***I keep this page updated as often as possible. To find out details on your specific trip, visit the Disneyland website directly and change the dates on the calendar to match your timing.

For attractions, visit this link.

For entertainment, visit this link.


Remember……Dreams Come True Fireworks Spectacular – ends 11.4.2018

Believe….In Holiday Magic Fireworks Spectacular – begins 11.9.2018; ends 1.6.2019

Pixar Play Parade – ends 11.4.2018

Christmas Fantasy Parade – begins 11.9.2018; ends 1.6.2019

Trials of the Temple Jedi Training – ends 11.3.2018

Matterhorn – reopens 11.16.2018

Mark Twain Riverboat – closes 11.4.2018; reopen TBD

it’s a small world – closes 10.22.2018; reopens 11.9.2018 with holiday overlay


Paint the Night Parade – concludes its limited run 11.7.2018

Bug’s Land – closed permanently to allow construction for a land based on Marvel to begin – more at this link

Emotional Whirlwind – attraction redesign of Flik’s Flyers will open in Pixar Pier 2019 – more at this link

World of Color – No idea! Rumors suggest it will be back late 2018

King Triton’s Carousel – reopens as Jessie’s Critter Carousel in 2019 – more at this link


***I visit Disneyland weekly and walk Downtown Disney during every trip to check on construction progress for the (now cancelled) new hotel. Here is a link to the latest changes.

Disney has stated that the space intended for the hotel will be reimagined with a focus on dining, shopping and entertainment.

As things progress, I’ll edit the link above with my latest tour through this area. The latest post provided here shows the current state of Downtown Disney.

DTD businesses currently in progress:

Earl of Sandwich – reopened for a limited time Fall 2018; more info at this link

Ballast Point Brewery – opening late 2018/early 2019 where Ridemakerz used to be

Black Tap Craft Burgers and Brewery – opening late 2018/early 2019 where Build-a-Bear used to be

Salt and Straw Ice Cream – opened 10.12.2018

Wetzel Pretzels – reopening fall 2018

World of Disney – partially closed for renovations; grand reopening late October 2018

Closed for the intended Disney hotel construction in late June 2018:

  • AMC Theatres – closed (moving to the Anaheim Garden Walk in 2019)
  • Rainforest Cafe – closed
  • ESPN Zone – closed
  • Earl of Sandwich – reopened for a limited time in fall of 2018
  • Alamo Car Rental – closed (moved into Paradise Pier Hotel)
  • Starbucks – closed (west side location only)
  • Disney Vacation Rentals and Walt Disney Travel – closed (will operate elsewhere on site)

***New Hotel into can be found at this link.


Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel – reopens mid-January 2019

White Water Snacks at the Grand Californian Hotel – reopens late 2018

A new pool bar will open at the Grand Californian Hotel in Spring 2019

For suggestions on where to dine at each hotel and nearby during this transition, visit this post.

More from Disney on each of these hotel changes here.