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Disneyland in May

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If you’re thinking about going to Disneyland in May, you are in the right place! Here you will find all of the information you need to plan an amazing Disneyland vacation in May! Including what to pack, what weather to expect, what to wear, and how to save money on Disneyland tickets!

Updated for 2022

Pixar-Pal-Around and two kids at Disneyland

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If you’re wondering if May is a good time to go to Disneyland, I’m here to help you decide! May happens to be one of my favorite times to visit for many reasons that I’ll explain below.

After you decide if May is right for you, make sure you check out some of my other Disneyland planning tips that might be helpful.

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Disneyland Crowd Sizes in May

May can definitely be a pretty popular time to go to Disneyland. But, if you are strategic, you can still have an amazing time.

With holidays such as Cinco de Mayo, Star Wars Day, and Memorial Day, crowds will definitely increase.

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Disneyland

Grad Nights also begin in May and can affect crowd sizes. Currently 2022 Grad Nights are scheduled for the following dates:

  • May 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 31
  • June 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17
A child at Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park.

Average Weather at Disneyland in May

The average high temperatures at Disneyland in May are in the upper 70s to mid 80s and lows are in the upper 50s and low 60s.

A bar graph showing average temperatures for Disneyland in May.

The weather forecast for Disneyland in May calls for mostly sunny or partly cloudy days with relatively no rain showers.

Star Wars Wall at Disneyland

But, the weather is always unpredictable and can change. Make sure you check the current weather forecast before you leave, so you know what to expect.

What to Pack for Disneyland in May

Knowing what to pack for Disneyland in May 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.

Woody the Cowboy themed Loungefly Backpack

Make sure you check out my post on How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney and 10 Things You NEED in Your Disney Backpack.

Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Disneyland in May.

A scene from Rise of the Resistance.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Pack and Umbrella or Poncho & Stroller Protection

Although the weather forecast for Disneyland in May currently doesn’t call for much rain, we all know that can change at any time.

A boy in a Disney Parks poncho at Disneyland.

I like to be prepared with a small travel umbrella or a poncho. These things can easily be kept in the car or hotel room if rain isn’t in the forecast that day.  

A poncho can come in handy even if it doesn’t rain. Wear it on rides like Splash Mountain at Disneyland Park or Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure to keep your clothes dry!

A family in the rain at Epcot

If you have a stroller with you, you’ll also need to think about keeping it, and your child dry if rain does decide to strike.

Some strollers have covers you can buy that are specifically made for them, but can be expensive. You can find universal stroller covers on Amazon, like the one below.

Get this stroller cover on Amazon!

Or, another option is to buy a shower curtain liner from Dollar Tree and use cloths pins to hold in place over the stroller. The cost is only $2.00 and works like a champ!

Pack Sun Protection

The California sun can be brutal, even in May. Make sure that you are ready for the UV rays by packing some sunblock and a cute Disney hat.

A bottle of sunscreen at Disneyland.

Also make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!

Check out this cute hat for kids I found on Amazon!

What to Wear at Disneyland in May

The mornings and evenings at Disneyland in May can be kind of chilly, but the days will be warm. This makes packing clothing for Disneyland in May a little tricky.

I love this Moana-themed shirt I found on Amazon!

I like to wear a pair of jeans or leggings to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures and a cute Disney-themed t-shirt during the day.

For the early morning and evening, I bring along a lightweight jacket or sweater that can be kept in a backpack or worn around your waist during the day. 

A boy in Storm Trooper sunglasses at Disneyland.

Where to Get Disney Apparel

Before any Disney vacation, I always check out Jane for adorable and affordable Disney vacation t-shirts!

Disney tshirt
Photo Credit: Jane.com

I have found so many cute shirts for only $13.99 plus shipping! Just head to Jane.com and type character or vacation into the search bar and the available deals will pop up.

Be aware that the deals change daily, so make sure to check back often or follow me on Instagram to keep up on all of the amazing Disney-themed merchandise!

Daily Boutique Deals

 

Disneyland Hours in May

Here are the projected typical hours for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in May.

As always, these hours are subject to change so check Disneyland’s website for current information.

it's a small world attraction at Disneyland

Disneyland Park

  • Open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Park Hopper Hours 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pixar Pal Around at Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Park Hopper Hours 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ride Closures in May

Guardians of the Galaxy at Disneyland.

I love that Disneyland takes pride in their park and attractions.

Because of this, there are usually a few rides at both Disneyland park and Disney’s California Adventure park that are closed for refurbishment at different times throughout the year.

Stay up to date with ride closures by checking Disneyland’s website. Disneyland usually updates their list one or two months ahead of time, so check back for May’s closures in March or April.

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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.

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!

Disneyland ticket at Pixar Pier Disney California Adventure

Get Away Today is almost always offering some kind of special on tickets and/or hotel vacation packages.

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.)

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Liliane Fawzy

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Have always wanted to visit Disneyland! Didn't even realize I should take some of these things into mind. Great guide!

mindymoser

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Thank you! I hope it can be useful to you!

Missy

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Indiana Jones is closed?! Bummer. 😝

mindymoser

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

I know! That stinks, huh?

mayasspace

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Thanks for this. You definitely went into detail and gave some helpful information on trip planning to Disney. I'll have to plan a trip myself sometime soon!

mindymoser

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

You definitely should visit Disneyland. Its so much fun!

Kim

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Cute blog name & post! I'm sure mommies out there will find your tips helpful!

mindymoser

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Thank you :)

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