Disneyland News — Week of September 7, 2019

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Haunted Mansion Holiday reappears for the year, and it’s officially the spooky season at Disneyland! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes

It’s September, so that means that it’s time for Halloween, right? Well, that’s the case at the Disneyland Resort, where the Halloween festivities are underway this week! In addition to special events like the Oogie Boogie Bash, Halloween also ushers in several seasonal experiences, including:

  • Haunted Mansion Holiday, where the Haunted Mansion receives a Nightmare Before Christmas-themed overlay;
  • Guardians of the Galaxy gets a makeover every evening with its Monsters After Dark overlay;
  • Special fireworks on select nights
  • Cars Land gets into the spirit with amazing Halloween decorations and themed attractions;
  • Special character costumes;
  • And of course, ample opportunities to purchase Halloween-themed treats and merchandise.

You can find more details about Disneyland’s Halloween offerings here, and make sure you check out our preview before you go!

In non-Halloween-related news, Passholders still have the opportunity to get special commemorative buttons just by mobile ordering food on the Disneyland app.  Each participating location will have its own button, so you collectors will have the chance to rack up quite a few. More details, including a list of participating restaurants, are available here.

Looking ahead, the Main Street Electrical Parade will be wrapping up its renewed run in the evenings on September 30. We’re also getting closer to the first installment of Disney’s new Halloween Party at California Adventure this fall — the Oogie Boogie Bash — including a dance party, treat trails, and special presentation of World of Color called “Villainous.” More details and tickets are available here. Also, the resort prepares for a new parade next Spring, the Magic Happens parade.

Crowds

We’ve seen extremely low crowds this past week, and we’re expecting that trend to continue next week as well.

For the most up-to-date numbers, check out our Crowd Calendar.

Weather

Temperatures will be in the 80s all week long, with just a slight chance of rain the early part of the week. Friday is predicted to be the hottest day, with a high of 89.

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

Halloween Screams — A Villanous Surprise in the Skies is the season’s fireworks show, and it will be shown every night this week.  Fantasmic! will only be shown on the weekend evenings. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Dapper Dans, can be found here.

Show Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Halloween Screams Fireworks 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Main Street Electrical Parade 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Fantasmic! 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
World of Color 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

 

Admission and Hours

For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Peak Price ($149/$141) on Saturday and Sunday, but the rest of the week will see the first appearance of Regular pricing ($129/$122) since the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  Regular park hours are as follows this week:

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland 8-12 8-12 8-12 8-12 8-12 8-12 8-11
California Adventure 8-10 8-10 8-8 8-8 8-8 8-8 8-10
Price PEAK PEAK REG 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.

Finally, even more Passholder blockouts get lifted this week. Flex reservations are available all days as this goes to press.

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland SL SC SL SL
California Adventure SC SL SL

Key: SL: Southern California Select Annual Passport; SC: Southern California Annual Passport; DX: Deluxe Annual Passport; SG: Signature Annual Passport

Refurbishments

As crowds die down for the fall, Disney takes advantage of the opportunity to refurbish some attractions.  This week, the Sailing Ship Columbia will be down from September 8-13 at Disneyland Park. Over at California Adventure, the Red Car Trolley remains dark until next spring. As always, however, 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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