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Full ~Frogtastic~ Guide to Disneyland Events in 2024

Guide to Disneyland Events in 2024 - PinterestPlanning 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 reasons enough to visit, the Disneyland Resort offers a ton of fun annual and one-time 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 which events are hoppening when you visit because they can influence Disneyland crowd levels. In this guide to the Disneyland schedule, we've also included a few of the more popular "unofficial" events, since they can also impact crowd levels.

Disneyland has confirmed the dates for all major events in 2024 — which is perfect for your planning purposes. (Plus, we added approximate dates for other events that normally occur but have not yet been announced.) Use this guide to events at Disneyland and the Disneyland schedule when you're checking out the best times to visit Disneyland or planning your Los Angeles visit.

Disneyland Schedule of Events in 2024

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runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend — Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2025 (registration opens June 18, 2024)  

The West Coast saw the return of runDisney races with the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend in January 2024. Enjoy yoga in front of the castle, kids races, a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon or complete the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge (10K and Half Marathon). General registration for the 2025 event opens June 18, 2024.

Opening of Pixar Place Hotel — Jan. 30, 2024 

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Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel has a new theme, as of Jan. 30, 2024! Pixar Place Hotel weaves Pixar touches all throughout the property: Check out the new room designs with touches from Pixar films! Headboards, bedding and pillows are themed after Pixar and its films.

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Hop over to our Pixar Place Hotel post to learn more and see more photos!

Lunar New Year — Jan. 23 to Feb. 18, 2024

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 red decorations 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 Year treats. There are also delectable Asian meals to taste at Paradise Garden Grill, as well as samplings of Asian cuisine from the Lunar New Year festival marketplace kiosks and other participating restaurants.

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Lunar New Year is a well-attended event. You can meet characters (such as Mickey, Minnie, The Three Little Pigs, Mulan or Mushu) dressed in their Lunar New Year’s best. Hosted by Mulan and Mushu, Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession celebrates the Lunar New Year with colorfully costumed dancers, a dragon and drummers. In 2024, we celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Magic Happens Parade — Returns Feb. 2, 2024 

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Calling all dreamers! This magical daytime parade returns in 2024. Featuring floats and characters from many classic and modern Disney and Pixar stories, "Magic Happens" is a parade you do not want to miss. There are over 90 performers in the parade. The dancers are in colorful costumes, and their enthusiasm is magically mood-lifting! To learn more about it and see more photos, hop over to our Magic Happens Parade post.

Super Bowl Winners' Celebration — Feb. 12, 2024 

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Most years, Super Bowl Sunday 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 Cavalcade the day after the Super Bowl (sometimes it hoppens at Disney World). Since 2022, Super Bowl celebrations (with the winning team) have taken place at Disneyland the day after the Super Bowl game. If you are in town the day after the Super Bowl, you might want to take these factors into consideration when planning your itinerary.

The 2024 Super Bowl was played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV on Feb. 11. The Kansas City Chiefs and San Fransisco 49ers competed in the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs won the game in overtime, so we saw Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs at the celebration at Disneyland on Feb. 12, 2024! The cavalcade travels from "it's a small world" toward Main Street U.S.A at 2 p.m. New Orleans will host the 2025 Super Bowl, so we'd expect the celebration to occur at Disney World (unless the winning team is local). The 2026 and 2027 host cities will be San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively, so we could see it return for those two years as well.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations — First Half of February (Including Feb. 14) 2024

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Love is definitely in the air at Disneyland! The parks are serving up delicious heart-shaped baked goods and love-themed delicacies this February. In the first half of February, you can expect these special food and beverage offerings all around the resort, including the Downtown Disney district. Hop over to our post on romantic things to do at Disneyland for the whole lineup.

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts' Nite — Jan. 23, 25, 30, Feb. 1, 6, 8, 12 & 14, 2024

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Sweethearts' Nite returns in 2024. The popular Sweethearts' Nite makes Disneyland the most romantic place on earth for eight romantic nights! Plan a date night with your sweetheart at Disneyland! This separately ticketed event inside Disneyland Park takes place after the park closes, with access to the park starting at 6 p.m. (no park reservation required).

