A look ahead at Disneyland Resort for 2022

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The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim is not taking a back seat to the festivities of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World in Orlando in 2022. There will be even more fun, fantasy, food, and definitely magic happening in Southern California.


The Main Street Electrical Parade (my favorite, I might add) is returning in the spring. This parade is a nighttime spectacular with Disney characters all decked out in colorful lights with memorable music to accompany the floats. And look for Elliot the Dragon (he’s impossible to miss) spewing his smoke, which is always a delight. Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy kick off the parade so when you’re at the park, make sure to get up close to see all the spectacular lights making their way down Main Street.

Fantasmic! also returns. Definitely look for this spectacular along the Rivers of America in Disneyland. With scenes from Fantasia, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid and more, this is a must-see for families.


And World of Color returns to Disney California Adventure. This colorful show brings back memories of some of the iconic moments from many Disney films. It is truly an amazing experience to watch as the effects are shown on the water and the music fills the air.


Also returning in the spring is the Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular. This is a show to experience several times from different locations in the park as the special effects are shown on several buildings throughout the park while the fireworks light up the sky.


The Lunar New Year celebrations run from January 21-February 13, 2022, and the Food & Wine Festival returns from March 4-April 26, 2022. Make sure to get your Sip & Savor pass!


It is also hard to believe but this year marks the 10th anniversary of Cars Land in Disney California Adventure. I was there for the grand opening and it seems like just last year.


Even more fun awaits guests at the Disneyland Resort in 2022, with some special surprises ahead in 2023. Yep, it never ends. Disneyland is always advancing with more and more excitement for families and guests of all ages.

Returning January 10 for a limited time, “Mickey’s Mix Magic,” will be presented nightly in Disneyland park. State-of-the-art projections, show lighting and lasers transform Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of “it’s a small world” into a dazzling, high-energy, family fun dance party celebrating Mickey Mouse, with fireworks added on select nights. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort).

To ring in the New Year with many jubilant celebrations coming in 2022, the Disneyland Resort is introducing a special weekday ticket offer just for Southern California residents. On sale now for visits beginning Jan. 3, 2022, eligible guests may experience the magic of Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park for as little as $67 per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day weekday ticket, subject to park reservations, at Disneyland.com/SoCal. 


Check Disneyland.com for all the information about times, admission, and everything you need to know before you go.


About the Author

Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, is the entertainment correspondent for Good Day Orange County, and has her own TV show, Beyond the Red Carpet, on Village Television in Orange County. She is a longstanding member of the Television Critics Association, was a longstanding member of the Los Angeles Press Club, and is accredited by the MPAA. Follow her on Twitter.


Photos: Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort