Disneyland News — Week of August 3, 2019

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The Main Street Electrical Parade returns, and the Haunted Mansion celebrates a milestone with some late-night fun! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes


There are two after hours events this week celebrating the 50th Anniversary for the Haunted Mansion! You can of course expect to find special character greetings and photo opportunities, special food, drink, and merchandise, and other ghoulish fun. The events start at 1:00 a.m. and cost $299. You can find more details, and purchase tickets, here. There are still tickets available as this goes to press. Disney also has a special exhibit in the Disney Gallery that is available to all during normal park hours. It includes concept art, models, and artwork from this classic attraction.

The Main Street Electrical Parade is back! Starting today, the classic parade will be running in the evenings through September 30. In fact, if you’re not able to make it today (August 2), you can watch it streamed live from the park here.

As a reminder, the 25th Anniversary of The Lion King continues at Disney California Adventure through September 2. You’ll see storytellers; African song, dance, artwork, and 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 are slightly down this week as compared to last.  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are predicted to be the busiest days, with Sunday and Friday predicted to have the lowest crowds.

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


This week starts out quite warm, with highs of 90, before dropping to the mid-80s the latter part of the week. As is common this time of year, no rain in the forecast at all.

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 as follows this week:

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

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, literally everything is open this week. 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.

One thought on “Disneyland News — Week of August 3, 2019

  • August 2, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Hi! We’re visiting next Friday through Monday, and I’m seeing something weird on the calendar — the EMH/MM schedule for Saturday and Sunday appears to be flipped, with late openings for both parks on Sunday. Any idea what the reason for this is?


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