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Disneyland 2024 – What to Expect at The Parks This Year!

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Disneyland 2024 – What to Expect at The Parks This Year!

Disneyland is always launching new and exciting things for each year, and we have the scoop on what to expect at Disneyland 2024, if visiting this year. There are lots of new and exciting entertainment, food and ride options as part of the celebration! We share about things you can expect to find in this year at Disneyland as a part of that celebration, as well as ways to save going to Disneyland this year.

The travel agents at Get Away Today have some specials you can take advantage of to save on Disneyland tickets 2024, and they know all about the other events happening at the Resort in spring 2024. 

One of the first things to note, is that, as of now Disneyland is still requiring its reservations system (so it is working a bit different than WDW).

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Disneyland 2024 Package & Ticket Specials

Find all of the best & legitimate ways to save on Disneyland tickets 2024 here. Some highlights include: 

  • $50 Kids Tickets – what!!
  • Another bonus to this Extra Day Free special is that the discount applies to both 5-day Park Hopper and 5-day 1-Park per Day tickets. Get them for the price of 4 days – one day free!
  • Disneyland 3rd & 4th Night Free Hotel Offers!
  • You can book the specials now and put your Disneyland vacation on a fee free layaway plan for just $200. This lets you lock in the great rates, but pay over time at no penalty!

You can use Extra Day Free tickets from Get Away Today, and book a vacation package with them for deals on hotels near Disneyland as well.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Opens in 2024

This is probably one of the most anticipated new happenings at Disneyland 2024. We do not have an exact opening date yet, but it is expected to happen in 2024. Disney had previously closed down Splash Mountain to revamp the attraction into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure from The Princess and the Frog movie. Stay tuned for actual opening dates on that….

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The Official Opening of Pixar’s Pier (previously the Paradise Pier Disney Hotel) & Pixar Fest Returns

Disneyland has announced that Pixar Place Hotel at the Disneyland Resort will officially open on January 30, 2024!
I share my thoughts on whether staying in a Disneyland hotel is worth it for your Disneyland trip, as well as lots of info to you help you make the right decision for your family.
Along with the hotel opening, the Pixar Pier Fest will also be returning from April 26 through Aug. 4. Unlike previous years that it ran in the past, aspects of it will happen in both parks this year, so stay tuned for that too.

Fantasmic! returns on May 24

For those of you who have missed this show, it will be back this spring with a revamped ending.

Season of the Force – A Star Wars Themed event is happening this Spring

From April 5 to June 2 we will see some new Star Wars themed additions to the park. Disney has not released a ton of info on this yet, but we have heard that Space Mountain will transform into Hyper Space Mountain for a limited time. I am excited to see what that will look like. We also expect to possibly see some new characters added to Star Wars land and an Star Wars upgrade to the fireworks showing at Galaxys Edge.

Mickey & Minnies Runaway Railway in NOW Open at Disneyland

Mickey & Minnies Runaway Railway is already a super popular ride at Walt Disney World and it is now coming to Disneyland. It is a ride through attraction, and family friendly. You will have to book a spot in the Virtual Que to access this ride (similar to how the popular Star Wars ride worked) and there will be no standby line for this. You will have the option to buy a fast pass for this ride too if they are available. You will want to have the Disneyland app installed on your phone to do these things. We have lots more info on how that works in the Disneyland Genie+ article here.

Din Tai Fung Coming to Downtown Disney!

This is one of my kids very favorite restaurant, so they are going to be ecstatic about this addition. I thought some of you might be too. Do NOT skip the chocolate dumplings with cream for dessert…..amazing!

New Entertainment & More!

Wonderous Journeys

This years special light show that happens on Main Street in the Disneyland park (you will want to face Cinderella’s castle) in the evenings, is Wonderous Journeys, and it will be revived this year for shows from March 22 to April 14. It will take you on a journey through 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios storytelling and some nights will include a spectacular fireworks show too.

Disney’s Mix Magic show, also on Main Street, will be happening once again from Jan. 8 through March 21,with fireworks added on select nights from April 15 to April 25.

Magic Happens Parade

The Magic Happens Parade will be returning to the Disneyland park on February 2nd this year. This is their grand daytime show, and features characters and floats and more. It happens down Main Street, and usually twice a day

Toon Town has Re-Opened

 The all new reimagined Mickey’s Toon Town is now open for this year

Haunted Mansion Closed for Extended Refurbishing

The Haunted Mansion will be closing for refurbishment on January 21, and Disney has not yet announced an opening for it. Lets hope it is open by the Halloween season, but no telling at this time.

Festive Decor Throughout The Park

Each year Disney adds festive decor throughout both parks, for different seasons.

Themed Food Options

You will find new festive food and drink options for this years celebration, like Platinum Mickey Sipper and the Platinum Mickey Balloon Popcorn Bucket and more.

For the food lovers, the Disney Food and Wine Festival runs from 3/3 to 4/25 in Disney California Adventure. You can stroll through the Festival and participate in events that are either free with your California Adventure admission, or an additional charge. There are cooking demonstrations for both kids and adults, plus celebrity chef meet and greets. If you purchase the Sip and Savor Passes you can get a bundle deal. 

Disneyland 2024 Events Schedule –

Here are some of this years favorite event dates.

  • Lunar New Year – 1/22 through 2/18
  • Food and Wine Festival – 3/1 -4/22
  • Disney After Dark Events & Sweetheart Night Disneyland 2024 Dates:
    • January 23, 25, 30, 2024
    • February 1, 6, 8, 12 & 14, 2024
    • March 5 & 7, 2024
    • April 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30, 2024
    • May 2, 7 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28 & 31, 2024
    • June: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 18 & 20, 2024
  • Season of the Force: 4/4 – 6/2, 2024
  • Pixar Fest: 4/26 – 8/2, 2024
  • Grad Nites are happening:
    • May: 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28 & 31
    • June: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12 & 14
  • Plaza de la Familia: 8/23 – 11/2, 2024
  • Halloween Time at Disneyland – 8/ 23 – 10/31, 2024 (Find more details on what to expect for Halloween at Disneyland).
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – Begin 11/15/2024. We will update the details on what to expect for Christmas at Disneyland here.

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