Disneyland Ride Closures and Refurbishments

List of Disneyland ride closures, attraction refurbishments, and special events.

Disneyland Park Ride closures: 

  • “it’s a small world” will be closed October 21 until further notice

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds will be closed October 21 - 25, 2019.

  • Mark Twain Riverboat will be closed October 28 until further notice

Disney California Adventure Park Ride Closures:

  • Red Car Trolley will be closed from April 1, 2019 until further notice.

  • A bug's land (all rides & attractions) will close permanently at the end of the day on September 4, 2018 to make room for a new Marvel Superhero area. Flik's Flyers has been moved to Pixar Pier with a new name: Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.

Disney Hotel Refurbishments: 

  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa: No closures at this time.

  • Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel - No closures at this time

  • Disneyland Hotel - No closures at this time

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opened on May 31, 2019

Disney announced opening dates for the first phase of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.   In this first phase, the shops, restaurants, and the new Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction will be open.  For an extra cost, you can create your own lightsaber or purchase your own droid modeled on R2-D2 or BB-8.  Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open on January 17, 2020.   This is going to be an amazing, immersive Star Wars experience!

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will put you in the seat of the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon as either a pilot, engineer, or gunner where you will blast off, jump into hyperspace and face danger at every turn.  This thrill ride features small drops, darkness and loud noises so guests must be at least 38-inches (97cm) to ride.   Guests age 7 years or younger must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older and it comes with all the usual warnings that riders should be in good health without high blood pressure, heart troubles, back or neck problems or other conditions that could be problematic.  Expectant mothers should not ride.  

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the first land designed to interact with the Play Disney parks app. Click here to learn more. 

Disneyland Fireworks & Fantasmic Schedule

Disneyland currently only offers fireworks on select evenings. Nights with Halloween Screams Fireworks at Disneyland (9:30PM): October 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Mickey’s Mix Magic Fireworks are presented at 9:30PM on November 1, 2, 3, 2019

Believe…In Holiday Magic Fireworks are presented November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2019.

Fantasmic! takes place on the Rivers of America and is a 27-minute live performance with Disney characters, special effects, and pyrotechnics. FastPasses or Fantasmic Dining Package seating vouchers make it easier to see this show but there are stand-by viewing areas too, subject to availability. FastPasses can be acquired on the day of viewing near the Mark Twain boat dock; these FastPasses do not have the time delay before getting another FastPass that regular ride and attraction FastPasses have which means that you should get your Fantasmic Fastpasses as early in the day as possible.

Fantasmic! is currently scheduled for 9PM on October 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2019 Also presented at 10:30PM on October 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and November 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2019

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Special Events: 

  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival - March 1 to April 23, 2019. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, purchase delectable treats at the Festival Marketplace Kiosks, and more special events.

  • Halloween at Disneyland - September 6 - October 31, 2019. Halloween decorations and special attraction overlays make this a really fun time to visit the parks. At Disney California Adventure, Cars Land gets into the spirit as the town temporarily changes its name to "Radiator Screams"; Mater's Jackyard Jamboree becomes Mater's Junkyard JamBOOree and Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters becomes Luigi's Honkin' Haul-O-Ween. You'll also want to experience Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters after Dark! Disneyland guests will find fun jack-o-lanterns along Main Street USA and enjoy the special ride overlays at Haunted Mansion Holiday, inspired by Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Click here for more information.

  • Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party is a fun, separately-ticketed event that takes place on select nights. 2019 Party Dates: September 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, October 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 & 31, 2019. Halloween Party Guests can enjoy ten (10) treat trails, the Frightfully Fun parade, Villainous! World of Color and the Ride of the Headless Horseman.

  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort - November 8, 2019 - January 6, 2020. Enjoy festive Christmas decorations, food, music and special events. Disney California Adventure, Cars Land is full of holiday spirit as Mater's Jackyard Jamboree temporarily becomes Mater's Jingle Jamboree and Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters becomes Luigi's Joy to the Whirl. Experience the Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Street Party where the Three Caballeros are joined by musicians, dancers and giant mojiganga puppets. Celebrate Three Kings Day and experience diverse cultural festivities through the Festive Foods Marketplace, music and more. Disneyland park is also decked out for the holidays including the Haunted Mansion Holiday which gets a magical makeover inspired by Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Enjoy the merry makeover of "it's a small world" where thousands of shimmering lights decorate the facade and the ride itself is filled with festive touches and holiday cheer. You'll want to see the Christmas Fantasy Parade and Believe...In Holiday Magic Fireworks. If you still want more, there is the Holiday Time at Disneyland 2.5 hour Tour ($99 per person, advance reservations required) and holiday touches throughout Downtown Disney.

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