Our Free Disneyland Crowd Calendar will help you save time!
It’s no secret that you and I love visiting the parks when there are smaller crowds and the wait times are under 30 minutes. These are like dream days at the parks. But how often does this actually happen for your vacation? Getting discounts on your tickets, hotel and flights is awesome! It’s a really good feeling to know that you planned ahead and saved. This method should also be applied to planning your dates at Disneyland. With our free Disneyland Crowd Calendar we can help you save some time at the parks. And yes, free means free.
Disneyland has only gotten busier and busier since it’s opening in 1955. While this may seem obvious, it’s really been that last 5-6 years that have seen the biggest changes in attendance to the parks. There are several reasons as to why this has happened but the biggest has to do with new offerings. These include new lands, attractions, shows and the introduction of Star Wars and Marvel into the parks. Of course for you and I this is not ideal. While we want to enjoy these new attractions we also don’t want to wait 2 hours for them.
As crowds continue to ramp up, be aware that 2019 is only going to get worse. Already this year there have been record numbers during the initial part of Spring Break. This is due to two things: First there is a special spring offer ticket that can help guests save over $100 per ticket. This deal has been insane and has drawn in a lot of guests who want to save big. The offer ends May 25th, 2019 so expect large crowds through those dates. The second reason also has to do with a special ticket offer for Southern California Residents who can purchase a 3 day ticket at a very discounted price.
While these offers have been very popular, we think this is Disney’s way of either A. Getting people to the parks before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens or B. Getting people to come before and after Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Whichever it is you can see the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is what everything is circling around this year.
Opening May 31st, 2019 this new land is the largest expansion at the Disneyland Resort and as been in the works for over 3 years. Not only are Disneyland fans excited, so are Star Wars fans. And this is really what is going to bring in the crowds, the combination of these two. While Star Wars fans may not typically visit Disneyland we believe they will once this new land opens. This means that Disneyland will see and experience crowds they’ve never seen before. If you’re wanting to avoid big crowds in 2019, we would suggest staying away from the parks between May 28th and August 28th, 2019. This will in no doubt be their biggest peak season ever.
Update: Since the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland the parks actually haven’t been as busy as anticipated. We would typically see around 35,000 guests in a single park, typically Disneyland Park. Recently those numbers seem to be low, maybe around 27,000 or so which is very strange for summer time. We’re definitely not complaining about this and think you should take advantage of it.
We’ve walked out of Galaxy’s Edge to 10-15 minute wait times for Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Don’t miss out on this!
FREE DISNEYLAND CROWD CALENDAR
Let’s get to the point: Our Disneyland Crowd Calendar. Before we jump into months though we do want to give you a sort of disclaimer. First of all, no crowd calendar in the world is 100% accurate. What we do is look at historical crowd data in connection with holidays, spring breaks, school breaks, major events like new attraction openings and celebrations. Combining these things together we get our Green, Yellow and Red dates. Green is the slower days, yellow moderate days and red is very busy days. The point of all this is to find the slowest weeks or days to attend the parks. Doing so can save you a lot of line waiting and give you more ride time.
There are some obvious months and weeks to avoid. These being:
- Summer including June through August.
- Holiday weeks from December 20th – January 5th.
- Thanksgiving week in November.
- The last 2 full weeks of April for Spring Break.
These are big peak seasons at Disneyland which is what you’ll see when you look at our free Disneyland Crowd Calendar. If you can avoid these dates you’ll be in better shape. So without further ado, here are our 2019 Crowd Calendars:
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Ride closures happen at what seems like random times; however, a decent portion seems to happen during the January and February months. This is because these months are historically slower than the rest of the year. So that means there is some trade off. Slower crowd times may also result in some attractions being refurbished. Disney does a pretty good job at making sure there aren’t several major attractions closed at the same time. We always suggest looking at current and upcoming refurbishments while planning your trip.