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Special Events and Holidays
Special Events and Holidays
Disney really knows how to celebrate. Nearly every holiday seems to have at least one event, and Easter, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve spark extended festivities. Disney also is a master at battling periods of slow attendance with specially themed events throughout the year. Call Disneyland’s main information line at 714-781-4000 for more details.
Party down at Disneyland Park from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am during the high school graduation season—for details, visit the Disney Youth website and click on "Grad Nite". For 2018, Grad Nites are heldonMay 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29 and 30, and June 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9.
Disneyland has hosted four RunDisney events each year, however all 2018 events have been canceled due to construction in and surrounding Disneyland. Past runDisney events included the Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend in early May, the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend in early September, the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend in November, and the Star Wars Half Marathon in January. All of these race weekends are chock full of fun, and also include 10k races, 5k races, kids' races, and other special combination races, along with race expos and other special events. Go to the RunDisney website for more information.
Lunar New Year
From January 26 through February 18, 2018, enjoy live performances, fun-filled activities, Disney characters in their Lunar New Year costumes, and foods inspired by Asian cultures. Lunar New Year will kick off the "Year of the Dog" in style at Disney California Adventure. The Lunar New Year Festival will feature a nighttime water show, "Hurry Home" on Paradise Bay, a processional with Mulan, character meets with characters in their New Years best, specialty Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese foods at Paradise Gardens Grill, and commemorative merchandise.
Along with Halloween Time, a Dia de los Muertos-themed event (Day of the Dead) called Plaza de la Familia takes place in the Paradise Gardens area of Disney California Adventure again in 2018. The Mariachi Divas are performing five times daily, with songs from the popular movie "Coco." There's also a Tree of Life photo opportunity.
Tip: Knott’s Berry Farm becomes Knott’s Scary Farm around Halloween (see page 158).
Disneyland After Dark (Star Wars Nite)
This after-hours event offers special access to Disneyland park, including entertainment, food and beverage offerings, limited merchandise offerings, Star Wars-themed photo opportunities, and more. Includes a commemorative lanyard, event credential, and unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass taken during the event. The next Disneyland After Dark will be May 9th (tickets go on sale May 1).
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