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Guests Will Soon Be Able to Meet Rey at Disneyland

by on February 13, 2018

Star Wars

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Do you have a Rey fan in the family? (Is it you?) Well soon, you’ll have the opportunity to meet her at Disneyland!

Guests will be able to meet the Resistance’s hero beginning this May at the Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland. Rey will join Chewbacca at the Light Side character experience throughout the summer, while Darth Vader and Kylo Ren will meet with Guests at the Dark Side area.

Guests looking to meet Rey should make sure to check a Times Guide to double check meet and greet times.

Guests who visit the Star Wars Launch Bay should also make sure they check out the unique displays of memorabilia from the Star Wars film franchise!

Disneyland Preview — Week of February 10, 2018

by on February 9, 2018

This week Disneyland hosts Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, and the continuation of the Lunar New Year Celebration. Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview!

Special Events and Notes

While nothing official has been announced as yet, Tuesday is Mardi Gras, and Disneyland traditionally ramps up the bayou-themed festivities at New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park. If history holds true, you can expect special music, entertainment, and character greeting opportunities, in addition to limited-edition food and drink like the Mardi Gras Mickey beignets that you can already pick up.

Wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Disneyland? In addition to the love that is always in the air at the parks, be on the lookout for special treats at snack carts and Valentine’s menus for the occasion at Disneyland restaurants, such as Blue Bayou, Napa Rose, Steakhouse 55, Carnation Café, and Storytellers Café.

Disneyland Resort’s Lunar New Year celebration continues this week at Disney’s California Adventure. In addition to special food and drinks, there will be traditional ornamental lanterns and banners adorning the park. There are several special events and opportunities to experience, including:

  • Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, a parade that will run several times a day in the Paradise Pier area;
  • Hurry Home nighttime water show at Paradise Bay featuring Mulan and Mushu (which is a pre-show to World of Color);
  • Disney characters in special Lunar New Year attire;
  • Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese foods at Paradise Garden Grill; and,
  • The Lucky Wishing Well.

For more information about the Lunar New Year celebration, check out Rikki’s preview, or Disney’s event page for daily event schedules.

Also, Disneyland Resort is currently showing a Sneak Peek of A Wrinkle in Time. The preview will be shown in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater.

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Red Rose Taverne Now Serving Breakfast at Disneyland

by on February 8, 2018

Red Rose Taverne

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Yesterday kicked off a brand new breakfast menu that is going to be offered at Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland at Disneyland. Breakfast will be available for Guests from park opening until 11:00 p.m.

Red Rose Tavern will offer the following breakfast items:

  • Breakfast Platter: scrambled eggs, bacon, and taverne potatoes, with a petite croissant
  • Breakfast Flatbread: bacon, egg, mozzarella, taverne potatoes, bechamel sauce, and greens
  • Garden Vegetable Hash: mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, kale, taverne potatoes, bechamel sauce, and a baked egg, served with a petite croissant
  • Open Face Croique Madame: ham, baked egg, gruyere, bechamel sauce, Dijon mustard, and seasoned sliced tomatoes on country-style toast served with seasonal fruit
  • Mickey Shaped Pancake: served with bacon and fresh berries
  • Buttermilk Pancake Platter: Three pancakes served with scrambled eggs and bacon

 

For those who don’t know, the Red Rose Taverne is the Fantasyland quick-service location that is formerly known as Pinocchio Vilage Haus. The restaurant changed names and themes to coincide with the premiere of the live action Beauty and the Beast film.

The addition of this breakfast offering at Red Rose Taverne though means that Rancho Del Zocalo is no longer offering breakfast.

Disneyland Preview — Week of February 3, 2018

by on February 2, 2018

This week brings football, the Lunar New Year Celebration, and the start of a new sneak preview of an upcoming Disney movie. Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview!

Special Events and Notes

You may have heard that the NFL’s Championship Game is this Sunday, and you might be wondering whether there’s anything going on in the parks for the occasion. The short answer is “not really,” but if you’d like to watch the game while you’re there, ESPN Zone will be showing the game and hosting a special event. The price of $75 for adults or $25 for children entitles you to a prix fixe menu, a souvenir cup, and a 4-hour play card for the games in the Sports Arena (which need not be used that day). The event runs from 2-8 p.m.

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Disneyland Preview– Week of January 27, 2018

by on January 26, 2018

Disneyland’s Lunar New Year celebration is upon us!  Between that, (mostly) low crowds and (mostly) pleasant weather, it’s a great week to visit.  Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview.

Special Events and Notes

The Year of the Dog is upon us, and Disneyland Resort’s Lunar New Year celebration is now officially underway at Disney’s California Adventure. You can of course expect special food and drinks, and there will be traditional ornamental lanterns and banners decorating the park. Additionally there are several special events and opportunities to experience, including:

  • Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, a parade that will run several times a day in the Paradise Pier area;
  • Hurry Home nighttime water show at Paradise Bay featuring Mulan and Mushu (basically a pre-show* to World of Color);
  • Disney characters in special Lunar New Year attire;
  • Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese foods at Paradise Garden Grill; and,
  • The Lucky Wishing Well.

For more information about the Lunar New Year celebration, check out Rikki’s preview, or Disney’s event page for daily event schedules.

 

Crowds

As is common this time of year, we’ll see low to modest crowds most of the week, with slightly higher crowds on the weekend.  Saturday is the only day with above average crowds, and Tuesday and Wednesday are predicted to be very pleasant 2-level crowds.

Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.

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Disneyland Preview — Week of January 20, 2018

by on January 19, 2018

A week of very low crowds, pleasant weather, and the kickoff to Disneyland’s Lunar New Year celebration!  Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview.

Special Events and Notes

While much of the week will be business as usual at Disneyland Resort, Friday the 26th kicks off the Lunar New Year celebration, as California Adventure welcomes the Year of the Dog. In addition to special food and drinks, and traditional ornamental lanterns and banners to set the celebratory mood, there will be several special events and opportunities to experience, including:

  • Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, a parade that will run several times a day in the Paradise Pier area;
  • Hurry Home nighttime water show at Paradise Bay featuring Mulan and Mushu (temporarily taking the place of World of Color);
  • Disney characters in special Lunar New Year attire;
  • Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese foods at Paradise Garden Grill; and,
  • The Lucky Wishing Well.

For more information about the Lunar New Year celebration, check out Rikki’s preview, or Disney’s event page for daily event schedules.

 

Crowds

Crowds will be very manageable this week, making it a fantastic time for a visit.  The highest crowds will be on Saturday when they are at a level 5, but most days this week you will see level 2 crowds.

Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.

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Disneyland Preview — Week of January 13, 2018

by on January 12, 2018

This week presents two wildly different experiences — busy holiday weekend, followed by some of the lowest crowds you’ll see all year. Also, the first Disneyland After Dark is this week!  Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview.

Special Events and Notes

In large part, this is a “regular” week at Disneyland. The holidays are over, no festivals are running, and operations are more or less normal.  With that said, Disney is doing its first “Disneyland After Dark” after-hours event this week on Thursday, January 18.  It is a hard-ticket event (i.e., your regular park tickets or Annual Passes will not get you in), and it costs $95 per person.  The event runs from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., though your ticket will get you admission to the park as early as 6:00 p.m.

This first installment will be “Throwback Nite” (making it very appropriate that it’s being held on a Thursday), and it will have a 1950s/1960s theme. Guests are encouraged to dress the part (think: Dapper Day). There will be jazz and swing music, special photo opportunities (along with unlimited PhotoPass downloads), characters, and exclusive food and drinks. Also, you’ll be able to see the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks show, which first ran in 1958, that you can typically only see on New Year’s Eve. You can find more details here and here. As this goes to press, there are still tickets available, but we nevertheless recommend getting tickets sooner than later if you’re sure you’d like to attend.

Crowds

Crowds are high for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, but drop off sharply immediately thereafter.  Seven and eight level crowds for the weekend, and nothing higher than a three the rest of the week.

Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.

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World of Disney at Walt Disney World and at Disneyland to See Updates

by on January 10, 2018

World of Disney

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Do you love shopping at World of Disney as much as I do? The large Disney-centric stores which are found in both Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and at Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort offer tons of souvenirs and I almost always end up taking something home when I visit. But soon, both of these locations will be receiving some love beginning mid-February 2018.

Work on the stores will be done in phases and the stores on both coasts will remain open during construction. When work on the interior is done, Guests will a dynamic and distinctly Disney retail environment.

A few shops will offer select merchandise while construction takes place. In Town Center at Disney Springs, Ever After Jewelry Co. and The Disney Corner, which opens in mid-February, will carry select merchandise while World of Disney undergoes renovations.

Over at Disneyland, at the Downtown Disney District, Guests can find some items in the recently opened Dream Boutique, as well as the Disney Home store which is opening in February in the former D-Street location.

I’m excited to share more details about what we Guests can experience once the refurbishment work is completed, so make sure to stay tuned to the blog for more!

Disneyland Preview — Week of January 6, 2018

by on January 5, 2018

The new year is here, and with it comes much lower crowds and chillier weather. Read on to find out more in this week’s Disneyland preview!

Special Events and Notes

Disneyland MonorailThe busy holiday season comes to a close at Disneyland Resort this week, and with the end of that season comes the far less busy refurbishment season.  Yes, several popular attractions are going offline starting this week.  Some, like Haunted Mansion, Dumbo, Grizzly River Run, and Splash Mountain are undergoing brief downtime for scheduled maintenance or to remove holiday overlays.  Others, like California Screamin’, are gone for good, at least in their current forms.

Crowds

Crowds are all over the map this week, ranging from quite high this weekend as winter break wraps up, to very low towards the end of the week once most kids are back to school.  Wednesday and Thursday notably have level 2 crowds, which are about as low as you’re likely to see all year.

 

 

Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.

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Disneyland Preview — Week of December 23

by on December 22, 2017

We’re at that point of the year when EVERYONE is off of school, and that means that Disneyland will be BUSY. What else is in store? Read on to find out in this week’s Disneyland preview!

Special Events and Notes

The same holiday festivities we’ve been talking about continue this week at Disneyland Resort.  This includes the Festival of Holidays at Disney’s California Adventure (featuring food and drink kiosks sprinkled throughout the park). Princess Elena of Avalor has a special show, and there’s also Disney ¡Viva Navidad! (celebrating Latino holiday traditions). During the Festival, Annual Passholders are eligible to pick up a Sip & Savor Pass for $45 that is good for eight Festival food and beverage offerings (excluding alcohol).

Still haven’t had a chance to meet Santa? The big guy will be at Ahwahnee Camp Circle at the entrance to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail with other holiday activities. Santa will be taking a breather starting on Christmas, but Goofy will take over and will be available for photos in the same location. 

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