2018 Calendar of Events & School Breaks and DLR

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, a 2016 version, and a 2017 version were created. This is a continuation of those threads, but for 2018!

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: December 11, 2018

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


January 2018 (Check-In)
Jan 1 (Mon): Last Day of Signature AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 1 (Mon): Rose Parade and Rose Bowl
Jan 2 (Tue): Last Day of Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 4-7 (Thu-Sun): Three Kings' Day Celebration in DCA
Jan 5 (Fri): Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Opens in DTD
Jan 6 (Sat): Last Day of SoCal AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 7 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 7 (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, and Haunted Mansion Holiday [reopen: 1/19])
Jan 7 (Sun): Last Day for California Screamin', Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk, Sideshow Shirts, Ariel’s Grotto Restaurant, and the Cove Bar
Jan 11-14 (Thu-Sun): Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side [Cancelled]
Jan 15 (Mon): Martin Luther King Junior Day
Jan 18 (Thu): First Disneyland After Dark After Hours Event
Jan 22 (Mon): Last Day for It's a Small World Holiday
Jan 25-28 (Thu-Sun): NAAM Show (Anaheim Convention Center)
Jan 26 (Fri): Start of Lunar New Year Celebration in DCA (Ends Feb 18)

February 2018 (Check-In)
Feb 1 (Thu): Opening Day for Splitsville in DTD (Maybe) [Delayed from 1/29]
Feb 3 (Sat): Micechat Gumball Rally
Feb 4 (Sun): Superbowl
Feb 6-8 (Tue-Thu): MD&M West Convention (Anaheim Convention Center)
Feb 8 (Thu): DCA's 17th Anniversary
Feb 10-11 (Sat-Sun): LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show (Anaheim Convention Center)
Feb 11 (Sun): DLR Ticket Price Increase
Feb 13 (Tue): Mardi Gras
Feb 14 (Wed): Valentine's Day
Feb 16 (Fri): Lunar New Year
Feb 16-18 (Fri-Sun): Showstopper Dance Competition (Disneyland Hotel)
Feb 17 (Sat): Celebrate Gospel in DCA
Feb 18 (Sun): Last Day of Lunar New Year Celebration in DCA (Starts Jan 26) (Food Guide)
Feb 19 (Mon): President's Day
Feb 23-25 (Fri-Sun): JR Spirit [Cheer] Championship (Anaheim Convention Center)

March 2018 (Check-In)
Mar 2 (Fri): Start of DCA Food & Wine Festival (Ends Apr 12) (Foodie Guide)
Mar 3 (Sat): Mini-Gay Days
Mar 4-10 (Sun-Sat): Orange County Restaurant Week
Mar 7-11 (Wed-Sun): Natural Products Expo West 2018 (Anaheim Convention Center)
Mar 16 (Fri): First Day of Egg-Stravaganza in DLR (2018 Disboard Thread) (Ends Apr 1)
Mar 17 (Sat): St. Patrick's Day
Mar 23-25 (Fri-Sun): WonderCon (Anaheim Convention Center)
Mar 23-25 (Fri-Sun): (Fri-Mon): Showstopper Dance Competition (Disneyland Hotel)
Mar 23 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select AP Spring Blockout
Mar 24 (Sat): Start of SoCal AP Spring Blockout

April 2018 (Check-In)
Apr 1 (Sun): Easter (2017 Info)
Apr 1 (Sun): Last Day of Egg-Stravaganza in DLR (Starts Mar 16)
Apr 7 (Sat): Last Day of SoCal AP Spring Break Blockout
Apr 8 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal Select AP Spring Break Blockout
Apr 12 (Thu): Last Day of DCA Food & Wine Festival (Starts Mar 2)
Apr 13 (Fri): Start of Pixar Fest
Apr 21-22 (Sat-Sun): Spring Dapper Days
Apr 29 (Sun): MouseAdventure Spring 2018 (Disboard Thread)

May 2018 (Check-In)
May 3 (Thu): Disneyland After Dark Event - Star Wars
May 5 (Sat): Cinco De Mayo
May 5-6 (Sat-Sun): Bats Day in the Park
May 9 (Wed): Disneyland After Dark Event - Star Wars
May 12 (Sat): Disney Channel GO! Fan Fest
May 13 (Sun): Mother's Day
May 17 (Thu): Taste of Anaheim (Not a Disney Event, but Some DTD Restaurants Participate)
May 24 (Thu): Last Day to Use 2018 SoCal Resident Ticket Offer Tickets
May 28 (Mon): Memorial Day
May 28 (Mon): Last Day for Cove Bar (Slated to Re-Open as the Lamplight Lounge)
Grad Nights: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29 & 30
*Tinkerbell Half Marathon [Cancelled]

