Disneyland Resort News — Week of June 15, 2019

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It’s Father’s Day, and Disneyland prepares for Toy Story 4! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.

Special Events and Notes


First things first, Father’s Day is this Sunday. Disneyland hasn’t announced anything special for the day, but it’s not uncommon for there to be special treats and merchandise available for minor holidays like these, so keep your eyes open if you’re there on Sunday. Also, be aware that’s we’re predicting heavy (level 9) crowds on Father’s Day.

You’ve likely seen that Disney-Pixar is releasing Toy Story 4 this Friday, and Disneyland is of course jumping in to help promote the movie. Bo Peep is out meeting guests and Pixar Pier, and there are several special Toy Story-themed treats on their way to the Golden Horseshoe. Check out Rikki’s story for more details.

The 25th Anniversary of The Lion King continues this week at Disney’s California Adventure. You’ll see storytellers; African song, dance, artwork and crafts; and more at the Palisades Stage. Check here and in-park times guides for more details.

As a reminder, the original Soarin’ Over California is back for a limited time! Get yourself over to California Adventure to breathe in some orange-scented air for old times’ sake between now and June 30.

Finally, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge remains a major draw as we near the end of the reservation period. It’s worth a reminder that between now and June 23, the only people that will be allowed to enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are those that have reservations. At this point, all reservations to the general public are booked;  if you want one, you’ll have to have a reservation at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels, which automatically entitles you to one reservation per person during your stay. Starting on June 24, however, you will no longer need a reservation, and Disneyland will instead utilize a virtual queue system.

We’re continuing to report on all matters Star Wars as we learn more about the new land. You can stay abreast of ALL of our Galaxy’s Edge coverage by bookmarking this link.


Crowds continue to increase as we get deeper into the summer months, with red and orange days all week long. Friday is predicted to have the lowest crowds this week.

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


It’s looking like a very pleasant week in Anaheim this week, with highs in the upper 70s, lows in the low 60s, and just a scant chance of rain.

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 entertainment 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
Soundsational 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 and remains governed by the reservation system. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.

Here are this week’s Passholder blockouts:

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

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