Fireworks at Disneyland Parks
At the Disneyland park there are a number of Firework shows to be seen throughout the year. Each show is unique in it’s own way, using thousands of pyrotechnics to get the job done. All Firework shows at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are presented on select nights, weather permitting.
“Remember…Dreams Come True” Fireworks Spectacular
Just as Walt Disney’s dreams came true, yours can too. The Dreams Come True show reminds us to never give up and our hopes and dreams. Enjoy as favorite characters from Disney classics make an appearance, along with Tinker Bell and the beloved voices of Julie Andrews and Walt Disney himself. Sing along to all of the songs from your childhood and watch Tinker Bell soar through Disneyland to light up Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
Fantasmic! uses both pyrotechnics and hydromechanics to create an incredible world of entertainment. Mickey Mouse recreates scenes from Fantasia on the Rivers of America, while overhead big bursts of light and color bring the show full circle! Scenes from classics like The Lion King, Tangled, and Aladdin have recently been added to the Fantasmic! show. Learn more about the Fantasmic! Dinign Package for a top notch evening.
4th of July Fireworks
Like it sounds this fireworks is one for the ages. Every 4th of July Disneyland pays tribute to the great nation by setting off the ultimate fireworks show to the sounds of patriotic music.
“Believe…In Holiday Magic”
As a special part of the Holidays at Disneyland, the fireworks show is tailored to the spirit of giving. During this time Sleeping Beauty’s castle is lit up with 80,000 lights and covered in icicles while pyrotechnics and holiday tunes play overhead. “Believe In Holiday Magic” this holiday season is shown November 9, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
New Year’s Eve
What could be better than brining in the new year than bring it in at Disneyland? For one night only immerse yourself in a legendary New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
Disney California Adventure Fireworks
World of Color
World of Color at Disney California Adventure park is shown throughout the year on select nights. This show brings your favorite Disney, Disney Pixar, and live-action scenes to life. Like Fantasmic! – World of Color also offers a dining package. For more information of World of Color and the dining package visit our World of Color page.
**Currently World of Color is closed until late 2018 for refurbishments.
Parades at Disneyland Parks
The parades at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are full of life and entertainment. During the holiday season guests will enjoy specially themed parades, and the rest of the year is non stop fun with your favorite characters strutting through Main Street, U.S.A. Parades are dependent on weather conditions. Character appearances are subject to change.
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.
- 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.
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 Santa Claus himself.
Joining Santa will be Mickey, Minnie, Chip & Dale, Anna & Elsa, and more. This parade is put on starting November 9, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
Disney California Adventure Parades
Princess Elena’s Grand Arrival
During the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure welcome Princess Elena as she makes her way to Paradise Gardens Park for an official Princess Elena meet & greet. The little ones will absolutely love this parade featuring one of Disney’s newest princesses. The parade runs a few times daily, but times can be subject to change. Don’t miss out! Princess Elena’s Grand Arrival lasts only from November 9, 2018 until January 8, 2019.
Mulan’s Lunar New Year Parade
Mulan and Mushu host the epic Chinese New Year parade featuring a Chinese dragon puppet, brave warriors, delightful dancers, and so much more. Running only from January 25, 2019 until February 17, 2019 Disneyland and Mulan will celebrate the Year of the Pig! In honor of the Year of the Pig, your favorite 3 little pigs will get to join in on the fun.
The Mouse For Less 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.