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What’s New and What’s Next at Disneyland Resort in 2017

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

This year is already shaping up to be a big one at the Disneyland Resort with the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland park and the popular Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure park. And there’s so much more ahead! Take a look …

What are you most excited for at the Disneyland Resort in 2017? Tell us in the comments!


  • Just learned of the music scene coming back!
    The biggest reason to go to California Adventure!
    Dancing and singing to our favorite 80s rock!
    Don’t know what’s going to be playing, but if it’s the Mad Hatter Tea Party, i won’t be upset!

  • I am so excited to see Fantasmic!! Return… is there any word on when it will be launched? We will be there in late July. It is the highlight of our Biennial Disney visit, I am eagerly waiting for it’s return!

  • Hi…I would like to know if Fantasmic will be re-open by the end of June or beginning of July

  • I’m most excited to be able to show my family the Parade I grew up with – The Main Street Electrical Parade! But I’m also extremely excited for the Disneyland RailRoad to re-open as well as the Rivers of America!

  • Figures when I cant afford a pass they bring it back. At least it’s back home where it belongs. 😉

  • We will be there from June 29 – July 4. Are any of these things going to be happening then?
    Can we expect to see the Paint the Night parade at WDW?

  • Also guardians of the galaxy mission breakout

  • I’m looking forward to chip and dale in summer 2017

  • jaimie, there is a rumor that Paint the Night will return to Disneyland this summer.

  • so is the paint the night parade not going on anymore..does anybody know?

  • I am SO SO SO EXCITED for Rivers of America to be open again! And FANTASMIC! Erin – will Fantastmic still offer fast passes?

  • I wish the electric parade was staying around until July a lot of us will be coming for the d23 event and it would be great to still be able to see this

  • Unfortunately, I think we’ll be there before everything is reopened. However, I’m definitely looking forward to experiencing the parks for Valentine’s Day for the first time!

  • I would love to see the “People Mover” come back and have it go through both parks. I would also like to get WolfGang Puck back for dining. It was so wonderful the opening year of California Adventure. Thanks!

  • Are there any timeframes associated with the upcoming events? I know the Main Street Electrical Parade is on now until June, and the Lunar New Year Celebration is through this month, but what about the other showcased items?

  • Hi Erin! When the things start happening on Rivers of America again, will the canoes reopen then too? Thanks!

  • I’m not sure….I won’t be at DLR until mid-June for the Expo. I’m not sure what will be operational by then. I’m hoping for Fantasmic to be back along with Guardians, plus I hope MSEP is still around or Paint the Night comes back.

  • Fantasmic! all the way! I can’t wait to see my favorite DLR show come back! Star Wars Land holds no interest for me – not really a Star Wars fan and am very prone to motion sickness, so it doesn’t look like the rides aren’t for me, either.

  • Definitely, Fantasmic would be the one thing I’m looking forward to most, but I’m looking forward to everything. I wonder if we will be able to purchase the discount Food & Wine card/lanyard like we had last year for APs. That was a good deal. We purchased a few of them and tried almost everything.

  • Will Fantasmic, the railroad and Guardians be open Memorial Day weekend?

  • I’m looking forward to the railroad and the river reopening!

    Also, I have to say that I am really looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!. I am always open to new experiences, and I’m looking forward to see what the Imagineers have in store. Recently, members of the media were given a hard hat tour of the attraction, and some very interesting bits of information were revealed online.

  • Without question Fantasmic! and the Railroad. We are visiting between Independence Day and D23. Erin does the current “summer” expected re-opening of these attractions mean they will be open in July?

  • I’m really looking forward to the Food and Wine Festival. Are tickets still going on sale tomorrow for the premium events? If so, will the schedule be posted later tonight so we can plan on which day(s) to attend?

  • Can’t wait to ride the train around the Disneyland again!

  • All of it! But most especially Food & Wine, and it’s been so long since I’ve seen Fantasmic! 2017 looks like it’s gonna be a fun year. ????

  • I can’t wait to be able to ride the Train again. I for one am not interested in the new Land that’s being built, but I do miss riding around the Park on the Train, as do my girlfriends.

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