You can typically expect the following:

  • A Royal Cavalcade ending in a Royal Ball
  • Projection effects on Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street, U.S.A.
  • A jazz ensemble aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat and more live entertainment
  • Selfies with some of your favorite Disney couples
  • Opportunities to meet darling Disney couples, including Cinderella and Prince Charming, Aladdin and Jasmine and, of course, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
  • Romantic photo-ops themed after sweet scenes from iconic Disney films, plus unlimited digital PhotoPass downloads
  • Valentine's-inspired décor, food and beverage offerings

Celebrate Gospel for Black History Month — Feb. 17 & 24, 2024

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Disneyland celebrates Black History Month with musical acts, art and more. The 2024 events include "Celebrate Gospel" at the Fantasyland Theater in Disneyland Park on Feb. 17, headlined by Martin Sapp, and Feb. 24, 2024, headlined by Tasha Cobbs Leonard (usually from 2:30 – 7 p.m.). On both days, musicians and local community choirs also perform.

The following took place for Black History Month 2023 and some of these celebrations may continue in 2024. Hop back for the 2024 details.

  • Troubadour Tavern sells African-inspired food and beverages year-round but adds special items to the menu on "Celebrate Gospel" days.
  • At Downtown Disney, nightly outdoor concerts feature R&B, Gospel, reggae, funk, Motown, doo-wop and jazz music throughout February. The groups include Forward Motion, The Rhythm & Blues Brothas, LALA Brass and more. On select weekend days, Sacred Groove and the Singers of Soul kick off the afternoon with gospel music performances.
  • During February, Downtown Disney offers family crafts inspired by Black heritage, live music and special offerings in honor of Black History Month.
  • Black-owned food truck, Wings ‘N Waffles, will serve up sandwiches, plates and more near Star Wars Trading Post in Downtown Disney.
  • At Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Mood Indigo Group plays live jazz in the lobby each evening.
  • Overnight guests at the Disneyland Hotel can paint an animation cel using artwork depicting Princess Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog.” (It's on Tuesday afternoons only.)
  • Artists Ryan Riller and Larissa Marantz are featured in artist showcases and signings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Disneyana in Disneyland Park on Feb. 25. They are at the WonderGround Gallery pop-up location in Downtown Disney on Feb. 26.
  • Lovepop features two cards designed in collaboration with artist Anthony Conley for Black History Month.

Anaheim Ducks Day — Feb. 22-23, 2024

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Each year, the local NHL hockey team flocks to Disney California Adventure. Score! It is a day filled with activities, including a special cavalcade, meet-and-greets with Ducks players, photo ops, special treats, merchandise and more. This is a popular event, so get your reservations early and wear your Ducks jersey.

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Here's what to expect in 2024:

  • Enjoy a cavalcade with current players on Feb. 22 and a Legacy Celebration cavalcade with Ducks alumni on Feb. 23.
  • Get hyped at the Fan Zone in Hyperion Courtyard — filled with interactive photo ops, games and pictures with Wild Wing.
  • Meet and greet some of the players from the Anaheim Ducks at Hollywood Backlot Stage. (Wristbands are distributed once the park opens in the Hollywood Backlot, and they go quickly.)
  • Listen to music with performances by Anaheim Ducks DJs.
  • See the Iconic Stanley Cup and take a picture with it at Paradise Park (World of Color viewing area) on Feb. 23.
  • Learn how to draw some favorite Disney "Ducks" at Animation Academy and keep your art as a souvenir.
  • Participate in a fun park-wide activity known as Seek & Find, which highlights key moments in the Anaheim Ducks' history.
  • Taste treats such as a cake pop at Trolley Treats, as well as green and purple cotton candy and Brewery X Ducks Beer, Blonde Ale at outdoor vending locations throughout the park. Enjoy other special drinks and foods at Hollywood Lounge and Studio Catering Co.
  • Purchase special Anaheim Ducks Days merchandise, including T-shirts, spirit jerseys, headwear, accessories, commemorative pucks, pins and more! (Purchasing limits apply and no discounts are allowed. You can join the virtual queue in Hollywood Land.)
  • Pick up free gifts for Magic Key holders. In 2024, it was a rally towel.

