2017 Calendar of Events & School Breaks and DLR

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figment_jii

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In 2014, Disboard poster Geemo started a thread that listed the major conventions, events, and school breaks at or near DLR. Dis'ers seemed to find the thread helpful, so a 2015 version and a 2016 version were created. This is a continuation of those threads, but for 2017!

This is NOT an official Calendar, for reference only. This is also not an all inclusive list, but I will do my best to keep it up to date. Please let me know if you hear of anything to add to the list.

Post #1: Events, Activities, and Holidays At/Around/Near Disneyland Resort
Post #2: School Breaks/Recesses
Post #3: Other Dates

Last updated: November 1, 2017

Events, Activities, and Holidays At/Around/Near Disneyland Resort


January 2017 (Check-In)
Jan 1 (Sun): Last Day of Signature AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 2 (Mon): Last Day of Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 2 (Mon): Rose Parade and Rose Bowl
Jan 2 (Mon): Last Day for Tower of Terror
Jan 3 (Tue): Last Day of SoCal/SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 3-6 (Tue-Fri): Three Kings' Day Celebration in DCA
Jan 8 (Sun): Last Day of Christmas/Holiday Season (including A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Believe...In Holiday Magic Fireworks, WoC: Season of Light, Festival of Holidays, Viva Navidad, Princess Elena's Musical Grand Arrival, Haunted Mansion Holiday, and Jingle Cruise)
Jan 12-15 (Thu-Sun): Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side
Jan 12 (Thu): Last Day for Castle Heraldy Shoppe
Jan 16 (Mon): Martin Luther King Junior Day
Jan 19-22 (Thu-Sun): NAAM Show (Anaheim Convention Center)
Jan 20 (Fri): MSEP Returns to DL
Jan 20 (Fri): Start of Lunar New Year Celebration in DCA
Jan 22 (Sun): Last Day for It's a Small World Holiday
Jan 28 (Sat): Lunar New Year (Merchandise Information)
Jan 28 (Sat): West Coast School & Dance Championship (Anaheim Arena Convention Center)
Jan 29 (Sun): CityRace Disneyland 2

February 2017 (Check-In)
Feb 3 (Fri): Remember...Dreams Come True Fireworks Show Returns to DL
Feb 5 (Sun): Superbowl
Feb 5 (Sun): Last Day of the Lunar New Year Celebration in DCA
Feb 7-9 (Tue-Thu): MD&M West Expo 2017 (Anaheim Convention Center)
Feb 8 (Wed): DCA's 16th Anniversary
Feb 10 (Fri): Start of AP Days (through March 9)
Feb 10-12 (Fri-Sun): Give Kids the World (DIS Meet & Fund Raiser)
Feb 14 (Tue): Valentine's Day (2016 Dining Information, 2016 DTD Information)
Feb 17-20 (Fri-Mon): Showstopper Dance Competition (Disneyland Hotel)
Feb 18 (Sat): Celebrate Gospel
Feb 20 (Mon): President's Day
Feb 25-26 (Sat-Sun): JR Spirit [Cheer] Championship (Held at the Hyperion/Frozen Theater)
Feb 28 (Tue): Mardi Gras

March 2017 (Check-In)
Mar 5-11 (Sun-Sat): Orange County Restaurant Week
Mar 9 (Thu): Last Day of AP Days (Starts Feb 10)
Mar 10 (Fri): Start of DCA Food & Wine Festival (through April 16)
Mar 10-12 (Fri-Sun): Natural Product Expo West 2017 (Anaheim Convention Center)
Mar 17 (Fri): St. Patrick's Day (2017 DTD Offerings)
Mar 18-19 (Sat-Sun): Mini-Gay Days
Mar 31 (Fri): WonderCon (Anaheim Convention Center)

April 2017 (Check-In)
Apr 1-2 (Sat-Sun): WonderCon (Anaheim Convention Center), Cont.
Apr 1 (Sat): First Day of Egg-Stravaganza in DLR (Disboard Thread)
Apr 7 (Fri): First Day of SoCal and SoCal Select AP Spring Break Blockout
Apr 7-9 (Fri-Sun): (Fri-Mon): Showstopper Dance Competition (Disneyland Hotel)
Apr 16 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal and SoCal Select AP Spring Break Blockout
Apr 16 (Sun): Easter (2017 Info)
Apr 16 (Sun): Last Day of Egg-Stravaganza in DLR [Sold Out of Maps Prior to Easter]
Apr 10 (Sun): Last Day of DCA Food & Wine Festival (Starts Mar 10)
Apr 22-23 (Sat-Sun): Spring Dapper Days (Disboard Thread)

