I can already tell that 2018 is going to be a great year, especially with all of the new experiences and ways to “Get More Happy” coming to the Disneyland Resort! Last week, our Disney-lovin’ family got to take one last ride on California Screamin’. It was the first upside-down attraction my daughter ever rode and although we’ll miss it, we’re super excited to see the transformation of the Paradise Pier area into Pixar Pier. The all-new Pixar Pier looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun as it takes on a brand new look and brings more favorite Pixar characters and stories come to life, from The Incredibles, to Inside Out to even more Toy Story. Back to talking about how excited our family is for 2018 at Disneyland Resort. There are some great new experiences that are up and coming at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park. Here are 5 things that’ll help you “Get More Happy” in 2018 at Disneyland Resort:“Get More Adventure’ with Star Wars Experiences at Disneyland
Guests at Disneyland Park will enjoy new enhancements inspired by the recently released film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Travel to new worlds, encounter some of your favorite characters and step into thrilling moments from the latest chapter of the legendary Star Wars saga. Fans also will enjoy special Star Wars-themed treats and merchandise.
- Guests visiting Star Wars Launch Bay will enjoy new additions to the gallery,
including video interviews with the creators of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and a
sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the all-new land coming to Disneyland in
- At Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, a thrilling new adventure has landed.
The new sequence takes passengers to two exciting new destinations: Crait, the
site of an epic battle in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and Batuu, the remote outpost
guests will discover when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in 2019.
- Also at Star Wars Launch Bay, guests will come face-to-face with some of the
greatest heroes and villains from Star Wars. They may share a furry embrace with
the heroic Wookiee warrior, Chewbacca, or encounter the menacing Darth Vader.
- At the Tomorrowland Theater, guests will sit back and watch iconic moments from
past and present Star Wars films in Star Wars: Path of the Jedi. The spectacular
cinematic experience has been updated with scenes from the latest film, “Star
Wars: The Last Jedi.”
- Young Padawans have the chance to train in the ways of the Force, then test their
skills to see if they have what it takes to be a true Jedi and defeat the dark side at
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.
‘Get More Wishes’ at the Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure
Disneyland Resort will bring its biggest Lunar New Year celebration yet to Disney California Adventure Park, Jan. 26 to Feb. 18. Commemorating the Year of the Dog, the celebration expands to 24 days full of multicultural performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful décor, delicious cuisine and themed merchandise. Highlights from the celebration include:
- “Hurry Home—Lunar New Year Celebration,” the heartwarming, nighttime water show at Paradise Bay prior to “World of Color”
- “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” celebrating family and friendship
- a Lucky Wishing Wall
- opportunities to encounter God of Good Fortune Goofy, Pluto, Mickey, Minnie, Chip ‘n Dale, Mulan and Mushu all dressed in their Lunar New Year attire, and more.
‘Get More Flavor’ at The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
The popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns March 2 to April 12, with flavors and fare inspired by the Golden State. The culinary festival brings delicious cuisine,specialty beverages and exciting entertainment for guests of all ages to enjoy. With experiences happening daily during the six-week event, guests will always find something tasty to try and fun to do as they explore the uniquely Disney festival.The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival offers unique food and beverage
offerings at more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces, along with live music, entertainment and 3 special activities. Guests will experience presentations and demonstrations with celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine, Alex Guarnaschelli and Shaun O’Neale, food and beverage tastings, winemaker dinners, beer, wine and spirit seminars, and more.***‘Get More Magic’ at the First-Ever Pixar Fest Celebration
Pixar Fest, the biggest theme park celebration of beloved stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios, begins April 13 throughout the Disneyland Resort.
- A new nightly fireworks show debuts at Disneyland: “Together Forever—A Pixar
Nighttime Spectacular,” celebrates Pixar stories through the decades as it lights
up the sky, connecting guests with characters they’ve come to know and love.
Along with dazzling pyrotechnics and memorable music, a heartwarming story
celebrates the theme of friendship, an ever-present concept in Pixar animation.
Guests are invited to embark on an emotional journey that begins with the meeting of unlikely Pixar pals and follows their adventures as they overcome obstacles and forge everlasting friendships. “Together Forever” comes to life through projections on iconic park locations: Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A. The grand tradition of Tinker Bell flying over Sleeping Beauty Castle also gets a Pixar twist, with a special flyover by Buzz Lightyear.
- The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade returns, this time to Disney California
Adventure. “Paint the Night” features pals from Disney·Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.” Another Pixar story will join the nightly “Paint the Night” parade later in the year, adding to this popular nighttime experience.
- “Pixar Play Parade” also returns, making its way through Disneyland for the first time and bringing even more Pixar to guests with the addition of three new story elements. The daily parade will begin with an appearance by the iconic and adorable Pixar Lamp. Rolling ahead of the famous lamp will be the familiar yellow Pixar Ball. Also joining the parade are characters from the beloved films “Up” and “Inside Out.”
Southern California Resident Ticket Offer
If you didn’t hear the exciting news, the Southern California Resident Ticket Offer is back at Disneyland Resort. SoCal residents may experience all these attractions and entertainment, along with beloved experiences at Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure, with the 2-day and 3-day Southern California Resident tickets. These special offers are available only for a limited time. Southern California residents must purchase tickets from Jan. 8 through May 21, 2018. Tickets expire on May 24, 2018, and blockout dates apply.*
Southern California residents may purchase tickets at http://www.Disneyland.com/SoCal and at
Disneyland Resort ticket booths. Guests who purchase tickets online may print their tickets at home. Proof of residency is required for purchase and theme park admission. With these
tickets, guests may also purchase Disney MaxPass, a digital tool for guests to maximize their experience with unlimited Disney PhotoPass photo downloads and the convenience of mobile Disney FastPass while in the parks through the Disneyland App.****For restrictions, visit http://www.Disneyland.com/SoCal. For park hours and entertainment schedules, guests may review the resort’s daily calendar at Disneyland.com.