Disneyland News — Week of September 21, 2019

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Halloween continues at Disneyland! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes

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It’s Halloween at the Disneyland Resort, and the Halloween festivities are in gear! Disney’s newest Halloween event, the Oogie Boogie Bash will be taking place Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at California Adventure. The party includes a dance party, treat trails, and special presentation of World of Color called “Villainous.” Check out our planning guide before you go, and more details and tickets are available here. 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’s makeover every evening with its Monsters After Dark overlay;
  • Special fireworks on select nights;
  • Cars Land getting 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, including a new refillable cauldron popcorn bucket for Passholders.

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

Similarly, Disney is celebrating Dia de los Muertos from now through November 3. Swing by the Plaza de la Familia at Paradise Gardens Park for special music, food, and photo opportunities with Miguel from Coco. As always, there is a display over near Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Park as well.

Disney recently announced some new entertainment in Frontierland. Starting this week, there will be a strolling magician performing sleight of hand aboard the Mark Twain, in the Golden Horseshoe, or roaming the streets of Frontierland. Later this fall, the Golden Horseshoe will be hosting some dueling piano fun. You can find more details about both offerings here.

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 is nearly at the end of its renewed run in the evenings, which comes to a close on September 30. Also, the resort prepares for a new parade next Spring, the Magic Happens parade.

Crowds

This is a fairly low time of year from a crowd standpoint, and this week is consistent with that. Really, Sunday is the only day where the crowds are even average; most days range between level 1 and level 3.

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

Weather

Temperatures will be mid to upper 80s most of the week, with it trending cooler towards the end of the week. There’s also a small chance of rain on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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. Note that California Adventure shows Villainous rather than World of Color on party nights. 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 0 1 0 1
Frightfully Fun Parade 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
Villainous 0 2 0 2 0 2 0

 

Admission and Hours

For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Regular pricing ($129/$122) all week long.  Note that California Adventure will close early on Tuesday and Thursday for the Oogie Boogie Bash; regular park hours are as follows this week:

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland 8-12 8-12 8-11 8-11 8-11 8-11 8-11
California Adventure 8-10 8-6 8-8 8-6 8-8 8-6 8-10
Price REG REG 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 SL 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, Winnie the Pooh and the Mark Twain Riverboat are down through the 27th 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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