Mansion and Small World. Plus, the weather is cool and it gets dark early.
    Def Extra Special during Christmas!!! Yay, before we know it will be Christmas @ Disneyland!

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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    HALLOWEEN!!!!! (With Christmas a close second!)
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    Re: Poll: What's Your Favorite Time to Visit?

    The summer between 4 of july and 25 are not that crowded.
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