Disneyland New Year’s Eve crowd level


Hi all! Just looking at the crowd levels for Disneyland and I see levels of 10 for the 28th and 29th but then 9’s for 30, 31(!?!) and 1. We are frequent Florida visitors and would never dream of going to Disney on New Years because the crowds are 15/10 or worse.

Is it really possible that New Year’s Eve in Disneyland is less crowded than Dec 29th? 9/10 actually sounds survivable!


A few years ago Disney did make a move to block out all but the highest level of passholders for Christmas-New Year’s and that seems to have helped it come down some, but it’s still nuts IMO!

Also since CLs are measured off of wait times & not walkway density, my guess is that the lines may be a 9 but the walkways, will be a 15-20! Especially considering how narrow the walkways are in the majority of DL.


The elimination of most AP’s not being able to go certainly has helped with the 2 weeks of Christmas break, but in 2018, it was incredibly cold and the wind was awful, and New Year’s Eve and the day before were two of the worst days. We left early because of these conditions, and I know many others did too. Disney announced in the afternoon that the fireworks would be cancelled New Year’s Eve because of the wind, so I think a lot of guests left early, so that decreased the crowd level. I wouldn’t depend on that in the future. It’s usually VERY busy New Year’s Eve, well the whole week between Christmas and New Year’s, but it is better than it was before the AP block out. The lines are long, but getting around the park was much easier. The walkways were manageable. This showed me that most of the guests were tourists and not local AP’s.