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‘Wondrous Journeys’ & More Entertainment Returns to Disneyland in Early 2024

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Today, Disneyland announced that even more treasured Disneyland Resort entertainment offerings are scheduled to return in early 2024 – adding to the robust slate of shows and performances guests can experience throughout the year.



The “Magic Happens” parade returns on Feb. 2: Moments of magic from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios films are brought to life on a grand scale with stunning floats, artistic costumes, and an energetic musical score.

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Disneyland Park will present two nighttime spectaculars for a limited time in early 2024, before “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” returns on April 26 as part of the resort-wide Pixar Fest. 

  • The energetic “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will be performed Jan. 8-March 21 and April 15-25: Projections, lighting effects, lasers, and catchy Disney tunes create a family-friendly dance party atmosphere throughout Disneyland Park. The high-energy nighttime spectacular is enhanced with the addition of fireworks on select evenings.
  • “Wondrous Journeys” returns for a special presentation March 22-April 14: Created as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company in 2023, the nighttime spectacular includes nods to Walt Disney Animation Studios films over the past century. Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, the façade of “it’s a small world,” and the Rivers of America become an artist’s canvas with lighting effects, customized projections, sparkling fireworks, and more.
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From these returning favorites to character encounters, live music, and more, a guest could spend a full day and night enjoying entertainment across the resort.



Soaring music, dozens of live performers, character appearances and projections will once again illuminate the Rivers of America.In 2024, the treasured nighttime specular – Fantasmic! – returns with new special effects, a thrilling new battle scene between Sorcerer Mickey and Maleficent, plus the return of the iconic Peter Pan scene.

Additional entertainment at Disneyland Park includes:



  • Storytelling at the Royal Theatre: Renaissance men Messieurs Smythe and Jones, with the assistance of some fellow villagers and the audience, bring the tales of Beauty and the Beast and Tangled to life with music, whimsy, and humor.
  • Live music: The melodic sounds of the Disneyland Band, the Dapper Dans quartet, and the Straw Hatters are all on display on Main Street, U.S.A. In New Orleans Square, the toe-tapping performances star the Bootstrappers and the Jambalaya Jazz Band.
  • Special and seasonal nighttime spectaculars: During seasonal celebrations and special events, guests can experience specially themed nighttime spectaculars, such as “Halloween Screams” and “Believe… in Holiday Magic.”

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Disney California Adventure Park Entertainment

  • “Better Together – A Pixar Pals Celebration!” – debuts April 26: The new daytime parade at Disney California Adventure Park debuts during Pixar Fest and features favorite friends and new characters from the latest Pixar films, including Turning Red. A tribute to the journey of friendship, the all-new “Better Together – A Pixar Pals Celebration!” is a heartwarming show with some all-new scenes. On select nights, fireworks will take the celebration sky-high.
  • Disney Junior Dance Party!”: Mickey Mouse is joined by favorite Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins and Vampirina.
  • “The Amazing Spider-Man!”: Throughout the day, guests have the chance to witness Spider-Man swing into action high above Avengers Campus with gravity-defying, acrobatic feats never before seen in a Disney park.
  • “Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje”: Recruits at Avengers Campus are invited to join Black Panther’s loyal bodyguards, the Dora Milaje, in training sessions in the courtyard near Avengers Headquarters.
  • “Doctor Strange: Mysteries of the Mystic Arts”: Doctor Strange steps forth through an inter-dimensional portal to engage guests with illusions, sorcery and tales to astonish from his collection of mysterious relics.
  • “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.
  • Live music: The swinging jazz combo Five & Dime delivers pizzazz and razzmatazz to Buena Vista Street. During “Operation: Playtime!”, the Green Army Patrol from Pixar’s Toy Story convoy the park. Plus, the Hollywood Backlot Stage and Paradise Garden Bandstand often host live musical acts.
  • Special seasonal entertainment: Disney California Adventure offers a variety of special entertainment during seasonal festivals, including Lunar New Year, the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival and Disney Festival of Holidays.

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