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What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2022 and Beyond

by Tad on November 1, 2021 1313 Los Angeles   Video

'Sup?! Tad here, the resident family thrill-seeker and videographer. I always have my green finger on the pulse of what’s hoppening in the parks, so I am toadally excited for the upcoming events, rides and new lands coming to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Universal Studios Hollywood and more. For those of you looking for what opened last year and even what opened the year before that, we've got you covered!

Let’s hop to it and explore what's coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2022 and beyond! Also, don't froget to bookmark this page so you can come back and see what's opened as you get closer to your trip!

As guidelines and operations are ever-changing to protect the health and safety of guests and cast members, you can refer to our reopening guides for both Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2022 and Beyond

Disneyland Park

What's Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Disney Merriest Nites

Disney Merriest Nites — select nights in November and December 2021 — A new, separately ticketed nighttime holiday party has kicked off at Disneyland Park. Will it become a regular seasonal add-on to Disneyland Holiday Time? We don't know just yet, but we can confirm some deets. Disney Merriest Nights at Disneyland takes place on five select nights during November and December: Nov. 11, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 9, 2021. Tickets went on sale Sept. 14, 2021, both online and through the Disneyland app. Get your tickets now, as nights are selling out!

The event grants guests exclusive access to select attractions and entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight. (Party guests can enter the park as early as 5 p.m. with no need for a theme park reservation.) In particular, Haunted Mansion Holiday, "it's a small world" Holiday and a special viewing of A Christmas Fantasy parade will be available! For more details, hop over to our guide!

Plaza Point Holiday Shoppe — now open — Speaking of the holidays, an all-new, year-round holiday store is coming to Main Street USA. The photo shops in both parks have been moved to a new Photo Concierge just outside Disneyland's gates at the old Newsstand location. The Victorian-era Plaza Point Holiday Shoppe replaces the Photo Supply Co. in Disneyland Park. You'll be able to purchase Christmas decor year-round with Lunar New Year and Halloween overlays. The shop will celebrate diversity and inclusion, representing holidays and seasons such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Lunar New Year, spring, Easter, fall and Halloween. Displays reflect seasonal holidays from around the world.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Snow White and Dopey Dance

Snow White's Enchanted Wish — opened April 30, 2021 — This classic Fantasyland dark ride, which has been around since Disneyland Park opened, recently got a makeover. Snow White's Scary Adventures underwent a major refurbishment just before Disneyland temporarily closed and was ready to reopen with a new name and enhanced — or should we say "enchanted" — storyline. It now has all-new scenes with new music, state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, LED black lighting, laser projections and a new animation system. Look to see Snow White dancing with the Seven Dwarfs, and take a whiff — is that fresh apple pie?

Take a virtual ride with us on Snow White's Enchanted Wish:

Snow White is now getting the "happily ever after" she deserves. We are hoppy to see that one of our favorite Disneyland scary rides is a little more fun for younger children and will be sticking around to delight many more generations to come. Don't worry! You can still see the witch on the ride and the evil queen still peers out the window above the entrance. As you may know, Disney World removed Snow White’s Scary Adventures dark ride in 2012 (although Disney World guests get to enjoy the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster instead).

What's Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

More chances to access Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance — reopened April 30, 2021 — This new ride in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge was open for about eight weeks when Disneyland closed for the pandemic, so it is still a brand-new ride to the majority of guests now that Disneyland reopened. Step inside an epic battle between the Resistance and the First Order, with appearances by Storm Troopers, AT-AT Walkers and Kylo Ren.

This ride has a virtual queue during your visit. Hop over to our post on how to join a Boarding Group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance before you visit for the latest updates on how to access this popular attraction. There is a new procedure to join the virtual queue in place, allowing guests to join a Boarding Group at one of two distribution times, per day. You can access the virtual queue from anywhere at 7 a.m. or after entering a theme park at 12 p.m.

