What’s New & Subsequent at Disneyland & California Journey in 2023 & 2024

New & reimagined rides, eating places, lands, motels, and extra are coming quickly to Disneyland and Disney California Journey this yr, in addition to 2024 and 2025. This affords information on what’s new and subsequent, opening dates, building progress, growth plans, and extra. (Up to date August 18, 2023.)

Proper now, Disneyland Resort is celebrating the 100 Years of Marvel celebration. Disneyland and Disney California Journey are decked out for the event, and have every debuted new nighttime spectaculars in honor of Disney’s one hundredth Anniversary. Seek the advice of our Information to Disney’s one hundredth Anniversary Celebration at Disneyland & DCA for all the pieces you should find out about that.

Disneyland has not but introduced an finish date for Disney100, however it’s just about winding down now. Decorations are being faraway from the parks to arrange for Halloween Time at Disneyland, after which Christmas at Disneyland is on deck instantly after that. Visitor enthusiasm for Disney100 has largely fizzled out, so it seems that it’s simply going to quietly conclude and never return in early 2024.

Up to now, this yr has seen quite a few new additions at Disneyland and Disney California Journey. This follows up on final yr, which was principally about restoring normalcy. After reopening from the year-plus closure, Disneyland and Disney California Journey have restored just about all stage exhibits, nighttime spectaculars, leisure, and visitor perks like Early Entry. It has been a gradual and gradual course of, however nearly all the pieces is again as of Fall 2023. Effectively, apart from Fantasmic, which was again earlier than going up in flames (actually).

Now let’s transfer on to what’s new and what’s subsequent at Disneyland and Disney California Journey…

What’s New at Disneyland in 2023

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Positioned inside Toontown’s El CapiTOON Theater, this family-friendly expertise transports you into the wacky and unpredictable cartoon world. Board a prepare engineered by Goofy and embark on a zany journey with Mickey & Minnie Mouse, amongst different cartoon characters.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway now affords a standby line, and wait occasions aren’t practically as dangerous as they have been earlier this yr resulting from its excessive capability and the ‘new experience scent’ carrying off. However, you should buy Particular person Lightning Lane entry, which is just accessible through the Disneyland app.

Mickey’s Toontown Reimagining – An formidable reimagining of Mickey’s Toontown will debut on March 8, 2023. The beloved land will remodel right into a vibrant symphony of sights, sounds, and sensations. Specializing in at the moment’s households with younger kids, Mickey’s Toontown will characteristic new play experiences, in addition to open, grassy play areas for everybody to unplug. The land could have landscaping for each spontaneous household play and parental rest.

One of many new areas coming to Mickey’s Toontown might be CenTOONial Park, the primary house friends will see once they enter. This pure house might be anchored by two interactive play experiences. On the heart of CenTOONial Park might be a fountain with water tables for enjoying and having a sensory expertise. At night time, the fountain might be dropped at life in a singular spectacle.

A close-by dreaming tree might be impressed by the tree a younger Walt Disney would daydream beneath in his hometown. Sculpted tree roots will present a possibility for youngsters to play, crawl and discover, and undulating topography will supply rolling hills and a spot to take a seat and dream.

Magic Occurs Parade – Disneyland debuted the brand new Magic Occurs daytime parade about two weeks earlier than the park closed in 2020, and it lastly returned roughly 3 years later!

The parade options an lively rating together with music from Frozen 2 and different movies, and a brand new theme tune co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Corridor. It’s a superb daytime parade, and even appears nice at night time (through the occasions of yr when the solar units earlier).

Wondrous Journeys – Every night at Disneyland, “Wondrous Journeys” transforms Fundamental Avenue, Sleeping Magnificence Fort, it’s a small world, and the Rivers of America into an artist’s canvas with lighting results, lasers, projections, and extra–together with pyro on weekends and busy weeknights.

The Wondrous Journeys nighttime spectacular takes you on an epic journey by means of 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios storytelling. This fireworks present options music, characters, and iconic moments from motion pictures together with Encanto, Mulan, Magnificence and the Beast, Hercules, The Princess and the Frog, Peter Pan, Frozen, Treasure Planet, Massive Hero 6, Moana, and…actually each different film by Walt Disney Animation Studios. (Wondrous Journeys goes on hiatus for Halloween and Christmas, however will return in 2024.)

