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On Friday, May 23, 2014, the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World will be open for 24 hours, starting at 6am to 6am on Saturday, May 24th. This year's theme is "Rock Your Disney Side Party" where guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney hero or villain. Also, the celebration will feature a cavalcade of events showcasing the good vs. evil Disney classic stories including character meet and greets, special entertainment, food offerings and merchandise. As we get closer to this event, more info will be announced. For the full post from the Disney Parks Blog, click here.
Entertainment Schedule Disneyland Park: -"Magical" Fireworks- 9:25pm -Fantasmic!- 9pm and 10:30pm -Mickey's Soundsational Parade- 6:30pm and 12:30am -DJ at Sleeping Beauty Castle- 9:45ish- 5am -Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon (presenting Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America)- The Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland - Royal Swing Ball in the Royal Theater at Fantasy Faire- 10pm-2am - Rock Your Disney Side Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace- nighttime to 5am - Villains take over Royal Hall (Fantasyland) 11pm-5am
Disney California Adventure Park: - World of Color- 9:45pm and 3am - Mad T Party- 9pm-5am - The Wharf Dance Party- 10:30pm-5am - Live music at the Paradise Garden Bandstand- 11:55am-2:30am - "Frozen" Sing-a-long screenings at the Muppets Theater, starting at 11:30am - Extra performances of "Disney Junior- Live on Stage!" at 9:30am and "Aladdin" at 7:55pm
To see the full Entertainment schedule, click here.
Attractions: the following attractions will be open throughout the entire 24 hour day unless noted.
Disneyland Park: - Astro Orbitor - Autopia (closes at 4am) - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (closes at 4am) - Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (closes at 5am) - "Captain EO"- Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon starts at 9:15am - Casey Jr. Circus Train - Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes (11am-5pm) - Disneyland Monorail (closes for fireworks) - Disneyland Opera House (1pm-10pm) - Dumbo the Flying Elephant - Gadget's Go Coaster (open 7am-8:30pm, 12am-3am) - Haunted Mansion - Horse-Drawn Cars (6am-4pm) - Indiana Jones Adventure - Innoventions (10am-2am) - "it's a small world) - Jungle Cruise (closes at 4am) - King Arthur Carrousel - Mad Tea Party - Main Street Cinema - Main Street Vehicles (closes at 4pm) - Mark Twain Riverboat (9am-5:45pm, 12:30am-6am) - Matterhorn Bobsleds (closes at 3am) - Mr. Toad's Wild Ride - Peter Pan's Flight - Pinocchio's Daring Journey (closes at 3am) - Pirates of the Caribbean (closes at 5am) - Rafts to Tom Sawyer's Island (9am-5pm) - Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin (7am-8:30pm, 12am-3am) - Sailing Ship Columbia (11am-4pm) - Sleeping Beauty Walkthrough - Snow White's Scary Adventures - Space Mountain - Splash Mountain (closes at 3am) - Star Tours - Storybook Land Canal Boats (closes an hour before each parade) - Tarzan's Treehouse - Winnie the Pooh - The Enchanted Tiki Room
Disney California Adventure Park - Animation Academy - The Bakery Tour (10am-11pm) - California Screamin' (8am-4am, closes about an hour before World of Color) - Flik's Flyers (closed 2am-4am) - Francis' Ladybug Boogie (closes at 4am) - Goofy's Sky School (8am-6am) - Heimlich's Chew Chew Train (closed 12am-2am) - Jumpin' Jellyfish - King Triton's Carousel (closes for World of Color) - The Little Mermaid (closed from 1am-4am) - Luigi's Flying Tires - Mater's Junkyard Jamboree - Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue - Muppet Vision 3D- showings of "Frozen" sing-a-long starting at 11:30am - Radiator Springs Racers (8am-4am) - Red Car Trolley - Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (closes at 9pm) - Silly Symphony Swings - Soarin' over California (opens at 6:30am) - Toy Story Midway Mania - Tuck and Roll's Drive'Em Buggies - The Twlight Zone Tower of Terror (opens at 8am)
Special Food Offerings! Here are some of the special food offerings throughout the entire day.
