Disneyland News — Week of February 16, 2019

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It’s the 10th Anniversary of Celebrate Gospel, President’s Day weekend, and the Lunar New Year and Valentine’s celebrations come to a close! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes

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Disneyland Resort will be hosting several gospel choirs on Friday, February 16 at Disney’s California Adventure for Celebrate Gospel. Stop by Hollywood Land between 11 am and 7 pm for performances, which are free with your paid admission. This will be the 10th anniversary of the event, which will be celebrating Black History Month.

Valentine’s Day is over, but there’s still a couple more days to experience Valentine’s Month at Disneyland before it wraps up on February 18. You can preview some edible treats here.

Time is also running out for Disneyland’s Lunar New Year festival, which concludes on February 17. This is the Year of the Pig, and you can join in this celebration of Asian culture 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!

World of Color is scheduled to return on February 23.  That’s obviously next week, but keep your ears to the ground while you’re in the parks in case they decide to do a soft reopening prior to the official relaunch of the show.

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 information on how to make reservations (which are recommended), please check here.

Crowds

It’s President’s Day weekend, and that means you can expect higher than usual crowds.  We’re predicting level 9 and level 8 crowds from Saturday through Monday, with them dipping down to 6s during the work week.

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

Weather

The weather gurus are predicting another chilly week in Anaheim, with lows even dipping into the 30s in the evenings over the weekend. There’s also rain in the forecast each day, so make sure you plan accordingly!

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.

Shows

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, Sunday, and Monday, and Deluxe Passholders are blocked out on Sunday and Saturday. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Peak Price ($149/$141) Saturday through Monday, and Regular Price ($129/$122) the remainder of the week.

Regular park hours are as follows this week:

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland 9-12 9-11 9-11 9-11 9-10 8-11 8-12
California Adventure 9-10 9-10 9-10 9-8 9-9 8-9 9-10
Price PEAK PEAK PEAK REG REG REG REG
Early Entry DL DCA DCA DL DCA DL DCA

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.

Refurbishments

At Disneyland Park, Astro Orbiter, the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough, Fantasmic!, and the Sailing Ship Columbia are currently offline. The Mint Julep Bar will also be undergoing a brief refurbishment from February 18 through March 2.

Over at California Adventure, Grizzly River Run is undergoing its annual cool-weather refurbishment. World of Color also remains dark, but will be returning on February 23.

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.