World of Colour – ONE – Then there’s the all-new nighttime spectacular at Disney California Journey. World of Colour – ONE supposedly celebrates the storytelling legacy began by Walt Disney, illustrating how a single motion, like a drop of water, creates a ripple that may develop right into a wave of change. That is the primary nighttime spectacular at Disneyland Resort to characteristic characters, music and moments from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel, and Star Wars in the identical manufacturing.

Like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland, entry to the principle viewing space for World of Colour – ONE is through digital queue within the Disneyland app. Distribution for the digital queue begins at 12 p.m. PT each day (topic to availability) and is accessible for friends who’ve entered Disney California Journey park for the day or have entered Disneyland with a Park Hopper ticket. Extra data and how-to particulars can be found in our Information to World of Colour – ONE Digital Queue. (World of Colour – ONE goes on hiatus for the vacation season; it’s unknown whether or not it’ll ever return.)

Genie+ and Lightning Lanes – One other latest change is the launch of the Genie system with paid-line skipping service that changed free paper FastPass and paid MaxPass.

Every part you should know, together with experience priorities, the place it’s NOT needed to purchase Genie+ or Lightning Lanes, and rather more is roofed in our Information to Genie+ and Lightning Lanes at Disneyland and DCA.

Avengers Campus – This Marvel-themed land is the most important latest addition at Disney California Journey. Avengers Campus options WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Journey, an interactive attraction that includes Spider-Man. The opposite spotlight is Pym Take a look at Kitchen, a restaurant with small and huge meals.

Past that, Avengers Campus showcases a wide range of character meet & greets, together with Black Widow, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Physician Unusual, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Tremendous Heroes from Wakanda and Asgard, and Iron Man.

Avengers Campus additionally has new restricted time meet & greets frequently each time Disney+ debuts a brand new Marvel sequence, which is usually. In the previous couple of months, we’ve seen Werewolf by Evening, Jane Foster as Mighty Thor, Unimaginable Hulk in his Quantum Swimsuit, and lots of extra.

Rogers: The Musical – This musical retelling of a meta joke from Hawkeye on Disney+ takes you from Steve Rogers’ humble beginnings throughout World Conflict II to turning into Captain America and main the Avengers. Appearances are made by members of the Avengers, plus Peggy Carter and Nick Fury…who sings a “We Didn’t Begin the Fireplace” fashion tune.

Sadly, Rogers: The Musical is just being proven for a restricted time to the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Journey and can wrap up its present run on August 31, 2023. Whereas Disneyland has confirmed that it’s going to not be prolonged for the Halloween and Christmas seasons, we nonetheless suspect that it’ll be again in 2024.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Enhancements – At Disneyland, characters from Star Wars exhibits Disney+ have been integrated into Batuu with bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand. Extra lately, Din Djarin (often known as the Mandalorian) and Grogu (often known as “Child Yoda”) are additionally journeying to Batuu and showing in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. In case you’ve been beneath a rock the previous couple of years, the Mandalorian and Child Yoda could be seen within the first two seasons of “The Mandalorian” on Disney Plus.

Along with these new characters, there’s additionally the brand new Batuu Bounty Hunters sport. This provides friends missions, promising credit in reward for catching criminals of a galaxy far, far-off. It really works in tandem with bodily park infrastructure, the Play Disney Parks app, and MagicBand Plus. Talking of which…

MagicBand+ – Disney’s subsequent era wearable, the MagicBand+, lately made its debut at Disneyland Resort. The brand new iteration options interactive components that friends can use throughout the Disneyland Resort. Right here’s all the pieces we find out about MagicBand+ at Disneyland Resort, together with firsthand ideas from our expertise utilizing MagicBand Plus.

After years of being accessible at Walt Disney World, this marks the primary time the favored MagicBands can be found at Disneyland Resort. The MagicBand+ affords hands-free comfort and interactive components that interact with nighttime spectaculars and different park options in enjoyable new methods.

Snow White’s Enchanted Want -The enduring Fantasyland attraction, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, has been up to date in and out and work on the overhaul is now completed.

New scenes together with a vignette exhibiting Snow White in a good looking forest setting waking up from her deep sleep. A brand new finale has additionally been added, that includes Snow White as she’s reunited along with her animal buddies and a shimmering citadel is seen within the distance.

Jungle Cruise Reimagining – This Adventureland fan favourite has new characters, a steady storyline, adjustments to point out scenes, and extra. These “new adventures” keep true to the Jungle Cruise expertise followers know and love, whereas including extra inclusivity, humor, wildlife, and skipper coronary heart.

