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Planning a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth? You may want to consider picking your dates based on specific Disneyland events! While the parks are delights unto themselves and reason enough to visit, the Disneyland Resort offers a ton of fun year-round events that may just be the cherry on top. Our frog family gets an extra leap of excitement during these special events. It's also good to know what events are hoppening when you visit, because they can influence Disneyland crowd levels. In this guide to Disneyland events in 2018 and 2019, we've included a few of the more popular "unofficial" events as well, since they impact crowd levels.

Use this guide to Disneyland events in 2018 and 2019 when you're checking out the Best Times To Visit Disneyland post and as a companion to planning your Los Angeles visit.

Guide to Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019

JANUARY

Three Kings Day - 2019 Dates TBD

When Christmas season has come to a close, there is still more to celebrate in the new year. The 12th day of Christmas is celebrated in Mexico and South America. At Disney California Adventure, you can celebrate Three Kings Day with decorations, coloring, creating a custom jeweled crown, listening to stories or trying traditional treats such as Rosca de Reyes cake.

Lunar New Year- 2019 Dates TBD

The Lunar New Year Celebration is a multi-cultural event that includes food, authentic performances and your favorite Disney characters. This event takes place at Paradise Gardens inside Disney California Adventure. Colorful lanterns and other decor welcome you, while hanging banners written in English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese wish you a Happy Lunar New Year. You can join the time-honored tradition of writing wishes of good fortune and happiness for your friends and family; receive customized Chinese calligraphy and brush art; color; do free crafts; and purchase some traditional Lunar New Years treats. You can find delectable Asian meals at Paradise Garden Grill, or try a sampling of Asian cuisine from the Luna New Year festival marketplace kiosks.

There is a six-minute nighttime water show before World of Color each night — Hurry Home — Lunar New Year Celebration, featuring Mulan and Mushu.

Guide to Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019 - Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is a well-attended event. The lines to greet characters can get quite long, so hop in line early (by 11 a.m.) for the shortest wait in meeting characters (such as Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale, Mulan or Mushu) dressed in their Lunar New Year’s best. You do not want to miss the New Years procession, led by Mulan and Mushu. There are several shows throughout the day. The best place to watch is right in front of the Jumpin’ Jellyfish attraction. This shady spot will offer you a front and center view of the colorfully costumed dancers, dragon, drummers and characters.

FEBRUARY

Super Bowl and the Day After - Feb. 3-4, 2019

There are no special Disneyland events for Super Bowl Sunday, but it tends to be a significantly more crowded day. Depending on the location of the Super Bowl and the team that wins, there can be a Super Bowl Parade the day after the Super Bowl (sometimes they go to Disney World). When Peyton Manning announced he was going to Disneyland to celebrate the Denver Broncos' victory in Super Bowl 50, many thousands of fans flocked to the park to celebrate too. The day after the Super Bowl may affect crowd levels and park entertainment for the day … or not. There is no way to plan for this, but if you are in town the day after the Super Bowl, you might want to take these factors into consideration when planning your itinerary.

New Orleans Square Mardi Gras - March 5, 2019

Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019 - Mickey Mouse at Mardi Gras

While it's always festive inside New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park, the attraction gets decorated even more for Mardi Gras. In the past, Mardi Gras festivities included Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Mickey, Minnie and others coming out dressed to party with special performances, meet-and-greets, themed food, drinks and other entertainment. We expect nothing less in 2019! You can always celebrate Mardi Gras year-round by eating the New Orleans-inspired foods and trying to catch beads when the bands play in New Orleans Square. You can also hop aboard the Mark Twain to listen to live music and maybe meet characters from "The Princess and the Frog!"

MARCH, APRIL AND MAY

Mini Gay Day — 2019 Dates TBD

Gay Days at Disneyland are traditionally held in the fall around the first Saturday in October, but they have a mini Gay Day casual meet up in March. This is not an official Disney event, but it can affect crowds, and you’ll see a number of rainbow-colored Disneyland treats. Expect to see folks wearing red shirts in celebration!

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival - 2019 Dates TBD

This is a California foodie's paradise and one of the top Disneyland events in 2019! Taking place each year during March and April, the event offers guests the chance to partake in delicious food and wine offerings every day, plus special workshops, classes and experiences on the weekends. Tad and Lily loved participating in Jr. Chef with Goofy, and we loved the free treat that came with the free experience. Guests can visit Festival Marketplaces, themed around different tastes and drinks of California, and reserve their seats at premium experiences with famous chefs. You’ll also encounter special character meet and greets, including opportunities to meet some rarely seen characters like perhaps, Clarabelle Cow or the Country Bears.

