Summer brings a new season of magic to the Disneyland Resort. Grab yourself a DOLE Whip and get ready for memory making with new and returning shows, plus world-class entertainment. Whether you’re looking for thrilling attractions or awe-inspiring pyrotechnics, the Disneyland Resort has something for every guest. Check out the things to do this summer at the Disneyland Resort, plus ways to save on your next Anaheim vacation.

Spectacular Summer Shows & Sights

From daytime dramas to nighttime illuminations, the summer entertainment schedule is sure to delight!

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The Rivers of America are the backdrop for Disney’s longest-running nighttime spectacular, “Fanstasmic!,” which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Mickey Mouse envisions himself as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice as he battles a barrage of villains including a 45-foot-tall, fire-breathing Maleficent. Decorated boats and pyrotechnics are paired with projected images displayed on three massive mist screens.

Tale of the Lion King

Launched on May 28th, the Fantasyland Theatre debuted a reimagined “Tale of the Lion King” with The Storytellers of the Pride Lands bringing the tale of Simba and his friends to life complete with new music and choreography.

Main Street Electrical Parade

Light up Main Street U.S.A with the sights and sounds of the classic parade, back for its 50th anniversary. Enjoy the nostalgic floats plus an all-new grand finale for a limited time.

Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland Park
Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland Park. 

Disneyland Forever

The voice of Walt Disney welcomes the Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular back to the resort. In addition to the illuminated skies above Sleeping Beauty’s castle, guests will be delighted by castle projections that extend onto Main Street U.S.A. and characters from across the Disney pantheon.

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World of Color

Making a splash is the “World of Color” presentation that features fountains of water, creating a full screen of water for displaying guest favorites from Disney and Pixar films. Upgrade the experience with additional dining packages which come with a reserved viewing area.

World of Color at Disney California Adventure Park
World of Color at Disney California Adventure Park.

10-year Park Expansion Anniversary

Stroll down the updated Buena Vista Street or cruise through Cars Land. The two areas are celebrating their 10-year-anniversary since the major expansion in 2012.

Must Experience Magic

Capture the magic of the Disney parks with these unique experiences.

Bring Batuu to life in the immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that puts guests in the middle of a Star Wars film. The meticulously designed area is home increased character experiences. Capture the memories with special Magic Shots from Disney PhotoPass photographers.

Chewbacca at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disneyland Resort
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at the Disneyland Resort 

Swing over to Avengers Campus, home to your favorite Marvel characters. Save the land from rapidly multiplying rogue Spider-Bots in the 3-D interactive attraction WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. Then, grab some photos in the Ancient Sanctum where you may see Doctor Strange perform Mysteries of the Mystic Arts.

Image of Spider-Man looking towards the camera with his right hand pointed outward.
Spider-Man at Avengers Campus. Photo Courtesy of @Domtabon on Instagram.

After planned refurbishment, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction reopened July 1, 2022. The indoor boat ride is a cool option for beating summer heat with your mates.

Savings on Summertime Fun

Sunshine and savings are in store for California residents with the limited-time offer. Enjoy the park for as little as $83 a day with the purchase of 3-day, 1-park admission valid Monday through Thursdays. For discounted tickets and more information, check out the special savings from Disneyland.

Hotel Specials Around Anaheim

Your castle away from home awaits when you visit Anaheim. Earn a $25 Disney gift card, valet parking, and late check-out (when available) at the new AAA Four-Diamond Westin Anaheim Resort. Save on your theme park tickets and room rates when you book two nights or more at The Anaheim Hotel, located across the street from the resort. More Disney discounts are in store from Embassy Suites Anaheim-Orange on both Park Hopper tickets and Disney Genie+.

Find more savings on your summertime fun from our partners by checking out our full list of Anaheim hotel special offers