Generally speaking, tourists are much more likely to show up at the parks earlier in the day, meaning the parks will be crowded all day long. Consequently, December 17, 2021 until December 31, 2021 will be the busiest stretch of the entire year at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
Similarly one may ask, how is Disneyland during Christmas?
Disneyland Christmas this year runs from November 12th through January 9th giving guests plenty of time to enjoy the festivities. Disneyland at Christmas offers so much to see and do for guests including themed attractions, a holiday parade and fireworks, fantastic holiday food, festivals, and breathtaking decor!
Subsequently, is Disney busier before or after Christmas?
The week before and of Christmas is the busiest time of the year. It’s peak holiday season, with all schools out of session and families on winter vacation. If you’re planning on visiting around then, be prepared for huge crowds and long lines.
Is Disneyland busy between Christmas and New Years?
While spring breaks and summer vacations can vary, there’s very little wiggle room between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when many Americans are off work and out of school — which often led to massive crowds at Disneyland before the pandemic.
Disneyland is of course limiting capacity through its reservation system, but at the time of publication reservations were still available for December 29 and 30 for both day guests and Dream Magic Key holders.
Is Disneyland usually crowded on Christmas Eve? Yup, but it’s historically one of the better days to go around then. So if you absolutely, positively must visit Disneyland during the worst time of the year, we recommend going on Christmas Eve.
Disneyland Hours December 2021
During the week between Christmas and New Years, both Disneyland California and Disney California Adventure parks will be open, but it is likely that tickets will sell out well in advance so make your plans early!
Disneyland in December is one of the best times of the year to visit! The holiday celebrations are in full swing with Christmas themed parade and fireworks, holiday overlays on favorite attractions, an abundance of holiday food, and more!
Typically, Christmas season at Disneyland starts the weekend before this, meaning you have a week gap between the start of Disneyland’s holiday season and the start of actual holiday travel. This is a ‘sweet spot’ for low crowds, perfect weather, and seasonal entertainment.
Best Time to Visit Disneyland in 2022
- The first half of September; Tuesdays through Thursdays for the remainder of September and the second half of October.
- Mondays through Thursdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving)
- Mondays through Thursdays during the first half of December.
It’s always a great time to visit Disney theme parks! However, when planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort, expect lower crowds from mid-September through mid-November (before the Thanksgiving break). Mid-January through mid-March is another time when potentially lower crowds are expected.