Disneyland California Opening Hours – Schedule, Tips and more

Here’s your comprehensive guide to the daily opening and closing times for both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim, CA. Plus, we’ll share some insider tips on how to maximize your visit and beat the crowds.

A reminder that reservations are mandatory.

This guide has been updated for 2024!

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Operating Hours Overview:

  • Disneyland and Disney California Adventure typically open between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.
  • Closing times vary, usually between 8:00 PM and midnight, depending on the day of the week, season, and special events.
  • Weekdays and off-peak seasons tend to have shorter operating hours, with the park closing as early as 8:00 PM.
  • Saturdays are generally the busiest, with Disneyland staying open later, often until midnight.
  • Sundays typically have thinner crowds, especially in the morning.
  • Jump to March hours, April hours

Peak Hours:

  • Saturdays: Disneyland stays open later, typically until midnight.
  • Weekends: Both parks may have extended hours, especially during peak seasons and special events.
  • Late Mornings: Parks are busiest from late morning into the afternoon, so arriving early is recommended to enjoy popular rides with shorter wait times.

Off-Peak Hours:

  • Weekdays: Monday through Thursday generally have shorter operating hours compared to weekends.
  • Weekdays During Off-Peak Season: These days are typically the best times to visit as lines are shorter.
  • Sundays: Typically have thinner crowds, especially in the morning.

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Arrival Tips

If you’re purchasing your tickets at the gate (currently unavailable due to the advanced reservation requirement), we recommend arriving 60 minutes early. If you already have your tickets, arriving 30 minutes early should suffice. This gives you ample time to park and either walk or take the free bus or tram (when available) to the entrance.

What time does Disneyland open: A Monthly Schedule

When does Disneyland open? The opening time varies depending on the day.

Disneyland Hours January 2024

Dates Disneyland Hours DCA Hours Early Entry (1/2 hour before)
Jan 1-7, 11-15, 19, 26 8am – 12am 8am – 10pm Both Parks
Jan 8 – 10, 16 – 18, 24, 31 8am – 10pm 8am – 10pm Both Parks
Jan 20, 27 8am – 12am 8am – 10pm Disneyland
Jan 21, 28 8am – 12am 8am – 10pm DCA
Jan 22, 29 8am – 10am 8am – 10pm DCA
Jan 23, 25, 30 8am – 10pm 8am – 10pm Disneyland

Disneyland Hours February 2024

Valentine’s Day falls on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, and President’s Day is on Monday, February 19, 2024. Visitors should anticipate higher than average attendance during the Presidents weekend, but otherwise Disneyland is not very crowded in February. During the week, Disneyland typically closes early around 8 PM, except for the week of Presidents day, when some schools are out for winter break.

Dates Disneyland Hours DCA Hours Early Entry (1/2 hour before)
Feb 1 8am – 8pm 8am – 9pm Both Parks
Feb 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25 8am – 12am 8am – 10pm DCA
Feb 3, 10, 17, 20, 24 8am – 12am 8am – 10pm Disneyland
Feb 4 8am – 11pm 8am – 10pm DCA
Feb 5, 7 8am – 10pm 8am – 9pm DCA
Feb 6, 8 8am – 8pm 8am – 9pm Disneyland
Feb 12, 14 8am – 8pm 8am – 9pm DCA
Feb 13, 15 8am – 10pm 8am – 9pm Disneyland
Feb 26, 28 8am – 11pm 8am – 9pm DCA
Feb 27, 29 8am – 11pm 8am – 9pm Disneyland
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Disneyland Hours March 2024

Dates Disneyland Hours DCA Hours Early Entry (1/2 hour before)
Mar 1, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31 8am – 12am 8am – 10pm DCA
Mar 2, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 8am – 12am 8am – 10pm Disneyland
Mar 3 8am – 11pm 8am – 10pm DCA
Mar 4, 6 8am – 10pm 8am – 9pm DCA
Mar 5, 7 8am – 8pm 8am – 9pm Disneyland

Disneyland Hours April 2024

Dates Disneyland Hours DCA Hours Early Entry (1/2 hour before)
Apr 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28 8am-12am 8am-10pm DCA
Apr 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 20, 27 8am-12am 8am-10pm Disneyland
Apr 12, 14 8am-8pm 8am-10pm DCA
Apr 15, 17 8am-10pm 8am-9pm DCA
Apr 16, 18 (Special Ticketed Event)
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8am-8pm 8am-9pm Disneyland
Apr 22, 24 (Special Ticketed Event) 8am-10pm 8am-10pm DCA
Apr 23, 25 8am- 8pm 8am-10pm Disneyland
Apr 29-31 8am-11pm 8am-10pm

 

Disney publishes their opening and closing hours only 4 – 6 weeks in advance. Some of the information below is based on our predictions. 

Here’s an easy way to find out when these hours are published:

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Disneyland Hours May 2024

Dates Disneyland Hours California Adventure Hours
1, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 23, 28-31 8am-11pm 8am-9pm
5, 7, 20, 21, 27 8am-11pm 8am-10pm
3, 4, 24, 25 8am-12am 8am-10pm
10-18 8am-12am 8am-10pm
2, 6, 9 8am-8pm 8am-10pm

Disneyland Hours June 2024

Dates Day Disneyland Hours California Adventure Hours
June 1, 5-6, 8-10, 12-21, 23 Mon-Tue-Thu 8am-12am 8am-10pm
June 2, 9, 16, 30 Fri 8am-12am 8am-9pm
June 3, 10, 17, 24 Sat 8am-12am 8am-10pm
June 4, 11, 18, 25 Sun 8am-12am 8am-9pm
June 7, 14, 21, 28 Wed 8am-12am 8am-9pm
June 13, 15, 22, 29 Tue 8am-8pm 8am-10pm

Disneyland Hours July 2024

Dates Day Disneyland Hours California Adventure Hours
July 1-31 All 8 am – 12 am 8 am – 10 pm

Disneyland Hours August 2024

Dates Day Disneyland Hours California Adventure Hours
August 1-20 Mon-Sun 8 am – 12 am 8 am – 10 pm
August 21-31 Mon-Sun 8 am – 11 pm 8 am – 10 pm
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Disneyland Hours September 2024

No prediction at this point.  Here was 2023’s schedule as a reference:

2023 Dates Day Disneyland Hours California Adventure Hours
Sep 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Fri-Sat 8 am – 12 am 8 am – 10 pm
Sep 3 Sun 8 am – 12 am 8 am – 10 pm
Sep 4 (Labor Day) Mon 8 am – 12 am 8 am – 9 pm
Sep 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28 Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu 8 am – 11 am 8 am – 10 pm
Sep 10, 17, 24 Sun 8 am – 12 am 8 am – 6 pm

Disneyland Hours October 2024

No prediction at this point.  Here was 2023’s schedule as a reference:

2023 Dates Day Disneyland Hours California Adventure Hours
Oct 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 Sat/Sun 8am-12pm 8am-6pm
Oct 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 ,23, 25, 27, 30 Wed/Fri 8am-12pm 8am-10pm
Oct 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 Tue/Thu 8am-12pm 8am-6pm
Oct 31 Tue Halloween 8am-12pm 8am-6pm

Disneyland Hours November 2024

No prediction at this point.  Here was 2023’s schedule as a reference:

2023 Dates Day Disneyland Hours California Adventure Hours
Nov 1 – 14, 16, 17 Various 8am-12am 8am-10pm
Nov 15 (Close early) Wed 8am-12am 8am-5pm
Nov 18 – 25 (Around Thanksgiving) Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8am-12am 8am-11pm
Nov 26 – 30 Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 8am-12am 8am-10pm

Disneyland Hours December 2024

No prediction at this point.  Here was 2023’s schedule as a reference:

2023 Dates Day Disneyland Hours California Adventure Hours
Dec 1 – 17 Various 8am-12am 8am-10pm
Dec 18 – 29 including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Various 8am-12am 8am-11pm
Dec 30, 31, including New Year’s Eve Sat, Sun 8am-2am 8am-1am

Early Mornings at Disneyland

The early hours of the morning are a great time to visit Disneyland. The park isn’t as full yet, and you can enjoy popular rides like Space Mountain and Splash Mountain with shorter wait times. If you’re wondering “What time does Disneyland open?” the answer is usually around 8:00 am, but that can vary.