Egg-stravaganza - 2019 dates TBD

Hop over to the Disneyland Resort for the biggest Easter egg hunt around! Egg-stravaganza is a fun but low-key scavenger hunt that sends guests scurrying around the Disneyland Resort to find hidden eggs during April. Guests purchase a map and stickers and record their finds by placing the corresponding egg sticker on their map to represent that location. Returning your map to a redemption location is a rewarding experience.

Dapper Day - April 14, 2019

Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019- Disneyland Dapper Day

Some of the "unofficial" Disneyland events in 2018-2019 and beyond are the best. There are two Dapper Days each year at Disneyland. Guests dress up in their vintage, “Disneybound” and Sunday best to pay homage to the way guests used to dress when Disneyland first opened in the 1950s. These events are unofficial and independently organized, but they do affect crowds. Read our coverage of Dapper Day from a few years ago.

Bats Day - May 5, 2019

You can expect to see guests dressed in goth, steampunk, Halloween, rockabilly and more for Bats Day. Bats Day, like Dapper Day, is independently organized and takes place usually in May. This event always makes me long for my frog goth phase. There have been rumors that Bats Day organizers may be ending Bats Day in 2019, but Disneyland still has the date posted, so that’s something to watch. You bet this frog squad will show up all in black!

Grad Nites May and June 2019

Throughout May and June you may see daytime crowds surge with celebrating high school seniors in both parks for local high school grad night celebrations. After 9 p.m. the parties move to a location in California Adventure, but Grad Nite celebrators may be in either park during the morning and throughout the day. You can check the Disneyland Calendar up to six weeks in advance to find out which days have Grad Nites in 2019.

Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge Summer 2019 TBD

The new Star Wars Land: Galaxy’s Edge is arriving Summer 2019. The new Land with have two “E-ticket” rides allowing guests to Fly the Millennium Falcon and Board a Star Destroyer. Jedi Training: Trial of the Temple will return, and guests of Batuu can have an adult drink at the Cantina — the first and only drinks with alcohol to be served in Disneyland Park (besides at the exclusively private Club 33).

JULY

4th of July

Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019 - 4th of July fireworks

Disneyland Park celebrates America's independence during July 4th with red, white and blue decorations, special eats and drinks, and "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky." This can be one of the busiest days of the year.

Disneyland’s Birthday - July 17, 2019

"To all who come to this happy place; welcome." Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Every year on this anniversary the park celebrates Disneyland’s Birthday. There are special souvenirs available on that day, and some people choose to dress dapper for the occasion. Some people try to attend every year despite the crowds. Even though Disneyland does not actively promote this day, everyone seems to be hopping in droves to the park to join this birthday party. If you plan to attend this day, arrive early and expect typical summer crowds.

AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

CHOC Walk in the Park - Aug. 2019 Date TBD

The CHOC Walk is a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Orange County. It takes place at Disneyland and greatly affects crowds, especially for morning arrivals. It can even switch up the early entry park order for the weekend. It includes free parking for participants, plus the ability to buy discount park tickets (5 tickets per wristband). For more information visit the CHOC Walk in the Park site.

Plaza de la Familia - During Halloween Time Sept. 7- Nov. 4 2018

Plaza de la Familia celebrates the Disney-Pixar film “Coco” and the bonds of family at Disney California Adventure. Taking place at Paradise Gardens, this celebration features Mariachi music, delicious Mexican foods, a Tree of Life interactive photo exhibit, wing photo walls, free coloring and crafts and The World of Coco exhibit. Face painting is available for a fee. The highlight is “A Musical Celebration of Coco” — a show that features dance, storytellers and original songs from “Coco,” along with an amazing puppet performance from Miguel and some dancing skeletons.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort - Sept. 7- Oct. 31, 2018

Guide to Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019 - Halloween Time

