ANAHEIM — Next year will be a good year to visit the Disneyland Resort, which is set to welcome a wide range of new experiences and offerings.
Among the most highly anticipated attractions is Pixar Fest, a limited time event during which guests can take in a new Pixar-themed fireworks show, two returning parades, new décor and entertainment. The first-ever Pixar Fest will make its grand debut on April 13.
Creating just as much buzz is Pixar Pier, opening next summer as a new land in Disney California Adventure. Highlights include four neighbourhoods where guests can step into beloved Disney-Pixar stories. The first neighbourhood, inspired by ‘The Incredibles’, will feature the new Incredicoaster, while others will celebrate themes from Pixar favourites like ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Inside Out’.
Also taking place at Disney California Adventure are ‘Paint the Night’ Parade, returning April 13; Lunar New Year, taking place Jan. 26-Feb. 18; and Food & Wine Festival, running between March 2 and April 12. Plus, in Hollywood Land, guests can meet some of their favourite Marvel super heroes with Heroic Encounters.
At Disneyland park, ‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’ will debut as part of Pixar Fest as a new fireworks show that celebrates Pixar stories throughout the decades. Along with dazzling pyrotechnics and music, a heartwarming story celebrates the theme of friendship, which is an ever-present concept in Pixar animation.
For the first time, the popular ‘Pixar Play Parade’ will make its way through Disneyland starting April 13, beginning with an appearance by the iconic Pixar Lamp. Also joining the parade are characters from the film ‘Up’ and ‘Inside Out’.
Also new at Disneyland Park is ‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’, which is inspired by the newly released film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. The new sequence takes passengers to two new destinations: Crait, the site of an epic battle in ‘The Last Jedi’, and Batuu, the remote outpost guests will discover when ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ opens at Disneyland in 2019.
Moreover, Disneyland After Dark will be an all-new series of special themed experiences and events beginning Jan. 18. Inspired by the 50s and 60s, each After Dark ‘nite’ will feature specialty entertainment, themed food and collectible merchandise. Additional dates will be announced soon.
As for holiday events, from mid-September through October, the ‘spook-tacular’ Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort will feature ghoulish décor, spooky treats, and Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separate-ticket event that includes trick-or-treating and Disney characters in their Halloween attire. And from November through early January, guests can enjoy special winter experiences like the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure.
Guests staying at any of the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel) are reminded that they enjoy additional perks like the Extra Magic Hour. Those staying at the newly refurbished Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will enjoy enhanced amenities, including reimagined guestrooms, new furnishings in the six-storey Great Hall lobby, a revamped pool area and revitalized concierge lounge.