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    When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    I haven't been to Disneyland since 2000, and i am planning to go later this year after summer or early next year during spring break. i was wondering when is it the best time to during disneyland on the weekend or weekdays and what time of year to go.

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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    I've always thought that weekdays are a good day to go. Less crowds. As for weather, late September to early November are usually nice. Warm days, coolish nights. It can still be pretty warm then but not like summer. I was there in January and it was almost 80 degrees that day so its really hard to predict SoCal weather.




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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    In terms of crowds, there seemed to be a large drop-off right after Labor Day. It is still quite hot then. October is also a wonderful time of year to go. And if you have the flexibility, go during the week.

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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    I heard the week AFTER Thanksgiving was the new "best" time. Christmas decorations are up, but not yet the Christmas crowd.

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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    ANY Day is a GREAT DAY at disneyland!!!

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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    There all good...
    Hot in Summer, October is great,
    Monday thru Thursday are your best bet, with Tuesday and Wed having the less crowds generally. Summer, all bets are off!
    Go in the morning when the park opens, go to the hotel in the afternoon, and get back in before the evening parade for nighttime!
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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    Quote Originally Posted by sdmom View Post
    I heard the week AFTER Thanksgiving was the new "best" time. Christmas decorations are up, but not yet the Christmas crowd.
    Unfortunately, this isn't quite as true as it was in the past. Mid-week will be the least crowded. However, all bets are off on weekends. Especially when the Candlelight Procession occurs.
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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    If you go during holidays, summer or Spring Break, the show schedules and park hours will be maxed out and you can (and should) stick with weekdays.

    In the off-season weekdays have the disadvantage of less park hours and limited show schedule - no fireworks, no Fantasmic, etc. The advantage is lower crowds, although many have gone off-season expecting lower crowds only to find it more crowded than they were expecting.

    We take 3-4 day trips to DLR every year or two and personally I like to do it during summer weekdays. I know all the rides will be up, as refurbs occur predominantly during Sept-Oct. and Jan.-March. The park hours are long, you can count on the weather being good (no rain and nice evenings). The days may or may not be that hot. Get a hotel near DLR and take breaks every afternoon for a swim and nap and you will miss the worst of the heat.

    By in general I agree that anytime at DLR is a good time.

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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    February..... not to hot not to cold ( montana standards ) and a low crowd level

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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    I have been going in October the last few years and it has been great. Still warm during the day and not too chilly at night. If you go Monday-Thursday crowds are less than the weekends. Since they have been gearing up for Halloween last year, the attendance may be up. Last year it was busier, but tuesday-wednesday were the best days to avoid crowds. If I had to pick a Weekend day to see the fireworks and such, I would choose Sunday; you can go to the meet and have a blast in the evening. That is what we will be doing this year as well as visiting in Mid November, perhaps the second week. Hopefully the decorations will be up.
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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    i like to go weds-sat, you get the light crowds weds/thurs, and still get to enjoy fireworks and peoplewatching on fri/sat
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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    I thought 4 days would be enough to do everything but it isn't. If you can make the trip 5 days then you may loose that feeling of "man i wish i had one more day to do what i didn't get the chance to do".
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    Re: When is the best times to go to Disneyland for a four day trip

    I loved being there in November. Not too crowded (before Thanksgiving), yet, we got to see the holiday fireworks and parade, and decor!

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