May 2017 (Check-In)
May 4 (Thu): May the 4th Be With You (2016 Info)
May 5-7 (Fri-Sun): Bats Day in the Park
May 5 (Fri): Cinco De Mayo
May 6 (Sat): MiceChat Gumball Rally
May 11-14 (Thu-Sun): Tinkerbell Half Marathon
May 11 (Thu): Taste of Anaheim (Not a Disney Event, but Some DTD Restaurants Participate)
May 14 (Sun): Mother's Day (2016 Dining Info)
May 26-29 (Fri-Mon): Showstopper Dance Competition (Disneyland Hotel)
May 26 (Fri): Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout Premiere Party (Hard Ticket Event)
May 27 (Sat): Start of Summer of Heroes in DCA (through September 10)
May 27 (Sat): Opening Day for Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! (Disboard Thread)
May 29 (Mon): Memorial Day
May 29 (Mon): Last Day for HyperSpace Mountain
Grad Nights: May 5, 6, 10, 17, 19, 20, 24, 30 & 31

June 2017 (Check-In)
Jun 1 (Thu): Return of Classic Space Mountain
Jun 4 (Sun): Mermaid's Day, Raver Day
Jun 9 (Fri): First Day of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout
Jun 12-13 (Mon-Tue): Cars 3 Tour in DTD (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Jun 13-15 (Tue-Fri): E3 Expo (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Jun 16 (Fri): Tom Sawyers Island Re-Opens
Jun 18 (Sun): Father's Day (2017 Info)
Jun 21-24 (Wed-Sat): VidCon (Anaheim Convention Center)
Jun 22-25 (Thu-Sun): Western Foot & Ankle Conference (Disneyland Hotel)
Jun 30 (Fri): First Day of SoCal AP Summer Blockout
Grad Night: Jun 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, & 17

July 2017
(Check-In)
Jul 4 (Tue): Independence Day
Jul 11-16 (Tue-Sun): Showstopper Dance Competition (Disneyland Hotel)
Jul 14-16 (Fri-Sun): D23 Expo (Anaheim Convention Center) (Disboard Thread)
Jul 17 (Mon): Disneyland's 62nd Anniversary
Jul 17 (Mon): Fantasmic 2.0 Debuts
Jul 19 (Wed): MaxPass Debuts
Jul 29 (Sat): Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad Re-Open

August 2017 (Check-In)
Aug 10 (Thu): Taste of Downtown Disney (CHOC Benefit)
Aug 17-20 (Thu-Sun): 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships (Honda Center)
Aug 20 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal and SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout
Aug 20 (Sun): Last Night for MSEP
Aug 27 (Sun): CHOC Walk in the Park
Aug 31 (Thu): Disneyland Half Marathon

September 2017 (Check-In)
Sep 1 (Fri): Force Friday II (Star War Merchandise Event)
Sep 1-3 (Fri-Sun): Disneyland Half Marathon
Sep 4 (Mon): Labor Day
Sep 4 (Mon): Last Day for the Spirit of Aloha, Summer Celebration 2017 in DTD
Sep 10 (Sun): Last Day of Summer of Heroes in DCA (starts May 27)
Sep 15 (Fri): Start of HalloweenTime (Disboard Thread)
Sep 15 (Fri): Start of Día de los Muertos (DL and DCA)
MHP: Sep 20, 22, 25, 27 & 29

October 2017 (Check-In)
Oct 9 (Mon): Columbus Day
Oct 6-8 (Fri-Sun): Gay Days
Oct 19-20 (Thu-Fri): UEA Convention (Utah schools out of session)
Oct 31 (Tue): Halloween (End of HalloweenTime)
Oct 31 (Tue): Last Day for Día de los Muertos (DL)
MHP: Oct 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
*Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Haunted Gingerbread House Workshops [Did Not Occur in 2017]

November 2017 (Check-In)
Nov 2 (Thu): Last Day for Día de los Muertos (DCA)
Nov 4-5 (Sat-Sun): Dapper Day Fall Soiree (Disboard Thread)
Nov 4-5 (Sat-Sun): BlizzCon (Anaheim Convention Center)
Nov 9-12 (Thu-Sun): Super Heroes Half Marathon
Nov 10 (Fri): Veteran's Day (Observed)
Nov 10 (Fri): Start of Christmas/Holiday Season [Ends: 1/7] (Disboard Thread)
Nov 11-15 (Sat-Wed): American Heart Association Convention (Anaheim Convention Center)
Nov 13 (Mon): Holiday Parade Filming (WDW is filming from 11/3-11/7, DLR did not announce the date officially)
Nov 18 (Sat): Mickey Mouse's Birthday Celebration in DL
Nov 23 (Thu): Thanksgiving (Dining Info)

December 2017 (Check-In)
Dec 2-3 (Sat-Sun): Candlelight Processional
Dec 3 (Sun): Raver Days
Dec 9 (Sat): TubaChristmas in DTD
Dec 9 (Sat): Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Holiday Gingerbread House Workshops
Dec 10 (Sun): Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Holiday Gingerbread House Workshops
Dec 12-20 (Tue-Wed): Hanukkah
Dec 15 (Fri): First Day of SoCal and SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout
Dec 16 (Sat): First Day of Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout
Dec 16 (Sat): Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Holiday Gingerbread House Workshops
Dec 17 (Sun): Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Holiday Gingerbread House Workshops (D23 Only)
Dec 18 (Mon): First Day of Signature AP Holiday Blockout
Dec 25 (Mon): Christmas
Dec 26-Jan 1 (Tue-Mon): Kwanzaa
Dec 31 (Sun): New Year's Eve

2018
Please see the 2018 Calendar of Events & School Breaks and DLR thread.

Notes
This list does not include all of the conventions/events scheduled at the Anaheim Convention Center. It is only a partial listing. A full listing is available on the Anaheim Convention Center Calendar.
http://www.anaheim.net/calendar.aspx?CID=26,
In terms of the conventions, for the most part, it doesn't seem like the conventions necessarily increase crowds in the parks. Large conventions are more likely to impacts availability at area hotels/motels and crowds in DTD (primarily in the evenings). There maybe some impacts of the days immediately before or after the conventions, but only a few conventions seem to actually result in Dis'ers reporting higher than expected crowds in the parks themselves. So, while large (or at least ones that look large on the calendar) conventions are listed in the calendar above, it does not mean that the parks will be busier than expected.

The Honda Center may also host events that could impact crowds at Disneyland.
http://www.hondacenter.com/events/

Tom Bell maintains a list of Disneyland Events on wdwinfo.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/events.html

There are a number of unofficial park days that happen throughout the year. Some are fairly large and can impact park crowds (e.g., Gay Days), while others (most) are fairly small and most guests won't notice that they are occurring.
http://unofficialparkdays.com/calendar/

*Starred events have historically began/occurred in that month, but the dates for 2017 have not yet been announced.
 
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figment_jii

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School Breaks
Below are a listing of some of the school breaks for select school districts. Some school districts have more than one schedule; when this occurred, I generally used the dates for the "Traditional" track (rather than "Year Around", "Modified", etc.). Also, note that school districts typically list days when school is not in session, which means the listed breaks may not include the weekend day.

January 2017
  • Jan 2: Last Day of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (San Diego, Garden Grove, Irvine), Northern CA (Elk Grove, San Francisco, Oakland, West Contra Costa), Arizona (Scottsdale), Nevada (Clark County), Utah (Alpine, Davis, Granite, Jordan), Oregon (Portland, Salem-Keizer, Beaverton), Washington (Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma), and British Columbia (Surrey, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Central Okanagan, Richmond, Langley, Greater Victoria) School Districts
  • Jan 3: Last Day of Winter Break for Some Arizona (Mesa), and Washington (Hillsboro) School Districts
  • Jan 4: Last Day of Winter Recess for Some Arizona (Gilbert, Paradise Valley) School Districts
  • Jan 8: Last Day of Winter Recess for Some Southern CA (LAUSD, Long Beach, San Bernardino, Orange, Capistrano, Corona-Norco, Riverside), Northern CA (Fresno, Sacramento, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Juan), Arizona (Tucson, Peoria, Deer Valley, Phoenix, Dysart), Nevada (Washoe), Utah (Salt Lake City) and Hawaii School Districts
  • Jan 9: Last Day of Winter Recess for Some Northern CA (San Jose) and Arizona (Chandler) School Districts
  • Jan 16: MLK (Most School Districts)
  • Jan 16: Last Day of Winter Recess for Some Southern CA (Santa Ana) School Districts
February 2017
  • Feb 13: Lincoln Day/Family Day (Long Beach, Fresno, Elk Grove, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, Garden Grove, Sacramento, Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Central Okanagan, Richmond, Langley, Greater Victoria)
  • Feb 17-20: No School for Some (Orange, Capistrano, Irvine) School Districts
  • Feb 20: President's Day (Most School Districts)
  • Feb 20-24: Mid-Winter Break for Some Northern CA (West Contra Costa, Marin, San Jose, Santa Clara, San Juan), Washington (Seattle) School Districts
March 2017
The majority of the reported spring breaks occur between late-March and mid-April.
  • Mar 6-10: Spring Break for Some Arizona (Scottsdale) School Districts
  • Mar 13-17: Spring Break for Some Arizona (Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix), Alaska (Anchorage) School Districts
  • Mar 13-20: Spring Break for Some Arizona (Gilbert) and British Columbia (Surrey) School Districts
  • Mar 13-24: Spring Break for Some British Columbia (Coquitlam, Burnaby, Richmond, Langley) School Districts
  • Mar 13-27: Spring Break for Some Arizona (Chandler)
  • Mar 16-19: Spring Break for Some Northern CA (Santa Clara) School Districts
  • Mar 20-24: Spring Break for Some Arizona (Tucson, Peoria, Deer Valley, Dyart) School Districts
  • Mar 20-27: Spring Brak for Hawaii Schools
  • Mar 20-31: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (San Bernardino), Nevada (Washoe), and British Columbia (Central Okanagan, Greater Victoria) School Districts
  • Mar 23-31: Spring Break for Some Oregon (Salem-Keizer) School Districts
  • Mar 27-31: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (San Diego, Corona-Norco), Northern CA (San Francisco), Utah (Granite), Oregon (Portland, Beaverton) and Washington (Hillsboro) School Districts
  • Mar 31: Cesar Chavez (LAUSD, Phoenix, San Francisco)
April 2017
  • Apr 3-7: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (Santa Ana, Orange, Capistrano, Irvine, Riverside), Northern CA (Oakland, West Contra Costa, San Mateo), Utah (Alpine, Davis), Washington (Spokane, Tacoma) and British Columbia (Vancouver) School Districts
  • Apr 10-14: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (LAUSD, Garden Grove), Northern CA (Elk Grove, Sacramento, Marin, San Jose, Santa Clara, San Juan), Nevada (Clark County), Utah (Jordan, Salt Lake City) and Washington (Seattle) School Districts
  • Apr 10-17: Spring Break for Some Northern CA (Fresno) School Districts
  • Apr 14: No School for Some Southern CA (Long Beach) and Arizona (Tucson, Gilbert, Peoria, Deer Valley, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Chandler) School Districts
  • Apr 14-17: Easter Break for Some/Most British Columbia School Districts
  • Apr 14-21: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (Long Beach) School Districts
  • Apr 21-24: Spring Break for Some Arizona (Dysart) School Districts
May 2017
  • May 22: Victoria Day (Some/Most British Columbia School Districts)
  • May 23: Last Day of School (Gilbert)
  • May 24: Last Day of School (Deer Valley, Phoenix, Dysart)
  • May 25: Last Day of School (Mesa, Tucson, Peoria, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale)
  • May 26-29: No School for Some (San Diego, Oakland) School Districts
  • May 26: Last Day of School (Elk Grove, San Francisco, Alpine, Granite, Hawaii)
  • May 29: Memorial Day (Most School Districts)
  • May 31: Last Day of School (Chandler)
June 2017
  • Jun 1: Last Day of School (San Bernardino, Capistrano)
  • Jun 2: Last Day of School (Jordan, Salt Lake City, Corona-Norco)
  • Jun 8: Last Day of School (Fresno, West Contra Costa, San Jose, Clark County, San Juan)
  • Jun 9: Last Day of School (LAUSD, Oakland, Santa Clara, Irvine, Washoe, Portland)
  • Jun 14: Last Day of School (San Diego, San Mateo)
  • Jun 15: Last Day of School (Long Beach, Orange, Spokane, Riverside)
