Disneyland Resort Unveils 2024 Live Shows and Performances Lineup

“Magic Happens” Parade at Disneyland Park

In 2024, Disneyland Resort is set to provide an array of live performances and shows across its two parks – Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. This article outlines the scheduled line-up of these activities, elaborating on the variety of entertainment options available to visitors.

From interactive dance parties and parades to nighttime shows, the resort aims to present a diverse range of experiences throughout the day and into the night. Read on for a detailed overview of what you can expect at Disneyland Resort in the coming months.

“Wondrous Journeys” Nighttime Spectacular at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park Highlights

  • “Mickey’s Mix Magic” – Showcasing from Jan. 8-March 21 and April 15-25: A delightful family-friendly dance party envelops Disneyland Park, featuring vibrant projections, stunning lighting effects, lasers, and Disney tunes. Fireworks on select evenings elevate this high-energy nighttime spectacle.
  • “Magic Happens” parade – Making its comeback on Feb. 2: This grand parade brings to life enchanting moments from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios films, featuring stunning floats, artistic costumes, and an invigorating musical score.
  • “Wondrous Journeys” – Coming back for a special presentation from March 22-April 14: Originally designed to pay tribute to The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary in 2023, this nighttime spectacle celebrates Walt Disney Animation Studios films over the past century. Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, the façade of “it’s a small world”, and the Rivers of America are transformed into a visual masterpiece with lighting effects, tailored projections, dazzling fireworks, and more.
  • “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” – Returning from April 26-Aug. 4: This heartwarming show celebrating friendship is back with new scenes as part of the limited-time Pixar Fest. On select nights, fireworks take the celebration to new heights.
  • “Fantasmic!” – Making a comeback on May 24: The Rivers of America will once again come alive with soaring music, live performers, character appearances, and projections. In 2024, this beloved nighttime spectacle will feature new special effects, a thrilling battle scene between Sorcerer Mickey and Maleficent, and the return of the iconic “Peter Pan” scene.
  • Storytelling at the Royal Theatre: Messieurs Smythe and Jones, along with fellow villagers and the audience, bring to life the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled” through music, whimsy, and humor.
  • Live music: Enjoy the melodious sounds of the Disneyland Band, the Dapper Dans quartet, and the Straw Hatters on Main Street, S.A. In New Orleans Square, the Bootstrappers and the Jambalaya Jazz Band deliver toe-tapping performances.
  • Special and seasonal nighttime spectaculars: Guests can look forward to specially themed nighttime spectaculars during seasonal celebrations and special events, such as “Halloween Screams” and “Believe… in Holiday Magic.”
Doctor Strange - Master of the Mystic Arts at Avengers Campus

Disney California Adventure Park Highlights

  • “Better Together – A Pixar Pals Celebration!” – Debuting on April 26: This brand-new daytime parade at Disney California Adventure Park features favorite and new characters from the latest Pixar films, including “Turning Red.”
  • “Disney Junior Dance Party!”: Join Mickey Mouse and other beloved Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins and Vampirina, for a fun-filled dance party.
  • “The Amazing Spider-Man!”: Experience Spider-Man’s gravity-defying, acrobatic feats as he swings into action high above Avengers Campus throughout the day.
  • “Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje”: Recruits at Avengers Campus are invited to join training sessions with Black Panther’s loyal bodyguards, the Dora Milaje, in the courtyard near Avengers Headquarters.
  • “Doctor Strange: Mysteries of the Mystic Arts“: Join Doctor Strange as he steps forth through an inter-dimensional portal to engage guests with illusions, sorcery, and astonishing tales from his collection of mysterious relics.
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!”: Join Star Lord and Gamora for a groovy dance party set to rock and roll classics from Peter Quill’s cherished boom box.
  • Live music: The jazz combo Five & Dime brings pizzazz and razzmatazz to Buena Vista Street. During “Operation: Playtime!”, the Green Army Patrol from Pixar’s “Toy Story” roams the park. Plus, live musical acts often perform on the Hollywood Backlot Stage and Paradise Garden Bandstand.
  • Special seasonal entertainment: Disney California Adventure offers special entertainment during seasonal festivals, including Lunar New Year, and more.

Summing It Up

In summary, Disneyland Resort is gearing up for a busy and vibrant year with a wide array of live shows and performances scheduled at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Whether you’re a fan of classic Disney characters or the latest Pixar creations, these exciting events promise to add a dash of magic to any visit.

Stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments, whether that’s the future of live shows happening at Disney parks, or what’s happening around the Disney Vacation Club resorts!

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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