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Disneyland Events 2019
2019 is shaping up to be one of the most historic years ever for Disney. We are all excited about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening up this summer at Disneyland Park, which is the largest expansion the park has ever seen. Can you believe it? Walt Disney always planned to allow Disneyland to be an ever changing Resort, and it is certainly living up to his vision. Later this year two new attractions will open up at Pixar Pier, one being Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind and the other being Jessie’s Critter Carousel.
But before all that happens there are several Disneyland events going on right now, including Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration party for Mickey’s 90th birthday. There is also the Disney Food and Wine Festival in California Adventure Park, beginning March 1, 2019. Both Disneyland events include limited-time activities, merchandise, food and entertainment that you won’t want to miss.
Disneyland Events - Get Your Ears On: A Mickey and Minnie Celebration
The Get Your Ears On Celebration has Disneyland Park all dressed up for our favorite pal Mickey as he celebrates his 90th birthday with all his friends! To celebrate this special occasion, the resort has brought in a brand new night time show called Mickey’s Mix Magic. This family friendly dance party combines music, lasers, lights and projections into one of the coolest shows we’ve seen! And there are 3 different viewing areas for the show including Main Street U.S.A., Rivers of America and "it’s a small world." All 3 offer a unique viewing experience!
Also included with the Get Your Ears On Celebration is the return of one of our favorite
parades: Mickey’s Soundsational Parade! It’s the same parade we know and love with some all new additions. The parade is sure to have you singing, dancing and partying with all your
favorite Disney pals.
Any foodies out there? Well, in addition to a couple new Disneyland events, the Get Your Ears On Celebration has introduced a lot of new limited time dining experiences for stands, quick-service dining, lounges and sit-down restaurants throughout the Resort. With so much being offered you’ll want to grab an official food guide pamphlet on your way into the parks so you know all that’s being offered and where to find it!
Some of Park Saver's favorite dessert items include:
- Mickey Cookies ‘n Cream Shake at Schmooozies! in California Adventure Park
- Mickey Mouse Club Hat Dessert at Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland Park
- Confetti Cake Shake at Smokejumpers Grill in California Adventure Park
- Minnie-inspired sundae at The Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland Park
Guests can also enjoy several new churros including a maple-bacon churro, a Mickey chocolate churro and a Fantasia Mickey churro! Like to sit down and enjoy a meal? Here are our top suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner:
- “Celebrate Mickey” Chicken and Waffles: Mickey waffle with frosted cereal-crusted chicken, caramelized pecan bacon, house made chips, berry compote and sprinkles. Available at Carnation Café in Disneyland Park.
- Specialty Toasted Cheese Sandwich: Swiss, jack and fiscalini cheddar cheese with crispy bacon and blackberry jam. Served with house made chips. Available at Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland Park.
- "Share Your Ears" Cheeseburger: One gigantic cheeseburger accompanied by two slider ear cheeseburgers topped with special sauce. Available at Smokejumpers Grill in California Adventure Park
Even after all these suggestions, we have just barely scratched the surface when it comes to offerings, so be sure to grab that food guide and start eating!
Disneyland Events - Disney Food and Wine Festival
Over at California Adventure Park guests can celebrate the Disney Food and Wine Festival with limited time food offerings at The Marketplace, celebrity chef demonstrations and cooking experiences for young and old alike.
The Disney Food and Wine Festival begins on March 1 and runs until April 23, 2019. This will be its longest run due to its popularity. As far as Disneyland events go, the Food and Wine Festival is a foodie's delight! There are a number of events that require no additional fees or advance registration. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 30 minute seminars from celebrity chefs
- Kids cooking with Chef Goofy
There are also some events that require reservations, which fill up quickly! If you are interested in any of the following, definitely head to the Disneyland website to sign up and pay to reserve your spot.
- Celebrity chef demonstration with Guy Fieri
- Dinner with Disney chefs
- In person meet and greets and demonstrations with celebrity chefs
- Sweet Sundays: A weekends only event during which Disney chefs demonstrate how to prepare some of your favorite desserts.
- Winemaker receptions
- Mixology classes
Disneyland Events - 4th of July
The Disneyland Resort hosts "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" each year to celebrate America's independence. Look for themed food, drinks and merchandise sporting red, white and blue for the 4th of July.
Disneyland Events - Disneyland's Birthday
Although Disneyland's birthday isn't actively promoted, it is celebrated every year in July. The Resort officially opened on July 17, 1955, making 2019 the year of Disneyland's 64th birthday. Typically, on the day chosen to commemorate the anniversary, unique souvenirs are available and there may even be a parade. Use the Disneyland app to keep an eye on the events scheduled during your summer trip to Disneyland.
Disneyland Events - Halloween Time
One of the most beloved Disneyland events is Halloween Time! Starting in mid-September and running through October 31, 2019, guests can enjoy Halloween overlays throughout the Disneyland Resort. New food and merchandise will also be available during this special time of year. During Halloween Time, Mickey's Halloween Party (a separate, ticketed event) is a family friendly way to celebrate the holiday with trick-or-treating, evil villain encounters and ghostly performances throughout the Resort.
Disneyland Events - Holidays at the Disneyland Resort
Experience the sounds, sights and smells of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. Beginning in mid-November and running into early January 2020, this is another extremely popular Disneyland event every year. Holiday themed overlays will boost the magic in the Resort as it is infused with the joy of the season. Look for special fireworks shows, Holiday themed rides such as Luigi's Joy to the Whirl and delicious foods with peppermint accents.
As you can see there’s a lot to celebrate at the Disneyland Resort. So grab your ears, bring an empty stomach and get ready to celebrate like never before! If you are ready to participate in any of the celebrations at Disneyland this year, book now with Get Away Today!
Dean is a frequent visitor of the Disney theme parks. He's been going consistently since he was 6 years old as an Annual Passholder. Dean founded Park Savers in 2009 so that he could share advice with others including how to save at the parks and how to discover all of the Magic of Disney.