June 2018 (Check-In)
Jun 3 (Sun): Raver Days
Jun 8 (Sat): First Day of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout
Jun 12-14 (Tue-Thu): E3 Expo (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Jun 17 (Sun): Father's Day
Jun 20-23 (Wed-Sat): VidCon (Anaheim Convention Center)
Jun 23 (Sat): Debut of Pixar Pier
Jun 29 (Fri): First Day of SoCal AP Summer Blockout
Grad Nights: June 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 & 9

July 2018
(Check-In)
Jul 4 (Wed): Fourth of July
Jul 17 (Tue): Disneyland's 63rd Anniversary

August 2018 (Check-In)
Aug 19 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal and SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout
Aug 26 (Sun): CHOC Walk in the Park
*Disneyland Half Marathon [Cancelled]

September 2018 (Check-In)
Sep 3 (Mon): Labor Day
Sep 3 (Mon): Last Day of Pixar Fest
Sep 4 (Tue): Last Day for a bug's land
Sep 7 (Fri): Start of HalloweenTime (2018 Disboard Thread) (Foodie Guide)
Sep 7 (Fri): Start of Día de los Muertos (DL and DCA)
Sep 13 (Thu): CM Service Celebration (DCA Early Closing)

October 2018 (Check-In)
Oct 5-7 (Fri-Sun): Gay Days
Oct 8 (Mon): Columbus Day
Oct 18-19 (Thu-Fri): UEA Convention (Many/Most Utah schools out of session)
Oct 31 (Wed): Halloween, End of HalloweenTime
*Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Haunted Gingerbread House Workshops

November 2018 (Check-In)
Nov 2 (Fri): Last Day for Dia de los Muertos (DL and DCA)
Nov 2-3 (Fri-Sat): BlizzCon (Anaheim Convention Center)
Nov 4 (Sun): Dapper Day Fall Soiree
Nov 9 (Fri): Start of Christmas/Holiday Season (2018 Disboard Thread) (Foodie Guide) (FotH Foodie Guide) (Candy Guide)
Nov 11 (Sun): Veteran's Day (Observed Nov 12 (Mon))
Nov 15 (Thu): Holiday Parade Filming (Not Announced In Advance)
Nov 17-25 (Sat-Sun): SoCal Select AP Blockout
Nov 18 (Sun): Mickey's 90th Anniversary Celebration
Nov 22-23 (Thu-Fri): Thanksgiving
*Super Heroes Half Marathon [Cancelled]

December 2018 (Check-In)
Dec 1-2 (Sat-Sun): Candlelight Processional (Disboard Thread)
Dec 2-10 (Sun-Mon): Hanukkah
Dec 12 (Wed): First Day of SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout
Dec 20 (Thu): First Day of SoCal AP Holiday Blockout
Dec 21 (Fri): First Day of Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout
Dec 22 (Sat): First Day of Signature AP Holiday Blockout
Dec 25 (Tue): Christmas
Dec 26-Jan 1 (Wed-Tue): Kwanzaa
Dec 31 (Mon): New Year's Eve
Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Holiday Gingerbread House Workshops: Dec 8 (Sat), 15 (Sat), 16 (Sun)
*TubaChristmas

