As we head into December and reflect on this last year, I also start planning for next year. At least next year’s vacations! Is a trip to Disneyland on your agenda? If not, it should be, it’s always on mine. 😉 Check out some of the new happenings at Disneyland in 2018.
New at Disneyland in 2018
Lunar New Year
Disneyland expands its Lunar New Year festivities to 24 days in 2018. Guests at Disney California Adventure can participate in the Year of the Dog celebration from Friday, January 26th to Sunday, February 18th. Experience Asian culture and Disney magic through food, music, and entertainment including an exclusive nighttime water show prior to “World of Color” and Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession!
To celebrate the opening of Disney’s new Pixar Pier, Pixar Fest is a limited time event that celebrates friendship and all things Pixar! Pixar fest begins April 13th at Disney California Adventure. It includes a new fireworks show, the return of Pixar Play Parade, and Paint the Night which will be now be performing at Disney California Adventure starting April 13th. In June, Paint the Night will add a new float featuring the Incredibles! And what’s a Pixar Fest without Pixar characters and themed food and drinks? There will be plenty of those as well.
Disney will unveil four new neighborhoods in Pixar Pier, opening June 23rd, starting with a neighborhood inspired by the Incredibles! Plus California Screamin’ will be re-themed as Incredicoaster. Perfect timing with Incredibles 2 hitting theaters on June 14th. The remaining neighborhoods will be themed after Toy Story (my fave), Inside Out and Pixar favorites. The Inside Out neighborhood will feature a new family-friendly attraction!
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is a hyper-reality experience debuting January 5th in Downtown Disney (and Disney Springs in Florida). Its a totally immersive experience that transports guests into the Star Wars universe. This is a separate ticket experience, learn more at www.thevoid.com.
Black Panther Meet & Greet
Disney California Adventure will host the Black Panther meet & greet for a limited time.
No arrival date is listed yet but I bet it’s soon! Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16th. The King has arrived and is available to meet in Hollywood Land! Check the Disneyland app for times and availability.
I suggest following the Disney Park Blog to keep up with all the latest Disney news, including Disneyland Resort announcements!
Disneyland Food and Wine Festival
The Disneyland Food and Wine Festival returns to Disney California Adventure. It runs daily from March 2nd through April 12th. Check out my non-foodie tips if you plan on checking it out.
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