Disneyland in January 2019

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If you’re going to Disneyland in January 2019, here’s your guide to planning a magical trip to the Happiest Place on Earth from the Disneyland experts.

Updated for 2019!

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You’ve got to get to Disneyland in January 2019, true I say this every month but 2019 brings not only a whole new year but a ton of new offerings to Disneyland Resort.  Keep reading for all the details.

Disneyland in January Tickets

Tickets are often your biggest expense, besides the travel associated with getting to the park itself. The good news is, Disneyland hasn’t raised their ticket prices just yet. We expect prices to go up in early 2019, but you can get multi-day tickets at 2018 prices from our ticket partner right now.  Get your Disneyland discount tickets from our partner, Get Away Today before heading over to Disneyland Resort.

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Have questions on booking your tickets? I bet I have an answer for you.

Can I get one day discount Disneyland tickets? One day tickets will cost you the most money per day because only Disneyland itself sells one day tickets. If you’re looking for a discount one day ticket to Disneyland, you will need to visit during weekdays typically during the school calendar year. Because of demand-based pricing, you could pay anywhere from $97 to $185 for just one day! Compare that to buying a two day ticket from Get Away Today at $208 and you could pay only $23 more to spend 2 days at Disneyland Resort rather than 1 day. 

Save Even More with Multi-Day Tickets! The more days you visit Disneyland Resort, the less you pay per day. Multi-day tickets have no blackout dates, so you can travel anytime in 2019. If you’re doing Disneyland on a budget, do not buy your tickets from Disney. You’ll be paying top dollar with no discounts! Instead, buy your discount Disneyland tickets from Get Away Today (the first company to ever work direct with Disneyland to sell authorized tickets!). P.S. when you add a hotel use promo code HAPPIEST10 for an extra $10 off your vacation package.

Disneyland in January 2019 Calendar"it's a small world" holiday

I’m gonna tell you the truth, I hate crowd calendars. Why? They’re usually wrong and give people a false sense of hope, making them feel that they’re going to Disneyland when no one else in the world will be there. That being said, this is not a Disneyland crowd calendar in a traditional sense. Our Disneyland calendar notes major holidays, school breaks and Disneyland Resort events and is updated monthly. Be sure to check back as your date gets closer. The colors denote the following:

  • Pink- high to max capacity
  • Yellow- medium to high capacity
  • Green- medium capacity

I don’t list a “low capacity” day because I feel it’s better to be prepared for crowds and be pleasantly surprised than the opposite. Hang in there, you can do this!

Disneyland Crowd Calendar 2019 updated 12/14What’s happening at Disneyland in January 2019? And why do I have the calendar mapped out like I do? Here is a highlight of all the awesome things going on in January and how you can make the most of your Disneyland vacation:

  • January 1-7, 2019 the holiday season wraps up and most offerings conclude end of day on January 7th.
  • January 8, 2019 Festival of Holidays ends at Disney California Adventure park.
  • January 18 and into 2019 the all new “Mickey’s Mix Magic” a fireworks and projections show arrives. Sources say fireworks and projections will run on weekends and holidays, while projections only will run on low-season weekdays.
  • January 25, 2019 through February 17, 2019 Lunar New Year celebrates the Year of the Pig.
  • January 25, 2019 and into 2019 find Captain Marvel herself as she joins the line up of Marvel characters in California Adventure park.
  • January 25, 2019 and into 2019 Mickey’s Soundsational parade returns to Disneyland park.

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Disneyland in January 2019 Ride Closures

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Disneyland ride closures fluctuate quite a bit throughout the year. Some rides might not be closed the entire month and sometimes there is no notice for closures. Be sure to check out the official Disneyland app for closures during your visit.

  • Astro Orbitor (1/7 to TBA)
  • Haunted Mansion (1/7 through 18th)
  • Grizzly River Run (1/8-TBA, closed in 2018 at this same time)
  • “it’s a small world” holiday (22- through the 31st)
  • Sailing Ship Columbia (23-TBA)
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough (1/17 through spring)
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle exterior (1/8 through spring)
  • Fantasmic! (1/22 through spring)

Are you headed to Disneyland or California Adventure in January, tell us about it or let us know how we can help plan your trip.

13 thoughts on “Disneyland in January 2019

    • Hi Kelly, we’re not 100% sure yet. Could be scaffolding, could be walls around it, or even a painted castle tarp covering. It also could be minimal, covering different parts as they work on it. 🙁

  • Hi Jessica,
    We are taking a family trip to LA in January. One of the things we want to do is take the kids to disneyland, my kids ages are 18, 15 and 4. Can we do both parks on one day?
    Ana Contreras

    • It’s possible! I expect to have a Disneyland Plan for print out available this fall, so in plenty of time for your trip. I do recommend 3 days, but of course everyone’s schedule and budget is different! I’d love to help you plan.

  • Katie

    We will be going to Disneyland January 8th – 12th, 2019. With going at the first of the year it seems like it’s really difficult to plan out in advance because new things don’t release this early for a new year. When can I expect to see updated information for 2019? Also, I’m kicking around the idea of a character breakfast.. is it worth it? Or better to spend more time in the park? Thanks!!

    • Hi Katie! Thanks for getting in touch. We should have holiday dates by October and that will let us know what’s wrapping up and when in January. Character breakfasts are great and there are 2 options you could do outside the parks on a non-park day (like arrival or departure), or you could do Minnie and Friends inside which I love. You get to meet so many characters at once. If you’re going to the park 3 days or more, doing one character meal doesn’t waste your time. But if you’re more limited, I’d do one on arrival or departure day.

  • Jen

    We are taking our 6 year old twins for our first time to Disneyland the last week of January. What kind of weather should I expect? We live in Chicagoland so we’re ready to get out of the deep freezer!

  • Renee

    We are going at the end of January for my Son’s birthday. Of course the hours of the park those days are shortened. Will we still have enough time to see it all?

    • Hi Renee, so glad to hear from you about your Disneyland trip for your son’s birthday. The hours are typically shorter when less crowds are expected. This usually translates to seeing more (or at least the equivalent) on park days with limited operating hours. There are still a few things you want to keep in mind: arrive at the gates at least 30 minutes prior to park opening (read about opening the Resort here), read how we typically ride 10 rides in 2 hours even on busy days, and see our parade guide for details on where to sit and more. I also offer custom itineraries for your days inside the parks, planning every detail for your groups ages, interests and more. I’d love to talk more with you about our VIP Custom Park Plans to help make your visit as magical as possible!

  • Rhonda Jones

    Going to Disneyland with 5 adults 2 children not staying on site… looking to visit Disneyland Last week of January. Monday Tuesday! Best place to start we do not have tickets to the park yet! kids are 8 and 10

    • So glad to hear from you Rhonda, we have tons of resources right here for you! If you’re looking for detailed, custom planning head to our VIP Park Plans. For a DIY approach, you’ll want to get discount tickets from our authorized partner Get Away Today. Another great place to start planning is our article, 10 Disneyland Rides in 2 Hours. And you’re always welcome to email me directly with any questions about our planning services. Wishing you magical vacation!

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