Be delighted and surprised each week you visit Disneyland in 2013 with "Limited Time Magic". Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be kicking off "Limited Time Magic" campaign beginning January 2013. Guests will find a new surprise each week when they visit Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts in 2013. Examples include an Independence Day celebration with little touches that lasts for a week and a Friday the 13th dance party featuring Disney villains that goes into the 13th hour (1 a.m.) of a single day. Limited Time Magic will have a lot to do with celebrating special occasions with families in mind.
Disney will be dreaming up more micro-celebrations to be rolled out weekly in 2013. Each week, guests visiting Disneyland Resort will find Limited Time Magic — some kind of special entertainment, event, souvenir or surprise available for a limited time only— and as they do, we will announce it here. Check back often in 2013!
In addition, Disneyland Annual Passholders will enjoy special surprises—but only for a limited time, and only for Annual Passholders! For more information and to stay up-to-date with the upcoming Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic opportunities, visit disneyland.com/apmagic, like the official Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder Facebook page or check this page weekly.
See a Week By Week Summary of Past Limited Time Magic Events for Disneyland
See Limited Time Magic Events for Walt Disney World Resort
This Week's Limited Time Magic Announcements for Disneyland Resort
(Updated Every Friday)
Give Grads Congrats with Celebratory Ear Hats
June 17 to June 23, 2013
Every graduate deserves congrats, and what better way to pay tribute—and say "Ears to you!"—than with a Mortar Board Ear Hat! For a limited time when you purchase a mortar board graduation Ear Hat at Main Street Mad Hatter in Disneyland Park and Elias & Co. in Disney California Adventure Park, you can pick from 5 different tassels that best represent your school colors, individually available for just $1.95 each. So drop by and do the grad in your life a favor—help celebrate his or her determination in style, courtesy of a little Limited Time Magic!
Plus, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., Annual Passholders can celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic Disney film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit with a screening followed by a very special panel discussion featuring some of the members of the creative team that brought this madcap caper to life. The event will be held at AMC 12 Theaters in Downtown Disney District. Registration and wristband distribution for the event is in person and will begin at 12:00 noon on the day of the event at the AMC 12 Theaters. Space is limited.
Still Being Celebrated at Disneyland Resort
Give Dad an Incredible Father's Day
Disney California Adventure Park
June 10 to June 16, 2013
This Father's Day, show dad he's incredible with a gift he won't soon forget—as part of Limited Time Magic at Disney California Adventure Park, head to Paradise Pier, where a duo of "supers" from Disney•Pixar's The Incredibles will be posing for pictures. Stop by for a chance to meet Mr. Incredible or Frozone, and see how these larger-than-life Disney Characters stack up against the fatherly hero in your family!
Plus, Annual Passholders can celebrate 50 years of the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park with a special free souvenir—a recreation of the 1963 Enchanted Tiki Room brochure, while supplies last. Enjoy this Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic from June 23 - 27, 2013 at theEnchanted Tiki Room. All participating Annual Passholders must present their active Annual Passport to the event Cast Member at the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo ID may be required.
Disney has shared the following Limited Time Magic event details in advance:
Independence Week July 1-7, 2013
The 4th of July is seven days long this year as Disneyland salutes America with a spectacular 4th of July Fireworks Party. Everything will be red, white and blue, from the fireworks and the Castle down to special-edition U.S.A. shirts, ear hats and other patriotic souvenirs.
The Disneyland Resort fireworks spectacular will be held each night at 9:30 p.m. during Independence Week.
Also at Disneyland Resort, Mickey Mouse greets guests in star-spangled, patriotic attire every evening in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. Every evening, you can wear a pair of illuminated Mouse Ears and “Glow with the Show” during performances of “Celebrate America!” fireworks at Disneyland park and the patriotic pre-show to “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park. And at the Disneyland Resort, you can enjoy Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Desserts at Carnation Café, and Patriotic Cotton Candy, Apple Pie Pockets or 4th of July Cupcakes, in shops all along Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park.
Unleash the Villains Friday, Sep 13, 2013
The Disney villains are so excited about Friday the 13th, they're taking over Disneyland! Join in the fun for a night of mischief and a villainous dance party that will last until the 13th hour (1 a.m.).
Pirate Week: Why talk like a pirate one day when you could celebrate these scalawags all week long? The adventures of Jack Sparrow come to life like never before during a bicoastal buccaneer bash in which Disneyland and Walt Disney World become pirate-palooza: pirate bands, pirate meet-and-greets and more.
