Category Archives: California

Have Some Disney Fun at Home with the Ultimate Disney Fan Challenge

For the first time ever, Disney Parks are closed for 2 full weeks. I know thousands of guests had to cancel their Disneyland, Disney World, and Disney Cruise vacations. 

Since we are all stuck inside, I’m sure you and your family are craving some Disney fun at home! Here are some fun ideas to create a little Disney magic at home with your family. 

Take the Ultimate Disney Fan Challenge

Disney Puzzle Time

Puzzles are a wonderful way to pass the time and enjoy quality time with your family! If you are looking to add some new puzzles to your collection, the Dollar Tree usually has a great selection for kids just $1 or there are some more challenging options on Amazon like the Disney VillainsDisney Classics CollageDisney Princess CollageAladdinPocahontas, and Toy Story

Disney Movie Night

If you have Disney+, you can find so many incredible Disney movies, from animated classics to the newly released Frozen II. If you don’t subscribe to Disney+ or are just looking to add to your Disney movie collection, you can order Frozen IIMoanaThe Lion KingThe Little Mermaidthe Complete Toy Story Collection, or Toy Story 4

Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Rolls

Disney Family has a Mickey Mouse cinnamon roll recipe that you can make from home with your preferred brand of cinnamon rolls (or homemade dough). If you thought Mickey Mouse pancakes were easy, just wait until you try these cinnamon rolls! You can find many more Disney recipes here

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

You can always celebrate your un-birthday with an Alice in Wonderland tea party! You could make these cheshire cat cookies and cupcakes or your favorite flavor of cupcakes, topped with these fun toppers. There’s even a recipe for these edible teacup treats. You may also want to check out all the Disney inspired crafts here

Learn How to Draw a Disney Character

YouTube has tons of videos to help teach you how to draw your favorite Disney character! Some of our favorites include Mickey MouseGenieDaisy DuckAnnaTinkerBellBuzz LightyearPlutoPascal, StitchWinnie the PoohJack Skellington, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Play Disney Heads Up

Have you ever played the Disney version of Heads Up? You may have even seen fellow Disney Parks guests playing this game while waiting in line for an attraction! The Disney Parks themed deck features iconic attractions, characters and experiences.The Heads Up app is available for $0.99 in iOS or free on Android. Some other fun Disney games to help you pass the time are Disney HedbanzDisney Color BrainDisney Eye Found It, and Disney Family Feud

Have a Disney Parks Music Dance Party

If you have Apple Music, you can listen to Disney Parks Hits. Pandora also has some great Disney stations, even without a subscription. Or, if you want a CD, we recommend the Walt Disney World Official AlbumDisney Classics, or Disney Theme Parks Classics

Take the Pixar in a Box Course on Khan Academy

Khan Academy, a free learning resource for all ages, has a FREE course called Pixar in a Box which allows you learn about the storytelling process at Pixar. They also just released another FREE course, Imagineering in a Box, which allows you to explore different aspects of theme park design, from characters to ride development, as you design a theme park of your very own. 

Download the Play Disney Parks App

You can download the Play Disney Parks app on iOS and Android devices to interact with the parks like never before! You can download the app through the App Store and Google Play. We especially love the Disney trivia and Disney Parks sounds and music! 

We are wishing you and your family a magical, safe, and healthy spring!

And please don’t ever forget that…

How many days until your next Disney vacation?

Complete List of Menus for the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Complete List of Menus for the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

From the Disney Parks Blog:

2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
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Get ready to discover the beauty of California with the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at the Disneyland Resort now through April 21! This popular festival features the best of the west coast with unforgettable cuisine, beverages, and special events that you won’t want to miss. Take part in culinary demonstrations, get the kids involved with our Jr. Chef cooking event, or even enjoy wine, beer, and mixology education and tasting seminars throughout the duration of the festival. 

2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
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There’s something new to do around every corner, and of course, we can’t forget about the FOOD! Scattered around Disney California Adventure Park, you’ll find a variety of marketplaces with menus featuring everything from hand-selected wines and craft beers to plant-based dishes, regional recipes, and more that will delight your taste buds. And in addition, several restaurants, including Paradise Garden Grill and even several restaurants at the Downtown Disney District, are also joining in on the fun with special offerings available only during the festival. 

While you’re wandering the festival, you’ll definitely want to grab a Festival Tasting Passport, which contains every menu throughout the marketplaces as well as important information about events, exclusive merchandise, and more. You also have the option of purchasing a Sip and Savor Pass! This special pass allows you to explore your way through the festival with a souvenir lanyard and credential with eight pull-off tabs. Each of these tabs is a coupon that can be redeemed for select food and beverage offerings at festival locations (excluding alcohol and souvenir items). Use them all at once spread out over a single visit, or save your pass and come back on multiple days to make the fun last even longer! Remember that the Sip and Savor tabs should remain attached until point of redemption with the Cast Member. The Sip and Savor Pass can be purchased at Elias & Co., Festival Gifts and Marketplaces, Kingswell Camera Shop, Rushin’ River Outfitters, Seaside Souvenirs, the Sip and Savor Cart, and the Studio Store in Hollywood Land.

For more information on the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, details on special events, reservations, tickets, and more, visit the Disneyland Resort website. And at various quick-service restaurants throughout the park, be sure to check out the Disneyland app to mobile order select items, skip the lines, and get straight to snacking!