What's Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Haunted Mansion refurbishment, including new portrait

Haunted Mansion Refurbishment — opened April 30, 2021 — As Disneyland temporarily closed in March 2020, the Haunted Mansion was undergoing a refurbishment. It's time to "hurry baaack" to the Haunted Mansion. Look for some new hair-raising horticulture and new "tales" of tragedy in the pet cemetery outside (take a whiff near the skunk!). The spirits have done some redecorating in the portrait hall that they are dying to show you. As you approach your Doom Buggy loading area, look for the return of the "April to December" portrait. (We wonder where that Haunted Mansion original has been hanging around.) Watch the woman age before your eyes. Look for some new magical enhancements throughout the ride (especially in the graveyard) when you visit the 999 happy haunts' abode.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Hurricane with Mint Juleps at Blue BayouAdult Drinks at Blue Bayou — reopened May 27, 2021 — Diners at Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square may now order beer, wine and limited cocktails. Wait. What?! This news comes as a shock as Disneyland has had a strict policy against serving alcohol in Disneyland Park (outside of the exclusive private Club 33). Oga's Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge was the first bar to serve adult drinks, but guests are visiting Batuu and it's like they are on another planet anyway, right? But this brings drinks into the original theme park.

According to the OC Register: "Disneyland made the decision to add alcohol to the Blue Bayou menu after the park’s food and beverage team received thousands of requests over the years from international travelers and young adult visitors for more beer, wine and cocktail options at the restaurant."

Mommy Frog is chiming in. She says that after the year we've been through, a Hurricane cocktail or the sparkling wine with dessert package sounded pretty good to her. The competition for reservations is fierce. For kids like me and adults who do not drink, Blue Bayou has nonalcoholic seasonal varieties of the New Orleans Square mint julep and Louisiana lemonade. Yum! I prefer mine with a glow cube to set the right mood.

What's Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Jungle Cruise adds new adventures

Jungle Cruise Encounters New Adventures — opened July 16, 2021 — The Jungle Cruise has some "gnu" adventures. The skippers and their "dry humor" already play a significant role in the ride experience. New additions to this classic attraction at both Disneyland and Disney World will feature skippers out in the habitat with sinking boats taken over by chimpanzees and the skippers interacting with ... err, escaping from ... wildlife. As it turns out, the rhino still gets the point in the end. But that's not the "hull" story.

What's Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway — opening 2023 — All aboard! Woot, woot! This new ride rolling into Mickey's Toontown will be the first major Mickey-themed ride at Disneyland. The ride features an original story (and catchy theme song) where Mickey and Minnie are premiering their newest short, “Perfect Picnic,” at the El CapiTOON Theatre. Before you enter the theatre, you'll explore the special exhibit featuring props and costumes from the toon world. Then, you’ll step from the human world straight into the unpredictable cartoon world of Mickey and Minnie, and board a trackless train with Goofy as the engineer.

What could possibly go wrong in this magical, out-of-control ride with surprising twists and turns? Hold onto your ears, because it's a multi-dimensional cartoon world, so anything can happen! The ride will have state-of-the-art technology and dazzling visual effects to immerse you into Mickey's and Minnie's zany animated world.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Runaway Marquee

Don’t worry! This ride will not replace any of the other Toontown rides. The entrance will be where the current Gag Factory store is. This train schedule is experiencing delays (as it was originally set to debut in 2022), but it's back on track for 2023!

What's Coming to Disneyland - Toontown Changes

Toontown will be getting a fresh makeover in honor of the new ride, also debuting in early 2023, featuring grassy play spaces perfect for tadpoles to get the wiggles out. One of the new areas coming to Toontown will be CenTOONial Park, showcasing a fountain designed for play, including water tables. The fountain will be brought to life at night, as well. Nearby, a dreaming tree will provide opportunities to play, crawl and explore. Toontown will temporarily close beginning March 2022 to make way for these new changes.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Roger Rabbit-entrance

Roger Rabbit's CarToon Spin gets a new plot twist — TBD — Jessica Rabbit gets a lead role in a new update for this ride based on the 1988 movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." This more relevant version will have Jessica Rabbit as a private eye working to fight a Toontown crime wave run by none other than the Toon Patrol Weasels.

