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Notable Changes at Disneyland 2019

Notable Changes at Disneyland 2019

There have been some big and small changes happening at Disneyland for 2019 and we wanted to make sure that you stayed in the loop for them all! With our frequent visits to the parks we try and take note of these things and get them out to you as soon as we can. Sometimes there is a delay and sometime the news is big enough that you may have already read or heard about it. We encourage you to share these with others so they can be aware and be prepared.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

This one you should have heard by now. It opens at Disneyland on May 31st, 2019 and will only be available to guests who make reservations. Fastpass and VIP tours will not bypass or guarantee you entry into this new land. You MUST have a reservation to enter. Guests staying at a property hotel will receive a guaranteed reservation into the land but not the park itself. What this means is you better get up early and into the park before capacity is reached.

We mention this because we know there are a lot of people who are headed to the parks around that time who may be oblivious to the fact that this new land is opening and that crowds will be crazy.

Smoking at Disneyland

Starting May 1st, 2019 smoking will no longer be allowed in the parks, esplanade or Downtown Disney. The areas that were once designated as smoking areas are going away. If you need to smoke you will have to head outside the security screening areas that are on the borders of the resort. Smoking includes but is not limited to: cigarettes, cigars and vaping of any kind. These items will be allowed into the parks but using them will not be. So if you need to carry your pack of cigarettes with you you can, you just can’t smoke them unless you’re in a designated smoking area outside of security.

Strollers at Disneyland

Starting May 1st, 2019 new requirements for strollers will be implemented. These include new length and width requirements plus a complete ban on all wagons and wagon strollers. This comes from the Disneyland website:

Strollers larger than 36″ x 52″ and wagons are not permitted.

  • Note: Effective May 1, 2019, strollers that are greater than 31” in width and 52” in length will be prohibited. Stroller wagons will also be prohibited.

Don’t forget these new changes because you will be turned away by security if your stroller exceeds these new requirements.

Knives at Disneyland

Up until now guests could bring knives in that folded and were under 3 inches in length. Starting now guests will no longer be able to bring in knives of any size. If you happen to bring one security will ask you to either surrender it to them in which case you will not get it back or take it off property. This is always a good reminder to check your bags before you leave your hotel just in case you have a prohibited item such as a knife or selfie stick.

Coolers and Ice

While coolers are still allowed into the parks as long as they are the size of a six pack or smaller, bigger coolers will still need to be stored in the over-sized lockers near Guest Relations and Lost and Found. No matter which size of cooler you bring in, ice will either need to be removed to should security what’s at the bottom of the cooler or guests should use ice packs to keep the contents cool. Loose or dry ice is not allowed.

Project Stardust

Ongoing renovations at Disneyland are all part of the resorts effort to prepare for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The castle has been under renovation for sometime and so have many other areas of the parks including between Frontierland and Adventureland, Main Street U.S.A. shops and now the green space at the end of Main Street is currently under construction. From what we’ve heard Disney is trying to improve the green space here for better fireworks and show viewing.

‘Mickey’s PhilharMagic’ Coming to DCA Park

‘Mickey’s PhilharMagic’ Coming to DCA Park

The spectacular magic of Disney animation and music will soon come to life in the 3D movie musical “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” at Disney California Adventure® Park.

Premiering in April at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other favorite Disney characters take the stage in this 3D fantasy adventure.

As Donald prepares the orchestra for Mickey, he comes across the conductor’s baton and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat. A little magic goes a long way and proceedings go awry! Donald is unexpectedly plunged into a 3D dream world and Guests are taken along for the ride. The experience will sweep you away into the fantastic world of classic Disney animated musical sequences—from “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid,” to “Peter Pan” and “Aladdin.”

What better time for “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” to debut than during Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration! We encourage you to join us as we celebrate 90 years of magic with the all-new “Mickey’s Mix Magic” nighttime projection show, “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade,” limited-time décor, specialty foods, merchandise and more!

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new addition to Disney California Adventure® Park!

Jessie’s Critter Carousel Open’s in April!

Jessie’s Critter Carousel Open’s in April!

Pixar Pier, the reimagined land in Disney California Adventure® Park, shares the stories and characters of Disney•Pixar films with exciting attractions, themed neighborhoods and fun eateries. Today, we’re excited to share Jessie’s Critter Carousel will open in April!

You can mosey on over to a giant toy carousel starring Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl and a friendly bunch of desert critters for a rootin’, tootin’ romp. Inspired by the “Toy Story” films, this attraction invites you to saddle up on a whimsical snake, armadillo, turtle, bunny and more from the world of Woody’s Roundup. This newly reimagined attraction will have you yelling “giddyup!”