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If you are a Ducks fan, snag great deals on Anaheim Ducks tickets (and other live events) through Undercover Tourist!

Villains Day: Stalk Around the Park — Feb. 4, 2024

This unofficial fashion theme day is one in which fans of villains show off their villain-themed attire (all following the Disneyland guidelines for costumes and attire, of course). So polish your apple and sharpen your horns to join their flock for group photos, rides and other dark fun. This is not an official event hosted by Disney but by other parkgoers.

Mini Gay Day — March 2, 2024

Gay Days at Disneyland are traditionally held in the fall (now around mid-September), but there is a casual mini Gay Day meet-up in March. This is not an official Disney event, but it can affect crowds, and you’ll see several rainbow-colored Disneyland treats. Expect to see folks wearing red shirts in celebration!

Disney Channel Nite at Disneyland Park — March 5 & 7, 2024

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This new Disneyland After Dark event will take you back to your favorite childhood shows on the Disney Channel.

The cost is $139 for each night. The ticket includes music, memorable characters, high-energy parties, unique photo opportunities and more, including:

  • The “High School Musical” pep rally with songs from the beloved “High School Musical” franchise
  • The “Phineas and Ferb” DJ dance party in Tomorrowland
  • “Camp Rock” Karaoke
  • Ultimate Disney Channel Trivia Challenge at the Golden Horseshoe
  • “Descendants” aboard the Sailing Ship Columbia with music from “Descendants” 1, 2 and 3 over the misty waters
  • Photo backdrops represent favorite Disney Channel shows and movies, including "Camp Rock," “Lizzie McGuire,” “The Cheetah Girls,” “Teen Beach Movie,” "Halloweentown," Zenon," the Disney Channel Logo and more
  • A "glowing wand" photo opportunity. Step behind the glass, raise your wand and appear to “paint” glowing colors in the air around you!
  • Themed foods and specialty dining packages
  • Character experiences with iconic Disney characters
  • PhotoPass downloads

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival — March 1 to April 22, 2024

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This is a California foodie's paradise and one of the top Disneyland events! Taking place each year during March and April, the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival offers guests the chance to partake in delicious food and wine offerings every day, plus special seminars, tastings and experiences on the weekends. Look for expanded bookable activities for this event via the Disneyland app or website.

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Tad and Lily love meeting Chef Goofy and decorating free cupcakes at the all-new Confection Purrfection with the SuperKitties show, featuring Minnie Mouse. Soarin' Over California returns for the festival, taking over Soarin' Around the World during that time.

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Guests can visit Festival Marketplaces themed around different tastes and drinks of California and reserve their seats at a Winemaker's Reception. You’ll also encounter musical entertainment and special character meet-and-greets, including opportunities to meet some rarely-seen characters. You can even do some shopping, as there is a new line of festival-themed headwear, apparel, décor and cooking gadgets every year!

Wondrous Journeys (Special Presentation) — March 22 to April 14, 2024

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Just in time for spring break, the "Wondrous Journeys" fireworks show, which debuted in 2023 for the Disney 100 Years of Wonder Celebration, returns for a limited time. This show features all 60 Walt Disney Animation Studios films to date. The pyrotechnic and projection show is filled with artistry, music, storytelling and lots of heart. Projections turn Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the Rivers of America into an artist’s canvas. “Wondrous Journeys” also features a new song titled, “It’s Wondrous.” Keep your eyes on the skies above Sleeping Beauty Castle to see the Blue Fairy and Baymax fly by! This show is on fire (literally)!