Best Viewing Main Street Electrical Parade

The Main Street Electrical Parade and Fantasmic! Return 2022 — The Disney Parks TikTok teased that this oldie but goodie parade is returning to Disneyland Park in time for its 50th anniversary. Hop over to our post on the Main Street Electrical Parade for the latest news and our viewing tips. "Fantasmic!" will also return sometime in 2022.

MagicBand+ and "Hey, Disney!" — 2022 — The next generation of the wearable MagicBand, MagicBand+, will make its big debut at Disneyland Resort sometime in 2022. The new iteration will feature interactive elements that guests can use all around the Disneyland Resort. Likewise, the "Hey, Disney!" voice assistant will work with Alexa on Amazon Echo devices, including those in Disneyland Resort hotel rooms.

Indiana Jones Adventure Refurbishment — TBD — This popular Adventureland ride was set to get some updates in 2020. The Disneyland crews are expected to replace a plank bridge and refurbish rock work. We do not have a completion date.

WWhat's Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Ride concept art

A "Princess and the Frog" re-theming of Splash Mountain — TBD — Splash Mountain at both Disneyland and Disney World will undergo a major re-theming with a new storyline, starring Princess Tiana. Guests will be "goin' down the bayou" with Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis, Ray, Mama Odie and other favorites from the film "Princess and the Frog" to continue the adventure post-kiss and join the hoppin' Mardi Gras celebration. To quote Tiana, these frogs think it'll be "the bee's knees!" Guests will be drawn in by original music inspired by songs in the film. Disneyland reopened with the current version of Splash Mountain so guests can take a farewell voyage. One thing we can rely on is the heart-pounding drop. Gonna take you down, gonna take you down, gonna take you all the way down ...

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Star Wars Nite

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite — TBD — This Disneyland After Dark event was scheduled to take place inside Disneyland in 2020, inviting members of the dark side and the light side to come together once Disneyland Park closed for the night. This separately ticketed event was set to fall on the opening night of the Star Wars Celebration, a fan convention that was set to take place at the Anaheim Convention Center Aug. 27 to 30, 2020. However, that event has been postponed for two years (due to COVID-19), and Disneyland is postponing the Star Wars Nite to a different date yet to be determined. A ticket for the original Star Wars Nite will be eligible for the rescheduled event option. Guests who no longer wish to use their current ticket may call (714) 781-4636 for assistance.

For the originally scheduled Star Wars Nite, guests were to access the park as of 6 p.m., and the event was going to be underway from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Those details could change once a new date is set. For the event, look for a battle in the skies above Disneyland with special Star Wars–themed fireworks spectacular! Star Wars fans can also enjoy galactic dance parties, character encounters, themed decor, event merchandise and inspired food and beverage. Grab your lightsaber and prepare to pose for Star Wars–themed photo opportunities. Unlimited PhotoPass downloads are included.

Disney California Adventure Park

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Avengers Ride

Avengers Headquartersexterior opened June 4, 2021 — The iconic Avengers Headquarters building opened when Avengers Campus opened, but the ride it houses will come at a later date. In the meantime, lift your eyes to the rooftops to spy Avengers and the Quinjet parked up there. The Avengers have heard reports that a villain called the Taskmaster is planning to break into the Avengers command center. Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel and others will be greeting new recruits and keeping an eye out for threats. Should the Taskmaster and his crew appear, the Super Heroes will be ready to spring into action. Watch for a confrontation that takes place all over the building, including the rooftop!

This building is the future entrance to a brand-new “E-Ticket” attraction (opening at a later date) that puts you right in the middle of the action. Step aboard a Quinjet and fly along with the Avengers to Wakanda and places beyond. You’ll team up with the Avengers and fight alongside them to save the world in a battle against powerful villains. Do you have what it takes to defeat them? The brand-new ride technology will be unlike anything you've seen before!

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Spider-Man on the Wall at Avengers Campus

Avengers Campus — opened June 4, 2021 — A new Super Hero–themed land called Avengers Campus is now accepting recruits. You see, the Stark Expo in Hong Kong was attacked by the forces of Hydra, so that inspired the Avengers to set up new and unique headquarters around the planet to recruit and train the next generation of heroes. This new land was originally supposed to open in July 2020, but its opening was delayed until June 4, 2021.

