Disneyland on Super Bowl Sunday?

Superbowl Sunday may seem like one of the best times to go to Disneyland for a day or a long weekend, afterall everyone’s at home or a bar watching the game all day, right? Wrong.

While this was true a few years ago and you could have the park virtually to yourself that’s no longer the case thanks in part to the rumor that went around about just how empty the park is. These days what you’ll find is crowds talking about the game, crowds riding the rides and crowds just about everywhere else.

When you get down to it, there are millions of people in Southern California with annual passes and only the most basic (Southern California Select Pass) is blacked out for the day so most of them can get in. Combine that with decent weather (February tends to be fairly dry, and it’s never that cold in Anaheim), nothing else to do and you have a perfect situation for madness. That’s exactly what you get. This year, Superbowl 2018, we skipped the park but read comments online from people warning everyone to stay away with quotes like “think holiday crowds” and “insane”.

It’s possible that in a few years everything will reverse and people will all think to stay away but for the time being our advice is to find something else to do for the day and come a week earlier or later when things really are empty!