Late Nights at Disneyland

To the question, “What time does Disneyland stay open until?” the answer depends on the day and season. On most days, Disneyland stays open until 10:00 pm or midnight. During special events or low season periods, the park may close at 8:00 pm. On New Year’s Eve, Disneyland usually stays open late to ring in the New Year.

Disneyland’s Special Events and Attractions

When planning your visit, it’s important to check if there are any special events going on, as they can affect the park’s schedule. Also, keep in mind that certain rides may have different hours of operation. For example, Splash Mountain may close early or be closed for renovations. Always check the Disneyland app or our website for the most up-to-date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does Disneyland open and close?

Disneyland’s opening and closing hours vary depending on the day of the week and the season. Typically, Disneyland opens between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM and closes between 10:00 PM and midnight. During mid-week off-season, Disneyland may close as early as 8:00 PM, and during special events, occasionally as early as 5:00 PM.

For monthly opening hours schedule, refer to our tables for each day earlier in this article.

What time does Disney California Adventure park open and close?

Typically, Disney Adventures opens between 8:00am and 10:00am and closing time is between 8:00pm and 11:00pm. Check the calendar for specific times.

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When is Magic Morning Hour?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Disneyland offered a fantastic opportunity to visit the parks one hour early. Disneyland Magic Morning was typically available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. California Adventure early admission for Disney hotel guests was typically available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. You could arrive one hour before the park opens, and enjoy select rides for one hour before the regular Disneyland opening hour. However, this option is currently unavailable.

Can You Stay at Disneyland After Park Closing?

While the magic of Disneyland may make you wish to stay forever, the park does have specific operating hours. Once the park officially closes, guests are gently encouraged to make their way towards the exits. However, certain areas like Downtown Disney and some restaurants may remain open for a while after the official park closing time.

When Does Disneyland Close for Special Events?

Disneyland occasionally hosts special events that can affect the regular operating hours. For instance, during events like Mickey’s Halloween Party, the park may close early to regular guests and only admit event ticket holders. It’s always a good idea to check the official Disneyland calendar for any special events during your visit.

Does Disneyland Close for Rain?

Disneyland is known for its sunny Southern California weather, but what happens when it rains? Generally, Disneyland remains open even in the rain. Some outdoor attractions may temporarily close for safety, but many of the attractions are indoors and continue to operate. In fact, rainy days can be a great time to visit as the park is often less crowded.

When is Disneyland open for 24 hours?

Occasionally, Disneyland has stayed open for 24 hours for special events, such as to kick off Memorial Day weekend or to celebrate leap day. We hope they continue to offer the 24-hour option in the future.

Is Disneyland open today or on specific holidays?

In most years, Disneyland is open every day, including Christmas and every holiday. Disneyland decorates the park and holds special events for many holidays, such as Disneyland Christmas and Disneyland Halloween. However, due to unusual circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be closures.

When is Disneyland Early Entry?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Disneyland offered a fantastic opportunity to visit the parks one hour early. Disneyland Magic Morning was typically available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. California Adventure early admission for Disney hotel guests was typically available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. You could arrive one hour before the park opens, and enjoy select rides for one hour before the regular Disneyland opening hour. However, this option is currently unavailable.

Is my Disneyland annual pass good today?

Disneyland California has replaced their old annual passport program due to COVID-19 with a new annual pass program called Magic Key. Some annual passes have blackout dates. To learn more about the current Disneyland annual pass program, see Disneyland Annual Passes.

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