Live Shows and Performers Across Disneyland Resort
We all know and love the amazing rides and spectacular attractions inside the Disneyland Resort parks. But there is so much more to enjoy! A Disneyland Resort guest could spend a full day and night simply enjoying the shows, large and small.
Whether you’re visiting Disney California Adventure or Disneyland you can encounter parades, dance parties, street performances, musical groups and live shows virtually at every turn. Make sure you pick up the full list of entertainment available each day at the park entrances. OR you can find the guide on the official Disneyland app.
Here are just a few of the entertainment offerings that you might discover on your next visit:
Live Shows At Disneyland
- “Mickey’s Mix Magic” –This new projection show lights up the night at Disneyland park. It creates a family-fun a dance party throughout the park. “DJ” Mickey also spins the new celebration song, “It’s a Good Time.” He also performs some fun takes on favorite Disney songs. On select nights, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” goes sky high when the show is enhanced with the addition of fireworks.
- “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” –Presented daily, this popular parade features beloved Disney characters performing to a variety of rhythms and musical styles.
- “Mickey and the Magical Map” – Disneyland presents this show on the Fantasyland Theatre stage. It features Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters in a dazzling adventure filled with music, fun and special effects.
- Fantasy Faire, near Sleeping Beauty Castle, features live shows that are presented in the Royal Theatre. Renaissance men Messieurs Smythe and Jones, with the assistance of some fellow villagers and a little help from the audience, bring the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled” to life with music, whimsy, humor and heart
Live Shows At Disney California Adventure
- “Pixarmonic Orchestra” – Since its summer 2018 debut during Pixar Fest, this seven-piece band, presented by TripleDent Gum from the Pixar film “Inside Out,” has entertained guests with its upbeat tunes and quirky style.
- “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” – A larger-than-life musical stage production at Disney California Adventure. It immerses guests in the beloved world of “Frozen”. Here you’ll also enjoy elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects, and show-stopping production numbers.
- “Disney Junior Dance Party!” – Mickey Mouse is joined by favorite Disney Junior show characters, including Doc McStuffins and newcomer Vampirina, who also joined the fun in February, 2019.
- “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!” – Star Lord and Gamora lead a groovy dance party set to rock and roll classics from Peter Quill’s beloved boom box.
- “World of Color” – The innovative and immersive nighttime spectacular is presented on Paradise Bay. It combines water, color, fire, music and animation to bring classic Disney stories to Walt Disney’s special gift for conjuring tales full of magic, excitement and heart, and the ingenuity of today’s Imagineers are evident throughout the show.
Performers Across The Parks
Parade routes and theatrical venues aren’t the only places where Disneyland Resort guests encounter live entertainment. There are magical encounters with live Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, and the parks are filled with energetic and talented performers.
At Disneyland, the Disneyland Band, the Dapper Dans quartet and the Refreshment Corner Piano Player are all on view on Main Street, U.S.A. In New Orleans Square, the toe-tapping shows star the rowdy piratical Bootstrappers, the Jambalaya Jazz Band and the mellow Royal Street Bachelors.
At the entrance to the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland, guests may encounter the goofy Laughing Stock Company. The gifted musicians of the All American College Band appear on Main Street, U.S.A. during the summer.
At Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street comes alive with the Red Car Trolley News Boys. This is also where you’ll find the outgoing, improvisational Citizens of Buena Vista Street. The swinging jazz combo Five & Dime travels through the park on a makeshift jalopy, Green Army Men from “Toy Story” patrol the park with “Operation: Playtime!”
Cars Land in Disney California Adventure offers in-person greetings by Lightning McQueen, tow truck Mater, and fire engine Red (who also waters the flowers and cleans up the streets). You can also find “DJ’s Dance ‘n’ Drive”. This is a spontaneous street party designed to get everyone dancing with the vehicular music maker DJ.
Furthermore, the live entertainment experience at Disneyland Resort extends beyond the borders of the parks. There are also character meals and occasional musical entertainment at the Disneyland Resort hotels. Plus you’ll find multiple live musical performances along the walkways of the Downtown Disney dining, shopping and entertainment district. Downtown Disney also offers live entertainment at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.
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