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Best Times to Visit Anaheim-Disneyland

The best times to visit Anaheim and Disneyland are March through May and September through October, when the weather is comfortably warm and school's still in session. In the summertime and around major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, Disneyland tends to be more crowded. And temperatures in Anaheim will be high without the reprieve of a cooling, ocean breeze.


This is an excellent time to visit. Plan your trip for March, April or May to beat the summertime rush. Also, temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s make walking around a much more comfortable feat. Check the Disneyland website for seasonal deals on flights and "Stay-and-Play" packages.

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  • Taste of Anaheim (May)

The months sandwiched between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most popular times to visit the area, primarily because the kids are out of school and the weather is beautiful: Temperatures hover in the mid-80s, and there is barely any rain. (Make sure to pack sunscreen and drink plenty of water). If you're planning a summer trip, consider booking well in advance. You'll also see fewer crowds if you visit during the week.

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The crowds die down as kids go back to school and Anaheim temperatures slightly drop into the high 70s and low 80s. This lull in traffic is a great time to score deals at Disneyland. However, be prepared for shorter hours of operation; check the park's website before planning your itinerary to make sure it will be open.

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Exciting special events and the promise of warm weather (winter temperatures linger in the high 60s and low 70s) draw crowds back to the area. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are especially busy, so make sure to book well in advance.

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