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Graduation and Summer Holiday Dates

Melbourne, Australia
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Graduation and Summer Holiday Dates

Saw a recent post that gave Grad Nite dates for Disneyland in May and June. When do the schools finish and summer holidays start? I assume crowds will start to grow as schools finish. We are considering late May now as our time in Anaheim. Thanks in advance.

Yucaipa, California
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1. Re: Graduation and Summer Holiday Dates

Some school sessions run year round on a "track" system, but most schools are "off track" by the last week of June/beginning of July. The third week in June is usually when DLR begins their extended operating hours (8 a.m to 12 midnight each day of the week) and peak season begins. But that week is probably less crowded than any of the following weeks and with extended hours and added entertainment, plus nice weather (cool mornings), it should be nice.

I believe the way that Grad Nite affects things is the DL will close earlier on select nights to have special parties just for graduating classes.

Yucaipa, California
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2. Re: Graduation and Summer Holiday Dates

Opps, forgot to add that late May (usually around the last weekend) has a holiday - Memorial Day - which is considered to be the unoffical start of summer even though schools may still be in session. DLR and all beaches should be crowded on that weekend.

California
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3. Re: Graduation and Summer Holiday Dates

High school graduations start around mid may and go through mid june. It startsd slowly in may but really picks up in June when many high schools have graduation.

If you can go the 3rd week in May the crowds will be better than they are after Memorial Day and then into JUne.

midwest
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4. Re: Graduation and Summer Holiday Dates

Most midwest schools are out for the summer by May 20. A few go into the first week of June. Graduation is a week or two sooner. Back to school mid/late August.

Casa Grande, AZ.
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5. Re: Graduation and Summer Holiday Dates

Our graduation is May 22nd - with the elementary schools letting out right at Memorial Day weekend. So there is more than likely a crush of Zonies heading California way after all of that - heck, for that matter we'll probably be there in June as a grad present for our daughter!

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