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What to Expect at Disneyland in November
When November begins at Disneyland, Halloween time is over. The pumpkin-themed decorations will be going down, but the Haunted Mansion will keep its Nightmare Before Christmas theme through the end of the year.
There won't be a shortage of decorations, with Christmas-themed things coming in as fast as Halloween goes out.
The four-day Thanksgiving weekend, which starts on the fourth Thursday of the month, is one of the busiest times of year at Disneyland.
Check the pros and cons of visiting Disneyland in fall.
Disneyland's November Hours
Daylight Saving Time starts early in the month, shortening your daylight hours. In general, Disneyland will be open 10 to 11 hours per day Monday through Friday and 14 to 16 hours per day Friday through Sunday. Thanksgiving weekend (fourth Thursday through Saturday) will have weekend hours all four days.
California Adventure hours may be shorter. Check November hours up to 6 weeks in advance.
November Closures at Disneyland
One advantage of the busier... times at Disneyland is that all the rides will be running, except for extensive renovations that take many months and brief closures for routine maintenance.
For a list of which rides are expected to be closed for refurbishment check Touringplans.com.Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Disneyland Crowds and Events in November
During the first half of November, Disneyland is busy on weekends, but uncrowded during the week. Many visitors like to go during that time of the month to see the holiday decorations and enjoy the nice weather.
That all changes during Thanksgiving week when it will be extremely busy, and you'll need some strategies to keep you out of lines and having fun. Use this guide to our seven favorite ways to stay out of line.
Use Is It Packed's crowd forecast calendar to get a day-by-day prediction.
- Tickets: You'll find it hard to get significant ticket discounts in November. Use the Disneyland discounts guide to find your options.
- Hotel Costs: Hotel costs will go up all month and will be highest (and availability lowest) during Thanksgiving week and weekend. Use the guide to the best hotel rates at Disneyland to get some ideas that may help with the cost.
Disneyland November EventsContinue to 3 of 4 below.
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What to Expect from Disneyland Weather in November
These averages can help you get a rough idea of what the weather will be like and are helpful for planning months ahead of time. To get a better idea of what it will be like for your trip.
In November, the weather starts to cool off, and on the average, there's more chance of rain, but you can still expect mostly sunny days and cool evenings.
At the extremes, Anaheim's record low temperature was 30°F (-1°C), and its record high was 108°F (42°C). In November, the average high is 70°F (21°C), and the average low is 53°F (12°C). On the average, Anaheim gets 2 inches (5 cm) rain in NovemberContinue to 4 of 4 below.
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What to Pack, What to Wear in November
November starts the rainy season. Take a poncho or hooded rain jacket if it's forecasted. They're much more practical than umbrellas which make it hard to move around and are a nuisance to stow every time you want to go on a ride.
Before you start packing your bags, take a look at the tested and proven tips in the girls' guide to packing for Disneyland.
More Disneyland by Month
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.