Disneyland News — Week of March 16, 2019

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Captain Marvel and Dumbo have arrived, and the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival and Get Your Ears on Celebration continue! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes

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Have you had a chance to see Captain Marvel yet? Well, either way, you can now meet her at Disney California Adventure! If you’d like to meet her, head over to Hollywood Land.

Also, Disneyland is currently running a sneak preview of the live-action remake of Dumbo at the Main Street Opera House. In addition to the movie preview itself, the exhibit includes a full-sized statue of Dumbo himself, in addition to costumes, concept art, and other related items.

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day; while there is nothing explicitly on Disney’s schedule for the holiday, we know from years past that you can expect restaurants (especially those at Downtown Disney) to have special menu items, and you should keep your eyes open for holiday-themed experiences and merchandise.

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is settling in to its run, which continues through April 23, 2019. The annual event includes culinary demonstrations and seminars as well as food kiosks featuring small bites and tastes, and is definitely worth a visit. There are several special events that take place during this event as well, including wine tastings, seminars, and special meals. For more details and information on how to make reservations (which are recommended), please check here.  As per usual, the Annual Passholder corner will be passing out commemorative buttons and have special photo opportunities for Passholders.

Finally, Disneyland is continuing its Get Your Ears On Celebration, commemorating 90 years of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Keep your eyes open for special menu selections, treats, character greetings, entertainment, and merchandise throughout the resort. Make sure you check out Rikki’s preview and Guy’s rundown of the best snacks for more details on what to expect!


Crowds continue to rise as we move through Spring Break season. Expect 7 and 8 level crowds most days, with only Friday predicted to be a level 6.

Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.


Temperatures begin to climb back up, and it looks like it should be very pleasant in Anaheim for most of the week. Do be prepared for rain towards the end of the week, however.

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.


Mickey’s Mix Magic, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, and World of Color will be shown every night, and Fantasmic! will be shown only on the weekends. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Dapper Dans, can be found here.

Show Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Disney’s Mix Magic 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Soundsational Parade 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Fantasmic! 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
World of Color 1 1 1 1 1 1 1


Admission and Hours

Deluxe, Southern California and Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out on Saturday, with Select Passholders also blocked out on Sunday and Friday. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Regular Price ($129/$122) every day except for Friday, which is Peak ($149/$141).

Regular park hours are as follows this week:

Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
Disneyland 8-12 8-12 8-12 8-11 8-11 8-11 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. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.


At Disneyland Park, Astro Orbiter and the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough are offline for extended refurbishments, and Indiana Jones Adventure will be undergoing a quick refresh from March 19-22.

Over at California Adventure, Grizzly River Run is undergoing its annual cool-weather refurbishment through March 29. The Silly Symphony Swings are likewise offline indefinitely — we’ll let you know when we have a projected end date.

As always, be aware that 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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