Disneyland Resort today released its calendar of special events planned in 2024. For a quick look at the highlights planned at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for next year, see the graphic below released by Disney. For details on each event, read on.
All of this is taking place as the Resort opens Pixar Place Hotel on Jan. 30; reveals Tiana’s Bayou Adventure late in the year; and amid the continued transformation of the Downtown Disney District. For a breakdown of all of the openings for rides, attractions, hotels and cruises across all the company’s resorts over the next 1-4 years, click here.
The calendar is highlighted by Pixar Fest, which will run from April 26 to Aug. 4 with Disneyland, California Adventure, Resort hotels and Downtown Disney District all being given a Pixar twist. The fest is billed as “a celebration of friendship and beyond.”
The event will feature a new daytime parade at California Adventure titled “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration,” while Disneyland will present “Together Forever — A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.” New characters will also be roaming the parks, including Ember and Wade from Elemental and Red Panda Mei from Turning Red.
Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure will be celebrated from Jan. 23 through Feb. 18, featuring Asian-inspired food and drinks, decorations and “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession.”
Celebrate Gospel, an annual tribute to Gospel music, will be held at Disneyland on two days in February, with Marvin Sapp performing on Feb. 17 and Tasha Cobbs Leonard on Feb. 24. The event also features community choirs from across Southern California.
Anaheim Ducks Days, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the hockey team, will be held Feb. 22-23, featuring a fan zone, themed activities and appearances by current and former players.
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will be held March 1 through April 22, featuring food and drinks from across the state and a limited return of the “Soarin’ Over California” attraction.
From April 5 through June 2, Disneyland will host Season of the Force, featuring new adventures on the Star Tours attraction, themed food and drinks and limited-edition merchandise. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will present nightly galactic music accompanying the Disneyland fireworks.
Halloween Time at Disneyland will happen Aug. 23 through Oct. 31, while the holiday season will be celebrated beginning Nov. 15.
Visitors can make park reservations up to 180 days in advance.