Disneyland's Event Calendar 2024: A Year Full of Magic and Adventure

Disneyland Resort has just released its full event calendar for 2024, giving guests the opportunity to plan their visits months in advance. With an exciting lineup of seasonal and limited-time happenings, next year promises to...

Disneyland Resort has just released its full event calendar for 2024, giving guests the opportunity to plan their visits months in advance. With an exciting lineup of seasonal and limited-time happenings, next year promises to be a year filled with magic, adventure, and unforgettable experiences at the Happiest Place on Earth. Whether you're a Disney fanatic or a casual visitor, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your Mickey ears and get ready for a year full of fun!

Highlights for 2024

Let's take a sneak peek at some of the highlights from Disneyland's event calendar for 2024:

  • Lunar New Year (Jan. 23 - Feb. 18, 2024): Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with special events and festivities that pay tribute to Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean cultural traditions.

  • Super Bowl Day After (Feb. 12 TBD): Join the celebration as the winning Super Bowl team visits Disneyland Resort for a day of fun and excitement. Be prepared for increased crowds on this day.

  • Valentine’s Day Celebrations (First half of February, including Feb. 14th, 2024): Love is in the air at Disneyland with enchanting decorations, themed entertainment, and special treats to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

  • Pixar Place Hotel Opening (Jan 30, 2024): Immerse yourself in the world of Pixar as the first fully themed Pixar hotel opens its doors. Enjoy Pixar-themed guest rooms, delicious dining options, and a rooftop pool area.

  • Villains Day (Feb. 4, 2024): Unleash your inner villain and join other Disney enthusiasts for a fan-organized event celebrating the darker side of Disney. Dress up as your favorite villains and enjoy group photos, rides, and other "dark fun."

  • Celebrate Soulfully - Black History Month (Feb. 17 & 24, 2024): Experience the power of gospel music and celebrate black culture with live performances by renowned artists, community choirs, and more.

  • Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival (March 1 - April 22, 2024): Indulge your taste buds with mouthwatering dishes, creative beverages, and culinary demonstrations inspired by the diverse cultures of California.

  • Season of the Force (April 5 - June 2, 2024): Immerse yourself in the world of Star Wars with thrilling attractions, themed food and merchandise, and the return of the fan-favorite "Hyperspace Mountain."

  • Plaza de la Familia (Aug. 23 - Nov. 2, 2024): Celebrate Mexican traditions and the spirit of family with a street show featuring music and characters from the movie "Coco," meet and greet opportunities with Miguel, and vibrant decorations.

  • Halloween Time (Aug. 23 - Oct. 31, 2024): Get ready for a spooktacular experience as Disneyland Resort transforms into a Halloween wonderland with themed decorations, character costumes, and unique attractions.

  • The Holidays begin (Nov. 15, 2024 - early 2025): Celebrate the most magical time of the year as Disneyland Resort dazzles with festive decorations, holiday entertainment, and special treats for the whole family.

These are just a few of the many events and celebrations happening throughout the year. Whether you're a Star Wars fan, a foodie, or simply looking to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones, Disneyland Resort has something special in store for you.

Booking Your Disneyland Trip

To make the most of these exciting events, it's important to plan and book your Disneyland trip in advance. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Make Theme Park Reservations: Once you have your desired dates, make sure to book your theme park reservations up to 180 days in advance. This is crucial, as popular events tend to fill up quickly.

  • Take Advantage of Ticket Offers: Keep an eye out for special ticket offers and deals, such as discounted kids tickets or SoCal resident offers. These can help you save money while enjoying all the magic Disneyland has to offer.

  • Research Hotel Discounts: If you're planning to stay at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels, look for seasonal room offers and discounts. Booking early can often save you up to 20% on your accommodation.

  • Consider Annual Passes: If you live nearby and plan to visit multiple times throughout the year, consider purchasing an annual pass. Southern California resident passes offer great value and benefits for frequent visitors.

  • Follow Disneyland News: Stay updated on the latest news and updates about entertainment, menus, and more by following official Disney channels or checking websites that provide reliable information.

  • Download the App: The Disneyland app is a handy tool for planning and enjoying your visit. Use it to make dining reservations, join virtual queues, check hours and schedules, and more.

By following these tips, you'll be well-prepared to make the most of your Disneyland experience in 2024.

Exciting Additions in 2024

In addition to the seasonal events, Disneyland Resort has some highly anticipated new additions coming in 2024:

  • Pixar Place Hotel: Opening on January 30, this fully themed Pixar hotel will offer guests an immersive experience with Pixar-themed guest rooms, dining options, and a rooftop pool area.

  • Fantasmic! Returns: After being closed for over 3 years, the beloved nighttime spectacular, Fantasmic!, will make its highly anticipated return on May 24. With new special effects and expanded scenes, it's sure to be a showstopper.

  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure: Taking inspiration from "The Princess and the Frog," this new attraction in Critter Country will take guests on a musical adventure through the Louisiana bayou. Join Tiana and her friends for a journey you won't forget.

  • Downtown Disney Evolution: The Downtown Disney District continues to evolve with new dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Look forward to experiencing authentic Mexican cuisine, renowned Chinese restaurant Din Tai Fung, and the new Downtown Disney LIVE! stage and lawn.

These additions will enhance the Disneyland experience, offering new adventures and opportunities for guests to create lasting memories.


With Disneyland's event calendar for 2024 now available, it's time to start planning your magical trips. From Lunar New Year to Halloween Time, there's something for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. Take advantage of early booking, ticket offers, and hotel discounts to make the most of your visit. And with exciting new additions on the horizon, 2024 promises to be a year full of Disney magic, adventures, and unforgettable moments. So get ready to experience the Happiest Place on Earth like never before. Start planning your Disneyland vacation today!