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Visiting Disneyland in July 2023

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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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Planning a Disneyland vacation in 2023? Be sure to check out our guide to all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer this year including the reopening of Mickey’s Toontown, the Disney100 Celebration, 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 Tuesday in 2023. 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.

 

July Refurbishments & Closures

Splash Mountain in Disneyland | magicintheplanning.com*We’ve included all current refurbishments here on this list… even ones that may be open in time for July 2023. (Please note that this list could change at a moment’s notice.)

Disneyland Park

  • “it’s a small world” will be closed from January 9-19, 2023 to remove its holiday overlay
  • Haunted Mansion will be closing on January 30 to remove its holiday overlay (likely to reopen in mid-February 2023)
  • Indiana Jones Adventure will be closed from January 9, 2023, thru spring 2023
  • The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln will be closed January 9-25, 2023
  • Disney Gallery will be closed from January 9, 2023, thru January 25, 2023
  • Wondrous Journeys, a new nighttime spectacular, will be debuting on January 27, 2023
  • Magic Happens parade will be returning on February 24, 2023
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse is currently closed and will be receiving new theming as Adventureland Treehouse (likely to open in 2023)
  • Mickey’s Toontown will be closed from March 9, 2022, through March 8, 2023, for a MAJOR refurbishment and includes the closures of the following attractions:
    • Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse (permanently closed)
    • Donald’s Boat – Reopens March 8, 2023
    • Chip ‘n Dale’s GADGETcoaster – Opens March 8, 2023
    • Goofy’s Playhouse – Reopens March 8, 2023
    • Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey – Reopens March 8, 2023
    • Minnie’s House – Reopens March 8, 2023
    • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin – Reopens March 8, 2023
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be opening in Mickey’s Toontown on January 27, 2023
  • Splash Mountain will be closing at some point in 2023 for retheming. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is likely to open in late 2024.
  • Temporarily suspended: Star Wars Launch Bay, Mickey and the Magical Map

California Adventure Park

  • Grizzly River Run will be closed from January 9 through spring 2023
  • Radiator Springs Racers will be closed January 9-23, 2023
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic will close on January 24, 2023. Opening date TBD
  • World of Color – One will be debuting on January 27, 2023
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind will close on January 30, 2023. Opening date TBD
  • Temporarily suspended: Frozen — Live at the Hyperion, Paint the Night Parade

 

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. 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:

 

Disneyland Attraction Guides:

 

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


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