Avengers Campus features Spider-Man and the Avengers, including members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor, Loki, Black Panther, the Dora Milaje and Iron Man! Did you read that right? Iron Man!

Keep your eyes to the skies. What's most exciting is that a "struntronic" Spider-Man leaps and flips through the air over the rooftops and then a real live Spider-Man climbs down a wall to greet guests. It's toadally cool! Spider-Man will be swinging through Avengers Campus in a redesigned Spidey-suit.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Spider-Man

WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure — opened June 4, 2021 — An immersive, interactive ride-through attraction opened with the new land. WEB is an attraction-based organization (founded by Tony Stark). This is home to the new Spider-Man experience and is the first Disney ride to feature Spider-Man. Have you always secretly wished you could sling webs from your own wrist just like Spider-Man? Here’s your chance (thanks to immersive technology)! Attend an open house at WEB, where the inventors invite you to take a test drive of the WEB Slinger vehicle.

You can sling webs and help weave a web to trap Peter Parker's Spider-Bots. The bots are usually helpful, but it seems they have some bugs of their own and have gotten stuck in replication mode. Can you harness your own superpowers to save the campus from chaos? This ride has no height requirement and is appropriate for all ages. Take a look at Tad's video on our YouTube channel.

Speaking of Spider-Bots, both the robots and all-new WEB merchandise are now available at Downtown Disney and in the park at WEB Suppliers, Campus Supply Pod and Stage 17.

This ride is only accessible via a virtual queue. Guests can join the queue at 7 a.m. and noon daily through the Disneyland app. To learn more, here's our guide to Disneyland virtual queues.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Exterior of Pym Test Kitchen

Pym Test Kitchen — opened June 4, 2021 — You may be familiar with how Ant-Man and The Wasp can use subatomic “Pym Particles” to alter their size and mass, grow or shrink. Just wait until you see this eatery, where the foods are enhanced with Pym Particles. The foods may be shrunken down (with red particles) or grown (with blue particles) to a larger size!

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - The Faimily-sized Pym-ini Sandwich

Enjoy massive meals, tiny treats and shareable bites at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Being that the quick-service restaurant was built in an old lab facility, you can enjoy decor that includes giant soda cans and condiment bottles, and read the menu off massive cell phones! I am hoppin' excited to see the menus. I have a question though. Can I shrink my vegetables but expand my dessert (while keeping the calories and nutritional content the same, of course)? This location uses Mobile Order. Pick-up windows are released on a rolling basis throughout the day. For all of the delicious details, hop over to our super guide to Avengers Campus food.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Pym Tasting Lab food and drink

PYM Tasting Labopened June 4, 2021 — This quick-service lounge serves adult beverages and snacks. The oversized beer can next door to The Pym Tasting Lab may clue you in to what kinds of beverages are available at this location. The Pym Tasting Lab is brewing up cocktail experiments, craft beers with unique beer taps that fill glasses from the bottom up and Snack Molecules.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Dr. Strange Summons Thor

The Sanctum — opened June 4, 2021 — In the late 1940s, a Stark Industries complex was built on a remote location near Los Angeles. There had long been rumors about unexplainable energies and events that took place. Now, Tony Stark has invited Doctor Strange to this Avengers Campus to teach recruits about the mystic arts. Doctor Strange has suspended the cloaking spells surrounding the area, revealing the Sanctum to the world! Wait, has it been hidden at Disney California Adventure this whole time?

See ancient ruins that have been hidden for centuries. Learn from Doctor Strange about an ancient battle that threatened to tear a hole in the fabric of time and reality and how that battle led to the creation of the Orb of Cagliostro. You'll want to visit at night when the Orb is known to be especially active. When it's dark, you might see the Sanctum flowing with magical energy!

You'll get to experience Doctor Strange demonstrating his mystical abilities, and he will open your eyes to the mysteries of the multiverse.