Eggstravaganza — March 11 to April 9, 2024

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Hop over to the Disneyland Resort for the biggest Easter egg hunt around! In 2024, it's hoppening in three locations — with a different map for each location. You can participate at Downtown Disney, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Eggstravaganza is a fun (but low-key) scavenger hunt that sends guests scurrying around the Disneyland Resort to find huge, hidden eggs during April. The location of the hunt may vary each year.

Guests can purchase a game board map and stickers ($9.99 plus tax) 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. (You get a Disney character egg, whether you complete the map or not.) Keep your eye out for Easter Bunny meet-and-greets in the park during this season, as well as springtime balloons and treats!

Season of the Force — April 5 to June 2, 2024

The May the Fourth celebrations, and Star Wars Month, expand into a longer celebration in 2024 with Season of the Force at Disneyland! Highlights include the Hyperspace Mountain overlay and specially themed food, beverages and merchandise.

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New adventures aboard Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, debut during the celebration. Look for new characters such as Ahsoka Tano, Cassian Andor and Din Djarin and Grogu as of April 5! Plus, there are new characters in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, such as Sabine Wren from "Ahsoka" and the cutest walking BD-X droids!

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Plus, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge enhances the fireworks above Disneyland Park, with galactic music sweeping through the spires! Whaaat!? We are toadally frogcited about that! The celebration ushers in the return of Star Wars Nite Disneyland After Dark parties (on select dates) as well.

Star Wars Nite at Disneyland — April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7 & 9, 2024 

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Star Wars Nite at Disneyland Park offers up a galactically good time! In 2024, there are eight nights of Star Wars Nite in April and May! That's more dates than ever before. The parties fall during the Season of the Force.

In 2024, Star Wars Nite tickets go on sale to the public Feb. 23, 2024, no earlier than 9 a.m. PT. A select amount of pre-sale tickets are available for Inspire Magic Key holders on Feb. 20, and then for other Magic Key holders on Feb. 21 and 22. A new "Notify Me" feature for purchasing Star Wars Nite tickets lets you leave your computer while you wait, as long as you still have a mobile device with you. For more information on how that works, check out our Disneyland After Dark events post.

Our Star Wars Nite post has all the details. Fans can usually celebrate with:

  • Special "Star Wars"–themed fireworks
  • Character encounters
  • "Star Wars"-themed attractions such as Star Tours, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Enhanced décor and event collectible merchandise
  • Unlimited PhotoPass downloads
  • Lightsaber Training
  • Lightsaber Resistance Show of Unity
  • March of the First Order in Tomorrowland
  • Photo Ops
  • Projections on the castle, Main Street and "it's a small world"

Dapper Day — April 7, 2024 Full ~Frogtastic~ Guide to Disneyland Events in 2024 - Dapper Day

Dapper Day is one of the most popular, and certainly the most fashionable, "unofficial” days at Disneyland. Guests get dressed up in their Sunday best to pay homage to the attendees when Disneyland first opened in 1955. There are two Disneyland Dapper Days each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. On Disneyland Dapper Day, many guests wear vintage clothes from the 1950s or other eras. Others choose to step out in style while showing off the latest fashion of today. The Dapper Day Expo at the Disneyland Hotel takes place April 6-7, 2024.

Even though the Sunday of Dapper Day weekend is usually the main Dapper Day, you may see people dressed in their best on both days of the weekend.

Pixar Fest — April 26 to Aug. 4, 2024

Pixar Fest returns to the Disneyland Resort from spring to summer with a new parade and a returning fireworks show! Pixar Fest is a celebration of friendship and beyond! Enjoy colorful palettes and themed menu items, as well as commemorative merchandise. The whole Disneyland Resort, from the theme parks to hotels, will have a Pixar twist of friendly fun.