2019
2019 Calendar 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 2018 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 2018
  • Jan 1: Last Day of Winter Break for Some Northern CA (West Contra Costa), Washington (Tacoma, Seattle, Hillsboro), Oregon (Portland, Salem-Keizer, Hillsboro), Utah (Davis, Granite, Jordan), British Columbia (Vancouver) School Districts
  • Jan 2: Last Day of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (San Diego), Northern CA (Elk Grove) and Utah (Alpine) School Districts
  • Jan 3: Last Day of Winter Break for Some Oregon (Beaverton) School Districts
  • Jan 7: Last Day of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (LAUSD, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Capistrano, Irvine, Corona-Norco (Elementary), Long Beach, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Riverside), Northern CA (Marin, Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, San Francisco), Arizona (Peoria, Deer Valley, Phoenix, Dysart, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tuscon), Nevada (Clark County), Washington (Spokane), Utah (Salt Lake City), Hawaii, Alaska (Anchorage), and British Columbia (Central Okanagan, Greater Victoria, Coquitlam, Langley, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Vancouver) School Districts
  • Jan 8: Last Day of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (), Northern CA (San Juan, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara), Arizona (Chandler) School Districts
  • Jan 15: MLK (Most School Districts)
  • Jan 15: Last Day of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (Corona-Norco (Secondary)), Arizona (Washoe) School Districts
February 2018
  • Feb 12: Lincoln Day/Family Day
  • Feb 19: President's Day (Most School Districts)
  • Feb 19-23: Presidents' Week/Winter Recess for Some Southern CA (), Northern CA (San Juan, West Contra Costa, Marin, San Jose, Santa Clara), Washington (Seattle) School Districts
March 2018
The majority of the reported spring breaks occur between late-March and mid-April.
  • Mar 12-16: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (Anaheim), Arizona (Mesa, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale), Alaska (Anchorage) School Districts
  • Mar 12-23: Spring Break for Some Arizona (Chandler) School Distrcits
  • Mar 16-Apr 2: Spring Break for Some British Columbia (Richmond) School Districts
  • Mar 17-Apr 3: Spring Break for Some British Columbia (Langley, Greater Victoria) School Districts
  • Mar 19-23: Spring Break for Some Arizona (Tuscon, Peoria, Dysart), Hawaii School Districts
  • Mar 19-Apr 2: Spring Break for Some British Columbia (Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Central Okanagan) School Districts
  • Mar 22-30: Spring Break for Some Oregon (Salem-Keizer) School Districts
  • Mar 26-30: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (LAUSD, San Diego), Northern CA (San Juan, Elk Grove, San Francisco, Sacramento), Arizona (Deer Valley), Nevada (Clark County), Utah (Salt Lake City), Oregon (Portland, Beaverton), Washington (Hillsboro) School Districts
  • Mar 26-Apr 2: Spring Break for Some Northern CA (Fresno) School Districts
  • Mar 26-Apr 8: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (San Bernardino), Nevada (Washoe) School Districts
  • Mar 29-Apr 3: Spring Break for Some Utah (Granite) School Districts
  • Mar 30: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (Long Beach), Northern CA (Oakland_ School Districts
  • Mar 31: Cesar Chavez
April 2018
  • Apr 1 (Sun): Easter
  • Apr 2-6: Spring Break for Some Southern CA (Long Beach, Santa Ana, Orange, Capistrano, Garden Grove, Irvine, Corona-Norco, Riverside), Northern CA (Oakland, West Contra Costa), Utah (Alpine, Davis, Jordan), Washington (Spokane, Tacoma), British Columbia (Vancouver) School Districts
  • Apr 2: Cesar E. Chavez, Observed (LAUSD)
  • Apr 2-13: Spring Break for Some Northern CA (San Mateo) School Districts
  • Apr 9-13: Spring Break for Some Northern CA (Marin, San Jose), Washington (Seattle) School Districts
  • Apr 16-20: Spring Break for some Northern CA (Santa Clara) School Districts
May 2018
  • May 21: Victoria Day (Some/Most British Columbia School Districts)
  • May 23: Last Day of School for Gilbert, Phoenix, Anchorage
  • May 24: Last Day of School for Mesa, Tuscon, Peoria, Deer Valley, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Dysart, Clark County
  • May 25: Last Day of School for Elk Grove, Granite
  • May 28: Memorial Day (Most School Districts)
  • May 30: Last Day of School for Chandler
  • May 31: Last Day of School for Santa Ana, Alpine, Hawaii
June 2018
  • Jun 1: Last Day of School for Corona-Norco, Davis (Utah), Jordan
  • Jun 5: Last Day of School for San Juan
