Disneyland News — Week of August 10, 2019

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Summer’s end means lower crowds this week at Disneyland! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes

Tinker Bell in the Main Street Electrical Parade

The summer is wrapping up, and it’s honestly a fairly slow time at Disneyland in terms of special, outside-of-the-norm events this week. The only quirky thing to be aware of is the CHOC Walk benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, which takes place Sunday morning at Disneyland. The parks will open later than normal (10 a.m.) as a result. For further details, consult the CHOC Walk site.

The Main Street Electrical Parade continues its renewed run in the evenings through September 30, and the 25th Anniversary of The Lion King continues at Disney California Adventure through September 2, which includes storytellers, African song, dance, artwork, crafts, and more at the Palisades Stage. Check here and your in-park times guide for more details. The Pop Up Disney exhibition likewise ends on September 2. Also, the original Soarin’ Over California is available to experience through August 31. Lots to do between now and Labor Day weekend!

Looking ahead, tickets are now available for 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 are available here.

Finally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge continues to be the primary “special event” at Disneyland this summer. You can stay abreast of ALL of our Galaxy’s Edge coverage by bookmarking this link.


Crowds continue to trend back down as we close out the summer months. Sunday looks to be a great day to target, with crowds predicted to be only level 3.

Adjustments to the crowd calendar will be ongoing throughout the summer. For the most up-to-date numbers, check out our Crowd Calendar.


The weather this week is predicted to be very consistent, with the highs and lows essentially the same each day all week long.  There’s a very slight chance of rain Saturday and Monday, but not enough to move the needle from a planning standpoint.

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.


Disneyland has a full slate of shows back up and running all week long! Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Dapper Dans, can be found here.

Show Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Disneyland Forever 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Main Street Electrical 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

For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Peak Price ($149/$141) all week long.  Regular park hours are changing a bit from the schedule that’s been in place most of the summer, and is as follows this week:

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland 8-12 10-12 9-12 9-12 9-11 9-11 9-11
California Adventure 8-10 10-10 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-9

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. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is not available during early entry. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.

There continue to be significant Passholder blockouts in effect. Flex reservations are available all days as this goes to press.

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

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


At Disneyland Park, most everything is open all week with the exception of Space Mountain, which will be undergoing a short downtime on August 12, returning the following day, to remove the Hyperspace Mountain overlay. Over at California Adventure, the Red Car Trolley is 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.

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Jamie 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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