Disneyland News — Week of July 27, 2019

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The Main Street Electrical Parade returns, and Disneyland crowds start to get back to normal as we hit the backside of the summer! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes

Pop-Up Disney

Have you visited the Pop Up Disney exhibition? Well, it was always intended to be a limited-time event, and we now know that it will run through Labor Day. If you want to load up your Instagram with pics from the social-media-focused expo, make sure you get in during the next month!

The Main Street Electrical Parade is making a return to Disneyland! Starting August 2, the popular parade will be running in the evenings through September 30.

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.

In preparation for the Haunted Mansion’s 50th Anniversary celebration on August 9, Disney has opened a special exhibit in the Disney Gallery. It includes concept art, models, and artwork from this classic attraction.

An opportunity for soda-loving Passholders has popped up at Disneyland. Disney is now offering collectible refillable tumblers to Passholders for $14.99, and they are available for purchase now through September 5, 2019 (while supplies last). These tumblers can be refilled for 99 cents with soda, regular coffee, hot tea, or hot chocolate at one of several locations throughout the resort. Check out this article from Disney for more details.

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. Also, the original Soarin’ Over California is available to experience through August 31.

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.


While the mammoth Star Wars crowds have yet to arrive, the resort crowds are at least starting to get back to what we would ordinarily see this time of year. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are predicted to have the highest crowds this week.

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


Temperatures rise this week into the upper 80s with no rain in the forecast for the week. There’s very little variation in the forecast this week, so it’s probably not going to impact your planning.

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 no parade for most of the week, but the Main Street Electrical parade returns on Friday! 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 July 27, 2019

  • July 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I’m curious why is mid-week more crowded than the weekend? There must be some simple explanation.


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