  • Jun 6: Last Day of School for San Francisco, Salt Lake City
  • Jun 7: Last Day of School for LAUSD, Fresno, San Bernar, Capistrano, Oakland, West Contra Costa, San Jose
  • Jun 8: Last Day of School for Santa Clara, Irvine, Washoe, Portland
  • Jun 13: Last Day of School for San Diego
  • Jun 14: Last Day of School for Long Beach, Orange, Sacramento, Riverside, Salem-Keizer, Vancouver
  • Jun 15: Last Day of School for Garden Grove, Tacoma, Hillsoboro
  • Jun 19: Last Day of School for Beaverton
  • Jun 21: Last Day of School for Marin
  • Jun 22: Last Day of School for Seattle
  • Jun 28: Last Day of School for Coquitlam, Burnaby, Central Okanagan, Richmond (BC)
  • Jun 29: Last Day of School for Surrey, Greater Victoria
July 2018
  • <TBD>
August 2018
  • Aug 2: First Day of School for Gilbert, Dysart, Tuscan
  • Aug 6: First Day of School for Phoenix, Washoe, Hawaii
  • Aug 7: First Day of School for Paradise Valley, Scottsdale
  • Aug 8: First Day of School for Anaheim, Mesa, Peoria
  • Aug 13: First Day of School for Riverside, Clark County, Santa Ana
  • Aug 14: First Day of School for San Mateo, LAUSD
  • Aug 15: First Day of School for San Jose
  • Aug 16: First Day of School for San Juan, Elk Grove, Santa Clara
  • Aug 20: First Day of School for San Francisco, West Contra Costa, Alpine, Granite, Salt Lake City, Anchorage
  • Aug 21: First Day of School for Capistrano, Jordan
  • Aug 22: First Day of School for Orange, Davis(UT)
  • Aug 23: First Day of School for Irvine, Chandler
  • Aug 27: First Day of School for San Diego, Beaverton
  • Aug 29: First Day of School for Long Beach, Garden Grove
  • Aug 30: First Day of School for Spokane
September 2018
  • Sep 3: Labor Day (Most School Districts)
  • Sep 4: First Day of School for Hillsboro, Surrey, Coquitlam, Richmond (BC), Greater Victoria, Burnaby, Langley
  • Sep 6: First Day of School for Tacoma
October 2018
  • Oct 1-5: Fall Break for Some Northern CA (San Jose), Nevada (Washoe) School Districts
  • Oct 1-12: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Chandler) School Districts
  • Oct 5-19: Fall Break for Some Northern CA (San Mateo) School Districts
  • Oct 8-12: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Tuscan, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale), Hawaii School Districts
  • Oct 8-15: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Gilbert) School Districts
  • Oct 15-19: Fall Break for Some Arizona (Dysart) School Districts
  • Oct 18-19: UEA Convention (Many/Most Utah schools out of session)
  • Oct 26: Nevada Day Observed (Clark County, Washoe)
November 2018
  • Nov 12: Veterans Day (Observed) (Most School Districts)
  • Nov 19-23: Thanksgiving Break for Some Southern CA (San Diego, Long Beach, Orange, Capistrano, Riverside, Garden Grove, Corona-Norco, Anaheim), Northern CA (San Francisco, San Juan, Elk Grove, West Contra Costa), Arizona (Peoria), Nevada (Clark County) School Districts
  • Nov 21-23: Thanksgiving Break for Some Southern CA (Irvine, Santa Ana), Northern CA (San Mateo, Santa Clara), Arizona (Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Dysart), Nevada (Washoe), Utah (Granite, Jordan) School Districts
  • Nov 22-23: Thanksgiving Break (Most School Districts)
December 2018
The majority of winter breaks start the weekend before Christmas (either December 21 or 22, 2018) and go through the first weekend in January (ending on January 6, 2019).
  • Dec 15: Start of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (LAUSD [1/6], Orange [1/6]), Washington (Hillboro [1/1]) School Districts
  • Dec 20: Start of Winter Break for Some Utah (Alpine [1/2]) School Districts
  • Dec 21: Start of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (Santa Ana [1/6]), Northern CA (San Mateo [1/7]), Arizona (Phoenix [1/6], Peoria [1/6], Chandler [1/7]), Nevada (Washoe [1/13]), Utah (Davis [1/1]), British Columbia (Greater Victoria [1/6]), Alaska (Anchorage [1/6]) School Districts
  • Dec 22: Start of Winter Break for Some Southern CA (San Diego [1/6], Long Beach [1/6], Capistrano [1/6], Irvine [1/6], Riverside [1/6], Garden Grove [1/6], Corona-Norco [1/13], Anaheim [1/6]), Northern CA (San Francisco [1/6], San Juan [1/7], Elk Grove [1/6], West Contra Costa [1/6], San Jose [1/7], Santa Clara [1/7]), Arizona (Tuscan [1/6], Mesa [1/6], Gilbert [1/6], Paradise Valley [1/6], Dysart [1/6], Scottsdale [1/7]), Nevada (Clark County [1/6]), Utah (Granite [1/1], Jordan [1/1], Salt Lake City [1/6]), Oregon (Beaverton [1/6], Salem-Keizer [1/6]), Washington (Spokane [1/6], Tacoma [1/6]), British Columbia (Surrey [1/6], Coquitlam [1/6], Richmond [1/6], Burnaby [1/6], Langley [1/6]), Hawaii 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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figment_jii

