We thought we would post a link to the Disneyland blockout dates for using cast member guest passes, in case family and friends are planning on visiting you in sunny California!
New official link to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks including Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/
Best Times to Visit Disneyland in 2017:
Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year’s Day and the days around MLK Day, Jan 16th)
Weekdays in February (minus the days around President’s Day, Feb 20th )
The first week in March
Weekdays the first half of April
Weekdays in May
Weekdays the first week of June
The first half of September after Labor Day; weekdays for the remainder of September and October
Weekdays in November (minus the week of Thanksgiving, Nov 23rd)
Weekdays during the first two weeks of December
To check on the daily park crowd forecast at Disneyland, click here: Is It Packed???
The Worst Times to Visit Disneyland in 2017:
MLK weekend: Jan. 14 – 16, 2017
President’s Day weekend: Feb. 18 – Feb. 20, 2017
Spring Break : March 11 – March 26, 2017
Easter Week: April 8 – April 16, 2017
Memorial Day weekend: May 27 – 29, 2017
Summer: June 3 – August 27, 2017
4th of July weekend: July 1 – 4, 2017
Labor Day weekend: Sept. 2 – Sept. 4, 2017
Columbus Day weekend: Oct. 7 – Oct. 9, 2017
Halloween weekend: Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2017
Veteran’s Day weekend: Nov. 10 – Nov. 13, 2017
Thanksgiving week: Nov. 18 – 26, 2017
Christmas week through the first week of the New Year: Dec. 23, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018
During blockout days, you can’t use your Disney Guest Passes to swipe friends and family into the park for free. Also, Disney limits the number of rooms available for CMs to use their cast member hotel discount.
New CMs can expect to get their guest passes after working 150 hours (about 5 weeks into their program), after completing Traditions class on around Day 3.
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Book link on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale