Entertainment at Disneyland and California Adventure:
However you decide to plan your day at Disneyland make sure you take the time to check out some of the live entertainment. Characters meet and greets, live shows and evening entertainment are often some of the most memorable experiences for both children and adults.
Upon entering the park it’s always wise to grab a times guide to check on the entertainment for that week. The times guide will tell you where the characters can be found, any live shows that are going on throughout the day and the times for the evening entertainment and fireworks.
Disneyland Character Meet and Greets:
“Atmosphere Characters” can be found roaming around the parks at all times of the day. Check your times guides to see where and when they can be found. Lines are typically 5-15 minutes depending on the character. Everyone from Pluto to Woody, Pooh and even the Genie from Aladdin can be found.
Pixie Hollow: Meet Tinker Bell and her fairy friends in this magical area.
Minnie and Mickey’s House in Toontown:
Stop by and visit the stars of Disneyland in their very own homes!
Royal Hall: Meet with your favorite Disney princesses inside Royal Hall at Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire.
Star Wars Launch Bay: Have the chance to meet Darth Vader, Chewbacca or Luke Skywalker in this historical walk-through of Star Wars memorabilia.
Disneyland Live Entertainment:
Mickey and the Magical Map:
This show gets a FIVE STAR rating from us! Sit back and enjoy the magic of Mickey and his enchanted Map as it takes you through a series of Disney favorites. Jungle Book, Repunzel, Pocahantis, Tiana, Sebastian from Little Mermaid, Mulan, Stich and Lilo all make appearances.
Mickey’s Soundsational Parade: Watch as the Disney classic characters sing and dance along Main Street USA.
Fantasy Faire: Stop by the Royal Theatre to experience an up close and personal show from your favorite “Happily Ever After” stories. Our favorites have been Tangled and Beauty and the Beast. Both were fantastic. Try to arrive 30 minutes early for the best seat.
Jedi Training Academy: Watch as your little ones face their fears and fight the dark side! This is an incredibly popular experience so make sure you head there early in the morning to sign up. Each child must be present to sign up. Ages 4-12 are welcome. Upon signing up you will be given a return time to come back later in the day. Make sure you’re on time or your spot will be given away!
Paint the Night Parade:
LED lights transform the park into a night of color and bright lights as your favoirte Disney princesses and characters come to life in a stunning performance. Paint the Night meal packages can be purchased through Disney Dining at both Aladdin’s Oasis and Blue Bayou. You will be given special tickets that give you premium seating for the parade.
Disneyland Forever: Disneyland’s fireworks display set over Sleeping Beauties castle.
California Adventure Character Meet and Greets:
“Atomosphere Characters” can also be found roaming the streets of Hollywood and various other locations in this park. Expect to see everyone from Sofia the First to the Disney classics.
Meet Captain America and Spiderman in Hollywood Land.
Do you like warm hugs? Meet Olaf near stage 17 in Hollywood Land.
Stationary Characters like Mater and Lightning McQueen can also be found in Cars Land.
Disney Animation: Meet and greet with Anna and Elsa. Due to the popularity of these two princesses we highly recommend going there first thing or later on in the afternoon.
California Adventure Entertainment:
Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theatre: Watch the story of Frozen come to life in this magical performance! One hour – don’t come hungry and forget about leaving for a bathroom break1 This is an attraction we highly recommend getting fast pass for. If you don’t have a fast pass you must arrive 45 minutes to an hour prior to attempt to get a seat at the show but there is still no guarantee.
Disney Junior Live on Stage:
Great for little ones. This interactive show brings Minnie’s birthday party to life as Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto go on an adventure through some of Disney Junior’s favorite stories. Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sofia the First and Doc McStuffin’ all play a role in creating this memorable party! 25 minutes
Turtle Talk with Crush: Now featuring characters from Finding Dory stop by for an interactive show where Crush learns about the human world and your little ones have the chance to learn about his world. 12 minutes
Pixar Play Parade: Watch and cheer as your favorite characters from Cars, Toy Story, Monsters Inc and the other popular Pixar movies take over the streets of California Adventure! Our favorite spot for viewing this parade is Wine Trattoria. Get a reservation around 5pm!
World of Color:
This show is truly breathtaking! Featuring soaring fountains, fire and laser effects, stirring music and towering screens that come to life with new and classic Disney animation right over Paradise Pier in California Adventure. “Filled with amusing surprises and stunning special effects, and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and the one-and-only Mickey Mouse, it’s an unforgettable opportunity to follow along on Walt’s incredible journey of imagination—from his earliest creations, to his very first visions for The Happiest Place on Earth, to today’s Disney magic… and beyond!”
To see all of your favorite Disneyland characters and shows hire a specialized Disneyland VIP Guide and we’ll start planning your dream vacation today! Call us at (407) 913 8375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org