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When Does Disneyland Open and Close

    When Does Disneyland Open and Close?

    This page has all the information you need if you want to visit Disneyland Park but are unsure of the best times to attend.


    Location: Disneyland is situated in Anaheim, California. It was The Walt Disney Company's first theme park to open and the only one that Walt Disney personally oversaw throughout design and construction. It did so in 1955.

    Construction: Disney originally planned to construct a tourist attraction next to his Burbank studios to amuse admirers who desired to come, but he quickly recognized that the selected site was insufficient for the ideas he had. Construction on the park started in 1954. The addition of New Orleans Square in 1966, Bear Country in 1972, Mickey's Toontown in 1993, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in 2019 are just a few of the major restorations and additions that Disneyland has seen since it first opened. Additionally, on the location of Disneyland's original parking lot, Disney California Adventure Park debuted in 2001.

    Attendance and Employees: Since it started, Disneyland has had 757 million more visitors than any other theme park in the world (as of December 2021). With over 18.6 million visitors in 2018, the park surpassed Magic Kingdom, the theme park it directly influenced, to claim the title of second-most-visited amusement park in the world. A 2005 Disney estimate states that the Disneyland Resort supports 65,700 employment, including around 20,000 direct Disney employees and 3,800 third-party workers (independent contractors or their employees).

    Layout: With the forthcoming addition of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway that will be opening in Mickey's Toontown in 2022, Disneyland Park will encompass over 100 acres (40 ha) and have nine themed “lands” as well as a number of hidden backstage locations. In 1966, New Orleans Square, Bear Country (now known as Critter Country), Mickey's Toontown, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge were all added to the park, which originally consisted of Main Street, the United States of America, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. 

    Opening and Close hours: The time that Disneyland opens and closes varies depending on the day of the week and the time of year. Typically, Disneyland is open from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM and closes at midnight. In the middle of the week during the off-season, Disneyland's closing times can be as early as 8:00 PM, and on occasion as early as 5:00 PM during special events.


    Disneyland provided a fantastic chance to enter theme parks one hour early prior to COVID-19. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings are normally when Disneyland Magic Morning takes place. For several recent special occasions, such as the start of Memorial Day weekend or to mark Leap Day, Disneyland has been open twenty-four hours a day. Every day, including holidays and Christmas, Disneyland is open. For numerous holidays, including Disneyland Christmas and Disneyland Halloween, the park is decorated and special activities are held.

    Please be aware that if you are a guest at a Disneyland Resort hotel, you can enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park 30 minutes earlier than the general public. This allows you to experience some of the park's eateries, shops, and attractions. All three are required: a hotel reservation, theme park entry, and park access. Reservation spaces are limited in number, thus making a reservation in advance is not advised.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Disneyland Forever only on Weekends?

    Yes. For now Disney Forever is only scheduled to hold from Fridays through Sundays.

    Is Disneyland Ever Open all Night?

    Yes, Disneyland is open till midnight.


    Disneyland is surrounded by a variety of hotels and tourist attractions, making it one of the most “beautiful place on earth.” The entire year is open in Disneyland. As you go around the 160 acres of entertainment that were built under the strict supervision of the company's founder, take photos with Mickey Mouse and his friends.