Disney Junior Star Vampirina Is Coming to Disneyland Resort for Halloween Time

Disney Junior Star Vampirina Is Coming to Disneyland Resort for Halloween Time

After debuting last fall on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, “Vampirina” has become one of the newest hit series for kids and families, ranking among the top five series on TV among girls ages 2 – 5. Now, the star of the show is making her way to Disney Parks, just in time for Halloween!

“Vampirina” blends spooky fun, heartfelt storytelling and Broadway-caliber music in stories that follow Vampirina (aka “Vee”) as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town, including making friends and attending a new school in the human world. Along the way, Vee learns that it may be easier to blend in with her peers, but it’s more valuable to celebrate the qualities that make each individual unique.

Vampirina will be arriving at Disneyland® Resort this fall for Halloween Time. Guests will get to meet her at Disney California Adventure® Park starting Sept. 7, 2018, and Vee will also be making special appearances during the Frightfully Fun Parade at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park, offered select nights Sept. 19-Oct. 31, 2018. Later this year, she will also join the high-energy cast of “Disney Junior Dance Party!”

Starting Sept. 30, 2018, Vampirina will begin making visits to Walt Disney World® Resort as well, where she’ll join her pals for breakfast at Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine. Later this fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Guests will have a chance to meet her in the Animation Courtyard, and of course, she’ll be part of the fun at the all-new “Disney Junior Dance Party!”

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns November 9 through January 6

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns November 9 through January 6

Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort will return once again this year, bringing seasonal magic to the Merriest Place on Earth Nov. 9-Jan. 6, 2018. This festive season will include the return of favorite holiday experiences and entertainment, as well as dazzling decor decked out throughout the resort!

At Disney California Adventure® Park, Festival of Holidays will again bring the spirit of the season to life through special entertainment, including the return of Disney ¡Viva Navidad! street party. Delicious food at the Guest-favorite Festive Foods Marketplace will present a mix of holiday dishes and beverages that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions. For the residents of Cars Land, two attractions will receive their holiday overlay again this year to become Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.

At Disneyland Park, seasonal fan favorites return, including the enchanting Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular and magical “A Christmas Fantasy” parade. In addition, seasonal transformations will once again take over “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

Stay tuned for more details!

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Now Open in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Now Open in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff — the delightful, whimsical merchandise and confectionery location—is now open along Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure® Park!

Upon entering, you will notice Bing Bong, the fluffy pink, imaginary friend from the Disney•Pixar film “Inside Out,” bursting out of the marquee, welcoming you to his treasure trove of sweets!

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will offer Guests a scrumptious selection candies, saltwater taffy, rainbow cotton candy, caramel apples, as well as fun Pixar souvenirs, apparel and accessories!

The newly reimagined Pixar Pier features the beloved stories of Pixar through exciting attractions, imaginative neighborhoods and food locations all inspired by Pixar films.

New ‘Incredibles’ Float to Join ‘Paint the Night’ Parade on June 23 at Disney California Adventure Park

New ‘Incredibles’ Float to Join ‘Paint the Night’ Parade on June 23 at Disney California Adventure Park

The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade at Disney California Adventure® Park is currently dazzling audiences during the limited-time Pixar Fest at the Disneyland® Resort. This electrifying parade uses more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals.

Joining “Paint the Night” on June 23, 2018 is a new float inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” The Parr family and their pal Frozone will make their debut in this spectacular parade with high-tech, pop-art effects.

Here’s how the fun and excitement of “The Incredibles” will be brought to life:

  • The dynamic and colorful new float connects both “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2,” picking up where the first film left off and portraying the scene that shows the Parr family banding together against the supervillain known as “The Underminer.”
  • Violet Parr uses her super powers to surround herself with a “force field.” It will come to life through a custom-built persistence-of-vision (POV) globe – the first and largest ever to be installed on a Disney parade float.
  • Dash’s super-human speed is captured through an innovative system of 64 individually lit frames, flashing as he races in circles around the float.
  • Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible, along with their pal Frozone, light up the night in new super suits. The suits have been installed and wired by hand and are fully programmable to be in sync with the music and the float lighting.
  • The super suits, designed by eccentric fashion designer Edna Mode, are illuminated with nearly 100 sheets of flexible, miniature LEDs. This is the first time these light-up suits will be worn by any Disney or Pixar character.
  • The chest logos on the Incredibles’ glowing super suits are made up of 60 individually programmable LEDs.

This super float joins “Paint the Night” this summer during Pixar Fest, the limited-time celebration happening now through Sept. 3, 2018. Pixar Pier will also welcome you at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018.

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