Disneyland Resort is going to be changing in 2018. Whether you’re excited about the changes to come or worried how they’ll turn out, the times, they are a-changin’. Find out what to expect, what’s being updated, and what’s new at Disneyland in 2018
New at Disneyland 2018
Unlike its East Coast counterpart, Disneyland won’t be undergoing too many massive changes until 2019. One of the biggest changes in 2017 was the addition of MaxPass, which is similar in concept to MagicBands from Walt Disney World. No new technology (that we know of) will be coming to Disneyland this year, but there will be plenty of other new things to check out while we wait for the biggest change (come on, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge)!
First up is all the new and exciting Pixar things! Pixar Fest begins April 13. “Together Forever-A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks extravaganza and the Pixar Play Parade add to the magic at Disneyland Resort.
“Pixar Pier” will open this summer. The permanent transformation of the pier will feature four Pixar-themed neighborhoods, the new Incredicoaster (a transformed California Screamin’), a new Pixar-themed lounge and grill and more!
“Paint the Night” parade returns to Disney California Adventure park along with the addition of new Pixar characters and floats as part of the parade’s return.
Lunar New Year
2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, and California Adventure Park wants to celebrate! The festival will feature Hurry Home — Lunar New Year Celebration, a nighttime water show on Paradise Bay. It will also showcase specialty Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese foods at marketplaces.Look out for Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, traditional crafts, and more. Lunar New Year celebrations begin January 26 and end on February 18.
Next, Disneyland’s Downtown Disney will see the opening of a few new spaces and some re-imagined ones. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID and Splitsville Luxury Lanes will open very soon.
Star Tours Updates
Additionally, Star Tours in Disneyland Resort has been updated! New scenes featuring planets and missions from the newest film Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been added. Are you hoping to visit Crait or Kashyyyk when you venture to a galaxy far, far away?
Food & Wine Festival
Finally, Disney’s California Adventure will once again host their expanded Food and Wine Festival.
Running March 2 through April 12, this culinary experience will feature more than a dozen Festival Marketplaces. These marketplaces will have California-inspired tastes and sips.
Also, celebrity chefs, food and beverage tastings, and seminars will all be available to participate in. Sound delicious!
What Disneyland event are you most looking forward to in 2018?