Know the Best Days to Visit Disneyland in 2018 by looking at the colorful crowd calendars for the Disneyland Resort! Plan an awesome, crowd-free vacation!
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I LOVE Disneyland but I HATE crowds. Unfortunately these two things kind of go hand in hand. Disneyland is a popular place for tourists and locals alike because hey, it is magical. Its no wonder that there are crowds there all year long. The good news for people like me, who would rather walk across hot coals than be in a place with TONS of people, is there are times throughout the year that are LESS busy! Below you will find a monty-by-month guide with the Best Days to Visit Disneyland in 2018.
Choosing the best days to visit Disneyland will depend on what your goals are. If you want to ride every ride and see all the sights, you’ll probably want to choose the off-season when there are less crowds. However, if you like to travel in the summer, or you really love going to Disneyland over the Holidays, you might have to change your expectations a little bit. You probably won’t be able to ride everything, but you can take it easy and enjoy the magical atmosphere and yummy Disney treats!
Avoiding the Crowds
If you are going to take a trip to Disneyland in 2018, make sure it’s a good one. Even if you decide to travel during a busy time, there are things you can do to avoid the largest crowds. Arriving early and using the FASTPASS System are great ways to deal with crowds. Generally, if you go to the parks during the week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the crowds will be lighter than the weekends.
Disneyland can be overwhelming so make sure you read about the can’t miss Disneyland foods as well as the top ten things you’ll want in your park bag. I also have some tips on how to plan your Disneyland Vacation on a budget. Check out the special Disneyland Savings at the end of this post!
Each day on the crowd calendars below is rated by crowd level. A Green Mickey means there is not a big crowd. Average attraction wait times on a green day are 10-20 minutes. On a Blue Mickey day, the crowd is manageable. Attraction wait times are around 30 minutes. An Orange Mickey means that yes, its crowded and average attraction wait times are 30-60 minutes. A Red Mickey means that there will be TONS of people and long lines, 60-90+ minute waits, for rides.
Disney will be transforming Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure into Pixar Pier beginning in January. It is tentatively scheduled to open Summer 2018.
Disneyland Vacation Savings
When I go to Disneyland, I love to book through Get Away Today! They always have special deals on Disneyland tickets that will save you money over purchasing them at the gate. They are also a great source for saving money on the Disneyland Resort hotels as well as all of the Good Neighbor hotels in the Anaheim area. Make sure to take advantage of their Layaway Plan, where for $125 down, you can reserve your package and make payments along the way.
Get Away Today has offered an exclusive promo code for my readers! Use the code MommyMouse to save an extra $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California package. (Hotel and 2 ticket minimum purchase to qualify for the discount) How great is that? This code can often be used with other specials and sales they are running so make sure you check Get Away Today’s website for current deals and follow me on Instagram! I always post their sales on my feed to keep my followers up to date.
Looking for Cute Disney Apparel?
I’ve had really good luck lately finding adorable and affordable Disney vacation t-shirts on the boutique deal website Jane.com! There have been quite a few options for men, women, and children for $13.99! I’ve even seen cute little Princess dresses for little girls. Just head to Jane and scroll through all of the deals, but be aware that their deals change daily. Make sure to check back often or follow me on Instagram to keep up on all of the amazing Disney-themed merchandise! I hope these calendars will help you choose the best days to visit Disneyland in 2018. As always, things can come up and Disney will announce events that may have an impact on crowd levels. I will do my best to update the calendars as these things arise. Pin this post so that you will have this guide handy when you need it. Have fun and avoid the crowds!