Halloween is a big-time affair at Disneyland Park, with plenty of decorations, entertainment and other goodies that typically take place mid-September through Oct. 31. Main Street U.S.A. is turned into a pumpkin festival with hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins on display. You can gather with some of Disney's biggest villains along with other favorite Disney characters for meet-and-greets — in costumes, of course! Jack Skellington and Sally are popular over by the Haunted Mansion, and Cruella De Ville stalks about Main Street and near the park entrance. The kids will enjoy free face painting in Frontierland, and moms and dads can enjoy the seasonal entertainment plus special eats and drinks. There are also seasonal overlays to some of the resort's very best rides, including the Haunted Mansion Holiday hosted by Jack Skellington and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

Disney California Adventure has gotten into the spirit. Haul-O-Ween in Cars Land has the residents of Radiator Springs dressing in silly costumes and decorating their homes and shops. Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree are two ride overlays in Cars Land. Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission Breakout! also gets a Halloween overlay, becoming Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters after Dark after 5 p.m.

Disneyland Halloween Time festivities are included with regular park admission! We've got a full guide to Halloween Time, so be sure to check it out!

Mickey's Halloween Party - Sept. 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28; Oct. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 29 and 31

Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019 - Mickey's Halloween Party

On select nights during Halloween Time, Disneyland Park plays host to Mickey's Halloween Party. In the past, the whole family was invited to dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the park. The party takes place on select nights in September and October. There are also character encounters with Disney villains and photo-ops with other Disney characters and Pixar pals. You can dance some of the night away at the Pixar Pals Halloween Dance Party every night (party or no party) and take in Halloween Screams, the Halloween fireworks spectacular. Main Street and Sleeping Beauty Castle are festively lit up with spooky projection throughout the night. Our guide to Halloween Time includes tips for Mickey's Halloween Party.

Gay Days - 2019 Date TBD

Gay Days is an independently organized, multi-day event that typically takes place in the fall. There are off-site events and parties associated with Gay Days Anaheim, but there are also days when attendees hit the parks. Participants wear red shirts. This independently organized event can affect crowd levels. You can read all about Gay Days here.

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

Dapper Day Fall Soiree - Nov. 3-4, 2018

The second Dapper Day event of 2018 takes place Nov. 3-4, 2018. The Saturday event includes an Expo at the Disneyland Hotel, where you can find all your dapper duds. The actual Dapper Day in the park is Nov. 4, 2018.

Dapper Day Disneybounding - Guide to Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort — Nov. 9, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019

Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019- Holidays at Disneyland

Like Halloween, Disneyland goes all out during Christmas. The parks transform into a winter wonderland from mid-November until early January. This is one of the biggest Disneyland events. Sleeping Beauty Castle is alight in sparkling icicles and thousands of shimmering lights. Snow falls nightly. Beautiful Main Street U.S.A. is decked out in fabulous holiday decor. Across the way at Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street and Cars Land are decorated as well for the Festival of Holidays, which offers many festival booths with tasty treats and musical selections representing several cultures. There is a nightly Christmas tree lighting on Buena Vista Street, as well as a special holiday World of Color (although World of Color is under refurbishment until late 2018). You’ll want to join Mickey, Minnie and the Three Caballeros at the Disney Viva Navidad! Street Party. Two Cars Land rides receive holiday overlays: Mater’s Jingle Jamboree and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl have exciting holiday songs.

Back at Disneyland, Jack Skellington's takeover continues at Haunted Mansion Holiday. The "it's a small world" overlay is the merriest cruise that ever set sail. Once the sun goes down, the façade turns into one of the most beautiful holiday lights displays you'll ever see…be sure to catch the ceremonial lighting and projection show each evening. You'll definitely want to stay for A Christmas Fantasy Parade and the Believe…in Holiday Magic fireworks show! Santa Claus greets guests in both parks. There is no hard-ticket Christmas Party like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, and all of the Christmas festivities are included with regular admission. You can read more about it in our guide to Holidays at Disneyland.

New Year's Eve at the Disneyland Resort

The Christmas festivities continue through early January. If you're planning to visit around the New Year, you definitely want to stay for the "Ring in the New Year" fireworks spectacular! There are usually two fireworks shows (at 9 p.m. and midnight). California Adventure offers a dance party, fireworks and a New Years Eve countdown as well. New Year's Eve is one of Disneyland’s most popular days to visit either park, so follow these tips for spending New Year’s Eve at Disneyland to get the most out of your visit.

Guide to Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019- Star Wars Launch Bay Stroller Parking

Our guide to Disneyland Events in 2018 and 2019 is never really complete. As new events are announced and others receive official dates, we'll add them here. Check back often to see what's hopping all year round. We're a pretty lucky Frog Family in that we're able to visit the Disneyland Resort often. Visiting is never routine, but knowing that there are outstanding special events throughout the year means that there is always a new experience waiting for us.

