It’s an exciting time to be a Disneyland fan right now!
We’ve just seen the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Disneyland Forever Fireworks, and World of Color. Fantasmic! is returning soon, regular character meet and greets are back, and we just got the coolest popcorn bucket EVER. But, there is SO much to look forward to, because a TON of new things were just announced for Disneyland Resort, so let’s check everything out!
Paradise Pier Hotel Makeover
Paradise Pier Hotel at Disneyland is getting a whole new look! The hotel will be reimagined with a Pixar theme that will “weave the artistry of Pixar into its comfortable, contemporary setting.”
There will be whimsical character moments at the hotel, like the Pixar Lamp balancing on top of its ball in the lobby. We can’t wait to see what else is coming to the hotel!
Early Theme Park Entry
Later this summer, guests of Disneyland Resort hotels will be able to enter the theme parks EARLY!
It seem like this will work how Early Theme Park Entry does over at Disney World, with hotel guests being given a head-start on the day by being let into the parks early to ride select rides as well as enjoy other experiences.
New Hotel Walkway
There is currently a walkway being constructed between Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney California Adventure Park!
This walkway will give hotel guests easy access into the park, like how the one at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa works right now.
Guests staying at Disneyland Resort hotels will soon be able to enjoy a perk that has been gone since the 2020 closures — Merchandise Pick-up and Delivery!
Returning later this summer, this allows guests of Disneyland hotels to buy something in the theme parks and send it directly back to their hotel so they don’t have to carry it around all day. This could totally change how you shop during your Disneyland trip!
Mickey’s Toontown is currently closed in Disneyland for renovations, with Cast Members working to create new interactive experiences for families to have more opportunities to play together in the park. Today, Disney shared a NEW photo of the work happening inside the park with a bunch of Cast Members breaking ground on the land!
We can expect to see new open grassy areas like CenTOONial Park, a new fountain, a new “dreaming tree,” and the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction (yep, the same one in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios!).
New Downtown Disney Restaurants
There are some BIG changes coming to Downtown Disney! There will be new restaurants, innovative spaces, and more. These changes will be coming to the west side of the Downtown Disney District, with renovations starting in the area allll the way back in 2018.
Disney says they’re drawn inspiration for the space from “Southern California mid-century modern architecture.” There will be “an open lawn for relaxation and future events, and an even broader and diverse collection of dining and shopping.”
One of the NEW restaurants coming is Din Tai Fung! This is a super popular spot known for their hand-crafted soup dumplings.
Also coming to Downtown Disney is a a menu of Mexican cuisine for Paseo and Centrico, which will take over the building currently occupied by Catal & Uva Bar. The restaurant will have a “courtyard bar and dining area.”
And, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is working on some major changes that will bring “a fresh approach to the menu, while staying true to the heart of New Orleans.” There should be new menu items and renovations to both the inside and outside of the restaurant!
Finally, some sandwich news! Earl of Sandwich closed earlier this year in Downtown Disney, but it’s coming back! Disney announced that this restaurant will have “a special sandwich walk-up location,” but, it will only be available for a limited time!
That’s ALL of the major news about changes coming to Disneyland soon! Stay tuned to DFB for more Disneyland news and updates.
Which change are you the most excited about? Tell us in the comments!