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Nuts About Cheese Marketplace

  • Fiscalini White Cheddar Lager Soup served in a Mini Boudin® Sourdough Bowl (Vegetarian)
  • Impossible™ Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese (Vegetarian)
  • Oikos® Greek Yogurt Banoffee Tart
  • Honey Bourbon Lemonade (Alcoholic)
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Uncork California Marketplace

  • California Artisan Cheese with Central Coast Creamery Holey Cow Swiss and Vintage Cheese Co. Cabernet Cheddar (Vegetarian)
  • White Wine Flight 
    • Malibu Rocky Oaks, Sauvignon Blanc, California
    • Rombauer, Chardonnay, Carneros
    • Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sofia, Rosé, Monterey County
  • Red Wine Flight
    • Erath, Pinot Noir, Oregon
    • The Prisoner, Red Blend, Napa Valley
    • Quilt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • Road Trip Mimosa Trio
    • Pacific Mimosa
    • Mojave Mimosa
    • Sierra Mimosa
  • Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine, California
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Golden Dreams Marketplace

  • Brunch Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich with Mimosa-inspired Slaw and OJ Bubbles
  • Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Lemon Pea Purée, Black Rice and Meyer Lemon Relish (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Strawberry-Rose Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Fig & Lavender Cold Brew (Non-Alcoholic)
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California Craft Brews Marketplace

  • Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls 
  • Triple B Cocktail with Beer, Bourbon and Berries (Alcoholic)
  • Beer Flight – Fun with Flavor
    • Mother Earth Orange Vanilla Cali Creamin’ Ale
    • Black Market Cucumber Sour
    • Golden Road Strawberry and Pomegranate Balboa Blonde Ale
    • Aftershock Guavaaah! Hazy Pale Ale
  • Beer Flight – Bigger & Bolder
    • Bootlegger’s Rocco Red Ale
    • Stereo Perfect Day IPA
    • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing Hazy IPA
    • Karl Strauss® Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
  • Backstreet La Calleja Mexican-style Lager
  • Boomtown Ingenue Belgian White
  • Divine Science Event Horizon Blonde (Gluten-Friendly)
  • JuneShine Acai Berry Hard Kombucha (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Meiomi, Rosé, California
  • MacMurray Ranch, Pinot Noir, Central Coast
  • Joel Gott, Cabernet Sauvignon, California
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One in a Melon Marketplace

  • Compressed Watermelon and Tomato with Whipped Ricotta and Lemon Olive Oil (Vegetarian, Gluten-Friendly)
  • Poke-style Watermelon with Cucumber (Plant-Based, Gluten-Friendly)
  • Pabana Cream Puff with Mango, Passion Fruit and Banana Mousse
  • Berry Mule (Alcoholic)
  • House-made Watermelon Agua Fresca (Non-Alcoholic)

Peppers Cali-Ente Marketplace

  • Creamy Poblano Pepper Pasta (Vegetarian)
  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos on Jicama Tortillas (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Cantarito-style Paloma (Alcoholic)
  • Annabella, Chardonnay Special Selection, Napa Valley
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LA Style Marketplace

  • Asian-style Beef Barbacoa Street Tacos
  • Smoked Bacon Barbecue Beef Loco Moco on Rice (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Monkey Bread with Caramel Whiskey Glaze and Candied Pecans (Contains trace amounts of alcohol)
  • Amaretto Stout-Cream Cold Brew (Alcoholic) 
  • Blue Angeleno Cocktail (Alcoholic)
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Avocado Time Marketplace

  • Petite Impossible™ Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack (Vegetarian)
  • Tortilla-crusted Fried Guacamole with Carne Asada
  • Mezcal Cocktail (Alcoholic)
  • Chapman Crafted Slow Riser with Coconut, Red Ale on Nitro 

Off the Cob Marketplace

  • Mini Chicken Chimis with Chimichurri Corn Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Crema
  • Shrimp and Braised Corn with Chorizo (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Mickey-shaped Caramel-Peanut-Milk Chocolate Macaron
  • Fields & Orchards with Elderflower and Artichoke Liqueurs  (Alcoholic)
  • Farmstand Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
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I  <3 Artichokes Marketplace

  • Fried Artichokes with Lemon Aïoli (Vegetarian)
  • Artichoke Toast with Artichoke Cream Cheese and Olive & Artichoke Tapenade (Vegetarian)
  • Lolea, Red Sangria, Spain
  • Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects Non-Alcoholic Lager (Alcohol regulations apply)

Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo Marketplace

  • Ranch Fried Chicken Wings with Buffalo Hot Sauce Drizzle
  • French Onion Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch
  • Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc Witbier (Limited-Time Offering)
  • Craft Micheladas, Beers, and Flights
    • Pizza Port Honey Blonde Golden Ale
    • Golden Road Pineapple Cart Wheat Ale
    • Lost Coast Watermelon Wheat
    • King Harbor Cerveza Hermosa Mexican Amber Lager
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Berry Patch Marketplace

  • Raspberry-Lychee-Rose Custard with Mixed Berry Compote
  • Oikos® Greek Yogurt California Berries Summer Pudding (Contains trace amounts of alcohol)
  • Blue Marble Berry Hard Seltzer (Alcoholic)
  • Blue Marble Tropical Hard Seltzer (Alcoholic)
  • Ruby Citrus Sparkler (Non-Alcoholic)
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Garlic Kissed Marketplace

  • Black Garlic Soy-braised Pork Belly Banh Mi
  • Carbonara Garlic Mac & Cheese with Nueske’s® Bacon
  • Aperol Cocktail (Alcoholic)
  • Wither Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
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Paradise Garden Grill

  • Impossible™ Meatball Submarine (Plant-Based)
  • Beer-battered Fish Tacos, with Karl Strauss® Follow the Sun Pilsner-infused Batter
  • Buffalo-style Roasted Turkey Leg with Celery Slaw and Blue Cheese (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Brisket Sliders
  • Brisket Fries
  • Black Forest Parfait 
  • Watermelon Vodka Lemonade (Alcoholic, Gluten-Friendly)
  • Matanzas Creek, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County
  • Deschutes Pacific Wonderland Lager
  • Sudwerk Märzen Amber Lager
  • Berry Spectacular Cookie Shake (Non-Alcoholic)
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Paradise Beer Garden 

  • Smog City Little Bo Pils Unfiltered Pilsner
  • Ayinger Bräuweisse Hefeweizen
  • Chihuahua Guava Lime Suprema Low-Cal Lager
  • 2 Towns Outcider Hard Cider
  • Karl Strauss® Practice What You Peach Sour
  • Bottle Logic Marceline Muffin Blueberry Imperial Blonde
  • Enegren Valkyrie Alt Bier
  • Figueroa Mountain Point Conception IPA
  • Lost Winds Whirlpool Galaxy Double IPA 
  • Allagash Black Stout
  • Twisted Horn Raven’s Claw Apple & Boysenberry Mead
  • Founders Backwoods Bourbon Barrel-aged Scotch Ale
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Outdoor Vending Carts 

  • Savory Empanada with Chipotle Crema Sauce
  • Sweet Empanada with Caramel Sauce

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta

  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake

Hollywood Lounge

  • Leading Role Lemonade – Gin with Lavender Lemonade (Alcoholic)
  • Opening Night Cocktail – Banana Whiskey with Cream Soda (Alcoholic)
  • Movie Star Mule – Whiskey with Black Cherry and Ginger Ale (Alcoholic)
  • On Location Libation – Stone Peak Conditions IPA with POG juice (Alcoholic)
  • Backlot Michelada – Tomato-based Michelada with Modelo (Alcoholic)
  • Modelo Especial Lager
  • Hangar 24 Passion Punch Gose
  • Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA
  • Honest Abe Limoncello Hard Cider
  • Bottle Logic Emerald City Raspberry Piña Colada Hard Seltzer
  • Supporting Role Lemonade – Lavender Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
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Hollywood Churro Cart

  • Churro topped with Peanut Butter Cream, Chocolate Icing and Chopped Peanuts
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Schmoozies!

  • Almond Mocha Shake
  • Almond Mocha Affogato

Sonoma Terrace

  • California Cheesesteak
  • Italian Meatball Sandwich
  • Bavarian Pretzel with Cheese Sauce
  • Triple Chocolate Brownie
  • Sandy Beach – Green Apple Vodka with flavors of Sea Salt Caramel (Alcoholic)
  • Catalina Island – Vodka and Passion Fruit with flavors of Raspberry Lemonade and Lime (Alcoholic)
  • Sparkling Greyhound – Vodka with flavors of Grapefruit, Chamomile and Cardamom (Alcoholic)
  • Pineapple Passion – White Rum with flavors of Pineapple and Passion Fruit (Alcoholic)
  • Firestone Walker Rosalie Beer Rosé 
  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Sofia, Brut Rosé, Monterey County
  • Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine, California
  • Selection of Craft Beers and Ciders

Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart

  • Tropicalifornia Tea Cocktail with Berry Vodka, Green Tea, Pineapple and Orange Juices (Alcoholic)
  • Fruitful Green Tea with Berry, Pineapple and Orange Juices (Non-Alcoholic)

Pacific Wharf Distribution Company

  • Karl Strauss® Crazy Eyes Doppelbock

Downtown Disney District Offerings

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Ballast Point Brewing Co.

  • Impossible™ Lettuce Cups With Impossible™ Protein, Peppers, Hoisin, Sriracha, Garlic, Lime, Fresno Chilies and Hydroponic Lettuce
  • The Ballast Point Burger: 8 Oz Kobe & Chuck Blend Patty, Sharp Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, House-made Pickles, and Ballast Point Remoulade on a Brioche Bun served with Fries
  • Cioppino: PEI Mussels, Fish of the Day, Argentinean Shrimp, Spanish Chorizo, Stewed Tomatoes, Chili Flakes, Oregano, Crème Fraiche, Chili Thread, House-Made Pasta and Grilled Baguette
  • All Three Paired with Designated Beer Flight 

Catal Restaurant

  • Smoked Salmon Crostini: Whipped Ricotta, Smoked Salmon and Basil Pesto
  • Burrata: Burrata, Prosciutto, and Balsamic Gastrique
  • Hand-shucked Oysters with Champagne and Black Pepper Mignonette

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

  • Creole Cobbler with Beefeater Gin, Santhenay Crème de Peche, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Orange Bitter
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Splitsville Luxury Lanes

  • Surf & Turf Slider Duo: Salmon Slider featuring House-made Salmon Patty, Sriracha Aïoli, Red Onion, Butter Lettuce and Heirloom Tomato, and Filet Mignon Slider featuring Beef Tenderloin, Béarnaise Sauce, Arugula and Oven-Roasted Tomato
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Salt & Straw

  • Apple Pie with Beecher’s Flagship Cheesecake: Warm-spiced Apple Pie Ice Cream with Beecher’s Flagship Cheddary Cheesecake 

What are you most excited to try at the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival?

Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park to Open July 18, 2020

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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You will now be able to team up with some of your favorite Avengers at Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park beginning July 18, 2020! Avengers Campus is comprised of several heroic locations—each hosted by a different Super Hero or their ally—to share their unique powers, technology and knowledge with recruits.

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The Avengers campus at Disney California Adventure Park is set up by the Avengers to recruit the next generation of Super Heroes. 

Sling webs with Spider-Man

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Avengers Campus is home to the Worldwide Engineering Brigade – also known as “WEB” – which will house the new Spider-Man experience, the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature this iconic Super Hero. This new family-friendly attraction, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, invites guests to put their web-slinging skills to the test.

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During an open house at WEB, the aspiring inventors are excited to invite you for a test drive of their latest invention: the “Web Slinger” vehicle, which allows you to sling webs just like Spider-Man! The attraction gives you a taste of what it’s like to have actual super powers as you help Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots that have run amok.

The innovative technology adapted specifically for this attraction includes a seamless blend of 3D and new interface, which allows guests to go on a mission and experience what it’s like to have super powers and sling webs alongside Spider-Man.

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“Suit up” with the latest gear, including Spider-Bots from WEB

The WEB Suppliers store is where you will find the latest WEB inventions, including interactive Spider-Bots much like the ones you will see in the new attraction, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. Each Spider-Bot has a remote control, and all eight articulated legs move forward and backward. Best of all, you can tap into your inner WEB inventor by customizing your Spider-Bot with tactical upgrades to harness the powers and styles of favorite Super Heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Man and Black Widow, as well as Ant-Man and The Wasp. 

Other must-have items at WEB Suppliers include a specially-designed backpack to carry Spider-Bots when they are not in action, Spider-Man light goggles, a take-home spider web kit and Funko Pop! vinyl figurines of Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Nearby, the Campus Supply Pod is the place to power up with official Avengers Campus gear, including performance fleece hoodies and tees, headwear, drinkware and other Super Hero supplies.

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Enjoy tiny treats and big bites

When it’s time to take a break from the heroics, three new dining spots at Avengers Campus will offer dishes that are rich in both flavor and storytelling.

Pym Test Kitchen is a food innovation science lab where the food and drinks tell a story. Just as Ant-Man and The Wasp use “Pym Particles” to grow and shrink just about anything, Pym Technologies applies this innovative science to the creation of shareable bites, inventive-sized entrees and sweet treats. You will be able to taste-test such items as the Impossible™ plant-based large and micro meatballs with pasta, or the “Pym-ini,” a panini served by the slice or as a long, multi-portion sandwich. 

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Adjacent to the Pym Test Kitchen, an oversized beer can overhead signals that grown-up beverage tastings are available at Pym Tasting Lab. Adults can order a craft beer, ranging from a blood orange hefeweizen to an amber lager or try one of the Pym Research Staff’s Pym Particle-infused cocktail experiments.

Next, the Avengers have invited the crew of their favorite “shawarma joint” in New York, the Shawarma Palace, to open a second location at the Campus. Enjoy favorite shawarma-inspired snacks at this food cart, which is decked out with memorabilia since the Shawarma Palace owners are huge Avenger fans. Lastly, Taneleer Tivan did not limit his collection to lovable misfits; he is also curating a weird and wonderful menu of intergalactic eats at the Terran Treats food cart near Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! 

Team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy

Speaking of, we will continue to celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, the fan-favorite attraction that opened in 2017, as one of the anchor attractions of Avengers Campus. This rockin’ adventure blasts you straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. As you help Rocket bust his pals out of the Collector’s Fortress, you will experience raucous mayhem, music inspired by the soundtracks from the movies and thrilling free-fall drop sequences!

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Encounter a formidable villain in a land full of heroes

Last but certainly not least, throughout Avengers Campus, Super Heroes will come to life in ways that are more exciting than ever. You may have heroic encounters with Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, the Dora Milaje, Thor and even villains like Loki. We’re excited to also share that Ant-Man and The Wasp will be making their first appearances in the park, and Iron Man himself will be debuting his new armor in Avengers Campus: the Mark 80.

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You may even have the chance to witness Spider-Man swinging into action high above Avengers Campus with gravity-defying, acrobatic feats never seen before in a Disney theme park. 

At a nearby ancient sanctum, Doctor Strange will train recruits in the mystic arts by bringing this ancient sanctum to life with powerful spells. At night, the area glows even more vividly with majestic colors and lights, pulsating with mystic energy.

Finally, every hero needs a formidable villain to fight… the villainous Taskmaster, who will have a role in the upcoming film “Black Widow,” will be seen for the first time at a Disney park at Avengers Campus. Taskmaster’s abilities include photographic reflexes. Taskmaster can replicate Super Hero moves, making this new villain a balanced foe for the Campus heroes.