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This festival of friendship paints Pixar stories in a most positive and uplifting light! An all-new daytime parade, “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!”, debuts at Disney California Adventure Park! At Disneyland Park, the emotional “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” returns with some all-new scenes. During the celebration, meet new characters such as Ember and Wade from “Elemental,” Red Panda Mei from “Turning Red” and more.

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Other fun activities in the parks include Club Pixar in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure. Take photos in front of Pixar-themed backdrops, play games and pose with characters. Come nighttime, Club Pixar takes over for a party with an interactive DJ, live performances, games, photo-ops, themed food and beverages and more.

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While there are offerings all around the resort, as of May 10, there are six Pixar-themed marketplaces at Disney California Adventure Park that will remain through the end of the festival. Each location includes foods inspired by a Pixar film.

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At Disneyland Park, you can dance with characters at the Pixar Pals Playtime Party at Fantasyland Theatre. Enjoy this high-energy show, interactive games, photo locations, activities and iconic Pixar shorts at this family-friendly party. Stay tuned for more details to come!

Bats Day in the Fun Park — May 5, 2024

You can expect to see guests dressed in goth, steampunk, Halloween, rockabilly attire and more for Bats Day. Bats Day, like Dapper Day, is independently organized and usually takes place in May. This event always makes me long for my frog goth days. There have been rumors that Bats Day organizers may be ending Bats Day, but it's still hoppening in the park this year. (The events that occur outside the park are canceled). You bet this frog squad will show up all in black!

Grad Nites — May and June 2024

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Throughout May and June, you may see daytime crowds surge with high school seniors in both parks for local high school Grad Nite celebrations. After 9 p.m., the parties move to a location in Disney California Adventure Park, 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 confirm which days Grad Nites will occur in 2024.

Grad Nite dates for 2024 are:

  • May 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28 and 31
  • June 2, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 14

Pride Nite During Pride Month — June 18 & 20, 2024

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In 2024, Disneyland Park will once again host a Disneyland After Dark event, Pride Nite! At this after-hours event, guests can enjoy unique, themed experiences, exclusive photo opportunities, event merchandise and much more! Pride Nite specifically celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies.

Guests can arrive three hours early at 6 p.m. Then, the private party begins at 9 p.m., ending at 1 a.m. Hop over to our Pride Nite post for all the details. Tickets are on sale as of sale April 11 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT) and April 9 for Magic Key holders.

Pride Month — TBD for June 2024

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Get ready to taste the rainbow with special rainbow-colored foods and beverages across Disney Theme Parks and Downtown Disney. Disney Pride merchandise is available for purchase around the Disneyland Resort (as well as at Walt Disney World in Florida). Hop over to our Pride Month foodie guide for all the yummy details.

Black Music Month — TBD for June 2024

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Enjoy daily live entertainment and specialty food offerings, art and more at Disneyland Resort all month long. Disney California Adventure Park features daily live music that celebrates Black music genres from Doo-Wop to Motown. Five & Dime also sings tunes from the '20s and '30s all year long! In the evening, the Hollywood Backlot hosts a special block party, featuring nightly, live musical acts.

At Downtown Disney, do some family-friendly crafts near the Star Wars Trading Post. You can also enjoy nightly live music and a DJ on Saturday afternoons. Attend artist events on select dates. Hop over to our Celebrate Soulfully post for all the event details.

Fourth of July — 2024

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Disneyland Park celebrates America's independence on July 4 with red, white and blue decorations, treats and drinks. The celebration features its signature Independence Day show, "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky." Keep in mind that this can be one of the busiest days of the year! Disney California Adventure also usually presents fireworks in a patriotic salute before World of Color.

Disneyland’s Birthday — July 17, 2024

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"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. We are celebrating 69 years of Disneyland in 2024!

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There are usually special souvenirs available on that day (such as pins) or special foods, and some people choose to dress dapper for the occasion. You may expect a birthday cavalcade or other form of entertainment with many Disney characters at points throughout the day. You may be able to take pictures holding birthday signs on some years. Some people try to attend every year despite the crowds. Even though Disneyland does not actively promote this day (except on large anniversary years), 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.

Hop over to our post on the Disneyland birthday celebration for tips on celebrating and a peek at the birthday merchandise.

CHOC Walk — July 21, 2024

The CHOC walk is a fundraiser for Children's Hospital of Orange County. The walk takes place inside the theme parks before they open. If you want to fundraise for kids at CHOC, you can learn more here. Walkers with wristbands get free parking and can walk through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure early Sunday morning. The walk is filled with surprise entertainment and fun experiences — and it's all for a good cause. Because many walkers will purchase tickets and stay for the day, this day will be more crowded than usual, especially in the morning. If you plan to visit then, purchase Disneyland tickets and reserve early. Expect to take more time to park your car and enter the park with so many more people than you would expect on a Sunday morning. It's possible the walk can affect Early Entry hours that day, so be sure to check the calendar.

D23 Day — Aug. 8, 2024

The day before D23 starts is the first-ever D23 Day at Disneyland Resort. Both theme parks welcome ticketed D23 fans during the park hours. All visitors must buy a theme park ticket and make a park reservation that day. The event includes unique offerings, such as:

  • Custom Cavalcade
  • Dance Party
  • Photo Ops
  • Disney Junior music-filled celebration at Disney California Adventure

Additionally, Aug. 4-11, 2024, Downtown Disney guests can take advantage of special offers, decor and magical moments.

2024 Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend — Sept. 5-8, 2024

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What's this? What's this? A new race takes place during Halloween Time in 2024. The Disneyland Resort treats participants with four days of Halloween-themed events, including yoga, kids races, 5K, 10K, half marathon and challenge. Club runDisney registration was Feb. 6, 2024, and general registration was Feb. 13, 2024. The races sold out in under an hour. Learn more about this and upcoming runDisney events in our runDisney Disneyland events post.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort — Aug. 23 to Oct. 31, 2024

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Halloween comes earlier than ever before in 2024! Halloween is a big-time affair at Disneyland Park, with plenty of decorations, entertainment and other goodies through Oct. 31. During this time, 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 in New Orleans Square. After they leave for the day, you can meet characters from the Haunted Mansion. Cruella de Vil and the Queen of Hearts stalk about Main Street and near the park entrance. We've spotted Maleficent and the Evil Queen near the castle too.

Guests can enjoy 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. The Halloween Screams show is now a projection and special effects show that will light up Disneyland Park most nights of the Halloween season. The show is enhanced with fireworks on select nights (typically weekends).

Disney California Adventure Park gets into the spirit, too! 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. For the first time, Guido will sport a "car-stume" as he welcomes guests to Casa Della Tires. Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission Breakout! also gets a Halloween overlay, becoming Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Dark after 5 p.m. (4 p.m. on party days).

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!

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Oogie Boogie Bash — Select nights usually in September and October 2024

On select nights during Halloween Time, Disney California Adventure plays host to a major Halloween Party — Oogie Boogie Bash. The whole family is invited to dress up in costumes and trick or treat throughout the park. Some of the treat trails are themed after villains and have a live villain to entertain you as you gather candy. The magical Villains Grove is a delight. The party takes place on select nights, usually in September and October — mainly Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Will we see August dates in 2024? Hop back later for the official dates and details!

You'll enjoy character encounters with Disney Villains and photo-ops with rare Disney characters and Pixar pals. Catch the Frightfully Fun Parade as it passes through the park with Jack Skellington, Mickey, Minnie and a gang of villains. Hop over to our post on Oogie Boogie Bash for more screaming details.

Plaza de la Familia — Aug. 23 to Nov. 2, 2024

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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 offers Mariachi music, delicious Mexican foods, a Tree of Life interactive photo exhibit, wing photo walls, free coloring and crafts and the chance to meet Miguel. The highlight of this Dia De Los Muertos celebration is “A Musical Celebration of Coco” — a show that features dancing, storytellers and original songs from “Coco,” along with an amazing puppet performance from Miguel and some dancing skeletons.

