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When To Go To Disneyland In 2019
November 26, 2018
Author: Kimberly Fidler

If you're wondering when to go to Disneyland in 2019, look no further. We tell you when you'll save the most and go through all of the special events one by one. Find the perfect time for your 2019 Disneyland vacation.

When to go to Disneyland in 2019

By far, the question our team gets asked the most is "When should I go to Disneyland?" The answers vary depending on what exactly it is that you're looking for. Are you looking for when you can save the most money? Are you looking for the lowest crowds? Do you want to be there for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge? Halloween Time? The Holidays? There is so much to consider.

We've put together a video all about when to go to Disneyland in 2019 that takes all of these into account. Find out when the best time to go to Disneyland is for you!

When to Go to Disneyland in 2019 

Now that you've seen our video, when do YOU want to go to Disneyland next year? We've put together a recap for you to easily reference. The recap will also be regularly updated as exact dates for celebrations and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge are released. Be sure to bookmark this article and check back regularly.

When to go to Disneyland in 2019: Savings

If you're looking for when to save the absolute most money in 2019, you'll want to visit in the Spring. By traveling January 7 - May 23, 2019 (excluding blockout dates of April 14 - 22, 2019), you'll save the very most. In fact, depending on your ticket type, you'll save up to $86 per person off annual park pricing! 

In addition to saving the most on your park tickets, you can also save on your hotel. You can save up to 25% at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort on select dates. We also have Extra Night Free Specials at a variety of our Anaheim area hotels. 

Bottom line, if you're looking to save the very most money, you'll want to visit in the Spring. 

When to go to Disneyland: Spring

There are so many fun new and returning events taking place at Disneyland this spring. New this year is Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration. The overall celebration begins in January 2019 with Mickey’s Mix Magic beginning on January 18th and Mickey’s Soundsational Parade kicking off on January 25th. 

When to go to Disneyland in 2019 Spring

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Valentine's Month is another all new event that celebrates the love of Mickey and Minnie. You can expect specialty food and beverage items, photo opportunities and an interactive scavenger hunt.

The Lunar New Year Festival will be back in Disney California Adventure Park in 2019 from January 25th to February 17th. 2019 is the Year of the Pig and it promises to be a good one. Special food and merchandise items and entertainment will be available. Mulan leads a Lunar New Year Procession, and you may just find Mushu around as well. 

March 1st through April 23rd brings the return of the Disney California Adventure Park Food and Wine Festival. This year will be the festival's biggest year yet with six full weeks of taste testing fun. You'll find marketplace kiosks, celebrity chef demonstrations and interactive cooking classes as well. Some of the events require advance registration. 

When to go to Disneyland in 2019: Summer

This is the news you're looking for. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will officially open in Disneyland in summer 2019. Although no date has been announced yet, we KNOW it’s summer. We will update this article as soon as it is it announced. We will also blast it on our social media channels. Make sure you're following us on Facebook and Instagram, because the announcement could come any day!

When to go to Disneyland in 2019 Summer

We also know the names of the two major attractions: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and “Star Wars”: Rise of the Resistance. They will be two of the most immersive attractions in one of the most immersive lands ever created.

This summer is shaping up to be out of this world at Disneyland. We recommend booking your 2019 Disneyland vacation as soon as possible.

When to go to Disneyland in 2019: Fall

Fall brings one of the most festive times of year at Disneyland with Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Halloween Time typicall kicks off in mid-September and continues through Halloween night. You'll find Halloween attractions, treats and more.

When to go to Disneyland in 2019 Fall

Mickey’s Halloween Party is a private ticketed event that is held on select nights. Party nights normally begin late September and continue through Halloween. Both Halloween Time and Mickey's Halloween Party dates are normally announced in June or July. We will update exact dates here as soon as we have them.

When to go to Disneyland in 2019: Winter

If there is a most magical time of all to visit Disneyland, winter may just be it. Holidays at the Disneyland Resort begin around the second week in November and continue through the first week in January. Seasonal surprises are around every corner with the most incredible holiday decor. All of the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays can be found. Haunted Mansion Holiday, "it's a small world" Holiday and more will delight your family.

When to go to Disneyland in 2019 Winter

Exact holiday dates for 2019 have not yet been announced. We will update this post as soon as we get them.

When to go to Disneyland in 2019: Wrap-up

As you can see, next year is going to be an incredible year at the Disneyland Resort. There are more celebrations and the most immersive land to ever open will be debuting. As we mentioned in the video, the best time to go to Disneyland is when you can go. We hope that this guide helped you narrow down a time that will work best for your family.

No matter when you choose to visit Disneyland, we are here to help. We will make sure you save the most money and have the most magical experience. You can book your 2019 Disneyland vacation online, or you can call any of our reservation agents at 855-GET-AWAY. 

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Please help! We are a family that lost our home in Paradise, CA on November 8th and would like to plan a Disney trip with a family of close friends who also lost their house. We are looking to save the most money possible on a Disney vacation sometime during the end of January. Can you give us some advise? We would love to get the trip planned out within this next week if possible because of time off requests needing to be turned in. Thank you! <3

Those are such valid questions. May will likely have the most temperate weather. Disney hasn't released any information on how the flow of Galaxy's Edge will be handled. However, the Orange County Register estimated that stand-by wait times for the attractions in Galaxy's Edge could reach 6 hours. In the past when new lands have opened, it generally takes a full year (sometimes longer) for initial excitement to die down. But this is Star Wars, which is really unprecedented. I would anticipate Galaxy's Edge excitement will take around two years to calm down. That's not to say that you won't be able to ride with a minimal wait, we just don't know enough yet about how ride times will be handled. Hope that helps!

I'm torn! We were thinking of going in mid August, around the time that school is starting. We have been excited about Galaxy's Edge. My five-year-old son is a total Star Wars nerd! However, those Spring ticket prices are so low, they're hard to pass up, so we're batting around the idea of early May. Also, I have been worried about that the August weather might be too hot since we have young kids, and I'm wondering if the lines for the Galaxy's Edge rides will still be really awful. (An hour wait is OK, three hours not so much.) So what would your advice be? I assume you've experienced both the summer weather and what it's like when new things have been open a couple of months.

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