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
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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.
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.
- May 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 31
- June 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17
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.
The weather forecast for Disneyland in May calls for mostly sunny or partly cloudy days with relatively no rain showers.
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.
Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Disneyland in May.
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.
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.
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
Also make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!
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.
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.
Where to Get Disney Apparel
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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.
- Open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Park Hopper Hours 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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
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.
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.
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.)