Return to Disneyland Resort With A Touch of Disney Special Event Experience

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Are you ready to return to Disney California Adventure in a way that’s unique? With a new ticketed experience called A Touch of Disney, you’ll be able to do just that!

A Touch of Disney will allow Guests to experience select outdoor areas, Thursdays through Mondays from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The experience kicks off on March 18 and will run, as of right now through April 5.  Tickets will go on sale on March 4.

Tickets for A Touch of Disney must be purchased in advance online, for specific dates, which are subject to availability. The introductory cost for this experience is $75 for ages 3 and up. One thing to keep in mind though is that dates, ticket availability and prices for the A Touch of Disney experience will be released on a rolling basis until the experience ends, as this will be a limited-time experience. Guests will be unable to purchase tickets for this experience at the Main Entrance Ticket Booth.

Guests who purchase a ticket to A Touch of Disney will get the following:

  • Parking at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure. Guests may enter the parking structure beginning at 11:30 a.m.
  • A $25 A Touch of Disney Dining Card. This card is redeemable for food and nonalcoholic beverages at select dining locations within the Disneyland Resort
  • Unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos captured during day of the experience.

During this experience, Guests will be able to dine, shop and unwind in an iconic setting.

Dining

For those looking for dining, Guests will be able to classic and specialty menu items from around the Disneyland Resort. These will be available for purchase at open-air Marketplaces and at select alfresco dining locations. If you want to treat yourself to something yummy, there will be carts that will offer all sorts of goodies like Dole Whips, churros, popcorn, ice cream novelties and more. Restaurants that will be available will include:

  • Sonoma Terrace
  • Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining
  • Lamplight Lounge
  • Award Wieners
  • Smokejumpers Grill
  • Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
  • Cocina Cucamonga

Reservations for Lamplight Lounge and Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining will be made available for A Touch of Disney beginning March 11. Reservations do not provide admission to A Touch of Disney and dining at those locations requires A Touch of Disney ticket that is valid on the same day as the table reservation. Reservations are highly recommended.

There will also be the open-air Marketplaces which will include (and will offer Mobile Ordering):

  • Disney D-Lish – New twists on classic sweets like the Very Very Berry Mickey Waffle.
  • California Craft Brews – Craft beer and appetizing bites
  • LA Style – Southland food-truck flavors like the Pork Belly Bánh Mì.
  • Golden Dreams – Sweet & spicy chicken wings from Trader Sam’s and strawberry rose lemonade.
  • Uncork California –A mimosa flight and an assorted California cheese plate.
  • Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo – Chicken gumbo and the grilled beef tenderloin slider.

Snack Carts will include:

  • Willie’s Churros – Buena Vista Street
  • Popcorn Near Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining – Buena Vista Street
  • Cappuccino Cart – Pacific Wharf
  • Vending Cart – Performance Corridor
  • Vending Cart – Refreshment Point
  • Popcorn at Pixar Pier – Pixar Pier
  • Poultry Palace – Pixar Pier
  • Churros near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – Grizzly Peak

Shopping

If you’re looking to go shopping, you’ll also have the ability to do so! Select shops will be open offering apparel, accessories, and more. The following shops will be open:

  • Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff
  • Elias & Co.
  • Off the Page

More Experiences

Guests can remember the occasion courtesy of Disney PhotoPass photographers who will be there to capture memorable moments.

There will even be surprise character sightings who you are more than welcome to give a socially distanced wave to! You might catch Mickey Mouse and friends in unexpected settings. Mater and Lightning McQueen may be seen in Cars Land, Joy and Sadness may be found at at Pixar Pier.

Guests will also discover unique, new photo spots; some will be available only to guests who attend this event. For example, Guests may be able to pose for a photo in front of a Pixar Play Parade float, or with one of the colorful convertibles from Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters.

In addition, just for A Touch of Disney, a new, specially curated soundtrack of reimagined Disney songs will be broadcast throughout the park. Of course park attractions will remain closed for now.

 

Downtown Disney District will remain open seven days a week, however to make way for this new experience, Buena Vista Street will only remain open as an extension of the Downtown Disney District through March 14, and will be closed beginning March 15.

Of course, all safety and health protocols will be followed. All Guests are required to undergo temperature and security screenings prior to attending A Touch of Disney. In addition, Cleaning procedures will be increased in high-traffic areas such as handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. Additionally, there will be hand sanitizer and hand-washing locations stationed throughout the experience areas, and Guests are highly encouraged to use these while visiting. Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

More details about A Touch of Disney can be found here.

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One thought on “Return to Disneyland Resort With A Touch of Disney Special Event Experience

  • February 24, 2021 at 8:21 pm
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    Somebody once said that the difference between a theme park and an amusement park is that without rides, a theme park is still an immersive environment and an amusement park is just a parking lot and a popcorn cart.
    I guess we’re going to find out which one DCA really is.

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