  • Jun 16: Last Day of School (Sacramento, Tacoma, Hillsboro, Vancouver)
  • Jun 20: Last Day of School (Garden Grove)
  • Jun 21: Last Day of School (Santa Ana, Clark County)
  • Jun 23: Last Day of School (Seattle)
  • Jun 29: Last Day of School (Coquitlam, Central Okanagan, Richmond, Langley, Greater Victoria)
  • Jun 30: Last Day of School (Surrey, Burnaby)
July 2017
  • Jul 24: First Day of School (Chandler)
August 2017
  • Aug 2: First Day of School (Gilbert)
  • Aug 3: First Day of School (Dysart, Tuscon)
  • Aug 7: First Day of School (Deer Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Washoe, Hawaii, San Bernardino)
  • Aug 9: First Day of School (Peoria, Paradise Valley, Corona-Norco, Mesa, Anaheim)
  • Aug 10: First Day of School (San Juan, Elk Grove)
  • Aug 14: First Day of School (Fresno, Clark County, Santa Ana)
  • Aug 15: First Day of School (LAUSD, San Mateo)
  • Aug 16: First Day of School (San Jose, Santa Clara)
  • Aug 21: First Day of School (West Contra Costa, San Francisco, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Anchorage)
  • Aug 22: First Day of School (Alpine, Jordan, Capistrano)
  • Aug 23: First Day of School (Orange, Davis)
  • Aug 24: First Day of School (Irvine)
  • Aug 28: First Day of School (San Diego)
  • Aug 30: First Day of School (Long Beach, Garden Grove, Portland, Vancouver)
  • Aug 31: First Day of School (Sacramento, Spokane)
September 2017
  • Sep 4: Labor Day (Most School Districts)
  • Sep 5: First Day of School (Coquitlam, Langley, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Surrey, Burnaby, Central Okanagan, Richmond, Greater Victoria, Vancouver)
  • Sep 6: First Day of School (Tacoma, Seattle)
  • Sep 18-Oct 6: Fall Break for Some Southern CA (Irvine) School Districts
  • Sep 21-22: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Deer Valley) School Districts
  • Sep 20-22: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Paradise Valley) School Districts
October 2017
  • Oct 2-6: Fall Break for Some Northern CA (San Jose) and Nevada (Washoe) School Districts
  • Oct 2-17: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Chandler) School Districts
  • Oct 6-20: Fall Break for Some Northern CA (San Mateo) School Districts
  • Oct 9: Columbus/Indigenous People's Day (Some School Districts)
  • Oct 9-13: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tuscon) and Hawaii School Districts
  • Oct 9-17: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Gilbert) School Distrcits
  • Oct 16-20: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Dysart) School Districts
  • Oct 19-20: UEA Convention (Many/Most Utah schools out of session)
  • Oct 19-23: Fall Break for Some Utah (Alpine) School Districts
  • Oct 27: Nevada Day Observed (Clark County, Washoe)
November 2017
  • Nov 10: Veterans Day (Most School Districts)
  • Nov 20-24: Fall Break for Some Southern CA (Orange, Long Beach, San Bernardino, Capistrano, Garden Grove, San Juan, Anaheim), Northern CA (Fresno, Elk Grove, San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, Marin), Arizona (Peoria, Deer Valley), Oregon (Salem-Keizer) and Nevada (Clark County) School Districts
  • Nov 22-24: Fall Break for Some Southern CA (Irvine, Santa Ana), Northern CA (Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara), Arizona (Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Dysart, Gilbert), Nevada (Washoe), Utah (Granite, Jordan, Davis, Salt Lake City), Oregon (Portland, Beaverton), and Washington (Tacoma) School Districts
  • Nov 23-24: Thanksgiving Break (Most School Districts)
December 2017
  • Dec 18: Start of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (LAUSD [1/7], Orange [1/7], San Diego [1/3], San Bernardino [1/7]), Northern CA (Fresno [1/5], West Contra Costa [1/1], Elk Grove [1/1]), Washington (Tacoma [1/1], Seattle [1/1]), and Oregon (Portland [1/1], Salem-Keizer [1/1], Hillsboro [1/1]) School Districts
  • Dec 21: Start of Winter Break for Some Utah (Alpine [1/2], Davis [1/1]) and Oregon (Beaverton [1/3]) School Districts
  • Dec 22: Start of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (Santa Ana [1/7], Capistrano [1/7], San Juan [1/8]), Northern CA (San Francisco [1/5], Marin [1/7], San Mateo [1/8], Santa Clara [1/8]), Arizona (Peoria [1/7], Deer Valley [1/7], Phoenix [1/7], Dysart [1/7], Chandler [1/8], Gilbert [1/7]), Utah (Granite [1/1], Jordan [1/1]), Hawaii ([1/7]), Alaska (Anchorage [1/7]), and British Columbia (Central Okanagan [1/7], Greater Victoria [1/7]) School Districts
  • Dec 23: Start of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (Irvine [1/7], Corona-Norco [1/7], Long Beach [1/7],Garden Grove [1/7], Anaheim [1/7]), Northern CA (San Jose [1/8], Sacramento [1/7], Oakland [1/7]), Arizona (Paradise Valley [1/7], Scottsdale [1/7], Mesa [1/7], Tuscon [1/7]), Nevada (Clark County [1/7], Washoe [1/15]), Utah (Salt Lake City [1/7]), Oregon (Spokane [1/7]), and British Columbia (Coquitlam [1/7], Langley [1/7], Surrey [1/7], Burnaby [1/7], Richmond [1/7], Vancouver [1/7]) School Districts
School District Calendars by District and State
Please note that not all school districts publish their calendars beyond the current school year.

