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Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

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Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

We are celebrating our daughter's 16th B-day and we are planning to go to Disneyland on Sun 12/1 or Mon 12/2. We already have our tickets. Can anyone tell me which day is the better bet? There is no Fantasmic show on Monday so that isn't great. According to the official website, the park closes at 8pm on Monday and on Sunday it's open until 11pm. We don't like the idea of rushing around trying to see/ride everything if we went on the Monday but we also don't want to go when it's way too crowded like it may be on Sunday. Help! Any info is appreciated! :D

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1. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

Welcome to the forums oneupgirl,

Sunday numbers at Disneyland are going to be alot Higher than Monday would since Sunday is the last day of Thanksgiving Week where alot of Schools will be out of session. It has the longer hours, but would also have substantially more crowds. Monday should have pretty light crowds in Comparison.

So... it just depends on what you may want to do. If you want the longer hours and Fantasmic, then you would need to visit on Sunday. But I really doubt you are going to see anymore that day than you would on the Monday, even with shorter hours, lines will be shorter making it much nicer at Disneyland.

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2. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

We like to go during the week. Last year we walked right on most of our favorite rides and the park did not get crowded until late afternoon. Have fun.. we will be there in a few days, excited!! :).

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3. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

Have fun at Disneyland syrahgirl!

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4. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

Monday should be much less crowded than Sunday. You will probably get more done on Monday even with the shorter hours vs. what you can do on Sunday.

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5. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

Thanks Everyone! Sounds like: Monday it is! Wheeeeee!!!!!! I'm goin' to Disneyland! :D

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6. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

Have fun at Disneyland onegirlup! At least there will be a nightly Fireworks show on Monday!

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7. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

Ask your daughter what she wants to do while there and tell her the hours and entertainment offerings for both days. Look at the park entertainment calendar together, so that you have it all in front of you while discussing it.

A 16 year old might relish the idea of being at Disneyland as many hours as she can get and seeing as much as she can. It's her birthday. Do what she wants. Maybe she would actually like less nightime entertainment and missing Fantasmic won't matter. Maybe lower attendance will be easier on her, but on the other hand, maybe more will feel like a big party.

One thing to keep in mind, driving there will be a lot easier on Sunday morning.

If anyone else is going with you, take their needs and desires into consideration.

If you go on Monday and the fireworks are scheduled near closing, keep in mind that Main Street stays open up to an hour after closing. That means that you do not need to leave with a crowd of people. Stay as late as you can so she can enjoy the feeling of having at least Main Street to herself. A nice thing to do is go hang out around the castle right before closing. Also nice is to sit at a table in front of the Coke Corner or Jolly Holly and maybe have a hot dog or hit drink. My favorite is sitting on a bench at the Main Street Disneyland Railroad Station just taking in the view while the park clears out, until there is hardly anyone left.

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8. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

Opps - I was typing while everyone else was posting! Have fun! (But plan for traffic delays in the morning.)

Edited: 12:33 pm, November 27, 2013
9. Re: Disneyland:SUN 12/1/13 or MON 12/2/13 Which is better?

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