Limited Time Magic - A Week By Week Summary of Past Events
June Limited Time Magic
Week 23 Announcement
This Father's Day, show dad he's incredible with a gift he won't soon forget—as part of Limited Time Magic at Disney California Adventure Park, head to Paradise Pier, where a duo of "supers" from Disney•Pixar's The Incredibles will be posing for pictures. Stop by June 10 to June 16, 2013 for a chance to meet Mr. Incredible or Frozone, and see how these larger-than-life Disney Characters stack up against the fatherly hero in your family!
Week 22 Announcement
Celebrate the opening of the all-new live show "Mickey and the Magical Map" at Disneyland Park with a little extra Limited Time Magic! This June 3 to June 9, Guests who join Mickey Mouse on this musical journey to imagination and back will be invited to extend their experience, courtesy of Mickey's Compass Quest. Once the show comes to a close at the Fantasyland Theater, fetch yourself a map and follow a series of show-inspired clues to secret spots around the park. Uncover hidden markers, complete each challenge and take home a special reward! What are you waiting for? The quest awaits!
Week 21 Announcement
It’s shaping up to be a Monstrous Summer at Disneyland Resort starting May 24, 2013 with a colossal lineup of unforgettable experiences, including entertainment enhancements celebrating the newest Disney•Pixar animated feature, Monsters University.
- Drop by the Monsters University-themed areas at Disney's California Adventure park for a chance to meet and take pictures with some of your favorite Characters! You’ll find Mike and Sulley right outside the university dorms, recreated in Hollywood Land.
- Also at Disney California Adventure park, Mike and Sulley show their MU spirit as they lead daily performances of the Pixar Play Parade, followed by their new Monsters University friends, Art, Scott "Squishy" Squibbles, Terry & Terri and Fear Tech mascot, Archie the Scare Pig.
May Limited Time Magic
Week 20 Announcement
Prepare for a day and night of scary delight when the stars of Disney•Pixar's Monsters University invade Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park from May 24 - May 25, 2013! For 24 magical hours, from May 24 at 6:00 AM to May 25 at 6:00 AM, Mike and Sulley will be dropping in from their "alma monster" to scare up some school spirit during an action-packed "all-nighter."
Week 19 Announcement
This Mother's Day Weekend, show mom the "time" of her life—as part of Limited Time Magic, whisk her away to World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney District or Fortuosity Shop at Disneyland Park where she can try her hand at the latest greatest looks, including a fashionable selection of all-new timepieces specific to the occasion! "Watch" her face light up with glee and then further the magic even more on Mother's Day at Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, where all moms will be honored with a special flower. Valid theme park admission required.
Week 18 Announcements
Celebrate the spirit of Mexico and commemorate the year of the ear all at once with your very own Cinco de Mayo ear hat! Capturing the essence, the colors and the iconic character of Mexico and its festive culture, this Limited Time Magic offering can be found right inside the Fantasyland Mad Hatter, located at Disneyland Park. Don't miss the chance to "cap" off this festive fiesta in style!
This May, come glow with a "Magical" new show at Disneyland Park—purchase a light-up interactive ear hat and engage with shows and attractions across Disneyland Resort like never before, including Magical, Disneyland Park's newest fireworks spectacular. But that's not all—as part of Limited Time Magic, discover a "Magical" fireworks viewing area along Main Street, U.S.A., reserved just for you when you're wearing your "Glow with the Show" ears. Space is limited and will be first come, first served on the following dates: May 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 2013. For those who don't already own a pair of "Glow with the Show" ears, they can be purchased for $25 at the Emporium, Pioneer Mercantile, The Star Trader, Gag Factory, Elias & Company, Rushin' River Outfiters, Tee's Hats and Tattoos, or at World of Disney.
Week 17 Announcements
In honor of Star Wars day, Disneyland Resort is selling special edition Star Wars-themed pins and tees. With messages like "May the Fourth Be with You" and "Revenge of the Fifth", you can wear all the hyperspace hilarity on your sleeve! So do, or do not… but if you do, do so while supplies last at Disney Pin Traders in Downtown Disney District or Little Green Men Store Command in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park. Only a Sith would miss this magic event available while supplies last beginning May 4th!
As part of Limited Time Magic at Disneyland Resort, you can fetch 2 fashionable Fascinator hats for only $24! Inspired by beloved Disney characters, come discover this offer at Main Street Mad Hatter at Disneyland Park or World of Disney Store in Downtown Disney District. And if fancy hats aren't your style, stop by D Street at Disneyland Park and take home 4 Mechanical Kingdom Vinylmation figures, all for just $24! Both offers are available for a limited time, starting April 26, 2013, and only while supplies last.