California
Arizona
Nevada
Utah
Oregon
Washington
British Columbia
Hawaii
Alaska
 
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Holiday Overlay Removal Closures, 2017
1/9-1/19 (Mon-Thu): Haunted Mansion Holiday Closed for Removal of Holiday Overlay
1/9-2/2 (Mon-Thu): Jingle Cruise Closed for Removal of Holiday Overlay
1/23-2/2 (Mon-Thu): It's a Small World Closed for Removal of Holiday Overlay
11/1 (Wed): Space Mountain Closed for Removal of Ghost Galaxy Overlay

Holiday Overlay Installation Closures, 2017
8/21-9/14 (Mon-Thu): Space Mountain Closed to Install Ghost Galaxy Overlay (includes a refurbishment)
8/28-9/14 (Mon-Thu): Haunted Mansion Closed to Install Holiday Overlay
10/23-11/9 (Mon-Thu): It's a Small World Closed to Install Holiday Overlay
*Jungle Cruise Closed to Install Holiday Overlay [May Not Occur in 2017]

Mickey's Halloween Party, 2017
Party dates were announced on Saturday, July 15, 2017 via the Disneyland website (Saturday, July 15) and on the Parks Blog (Monday, July 17). Tickets go on sale to DLR Annual Passholders, DVC, and Disney Rewards Visa Card Holders (phone only) on Monday, July 17 and to the general public on Monday, Jul 24. The dates when the MHP tickets sold out in past were tracked in these posts for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Pricing is listed as Advance Ticket Price/Annual Passholder/DRVC Advance Ticket Price/Date-of-Event Ticket Price.

Note that costume guidelines changed for 2016. The new guidelines can be viewed on the MHP page of the Disneyland.com website.

Disclaimer: Even if the date is listed as sold out online, it is possible that tickets may still be available via the phone or in person at the ticket booths (this occurred in the past, but it is not known if it'll happen again in 2017). A limited number of tickets may also be available for "day of" purchase for onsite hotel guests, but it is not known if that will be the case again this year. It also looks like they stop selling tickets to MHP online on the day of the event. So if you want to purchase tickets online, be sure to buy them at least one day in advance.