WEB Suppliers — opened June 4, 2021 — No doubt after riding WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, you're going to want to get your very own Spider-Bot robot sidekick along with at-home kits to build webs and other accessories. Don't froget your Avengers swag and souvenirs at this shop!

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Donald Duck finds himself in Coco

"Coco" scene added to Mickey's PhilharMagic — debuted July 17, 2021 — A new scene made its debut in Mickey's PhilharMagic with "Un Poco Loco." The score is unique to Mickey's PhilharMagic and combines animation from both Pixar and Disney (with Donald Duck).

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Magic Key TerraceMagic Key Terrace — opened Aug. 25, 2021 — Members of the new Magic Key pass program have a new (OK, repurposed) bar and lounge for them and their guests to enjoy. The Magic Key Terrace (formerly Alfresco Tasting Terrace) is located above the Mendocino Terrace and offers rare views of the theme park from above. Reservations are available as of Sept. 2. You must be with a Magic Key holder to visit. The menu offers tasty bites and drinks that are themed after early Disney California Adventure attractions (as well as beer and wine). The tadpoles love the nonalcoholic Heimlich Chew Chew Juice.

The Return of  World of Color — 2022 — The dazzling nighttime spectacular, World of Color, will return to California Adventure in 2022!

Disneyland After Dark: Villains Nite — TBD— This Disneyland After Dark Party at Disney California Adventure is dark indeed, with a villain theme! The separately ticketed event was supposed to take place in April 2020 after the park closed for the night (and guests could enter early at 6 p.m.). Tickets were sold out. This party will be rescheduled after the parks reopen. A current ticket for Villains Nite will be automatically eligible for the rescheduled event. Guests can call Disneyland at (714) 781-4636 if they wish to cancel instead.

Party attendees often dress elaborately in theme (costume guidelines for special events apply). This party has a Villains Cabaret with a cast of outlaws who will sing and dance their way through a revue. Guests will be spellbound by DJ-hosted dance parties and enjoy character greetings with nefarious Disney fiends, fun photo-ops and themed food, drink, decor and merchandise. It's possible some entertainment could be modified at the rescheduled event to meet the current government guidelines.

A Touch of Disney — select days March 18 through April 19, 2021 — Disney California Adventure Park opened its gates for a limited-time, limited-capacity, ticketed experience this past spring. A Touch of Disney allowed you to access the Disney California Adventure theme park for dining and entertainment, including your favorite characters AND your favorite theme park snacks. Rides remained closed. To see what hoppened during the sold-out event, hop over to our full event guide.

Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney Expansion — beginning in January 2022 — A multi-year project to expand this shopping, dining and entertainment space will begin in early 2022. More details will be coming soon!

Pele Soccer — TBD — A new shop that sells soccer gear as well as club and national team jerseys, which can be customized with names and numbers, opens soon (near Disney Home and Sprinkles).

Lovepop — TBD — This shop sells laser-cut, 3-D pop-up greeting cards, paper art and gifts. The intricate paper cuts are a modern take on kirigami, allowing the items to pop open into shaped designs. The location will be near Disney Home and Sprinkles.

Side note: You can now purchase balloons in Downtown Disney. At 8 p.m. the light-up balloons come out.

Disneyland Resort

Tenaya Stone Spa — opened Sept. 16, 2021— The all-new spa opened at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. This tranquil space is inspired by the spirit of nature and California's heritage.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Disney Genie Service

Disney Genie, Genie+ and Lightning Lane — coming fall 2021 — In August 2021, Disney announced big changes to come to Disneyland Resort. New planning features are available in the Disneyland app using the Disney Genie feature to plan itineraries and manage your day in the park. The free FASTPASS system with paper tickets and kiosks is no more. MaxPass, the paid service, is being replaced by Genie+. Genie+ is a new paid service per ticket per day that allows guests to make ride selections in the app to shorten wait times by allowing guests to use the Lighting Lane. Like MaxPass, it includes PhotoPass downloads. Unlike MaxPass, it will not include the highest-demand ride — Radiator Springs Racers.

