Disneyland News — Week of February 9, 2019

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Valentine’s Day is here, and the Lunar New Year celebration rolls on! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes


Disneyland has been celebrating Valentine’s month for a couple of weeks already, culminating with Valentine’s Day on Thursday.  The parks are lovingly decorated for the occasion, particularly on Main Street and the it’s a small world mall area. There are plenty of special edible treats for the occasion, and you can take a look at what to expect here. Also, guests can participate in Minnie’s Valentine Surprise, which is a scavenger hunt throughout the park. Purchase your map and stickers, and then go on a hunt throughout the park for hidden valentines that Mickey has left for Minnie.

Monday, Disney’s California Adventure will host Anaheim Ducks Day, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hockey team. Be on the lookout for photo opportunities, activities and, if history is any guide, special merchandise for the occasion.

Disneyland’s Lunar New Year festival also continues! This is the Year of the Pig, and you can join in this celebration of Asian culture through February 17 at Disney’s California Adventure. You’ll see special decor, entertainment (including the New Year’s procession led by Mulan and Mushu), food offerings, and, of course, themed merchandise. As per usual, there will be characters in special costumes, and since it’s the year of the Pig, the Three Little Pigs will be out and about as well. The park looks great during this time, so make sure you check it out!

Disneyland is continuing its Get Your Ears On Celebration, commemorating 90 years of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Keep your eyes open for special menu selections, treats, character greetings, entertainment, and merchandise throughout the resort. Make sure you check out Rikki’s preview and Guy’s rundown of the best snacks for more details on what to expect!

Finally, looking ahead, the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is right around the corner, and will be running from March 1 through April 23, 2019. There are several special events that take place during this event as well, including wine tastings, seminars, and special meals. For more details and details on how to make reservations (which are recommended), please check here.


Crowds are as expected this week, and slightly higher than last week. Expect larger crowds on the weekend, with Tuesday and Wednesday predicted to have the lowest crowds.

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


It will be another relatively cool week in Anaheim, with highs right around 60, and lows dipping down into the low 40s. Make sure you keep you eyes on the updated forecast, as there is some chance of rain every day as this goes to press.

As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.


Mickey’s Mix Magic, a new projection show, is being shown this week, and Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is back in the regular rotation.  As a quick reminder, Fantasmic! is currently dark, as is World of Color. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Dapper Dans, can be found here.

Show Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Disney’s Mix Magic 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Soundsational Parade 2 2 2 2 2 1 2


Admission and Hours

Southern California and Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out on Saturday, and Select Passholders are also blocked out on Sunday and Friday, but there are no other blockouts in effect for the remainder of the week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Regular Price ($129/$122) on Saturday and Sunday, Value Price ($104/$98) during the week, and Peak Price ($149/$141) on Friday.

Regular park hours are as follows this week:

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland 8-12 8-12 8-11 9-9 9-9 9-12 9-11
California Adventure 8-10 8-10 98-10 9-8 9-8 9-10 9-10

For early admission, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.


At Disneyland Park, Astro Orbiter, the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough, Fantasmic!, and the Sailing Ship Columbia are currently offline for extended refurbs. Splash Mountain is undergoing a brief refresh through February 15.

Over at California Adventure, Grizzly River Run is undergoing its annual cool-weather refurbishment. World of Color also remains dark until further notice.

As always, be aware that refurbishments can pop up unexpectedly, so check out our refurbishments page to make sure your favorite ride is still running, and for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.

That should do it for this week’s news. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments.

James Rosemergy

When not planning for or traveling to Walt Disney World with his beautiful wife and impossibly adorable daughter, James practices law in St. Louis. He also really likes cheese -- and loathes kale. He can be found on twitter at @jrtoastyman.

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