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Avoid the Crowds: When are the Least Crowded Days at Disneyland?


Here is your comprehensive guide to Disneyland in 2022, including the least crowded days at Disneyland!

Right now, you’re probably planning a vacation to Disneyland, arguably the happiest place on earth…or at least on the West Coast!

In this articles, we’ll share with you the busiest and least crowded days at Disneyland. Here’s when to visit Disneyland if you’re wondering when’s the best time.

As the country continues to reopen, it is vital to take into account many different factors when planning a trip to Disneyland in 2021 and 2022. As we become more accustomed to traveling, there will be a strong demand for Disneyland guests.

Considering so much changes so much so quickly, you might wonder “when are the least crowded days at Disneyland?”.

There are still certain times of year we can plan around as we Nerds start to travel again.  Let’s take a look at those times in this article.

Whatever happens, and no matter how different it may look from your last visit, you are still sure to create memories to cherish. This post may be helpful to you if you are planning a trip to Disneyland. We’re here to save you time and money on your next vacation.

If you’re interested in learning about the least crowded days at Disneyland in California, keep on reading!

What are the least crowded days at Disneyland in 2022?

Disneyland’s 500 acres is way different than Disney World’s 43 square miles. However, Disneyland continues to draw an impressive crowd, with many Magic Key holders from the local area. In terms of crowd size, there are definitely times of the year that are better than others.

In the past few years, tracking crowd data has been one of the main reasons we are called Disney Nerds. In addition to helping us pick the best time to visit Disneyland when avoiding crowds, we are also able to create daily park plans based on it.

The least crowded days at Disneyland: The best time to go

You can save a lot of time and money if you plan your trip around the best time to visit Disneyland.

DISNEY NERD TIP: Disneyland theme parks have different ticket prices throughout the year, depending on which part of the year you visit.

Comparing Disneyland tickets at various price levels is a great way to determine when the best time to visit Disneyland is. There is a better chance of fewer people crowding the parks when the tickets are cheaper.

The NOT so least crowded days at Disneyland are:

  1. Spring break and Easter (March-April)
  2. Summer (June through mid-August)
  3. Week of Thanksgiving
  4. The Christmas and New Year’s holidays

Disneyland is at its busiest on the days noted above, so if you don’t like crowds, you should avoid those days.

Basically, don’t let that discourage you from planning your Disneyland trip if you are unable to visit during the slowest season. You should also consider special events and other factors when planning your trip in addition to crowds.

Disneyland in California has more consistent weather than Disney World on the East Coast. The park blocks certain dates where it expects to have high volumes of Magic Key Holders, so that Disneyland gets more local visitors than Disney World. By using the Disneyland admissions and block out calendar, visitors can anticipate when there will be high volumes.

Magic Key Holders won’t be able to log in during some dates in June, July, and early August, so there should be a higher volume of visitors then. Which is summer vacation for most kids.

In the past, the beginning of summer has been a popular time for vacations.

READ MORE: Plan a Disney vacation 2022

Family travel is more flexible during these months because school isn’t in session. The downside is that there are a lot of people and prices are high. The season usually begins around the end of June and lasts until early August.

You might have a hard time finding the best Disneyland vacation packages in June because of the increased demand.

However, summer vacations at Disneyland can still be awesome. If you want to avoid the crowds, you should be prepared and plan your trip ahead of time. Taking a break from the pool is a great idea if you want to avoid the crowds.

Pay attention to Convention Center schedules

The Anaheim Convention Center is also nearby Disneyland, so you should keep that in mind when planning your Disneyland vacation.

Disneyland gets lots of extra visitors from the convention center, but it’s usually not crazy numbers that matter, so check the convention center’s calendar when you’re planning your trip just to double check.

In order to avoid large crowds, when is Disneyland the least crowded?

In our nerdy opinion, Disneyland is the least crowded at the end of August and during September. Many families are preparing to send their children back to school and are scrambling to get everything ready for them. Most summer vacations are coming to an end.

In order to avoid crowds, the beginning of fall is one of the best times to visit Disneyland.

You might also be able to enjoy an early Halloween celebration at Disneyland, depending on the week you plan to visit.

It is also likely to be least crowded days at Disneyland before some of the earlier Halloween events, which is another benefit.




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