Even though standby lines and virtual queue rides remain free. There is a pay-to-skip the line add-on option for individual attractions that guests may purchase (individually or with Genie+) for up to two rides per day for either virtual queue rides or Radiator Springs Racers (which are not included in Genie+). More details are yet to come, such as how much it will cost, but the price will vary per date, ride and park.

Disney Vacation Club location — TBD — If you are a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member, then you will be hoppy to hear that Disneyland has filed a permit with the City of Anaheim to build a new DVC tower adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel. It includes a restaurant, deck area, Mickey pool and pool restrooms. The DVC tower project area is located between South Walnut Street and the Disneyland Hotel’s Frontier Tower and swimming pool. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has 17 DVC units and is currently the only DVC resort on the West Coast.

DisneylandForward

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - DisneylandForward Artist Rendering of West Side Expansion

Disneyland Resort is seeking approvals from the City of Anaheim, the city in which it is located, to expand the resort in multiple areas. This is a long-term plan that may take place over the next few decades. Details are still developing, but Disneyland is looking to expand the theme park, retail, hotel, dining, entertainment and parking options, utilizing space around the resort. Disneyland will be asking the city for more flexibility in plans approved in the 1990s for the eastern and western edges of the Disneyland Resort.

What's Coming to Disneyland and Universal - Disneyland Forward Map The Immersive Theme Park west side expansion could include a theme park expansion on the land that currently surrounds the Disneyland Hotel, parts of Downtown Disney (where the unused ESPN Zone and AMC theater are currently located), Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel and some surrounding parking lots. The streets that surround this area include Katella Avenue, Walnut Street and Magic Way.

The other major area being looked at for east side expansion is the current Toy Story lot near the Anaheim Convention Center. The Disney Entertainment Destination expansion, if approved, would include hotels, retail, dining, entertainment and theme park experiences.

A parking lot off Disney Way with a pedestrian bridge across Harbor Boulevard could create a new access point to Disneyland. The bridge would upgrade accessibility for hotels and businesses located along Harbor Boulevard. Disney is not asking for any public funding to complete this project.

It could take a few years for the planning and approvals to be complete and take many years to construct. But it's toadally exciting to see what may be coming to the Disneyland Resort!

Universal Studios Hollywood

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Lard Lad Donut

A Taste of Universal — select days March 12 through April 4, 2021 — A limited-time, separately ticketed event got us into the closed theme park for food, photos and a little wizarding magic. Rides and shows remained closed. Hop over to our Taste of Universal and Universal Studios Hollywood reopening post for all of the yummy details. The lands of the Upper Lot were open, with fan-favorite foods available. Adult tickets included five tastings and child tickets included three tastings. The event was held Fridays through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Exterior of Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash — opened April 16, 2021 — If you’ve always felt like a puppy inside, then your imaginary tail must be wagging with the news that an all-new immersive ride based on the "The Secret Life of Pets" movie series has arrived at the Upper Lot near Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. The adventure includes star pets from the movies and gives you and other riders the chance to take on the role of stray puppies in search of a family.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - A dog gets a back massage from a mixer in the Secret Life of Pets queue

Once you enter the incredibly themed queue, you'll come to realize from the other pets that you are a puppy in need of a home. The other pets are worried about you, so they work together to get you to a pet adoption event so you can find a family of your own. You'll weave in and out of New York apartments with talking pets in the queue and eventually hop in a cardboard box vehicle to get to the event. You'll encounter hyper-realistic media as you move through bustling New York City streets toward the pet adoption event and the ultimate hoppy ending: fur-ever homes. Your fellow animal pals will help guide you toward their destination. You'll need to get groomed along the way so your new family cannot help but want to bring you home. What a treat! This ride opened when Universal Studios Hollywood reopened April 16, 2021. The ride exits into the new Pet Store, where you can adopt your own furry plush friend. This ride has a Virtual Line at times.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Indominus Rex emerges from the jungle

New Ending to Jurassic World — The Ride! — opened April 16, 2021 — This ride has evolved with an all-new ending! Watch as the lifelike Indominus rex lunges from the bushes and goes to battle with Tyrannosaurus rex ... and you're in the middle of it.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Sign in Lower Lot where they are building Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World — TBD — 'Sup gamers? While there are not a lot of details released yet, Universal Studios Hollywood is planning on bringing an expansive and immersive Nintendo-themed area to Universal Studios Hollywood in the next couple of years. You can see construction underway in the Lower Lot, to the left of Transformers: The Ride-3D. Check back for updates, but we have been hopping with excitement to see construction continuing for this new land during the park closure. There's been big excitement over the merchandise released for this land.

