Sorry if I missed these dates in a previous post, but what are your thoughts on May 12th-15th? I wasn't sure about schools getting out for the summer yet and that Sunday is Mother's day. Thanks in advance!!
I am taking the family down on March 25 and leaving March 28th. Any thoughts on crowds?
^Thanks for the great info!!
Hi, everyone! I'm new to the boards, this place looks like a goldmine of information. Would someone with knowledge be able to help me figure out what days to visit? I have a two day park hopper, and I want to use both days the week of March 11. I am guessing that Monday-Thursday (3/12-3/15) are best, but is the day of the week important? And what is the overall crowd level for that week?
Thanks so much :)
We are now deciding between March 5-9 and May 21-25. Any thoughts from the group on those two weeks or preferences on weather, crowds, etc?
Thanks in advance for the opinions and analysis!
How accurate is touringplans?
They rated both the 15th and 16th a 2 out of 10.
However the 15th was raining and the lines where no wait at all.
The 16th seemed to have hoards of people with lines averaging 30-40 mins.
I don't get how touring plans would rate both those days 2. I could understand the 15th as a 2 but definitely not the 16th...
What you experienced is common, it's SoCal people aren't there for the rain. So on the 15th they stayed in tunring the park into a ghost town(love those days). Then on the 16ht the normal crowd came, plus everyone that meant to come on the 15th. So the 16th got extra crowds, expect this on sunny days after rainy days.
How are things about Mid- May such as the 12-19th?
Also wondering about weather- it is REALLY hot?
We are going April 23-25. Any ideas how busy these days will be? We are also looking to add Sunday the 22nd...I know this day will be busier but what should we expect? Thanks!!!
Hello! This is a great thread with lots of helpful advice. I'm hoping to visit Disneyland (with my husband, daughter, mother and mother-in-law) and California Adventure with a 3-day park hopper on April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd. I picked these dates because it was well after spring break and Easter but before schools let out for summer---the last time we went it was June and this time I was hoping to find a time with less crowds. I haven't paid to see the Touring Plans recommendation for these days, but am interested to hear from the very knowledgeable experts on this forum about their predictions for these dates in terms of crowds. We'll be doing Magic Morning on Tuesday.
Another question I had is about the hours of operation on those days (mostly with the opening time--my daughter is only 2 so she goes to bed at 8pm anyway so it doesn't matter about closing or the fireworks or the night shows which we saw when we were there last year). The Disney official site says Disneyland opens at 8am or 9am in April and 9am or 10am in May. Would any of you happen to know more specifically what the opening times would be on April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd?
Thanks in advance!
For crowds it is very good. It's possible some Cars Land soft openings could bring extra crowds but all focused on Cars Land not distirbing the rest of the park. Make sure you take the time on the weekends to see the Fireworks and Fantasmic, they probably will only run then. Use the quiet midweek for rides.
The hours are likely to be 10am to 8pm, Main Street open until 9pm for snacks and shopping, which is fine if you don't mind missing the night shows, and have a young child that won't stay up late anyway. With MIL along, I would try for a couple late night dinner dates in DTD.
Enjoy MiceChat everyone! :)
Im planning on going to the DLR in October for halloween we want to go to the Mickey's halloween party as well, any days/weeks better then other to go??