Last Week at Disneyland Resort (9/30/2012 – 10/6/2012)

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October is off and running at the Disneyland Resort, with moderate crowds on weekdays, and longer lines for popular Halloween offerings on the weekends. Word is that cast members are cracking down on gate-crashes during after-hours Halloween parties this year, so make sure you have your wristband before lining up for trick-or-treats!

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Monday 10/1 was a 1 out 10 at the resort, with crowds at 1.1 out of 10 at Disneyland, and 1.1 at DCA.

Busiest Day: Saturday 10/6 was a 9 out of 10 at the resort, with a 8.6 out of 10 in Disneyland, and 8.7 at DCA.

Subscribe to the Touring Plans Disneyland Crowd Calendar for full details on predicted attendance for the next 30 days.


Special Events

Openings, Closings, and Refurbishments

  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Closed through 12/7/12 for a much needed refurbishment.
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Circus Train: Closed through 11/15/12.
  • Construction continues through 2013 on the new Princess Fantasy Faire and Fantasyland Theatre.
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds was scheduled to be closed 10/1 to 10/3 for refurbishment.
  • Muppet*Vision 3D is not running while a Frankenweenie 4D trailer is screened in the theater (end date unknown).
  • The Beast’s Library interactive attraction inside the Disney Animation exhibit has been updated with new characters.
  • In Cars Land, the garage that was originally intended as the Fastpass distribution center for Radiator Springs Racers is being repurposed as an extension of Ramone’s gift shop.
  • Construction continues on Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney, with no opening date announced yet.


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Seth Kubersky

Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. Co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and Beyond Disney. Contributor to Unofficial Guides to WDW and Las Vegas. Live Active Cultures columnist for the Orlando Weekly. Travel and arts journalist. Theatrical director and producer.

One thought on “Last Week at Disneyland Resort (9/30/2012 – 10/6/2012)

  • October 9, 2012 at 8:08 am

    How accurate are the Crowd estimates for the time of the Halloween Party itself? Does the Crowd estimate include party guests as well as general admission guests?



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