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Toothsome exterior in CityWalk Orlando

Universal CityWalk

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen — opening soon — A Universal Orlando CityWalk family favorite is coming to the West Coast, and we are hopping with excitement! Originally slated to open in 2021, the restaurant's signs now simply say coming soon. We're also hoping to burn some calories in advance because we plan to do some damage when it opens! The menu offers all-day brunch (yes, please!), lunch and dinner items, but the creative milkshakes and decadent desserts are what really get my attention. The steampunk-decorated restaurant will be found in the former Hard Rock Cafe location, near the Universal Cinema. Toothsome will join other recently opened restaurants at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, including Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut.

What's Coming to Other Southern California Theme Parks in 2022 and Beyond

SeaWorld San Diego

Emperor — opening March 2022 —Our happy feet are swinging with frogcitement for this new floorless, penguin-themed dive coaster, opening just in time for spring break 2022. With speeds over 60 mph and a steep plunge over 150 feet (and over 90 degrees), Emperor will be the tallest and fastest dive coaster in California. That makes sense to me, as the emperor penguin is the tallest of all of the penguins.

What's Coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2021 and Beyond - Sesame Place

Sesame Place San Diego — opening March 2022 — Sunny days ... An all-new theme park opens in Chula Vista this spring! Join Sesame Street characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and others for rides, slides, shows and more! Sesame Place will feature seven themed dry rides, an interactive musical play area, and 11 water attractions, including a 500,000-gallon wave pool! Guests can expect an award-winning parade, photo-ops, special events and an interactive Sesame Street neighborhood. We cannot wait to tell you how to get to Sesame Street. For our friends with autism spectrum disorder, Sesame Place San Diego will open as a Certified Autism Center (CAC).

Six Flags Magic Mountain

What’s Coming to Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2021 and Beyond-Wonder Woman coaster

WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage — opening summer 2022 — Six Flags introduces its 20th coaster, and it's a record-breaker. The new thrill ride will be the tallest and longest single-rail coaster on the planet!

If you are as excited about what’s coming to Disneyland and Universal in 2022 and beyond as I am, then you might be planning your next visit. If you are looking for discount theme park tickets, rental cars, transportation or hotels near Disneyland or Universal Studios you can score some hoppin’ good deals through Undercover Tourist. Choose “Los Angeles” and then you can narrow down your search.

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Stay cool!

Keep hopping, Tad!
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Jun 20, 2018 at 1:19 a.m. faye Says...

can't wait for HHN

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Jun 20, 2018 at 1:16 a.m. Beth R Says...

This is an awesome promotion!

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Jun 20, 2018 at 1:14 a.m. Patty P. Says...

The Kung Fu Panda experience looks cool!

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Jun 20, 2018 at 1:06 a.m. sap3008 Says...

Universal, here we come!

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Jun 20, 2018 at 1:01 a.m. Melanie Says...

Interesting info - thanks!

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:59 a.m. Brian Hunt Says...

It is getting harder to get all the attractions in during vacation. So much coming, good times ahead.

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:49 a.m. shannon fowler Says...

I haven't been to disneyland since I was a kid. We live close to disneyworld so we are always there. I would love to go back to the california parks especially with all of this opening.

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:30 a.m. Kenny Says...

Can’t wait to visit WDW in November. This site is so helpful to not only keep me up to date but to determine the rides, attractions and restaurants that we will visit and enjoy. The crowd calendars are a huge help also. Thanks

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:25 a.m. Beatriz reyes Says...