Thanks for reading our guide to Disneyland Events in 2018. It's always a great time to visit the parks, but especially with so many terrific Disneyland events. Have you visited during any of these events? Share your memories in comments below. Have a question about any of the events? Ask away!

Related: Best Time To Visit Disneyland in 2018 and 2019

Related: Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time 

Related: 10 Best Disneyland Snacks and Where to Find Them

Hoppy Planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 25, 2018 at 4:58 p.m. Roxanne Says...

hello!! we are planning to spend Christmas Eve at Disneyland, is a Monday, do they close the park at 12 midnight ? or at 9pm like regular Monday? I think its gonna be sad to go bak to the hotel at 9 on Christmas eve :( hahaha, I tried to look over the internet to look for an answer but didn't find anything.

thank you, "hopping" you have an answer!

thank you!

Roxanne

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Sep 27, 2018 at 5:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roxanne!

That is peak time at Disneyland, so we expect the park to be operating at maximum hours. It is likely to be 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. but they do not release the hours and entertainment calendar until 6 weeks in advance, so check back in November. There are usually Extra Magic Hours in both parks that week.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 6, 2018 at 1:24 p.m. Fernando Says...

I noticed that no fireworks are currently listed for Sep 27th ( https://disneyland.disney.go.com/calendars/day/2018-09-27/ ) . Since it's not a halloween party day, i would expect to have FW going on that day ... but the non existing schedule kinda leaves a big question. Does anyone know ?

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Aug 22, 2018 at 9:24 a.m. Amanda Says...

Hello,

We are heading out on vacation this weekend (August 24th-August 26th) to visit both the Disneyland Parks and Universal Studios. My family originally wanted to go to Disneyland Park on Sunday but I just noticed the CHOC Walk the Park event will be held that day. My question is does Disneyland get crowded for the CHOC event? and if so should we head to Universal Studies on that day instead?

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Aug 22, 2018 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

The CHOC event does bring in additional crowds to the park. It may be a good idea to visit Universal on this day instead!

Keep hopping!

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Jul 18, 2018 at 5:44 p.m. Cara M Says...

Hi there,

We're planning a trip in early September 2018 and I'm wondering if you know the approximate time DL puts out their September schedule? At this point I can only find July and August on their website.

Thank you!

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Jul 19, 2018 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cara!

Great question. The Disneyland typically shows operational hours and showtimes up to six weeks out. We recommend checking back in a couple more weeks for hours during your early September trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 16, 2018 at 1:29 a.m. ScottieAnne Hoffman Says...

Hello... I plan to spend my 50th birthday at Disneyland in 2019. We are working on planning a week and would like to see the Halloween decorations but are worried about the early closing. We are wondering if DCA is still open for regular parkhopper tickets on the nights Disneyland closes early?? Obviously there is no information for that far ahead, just wondering how it has worked other years. Thanks for your help...

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Jul 17, 2018 at 4:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi ScottieAnne!

This is an awesome question. Since hours haven't yet been announced, we can't be sure. However, DCA is usually open for its regular hours (meaning, regular park hopper tickets!) the nights Disneyland closes earlier for the Halloween Party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. Adama Says...

Good thing I ran across this article. My family and I are going to CA on Friday to visit my husband's family. We had planned to go to Disneyland on July 17th. My mil told my husband it was Disneylands birthday. Sure enough it is. We're picking a different day to go now since we're only going one day and it's normally crowded as is, but with it being their Birthday, it'll be more so. So glad I ran across this article. Thanks!

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Jul 11, 2018 at 11:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

We are so hoppy to have helped! Being at Disneyland on its birthday would be fun, but certainly crowded. Glad we were able to offer our assistance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 27, 2018 at 11:58 p.m. Rebecca Says...

We are debating whether to go to Disneyland 10/4-10/5 (Thu-Fri) or 11/2-11/3 (Fri/Sat) this year. Crowd levels look similar those days. The two requests from our daughter are Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion AND Fantasmic. Disney has not yet posted and hours info for these dates yet, but can you tell me if Fantasmic has historically been running during these times? Mickey's Halloween Party is running on 10/5 and I am guessing they don't typically also do Fantasmic on these nights? Thank you!!!!

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Jul 9, 2018 at 12:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rebecca!

