Disneyland Resort Celebrates July Fourth with Patriotic Fireworks Show and Entertainment

Courtesy of Disney Tourist Blog
Courtesy of Disney Tourist Blog

Disneyland Resort guests are invited to show their patriotic Disney Side this summer to celebrate America’s birthday.

Guests will celebrate the holiday with a special fireworks show, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” This stunning pyrotechnic production salutes the pioneering spirit and enduring beauty of America. On July 1-4 at 9:25 p.m., the skies above Sleeping Beauty Castle will light up with a colorful display of fireworks, choreographed to a striking musical score that celebrates the best of America.

In addition to “Celebrate America!” the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band is returning to Disneyland Park and will perform several times throughout the day on Friday, July 4. The band will perform along the parade route at 3:30 p.m., just before the “Frozen” pre-parade and the first performance of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade. The band also will appear in Town Square at 5:30 p.m. during the Disneyland Park flag retreat ceremony, as well as along the parade route back to “it’s a small world” at 5:45 p.m. Finally, guests can see the full band in concert at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree on stage, starting at 7:15 p.m.

Also on July 4, the water spectacular “World of Color” features a special, patriotic pre-show, prior to the 9 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. performances. Guests can “Glow with the Show” with special interactive Ear Hats that become part of “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure, and part of the “Celebrate America!” fireworks spectacular at Disneyland.

Guests may also explore their patriotic Disney Side by visiting the inspirational Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction on Main Street, U.S.A., or by attending the flag retreat ceremony, held in the early evening each day at Town Square in Disneyland. Additionally, the patriotic super hero Captain America greets guests daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Innoventions.

July Merchandise Events at Disneyland Resort

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Here’s a look at some of the merchandise events headed your way in July at the Disneyland Resort!

July 12: Take part in a special artist showcase with Walt Disney Imagineers, Stephen Cargile, Larry Nikolai and Mark Page as well as former Walt Disney Imagineers, Maggie Parr and George Scribner from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Disneyana in Disneyland park.

July 12: Artists Jasmine Becket-Griffith and Noah are set to appear from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District.

July 12: Meet the filmmakers behind “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” 3 – 5 p.m. at Fly n’ Buy in Disney California Adventure park. Keep an eye out for more information on this event shortly on www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com.

July 12 – 13: Jasmine Becket-Griffith will also take part in a special artist showcase from 2 – 5 p.m at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District.

July 19: Artists J. Scott Campbell, Sean Chao, Martin Hsu and Sarah “Nei” Ruffino will take part in an artist signing from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District, as we celebrate the release of some of their latest works.

Artist in Residence: Appearing at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District throughout the month of July is Amy Mebberson. Look for artist showcases on the following dates: July 4 – 6, 11 – 13 and 18 – 20 from 6 – 10 p.m

Tangaroa Terrace Gets Menu Makeover Plus Trader Sam’s Get Three New Drinks

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Tangaroa Terrace is a favorite stop for a quick bite at the Disneyland Hotel, especially when it’s a perfect Southern California day and we can snag a seat on the patio overlooking the Monorail Pool.

Starting with breakfast, they’ve added the Loco Moco, a burger served over rice with brown gravy and a fried egg with a side of island fruit. Aloha! This reminds us of breakfast at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Get healthy with a bowl of apple cinnamon-spiced steel-cut oatmeal served with coconut whipped cream and island fruit. Or opt for Mickey-shaped waffles with fruit and bacon or Portuguese sausage.

The all-day menu starts at 11 a.m. (through closing at 10 p.m.) and new on the menu are shrimp tacos with sautéed shrimp, cabbage and lime tartar sauce all wrapped up in warm corn tortillas and a side of tropical slaw. Also, a slow-roasted kalua-style pork sandwich is on a sweet Hawaiian roll topped with tropical slaw. Or teriyaki chicken breast that comes with fresh caramelized pineapple, Havarti cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a multi-grain bun. Side options include tropical slaw, sweet potato fries, french fries or island fruit.

Tangaroa Terrace Salad adds more tropical flair with lettuces, cabbage, black kale, caramelized pineapple, grape tomatoes and crispy marinated tofu, all tossed in a sweet vinaigrette and topped with toasted macadamia nuts. (Substitute sautéed shrimp for the tofu for a little extra.) And the Big Island Flatbread is topped with marinara sauce, ham, caramelized pineapple, red onion, cilantro and mozzarella.

