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Visiting Disneyland in July 2024: Independence Day, Pixar Fest, and more!


If you’re thinking about heading to the Disneyland Resort during summer, you’re in luck! The combination of amazing weather and school vacation makes it an awesome time to go. The only catch is that Disneyland in July tends to get pretty crowded. Whether it’s a weekday or a weekend, everyone’s taking advantage of their summer break, so brace yourself for long lines and crowded areas. But don’t worry, with some careful planning, you can still have a good time. Just make sure to plan ahead, wear comfy shoes, and stay hydrated! You may also want to consider utilizing Genie+, getting there early, and maybe even checking out some less popular attractions.


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Planning a Disneyland vacation in 2024? Be sure to check out our guide to all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer this year including the return of the Disneyland Half Marathon, the grand opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and more!


July At-a-Glance

  • July temperatures heat up, and the days are longer. Both heat and humidity come into play during this time of year. But the good news is that with the longer days, there will be more daylight hours to enjoy the Disneyland Resort!
  • Be prepared for summer crowds. July is a popular month to visit with summer vacation in full swing across the country. Weekdays and weekends alike will most likely be busy.
  • The Fourth of July falls on a Thursday in 2024. Featuring Patriotic music, Disneyland will light up the night sky with an inspirational fireworks display.


July Events

Astro Orbitor in Disneyland | Magic in the PlanningSummer is in full swing during the month of July, and summer break does mean summer crowds.

The only major holiday this month is the Fourth of July, and Disney will certainly go all out when it comes to fireworks! Be prepared for the Fourth of July crowds if you intend to visit the park to celebrate.

The highly anticipated Pixar Fest is making a comeback at the Disneyland Resort April 26-August 4! Prepare to be immersed in a world of vibrant decorations, special menus, and unique merchandise, as the theme parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney District embrace the magic of Pixar for a limited time. This celebration of friendship will feature heartwarming entertainment centered around beloved Pixar stories.


July Refurbishments & Closures

*We’ve included all current refurbishments here on this list… even ones that may be open in time for July 2024. (Please note that this list could change at a moment’s notice.)

Disneyland Park

  • Splash Mountain closed on March 31, 2023, for retheming. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is likely to open in late 2024.
  • Space Mountain will close on September 18, 2023. An opening date is yet to be announced.
  • The Haunted Mansion will be closed beginning January 22, 2024. An opening date is still unknown (likely Fall 2024).
  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln closed on April 16, 2024. An opening date is still unknown.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds will close for a quick refurbishment from April 29 through May 2, 2024.
  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will close on May 1, 2024. An opening date is unknown (likely Fall 2024).
  • Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular will return to the park for Pixar Fest from April 26 through August 24, 2024.
  • Fantasmic! will return on May 24, 2024.

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California Adventure Park

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail closed on March 4, 2024. An opening date is still unknown.
  • Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration! Parade will debut on April 26, 2024 for Pixar Fest.
  • Club Pixar will also debut on April 26, 2024.


July Weather

Overall, the weather in Anaheim is starting to feel more “summer-like” in the month of July. The average high is 84 degrees and the low is typically around 66 degrees.


July Disneyland Crowds

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Crowd calendars are very popular, but they can also be a bit unpredictable. That being said, the pandemic has made predicting crowds even more difficult than normal.

While crowd calendars can be a big help in planning your trip, keep in mind, that they are predictions at best. When designing our calendars, we take a look at events, school calendars, ticket prices, park hours, holidays, and typical monthly patterns. Unfortunately, our crowd calendars cannot predict other things such as weather, travel advisories, pandemics, or last-minute openings or closings of shows and attractions.

July is a very popular month to visit the Disneyland Resort. Be prepared for summer crowds throughout the entire month. The Fourth of July will likely bring additional crowds as well so plan accordingly!


Ready to Start Planning Your Visit to Disneyland in July?

Here are some resources to help you get started!


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Planning your first Disneyland vacation? Be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to get started!


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