There typically are not any showings of Fantasmic! on Halloween Party nights due to different entertainment taking place on Rivers of America and trick-or-treat stations set up in the viewing areas. It's tough to say what entertainment will be taking place so much later in the year, but Fantasmic! tends to run Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (except for party nights) so 11/2 or 11/3 are your best bets! Haunted Mansion Holiday will be running then as well, as the post-Halloween season is quite enjoyable and peaceful!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 23, 2018 at 8:12 p.m. Chelsea Says...

We’re planning a trip the day after Labor Day (Tuesday the 4th) - the first official day Halloween time (Friday the 7th).. what is it typically like the few days before Halloween time and then coming that first day?

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Jun 27, 2018 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chelsea,

That is a really great time to visit! The park will be much quieter than usual. It will likely be hot, so be prepared for hot weather. The first day of Halloween Time is not terribly crowded except for the Haunted Mansion Holiday area, and there will be lines to meet Jack and Sally. You may see a lot of fans of Halloween time and Disney Villains dressed up in fun outfits and accessories. But this is definitely one of our favorite times to visit!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 12, 2018 at 11:57 p.m. Erika Says...

Do you know if they will have the Christmas time fireworks on the 22nd? I've read they do the special parades and fireworks the weekend leading to Christmas through New Years, but I'm not sure if that includes Saturday or just Sunday.

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Jun 14, 2018 at 11:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erika,

Disneyland usually has nightly holiday fireworks at that time of year (subject to weather, of course) and usually offers two performances of the holiday parade.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2018 at 6 p.m. Elise P Says...

Do you have any idea of what days of the week the Halloween parties will be? Trying to plan ahead for our visit!

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May 8, 2018 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elise!

Halloween Party dates have not yet been released! Usually there is a good variety between weekdays and weekends.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2018 at 1:26 a.m. Josh Says...

We are going September 18th do you know it the Paint the night parade will still be at DCA during that week?

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Apr 17, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Josh,

We aren't yet sure of how long Paint the Night Parade will be at Disney California Adventure. Stay tuned!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 11, 2018 at 8:48 p.m. Peskybarb Says...

FYI, Bats Day has been cancelled this year and discontinued forever, unfortunately.

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Sep 26, 2018 at 10:21 p.m. Keala Says...

LOL fake news, we so happened to be there on Bat Day, it was most certainly on :) Blue Bayou was full for dinner and Haunted Mansion was crowded all day

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Apr 7, 2018 at 5:53 p.m. Leslie Says...

What are the dates for Deaf Day at Disneyland?

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Apr 15, 2018 at 11:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leslie!

Rather than having a deaf appreciation week, there is now a general disabilities week each winter. Companies, caregivers and institutions have access to details on this, as the general public doesn't necessarily have access to this information.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 28, 2018 at 6:20 a.m. Connie B Says...

I'm planning to come the 2nd week of September with several grandkids. Would kind of like to avoid the Halloween party dates as I don't really want to pay extra for that, but also don't want to get kicked out of the park at 7pm. Would the parties start that early in the month? Do they have more than one a week? Also, I heard they may close attractions prior to Halloween events to decorate them. We would hate to miss out on certain rides. Anyone have any take on this?

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Apr 5, 2018 at 12:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Connie,

Last year the party started on September 20. We aren't yet sure of the exact dates for this year, but would assume it would be pretty similar to last year (although that can always change). Hop over to our Disneyland refurbishments post to see what rides/attractions will be closed. Usually, Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain close down near the end of August for their holiday overlays. Hope you have a great trip!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 20, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. Erin Says...

Hi - I know the DL Easter egg event dates are still TBA but historically speaking, when does it start? For example, has it been 2 weeks before Easter? Likely going the weekend of March 15-18 so hoping to time it right. Thank you!

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Feb 20, 2018 at 11:41 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin,

The Egg-stravaganza took place last year April 1-16 (Easter was on April 16). It seems it usually starts the two weeks before Easter!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 10, 2018 at 5:42 p.m. Jody Says...

Hi

We traditionally have always gone to WDW for a vacation bu have decided to go to Disneyland Resort in 2018. We are somewhat open to travel dates - looking at your calendar it looks like the 3rd week of September is a much less crowded time to visit as 3 days that week are green. Any other times to suggest? Also would they be running the Halloween party at Disneyland by this time as we enjoy the one in WDW. One last thing - How does the FastPass work in California, as I know it was the old style they used to use in Florida but heard it has changed now.