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar fans will love three new cocktails. Start with the Murky Mojito made with rum, fresh lime juice, mint and organic agave nectar topped with a splash of Angostura bitters. Or the Passionate Python with dark and aged rums, red passion fruit and tropical juices, garnished with an orange peel “python.” If you’re foregoing alcohol, try the Polynesian Punch, a mix of Sam’s Gorilla Grog with hibiscus grenadine. Sit back, sip and let the fun begin.

June Merchandise Events at Disneyland Resort

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Start your summer off right! Here’s a look at some of the merchandise events headed your way in June at the Disneyland Resort!

June 7: Need a Father’s Day gift? Meet representatives from Goorin Bros. at D Street in the Downtown Disney District from 1 – 4 p.m. and find the perfect headwear for dad.

June 7: Meet artist SHAG from 5 – 7 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District as we debut his newest piece Morning in the Magic Kingdom.

June 7 – 8: Meet artist Katie Kelly each day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure park.

June 7 – 8: If you have been waiting for just the right time to order one of artist Dave Avanzino’s Custom Letter Plaques, you’re in luck! Dave will be appearing from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., each day at Disneyana inside Disneyland park.

June 7 – 8: Artist Erin Leong, will appear from 1 – 4 p.m., each day at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Not able to make it? No problem! Erin will return later in the month, look for her again June 28 – 29.

June 8: Meet author Charles Solomon who will be on hand for special appearances and signings of his newest book, “Once Upon A Dream: From Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty to Disney’s Maleficent,” from 9 – 11 a.m. at Disneyana in Disneyland park and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure park. Joining him will be renowned Executive Producer Don Hahn.

June 21: Artists Pascal Campion, Jerrod Maruyama and Whitney Pollett will take part in an artist signing from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District, as we celebrate the release of some of their latest works.

June 21 – 22: Meet artist Nidhi Chanani from 1-4 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District.

June 27 – 29: Meet Precious Moments doll maker Linda Rick who will be appearing throughout the weekend from 12 – 10 p.m. at China Closet in Disneyland park.

Artist in Residence: Appearing at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District throughout the month of June is artist Noah. Look for artist showcases on the following dates: June 6, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 6-10 p.m.

Last chance! It’s not too late to get your tickets to attend the Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disneyland Trading Event.

Which event are you most excited to check out?

runDisney Announces All-New Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland® Resort

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May the Force be with you during the all-new Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland® Resort. It’s a weekend journey to a galaxy far, far away featuring various runs, special events, Disney entertainment, your favoriteStar Wars and Disney characters to cheer you along the course, and much, much more!

Choose your Destiny!  There’s a run for Jedi Knights and Padawans of every age and skill level including the Star WarsHalf Marathon, Star Wars 10K and Star Wars 5K, and the runDisney Kid Races.  Put yourself to the ultimate test and join the Star Wars Rebel Challenge combining the Star Wars 10K and Half Marathon for an out-of-this-world running adventure.  As Jedi Master Yoda says, “Do or do not. There is no try!”  So DO be a part of the inaugural 2015 Star WarsHalf Marathon Weekend, January 15-18, 2015.

Registration for the Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend opens at Noon EDT on June 10, 2014. Sign up here for an email reminder.

Weekend events will include:

Star Wars Half Marathon

Sunday, January 18, 2015

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

The Power of the Force meets the Magic of Disney!

Jump into hyperspace and feel the power of the Force during the first-ever Star Wars Half Marathon run at theDisneyland® Resort.  It’s a 13.1 mile intergalactic adventure in the most magical place on Earth. Your course takes you through Disney California Adventure® Park, past Disneyland® Park, and then on to the terrestrial streets of surrounding areas.  Follow the path to the Light Side with your Star Wars favorites cheering you on your galactic journey.   Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side. Darth Vader and the Forces of the Dark Side are not far behind!

The Star Wars Half Marathon Highlights

  • Timed Half Marathon race
  • 13.1-mile course through Disneyland® Resort and the surrounding areas
  • Star Wars Characters, Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters at the Finish Line
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars Half Marathon Race Participants Receive

  • Commemorative Finisher Medal*
  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register before October 10, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
  • Personalized results website

To receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

Star Wars Rebel Challenge

Saturday, January 17 & Sunday, January 18, 2015

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

The Ultimate Test for a Star Wars rebel!

