Have you been to Disneyland in November? Have you experienced the Holiday festivities at the park and all of the fun events that happen there? If not, this post is for YOU! Here are just a few things that make November the best time to visit Disneyland!
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I absolutely LOVE Disneyland in November! Did I mention that I love going to Disneyland in November?
I know I said the same thing twice, but it is absolutely worth repeating. Disneyland in November is absolutely amazing and I’m going to share with you my secrets for making your vacation magical at the Happiest Place on Earth!
Disneyland in November
My first tip for visiting in November is to determine how many park days you want to have and decide if you want to park hop or not. Check out my Disneyland park hopper tips to help you get the most bang for your buck.
You will also want to check out how to go to Disneyland on a budget!
Get Discount Disneyland Tickets & Vacation Packages
My travel partner, Get Away Today, offers park tickets that are always a few dollars less than what you can purchase directly from Disney. I have been buying my tickets for them for many years and their customer service can’t be beat! You can check ticket prices here.
You can save even more when booking your tickets in a vacation package combined with a hotel stay. Get Away Today often offers deals through many Disneyland Good Neighbor hotels where you can get a 3rd or 4th night free! And they offer amazing layaway plans!
And, my readers can use the coupon code: Clubhouse10 to save even more on a 2-night or longer Southern California vacation package! You can check package prices for your next trip here or give them a call at 855-GET-AWAY and tell them Mommy Mouse Clubhouse sent you.
Here are a few hotels I recommend that can be booked through Get Away Today: Disneyland Hotel, Radisson Blu Anaheim, Cambria Hotel & Suites Anaheim, Embassy Suites Anaheim South, and Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground.
How are the Crowds at Disneyland in November?
The answer to that question is that it depends when you go. Crowds at the beginning of the month pretty light, but are drastically different the week of Thanksgiving.
As long as you go in early November and avoid the weekends, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the week of Thanksgiving, you may experience some of the lightest crowds of the year and avoid long lines!
Don’t let heavy crowds scare you away though. Crowds are almost always part of the Disneyland experience, but as long as you are prepared, you will still have a great time!
My advice to beat the crowds if you do go during a busy time in November is to arrive early, have a plan of what are your must-do attractions, don’t plan on seeing everything and purchase Genie+!
If you’re wondering about crowd levels at Disneyland during other months of the year, check out my tips for Disneyland in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and December. You can find a guide for each month of the year here.
Special Events in November at Disneyland
There are a few official and unofficial special events that happen at Disneyland in November which makes it a great time to go! Here is what will be happening this year.
Dapper Day is an unofficial semi-annual event that takes place in November and brings all the dappers out! Many people attend Dapper Day events to dress up to show off their fashion skills with a twist on classic outfits.
Saturday of “Dapper Weekend” usually includes events at the Disneyland Hotel and Sunday is the actual day in the parks. This experience is scheduled for November 6th. Book your hotel and park tickets now!
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort
The holidays are truly a magical time of year to visit Disneyland and begins November 10, 2023 through January 7, 2024. ! I love that Disney starts celebrating the Christmas season in November. That gives guest more time to experience the magic and holiday decorations! Read all about Christmas at Disneyland here!
It’s also nice that you can visit early in November when the crowds are lower.
You can expect to see the return of “World of Color-Season of Light,” which is a holiday-themed version of the amazing nighttime show and visit Santa Claus at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail! Enjoy live entertainment at Disney Festival of Holidays at California Adventure Park.
Over at Disneyland Park, the Haunted Mansion is still Haunted Mansion Holiday with Jack Skellington and you will be able to witness the “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular and the Christmas Fantasy Parade!
Also make sure to visit the Disneyland Resort Hotels for some amazing Christmas decorations.
How is the Weather at Disneyland in November
The average high temperatures at Disneyland in November are pleasantly warm and the lows range between a comfortable mid 50s to low 60s.
The forecast for this time of year is mainly sunny or partly cloudy, with maybe just one day of rain per month, but you can never be too safe when it comes to weather so make sure before heading out that you’ve checked current conditions.