Can’t wait to go back

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:23 a.m. Mahal Says...

Awesome and exciting news!

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:20 a.m. Robin Kossman Says...

My dreams are nightly of going to Orlando. I want to see and do it all with my family.

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. mts Says...

Pixarfest sounds great!

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Love Undercover Tourist. Have used them for several years. Definitely the best deal on Disney tickets.

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:04 a.m. Lori E. Says...

Looking forward to our trip to CA next year and a sweep of the theme parks! Love all the information here.

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Jun 20, 2018 at 12:02 a.m. Carrie R Says...

I love to read all things Universal. Our very favorite vacation spot.

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Jun 20, 2018 at midnight Brianna Cavins Says...

OMG I wanna go so bad!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:42 p.m. Jlynn Says...

Some fun things in store. Can't wait to head out to CA again!!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:38 p.m. Jennifer olvera Says...

Wish me luck ????????

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:37 p.m. David Heath Says...

I would love to see this!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:35 p.m. Camille Brown Says...

Want to go to Universal with the family so bad!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:33 p.m. Nikki M Says...

Pixar Fest looks so fun!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:33 p.m. Samantha Says...

So excited!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:32 p.m. Irma J Says...

Sooo excited! Can’t wait to go back!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:31 p.m. Damara Says...

Cant wait!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:26 p.m. patpond Says...

Star Wars : Galaxy's Edge cannot come fast enough!!!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:23 p.m. Fernanda Says...

Great blog!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:11 p.m. SHARON HARDING Says...

NEW PARKING STRUCTURE WILL BE NICE AND HELP WITH CROWDS!

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I purchased tickets from undercover tourist two years in a row and they were the best deal around!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:09 p.m. Maribel Guzman Says...

I just received my tickets for Walt Disney World and Universal Studios! Can’t wait!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:08 p.m. Steven Says...

WDW is my home away from home. I will work there one day.

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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:04 p.m. Karen L Says...

Thanks for the great tips!!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:55 p.m. Mike B Says...

Always love seeing new things come to Disney Parks!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:53 p.m. Janeen Perutis Says...

This site is very interesting and informative and gives me an invaluable insight of what new is going on at Disney

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:49 p.m. Judy H Says...

Someday I hope to get out to Disneyland!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:48 p.m. Cookie's Mom Says...

Hoping to visit Orlando this year!!! Our family loves Harry Potter!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:32 p.m. Rachel R Says...

We just got back from a fabulous vacation at Disney World! Got the best deals on tickets and extra hotel nights with UT! Already wanting to plan our next visit!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:32 p.m. Miss M Says...

Amazing! Can’t wait to visit

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:25 p.m. Ruby Says...

I have used Undercover Tourist for our last two visits to Orlando. Plan to visit in 2019. Very helpful newsletter.

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:24 p.m. Casey09vt Says...

Can't wait for all the updates!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:19 p.m. Justine W Says...

Great info. Thank you for the research and inspiration!

Justine W

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:18 p.m. Krysta Says...

Love this website!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:16 p.m. Angela C. Adelman Says...

There are so many new and exciting things coming. It would be so nice to take my kids to see all of that. Thanks for sharing it.

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:13 p.m. c gaura Says...

dang..gonna need 2 weeks at least to see all that.

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:08 p.m. Ryan Barner Says...

I've only been to Disneyland once (in 2010), and would love to visit again. I didn't get to see as much of it as I would have liked, but hopefully will soon!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 10:03 p.m. Kelsey B Says...

Can’t wait for all the new changes coming!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 9:58 p.m. LisaCat Says...

Woo hoo!!!!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 9:58 p.m. Allison Ellis Says...

I am so looking forward to return trip to my happy place!

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Jun 19, 2018 at 9:57 p.m. Alicia M Says...

Love themee parks

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Jun 19, 2018 at 9:50 p.m. Nick P. Says...

Looking forward to our Orlando trip

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Jun 19, 2018 at 9:49 p.m. Mrsmurray05 Says...

I wish they would bring that parade to Disneyworld

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