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  • On Sep 20, 2017
    Cynthia from CO Asked

    Hello, I am trying to plan a trip for either January 2018 or September 2018. (lowest crowd times) Is there anyway to get an idea of what rides will be closed and what parades will be running to help make this decision? Thank you!

    Hi Cynthia!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you've already done some great research on finding the lower crowd times to visit Disneyland Resort!

    As far as refurbishments and parade schedules, you'd want to check the Disneyland Resort Calendar, but unfortunately this is only released approximately a month and a half to two months out so it wouldn't be of great help in deciding between January and September. Your best bet is to go on historical seasonal refurbishments with the understanding that things are always subject to change. The attractions that are closed at the same time every year that would impact your decision usually include Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, it's a small world and Space Mountain. 

    For a January trip these are the possible seasonal refurbishments. Splash Mountain normally closes in mid-January through February and Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion and it's a small world usually close early to mid-January and reopen in late January to early February to remove the holiday overlays. 

    For a September trip, Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion have historically closed in late August and reopen in mid-September with their holiday overlays, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

    Please let us know if we can help in any other way and I hope you have a great trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Texas

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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