10 Things You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer at Disneyland Resort

Valerie Lee

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

It’s summertime! And at the Disneyland Resort, that means there is so much to do, so much to see and so many awesome experiences you won’t want to miss! Take a look at this list – or create your own list of “must-dos” – and be sure to catch the limited-time offerings while they’re still here!

‘Main Street Electrical Parade’ at Disneyland Park

1. See the Nighttime Spectaculars!

Lighting up summer nights in Disneyland park are the “Main Street Electrical Parade” and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks, both of which are ending their limited-time runs on Sept. 1, 2022. “Main Street Electrical Parade” is celebrating its 50th anniversary of magical pageantry, featuring an all-new grand finale float. “Disneyland Forever” fireworks is a mesmerizing mix of Disney storytelling, jaw-dropping visual effects and breathtaking pyrotechnics. “Fantasmic!” at Disneyland park and “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park will continue their regular schedules.

Red Car Trolley at Disney California Adventure Park

2. Ride the Red Car Trolley!

Hop aboard! The Red Car Trolley has returned with scenic rides along Buena Vista Street and Hollywood Land, with four stops in Disney California Adventure park. Modeled after the trolleys that crisscrossed more than 1,000 miles of Los Angeles track from 1887 until 1961, the Red Car Trolley is reminiscent of when Walt Disney first arrived in California in 1923.

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland Park

3. Go on an Ocean Adventure in Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Take a heartwarming expedition under the sea and see friends from Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” featuring an all-new character to the attraction – the septopus Hank from “Finding Dory.” This Disneyland attraction just reopened and has been revitalized with vibrant color, 3,000 pieces of coral, fresh kelp and 12,000 linear feet of seaweed, plus new lighting, projections and enhanced special effects. Did you know: the original Submarine Voyage debuted June 14, 1959!

Celebrate Soulfully at the Disneyland Resort - “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure”

4. Join in a Soulful Celebration

Celebrate Soulfully, which celebrates Black heritage and culture through music, food and art, has several entertainment offerings extended through Sept. 5, 2022! The Hollywood Backlot in Disney California Adventure park becomes a summer block party nightly, where you can groove to live musical acts playing genres from doo-wop and Motown to funk and reggae. In the Downtown Disney District, be sure to check out “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” Exhibit, and discover the rich history of jazz featuring the beloved characters from Disney and Pixar’s “Soul.” This exhibit is complimentary and adjacent to Star Wars Trading Post. Also in the district, stop for a snack at Black-owned food trucks during this limited time.

Disneyland All-American College Band

5. Watch the Disneyland All-American College Band

They’re amazing! You can’t help but get jazzed watching and listening to the Disneyland All-American College Band presented by Yamaha, an energetic, talented group of 21 musicians from 13 colleges and universities from around the country who perform at Disneyland park, now through Aug. 12, 2022. A Disneyland tradition since 1971, this summer program is celebrating 50 years of performances!

Mighty Thor at Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure park

6. Encounter Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers Campus

Attention recruits! You never know which Super Heroes you may spot roaming Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure park. You just might meet Mighty Thor and test your worthiness with Mjolnir, see Spider-Man swinging high above the WEB building, explore the mystic arts with Doctor Strange in the Ancient Sanctum or train alongside the elite Wakandan guards, the Dora Milaje.

Boba Fett and Fennec Shand Arrive in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

7. Travel to Black Spire Outpost

While living your own adventures in a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park, you may come across familiar faces on the planet of Batuu. Heroes of the Resistance including Rey, Chewbacca and Vi Moradi might be spotted around the Black Spire Outpost, or you may see Boba Fett and Fennec Shand strolling the outpost as well.

Or, you may encounter a contingent of First Order Stormtroopers who join Kylo Ren setting out from the TIE Echelon starfighter at Docking Bay 9, patrolling the area.

Grizzly River Run in Disney California Adventure park

8. Navigate the Wild Waters of Grizzly Peak

Embark on a thrilling whitewater raft adventure at Grizzly River Run in Disney California Adventure park, where you float down a lazy river, spin through a raging current, and pass gushing geysers and thundering waterfalls before arriving back at base camp. Perfect for a summer day!

New Summer Pool Parties, July 1–August 31, 2022, at Disneyland Resort Hotels

9. Swim Into Summer Pool Parties!

Splish and splash at the new, super fun summer pool parties happening daily for Disneyland Resort Hotel guests, now through Aug. 31, 2022! Our Disney poolside squad is on deck at all three hotels leading games and playing high-energy dance music, as Disney pals stop by to join in the fun! As an overnight guest of a Disneyland Resort Hotel, you can also take advantage of exclusive benefits such as early entry into the parks a half hour before the general public daily to enjoy select attractions, dining and shopping, beginning August 8, 2022.* Check out our recent blog story for even more ways to enjoy a summer vacation at Disneyland Resort Hotels!

Guest meeting Mickey Mouse at Disneyland park

10. California Residents, Take Advantage of Special Ticket Offer

For a limited time, California residents may visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks for as low as $83 per person, per day with this special ticket offer. These 3-Day, 1-Park per day tickets start at $249 for admission on Mondays through Thursdays, or as low as $299 ($100 per day) for any day including weekends for eligible guests. The 3-Day Park Hopper ticket can be purchased for an additional $60. The limited-time tickets are available for purchase now and can be redeemed on any three eligible days through September 15, 2022, subject to park reservation availability.** Learn more about these special tickets at Disneyland.com. Valid admission and park reservation for the same park on the same date are required for park entry.

What’s on your list? Happy summer to you, from the Happiest Place on Earth!

*Early entry benefit is valid for guests (ages 3+) staying at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels and who have valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same Park on the same day. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Applicable parks, days and times of operation, and attractions, services, experiences, and offerings for the early entry benefit may vary and are subject to change, availability, capacity, and cancellation without notice, and are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/Updates for important information to know before visiting.

**Offer valid only for California residents within ZIP codes 90000-96199, and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of eligible residency, including valid government-issued photo ID, is required for purchase and admission. Tickets expire 9/15/2022. Upcoming block out dates 7/29/22, 7/30/22, 7/31/22, 8/5/22, 8/6/22, 8/7/22, 8/12/22, 8/13/22, 8/14/22, 8/19/22, 8/20/22, 8/21/22, 8/26/22, 8/27/22, 8/28/22, 9/2/22, 9/3/22, 9/4/22, 9/9/22, 9/10/22, 9/11/22 apply to Monday through Thursday only tickets. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. May purchase up to 5 tickets per eligible person per day with valid ID. Tickets are nonrefundable, may not be sold or transferred for commercial use and excludes activities/events separately priced. Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice. Sales may be paused from time to time or terminated at any time.


  • When you say Fantasmic and World of Color will stay on their regular schedules, does that mean it’ll still be two shows nightly and on weekdays?

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