Your Guide To Awesome Entertainment Options at Disneyland Resort
No trip to Disneyland Resort would be complete without checking out some of the dazzling entertainment options! Throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park you’ll encounter parades, dance parties, street performances, musical groups and live shows around almost every corner.
To give you a bit of entertainment inspiration, here’s a look at the highlights you’ll find in each park!
An absolute show-stopper, Disneyland’s longest-running nighttime spectacular features enhanced, awe-inspiring effects, innovative state-of-the-art projection technology and awesome storytelling! You’ll journey into the vivid imagination of Mickey Mouse as he conjures up the stuff of dreams but also nightmares!
“Mickey and the Magical Map”
The show is presented at the Fantasyland Theatre stage (near “it’s a small world) and features Mickey Mouse and a cast featuring many of your favorite Disney characters! Mickey embarks on a dazzling adventure filled with music, fun and dazzling special effects.
Located near Sleeping Beauty Castle, this stage features live shows. You’ll join Renaissance men Messieurs Smythe and Jones who, with the assistance of some talented fellow villagers (and some audience participation) bring tales like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled” to life.
NEW- “Magic Happens” Parade
Disneyland Resort debuted its all-new “Magic Happens” parade at the end of February! This incredible new entertainment offering celebrates the awe-inspiring moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories. Led by Mickey Mouse and his pals, this spectacular cavalcade features magical moments from some of your favorite Disney and Pixar films brought to life on a grand scale with stunning floats, artistic costumes and energetic musical score.
Disney California Adventure
“Frozen- Live at the Hyperion”
This larger-than-life musical stage production immerses guests in the beloved world of “Frozen” with elaborate sets, ornate costumes and stunning special effects culminating in a show-stopping production!
“Disney Junior Dance Party!”
We love to call this show the “Baby Rave” and its the perfect way for small kids to blow off some steam! The dance party features Mickey Mouse, Doc McStuffings and Vampirina who lead you from one energetic musical number to another!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!!
Star-Lord and Gamora lead an awesome dance party set to many of the rock and roll classics you fell in love with from both Peter Quill’s beloved boom box.
Guests will discover the delightful divas of this groundbreaking, Grammy Award-winning mariachi musical group. You’ll absolutely love their spirited mix of melodies, ranging from American pop music to Mexican folk songs and traditional tunes—all sung by a fabulous, all-female group of mariachis.
World of Color
A highlight of any visit to Disneyland Resort, this evening water pageant is presented on Paradise Bay and combines water, color, fire, music and animation to bring classic Disney stories to life!
There are magical encounters with a variety of characters- including heroes- seemingly around every corner. Here are some other’s to be on the lookout for:
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. 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 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 also offers in-person greetings by Lightning McQueen, tow truck Mater, and fire engine Red (who waters the flowers and cleans up the streets).
The live entertainment experience at Disneyland Resort extends beyond the borders of the parks, with character meals and occasional musical entertainment at the Disneyland Resort hotels, and multiple live musical performances along the walkways of the Downtown Disney District dining, shopping and live entertainment throughout the promenade every evening.
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