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What to Expect at Disneyland in August
August at Disneyland is hot-hot-hot. Hot as in high temperatures. Hot as in popular and hot like a pretty girl.
Expect long hours and a full entertainment lineup. When it's this busy, you'll need all the help you can get to keep you out of lines and having fun.
August Hours at Disneyland
In general, Disneyland is open 14 to 16 hours per day, every day. California Adventure hours may be slightly shorter.
August Closures at Disneyland
With the exception of really major renovations that take many months, one advantage of the busier times at Disneyland is that all the rides will be running, except for brief closures to do routine maintenance.
Touringplans.com keeps a list of which rides are expected to be closed for refurbishment.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Disneyland Crowds and Events in August
Attendance starts to taper off a little by the last week of August as some of the kids get back in school.
The summer block on annual pass holder visits ends in mid-August. For a couple of weeks, crowds may go up while all the locals get their Disney fix, especially weekdays after people get off work and on Friday evenings.
- Tickets: You'll find it hard to get significant ticket discounts. Use the Disneyland discounts guide to find your options.
- Hotel Costs: Prices are still high. Hotel rates may go up even more the weekend of a marathon, especially since the runners have to be on the course very early in the morning. Use the guide to the best hotel rates at Disneyland to get some ideas that may help with the cost.
Disneyland August Events
The big Disney fan expo called D23 is held annually at the nearby Anaheim Convention... Center, usually in July or August.Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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What to Expect from Disneyland Weather in August
These averages can help you get a rough idea of what the weather will be like. It's only a guideline: California weather is just like it is where you live, different every year.
Contrary to what you might think, summer doesn't always bring the best weather. Maybe that's why our readers say it's their least favorite season to visit. It will be warm enough—in fact; it can often be too hot. When it isn't hot, it's foggy, with the nearby ocean creating morning overcast skies that may linger all day long.
At the extremes, Anaheim's record low August temperature was 30°F (-1°C) and its record high was 108°F (42°C). Check the current Disneyland weather forecast a few days ahead for the best information.
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- Average High Temperature: 77°F (25°C)
- Average Low Temperature: 64°F (18°C)
- Rain & Clouds Index: little or no rain
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What to Pack, What to Wear in August
Midday, Disneyland feels a little hotter than you might expect. If you have a small, refillable mister bottle, it can help keep you cool in line.
It cools off fast at dark and if you're going to watch Fantasmic! or World of Color up close, you'll be thankful for a water repellent jacket. Layers work best, clothing-wise. Make the innermost layer one that you'd be comfortable in if it's a little hotter than the forecast high.
Before you start packing your bags, take a look at the tested and proven tips in the Girls' Guide to Packing for Disneyland.
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