At the very least, that’s how Disney has promoted the reimagining of Jungle Cruise. Truly, some problematic scenes and characters have been eliminated and lots of monkeys have been added. The remaining is simply noise that the overwhelming majority of friends is not going to even discover.

What’s Coming in 2023, 2024 & Past

Ahsoka in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Becoming a member of the opposite characters from hit Disney+ sequence set within the Star Wars universe, Ahsoka will begin showing within the Disneyland model of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on August 23, 2023.

It’s extremely seemingly Ahsoka’s appearances in Batuu at Disneyland is being funded by the promotional funds for the Disney+ present, that means that whether or not Ahsoka turns into a everlasting presence in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge relies upon upon how effectively the sequence performs. (That is additionally seemingly why she’s not showing at Walt Disney World–the Florida parks typically decline the promotional characters if given the selection.)

Pacific Wharf Being Reimagined into San Fransokyo from Massive Hero 6 – Pacific Wharf is presently being reimagined into San Fransokyo from “Massive Hero 6,” the place East meets West, and know-how meets custom. This mission has began rolling out in phases–a lot of the meals is already accessible–and can characteristic a spot to satisfy Baymax, plus new spots to eat and store.

San Fransokyo Sq. is slated to formally open on August 31, 2023. However in actuality, it’s already open…simply not completed. Furthermore, it’s seemingly some ending touches will stay to be accomplished in September.

Adventureland Treehouse – This reimagining of Tarzan’s Treehouse will take inspiration from the previous, paying tribute to the unique treehouse that Walt Disney and his Imagineers inbuilt 1962 for Swiss Household Robinson. The Adventureland Treehouse impressed by Walt Disney’s Swiss Household Robinson will return in a contemporary, new method at Disneyland someday in 2023.

The Adventureland Treehouse will showcase wonderous new environments created amongst the branches of a large tree on the shores of the Jungle River, the place friends will as soon as once more enter by the large waterwheel and observe the wooden rope stairways up, up, up into the boughs. There are plenty of Easter Eggs within the idea artwork, together with nods to the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. That’s not stunning, and we’re anticipating the Adventureland Treehouse to be weaved into that worldwide storyline, and likewise tied into Jungle Cruise, someway. These are two theme park IPs that Imagineering actually loves.

Tiana’s Palace Restaurant – This reimagined restaurant is positioned in New Orleans Sq., changing the previous French Market on Orleans Avenue. Tiana’s Palace Restaurant shouldn’t be a personality eating expertise–it’s a quick-service eating choice.

The official opening date of Tiana’s Palace Restaurant in Disneyland is September 7, 2023. Soak within the vigorous tradition of New Orleans by means of new menu gadgets impressed by the flavors of the Crescent Metropolis––together with Southern consolation dishes and plates with a Cajun and Creole twist.

Splash Mountain Reimagining – One other mission on the horizon is the Princess and the Frog overhaul of Splash Mountain, which is now closed. Disney has introduced this reimagined experience might be known as Tiana’s Bayou Journey and can open in late 2024.

For full particulars about what’s been confirmed for Tiana’s Bayou Journey, plus our hypothesis about what the transformation is prone to entail, mannequin images, building permits, and extra see our complete put up about Tiana’s Bayou Journey.

Marvel Multiverse Household Battle Towards King Thanos – Avengers Campus at Disney California Journey might be increasing with a 3rd attraction that includes a brand-new story that can convey friends into battle alongside their favourite Marvel tremendous heroes. On this new epic household journey attraction, the place you’ll get to crew up with extra of the Avengers and their allies to battle King Thanos.

That is completely different from the Avengers E-Ticket that was introduced on the final D23 Expo. That was anticipated to be a simulator attraction just like Avatar Flight of Passage, albeit with a unique seating system. (Jet backpacks as an alternative of banshees, amongst different variations.)

The brand new King Thanos Marvel Multiverse attraction does appear prone to really occur. Nonetheless, even when building began tomorrow (it received’t), there’s nonetheless a ton that must be completed. The present constructing for the earlier attraction was by no means constructed–all that exists beneath the Quinjet is a facade. Assuming this Marvel Multiverse experience is a screen-based trackless darkish experience just like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the attraction might open in as few as 3 years.

That’s assuming the experience system and different specifics have really been settled upon, and there are not any delays resulting from filming scenes or animation. My guess is that this opens between Christmas 2025 and Summer time 2026…or by no means in any respect. Right here’s hoping that’s incorrect, and Disney finds a strategy to condense its building timeline. Perhaps in a unique multiverse, Disney builds sooner than Common!