Disneyland Park - Carnation Cafe- Fried Sampler with fried zucchini, onion rings, and fried pickles - Blue Bayou- Pan-seared New York pepper steak - Cafe Orleans- Bananas Foster French Toast, Braised Short Ribs with Mickey-shaped mushroom and asparagus frittata - Plaza Inn- Fried Chicken and Waffles - Jolly Holiday- Super Sub Sammie with salami, capricola and prosciutto - Gibson Girl Ice Cream- Black and White Ice Cream Sandwich - Rancho del Zocalo- Beef/Chicken/Carnitas sopes, Pozole Stew, Beef/Chicken/Carnitas Street Tacos (starting at 11pm) - French Market- Shrimp Po'Boy (starting at 11pm) - Village Haus- "Pastram'boli"' Flatbread (only available from 11am-9pm), Apple Berry Flatbread (9pm-3am) - Tomorrowland Terrace- Breakfast Burrito with eggs and chorizo (11pm-6am) - Hungry Bear- Sweet and Spicy Hot Dog - Harbour Galley- Turkey Tortilla Soup - Stage Door Cafe- Red Velvet Funnel Cake (11am-11pm), Mango and Raspberry Funnel Cake a la mode (11pm-5am) - Bengal BBQ- Brownie and Crispy Cereal Square Skewers - Mint Julep Bar- Super Power Punch
Disney California Adventure Park - World of Color Breakfast Dining Packages at Ariel's Grotto (only available for 3am showing) (requires walk-up reservations, seatings start at 11:30pm) - Wine Country Trattoria- Surf and Turf - Lucky Fortune Cookery- Steamed Chicken and Dumpling Bowl - Award Wieners- Raven's Feast Hot Dog - Taste Pilot's Grill- Sweet and Spicy Chicken Sliders - Cocina Cucamonga- Chicken Mole Plate - Pacific Wharf Cafe- Green Chile Corn Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, Captain America shield bread - Flo's V8 Cafe- Been and Cheddar Sandwich; Breakfast menu during breakfast hours from 11pm-6am - Paradise Garden Grill- Mediterranean Angus Beef Pita Wrap - Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta- Mac and Cheese Flatbread - Clarabelle's Ice Cream- S'mores bar dipped in chocolate with marshmallow fluff drizzle and graham cracker crumbs - Cozy Cone Motel (Cone 4 only)- Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist, Cinnamon Twist, Chocolate Twist and Frozen Lemonade
To see the full details, click here. (Table service restaurant reservations are highly recommended, so call Disney Dining today to reserve!)
Merchandise: Special merchandise will be available for this event, including a special Ear Hat, t-shirts, a limited release pin and more! The locations that will be carrying these items are Main Street Emporium, Disney Showcase, Pioneer Mercantile, Star Trader, Main Street Mad Hatter (ear hat only), Newsstand (ear hat only), Elias & Co., Trolley Treats, and World of Disney.
Also, the Disney Parks online store will offer the t-shirts for seven days starting May 23 at this link. All merchandise is limited, while supplies last.
Parking: As @DLKenCA posted, there are incentives with cars with four or more passengers who are parking at a Disneyland Resort parking: - All guests and Annual Passholders without pre-paid parking will recieve a discounted parking rate of $8. - Annual Passholders with pre-paid parking will recieve one voucher for one free popcorn and one bottled beverage, which can be redeemed at any Disneyland/DCA outdoor vending cart. (At least one passenger in the vehicle must be a valid AP holder with pre-paid parking). - All Annual Passholders and their passengers can also recieve a special Toy Story commuter button. (At least one passenger in the vehicle must be a valid AP Holder). Buttons are limited supply.
To read more about the special parking incentives, click here.
Kick Off Special Activites Here's more information about the big kick-off in the Disneyland Esplanade early Friday morning. In addition to receiving a special commemorative "Rock Your Disney Side" lanyard (available to the first 2,000 guests in line), those there for the 6am opening moment on Friday morning can check out these special activities.
Starting at 4am, a DJ will play music with special appearances by some familiar Disney friends, all leading up to the opening of both parks at 6am.
In addition, a special, hand-crafted Olaf Sand Sculpture will stand in the esplanade. When completed, it will have taken more than 40 hours to create with 9 tons of sand. Also, Show Your Disney Sidewalk program at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Instagram, featured artists Noah.
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Attraction Closures: "its a small world" has closed for the Christmas overlay. Expect it to open on November 7. Also, the Mark Twain Riverboat is still closed for its refurbishment, opening on November 29. On the DCA side, the Boudin Bakery Tour has closed for a refurbishment from Tuesday, October 21 and will reopen on January 16, 2015.
unForcast Crowd Prediction: Over the last few weeks, we've seen that when there isn't a Halloween Party in Disneyland Park, that day is more crowded than those days with a Halloween Party. I'm going to say that Tuesday and Thursday of this week will be the most crowded weekdays (Crowd Index between 70-85). On Friday night, expect it to be busy again in DCA as Disneyland Park hosts another MHP (we saw a crowd index of 90+ there on Friday night). The weekends should be busy again as it is the last full weekend of Halloween Time at the Resort.