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As Super Heroes continue to assemble at the campus, one of its iconic buildings will be the Avengers Headquarters where you should be on the lookout for Avengers in action.

Join the conversation online @Disneyland #AvengersCampus 

Do you have any Marvel Avengers fans in your family? When is your next Disneyland vacation?

Plan a Playfully Fun Evening at Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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5, 4, 3, 2…fun! Join us for a playfully fun evening during Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite at Disney California Adventure park. This special, after-park hours event will celebrate some of the world’s best-loved stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios with unique entertainment, special food, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, collectible merchandise and more.

Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite takes place on Mar. 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Disney California Adventure park. Pal around at these can’t-miss experiences:

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Dance Parties

Boogie the night away during a record-breaking Scare Day with best buds Mike and Sulley. Join the crazy fun as we party with our pals from “Monsters, Inc.” and “Monsters University,” all night long in Hollywood Land! For a retro-cool vibe, head to Paradise Gardens Park and show your moves at the Incredibles Party Zone.

“Super Looks” fashion walk

Come dressed in your best! Visionary designer Edna Mode will be the judge at this fashion walk, so everyone’s invited to show off their incredible attire.

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Limited-time food

Sample a Remy-approved menu of delightful sips and bites. Special Pixar-inspired menu offerings we can’t wait to taste include a Blueberry and Vanilla Shake, and Chocolate and Coffee-flavored Sponge Cake. For savory cravings, try the Corn Dog Barbecued Pork Belly with Barbecue Sauce and Pineapple. Yum!

Photo opportunities

Step into playful photo backdrops featuring your favorite films and some classic Pixar shorts, including “For the Birds,” “Geri’s Game,” as well as other immersive locations! You’ll also receive unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the event.

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Character encounters

Say hi to your Pixar friends, including Buzz Lightyear and Woody from “Toy Story,” Merida from “Brave,” Miguel from “Coco,” Flik from “A Bug’s Life” and more!

Merchandise

Commemorate Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite with special event merchandise, including a special tee and keepsake tumbler!

After-hour access to attractions

Ride popular attractions in Disney California Adventure park with less time waiting in line! You’ll also have mix-in access to the park starting at 5 p.m.

Tickets are still available for Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite! Visit Disneyland.com for tickets and more information. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. 

Have you ever had the chance to attend a Disneyland After Dark event?

*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased online, at Disney Desk locations in participating Good Neighbor Hotels, or by calling (714) 781-4636 until the day before the event, or at any Disneyland® Resort Ticket Booth. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, and no discounts apply. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be resold. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress/ for restrictions. Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.

Enjoy the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival with Sips, Savories and Signature Events

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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It’s almost the tastiest time of year for foodies as the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort! From Feb. 28 to April 21, you can enjoy the California-inspired festival with a classic Disney twist. Experience specialty eats and sips, culinary experiences and entertainment that will satisfy any palate.

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This year, the Festival Marketplace will welcome back some of your favorite marketplaces, such as Avocado Time and Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo. The best way to enjoy all of the marketplaces is to purchase the popular Sip and Savor Pass, which includes eight opportunities to try all of your favorite and new palate discoveries! Over at Sonoma Terrace, you can enjoy a new limited-time expanded wine and beer menu under the relaxing shade. The festival continues at the Paradise Gardens Bandstand and Palisades Stage with live music.

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Make sure to experience “Jammin’ Chefs,” where your favorite Disney characters join in on some cooking themed musical fun. 

Over at the Hollywood Backlot Stage, you can learn how to add some sizzle into your kitchen as Disney and celebrity chefs share their secrets and tips to preparing their favorite dishes during cooking demonstrations. On select days, you can even join Chef Daniella Malfitano for a special demonstration dedicated to family-friendly cooking.   

If the kids want to take control in the kitchen, they can with Chef Goofy at Jr. Chef. On select days, Kids can create their own treats with the supervision of Chef Goofy at the Hollywood Backlot Stage. Additionally, make sure to stop by the craft stations throughout the festival! 

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The excitement continues with new signature events that take the culinary storytelling experience to new temperatures. Reservations fill quickly, so make sure to claim your spot today! Take a look at this years experiences below:

NEW! Disney Culinary Adventure Tour – On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the festival, you have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the many kitchens in Disney California Adventure Park. Learn from guest chefs as they prepare menus and see how the festival comes to life! 

Winemaker Reception– Indulge your senses with exquisite food and wine pairings as a professional winemaker explains the grandeur of your experience at Carthay Circle Restaurant.  

  • Enjoy the tasting of Skywalker Vineyards on Mar. 20 
  • Enjoy the tasting of Fess Parker Winery on Mar. 27 
  • Enjoy the tasting of Silverado Vineyard on Apr. 10 

Winemaker Dinner – Embark on an unforgettable 5-course meal and wine pairing at Steakhouse 55 while learning from your very own vintner on March 18. 

Wine, Beer & Spirits Seminars – On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the festival, you can visit Sonoma Terrace to partake in wine, beer and spirits seminars. You’ll learn from winemakers, brewmasters and distillers as you quench your thirst and learn what goes into making your favorite sips. 

Enjoy all that the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival has to offer this year. From California-inspired tastes and sips to the indulgent Winemaker Dinner, there is something for everybody!

