Disneyland News — Week of April 13, 2019

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It’s Dapper Day, Disney’s Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt continues, and the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival and Get Your Ears on Celebration march on! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes

Sunday is Dapper Day, the unofficial event where people get all dolled up in their most snazzy attire and head to the parks. In conjunction with the event, there will be an expo at the Disneyland Hotel on both Saturday and Sunday if you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe and your fashion sense. Head to the Official Dapper Day site for more details.

Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival remains the primary draw at Disneyland resort this week, which continues through April 23, 2019. This annual event includes culinary demonstrations and seminars as well as food kiosks featuring small bites and tastes, and is definitely worth a visit. 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.  As per usual, the Annual Passholder corner will be passing out commemorative buttons and have special photo opportunities for Passholders.

Have you had a chance to try Disney’s Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt? Check out this post for more details, but let us know in the comments what you’ve thought of it if you’ve already done it!

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! As part of that, Disney has announced that Philharmagic, the long-running show at Magic Kingdom, will be debuting this month at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. Keep you eyes open for it soon.

Finally, Disney will be running a preview up its upcoming live action Aladdin remake with Will Smith and Mena Massoud at the Main Street Opera House in Disneyland Park starting on April 19. You can find more details here.

As a reminder, Disney has announced some new rules and restrictions on stroller size (including no stroller wagons allowed), smoking prohibitions (no more smoking areas in the parks or at Downtown Disney), and restrictions on ways to keep coolers/cooler bags chilled (no loose ice or dry ice). These restrictions take place May 1 for the stroller and smoking changes, while the ice restrictions are already in effect. You can read the official details here.

Crowds

Crowds are all over the place this week, ranging from 4s and 5s over the weekend all the way up to level 10 crowds predicted for Tuesday.

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

Weather

Once again, you can expect a pretty different weather experience this week depending upon when you go, with a nearly 20 degree range in the high temperatures. On the upside, only one day (Tuesday) has even a scant chance of rain.

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

Disneyland has a full slate of entertainment this week, with Mickey’s Mix Magic, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, World of Color, and Fantasmic! shown at least once a day each. 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 2 2
Fantasmic! 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
World of Color 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

 

Admission and Hours

There are LOTS of passholder blockouts this as we approach Easter. Southern California and Southern California Select Passholders are are blocked out every day this week, and Deluxe Passholders are blocked out Saturday and Good Friday. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Peak Price ($149/$141) every day.

Regular park hours are as follows this week:

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland 8-12 8-11 8-11 8-11 8-11 8-12 8-11
California Adventure 8-10 8-10 8-9 8-9 8-10 8-10 8-10
Price PEAK PEAK PEAK PEAK PEAK PEAK PEAK
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, the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough remains offline as the castle remains under a scrim for renovations, and the Astro Orbiter reopens on April 15.

Over at California Adventure, the Silly Symphony Swings are still offline indefinitely — we’ll let you know when we have a projected end date. Also, the Red Car Trolley is remains dark until next spring.

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.

One thought on “Disneyland News — Week of April 13, 2019

  • April 11, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    Why are crowds expected to be so high this week?

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