Entertainment Notes: Fantasmic will be shown on an extra day this week, Monday at 9pm and 10:30pm.
unForcast Crowd Prediciton: Expect it to be a little busy this Monday as it is a holiday (Columbus Day) and the park is open later than normal. During the week, expect it to be quiet for most of the day, until around 3-4pm, when the Halloween Party crowds start to arrive. Like every Friday we've seen in October so far, expect it to be very busy in DCA on Friday night while DL hosts another Halloween Party.
Entertainment Notes: Due to Mickey's Halloween Party, Mickey's Soundsational Parade will perform at 3:30pm and 5pm on Tuesday and Friday. Also, Fantasmic will only be shown on Saturday/Sunday.
This weekend (Friday-Sunday), is the annual MouseWait birthday event! Please join us on Friday night as we takeover some attractions in DCA and for the main event, featuring a cake contest, a pumpkin contest and the annual raffle on Saturday afternoon in Downtown Disney. For more details, look under Admin's posts and/or click on the tag "5th Birthday Bash".
This Sunday, 10/12, the Resort will host its annual CHOC (Children's Hospital of Orange County) Walk in the morning. If you are planning to come to the park early that day, be aware that the park does open later than usual for a Sunday morning.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Overall, expect it to be moderately quiet again this week. With having three Mickey's Halloween Parties this week, expect the crowds to pick up around 3pm-4pm as the party crowd comes in, part of the "mix-in" time. On Friday night, expect it to be busy again in DCA while the Halloween Party is going on in Disneyland Park. And on Sunday, the crowds may pick up after the CHOC walk. If possible, I would take advantage of Thursday night with Disneyland Park open late, until 11pm.
*Disneyland Park will close early for Mickey's Halloween Party. **Disneyland Park will close early for the Cast Member Family Little Monsters Halloween Party.
Disney California Adventure Park: 10am-8pm (Monday), 8am-8pm (Tuesday/Wednesday), 10am-8pm (Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday).
Entertainment Notes: Due to Mickey's Halloween Party, Mickey's Soundsational Parade will perform at 3:30pm and 5pm on Tuesday and Friday. Also, Fantasmic will only be shown on Saturday/Sunday.
Annual Passholder Sing-a-long Event- The Jungle Book (9/30), The Lion King (10/2, 10/3). Located in Hollywood Land's Stage 17. Registration was required, but more seats may be available on a standby basis. unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be moderately slow this week. This Thursday (10/2), the LAUSD has the day off, so it may be a little more crowded than normal for a Thursday. Also, with Mickey's Halloween Party this Friday, expect it to be very busy in DCA at night.
Disney California Adventure: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 8am-6pm (Thursday), 8am-12am (Friday), 8am-10pm (Saturday/Sunday).
**Note: Disneyland Park will close at 7pm on Friday, September 26 due to Mickey's Halloween Party.
World of Color will not be shown on Thursday, September 25th.
The first of many nights of Mickey's Halloween Party will start this Friday night. Due to the separate ticket event, Disneyland Park will close earlier than normal, but DCA will stay open until 12am.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will return this Saturday, September 27 after its 9+ month refurbishment.
"Legends of Frontierland" will come to an end on Saturday, September 27. There are some special events and surprises planned for the day, so if you're in the area, feel free to stop by Frontierland between 11am-6pm as Rainbow Ridge and Frontierland settle their land fued.
unForcast Crown Prediction: Expect it to be quiet this week as both parks close at 8pm, and even earlier on other days too. Friday though, will be crowded as it is the first Mickey's Halloween Party. Because Disneyland is closed, expect it to be very crowded in DCA as it will be open later than normal that night. For the weekend, expect it to be busy Saturday and Sunday, until around Sunday afternoon when the crowds mellow out for the new week.
Update for week of Monday, September 15, 2014. Park Hours: Disneyland: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 9am-5pm (Thursday*), 9am-12am (Friday and Saturday), 8am-12am (Sunday).
Disney California Adventure: 10am-8pm (Monday-Wednesday), 9am-8pm (Thursday), 9am-10pm (Friday and Saturday), 8am-10pm (Sunday).
*Disneyland Park will close at 5pm on Thursday due to a Cast Member Service event that evening. Also that day, Mickey's Soundsational Parade has been cancelled due to the event.
Fantasmic: 9pm and 10:30pm (Friday-Sunday), Remember Dreams Come True fireworks 9:25pm (Friday-Sunday), World of Color: 8:15pm (Monday-Thursday), 9:45pm (Friday/Sunday), 9pm (Saturday).
Attraction closures: Indiana Jones (9/16-9/19), Mark Twain Riverboat (now through 11/29), Finding Nemo (now through 9/27), Golden Zephyr (9/17-9/19).
Halloween Time has now started at the parks, including with the seasonal attraction overlays such as Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Also, make sure to check out the many food and beverage locations that offer special offerings just for the Halloween season.