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Holiday Overlay Removal Closures, 2018
01/08-01/18 (Mon-Thu): Haunted Mansion Holiday Closed for Removal of Holiday Overlay
mm/dd-mm/dd (): Jingle Cruise Closed for Removal of Holiday Overlay - Overlay Did Not Occur in 2017
01/22-02/01 (Mon-Thu): It's a Small World Closed for Removal of Holiday Overlay
11/01 (Thu): Space Mountain Closed to Remove Ghost Galaxy Overlay (Partial Day)

Holiday Overlay Installation Closures, 2018
09/06 (Thu): Space Mountain Closed to Install Ghost Galaxy Overlay
08/20-09/06 (Mon-Thu): Haunted Mansion Closed to Install Holiday Overlay
mm/dd-mm/dd (): Jungle Cruise Closed to Install Holiday Overlay - Overlay Did Not Occur in 2018
10/22-11/08 (Mon-Thu): It's a Small World Closed to Install Holiday Overlay

Mickey's Halloween Party, 2018
Party dates were announced on Thursday, May 17 via the Disney Parks Blog. Tickets go on sale to DLR Annual Passholders, DVC, and Disney Rewards Visa Card Holders (phone only) on Tuesday, June 5 and to the general public on Tuesday, June 12. The dates when the MHP tickets sold out in past were tracked in these posts for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Pricing is listed as (Discount/Regular) Price.
Sep 19 (Wed) ($95/$105) - Sold Out Online Friday, September 7
Sep 21 (Fri) ($115/$115) - Sold Out Online, Wednesday, August 29
Sep 24 (Mon) ($95/$105) - Sold Out Online, Wednesday, September 5
Sep 26 (Wed) ($95/$105) - Sold Out Online, Tuesday, September 4
Sep 28 (Fri) ($115/$115) - Sold Out Online Monday, August 20
Oct 2 (Tue) ($115/$115) - Sold Out Online Monday, September 7
Oct 5 (Fri) ($115/$115) - Sold Out Online Friday, July 20
Oct 9 (Tue) ($115/$115) - Sold Out Online Friday, September 7
Oct 12 (Fri) (t$115/$115) - Sold Out Online Tuesday, July 10
Oct 16 (Tue) ($115/$115) - Sold Out Online Monday, September 7
Oct 19 (Fri) ($130/$130) - Sold Out Online Monday, August 13
Oct 23 (Tue) ($115/$115) - Sold Out Online Monday, September 7
Oct 26 (Fri) ($130/$130) - Sold Out Online Friday, August 10
Oct 29 (Mon) ($130/$130) - Sold Out Online Friday, September 14
Oct 31 (Wed) ($130/$130) - Sold Out Online Tuesday, September 11

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 2018). 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.

Sneak Peaks at DCA (Bug's Life Theater) and DL (Tomorrowland Theater), 2018
DLR uses the Tomorrowland Theater (DL) and Bug's Life Theater (DCA-BLT) or Sunset Showcase Theater (DCA-SST) to preview upcoming movies.
Feb 9 (Fri) - Mar 6 (Tue): A Wrinkle in Time (DCA-SST) [Move Opening: Mar 9] (AP Preview: Feb 8)
May 18 (Fri) - ??? (???): Incredibles 2 (DCA-SST) [Move Opening: Jun 15] (AP Preview: May 17)
June 8 (Fri) – Jul 1 (Sun): Ant-Man and the Wasp (DL) [Movie Opening: Jul 6] (AP Preview: ???)
Oct 5 (Fri) – Nov 4 (Sun): The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (DCA-SST) [Movie Opening: Nov 2] (AP Preview: ???)
Nov 9 (Fri) - Dec 9 (Sun): Ralph Breaks the Internet (DL) [Movie Opening: Nov 21] (AP Preview: Nov 8)