Gay Days — Sept. 13-15, 2024

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Gay Days is an independently organized, three-day event that typically takes place in the fall. There are off-site events and parties associated with Gay Days in Anaheim, but there are also days when attendees hit the parks dressed in red shirts. In 2024, the official Gay Days are Saturday, Sept. 14 at Disneyland Park and Sunday, Sept. 15 at Disney California Adventure Park. This event can affect park reservation availability. You can read all about Gay Days here.

Dapper Day Fall Outing — TBD November 2024

Full ~Frogtastic~ Guide to Disneyland Events in 2024 - Fall Dapper Day

The second Dapper Day event of the year usually takes place early to mid-November. In 2023, the weekend-long event fell on Nov. 11 and 12. 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 usually on Sunday.

Mickey's and Minnie's Birthday — Nov. 18, 2024

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have the same birthday. While this is not a planned event that you'll find on any schedule, if you hoppen to visit Disneyland on this day, you might get treated to some birthday surprises to celebrate these special characters. Disneyland has been known to hand out free special birthday buttons. There is also a special birthday cavalcade. Mickey and Minnie might even put on their birthday celebration outfits!

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort — Nov. 15, 2024, to early January 2025

Full ~Frogtastic~ Guide to Disneyland Events in 2024 - Castle at Holiday Time

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 of the year! 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 décor. 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 stunning holiday light 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 too! Enjoy the stunning water spectacular, World of Color — Season of Light, at California Adventure. Santa Claus greets guests in both parks. You can find more details in our guide to Holidays at Disneyland.

Across the way at Disney California Adventure Park, Buena Vista Street and Cars Land are decorated for Disney's Festival of Holidays, which offers many festival booths with tasty treats, as well as musical selections representing several cultures.

Full ~Frogtastic~ Guide to Disneyland Events in 2024 - Viva Navidad

There is a nightly Christmas tree lighting on Buena Vista Street, as well as a special holiday edition of World of Color. 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 both have exciting holiday songs. Three Kings' Day, in early January, commemorates the close of the holiday season by paying homage to the Three Wise Men’s visit to the nativity.

Candlelight Ceremony — TBD but usually the first weekend in December

Full ~Frogtastic~ Guide to Disneyland Events in 2024 - Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland

The Disneyland Candlelight Ceremony usually takes place the first weekend in December. The ceremony has two shows per night on Saturday and Sunday. It is a religious ceremony but offers an inclusive message to all who watch. It is set up in Town Square and can affect entertainment times that day for the parade and fireworks. Chairs are set up for invited guests, and other parkgoers can stand around the outside and watch. If there are empty seats, cast members may invite others to fill them in before the show starts. The later showing is less crowded.

Every year, the ceremony features a famous narrator (shown here is Sterling K. Brown in 2021), choirs, and musicians. Viola Davis was the narrator in 2022 and Brie Larson took over in 2023. For the first showing, the choir proceeds down the parade route from "it's a small world" to Town Square. For the second ceremony of the night, they walk from the Hub to Town Square. No matter which religious celebration you may or may not observe, it is a beautiful sight to see.

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

Related: Best Time To Visit Disneyland

Related: 10 Best Disneyland Snacks and Where to Find Them

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, 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...

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

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!

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

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!!!!

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

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?

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

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.

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

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!

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

What are the dates for Deaf Day at Disneyland?

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

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?

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!


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!

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

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


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.

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!


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.

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!


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?

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!


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?

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!


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

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

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?

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

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


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

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!


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?

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

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

Is there a Deaf Day in 2018? Thanks!

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

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!

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?

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

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!

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

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?



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

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?


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

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?

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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

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!

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

Will fantasmic be there by June 8-11th ?

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

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.

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

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.?

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!


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?


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

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.

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!


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.

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!


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?

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

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.

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

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?

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

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

When are you guys starting it again?

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