Reminder that Mickey's Halloween Party starts on Friday, September 26, in which Disneyland Park will close early for the private event.
unForcast Crowd Prediction: With it being very hot at the parks this week and with both parks closing early, expect both parks to be quiet as the resort is in "non-peak" season. As we get into the weekend, the temperature is supposed to go back to normal, which will cause the crowds to increase by Friday and Saturday.
Park Hours: Disneyland: 10am-8pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am-12am (Fri), 9am-11pm (Sat), 8am-12am (Sun). DCA: 10am-8pm (Mon-Thurs), 9am-10pm (Fri), 9am-9pm (Sat), 8am-10pm (Sun). World of Color: 8:15pm (Mon-Thurs), 9:45pm (Fri), 9pm (Sat-Sun).
Halloween Time returns this Friday! Little by little this week, we'll see Disneyland Park transform to the fall season with all of the decor and the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy (both opening on Friday). Also, the Pirates League and the Halloween Carnival both return to Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, so make sure to check out the villains hang out, the pumpkin art and seasonal food offerings.
If you're a pin trader/collector, Thursday is a big pin release date with several limited edition villain pins being released, a new Haunted Mansion Annual Passholder Exclusive pin, and a new Halloween Time pin for Disney Vacation Club members.
As announced last week, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will now host meet and greets on Buena Vista Street in DCA, starting on Sunday, September 14.
White Water Snacks in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa will be closed from September 8 through 20 for a refurbishment.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect both parks to be quiet Monday through Thursday as we are now in the "non-peak" season, with both parks closing at 8pm. But Friday, expect the crowds to pick up in the afternoon/evening when the weekend arrives and Halloween Time has returned, plus it also being Dapper Day on Friday too. As for Saturday and Sunday, expect to be moderately busy because of it being the first weekend of Halloween Time in Disneyland Park.
Park Hours: Labor Day (Monday) DL: 8am-12am, DCA: 8am-10pm; Tuesday-Thursday- Both parks 10am-8pm; Friday-Sunday, DL: 9am-11pm, DCA: 9am-9pm. "Magical" Fireworks will be shown on Monday, Friday through Sunday at 9:25pm, Fantasmic will be shown on Monday, Friday through Sundays at 9pm and 10:30pm and World of Color will be shown daily at 9:45pm (Monday, Friday-Sunday) and 8:15pm (Tuesday-Thursday).
Attraction closures: Haunted Mansion (reopens 9/12), Jungle Cruise (Tuesday-Thursday), Big Thunder Ranch (reopens 9/12), Main Street Photo Supply (reopens 9/24)
FYI: Annual Passholder Event, "Fall Back to Fun", in Disney California Adventure Park on Tuesday night, 8pm-12am. Event is only open to AP Holders celebrating their pass anniversary between October 1 through December 5 and was invitation only. Guests of the registered AP Holders must be registered in advanced online and must have their valid AP the night of the event. Check in will be at Toll Booth 4 starting at 2pm. Registration for the event is no longer available.
Also, "Legends of Frontierland" was extended and will stick around a little longer.
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be crowded on Monday as it is Labor Day and all APs are open, but it is also a work/school night, so expect the crowds to decrease by the later afternoon/night. For the rest of the week, expect it to be low to moderate crowds as most schools have started and both parks closing earlier for this short "non-peak" season. Reminder that Halloween Time at the Resort officially starts on Friday, September 12!
Park hours: DL (9am-10pm weekdays, 9am-12am weekends); DCA (9am-9pm weekdays, 9am-10pm weekends). Since the parks are closing earlier during the week, Fantasmic will only be shown Friday-Sunday, World of Color will be shown at 9pm and the "Magical!" fireworks will be shown at 9:25pm daily (weather permitting).
FYI: this is a last full week to participate in "Legends of Frontierland" in Frontierland as it concludes on Monday, September 1st. Also, the Adventure Trading Company's last day in the jungle will be Monday, August 25 and will move onto a new adventure, so make sure to catch them!
unForecast Crowd Prediction: Expect it to be quiet to moderately busy this week as many schools go back this week, but there's also still quite a few people getting their end of summer vacation in at the Resort before school starts after Labor Day for them. But, reminder that this weekend is the Disneyland Half Marathon, so expect crowds to pick up Thursday and/or Friday as runners and their families come in for this weekend's events. And make sure to keep an eye out for any road closures late Saturday night to mid Sunday morning if you are coming to the Resort this coming weekend!
July was arguably one of the slowest months of the year (some say the Sunday on Independence Day Weekend was the slowest day of the year). However, we saw crowd levels rise Sat Aug 2, and they've been steady through today (Aug 5). With the Socal passes coming good Aug 18, we should see good crowds throughout the end of the month. - Admin Aug 5, 2014 2:23PM
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