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). All cruises return to San Diego unless noted.
4/22 (5-Night Cruise)
4/28 (2-Night Cruise)
4/29 (5-Night Cruise)
5/4 (2-Night Cruise)
5/6 (5-Night Cruise)
5/16 (5-Night Cruise) - Ends in Vancouver, Canada
5/11 (2-Night Cruise)
5/13 (3-Night Cruise)
9/10 (4-Night Cruise) - Starts in Vancouver, Canada & Ends in San Diego
9/14 (5-Night Cruise)
9/18 (4-Night Cruise)
9/23 (5-Night Cruise)
9/28 (2-Night Cruise)
9/30 (5-Night Cruise)
10/5 (2-Night Cruise)
10/7 (7-Night Cruise)
10/14 (5-Night Cruise)
10/19 (14-Night Cruise) - Ends in Galveston, Texas

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 multiple sources starting on November 2, 2018.

Nov 23 (Fri): DL
Nov 24 (Sat): DCA
Nov 26 (Mon): DL
Nov 27 (Tue): DCA
Nov 28 (Wed): DL
Nov 29 (Thu): DCA
Nov 30 (Fri): DL
Dec 1 (Sat): DCA
Dec 3 (Mon): DL
Dec 4 (Tue): DCA
Dec 5 (Wed): DL
Dec 6 (Thu): DCA
Dec 7 (Fri): DL
Dec 8 (Sat): DCA
Dec 10 (Mon): DL
Dec 11 (Tue): DCA
Dec 12 (Wed): DL
Dec 13 (Thu): DCA
Dec 14 (Fri): DL
Dec 15 (Sat): DCA
Dec 17 (Mon): DL
Dec 18 (Tue): DCA
Dec 19 (Wed): DL
Dec 20 (Thu): DCA
Dec 21 (Fri): DL
Dec 22 (Sat): DCA
Dec 24 (Mon): DL
Dec 25 (Tue): DCA
 
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  • egritz

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    Oh man, I wish I'd found this before making our Feb Adult only trip.......oh well, we will have fun among the cheerleaders, lol. I Just went searching for this to plan our other short trips (we are getting an AP soon) and found it waaaaay pushed back to page 8 or 9, yikes! Such a valuable thread, thank you @figment_jii for putting it together!
     
  • cheshirecat.star

    Earning My Ears
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    I don't mind the closures because it means less people and less wait in lines (I am sad about Splash Mountain though). We could go at the height of the season when everything is running but the crowds are too overwhelming for my crew.

    We are arriving on the 8th to ride the ones closing after that day and then will have 4 more days during the week.
     

    figment_jii

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    ...I'd heard that HM will be closing Jan 8 also....true?
    As others have said, yes, the Haunted Mansion will close on January 8th to have the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay removed.

    We are arriving on the 8th to ride the ones closing after that day and then will have 4 more days during the week.
    Just to note, but Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Dumbo, Main Street Vehicles, It's Tough to be a Bug!, California Screamin', Mickey's Fun Wheel, and Grizzly River Run all close on January 8. It means the last day of operation is Sunday, January 7th. So if your first day in the parks is Monday, January 8th, these attractions will be closed.
     

    cheshirecat.star

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
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    As others have said, yes, the Haunted Mansion will close on January 8th to have the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay removed.


    Just to note, but Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Dumbo, Main Street Vehicles, It's Tough to be a Bug!, California Screamin', Mickey's Fun Wheel, and Grizzly River Run all close on January 8. It means the last day of operation is Sunday, January 7th. So if your first day in the parks is Monday, January 8th, these attractions will be closed.
    OOPS lol I meant we are arriving on the 7th!! Thanks for warning me though :)
     

    kimmar067

    TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!
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    As others have said, yes, the Haunted Mansion will close on January 8th to have the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay removed.


    Just to note, but Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Dumbo, Main Street Vehicles, It's Tough to be a Bug!, California Screamin', Mickey's Fun Wheel, and Grizzly River Run all close on January 8. It means the last day of operation is Sunday, January 7th. So if your first day in the parks is Monday, January 8th, these attractions will be closed.
    .....YIKES......wow, that is alot!
     

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