Disneyland News — Week of April 27, 2019

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It’s time for a double dip of Disneyland After Dark, and the Get Your Ears on Celebration continues! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes

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The most noteworthy thing on tap this week is another installment of Disneyland After Dark! On both Tuesday and Wednesday, Disney’s California Adventure is hosting its first After Dark event for, and I’m quoting, “Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble at Disney California Adventure Park.” This mouthful of an event will run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at DCA and requires separate admission. Those of you that are going can look forward to super-hero-themed character experiences; exclusive food, drink, and merchandise; limited lines for attractions; and lots of themed photo opportunities. There are still tickets available as this  goes to press. They are $109/person, and you can get them here.

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. We recently saw signage up for it, so we’re expecting it to open soon.

Finally, Disney is continuing a preview for its upcoming live-action Aladdin remake with Will Smith and Mena Massoud at the Main Street Opera House in Disneyland Park. 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

With Easter in the rear view mirror, you can expect much lighter crowds this week, with only one day higher than a level 4.  Enjoy!

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

Weather

The weather is predicted to be pleasant and fairly consistent this week, with highs hovering right around 70 degrees all week long. There’s just a slight chance of rain on Monday and Tuesday.

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 scales back its entertainment this week, with Fantasmic! dark and only one parade during the week. 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 1 1 1 1 2
Fantasmic! 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
World of Color 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

 

Admission and Hours

Passholder blockouts ease up this week. Southern California, Southern California Select Passholders, and Deluxe Passholders are all blocked out on Saturday, and Southern California Select Passholders are also blocked out on Sunday and Friday. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Regular Price ($129/$122) on Saturday, Sunday, and Friday, and Value Price ($104/$98) every other day.

Regular park hours are as follows this week:

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland 8-12 8-12 9-11 9-11 9-11 9-11 8-11
California Adventure 8-10 8-10 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-9 8-9
Price REG REG VAL VAL VAL VAL 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, Casey Jr. Circus Train, the Storybook Land Canal Boats are both down for refurbishment from April 29 through May 24. Minnie’s House will also be down briefly from April 24 through May 4.

Over at California Adventure, the Silly Symphony Swings are still offline through May 24. 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.