What month would you suggest a visit?

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by Banana magic, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Banana magic

    Banana magic DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2006
    Hi. :wave2: I am a frequent visitor to Disney World, but have not been to Disneyland for a very long time (since I was 6). We are thinking of bringing our kids (DD8 and DS6 at the time) next year. We are bidding my DH's vacation time, so was wondering what month/time you would choose - late Sept, early Oct, or early Nov? Any suggestions on why or why not would be greatly appreciated. :)
  2. iceskatejen

    iceskatejen <font color=0000CC>I did it 4 times during my trip

    Mar 24, 2004
    Here are the typical ride refurb schedules for those times:

    Last Sept:
    Haunted Mansion to get it's holiday overlay
    Matterhorn (always down at least after Labor Day-at least mid Nov, this year Mid Dec)

    Early Oct:
    It's a Small World (holiday overlay) This typically goes down by the second or third weekend of the month

    Early Nov:
    It's a small world Doesn't open until Veterans Day weekend

    Crowd Patterns:

    Late Sept--pretty quiet but park hours are shorter and there are fewer shows.

    Early Oct--Crowds increase (by quite a bit), longer park hours and more shows/parades

    Early Nov--First weekend is a good time crowd and park hours wise--crowds are managable and park hours are the same as Oct. Avoid Veterans Day weekend--the last 2 years the park gates had to be closed by mid-day both Friday and Saturday. Crowds were huge.
  3. darph nader

    darph nader <font color=green>Went APE-CRAZY with suvies<br><f

    Jan 30, 2006
    We try and do late May (school's out here,not Cal.) or early-late Sept. Of course now that my sons are out of school it's pretty much a moot point. Our grandkiddos wont be in school for a few years yet,but my dw and vacations fall during the summer months. One of these years we have GOT to go to D/L around Christmas time,my dd has been and says it is SOOO cool. :thumbsup2
  4. stampinshauna

    stampinshauna Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise L

    Aug 24, 2005
    Late September is great--we've gone two years in a row. They started doing Mickey's Halloweentime this year, which doesn't start until the very end of September, so if you want to go to that, maybe go end of September-early October.
  5. Albort

    Albort ODV Crew

    Oct 9, 2006
    hmm... Last September, but no on a Fri-Mon... any other day would be great.

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