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jody!

You can learn about Disneyland's FastPass and MaxPass systems here. The Halloween parties usually start mid-late September, which sounds perfect for your timing!

Keep hopping!

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Feb 9, 2018 at 9 p.m. Ryan Says...

Does anyone know when the Easter Egg event might be held this year? Last year we went and they ran out of eggs.

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Feb 13, 2018 at 9:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ryan!

Last year's event took place the 2 weeks leading up to Easter, so our best guess is that it will be the same this year.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 1, 2018 at 9:39 a.m. Eric Says...

Has anything new been announced for Mardi Gras day Tue Feb 13th and any activities in the days preceding it over the weekend and Lundi Gras on Monday Feb 12th?

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Feb 2, 2018 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric!

Disneyland has not announced any official Mardi Gras celebrations, however, we assume it will be similar to the festivities mentioned in this post.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 28, 2018 at 1:06 a.m. Johnny Says...

Which event or which month is it best to go to be able to see Mickey and his Friends as well Princesses?

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Jan 29, 2018 at 2:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Johnny!

It's always a great time to visit if you're hoping to see Mickey and friends, as well as princesses. These characters are always available for meet-and-greets, so anytime is great.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 25, 2018 at 12:41 p.m. Ed Says...

We’d like to attend the International Food Expo in Sept and make arrangements. Any idea for the dates or when they will be announced? Thanks

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Jan 25, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ed,

We aren't sure yet of the exact dates for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. We'll be sure to post the dates as soon as we know!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 23, 2018 at 6:23 p.m. Jessica Says...

I am wanting to go for Christmas in 2018. When do they put up the Christmas Decor in 2018?

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Jan 23, 2018 at 2:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Christmas decor usually goes up in the beginning of November! For 2017, holiday decorations started going up on Nov. 1 and were completely in place before Nov. 10.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 22, 2018 at 5:17 a.m. Tony A. Says...

Hello,

We were hoping you might know when the AP 24 hour day will be scheduled for 2018?

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Jan 22, 2018 at 4:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tony,

That's a great question...we invite other members of the pond to help us answer this one! We have not heard of either Disneyland or Disney World hosting 24-hour days in a few years.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 10, 2018 at 4:22 a.m. Traci Says...

We are planning a trip 1/30-2/3. Will there be fireworks after Fantasmic on 2/2? I have been counting on them and now I don't see that they are listed in January or Feb. Is this common?

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Jan 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Traci,

You're right - it is very uncommon, but there don't seem to be any fireworks on the schedule for the next six weeks. Our theory is that they may be preparing for the new Pixar fireworks show coming in April, but nothing is confirmed. We recommend enjoying Fantasmic! or World of Color during your visit, and be sure to check the daily entertainment times guide in case anything changes.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 28, 2017 at 3:18 p.m. Natasha Says...

Is there a Deaf Day in 2018? Thanks!

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Dec 29, 2017 at 2:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natasha,

We haven't been able to find a scheduled date for Deaf Day at Disneyland. However, you might visit the OC DEAF website (the organization that historically hosts the Deaf Day) to see their scheduled events. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 25, 2017 at 12:23 p.m. Jane Biesanz Says...

We are planning a vacation with grandkids to celebrate May 5th of 2018 Star Wars activities. Any suggestions would be most helpful and appreciated!

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Oct 25, 2017 at 4:27 p.m. Lynn Says...

We are going to be going to Disneyland, Christmas Day. Is it really busy and do you know if there will be firework shows that day?

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Oct 25, 2017 at 12:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lynn,

Looking at our Crowd Calendar, we're forecasting heavy crowds on Christmas Day. While the schedule for Christmas Day is not out yet, there's a good chance there will be fireworks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2017 at 5:19 a.m. julia Says...

Hi, I am hoping to get some help on these questions.

- we are coming jan 11 to 14 and are wondering if there are less shows, parades, fireworks during this time of the year? Would there be Fantasmic, Frozen or World of color?

- Do you recommend getting the dining package to view the World of Color and Fantasmic for this time of the year? I suspect the crowd would be less? Don't want to be disappointed especially if they get cancelled.

Thank you!

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Oct 16, 2017 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julia,

Typically, shows such as Fantasmic! and World of Color will run on weekends during January — if they are running at all. While the parks are less crowded, we suggest that you find your spot an hour early before the showtime.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 12, 2017 at 5:43 p.m. Michelle Wolfson Says...

We are visiting Disneyland Mon and Tues 10/23 - 10/24. Will there be Fantasmic or the Pixar parade?

Thanks!

Michelle

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Oct 12, 2017 at 5:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Fantasmic! and the Pixar Parade are not scheduled to perform on those days. Mickey's Soundsational Parade will be performed at 3:30 p.m. during your visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2017 at 4:18 a.m. Ros Lewski Says...

We will be in Disneyland 11/1 -11/2, will we get to see any superheroes?

Ros

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Oct 6, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ros,

You may meet Spider-Man and Captain America inside Disney California Adventure.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2017 at 10:48 a.m. Karen El Khoury Says...

Hello! I am planning a visit to Disneyland around December 17 onwards. Will there be any special events on specific days before or right after Christmas ? Also do you think Legoland is a good place to visit for a 3 and a half year old?

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Sep 28, 2017 at 8:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

Our guide to Holidays at Disneyland has a good rundown of what to expect. There are no day-specific activties.

If your 3 and a half-year-old is into Legos, it's a great place to visit. They may not meet the height requirements on some rides, but there is plenty of other things to see.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2017 at 6:49 p.m. Vanessa Says...

We're planning to go to Anaheim Sunday, November 5th and stay at Paradise Pier Hotel because I thought it would be cool to see the fireworks from the rooftop that night. We plan to go to Disneyland the next morning. From everything I've read, I can't tell if there will be fireworks that Sunday evening... It's after Halloween but before the Holiday show starts on the 10th. Will they still have a fireworks show that night since it's a Sunday? Thanks for your help!

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Sep 12, 2017 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

Disneyland has not posted their entertainment schedule for that week. It's likely there will be either fireworks or Fantasmic! that night. The new schedule should be out in a few weeks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 7, 2017 at 10:46 p.m. Jo Says...

I need a little direction. I have my fast pass for the 9:00 show of Fantasmic. Is there a que line I have to wait in before they let me go into "the viewing area"? I understand the seating areas are no longer color coded so I am not sure I understand the procedure on how to enter and get to the area I want to view the show from. Once I enter from the right area (which i don't know where that is), will I be funneled all the way over, past Haunted Mansion, or will I be allowed to stop any where along the way? Thanks

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Aug 8, 2017 at 7:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jo,

Your FASTPASS has a seating area printed on the ticket. We suggest arriving around 8 PM and check with cast members in the area to get the best spot.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 1, 2017 at 1:04 p.m. Maria mccormick Says...

Planning to go to Disneyland between 26/8/17 to 29/8/17 what's days would be best to visit and is there anything planned for that weekend

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Aug 1, 2017 at 3:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

It looks like no events are planned for that weekend at the parks. As far as crowd levels, those days should all be pretty equal with, light to medium crowds. Check out our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 21, 2017 at 7:01 a.m. Ellie Says...

Hello!

I'm planning a trip to Disney somewhere between Sept. 10th-16th. I have a couple questions...

I heard that the Electrical parade in the evenings is ending, will there be a different evening parade to replace it?

Will Disney still have their firework show at this time?

Also, I saw that September 15th. Is the first official day of the beginning of the Halloween season at Disney. Do you think the first day will be busy? And lastly, does that mean that the haunted mansion ride, as well as the space mountain ride, be closed until the 15th for remodel?

I'm sorry I have so many questions! I'm obviously inexperienced and am just trying to get as much info as possible! Thanks so much.

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Jul 24, 2017 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ellie,

No word yet on any new parades coming to Disneyland. Yes, they will still have their fireworks show! According to our Los Angeles Crowd Calendar, the first day is a yellow day, so crowds will be medium level. It's also a Friday, so it'll be a little busier than a normal weekday! Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion should be open early September; keep an eye on our refurbishments post.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 14, 2017 at 5:45 a.m. darlene Says...

Hi there! I'm going to disneyland mid Sept Tue-Fri, will they still be having the fireworks do you know? Thanks!

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Jul 14, 2017 at 12:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Darlene,

Yes there will still be fireworks shows at the park. Have a great trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2017 at 5:34 p.m. Stephanie Says...

