Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-30-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
Earning My Ears
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1

Disneyland crowds week of June 6 or June 15

Hello: I am taking my 5 year old princess to Disneyland for the first time and am trying to decide on the week of June 5 since most schools are still in session or the week of June 15 when most will be out of school. I called the ticket office to ask when they thought it would be busier and they said that many middle schools go the Disneyland while still in session. Any thoughts from you experienced park goers?

Also, I am just entering my 2nd trimester and have some food issues (nothing too rich, greasey, etc). Do you think that the any of the meal plans would be good for the two of us girls?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
mermaidcoco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Norwalk, CA in an old house
Posts: 4,288

I will post my three links for menus that I use at DLR. WDW I use only this sites menu data base. Read through the menus to see what you like. Some counter service restaurants offer apple slices instead of french fries.

My post is long on that thread and explains everything you need to know about special diets at DLR.

Kid's POWER Pack - with string cheese, Nonfat yogurt, sliced apples and Whole-Grain "fish" crackers. $5.99
Remember that these menus are subject to change and sometimes are outdated.

Carnation Cafe and some restaurants offer options like rice pasta instead of potatos or at Plaza Inn you can ask for double veggies and no potatos.

Carnation Cafe
Smoked Turkey - Monterey Jack, tomato, lettuce, and whole-grain mustard aioli, tucked into pretzel bread. With potato salad, green salad or fresh fruit. $9.99
mechurchlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-31-2009, 11:46 AM   #3
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern California-30 min. from DLand
Posts: 10,943

Even though middle school kids may be at the parks the first week of June I would expect once local schools get out it'll be even busier.

We were there last Thursday and the Thurs. before as well. Yes, there were a lot of school busses in the parking lot and many large groups of kids in the parks. Not just Jr. High either, there were many Senior groups as well. But I still think once the Summer season officially starts, the parks will be more crowded.

Usually you can tell the crowd levels expected by the hours posted. When you say the week of June 5th, do you mean starting on Friday the 5th? Reason I ask is starting on the 5th DL is basically open to midnight most days (except of June 10th and 18th) and DCA until 10 p.m. Looks like any time starting on June 5th you can expect it to be crowded.

Just get there early, grab as many FP as possible for use later. You probably won't be riding any coasters so you can save your FP for the non-ocaster rides. I would start in DL and do all you can there in the a.m. and then cross over to DCA when DL starts getting crowded. A nice place to take a meal break is White Water Snacks in the GC-easy to get to from DCA. They have some different food choices than your run of the mill counter service.

Oh, and I just thought of one more thing, the F&W festival will run until June 7th. After it's over with it may mean less people at DCA and the tent in the Sunshine Plaza will be gone.

I think you'll be fine whenever you go. Just be prepared for crowds.

Oh, and one more thing, if you want to see Fantasmic, Disney's Electric Parade, or the new fireworks show (Magical - Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical Celebrations In the Stars) here's there official debut schedule-

F! and DEP on Friday, June 12th (Dress rehearsal for F! on June 11th)
Magical - Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical Celebrations In the Stars on Thurs, June 11th.

These are the official debuts (on the DLR calendar), they may show up a little earlier but know that locals, like me, will flock to the parks to see them. You can expect bigger crowds at night starting on the 11th.

HTH, but I probably only confused you.
11-839-986-994-00 6-0212-03 9-041-05 DDP 9-05 DDP 1-06 9-06 DDP9-07 DDP 9-08 DDP 9-09 DDP 9-10 QSDP! 10-11 QSDP, 10-12 QSDP AND AoA!1-14 NO DDP! POFQ
Dizneydaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
DIS Veteran
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,709

All Phoenix, Arizona elementary and high schools are already out of school.
1979-2012 Disneyland AP'ers
2005 Offsite
2006 POP
2007 POP
2008 POP
2010 POP
2011 POP
2012 POP
2014 POP
Huff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
Adult Dumbo Rider
tiggeroo42's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 375

Ugh, the middle school kids on the school trips are horrible! They run in herds throughout the park and are loud and obnoxious. It's a toss up, though, because it will be a lot more crowded as you get deeper into June.

If you're not easily annoyed by adolescents, I would choose the first date. I'm a high school teacher, so the last thing I want on my vacation is to be around teenagers, but it might not bother you.

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I'm just about to enter my second trimester, too!
WDW: 2000 (WL/ POFQ), 2003 (CBR), 2009 (CSR)
Disneyland: 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008 (offsite), 2011 GCH, 2012 DLH, 2014 DLH
tiggeroo42 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disneyland Divas working out, getting healthy, and looking fine in '09!! mommaU4 W.I.S.H 2688 01-03-2010 12:06 PM
Ireland Trip Report **Finally Finished...Sort of p.13** Wonders10 Adventures By Disney 187 09-20-2009 12:56 AM
*Girls DL Trip* OLD THREAD mommaU4 Disneyland (California) 3678 08-08-2009 10:30 AM
Our two week land and sea adventure! W/ LOTS OF PICS!!!(UPDATED 6/17 pg.16 post 227) Girldreamer02 Completed Trip Reports 245 07-28-2009 01:17 AM
June 18, 2009 3 night Wonder looking2cruise Disney Cruise Meets 146 06-18-2009 12:35 AM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.