Sep 20 (Wed) ($95/$85/$105) - Sold Out Online Wednesday, September 13
Sep 22 (Fri) ($105/$105/$105) - Sold Out Online Wednesday, August 30
Sep 25 (Mon) ($95/$85/$105) - Sold Out Online Tuesday, September 5
Sep 27 (Wed) ($95/$85/$105) - Sold Out Online Wednesday, August 30
Sep 29 (Fri) ($105/$105/$105) - Sold Out Online Monday, August 28
Oct 3 (Tue) ($105/$105/$105) - Sold Out Online Friday, September 15
Oct 6 (Fri) ($105/$105/$105) - Sold Out Online Tuesday, August 8
Oct 10 (Tue) ($105/$105/$105) - Sold Out Online Wednesday, September 6
Oct 13 (Fri) ($105/$105/$105) - Sold Out Online Friday, July 28
Oct 17 (Tue) ($105/$105/$105) - Sold Out Online Thursday, September 14
Oct 20 (Fri) ($120/$120/$120) - Sold Out Online Tuesday, August 22
Oct 24 (Tue) ($105/$105/$105) - Sold Out Online Wednesday, September 13
Oct 27 (Fri) ($120/$120/$120) - Sold Out Online Monday, August 21
Oct 31 (Tue) ($120/$120/$120) - Sold Out Online Monday, September 11

Sneak Peaks at DCA (Bug's Life Theater) and DL (Tomorrowland Theater), 2016
DLR uses the Tomorrowland Theater (DL) and Bug's Life Theater (DCA-BLT) or Sunset Showcase Theater (DCA-SST) to preview upcoming movies.
Feb 10 (Fri) - Mar 26 (Sun): Beauty and the Beast (DCA-SST) [Movie Opening: Mar 17] (AP Preview: Feb 9)
Apr 21 (Fri) - Jun 4 (Sun), most likely: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (DCA-SST) [Movie Opening: May 26] (AP Preview: Apr 20)
May 12 (Fri) - Jun 25 (Sun): Cars 3 (DCA-BLT) [Movie Opening: Jun 16] (AP Preview: May 11)
Jun 16 (Fri) - Sep 10 (Sun): Summer of Heroes Showcase (DCA-SST) [Movie Opening: n/a] (AP Preview, Jun 15)
Oct 6 (Fri) - ??? (): Thor: Ragnarok (DCA-SST) [Movie Opening: Nov 3] (AP Preview: Oct 5)
Nov 3 (Fri) - ??? (): Coco (DCA-BLT) [Movie Opening: Nov 22] (AP Preview: ?)

Handmade Candy Cane Dates
The candy makers of the Disneyland Resort make a limited number of handmade candy canes on select days during the holiday season. Guests must have a wristband to purchase one of the special candy canes. The locations are the Candy Palace in DL and Trolley Treats in DCA. The dates were released via MousePlanet on November 7, 2017.

Nov 24 (Fri): DL
Nov 25 (Sat): DCA
Nov 28 (Tue): DCA
Nov 29 (Wed): DL
Dec 1 (Fri): DL
Dec 2 (Sat): DCA
Dec 4 (Mon): DL
Dec 5 (Tue): DCA
Dec 6 (Wed): DL
Dec 7 (Thu): DCA
Dec 8 (Fri): DL
Dec 9 (Sat): DCA
Dec 11 (Mon): DL
Dec 12 (Tue): DCA
Dec 13 (Wed): DL
Dec 14 (Thu): DCA
Dec 15 (Fri): DL
Dec 16 (Sat): DCA
Dec 18 (Mon): DL
Dec 19 (Tue): DCA
Dec 20 (Wed): DL
Dec 21 (Thu): DCA
Dec 24 (Sun): DL
Dec 25 (Mon): DCA*
* - mornings when that park is/usually has MM and/or EMH.

Disney Cruise Line Sailings Out of San Diego
The Disney Cruise Line has offerings that sail out of San Diego. Some of these cruises may include (optional) excursions to Disneyland before or after the cruise. The date listed is the date of departure (when it leaves San Diego, unless otherwise noted). All cruises return to San Diego unless noted.
9/15 (2-Night Cruise)
9/11 (4-Night Cruise) - Starts in Vancouver, Ends in San Diego (9/15)
9/22 (2-Night Cruise)
9/24 (7-Night Cruise)
10/5 (3-Night Cruise)
10/13 (2-Night Cruise)
10/15 (7-Night Cruise)
10/8 (5-Night Cruise)
10/22 (5-Night Cruise)
10/27 (14-Night Cruise) - Ends in Galveston, Texas
 
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  • MommyLove

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    Thank you!! This is so helpful. :worship:

    I came to check this out because I'm trying to plan around my younger DD's birthday (Mar 14) who says she wants to celebrate it at DL. I was shocked when I saw the prices for the DL Hotel around that time... $500+ a night for a standard room?? A bit of a surprise for an "off-season" visit. Do the AZ Spring breaks really affect the hotel capacity that much?!
     
