Ducks Day 2024

Quack Attack! Anaheim Ducks Day at Disneyland Resort

Anaheim Ducks Day is an annual celebration held at Disneyland Park’s Disney California Adventure to honor the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks hockey team. The event features special appearances, merchandise, food, entertainment, and hockey-themed activities throughout Hollywood Land.

History of the Event

The Anaheim Ducks Day celebration dates back to the team’s origins as The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 1993. The team was founded by The Walt Disney Company and named after the 1992 Disney film “The Mighty Ducks”. Disney owned the team until 2005. To celebrate the team’s 25th anniversary in 2018, Disneyland Resort first held Anaheim Ducks Day on February 11, 2019 at Disney California Adventure. The event has returned each year since, with the next celebration occurring on January 12, 2023 for the team’s 30th anniversary.

Hockey puck chocolate

Dining

Several quick-service dining locations at Disney California Adventure offer Anaheim Ducks inspired food and beverages during the event.

  • Studio Catering Co. – Hockey puck brownies
  • Schmoozies – Orange shake
  • Trolley Treats – Orange creme puck treat
  • Award Wieners – Hockey puck macaron
  • Outdoor vending cart – Orange cotton candy

In addition, table service restaurants at the Disneyland Resort may have special prix fixe menus for Anaheim Ducks Day. Reservations are recommended as they book up well in advance each year.

Jersey in DCA

Merchandise

Limited edition Anaheim Ducks merchandise is available only during the Anaheim Ducks Day event at several locations in Disney California Adventure:

Outside Super Store Featuring Avengers Campus

  • Apparel: T-shirts, spirit jersey
  • Hats: Baseball caps, beanies
  • Commemorative puck
  • Limited edition pin

Outside Stage 17

  • Apparel: Adult & ladies t-shirts, spirit jerseys
  • Headwear: Baseball caps, beanies, scarves
  • Hockey puck inspired headband
  • Commemorative puck
  • Limited edition pin

The merchandise sells out very quickly each year, with purchase limits in place. Disneyland annual passholders and Magic Key holders may receive a commemorative Anaheim Ducks gift while supplies last, like a soft hockey puck.

Characters

Several Anaheim Ducks players will make appearances throughout the day for meet-and-greets on the Hollywood Backlot Stage. The schedule gets released closer to the event date. Wild Wing, the Anaheim Ducks mascot, can also be found posing for photos at the Fan Headquarters at Stage 17. Disney duck characters like Donald Duck and Daisy Duck appear dressed in Anaheim Ducks gear during the celebration.

Shows & Entertainment

Fan Headquarters at Stage 17

  • Air hockey tables
  • Table hockey game
  • Photo opportunities
  • Memorabilia displays
  • Meet Wild Wing
  • Hockey skill challenges

“Through the Years” film

A film highlighting Anaheim Ducks history shows all day at the Sunset Showcase Theater.

Anaheim Ducks player cavalcade down Hollywood Boulevard

Current and former Anaheim Ducks players ride along the street in cars and on bikes, accompanied by skaters and dancers.

Animation Academy

Learn how to draw Disney duck characters from the park’s animation artists.

Duck drawing

Decorations

Hollywood Land gets decorated in Anaheim Ducks theming for the occasion, including:

  • Players’ jerseys and retired numbers
  • Banners
  • Orange, black and white balloons
  • Flowers in team colors
  • Hockey sticks, pucks and helmets

Cost

There is no additional cost to attend Anaheim Ducks Day beyond the price of admission to Disney California Adventure. However, the following extras come with additional fees:

  • Specialty food and beverages
  • Merchandise
  • Character dining experiences
  • Disneyland Resort hotel stay

Best Times to Visit

Anaheim Ducks Day brings large crowds to Disney California Adventure all day long. Plan to arrive at park opening to fully experience the event before the crowds peak. These are the best times to see key highlights:

Morning

  • Shop for merchandise
  • Meet characters
  • Visit Fan Headquarters
  • Take photos

Early Afternoon

  • See the player cavalcade down Hollywood Blvd
  • Watch “Through the Years” movie
  • See Animation Academy

Late Afternoon/Evening

  • Attend player meet-and-greets
  • Re-ride favorite attractions

Three hockey players

Tips

Follow these tips to make the most of your Anaheim Ducks Day celebration:

  • Arrive early and head straight for must-do activities
  • Mobile order food to minimize wait times
  • Come dressed in Anaheim Ducks gear to show your spirit
  • Stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel for Extra Magic Hours access
  • Use Genie+ service to avoid long standby queues
  • Download the Disneyland app to check wait times and show schedules
  • Stake out a spot early along the parade route for the best view

Four guys in jerseys

Conclusion

Anaheim Ducks Day gives hockey fans and Disney lovers alike a chance to honor this unique partnership. With special entertainment, food, merchandise and player appearances, it makes for an unforgettable day at The Happiest Place on Earth. Following these tips will ensure your celebration is a smooth skate!