Are you heading to the Disneyland Resort this spring? We’re so excited for all of the delicious adventures awaiting us!

For events taking place in Disney California Adventure park, valid theme park admission is required. Additional fees and advanced reservations for seminars, demonstrations and events may be required, and space at the events is limited. Full payment is due at time of booking, and there are no cancellations, exchanges or refunds. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol and to participate in some events; valid photo ID required. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

Enjoy the Ultimate Date Night at Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts Nite

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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The Happiest Place on Earth transforms into the most romantic for Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts Nite at Disneyland park. Love will definitely be in the air during this special, after-park hours event, which includes unique entertainment, special food, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, collectible merchandise and more.

While the event on February 13 is already sold out, there are still tickets available for you to take your special someone on February 12! Sweethearts Nite takes place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Disneyland park. Here’s what we have planned for the ultimate Disney date night:

Magical entertainment

Hop aboard the Mark Twain for a moonlight cruise. If you’re looking to get in the groove, boogie down at a love song-themed dance party. For a nostalgic treat, Golden Horseshoe will be transformed into “Tempus Fugit Celebration,” paying tribute to Walt and Lillian Disney’s 30th anniversary party held just four days before Disneyland Park opened in 1955 (presented by D23: The official Disney Fan Club).

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Character encounters

Enjoy encounters with darling Disney couples, including Princess Tiana and Naveen, Hercules and Megara, and of course, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

Royal Princess Ball 

Waltz beside the world’s best-loved Disney couples at a glitzy royal ball, featuring Aurora and Prince Phillip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Cinderella and Prince Charming and others!

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Limited-time food

Savor a scrumptious menu of sweet and savory shareables. Yummy nibbles and sips to look forward to include the Pucker Up Churro at the Tomorrowland cart and Sweet Cherry-Nova Milkshake at Galactic Grill. At Plaza Inn, the Sweethearts Dining Package will feature a three-course prix fixe meal of Spaghetti and Meatballs plate, Caesar Salad, Herbed Breadsticks, Cannoli and Beverage. Reservations are recommended and will be available to book on Disneyland.com starting Feb. 7.

Fireworks extravaganza

Swoon over a pyrotechnical spectacle, lighting up the night sky and hearts!

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Photo opportunities

Step into immersive photo backdrops featuring sweet scenes from iconic Disney films, including “Lady and the Tramp,” “Tangled,” “WALL-E,” and others! You’ll also receive unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the event.

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Merchandise

Commemorate the occasion with special event merchandise, including a lightweight Sweethearts Nite hoodie and two-piece limited-edition sweetheart pin set – designed to share!

If you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart, head to Emporium for beautiful fine jewelry at the Crislu trunk show where you will meet the designer, Amireh Parstabar and receive a free gift with purchase.

After-hour access to attractions

Ride popular attractions in Disneyland park with less time waiting in line! You’ll also have mix-in access to the park starting at 6 p.m.

Visit Disneyland.com for tickets and more information on this love affair. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. 

When is your next Disneyland vacation? Will you attend a Disneyland After Dark event?

*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price.  Tickets can be purchased online, at Disney Desk locations in participating Good Neighbor Hotels, or by calling (714) 781-4636 until the day before the event, or at any Disneyland® Resort Ticket Booth.  Limit eight (8) tickets per person, and no discounts apply. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be resold. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress/ for restrictions.  Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2020 at Disney California Adventure Park

From the Disney Parks Blog:

It’s time to ring in the Lunar New Year 2020 at Disney California Adventure park! Starting January 17, you can usher in the new year with this vibrant, multicultural celebration which pays tribute to Chinese Vietnamese, and Korean cultures. Throughout the festival, you’ll find an array of unique holiday entertainment including Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession and Mickey and Minnie dressed in colorful costumes as well as commemorative merchandise and innovative menus celebrating delicious Asian cuisine. 

In addition to the menus below, you can also grab a Sip and Savor Pass! This souvenir credential features six pull-off tabs that can each be traded for one food item or one non-alcoholic beverage at any of the Marketplaces listed below. It can be purchased at various locations throughout the park, including the Sip and Savor Cart, Seaside Souvenirs, Kingswell, Elias & Co., and Festival Marketplaces. 

This comprehensive list offers a sneak peek at all of the delicious food and beverages awaiting you during Lunar New Year 2020 at Disney California Adventure Park! And don’t forget, mobile ordering is available for Paradise Garden Grill and Lucky Fortune Cookery, so if you fancy anything from their menu, use the Disneyland App to order ahead, skip the line, and get straight to snacking! 

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Longevity Noodle Co.

