Increases ticket prices
American Disney theme parks increase prices. One-day tickets to the two California parks increase $3 to $99. One-day tickets for the Magic Kingdom in Florida increase $6 to $105. Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are up $3 to $97.
First nine cases confirmed
California Department of Health confirms nine cases of measles from unvaccinated visitors who contracted the disease in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park in Orange County, California from December 15 to December 20. The department confirms seven cases treated in California and two cases treated in Utah, and urges people to contact health care providers if they experience symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, and red rashes.
Donates bobsled to museum
Disneyland donates an old ride vehicle to the National Roller Coaster Museum. The ride vehicle comes from the Matterhorn Bobsleds roller coaster, which received new vehicles along with its refurbishment.
We’re delighted to provide these pieces of Disneyland Resort history to the National Roller Coaster Museum, an organization that celebrates our industry. The Matterhorn bobsled and California Screamin’ signage represent two of our most beloved attractions, from the first tubular steel-tracked roller coaster in the world to one of the longest and most thrilling.
Duffy debuts at parks
Duffy the Disney bear debuts at EPCOT and California Adventure. Duffy is Mickey Mouse’s teddy bear, and he can be seen in the parks for meet and greet experiences. A line of Duffy-themed merchandise, including teddy bears, doll clothes and keychains, also debuts in the parks.
Duffy is not just your typical stuffed bear – he’s Mickey’s bear and he resembles his owner. Duffy’s face is shaped like Mickey’s, he has Mickey heads on his paws, and he has a very unique birthmark on his hip.
Announces Halloween cavalcade
Disney announces the Mickey’s Costume Party cavalcade, a small processional celebration added to Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separate ticketed nighttime event at Disneyland. The cavalcade features characters in costume, a themed float and more.
I’ve also heard that the upbeat, spooky music will have you dancing, jumping, shaking and maybe even howling along as we celebrate the magic of make-believe and spooky Halloween fun.
World of Color premieres
The World of Color show premieres at Disney’s California Adventure park. The show integrates 1,200 water fountains, video projections, pyrotechnics and other light and water effects. The show is set to a backdrop of classic Disney music. The event takes place after dark over the water.
You will get to experience some of your favorite Disney stories – from the charming to the adventurous – in a magical, new way.
Glow Fest opens
Glow Fest, a nighttime light show, opens at California Adventure park at Disneyland in California. The show starts in Sun Plaza at 6 p.m. and continues in the Hollywood Backlot area of the park, and it lasts until the park closes. Glow Fest is part of the Summer Nightastic celebration, and it’s meant to complement the World of Color water show on the other side of the park.
Glow Fest begins with the sound of drums and powerful rhythms that will draw you to Sunshine Plaza. An electric energy fills the evening air. As the sun goes down, colors burst to life and music starts to play from a brightly-lit stage that seems to glow. Dancers and world music performers create a fun vibe that you will only find at Disney California Adventure park.
Central stroller rental
A stroller and wheelchair rental area opens at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The shop is located in the courtyard in between Disneyland park and Disney’s California Adventure park, so guests can save time by renting a stroller or wheelchair in one central location.
This means you can rent what you need BEFORE you enter the park. You can even team up with one of your family members and have them wait in the park line while you go to the stroller shop.
D23 celebrates first anniversary
D23, Disney’s official fan club, celebrates its first anniversary at Disneyland. D23 members from around the world attend the after-hours party to eat treats, enjoy the attractions, and hear announcements about the future of D23.
After Disneyland theme park closed to guests on Wednesday night, D23 Members were welcomed into the happiest land of all with a burst of pyrotechnics from Sleeping Beauty Castle. From there, guests—who had traveled from 25 different states as well as from places like New Zealand and Japan to be at the event—crossed the drawbridge to enjoy the event.