Fall Entertainment at the Disneyland Resort

Updated March 6, 2020

Fall is near!

And, we have some changes ahead.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from entertainment at the Disneyland Resort in Fall of 2019.

D23 Developments

First, I want to peek further down the road at what we learned at D23 Expo 2019.

The Disney Parks Panel on Sunday shared the following:

  • Avengers Campus! We now have a name for the new land coming to Disney California Adventure. The next generation of immersive storytelling will pull us deep into the Marvel Universe. Look forward to seeing this next summer.
  • 2022 will include an all new attraction in Toontown called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This will be the very first ride through attraction featuring our beloved Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
  • Rise of the Resistance will debut January 17, 2020 in the uber popular Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This elaborate addition to the new land promises to thrill us in a way we haven’t yet seen at the Disneyland Resort.
  • And, finally, “Magic Happens” will arrive in Spring of 2020. This all new parade will feature Mickey Mouse and pals leading popular characters from Moana, Coco and more down Main Street. Disneyland parades are my absolute favorite, so I’m super excited about this.

Changes Ahead

While change isn’t always easy, it’s a constant at the Disneyland Resort. The entertainment schedule is adjusted often as Disney focuses on keeping the guest experience at the forefront. With that in mind, let’s dive into what’s transitioning.

In the month of September, look for the following:

  • Pixarharmonic Orchestra in Pixar Pier will end its current run on September 15, 2019
  • The Laughing Stock Co. at the Golden Horseshoe will end its current run on September 15, 2019
  • Frozen – Live at the Hyperion will move to 5 days a week by the end of September 2019

Entertainment to Look Forward To

Here we go! There’s so much to do.

When possible, I’ve linked the following entertainment options to the official Disneyland website so that you can check out timing for your visit. If you do not currently see your selection on the site, don’t panic. Keep checking the website.


Disney California Adventure


One of my favorite parts of a day at Disneyland? Characters!

Consider the following for your visit:

  • Enjoy a character meal. This post details all of your options at the Disneyland Resort and includes links to my previous experiences. I’ve detailed which characters you’re likely (but never guaranteed) to see as well as what kind of food you can expect. I’ve also shared my favorite meal (it’s not what you think) and what time is ideal to dine. Book directly from my post or call 714.781.DINE to reserve.
  • Meet characters around Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure. There are so many to find within both parks. I hope you see all of your favorites! This post shares where everyone generally hangs out, how to use the Disneyland app to locate them and lots more.

How to Structure Your Day So You Don’t Miss Anything

I’ve created strategies for both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to help you move efficiently through attractions. Utilizing FASTPASSES in the most effective way possible will allow you breeze through the first part of your day, leaving the afternoon and evening to focus on entertainment and characters.

I test my strategies once a month and adjust them to sync with the current season. If you follow the tips I provide and use my strategies to guide you through each park, you will not wait more than 20 minutes for any attraction (with one current exception).

Visit this post for everything you need to know.

Included in that post is the ideal structure for your park day:

  • Arrive early
  • Focus on attractions for the first several hours (with a snack break)
  • Break for a late lunch and then nap/rest at your hotel if you wish
  • Return to the parks for entertainment, characters, etc
  • Resume attractions if desired
  • Enjoy nighttime entertainment
  • Attractions again!


Leave me a comment here in this post or email me at Casey@DisneylandDaily.com. I’m happy to help you in any way I can.

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  1. Are Fantasmic dinning packages available on any night Fantasmic is showing? On the date I’m looking for (Tues 10/1) there is nothing released but there appears to be openings for dates past mine.