Disneyland Resort Fireworks and Parades

Christmas Parade

Disneyland Fireworks

“Fantasy in the Sky” Fireworks Spectacular

Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Spectacular have been have been mesmerizing visitors since it’s debut in 1958.  Although replaced in the year 2000 by newer fireworks displays, it has returned in 2015 for a limited engagement until the 60th Anniversary firework display “Disneyland Forever” starts showing nightly on May 22, 2015.  Unlike Walt Disney World, the firework display at Disneyland is only offered on weekends during value seasons.  “Disneyland Forever” will be an all new concept which will surround visitors in the magic and the display will not only be in the sky.  Additional projections will appear throughout the park.

During the holiday season special firework displays will light up the sky.  An extended 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is shown in salute to the nation.  During Mickey’s Halloween Party, there will be an exclusive “Halloween Screams” display, then from November to the beginning of January the holiday edition, “Believe… In Holiday Magic” will be shown, ending with snow on Main Street.

MouseForLess Tips:

There are many great spots to see the fireworks, but the best places are on or near Main Street. Try the “hub” near the castle, the train Station and near the flag pole.

Some of the effects occur on the castle and the Matterhorn, make sure your viewing location has a clear view of these to attractions.

The fireworks are some of the best that Disneyland has every offered. Don’t miss them if they will be shown during your visit.

Disneyland Parades

Mickey’s Soundsational Parade

This 39 minute long parade, debut in 2011, is led by Mickey Mouse playing a snare drum along with his drum line.  This is a fun and energetic rockin’ jam session that brings alive classic Disney Movies with Disney Characters and whimsical floats.  You will see characters from the following movies in addition to our favorites, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Pluto as well as the Royal Disney Princesses:  Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and Rapunzel.

  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Mary Poppins
  • Peter Pan
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Three Caballeros

Added in 2015 is Frozen Fantasy pre-parade, a Frozen celebration which includes Princess Anna, Olaf and Queen Elsa on a float made of snow and ice.

Paint the Night Parade

To celebrate Disneyland’s 60th year anniversary, there will be an all new nighttime parade. Pain the Night will feature state-of-the art floats with more than 1.5 million individually controlled LED lights. Popular characters from Disney stories such as Monsters Inc., Cars, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, and Frozen will be featured.

While a similar parade is currently running in Hong Kong Disneyland, this version will have its own unique Disneyland touches, such as a nod to the drum at the beginning of the Main Street Electrical Parade.

A Christmas Fantasy Parade

During the holiday season, an additional parade joins the festivities at Disneyland.  A Christmas Fantasy Parade have been delighting audiences since 1994 and includes many favorite Disney Characters bringing holiday cheer to everyone.

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Disney California Adventure Parades

Pixar Play Parade

This beloved parade debut in 2008 and only went on hiatus for one year when Disney California Adventure went through major reimagination and returned on June 15, 2015 coinciding with the grand reopening of Disney California Adventure and features floats and characters based on beloved Disney Pixar Films such as:

  • Monsters University
  • The Incredibles
  • Ratatouille
  • Finding Nemo
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Toy Story
  • Cars

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