Welcome to the rebel alliance! Now you can use the Force to amplify your strength and endurance in the ultimate test of your running skills during the Star Wars Rebel Challenge combining the Star Wars 10K on Saturday with the Star WarsHalf Marathon on Sunday. You’ll need all the power of the Force for this 2-day, 19.3-mile run. Rebels who finish both races are awarded the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal in addition to the Half Marathon and 10K Finisher Medals.

You must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge to receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge medal upon completion of both races within the pacing requirements.

Star Wars Rebel Challenge Highlights

  • Two courses through Disneyland® Resort and the surrounding areas totaling 19.3 miles
  • Star Wars Characters, Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland®Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars Rebel Challenge Participants Receive:

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut for the Half Marathon, 10K and Star Wars Rebel Challenge*
  • Special Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, along with Star Wars Half Marathon and Star Wars 10K Finisher Medals for completing the Half Marathon and 10K*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 10, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed races, with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
  • Personalized Half Marathon results website

To receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge. Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

Star Wars 10K

Saturday, January 17, 2015

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

Feel the power of the Force!

The Star Wars 10K race begins on Disneyland Drive where you’ll pass under the Downtown Disney® District on your way into Disney California Adventure® Park.  There you’ll make your way through all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood Blvd, race down Route 66, and past breathtaking Paradise Bay.  The race will travel down turn-of-the-century Main Street U.S.A., before it makes its way around the Rivers of America. After Disneyland®Park, the race will cut through Downtown Disney® by the Disneyland® Hotel continuing on to the City of Anaheim.  You’ll race through the enchanting, historic neighborhoods of downtown Anaheim, down the Anaheim Center Street Promenade and past Anaheim Ice on your way towards City Hall. Before returning to the Disneyland® Resort, you’ll make your way past the Anaheim GardenWalk and then it’s on to a spectacular finish near Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel.

Star Wars 10K Race Highlights

  • Timed 10K race
  • 10K course through the Disneyland® Resort
  • Star Wars Characters, Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars 10K Race Participants Receive:

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Tech Shirt in Women’s or Men’s Cut**
  • 10K Finisher medal
  • Official Digital Event Guide**
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 10, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family

To receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal, you must register for the Star Wars Rebel Challenge.  Registering for the 10K and Half Marathon individually will not make you eligible to receive the Star Wars Rebel Challenge Finisher Medal.

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and tech shirt. Finisher medals will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

Star Wars 5K

Friday, January 16, 2015

5:30 a.m.

Start/Finish: Disneyland® Resort

Make it a Jedi Adventure!

Make it a Jedi event and bring out the whole gang Friday morning for the Star Wars 5K. May the force be with you as you make your way through the thrilling Disney California Adventure® Park, followed by a run along magical Main Street U.S.A. and past Star Tours in Disneyland® Park. It’s an intergalactic adventure for adults, teens, and tweens.

Star Wars 5K Run Highlights

  • 5K course through the Disneyland® Resort
  • Star Wars Characters, Disney Characters and Entertainment on-course
  • Race within walking distance when you stay at a Disneyland® Resort Hotel
  • Event transportation included when you stay at select Anaheim Area Hotels

Star Wars 5K Run Participants Receive:

  • 5K Unisex T-shirt*
  • 5K Finisher medallion*
  • Official Digital Event Guide*
  • iGiftBag
  • Personalized bib (Must register by October 10, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments

Dates, times, prices and inclusions subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

* Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers during the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

runDisney Kids Races

Saturday, January 17, 2015  

Location: Simba Parking Lot near Downtown Disney® District

Jedi training for the tiniest Padawans!

It’s never too early to start your Jedi training! Every child eight and younger is invited to join the fun and participate in the runDisney Kids Races during the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend. Encourage your child to be a part of the excitement and sign up for any of the Kids Dashes. There’s even a Diaper Dash for crawlers! Space is limited. Each participant goes home a winner with a Finisher Medallion to remember all the magic.

Parents are allowed to run with their children, but only registered children will receive a finisher medallion. The event will follow a rolling start beginning with the 100m dash followed by the 200m, 400m and Diaper Dash.

runDisney Kids Races Age Groups

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-3 years old – 100m dash
  • 4-6 years old – 200m dash
  • 7-8 years old – 400m dash

runDisney Kids Races Participants Receive

  • runDisney Kids Races T-shirt*
  • Kids Race Finisher medallion*
  • Personalized race bib (Must register by October 10, 2014 for name to appear on bib)*
  • Post-race refreshments

Dates, times and prices subject to change. Some Kids Races event categories may fill up before others. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

*Participants must attend Packet Pick-up at runDisney Health & Fitness Expo to receive their race packet, bib, and t-shirt. Finisher medallions will be distributed to finishers at the conclusion of the race. None of these items will be mailed to registrants.

Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party

Thursday, January 15, 2015

9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Disneyland® Park

Kick off your Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend with your fellow Jedi’s at the Star WarsWookiee Welcome Party!

The Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party features:

  • Private Party in Tommorrowland
  • Character Meet & Greets with Star Wars Characters and Classic Disney Characters in Star Wars Outfits
  • Entertainment
  • Dessert Reception
  • Select Attractions open including Space Mountain and Star Tours – The Adventures Continues, Astro Orbitor, and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster*

*attractions subject to change

Dates, times and prices subject to change. Welcome Party subject to capacity limits and may close at any time before the percentage can be updated. Tickets are non-refundable, non-deferrable, and non-transferable.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo

Thursday, January 15
Friday, January 16
Saturday, January 17

Location: Disneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall

One-stop headquarters for all your Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend needs!

Headquarters for everything you need to prepare for race weekend is at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo in theDisneyland® Hotel Exhibit Hall. All runners must attend the Expo for race bib and packet pick-up. During this three-day Expo celebration, you’ll also be able to check out the latest Merchandise, and get a sneak peek at the latest in fitness apparel, footwear, sunglasses, high-tech gadgets, and nutritional products.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Highlights

  • Packet Pick-Up (see Event Detail page for more info)
  • Official Race Merchandise
  • Latest in apparel and fitness equipment
  • High-tech gadgets and nutritional products
  • Speaker Series

Exhibitor Information

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, please visit our runDisney Expo page.

Official Race Merchandise

A variety of Official Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend merchandise will be available for purchase at the Expo.

All event information is subject to change.

Disneyland Resort Raises Ticket Prices & Suspends Sale of New SoCal Passes

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Disneyland Resort raised its ticket prices today.  With the price increase, its one-day, one-park ticket for guests 10 and older is now $96.

The $4.00 increase at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is about the same as previous hikes, which usually happen about once a year. Single-day ticket prices have more than doubled since 2003.

The cost for annual passes also increased.

“Like any business, we periodically evaluate our pricing and make adjustments based on a variety of factors,” said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, in a statement.

“A ticket to our theme parks represents a great value, particularly when you look at the breadth and quality of attractions and entertainment we offer and the special moments guests experience with our cast.”

The increase comes as the Disneyland Resort is experiencing strong growth. Since Cars Land opened as part of the Disney California Adventure makeover in June 2012, Disney has often reported record attendance during its quarterly reports.

Disneyland also suspended new sales of its popular Southern California annual passport due to the crowds. Guests who already have them can renew them. And those who let Southern California passes expire in the last 90 days will be able to renew them as well.

The parks have been particularly crowded on Sundays – the only weekend day usually available for those with the Southern California passes, which now cost $379 on renewal. A cheaper pass – the Southern California Select at $289 – is blocked out on weekends and is available for new purchases.

Other annual passes like the Deluxe, which has some Saturday and peak-holiday-period blackouts, selling for $519, and the no-blackout Premium, which sells for $699 have not been suspended but could be in the future.

“Due to the popularity of our annual pass program – and to preserve the guest experience for our annual passholders and all guests – future sales of all annual passes will be subject to availability,” Brown said in the statement. “We continue to offer a variety of other annual passes so that our guests can choose a pass that’s right for them.”

The Southern California passes could be sold again when “renewal rates return to an appropriate level that preserves the guest experience,” Brown said.

Disney rarely suspends annual pass sales, last doing so temporarily in 2001 when Disney California Adventure opened.

‘Rock Your Disney Side’ as Disney Parks Kicks Off Summer Vacation Season With 24 Hours of Magic on Both Coasts, May 23-24

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Disney Parks will kick off the summer travel season with a 24-hour, coast-to-coast celebration that invites guests to “Rock Your Disney Side” at three Disney theme parks ­­– Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in California, and Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

From 6 a.m. Friday, May 23, to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014*, on each coast, guests will spend 24 hours laughing, screaming, dancing and embracing their own Disney Side – that fun, playful side that emerges as they enter a Disney park.