  • Chicken Meatballs and Lo Mein Noodles with Cabbage Salad and Apple-Ginger Sauce
  • Vegetable Egg Roll and Chilled Sesame Garlic Noodles with Cilantro-Cashew Sauce and Toasted Peanuts
  • Black Sesame Mochi Donut
  • Vietnamese Cold Brew with Coconut Milk
  • Tsingtao (bottled alcoholic beverage)
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Lucky 8 Lantern

  • Shrimp Fried Rice with Garlic Bacon Edamame
  • Smoked Beef Bulgogi Shortrib on Rice Cake
  • Manadarin Orange and Green Tea Tart 
  • Peach Sojito (alcoholic beverage)
  • Hitachino Nest Beer (bottled alcoholic beverage)
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Prosperity Bao & Buns

  • Char Siu Pork Bao – Chinese BBQ Pork with Pickled Red Onions and Jalapeño
  • Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun
  • Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer (alcoholic beverage)
  • Kloud Original Gravity Lager (canned alcoholic beverage)
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Red Dragon Spice Traders

  • Firecracker Three Cup Chicken Wings
  • Shrimp & Ginger Dumplings with Soy Reduction and Sriracha Mayo
  • Purple Yam Macaron with Crème Fraîche
  • Honey-Lime Green Tea
  • Honey-Lime Green Tea with Bourbon (alcoholic beverage)
  • Bottle Logic Hanamacahi (draft alcoholic beverage)
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Paradise Garden Grill (Mobile Order Available)

  • Korean Grilled Chicken
  • Plant-Based Orange Tempeh
  • Pork Belly Bahn Mi
  • Whole Deep-Fried Tilapia with Chili Lime Vinaigrette and Steamed Rice
  • Mango Mousse
  • Almond Milk Iced Tea
  • Orange Blossom Cocktail (alcoholic beverage)
  • Tiger Beer 
  • Kloud Beer 
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Lucky Fortune Cookery (Mobile Order Available)

  • Bao Bun with Seasonal Fruit

Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Almond Cookies
  • Bulgogi Chicken

Lamplight Lounge 

  • Pork Belly Egg Rolls – Fried crispy egg rolls stuffed with tender pork belly and served with spicy mango glaze, pickled carrots, leaf lettuce, fresh cucumber, and pork rinds

Lunar New Year 2020 runs Jan. 17 through Feb. 9 at Disney California Adventure park. Be sure to stop by and try all of this yummy food! For more information, visit the Disneyland Resort website

Are you celebrating Lunar New Year 2020 at Disneyland Resort?

An All-New Magic Happens Parade to Debut at Disneyland Park on February 28, 2020

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Exciting news! The all-new Magic Happens parade will make its debut at Disneyland park, beginning Feb. 28, 2020.

“Magic Happens” celebrates awe-inspiring moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories. Mickey Mouse leads this new daytime spectacular down Main Street, U.S.A., revealing a parade of stunning floats, beautiful costumes and beloved Disney characters. “Magic Happens” will also feature an energetic musical score and a new song, co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Hall.

Here are some highlights of the new Magic Happens parade, including a few more sneak peeks:

From Walt Disney Animation Studios’ record-breaking hit “Frozen 2,” Anna and Elsa explore the mysteries of an enchanted forest protected by Nokk, the mystical water spirit, as their friends Kristoff, Sven and Olaf tag along.

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On her voyager canoe, Moana journeys forth on the crest of a towering wave, inspired by beautiful koa wood carvings and inset with dazzling, animated glimpses into the magic the ocean holds.

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Joining Moana on her journey is legendary demigod, Maui, making his Disneyland Resort debut on his own magical island, along with Moana’s adorable pet pig, Pua.

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Miguel appears in person for the first time, celebrating the magic that happens when he strums the guitar of Ernesto de la Cruz in the Disney and Pixar film, “Coco.” This spectacular float bridges the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead with vibrant marigolds, and fantastical alebrije spirit animals join the procession, along with Miguel’s dog Danté.

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The regal grand finale of the Magic Happens parade celebrates magical moments from several classic Disney stories, including the happily-ever-after scene from “Sleeping Beauty” with a trio of fairies and Princess Aurora’s gown shimmering between hues of pink and blue.

“Magic Happens” will remind us we don’t need wings to fly, that shooting stars were made to wish upon, and that magic doesn’t stop at midnight.

Heading to Disneyland in early 2020? Don’t miss one of the uniquely themed Disneyland After Dark events!

Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps Guided Tour is a Must Do for any Disney Fan

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There are many who have entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy inside Disneyland park, but have you taken the time to look closer at Walt’s original Magic Kingdom in detail? How did Disneyland come to be? Well, to those interested in learning more about this happy place, welcome! Let’s take a closer look at the “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Guided Tour and see how your next visit to the Disneyland Resort could be transformed with this extra magical experience.

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The “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Guided Tour is a special tour that explores Walt’s crafting of The Happiest Place on Earth—from his early years during park conception to his final visit.

Throughout Disneyland park, the tour stops to reveal special moments from Disneyland’s beginnings, including information about classic attractions. Guests are also able to hear historical fun facts thanks to a special tour headset, which plays archived recordings, including Walt’s opening day speech.

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On the tour, you will encounter magic at historically significant locations throughout the park. For example, when you walk down Main Street, U.S.A., your guide will explain how Walt’s childhood town inspired the design process for his old-fashioned Main Street. Your guide might even share the significance of the names on the windows above. Each person played an important role in the development of Disneyland, including Disney family members, cast members and Imagineers! You will then hop aboard the Disneyland Railroad, where you’ll learn about Walt’s love for locomotives and how it’s seen throughout the parks today. You’ll also stop by the five-ton petrified tree in Frontierland, where you’ll learn why Walt gave this tree to his wife Lillian!

