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Disneyland Special Events 2024: Dates and Recommendations for your Vacation

The complete guide to every event happening at Disneyland Resort in 2024. With so much going on, does Disneyland top Walt Disney World when it comes to special events?

Pixar Fest 

Pixar Fest is back at Disneyland from April 26 through August 4, 2024, and covers Disneyland Resort theme parks, all hotels and the Downtown Disney District.

The festival features a new daytime parade called Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration! and will debut at Disney California Adventure. At Disneyland park, Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular returns with new scenes. 

Disney Festivals and Limited-Time Celebrations

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park (January 23 - February 18): A tribute to Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean traditions, this event kicks off the Year of the Dragon with Asian-inspired food and drink, décor and Mushu leading the way in Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession.

Celebrate Gospel at Disneyland Park (February 17 and 24): At the Fantasyland Theatre, the 2024 Celebrate Gospel concerts will be headlined by Marvin Sapp (Feb. 17) and Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Feb. 24). Celebrate Gospel is a tribute to Gospel music featuring artists and choirs from across Southern California.

Anaheim Ducks Days at Disney California Adventure Park (February 22 - 23): Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Anaheim Ducks at Disneyland Resort. This two-day event in Hollywood Land, includes a celebratory cavalcade, fan zone with themed activities and photo opportunities, plus appearances by select current and Ducks players.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival (March 1 - April 22): This popular festival serves up foods and drinks, plus cooking demonstrations and family- friendly entertainment inspired by a wide range of California cultures. Soarin’ Over California also returns for a limited time during the festival.

Season of the Force at Disneyland Park (April 5 - June 2): Season of the Force comes to Disneyland with the Hyperspace Mountain makeover along with themed food and drink, merchandise and more. Launching during the celebration are new adventures for Star Tours. Plus, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will offer a new perspective on Disneyland fireworks with galactic music pumping through the spires.

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort (August 23 - October 31): The Halloween season transforms the resort with fall décor, characters dressed in their Halloween best and attraction makeovers.

Plaza de la Familia at Disney California Adventure Park (August 23 - November 2): The bonds of family and Mexican traditions of Día de los Muertos are honored through a cultural experience featuring storytelling and music from Pixar’s Coco.

The Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort (Begins November 15): Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure features seasonal overlays on attractions, holiday spectaculars, festive food and drink and wintry décor throughout the resort.

Oogie Boogie Bash 2024

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party returns to Disney California Adventure in 2024. This event includes treat trails, character sightings and special Halloween entertainment. 

2024 Disneyland After Dark Nights and Dates

Disneyland After Dark runs on select nights from January through June. Disneyland park will host four themed events featuring special entertainment, character encounters along with sweet treats and savory snacks. For 2024, there's even a brand new event called Disney Channel Nite.

All Disneyland After Dark events start with a three-hour pre-party mix-in at Disneyland Park from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (parties tend to officially start at 9:00 p.m.). Admission also includes commemorative keepsakes such as a souvenir credential and an event guide map, plus unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken throughout the party.

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite, Disneyland Park 
January 23, 25, 30, 
February 1, 6, 8, 12, 14

Sweethearts’ Nite celebrates love on eight different nights and includes:
  • A royal cavalcade through Disneyland Park, featuring some of your Disney’s favorite royals, transported by equally regal horses.
  • Dance with princesses, princes and Disney characters at the evening’s royal ball.
  • Stitch and Angel will host a dance party at the stage in Tomorrowland. 
  • Unique photo backdrops will offer an opportunity to step into some iconic scenes of love and friendship, including Lady and the Tramp, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, and more.
  • Special lighting, projections and Disney love songs will create the perfect atmosphere for romance, friendship and family fun throughout the park.
  • Sweet treats and savory items will be available, created especially for Sweethearts’ Nite. New offerings will include a shortbread cookie churro with strawberry cheesecake dipping sauce and the Café Daisy fried heart-shaped ravioli, plus some returning and reimagined favorites like the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe Chocolate & Strawberry-stuffed croissant.
  • Specialty menu items will also be available at Plaza Inn, Cafe Orleans, River Belle Terrace and Carnation Café. Reservations are recommended and can be booked online soon.
A limited number of Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite tickets are pre-sale for Magic Key holders on December 12, 2023 on Disneyland.com. On December 14  tickets will go on sale to the general public and are subject to availability.

Disneyland After Dark: Disney Channel Nite, Disneyland Park
March 5 and 7, 2024

This is an all-new, nostalgic celebration highlighting themed offerings from favorite Disney Channel shows across various eras of programming. There will be music, memorable characters, high-energy parties, unique photo opportunities and more. Offerings include:
  • A “High School Musical” pep rally will take place through the streets of Disneyland Park celebrating songs from the “High School Musical” franchise.
  • The “Phineas and Ferb dance party at the stage in Tomorrowland will be a high-energy dance party, complete with a DJ and appearances by your favorite “Phineas and Ferb” characters.
  • “Camp Rock” karaoke will allow you to sing favorite songs, and The Ultimate Disney Channel Trivia Challenge will test Disney Channel fans at The Golden Horseshoe.
  • “Descendants” at the Rivers of America will invite you to take a cruise on the Sailing Ship Columbia and enjoy music from the “Descendants” trilogy.
  • Special photo backdrops representing favorite Disney Channel shows and movies will include “Lizzie McGuire,” “The Cheetah Girls,” “Teen Beach Movie” and more.
  • Enjoy special themed foods and snacks all evening long. A few items to watch for are the mini banana burritos and tropical banana punch at Red Rose Taverne, plus chili cheese loaded nachos, and s’mores donut skewer from Café Daisy. Specialty dining packages will also be available.
A limited number of Disneyland After Dark: Disney Channel Nite tickets went on pre-sale for Magic Key holders on December 12 on Disneyland.com. On December 14, 2023, tickets go on sale for the general public and are subject to availability.

Disneyland After Dark:
Star Wars Nite, Disneyland Park
April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 
May 2, 7, 9 

Star Wars Nites are back in 2024 and will take place during Season of the Force, happening at Disneyland Park from April 5 - June 2.
On sale dates and additional details for Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite are coming soon.

Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite, Disneyland Park
June 18, 20, 2024

Pride Nite is relatively new and is back in 2024 with entertainment, colorful characters, photo opps and more on two evenings in June at Disneyland Park.

Watch for on-sale dates and additional details for Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite in the coming months.


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Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
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