Disney pirates, princesses, villains and a few rarely seen characters will stay in the parks all day and all night, inviting guests to dress up for the occasion, too. Guests may join the party dressed in costume, perhaps as their favorite Disney Hero or Villain. Costumes should be child-friendly and adhere to any guidelines determined by Disney.

The 24-hour celebration of summer also features special entertainment in all three parks.

At Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando, Florida
In Florida, a cast of Disney Villains will have a special place in the Magic Kingdom 24-hour celebration, including Maleficent,Cruella De Vil and such rarely spotted miscreants as the Big Bad Wolf, Stromboli from “Pinocchio,” and Bowler Hat Guy from “Meet the Robinsons.”  They will appear in locations throughout the park and also join in the “It’s Good to Be Bad” cavalcade preceding Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade.

Guests at the Magic Kingdom will enjoy nighttime dancing around Cinderella Castle and in Frontierland. The “#IncrediblesSuperDanceParty,” a nightly feature throughout the summer, will be followed during the All-Nighter by special screenings of “The Incredibles” at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland.

At the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California
In California, the 24-hour fun begins in the Esplanade outside the entrances to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, where guests will discover Olaf, the lovable snowman from Disney’s blockbuster animated film “Frozen, represented by a larger-than-life sand sculpture.  Fireworks and live entertainment will entertain guests as the parks open at 6 a.m. Pacific Time.

At Disneyland, exciting entertainment will include the “Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon” throughout the day and overnight in the Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland. Nighttime highlights will feature an after-midnight performance of “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” and dance-till-dawn parties at the Tomorrowland Terrace Dance Club and the Sleeping Beauty Castle Forecourt Dance Club. In addition to 24 hours of atmosphere entertainment and appearances by Disney characters, the Disney Villains are planning an overnight “takeover” of the Royal Hall in Fantasy Faire.

Disney California Adventure invites guests to kick off summer with an all-night “Mad T Party,” dancing in Pacific Wharf and Paradise Garden, and a special 3 a.m. performance of “World of Color,” the water spectacular with nearly 1,200 dancing fountains.

Just the Beginning
The All-Nighter is just the beginning of the summer fun at Disney Parks on both coasts.

At Walt Disney World, the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction, opening May 28, takes guests on a rollicking musical ride into the mine “where a million diamonds shine” and becomes the crowning jewel of New Fantasyland, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. Also at Magic Kingdom, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade brings the magical stories of New Fantasyland to Main Street, U.S.A., through fantastic and innovative parade floats, vibrant costumes and an original soundtrack that features beloved songs from favorite Disney films along with a new parade theme song.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the popular and highly interactive musical show “Festival of the Lion King” returns this summer in the new Harambe Theatre. The park will offer Harambe Nights on Saturday evenings, June 7 through August 9, featuring a dazzling theatrical experience and energetic street party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disney’s acclaimed “The Lion King.”

Vacationers can stay in the middle of the magic this summer with special savings at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. For reservations, contact 407-934-7639, or visit Disneyworld.com.

At the Disneyland Resort, guests will enjoy the thrills of the newly reopened and enhanced Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, along with dazzling summer entertainment that, beginning in mid-June, will include “Frozen” characters in a special pre-parade float for “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.” The pre-parade unit features Princess Anna and snowman Olaf frolicking in the snow whileQueen Elsa is depicted in her icy domain.

Other summer entertainment in Disneyland includes daily performances of the enchanting “Mickey and the Magical Map” stage show, nightly performances of both “Fantasmic!” and “Magical” fireworks, featuring aerial flights by both Tinker Bell and Dumbo, and a variety of new entertainment daily in Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. At Disney California Adventure, guests continue to enjoy the thrills and fun of Cars Land and the after-dark excitement of “World of Color” and “Mad T Party.”

Vacationing families may take advantage of special Disneyland Resort room and ticket packages at the resort and at nearby Good Neighbor hotels, with a selection to match every budget. For details, call 714-520-5060 or look for vacation packages at Disneyland.

Guests who choose to stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel – Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel or Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa – have the added benefits of Extra Magic Hour early admission to the parks (selected locations), easy access to Disney Character Dining in hotel restaurants, an exclusive entrance into Disney California Adventure park through Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, and special wake-up calls from Disney characters. Visit the Disneyland Resort Hotels page for details.

For more information, visit Disneyworld.com and Disneyland.com.