What to Pack for November Disneyland Vacations
When it comes to packing for a Disneyland vacation, you want to be make sure you have everything you need and not end up being unprepared because you forgot essential items.
Below I’ll show you some items you’ll want to make sure are packed in your suitcase so you can have the ultimate adventure in California! Get my full Disneyland packing list here.
Check out my post on things you can order from Amazon for your Disneyland vacation, what you should pack in your park backpack, and how you can use grocery delivery to order anything you may have forgotten when you arrive!
Pack Rain Ponchos
Although there are only a few days that have rain in the forecast for November, it is smart to be prepared with a few disposable ponchos.
My kids are not big fans of getting wet on rides, so I like to make sure we have a poncho with us when riding Splash Mountain.
It is more convenient than having to pack extra clothes for my little ones and it also allows them to stay dry while everyone else around them laughs their heads off!
Pack Sun Protection
Make sure to re-apply sunscreen to yourself and children often throughout the day. Nothing slams the brakes on fun like a sunburn at Disneyland!
Pack Comfortable Shoes
You will be doing A LOT of walking when you go to Disneyland, especially if you get a park hopper ticket.
I recommend bringing a couple of pairs comfortable shoes. It’s a good idea to bring shoes that are already broken in because achy feet can really be a problem on your vacation. I really these Skechers to wear at the parks.
What to Wear at Disneyland in November
It can get pretty cool in the early mornings and late evenings at Disneyland this time of year.
Make sure that it is light enough that you can keep it in a backpack or tied around your waist when it is warm outside during the day.
Where to Get Affordable Disney-Themed Shirts
I have a habit of buying new Disney shirts for my family every time we go to Disneyland. That can get pretty expensive. Here are a few places I like to pick up discount Disney-themed apparel.
I have found so many cute t-shirts, accessories, and other Disney-themed apparel for a great price on Jane.com.
The deals on Jane.com change daily, so if you see something you like, make sure to grab it while you can!
You can also find a lot of good deals at shopDisney.com, especially if they have a free shipping deal or a sale going on.
To stay up to date on Disney Store sales, I would sign up for their emails. I get emails monthly with codes for free shipping.
Click the shopDisney button below to see what is on sale right now!
Disneyland Park Hours in November
Here are the projected hours for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in November.
As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.
- Early Entry 7:30 am – 8:00 am
- Open from 8:00 am – 12:00 am
- Park Hopper Hours 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Disney California Adventure Park
- Early Entry 7:30 am – 8:00 am
- Open from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Park Hopper Hours 11:00 am – 6:00 pm or 10:00 pm
Ride Closures in November at Disneyland
One of my favorite things about Disney is that they take 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.
You can stay up to date with ride closures by checking Disneyland.com.
I’ve noticed that Disneyland will update expected ride closures about one or two months ahead of time, so check back for November closures in September or October.
How to Get Discount Disneyland Tickets & Vacation Packages
Discounts for Disneyland tickets and vacation packages can be hard to find, but not impossible. If you do find a discount, make sure that you are buying from an authorized Disney ticket seller like Get Away Today.
I trust Get Away Today and have been purchasing Disneyland tickets and Disneyland vacation packages from them for over 20 years! 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 Genie+.
You can save even more money when you purchase your tickets in a bundle with your hotel. There are often hotels that offer 3rd and 4th nights free through Get Away Today.
Some of the hotels I have booked in a package include the Disneyland Hotel, Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance, Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground, The Viv Anaheim, Cambria Hotel & Suites and Embassy Suites Anaheim South.
For even more savings, visit www.GetAwayToday.com and use the promo code: Clubhouse10 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.) And check out their Peace of Mind Plan and Layaway plans!
November is not just the month of Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s also a time for all things Disney! The Disneyland Resort has so many things to see in November that you won’t want to miss out on.
Whether you visit during the holiday season or any other time of year, there are plenty of reasons why November is the perfect time to enjoy everything that Walt Disney World Resort has to offer including amazing holiday celebrations. What do YOU love most about visiting Disneyland?