Disneyland Resort to Host Disney Junior & Friends Playdate Event August 18-20


The Disney Junior & Friends Playdate is set to be a three-day event, taking place at the Disneyland Resort. The dates for the event are from August 18 to August 20, 2023.

Disney California Adventure

On the first day, Friday, August 18th, the characters from the shows will be present at Disney California Adventure. The celebration will include:

  • During the event, attendees can expect to see a Playdate Party Parade featuring beloved Disney Junior characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, and Elena.
  • The unique stage show, “Disney Junior Live! Playdate,” is set to captivate young crowds with its world-premiere presentation of the new Disney Junior short-form series, “Playdate with Winnie the Pooh.” This exclusive performance is sure to bring joy and excitement to the little ones in the audience.
  • The seasonal event, ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,’ is a delightful experience that adds a magical touch to the usual festivities. This special occasion, inspired by the Disney Junior series, allows participants to engage in a lively cupcake decorating course, bringing out their creativity and love for the enchanting world of Alice’s Wonderland Bakery. It’s truly an ‘unbirthday’ party like no other!
  • Experience the thrill of being a superhero at the ‘Spidey and his Amazing Friends’ photo wall located in the Hollywood Backlot of Disney California Adventure. Here, you can strike a pose and capture unforgettable moments with your favorite web-slinging heroes. It’s a must-visit spot for all Spidey fans!
  • Disney California Adventure hosts a dynamic lineup of Disney Junior programming that is sure to delight young visitors. The highlight is the Disney Junior Dance Party, an energetic show where kids can groove along with their favorite characters like Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First.

Downtown Disney District

The excitement shifts to the Downtown Disney District on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, with a host of entertaining activities:

  • Indulge in delectable Disney Junior-themed treats at Marceline’s Confectionary.
  • Capture memorable moments at the “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” photo wall in Downtown Disney.

This event is a celebration of the magical, entertaining, and music-filled stories of Disney Junior’s hit shows. It promises 3 days of special entertainment offerings, making it an exciting occasion for young fans and families.

As we wrap up, it’s clear that there’s an abundance of fun-filled activities for young fans at Disney California Adventure and the Downtown Disney District. Whether it’s dancing with favorite characters, decorating cupcakes, or posing like a Jedi, these experiences promise to create magical memories for every little visitor.

So mark your calendars, and prepare for a weekend of adventure and excitement that truly celebrates the magic of Disney Junior!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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