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Disneyland Resort Delivers Spectacular Summer Entertainment with the Return of ‘Fantasmic!’, ‘Tale of the Lion King’ and More


Guests can also expect ongoing celebrations and limited-time experiences that will make this sensational summer unforgettable, including new Celebrate Soulfully offerings and live music that honors Black culture and heritage during the month. black music in June.

Extraordinary entertainment and milestone anniversaries

Celebrates 30 yearse anniversary, “Fantastic!” – Disney’s longest-running nighttime show – will once again ignite the night when Disneyland begins May 28. In this beloved show, mickey mouse dreams that he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and faces dastardly villains, including a 45-foot-tall evil fire-breathing dragon. At the center of the magic of “Fantasmic!” are three mist screens, each 60 feet wide by 30 feet high, that bring moments from Disney’s beloved stories about America’s rivers to life.

Also on May 28theater production “Tale of the Lion King” will debut at the Fantasyland Theater at Disneyland Park with new musical arrangements and original choreography. A guest favorite when it opened in 2019, the show is told by a traveling troupe known as The Storytellers of the Pride Lands, who re-enact the story of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa through live music and inspired dance. by the cultural roots of this timeless story.

For a limited time, customers can bask in the nighttime magic of the “Main Street Electric Parade” – which features an all-new grand finale honoring the 50e birthday – and the “Disneyland Forever” spectacular fireworks at Disneyland. Performing nightly at Disney California Adventure Park, “Color World” immerses audiences in some favorite Disney and Pixar stories with powerful fountains that create a huge screen of water.

For a magical dining and entertainment experience, guests can choose to book meal packages or a dessert night, which include access to a reserved viewing area for a selected show. * Entertainment schedules and meal plan information are available at disneyland.com.

Disney California Adventure is also celebrating a special milestone – this year marks The 10e anniversary of the major expansion of the park in 2012, when the first guests strolled along New Buena Vista Street and took Route 66 to Cars Land. Since then, Disney California Adventure has continued to introduce more fun and thrills. Its new immersive terrain, Avengers Campusopened in 2021 and features experiences such as WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure and Doctor Strange: Mysteries of the Mystic Arts.

Celebrate Soulfully experiences including live music and dining

Following the introduction of Celebrate Soulfully at Disneyland Resort in February, guests are invited to continue the celebration with more experiences honoring Black heritage and culture:

  • When “Tale of the Lion King” returns to May 28Troubadour Tavern at Disneyland will offer a new menu inspired by the show, including a sweet potato with chicken and coconut curry and Berber-spiced popcorn. Guests and their pride can commemorate Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Lion King” with a souvenir popcorn bucket with Simba, coming later this summer. Availability may vary throughout the summer season.
  • Of June 1 to July 4Disneyland Resort will mark Black Music Month with daily entertainment – celebrating musical genres like doo-wop, Motown, funk, reggae and more – as well as specialty foods and beverages at Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney District and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
  • “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” a traveling exhibit that illustrates the vibrant heritage and history of jazz, will be on display and free to all Downtown Disney District guests beginning at June 1 to July 4. Featuring Joe Gardner – musician, mentor and star of Disney and Pixar’s original animated film, “Soul” – the exhibition celebrates the different cultures and creators who have influenced this ever-evolving genre.

Throughout the year, guests can continue the festivities with experiences such as training with Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s Royal Guard, at the Avengers Campus and enjoying Creole cuisine at Ralph Brennan’s. Jazz cuisine in the Downtown Disney District.

Limited-time experiences throughout the Disneyland Resort

From graduations to holidays to special occasions, guests can take their keepsakes home with the all new Capture your moment with Disney PhotoPass Service. Available for a limited time at Disneyland Park from 11 July, guests can book personalized 20-minute photo shoots with a Disney PhotoPass photographer that capture the fun and excitement of their celebrations. More information is available and reservations will open soon on disneyland.com.**

Also in June, fans of a galaxy far, far away can experience for a limited time, star wars– themed experiences, character encounters and more across the resort – in addition to galactic adventures available year-round at star wars: The edge of the galaxy and Tomorrowland at Disneyland. Limited-time offers include exhilarating Hyperspace Mountain, special Magic Shots from Disney PhotoPass photographers, and otherworldly dining options.

Taking place select nights in June at Disney California Adventure, guests can relive the “good old days” and show off their school spirit at the first-ever Disneyland After Dark: Graduate Reunion. Separately ticketed event offers shorter wait times for select attractions, unique food and beverages, special character experiences, entertainment, themed merchandise and more.*** Details available on Disneyland.com/GradNiteReunion.

Magic at Downtown Disney District and Disneyland Resort Hotels

With a diverse collection of casual dining, favorite snack stops and shopping, Downtown Disney District will be the coolest place for friends and family to dine and explore together this summer. Guests can play Splitsville Luxury Lanes, dance to nightly entertainment, and more.

With so much to celebrate and discover this summer, guests can extend the magic by staying at Disneyland Resort Hotels, which offer convenient access to both theme parks (subject to valid park admission and park reservations), perks and magical touches that only a Disneyland Resort hotel can provide. Overnight hotel guests can enjoy direct access to Disney California Adventure through the entrance to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and a new walkway coming soon to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel – in addition to direct transportation to Disneyland Park via convenient monorail access for Disneyland Hotel guests.

Starting in late summer, guests staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will be able to enjoy unique Disney benefits, including early access and the ability to return some theme park purchases to their resort hotel.

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Check out the latest entertainment details and schedules on Disneyland.com or the Disneyland mobile app. Entertainment, experiences and offers subject to change, limited availability or unavailability, and are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice. Theme park reservations and valid admission to the same park on the same day are required for park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/Updates for important information to know before your visit, including the latest information on face coverings.

*Dining packages, desserts and entertainment offers are subject to restrictions and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. A meal and dessert party package is non-refundable, non-transferable, cannot be exchanged or sold, and does not include theme park admission. Applicable park reservations are also required.

** The experience includes a photo shoot only; no photos are included. Separate theme park admission and park reservation required. The Disney PhotoPass Service is subject to the Disney PhotoPass Terms and Conditions and Expiration Policy available at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required. Subject to other restrictions and changes without notice.

***Some attractions, experiences and offers will not be available during events. Please check the event webpage for up-to-date information. Available experiences, attractions and offers are subject to change and limited availability, and are subject to restrictions, and may be changed or canceled without notice. No refunds are given for any changes or cancellations, whether due to inclement weather or otherwise. Other restrictions apply.

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