April Limited Time Magic
Week 16 Announcement
Let your taste buds get down and "dirty" during Earth Week at Disneyland Resort from April 22 to April 28, 2013! For one week only, "dig in" to the "Worm and Dirt Tart," a delightfully playful dessert offered as part of Limited Time Magic. You can find the confection at Plaza Inn and French Market at Disneyland Park, or in Wine Country Trattoria inside Disney California Adventure. But buy one while they last—this is one Earth Week celebration your taste buds won't want to miss!
Week 15 Announcements
It's Fairies Week at Disneyland Resort in Southern California from April 15 - 21, 2013, and Tinker Bell's coming in for a landing. And wouldn't you know it, some fellow Disney Fairies are flying in for the occasion too! Head over to Pixie Hollow, where Tink will be joined by her friend Rosetta, along with a surprise appearance from Terence, the Pixie Dust-keeper himself!
Experience Iron Man's Hall of Armor firsthand at Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries, a new exhibit inside Innoventions at Disneyland Park. Starting April 13, you can virtually "suit up" in Iron Man's Mark 42, and digitally try on pieces of his armor. Plus, as part of Limited Time Magic, you can even take home an exclusive Iron Man 3 poster, available while supplies last! So go behind the mask and see all the technology set to debut in Iron Man 3 before the movie opens in theaters May 3.
Week 14 Announcement
Some rarely seen Characters are stepping back into the spotlight, but only for a limited time! During Long Lost Friends week, Characters you picked in an online poll will make appearances at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Frontierland, where you'll have the chance to get up-close and enjoy photo opportunities. You could meet Robin Hood, Ludwig Von Drake… even the Three Little Pigs! Visit Disneyland Park from April 8 to April 14, 2013 to find out, and be sure to sample some long-lost favorite foods too, including Monte Cristo Strips and Zany Cotton Candy!
Week 13 Announcement
This week, Disney continues its “Year of the Ear” celebration with the release of a new hat inspired by the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land. On April 1, the Cozy Cone Hat will be available at Sarge’s Surplus Hut in Disney California Adventure park while supplies last.
March Limited Time Magic
Week 12 Announcement
This Spring things get hoppin' at Disneyland Resort when a floppy-eared friend comes to visit. Delight in an array of family-friendly festivities, from egg hunts to bunny hops to greetings with the Easter Bunny-and more! Spring Fling takes place March 25-March 31, 2013.
Week 11 Announcement
For one week only, from March 18-24, 2013 you’ll be able to search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters at Disney California Adventure park and then record your discoveries on specially themed Eggs-perience park maps. You can purchase the map at Elias & Co., Oswald’s, Radiator Springs Curios, Tower Hotel Gifts and Treasures in Paradise. Each map and set of stickers will cost $4.95, plus tax at select locations. And whether you find all, some or none of the hidden eggs, return your map to Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park for your prize—a gift box with 2 Vinylmation key rings ($12.95 value).
Week 10 Announcement
It's the Year of the Ear and March brings some of the cutest ear hats yet—miniature MousekeEars! Collect them, wear them or share them! These mini-hats feature fun, pop colors or Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. And, as an extra bonus, Disney is offering a special “Limited Time Magic” promotion on the MousekeEars while supplies last in March. In select locations at Disneyland Resort and on the Disney Parks online store, you can get two MousekeEar hats for $15.00 (plus tax). MousekEars hats normally have a retail of $12.95 each.
Week 9 Announcements
From March 1 to March 9, 2013, follow the yellow brick road to WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District for a limited-time event celebrating the release of the Walt Disney Studios fantastical adventure Oz The Great And Powerful. The gallery will showcase Oz-themed artwork—as well as replica costumes and props from the film, like Glinda's gown crown and wand; the cape worn by Oz; and the China Girl character.
Discover the Beautifully Disney cosmetic line from Disney Parks—featuring the color palettes of some favorite Disney characters, elegant packaging and whimsical accessories designed to add an extra sprinkle of pixie dust to your morning routine. This new cosmetic line debuts with a special event at Vault28 in the Downtown Disney District from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 2, 2013. Join in the fun as color experts offer complimentary mini-makeovers. Plus, you can purchase the Wickedly Beautiful collection, a seasonal palette that—just like Limited Time Magic—won't last forever.
