Disneyland in November

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    Disneyland in November

    Haunted Mansion Holiday is on all month in November
    ••• Haunted Mansion Holiday is on all month in November. Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

    What to Expect at Disneyland in November

    Halloweentime is over, but the Christmas holidays come right on its heels. The four-day Thanksgiving weekend, which starts on the fourth Thursday, 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:

    Monday through Thursday: Open 10 to 11 hours per day

    Friday through Sunday: Open 14 to 16 hours per day. 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 big renovations that take many months and brief closures for routine maintenance.

    Touringplans.com keeps a list of which rides are expected to be closed for refurbishment.

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    Disneyland Crowds and Events in November

    Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland
    ••• Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland. Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

    Disneyland is busy in November, with lots of season pass holders coming to see the holiday decorations and others just enjoying the nice weather. Over Thanksgiving weekend, 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 7 favorite ways to stay out of line.

    Use Is It Packed's crowd forecast calendar to get a day-by-day prediction.

    Cost Considerations

    Disneyland November Events

    • Holiday celebrations begin mid-month
    • Early in the month is the unofficial Dapper Day evening event, when visitors dress up in their nicest clothing. They sometimes offer discounted tickets for entry...MORE after 4 p.m. on their website.
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    What to Expect from Disneyland Weather in November

    A Citizen of Buena Vista Street, California Adventure
    ••• A Citizen of Buena Vista Street, California Adventure. ©2013 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

    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.

    November 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).

    • Average High Temperature: 70°F (21°C)
    • Average Low Temperature: 53°F (12°C)
    • Rain & Clouds Index: 2 inches (5 cm) rain
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    What to Pack, What to Wear in November

    Holiday Lights at its a small world, Disneyland
    ••• Holiday Lights at its a small world, Disneyland. Courtesy of Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

    November starts the rainy season, and we recommend a poncho or hooded rain jacket if it's expected. Umbrellas make it hard to move around, and they're 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

    Disneyland's least crowded months are January and February but hours are short, rides may be closed for refurbishment and entertainment options are fewer.

    Spring is great weather-wise and part of MarchApril, and even early May are less crowded.

    Summer's busy season is JuneJuly, 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.

    September is less crowded and has great weather. The holiday season begins in October w...MOREhen the Halloween decorations go up and continues through November and December.