Find out everything you need to know to have a magical Disneyland vacation in October!
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I just want to begin by saying that if you are you thinking about going to Disneyland in October, you should!
It can be a very popular time to go, especially near the end of the month as you approach Halloween.
But have no fear! I’m here to help you know all about what to expect at Disneyland in October!
Disneyland in October
Fill can be one of the busier times of the year to visit the Disneyland because of Halloween Time. But if you know what to plan for, you can have a great time despite the crowds!
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My first tip would definitely be to use Disney MaxPass and check out these park hopper tips to help you get the most bang for your buck in October.
You will also want to check out how to go to Disneyland on a budget!
Disneyland Crowd Sizes in October
To battle the October crowds at Disneyland, find out what rides have the FASTPASS option and be ready to utilize them the traditional way or use these tips with Disney MaxPass.
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If you’re wondering about crowd levels at Disneyland during other months of the year, you can find a crowd calendar for each month in 2019 here.
Special Events at Disneyland in October
- Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort takes place from September 6th – October 31st. For more information about this amazing time of year, check out my Disneyland Halloween Bucket List!
- Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will take place at Disney California Adventure on the following nights: September 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, October 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31
Average Weather at Disneyland in October
The high temperatures at Disneyland in October range from the high 70s to the high 80s. Lows are in the mid to upper 50s.
Rain can be hit or miss in October, but the majority of the time you will find sunny to partly cloudy days. Check out the weather forecast for the month of October HERE.
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But, as you probably know, the weather has a mind of it’s own and can be unpredictable.
It can change at any time, so make sure to check the current weather forecast before you leave, so you will know what to expect.
What to Pack for Disneyland in October
Do you need to know what to pack when going to Disneyland in October? Well, I’ve got you covered!
You don’t want to be unprepared and end up having to spend your hard-earned vacation budget on things that could easily been brought from home.
Make sure you check out my post on what you should have in your Disney Park Bag and how you can use Amazon to save money at Disney!
Pack Rain Ponchos
Although it may or may not rain very much in October, I like to take along some disposable ponchos with me.
My kids are not big fans of getting wet on rides. Splash Mountain happens to be one of my favorite attractions, so wearing a poncho while riding, allows me to still enjoy it!
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It is so much easier to carry around a couple of ponchos than it is to bring a spare set of clothes for my kids when the get wet.
Pack Sun Protection
Although October is right in the middle of Fall, its definitely still a good idea to protect you and your family from harmful UV rays by packing some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
How adorable is this Minnie Mouse Mom hat I found on Amazon?
Pack Clothing for Warm Weather, but Bring a Jacket
The mornings and evenings in October at Disneyland can get a little chilly. Especially if you take advantage of Magic Mornings.
This can make packing a little tricky.
In October, I like to wear a cute Disney t-shirt and leggings and bring along a lightweight jacket or sweatshirt.
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Make sure that it is light enough that you can keep it in a backpack or tied around your waist.
I LOVE this Maleficent sweatshirt for Halloween Time! Check it out HERE!
Pack Adorable Disney-Themed Apparel
Before I go on a Disney vacation, I like to check out Jane for adorable and affordable Disney vacation t-shirts.
I have found so many cute Disney-themed accessories and 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, so make sure to check back often and follow @mommymouseclubhouse on Instagram to keep up on all 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 October
Here are the typical hours for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in October.
As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.
- Opens at 8:00 am or 9:00 am
- Closes at 10:00pm, 11:00 pm, or midnight
Disney California Adventure Park
- Opens at 8:00 am or 9:00 am
- Closes at 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, or 10:00 pm
Ride Closures in October
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.
You can stay up to date with ride closures by checking Disneyland.com.
Disneyland seems to update their list of refurbishments one or two months ahead of time, so check back for October closures in August or September.
Disneyland Ticket Savings
There aren’t a lot of Disneyland ticket discounts out there, but they can be found if you know where to look.
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Make sure that if you buy Disney tickets from a third party, that they an authorized ticket seller.
I buy my 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 these tips will help you plan a magical trip to Disneyland!
- Disneyland Halloween Bucket List
- Disney Tips & Tricks
- Disneyland Park Hopper Tips
- Disneyland on a Budget
- Best Days to Visit Disneyland 2019