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Visiting Disneyland in July 2022


Nice weather and school vacation make the summer an excellent time to visit the Disneyland Resort. The one downside is that Disneyland in July can be quite crowded! Weekdays and weekends will both be busy as school is out for summer vacation across the country. With a bit of planning, however, July can be a great time to visit the parks.


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**The phased reopening of the Disneyland Resort in California is an ongoing process. Be sure to visit our official Disneyland reopening post for updated information to guide your vacation planning! Some experiences listed below have been temporarily suspended or modified due to the pandemic.


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 Monday in 2022. 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 good news is that nighttime shows are finally making a comeback at the Disneyland Resort with The Main Street Electrical Parade, Disneyland Forever, and World of Color returning on April 22, and Fantasmic! returning on May 28!

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.


July Refurbishments & Closures

Splash Mountain in Disneyland |*We’ve included all current refurbishments here on this list… even ones that may be open in time for July 2022. (Please note that this list could change at a moment’s notice.)

Disneyland Park

  • Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed from March 14 through early summer 2022.
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant will be closed for refurbishment beginning April 21, 2022. (No opening date has been announced.)
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is closed indefinitely.
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse is currently closed. (No opening date has been announced.)
  • Sailing Ship Columbia is currently closed. (No opening date has been announced.)
  • Mickey’s Toontown will be closed from March 9, 2022, through early 2023 for a MAJOR refurbishment and includes the closures of the following attractions:
    • Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse
    • Donald’s Boat
    • Gadget’s Go Coaster
    • Goofy’s Playhouse
    • Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey
    • Minnie’s House
    • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Disneyland Forever is returning on April 22, 2022!
  • The Main Street Electrical Parade is returning on April 22, 2022!
  • Fantasmic! is returning on May 28, 2022!
  • Temporarily suspended: Star Wars Launch Bay, Magic Happens Parade, Mickey and the Magical Map, Storytelling at Royal Theater, and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (but the shop is open)

California Adventure Park

  • Grizzly River Run will be closed from January 24 through spring 2022.
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will be closed from April 11-14, 2022.
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will close on April 25, 2022, for refurbishment. (No opening date has been announced.)
  • World of Color is returning on April 22, 2022!
  • Temporarily suspended: Red Car Trolley, The Blue Sky Cellar, and Frozen — Live at the Hyperion


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

The Matterhorn in Disneyland |

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. But 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 month!


Ready to Start Planning Your Visit to Disneyland in July?

Here are some resources to help you get started!

Disneyland Dining Guides:


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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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