February Limited Time Magic
Week 8 Announcement
From February 25 to March 3, 2013, the Dapper Dans tip their hats to a new kind of music that they discovered while "strolling through the park one day." The Dapper Dans will be delivering a medley of hits from One Direction, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC all week. Watch for this winsome quartet in the Magic Kingdom—after all, the Dapper Dans are the "Original Boy Band."
Week 7 Announcements
Voices of Liberty, the a cappella group, is honoring Presidents Day for a limited time with musical performances at the Main Street Opera House at Disneyland Park February 18 & 19 and February 22 to February 24, 2013. In this special presidential show—a Limited Time Magic experience—the Voices of Liberty will bring to life some inspirational moments from our nation's history with impeccable 8-part harmonies accompanied by memorable quotes from American Presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.
As part of Limited Time Magic, guests can enjoy a special sneak peek of the Walt Disney Studios fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, opening in theaters Friday, March 8, 2013. This limited-time experience is held throughout the day from February 16 to March 31, 2013 in the Muppet*Vision 3D Theater at Disney California Adventure park. This is the only place where Guests can see an extended preview of the film in 3D, mixed with special in-theater 4D effects simulating wind and lightening.
Week 6 Announcements
During True Love Week, February 11-17, 2013, a tapestry of romance is woven throughout the resort — from special entertainment and limited-edition Valentine’s merchandise to candlelit dinners for two and new, themed photo locations offering encounters with beloved Disney sweethearts. Even Sleeping Beauty Castle will blush red and pink! See the menus.
Week 5 Announcements
Come celebrate Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese culture at Disney California Adventure park for the most magical Lunar New Year Party under the moon from February 8 - 11, 2013. From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day in the Pacific Wharf area of the park, guests will enjoy unique cultural experiences, flavorful food offerings, unique merchandise, and colorful performances from dancers, musicians, and martial artists. Some of your favorite Disney characters will be there as well, such as Mulan, Mushu, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. To help you commemorate the occasion, a limited-edition pin will be available while supplies last.
January Limited Time Magic
Week 4 Announcements
Calling all Disney art enthusiasts! Now you can help the Disney Design Group choose a special design that will be featured on select limited-edition Disney merchandise, which will be available for purchase as part of the 2014 Disney Parks Dated Art Program. Choose from 3 unique creations and then vote for your favorite. Make your decision today because, just like many of the “Limited Time Magic” experiences, the voting will be available for one week only, from January 25 – 31, 2013.
Week 3 Announcements
Special Ticket Promotion: Though February 27, 2013, special Disneyland Promotional Tickets are for sale. The promotion is for 3-, 4- and 5-day park-hopper tickets that include one Magic Morning entry into selected attractions at Disneyland park, according to the current early admission schedule. The park-hopper tickets are discounted by $30 each (the cost to upgrade a single park ticket to a park hopper) and are valid for visits from January 7 through March 11, 2013. These tickets are not available to purchase at the gates at Disneyland Resort, must be bought in advance online at at Disneyland.com/3day.
Note: The special promotional tickets are also available through ARES Travel at an additional $5 per ticket discount (a savings of $35 per ticket!).
Week 2 Announcements
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Louis the Alligator at the Bayou Bash! For 4 weekends, you can enjoy jazz music, lively street performances and delectable Cajun cuisine at Disneyland Park. Special Mint Julips and banana beignets are available during Limited Time Magic’s Bayou Bash. New Orleans Bayou Bash! will come alive in New Orleans Square from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the following dates: January 18-21 • January 25-27 • February 1-3 • February 8-12
Week 1 Announcements
Are you old enough to remember the Golden Horseshoe Revue at Disneyland? For a limited time only, you and your family can experience this musical variety extravaganza inspired by the renowned Frontierland show enjoyed by Walt Disney himself! Join Miss Lily and her Saloon Girls for a homage to the classic Golden Horseshoe Revue. This is a fun-filled show filled with plenty of family-friendly comedy, singing and dancing. Performances are Thursday through Monday, from January 10 through February 4, 2013.
From January 4 through January 6, 2013, delight in the Three Kings Day party at Frontierland. Be a part of the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree and celebrate the end of the holiday season with 3 days of music, activities and cuisine that pays tribute to Southern California's Mexican culture.
Merchandise Promotion: Plus, as part of "Limited Time Magic," 2013 will be the Year of the Ear at Disney Parks. Every month, Disney Parks will release new ear hats and headware for Guests to add to their collection. January will start with the limited release of Disney Couture Ear Hats.