Disneyland in November

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    What to Expect at Disneyland in November

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

    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...MORE 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.

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    Disneyland Crowds and Events in November

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

    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.

    Cost Considerations

    Disneyland November Events

    • Holiday celebrations begin mid-month
    • Early in the month is the unofficial Dapper Day eve...MOREning event, when visitors dress up in their nicest clothing. They sometimes offer discounted tickets for afternoon entry 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 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 November

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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. 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

    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...MORE season begins in October when the Halloween decorations go up and continue through November and December.