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You’ll also hear inspirational stories from Walt’s upbringing in Marceline, Missouri. For example, you will learn about Walt’s early inspirations for Fantasyland. Walt saw the play “Peter Pan” as a young boy and was inspired by the performance. He was so influenced by the story that he created a flight harness so that he could become Peter Pan, always turning his dreams into reality. Later, in a school performance, Walt took the lead role as Peter Pan and used a hoist and tackle to fly! On the tour, you’ll also learn about his 1958 attraction dedicated to Alice in Wonderland, as well as the opening day attraction King Arthur Carrousel with the famous horse “Jingles.”

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Further along your journey retracing Walt’s footsteps, your guide will whisk you through historic details found inside the plans for the park and will explain how Walt’s persistence towards his goals was made in strides. You will see where Walt experienced many successes, as well as setbacks, leading to the grand opening of Disneyland in 1955. For example, at Central Plaza next to the Partners Statue, you will learn why Walt artistically designed this location to be the central location to the theme park. You’ll also learn how, on opening day – later referred to by some who were there as “Black Sunday” – was just as exciting as it was logistically challenging.

If you’ve ever wondered the significance of the Main Street Opera House, then you are in luck! You will browse through the amazing galleries of photos and artwork on the walls, while your guide explains their significance to Walt’s vision for the resort. After a showing of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, you will be able to better understand the true meaning of liberty in the eyes of Walt himself.

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The tour is filled with wonderful surprises along the way, too, including the chance to experience classic attractions that connect with Walt’s very personal vision for the park. For even more magic, you will also take home an impressive collectible pin, alongside your own personalized button! Opening like a small book, the pin includes an inspirational quote from Walt Disney.

Here are some things you should know about the “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Guided Tour:

  • The tour is approximately three-hours long.
  • Depending on the time of day, you will end the tour with a delicious lunch or dinner on Main Street U.S.A., provided for all tour participants by the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.
  • Theme park admission for Disneyland park is required to attend the tour.
  • Tour or tour elements are also subject to cancellation without notice due to, and without limitation to, attraction availability, inclement weather or other conditions.

For pricing and booking information, call 714-781-TOUR (8687). Also, be sure to check out the other Disneyland Resort Guided Tours at Disneyland.com.

Looking for more unique Disneyland fun? Don’t miss Disneyland After Dark!

*Attractions and entertainment are subject to availability and may change without notice.

Top 10 Frozen Experiences at Disneyland Resort in California

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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The heart-warming tale of the unstoppable sisters Anna and Elsa continues in the recently released “Frozen 2” film. This holiday season, see “Frozen 2” now in theaters and come experience the magic of “Frozen” and “Frozen 2” with these ten Frozen experiences at Disneyland Resort:

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At Disney California Adventure Park

1. Travel to Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome at the Disney Animation building and meet the loving sisters who are now appearing in their new looks inspired by the recently released “Frozen 2” film.

2. Catch the sensational theatrical production of “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” giving you a chance to relive the story of the first movie. For a limited time, a special look at moments from “Frozen 2” will be presented prior to the production.

3. Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Learn to “build” Olaf in a unique class taught by a Disney artist at the Animation Academy. The finished piece of art makes for a unique holiday season souvenir. And, beginning in December, guests can come nose-to-carrot with this lovable character and get a warm hug.

4. Experience the return of “World of Color – Season of Light” featuring favorite “Frozen” characters. Watch as young Anna and Elsa play in the snow with Olaf trailing along, and feel the love as Anna and Kristoff kiss at the end of a scene that features the holiday classic, “Baby, it’s Cold Outside.”

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At Disneyland Park

5. Enjoy “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, which includes appearances by Anna, Elsa and Olaf bidding you a warm winter welcome from their magical “Frozen” float.

6. Head to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where young royalty-in-training can transform into Anna and Elsa with hairstyles, outfits, makeup, nail polish and accessories inspired by both films. To reserve this package, visit Disneyland.com or call 714 -781-STYLE (714-781-7895). Separate theme park admission is required.

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At the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort

7. Guests staying at one of the three on-property hotels can give the gift of a “Frozen”-themed in-room celebration from Disney Floral and Gifts. To add to your magical stay, this package includes a “Frozen” door banner, snowflake confetti, pillow blanket, tote, light-up lanyards, autograph book and more. 

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Around the Disneyland Resort

8. Dance around the park or at home as you enjoy the sounds from the new movie with the Frozen 2 Official Playlist, a specially-curated Apple Music® playlist within the Play Disney Parks app.

9. Celebrate your love for “Frozen” with something to take home as a souvenir! Items include Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Sven plush; ornaments, apparel, drinkware and pins ­– plus new roleplay inspired by Anna and Elsa. You can also show off your “Frozen” fandom with the latest Arendelle Aqua collection inspired by the films with headwear, accessories and men’s and women’s apparel.

10. Add to the “Frozen” magic with specialty eats and treats! An Arendelle Aqua Mickey-shaped macaron with buttercream, blueberries and cream filling can be found at Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure park, and at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café in Disneyland park. Additionally, a fun Sven sipper can now be found at Red Rose Taverne and Maurice’s Treats in Disneyland park, and at the Hyperion cart at Disney California Adventure park.

Check out the video below to see the “Frozen” fun at the Disneyland Resort: 

Ready to book your Disneyland vacation so your family can enjoy these Frozen experiences at Disneyland? Head on over to the Disneyland Resort to warm your hearts with these magical “Frozen” experiences!

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