Disneyland Resort Fireworks and Parades

Disneyland Resort Fireworks and Parades

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.  Enjoy this comprehensive guide to Disneyland Resort Fireworks and Parades!

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Disneyland Fireworks

Mickey’s Mix Magic
Light up the night at this new, high-energy show celebrating Disney’s legendary duo Mickey and Minnie Mouse! With Mickey’s Mix Magic, Guests can enjoy a nightly extravaganza that is bursting with magical song tracks, kaleidoscopic projections and exciting lights and lasers.The scene is set as state-of-the-art projections, lighting and lasers turn Main Street, U.S.A., the water screens on Rivers of America and the façade of “it’s a small world” into dazzling displays of sight, sound and color. Then, on select nights, fireworks will add a pinch more pixie dust to the occasion. Mickey’s Mix Magic is not currently being offered. 

“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.

“Halloween Screams”
“Halloween Screams” takes place during Halloween Time and features supernatural projection and special effects on most nights of the season. On select nights, the show will be enhanced with the addition of fireworks. This is the first time that this show has been shown for regular park Guests in nearly a decade.

“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.

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.


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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.

Disneyland Parades

Mickey’s Soundsational Parade
This 39 minute long parade, which debuted 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

Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is not currently being offered. 

Main Street Electrical Parade
It’s back again! In the evening, as lights go down, Guests will be able to hear that iconic musical score as they see a variety of floats featuring beloved Disney characters. These floats are covered with approximately half a million colorful LED twinkling lights. The soundtrack includes the ridiculously catchy tune with its “electro-syntho-magnetic musical sounds.” The Main Street Electrical Parade will take place from August 2 until September 30, 2019.

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.

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 is not currently being offered. 

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. Mulan’s Lunar New Year Parade is not currently being offered. 

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.