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Mark Your Calendars! The Pixie Planner’s picks for Spring AND Summer Disneyland Events!

Updated: Mar 6

Here at The Pixie Planner, we love a good celebration! Disneyland Resort never lets us down, as they host many festivals and events that we (as well as our guests) have come to love! While a trip to Disneyland Resort is always a great time, these upcoming events are sure to make your visit even sweeter!

Below are our favorites for special events being hosted this spring and summer at Disneyland Resort!


Wondrous Journeys (100 Year Special Presentation)

Location: Fantasyland, Disneyland Park

When: Select Nights between March 22, 2024 & April 14, 2024

Special Ticketed Event?: No, Included with admission and park reservation to Disneyland Park

While this is a short event at only 13 minutes long, Wondrous Journeys is sure to put a cherry on top of a wonderful day spent in Disneyland Park! This presentation of Wondrous Journeys showcases the remarkable characters that Disney has given us over the past 100 years, while paying homage to the talents who brought them to life! This has become a fan favorite and we feel is a must see! While fireworks accompany this show on select nights, the projections are also worth seeing!



Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Location: Disney’s California Adventure

When: March 1 through April 22, 2024

Special Ticketed Event?: No, Access included with admission and park reservation to Disney’s California Adventure. Food and drinks are purchased separately.

Get ready to treat your taste buds at Disney's California Adventure Park's Food and Wine Festival! It's a foodie's dream with stations all around the park dishing out mouthwatering bites inspired by flavors from around the world.


From savory snacks to sweet treats, there's something to satisfy every craving. And let's not forget about the drinks! Fine wines and craft beers are on the menu, perfectly paired to complement the tasty bites.


It’s not just about the food and drinks – there's live music, cooking demos, and fun workshops to keep you entertained. It's a feast for all your senses, bringing the magic of Disney to your taste buds. So, grab your friends, bring your appetite, and get ready for a food and fun-filled adventure at Disney's Food and Wine Festival!


Pixar Fest

Location: Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure

When: April 26 through August 4, 2024

Special Ticketed Event?: No, Included with admission and park reservation to Disney’s California Adventure and/or Disneyland Park

Pixar Fest is back at Disneyland Resort, and it's a total blast! Get ready to hang out with all your favorite Pixar pals, from Woody to Dory. The park is decked out in Pixar magic, with parades, fireworks, and performances that will make you feel like a kid again.


But the fun doesn't stop there – the food is Pixar-themed too! Treat yourself to some seriously cute snacks and meals inspired by your favorite films.


And speaking of films, you can't miss the "Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular" fireworks show at Disneyland Park. It's like a colorful journey through all the Pixar classics, lighting up the night sky in the most epic way.


So, grab your pals, bring your inner kid, and let Pixar Fest at Disneyland turn your day into a Pixar party you won't forget!


Disneyland After Dark – Themed Nights

Locations vary, Special ticketed events

Enter Disneyland After Dark – a series of exclusive events that turn the park into a nighttime wonderland! Let's take a quick look at some standout nights available this spring and summer that you won't want to miss.


Star Wars Nite: May the Magic Be with You!

Location: Disneyland Park

Dates: April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; May 2, 7, 9, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM (Park Closure for event @ 9:00 PM)

Ticket Price: Starting at $159 per Guest

Get ready to embark on an intergalactic adventure with Star Wars Nite! This cosmic celebration brings the Force to Disneyland, complete with exclusive character encounters, galactic-themed entertainment, and the chance to embrace your inner Jedi or Sith. Star Wars fans, this one's for you!


Pride Nite: Love and Magic Shine Bright

Location: Disneyland Park

Dates: June 18 and 24, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM (Park Closure for event @ 9:00 PM)

Ticket Price: Starting at $159 per Guest

In a celebration of diversity and inclusion, Pride Nite is a vibrant evening filled with rainbow-colored magic. Exclusive character meet-ups, lively entertainment, and a rainbow-lit castle create an atmosphere of love and acceptance, making it a night to remember for the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike.


Grad Nites: Celebrate Your Milestone in Style

Location: Disney’s California Adventure

Dates: May 2024: 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28, 31 / June 2024: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14

Time: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM (Park Closure for event @ 9:00 PM)

Ticket Price: Starting at $109 per Guest

Calling all graduates! Disneyland is throwing the ultimate Grad Nite party. With exclusive access to attractions, high-energy dance floors, character meet-and-greets, and delicious treats, it's the perfect way to celebrate your achievements with friends before stepping into a new chapter of your life.


Each of these Disneyland After Dark events offers a unique and enchanting experience. So, whether you're a Star Wars enthusiast, a champion of love and equality, or a recent grad looking to make magical memories, Disneyland After Dark has something special for everyone. Grab your tickets, mark your calendars, and get ready to create unforgettable nights at the happiest place on Earth!


We hope that you will have the opportunity the check out the events we've showcased here! There is truly something available for everyone!

Are you ready to dream up your next adventure? Allow us to sprinkle some pixie dust on your next trip by reaching out to your personal Pixie Planner or fill out this form!



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