  • figment_jii

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    I don't know how much impact Arizona schools have on hotel capacity and rates by themselves, but based on the rates around that time, I'm guessing you're feeling the impacts of early Spring Breaks. Historically, Spring Break "season" starts somewhere in mid-March and runs through Easter (sometimes ending on Easter, sometimes running for another week). Spring Break "season" is only somewhat tied to Easter because a lot of schools take the Spring Break at the same time each year, regardless of when Easter occurs.
     

    Azjenn

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    Thank you!! This is so helpful. :worship:

    I came to check this out because I'm trying to plan around my younger DD's birthday (Mar 14) who says she wants to celebrate it at DL. I was shocked when I saw the prices for the DL Hotel around that time... $500+ a night for a standard room?? A bit of a surprise for an "off-season" visit. Do the AZ Spring breaks really affect the hotel capacity that much?!
    I live in Arizona and we were annual pass holders last year. Most of the schools here have earlier spring breaks and I think lots and lots of those people head off to disneyland. I know anu time my husband had on an Arizona state hat it got almost ridiculous how many arizonans commented on it at the parks.
     
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    Frozen2014

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    Los Angeles Unified has stated they are moving back the start dates for the new school year.

    The week of August 22nd in 2017.

    And then the week of August 28th in 2018 and beyond.

    So they are moving away from the mid-August start, and since LAUSD is the largest school district by far near Disneyland, it will have an impact on those coming in the second half of August.


    http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20160920/lausd-board-votes-to-move-start-of-school-year-closer-to-labor-day
    Oh oh...so if we are looking at coming Aug 14th, then it may be busier than normal? This week is still blocked for AP holders.
     

    Darkbeer1

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    Oh oh...so if we are looking at coming Aug 14th, then it may be busier than normal? This week is still blocked for AP holders.

    Yes, LAUSD is the second largest School District in the Nation, so that has a lot of kids planning once last outing before classes start.

    As for who is blocked out, Deluxe and higher are allowed in, the current SoCal Select isn't, but the NEW SoCal "regular" pass announced today has not had its blockout dates announced yet, but it will more liberal than the "Select" version.
     

    Frozen2014

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    Yes, LAUSD is the second largest School District in the Nation, so that has a lot of kids planning once last outing before classes start.

    As for who is blocked out, Deluxe and higher are allowed in, the current SoCal Select isn't, but the NEW SoCal "regular" pass announced today has not had its blockout dates announced yet, but it will more liberal than the "Select" version.
    Yeah, I know that only the two lower APs are actually blocked. It must make a difference though as many comment not to come the first week when the block isl lifted.

    As for the LAUSD news, that just complicates things now and (selfishly) really sucks. We're Canadian and so can come the week before labor day (i.e. marked as lower crowds), but I was thinking of backing up our trip to the 14th in order to catch Haunted Mansion. Sounds silly to move a trip for one ride, but it's DD's and my very favourite ride at WDW (plus I'm limited on rides due to health issues and HM is one that is totally fine). But now, if a big impact on crowds that week, I don't know. Ugh.

    PS - The 'old' SoCal pass lists most of the summer as blocked. Would it not be the same for the "re-opening up" of selling the pass again?
     
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    ClaraOswald

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    If the Western Foot and Ankle Conference really something that would make parks super crowded?!
     

    figment_jii

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    I don't know...most conferences don't really have a huge impact on the parks. I don't know, but I don't think, that's the reason for the AP blockout on June 22/23. I just listed it because another Dis'er mentioned it previously, so I try to carry forward the conferences/events/activities that happen yearly.
     

    Butterfly123

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    Thanks so much for compiling all this information. I can imagine that it took a little while to do this! But it really helps in planning.

    My kids are teens and young adults now, but I remember when they were smaller we would just go whenever we wanted to go, never a thought to what was going on in the parks, or worrying about crowds. Planning a trip has definitely changed over the years, as crowds have increased. I can remember when spring break was a nice time to go because the parks were pretty quiet. That sure changed!
     
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