July is a great, but busy time to visit Disneyland! In this post you’ll find tips and tricks to help you have an amazing trip to Disneyland in July!
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Are you heading to the Disneyland Resort in July? It is a very popular time to visit which usually means more crowds!
Disneyland in July
July 2019 is expected to be busier than usual with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
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If you know what to plan for, you can have a great time despite the crowds! Using Disney MaxPass and using these Park Hopper tips will help you get the most bang for your buck! You might also want to check out how to go to Disneyland on a Budget!
Disneyland Crowd Sizes in July
As you can see from the crowd calendar below, July is anticipated to be a very busy time to go to Disneyland this year.
With most schools out for the summer and the opening of Star Wars Land, there are a lot of people that want to spend time at the Disneyland Resort.
To battle the crowds, find out what rides have the Fastpass option and be ready to utilize it the traditional way or with Disney MaxPass. This will really come in handy on a busy day!
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If you’re wondering about crowd levels at other times of the year, you can find a crowd calendar for each month in 2019 in The Best Days to Visit Disneyland in 2019.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening
If you haven’t heard, Disney has announced the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Star Wars Land) at Disneyland Park as May 31, 2019.
Star Wars Land will definitely have an impact on crowd levels in July, but Disneyland is trying to combat this by limiting the amount of people allowed into the land at one time.
Average Weather at Disneyland in July
The average high temperatures at Disneyland in July are in the high 80s and low 90s and lows in the mid to high 60s.
Looking ahead, the weather forecast for Disneyland in July calls for mostly sunny days with a few partly cloudy days scattered in. It looks like perfect weather to me!
But, the weather is always unpredictable and can change at any time. Make sure to check the current weather forecast before you leave, so you will know what to expect.
What to Pack for Disneyland in July
Knowing what to pack for Disneyland in July is important. You don’t want to be unprepared and end up having to spend your vacation budget on things that could easily have been brought from home with a little planning.
Make sure you check out my post on what you should have in your Disney Park Bag and how your can use Amazon to save money at Disney!
Pack Rain Protection
Although the weather forecast for Disneyland in July doesn’t currently call for rain, we all know that the weather will do what it wants sometimes.
I always like to be prepared with a small travel umbrella and ponchos. These items can easily be kept in the car or hotel room if rain doesn’t look likely.
Ponchos come in handy not only for rain, but to wear on rides like Splash Mountain and Grizzly River Run where you are guaranteed to get wet!
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If you have a stroller with you, I like to buy a cheap shower curtain liner and clothes pins from Dollar Tree to place over the stroller and protect it from the rain. It is so much cheaper than buying a stroller cover!
Pack Sun Protection
The California sun can be brutal, especially in July. Make sure that you are ready for the UV rays by packing some sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses.
Also make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!
Pack Clothing For Warm Weather, Bring a Jacket
The mornings and evenings at Disneyland in July can be a little chilly, but the days will be warm. this can make packing clothing a little tricky.
You will want to wear shorts or capris and a short-sleeved top, but I definitely recommend bringing a lightweight jacket or sweatshirt that can be kept in a backpack or worn around your waist during the day.
Pack Adorable Disney Apparel
Before any Disney vacation, I like to check out Jane for adorable and affordable Disney vacation t-shirts! I have found so many cute shirts for only $13.99!
Just head to Jane.com and type “character” or “vacation” into the search bar and all of the cute Disney stuff should show up!
The deals change daily though, so make sure to check back often and follow @mommymouseclubhouse on Instagram to keep up on all of the cute merchandise!
I’ve also had really good luck taking advantage of sales from the Disney Store!
If you can catch a sale, you can save so much money over what you would pay for the same items at the parks.
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Disneyland Park Hours in July
Here are the typical hours for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in July.
As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.
- Opens at 8:00 A.M.
- Closes at 12:00 Midnight
Disney California Adventure Park
- Opens at 8:00 A.M.
- Closes at 10:00 P.M.
Ride Closures in June
I love that Disneyland takes pride in their parks and attractions. Because of this, there are usually a few rides at both Parks that are closed for refurbishment at different times throughout the year.
But, you can stay up to date with ride closures by checking Disneyland’s website.
Disneyland seems to update their list of refurbishments one or two months head of time, so check back for July’s closures in May or June.
Disneyland Ticket Savings
There aren’t a lot of Disneyland ticket discounts out there, but they can be found if you know were to look.
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Make sure that if you buy Disney tickets from a third party, that they are an authorized ticket seller.
I buy my Park tickets from Get Away Today. Their ticket prices are always a few dollars cheaper than Disneyland’s gate prices and you can now purchase tickets from them that include Disney MaxPass!
Get Away Today is almost always offering some kind of special on tickets and/or hotel vacation packages.
Currently you can get an Extra Day FREE at Disneyland! Use the promo code: MommyMouse to get an extra $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California vacation package. (Hotel and 2 ticket minimum purchase to qualify for the discount).
There are so many things to think about when you are planning a trip to Disneyland. Hopefully this tips will help you plan a magical trip to Disneyland!