* Hours of operation: 6 a.m. on 5/23/14 to 6 a.m. on 5/24/14; subject to capacity restrictions. Only select attractions, entertainment and services will be available. Valid theme park admission required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Disneyland Resort Releases Entertainment Schedule for Rock Your Disney Side All Night Long

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We’re just about a week away from our next big 24-hour celebration, where you can Rock Your Disney Side all day and all night! Magic Kingdom Park, Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will each be open from 6 a.m. May 23 through 6 a.m. May 24, and they’re all going to be bursting with so much fun, you’ll never stop rockin’!

At Disneyland Resort, it all starts with a big kick-off in the Esplanade between the two parks. Then, throughout the day, you’ll be able to enjoy most of your favorite characters and shows, with some special surprises just for this event!

At Disneyland Park:

    • Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
    • The Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland will host the Avengers Super Hero Movie Marathon throughout the day and night, presenting “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger”!
    • You can catch “Fantasmic!” at 9 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. and the “Magical” fireworks spectacular at 9:25 p.m.
    • After the fireworks, come celebrate in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, where a DJ will be spinning tunes for everyone until 5 a.m.
    • Royal Swing Ball presents a live band in the Royal Theatre at Fantasy Faire from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Stop by the Tomorrowland Terrace for a live band in the evening and a late night Rock Your Disney Side Dance Party that lasts until 5 a.m.

There’s even more fun to be had over at Disney California Adventure Park:

    • You can enjoy live music throughout the day and night at the Paradise Garden Bandstand, with performances scheduled from 11:55 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
    • Extra performances are planned for “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” at 9:30 a.m. and “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” at 7:55 p.m.
    • Muppets Theater plays host to sing-along screenings of the Academy Award-winning film, “Frozen,” starting at 11:30 a.m. And don’t forget to check out the sneak peek of “Maleficent” in the Bug’s Life Theater.
    • “World of Color” will be presented on Paradise Bay at 9:45 p.m. and again at 3 a.m.
    • Head on down to Pacific Wharf from 10:30 p.m. – 5 a.m. for The Wharf Dance Party.
  • Mad T Party adds some spice to the night. You can rock ‘n’ roll your Disney Side with the Mad T Party Band and White Rabbit DJ, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

So whether you choose Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park—or both!—to express your Disney Side, you’re in for a rockin’ good time at Disneyland Resort!

 

The Doc is In! Doc McStuffins Visits Disney California Adventure

Doc McStuffins

Disney Junior fans are in for a real treat this summer! Dottie “Doc” McStuffins will be making special appearances at Disney California Adventure park, for a limited time beginning May 5 and continuing through the end of July. You’ll be able to meet her in Hollywood Land near “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!”

Since debuting in 2012, “Doc McStuffins” has become one of the most popular shows on Disney Junior. Doc is a nurturing, six-year-old girl who can talk to the stuffed animals and toys she cares for in her playhouse clinic, diagnosing their “ouchies” with help from her mom (a real doctor) and her Big Book of Boo Boos. The acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

If you have a little one in your family who would love to meet Doc McStuffins, you’ll want to head out to Disney California Adventure park this summer. Soon, you’ll all be singing, “I feel better, so much better!”

Adventures by Disney Announces Disneyland Trip for runDisney’s Avengers Weekend

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Disney and Marvel fans Assemble! Adventures by Disney just announced an exclusive, special departure that will propel you on a power-packed vacation of a lifetime. From November 10 – 16 of this year, the Adventures by Disney Southern California: Disney Backstage itinerary is packing extra might by providing you access to the inaugural runDisney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.

Not only will this trip include a rare, behind-the-magic private tour of The Walt Disney Studios, but you and your family can receive access to the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon and 5K (currently sold out!), including two group pre-race runs and access to the nighttime ‘Pasta in the Park’ party. The trip will also take you on a tour of Walt Disney Imagineering and The Jim Henson Company, which are not regularly open to the public.

Let your Disney Side show with a two-day, VIP experience at the Disneyland Resort, with special FASTPASS service to multiple rides at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park. You will also get a private tour ofWalt Disney’s Disneyland apartment and the Disneyland Dream Suite.

This mighty seven-day, six-night itinerary will unleash your inner super hero for a magical family vacation of a lifetime. For more information on the other iconic and glamorous activities included in this trip, please click here, or call 1-800-543-0865 for dates, availability and to make reservations.