Hi, we are trying to decide on Sat-Tues 11/18 -11/21 or Mon-Thurs 11/20-11/23

What would you suggest? We plan on going to disney/california 2 days either sun/mon or tues/wed. It's the same week as Thanksgiving. Thank you for your help

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Jul 11, 2017 at 2:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie,

The entire week of Thanksgiving break is always very busy because of the holiday. According to our Crowd Calendar, all of those are red dates, and actual Thanksgiving Day will be especially busy. Pick what works best for you! Have a great trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 10, 2017 at 8:32 p.m. Philip Conte Says...

What day is Date Night at Disneyland this year (2017)? Also, does the Cast Canoe Race & Cast Minnie Moonlight events still exist? If so, what are the dates for these events? Thank you!

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Jul 10, 2017 at 8:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Phillip,

We're not aware of dates for Cast Member events, as those are not for the public. We have not heard about Date Night at Disneyland. Perhaps one of our readers is and can share that info.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 6, 2017 at 6:08 a.m. Laura Nauman Says...

Will you have a screening or showing of the Last Jedi on Dec 15,2017 ? If so how does one get tickets? Thx!

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May 7, 2017 at 1:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,

We have not heard about a special screening of The Last Jedi at Disneyland in December. We expect the movie will be playing at the Downtown Disney AMC.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 15, 2017 at 4:04 a.m. mego perez Says...

Will fantasmic be there by June 8-11th ?

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Mar 15, 2017 at 7:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mego,

Disney has not released a return date for Fantasmic yet.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 9, 2017 at 6:39 p.m. Matthew Says...

After the Electric Parade ends on June 18th, are there plans for a replacement parade or evening activity in Disneyland? Thank you.

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Mar 9, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matthew,

Fantasmic will be returning to the Rivers of America this summer! Great evening activity.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 12, 2017 at 11:51 p.m. Kacy Says...

Is Fantasmic only going to be on the weekends? We are thinking of going in November on a Monday-Friday. Other than World of Color, will we get to see any fireworks, shows, parades, etc.?

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Mar 13, 2017 at 7:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kacy,

In the past, November at the Disneyland Resort would have entertainment like fireworks and Fantasmic! on Fri, Sat and Sun. We don't know what kinds of parades will be running in November, but those still could fall into the same pattern.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Mar 3, 2017 at 4:53 p.m. Caitlin Says...

It's our first time going with the kids and we want to catch the afternoon parade (soundsational or whatever they are doing these days). We are planning to go mid-late June. Is that only on the weekends?

Thanks,!

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Mar 3, 2017 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caitlin,

In the past, the Disneyland daytime parade has run during weekdays in June.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 1, 2017 at 5:40 a.m. Pamela Jackson Says...

I was wondering if you will be having a Deaf Culture Day in 2017? And if so when is it.

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Mar 1, 2017 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pamela,

Disneyland doesn't have an official Deaf Culture Day. It may be an unofficial day like Dapper Day, but we don't know of a day for it. Perhaps one of our commenters knows!

Hoppy Planning!

Leap

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Feb 28, 2017 at 12:59 a.m. Vicky Says...

How early in September do they usually start Mickey's Halloween party? We will be there the 2nd or 3rd week and just wondering if we'll make it in time or if we'll be too early.

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Feb 27, 2017 at 7:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vicky,

Lasy year, the first Mickey's Halloween Party was September 23rd. We would expect the party to start around the same time in 2017.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Feb 20, 2017 at 2:03 a.m. Morgan Says...

I am planning a DL trip 11/14 -11/15/2017. Do you know of it will be decorated for Christmas at that time?

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Feb 19, 2017 at 8:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Morgan,

The Disneyland Resort begins decorating for Christmas on Nov 1. You should see much of the decorations up during your visit.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2017 at 2:57 a.m. Marcia Says...

We will be at Disneyland Nov 12-17..can you tell me if the Christmas parades will be going on? The snow on main street during the week? We are hoping they do fireworks during the week.

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Aug 20, 2017 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcia,

It's possible. The November entertainment schedule for Disneyland is not available yet. We'll add it to our Disneyland Holidays post when we know.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 16, 2017 at 8:57 p.m. KAYLE K Says...

I am planning a trip to DL from 11/6-9, which is mid week, do they have any fireworks shows at night during this time?

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Feb 16, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kayle,

Disneyland will usually have their holiday fireworks show on weekends only during early November.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2016 at 9:59 p.m. First time in forever Says...

When are you guys starting it again?

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