Downtown Disney Revitalization – Downtown Disney District continues its evolution as a premiere venue for modern procuring, eating and leisure experiences. A slew of latest eating places and retail have opened in the previous couple of years. Standouts embody Salt & Straw (the very best ice cream at Disneyland Resort) and Black Faucet Craft Burgers & Shakes.

Persevering with the momentum, this multi-year mission will remodel the previous AMC Theatres constructing and adjoining space into a shocking new way of life house. Drawing inspiration from Southern California mid-century trendy structure, the world might be a good looking mix of vibrant coloration palettes, multicultural design components and patterns, an open garden for rest and future occasions, and a good broader assortment of eating and procuring.

Disneyland Resort DVC – Disney is constructing a 350-room Disney Trip Membership tower as a part of Disneyland Resort to debut on September 28, 2023.

The brand new 12-story Disneyland Resort DVC tower is positioned between Goofy’s Kitchen and the Frontierland Tower. The DVC villas constructing will considerably mirror the present 1955 design of the opposite Disneyland Resort towers. These are styled after Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Frontierland.

Pixar Place Resort – Disney has been engaged on reimagining Disney’s Paradise Pier Resort with a Pixar theme. It was broadly assumed that this might be known as Pixar Pier Resort. As an alternative, it’ll be known as Pixar Place Resort (to not be confused with the nicer Hyatt Place Resort down the road).

Pixar Place Resort will weave the artistry of Pixar into its up to date setting, together with areas for everybody to take pleasure in, just like the Discovering Nemo-themed splash pad space. Don’t let the colourful idea artwork idiot you. Even embellished with fish and buddies from Discovering Nemo, this may nonetheless (simply) be the worst pool space of the three Lodges of Disneyland Resort.

Pixar Place Resort will welcome the crew from Southern California native favourite Nice Maple, which is able to open a flagship restaurant on the primary flooring and function different meals and beverage areas all through Pixar Place Resort. This contemporary American eatery makes a speciality of upscale consolation meals with a twist, serving contemporary takes on American classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Avatar “Expertise” – On a number of earnings calls and interviews, Disney CEO Bob Iger has enthusiastically touted an Avatar Expertise coming to Disneyland Resort.

The one downside is that he’s offered zero particulars about what this “expertise” will entail (is it a clone of the Pandora land, experience, restaurant, walk-through, VR sport, and many others?), the place it’ll be positioned (DCA, Disneyland, Downtown Disney, the foyer of Pixar Place Resort?!) or when it’ll open (2025 to 2028 appear most certainly). Simply that it’s occurring someday down the highway. However hey, that’s greater than he’s mentioned in regards to the supposed King Thanos Multiverse attraction in Avengers Campus!

DisneylandForward – Talking of issues getting cancelled, the final mission to showcase is DisneylandForward. Really, each the phrases “cancelled” and “mission” are misnomers right here, as there are not any concrete particulars to this proposal so there’s nothing that may really get cancelled.

The probabilities of DisneylandForward are actually thrilling. Nonetheless, it’s actually all about paving the way in which for future developments of an unsure nature by giving Disney extra autonomy over land use by stress-free the DRSP. Disney is actually saying, “give us authority to construct no matter we would like, then we’ll inform you what, if something, we’re going to construct.”

Planning a Southern California trip? For park admission offers, learn Ideas for Saving Cash on Disneyland Tickets. Find out about on-site and off-site motels in our Anaheim Resort Critiques & Rankings. For the place to eat, take a look at our Disneyland Restaurant Critiques. For distinctive concepts of issues that’ll enhance your journey, take a look at What to Pack for Disney. For complete recommendation, seek the advice of our Disneyland Trip Planning Information. Lastly, for guides past Disney, take a look at our Southern California Itineraries for day journeys to Los Angeles, Laguna Seashore, and tons of different locations!

Your Ideas

Which additions at Disneyland and Disney California Journey in 2023 to 2025 are you most excited to expertise? Are you delaying your subsequent journey to maximise seeing ‘new stuff’ or shifting it ahead to see these new sights, lands, and eating places? Something you’re not wanting ahead to? Do you agree or disagree with our assessments? Any questions? Listening to your suggestions–even if you disagree with us–is each attention-grabbing to us and useful to different readers, so please share your ideas beneath within the feedback!

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