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Disneyland in July
What to Expect at Disneyland in July
In July expect long hours and a full entertainment lineup. And big crowds. You'll need all the strategies you can get to keep stay out of lines and having fun. Use this guide to our 7 favorites.
For the July 4 Independence Day holiday, there will be a special fireworks show set to patriotic songs, with fiery bursts of red, white and blue.
Check the pros and cons of visiting Disneyland visiting Disneyland in summer.
Disneyland's July Hours
In general, Disneyland is open 14 to 16 hours per day, every day. California Adventure hours may be slightly shorter.
July 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 July
July 4 is one of the few days a year when Disneyland can get so crowded that it reaches capacity. When that happens, they have to obey the fire codes and can't let any more people in, even if they have a ticket.
- Tickets: You'll find it hard to get significant ticket discounts. Use the Disneyland Discounts Guide to find your options.
- Hotel Costs: Hotel costs are at summer highs and will stay that way until September. Use the Guide to the Best Hotel Rates at Disneyland to get some ideas that may help with the cost.
Disneyland July Events
Disneyland puts on a patriotic-themed fireworks show on July 4.
The big Disney fan expo called D23 is held annually at the nearby Anaheim Convention Center, usually in July or August. Check the current and upcoming schedule at their website.Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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What to Expect from Disneyland Weather in July
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.
It can sometimes be hot - even too hot - at Disneyland in July, but mornings can be overcast.
At the extremes, Anaheim's record low 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: 75°F (24°C)
- Average Low Temperature: 63°F (17°C)
- Rain & Clouds Index: little or no rain
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What to Pack, What to Wear in July
Midday, Disneyland feels a little hotter than you might expect. 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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Summer's busy season is June, July, and August. Hours will be long, most rides will be open and there's lots of entertainment. It's also the most crowded time of year. That's when you'll definitely need to know these... proven ways to spend less time standing in line at Disneyland.