2019 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, a 2017 version, and a 2018 version were created. This is a continuation of those threads, but for 2019!

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
Post #4: Parking Updates

Last updated: July 9, 2019

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

January 2019
(Check-In)
Jan 1 (Tue): Rose Parade and Rose Bowl
Jan 3-8 (Thu-Tue): Three Kings' Day Celebration in DCA
Jan 5 (Sat): Last Day of Signature AP & Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 6 (Sun): Last Day of Christmas/Holiday Season in DL (likely including A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Believe...In Holiday Magic Fireworks, and Haunted Mansion Holiday [Reopen: Fri, 1/18])
Jan 6 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal AP & SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout Period
Jan 6 (Sun): Ticket (Day and AP) Price Increase (Disboard Thread)
Jan 8 (Tue): Last Day of Christmas/Holiday Season in DCA (including WoC: Season of Light, Festival of Holidays and Viva Navidad)
Jan 18 (Fri): Debut of Mickey's Mix Magic
Jan 21 (Mon): Martin Luther King Junior Day
Jan 21 (Mon): Last Day for It's a Small World Holiday [Reopens: Feb 01]
Jan 22 (Tue): Start of Valentine's Month Celebration [Ends: Feb 18]
Jan 22 (Tue): Start of Minnie's Valentine Surprise [Ends: Feb 18]
Jan 22 (Tue): First Day of Fantasmic! Refurbishment [End Date: TBD, Spring]
Jan 24-27 (Thu-Sun): NAMM Show (Anaheim Convention Center)
Jan 25 (Fri): Return of Mickey's Soundsational Parade & Start of “Get Your Ears On” Celebration Dance Party (Foodie Guide)
Jan 25 (Fri): Start of Lunar New Year Celebration in DCA [Ends: Feb 17] (Foodie Guide)

February 2019 (Check-In)
Feb 3 (Sun): Superbowl
Feb 5 (Tue): Lunar New Year
Feb 7 (Thu): Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts' Nite
Feb 8 (Fri): DCA's 17th Anniversary
Feb 9 (Sat): Micechat Gumball Rally
Feb 11 (Mon): Anaheim Ducks Day in DCA
Feb 14 (Thu): Valentine's Day
Feb 16 (Sat): Celebrate Gospel in DCA
Feb 17 (Sun): Last Day of Lunar New Year Celebration [Starts: Jan 25]
Feb 18 (Mon): Presidents Day
Feb 18 (Mon): Last Day of Valentine's Month Celebration [Start: Jan 22]
Feb 22-24 (Fri-Sat): Spirit Nationals (Anaheim Convention Center)

March 2019 (Check-In)
Mar 1 (Fri): Start of DCA's Food & Wine Festival [Ends: Apr 23] (Foodie Guide)
Mar 2 (Sat): Mini Gay Days
Mar 3-9 (Sun-Sat): Orange County Restaurant Week (Not a DLR event, but some DTD Venues participate)
Mar 5 (Tue): Mardi Gras
Mar 5-9 (Tue-Sat): Natural Product Expo West 2019 (Anaheim Convention Center)
Mar 7 (Thu): Disneyland After Dark: 90s Nite
Mar 16-17 (Sat-Sun): USA All-Stars Championship (Anaheim Convention Center)
Mar 17 (Sun): St. Patrick's Day
Mar 29-31 (Fri-Sun): WonderCon 2019 (Anaheim Convention Center)

April 2019 (Check-In)
Apr 5 (Fri): Start of the Eggstravaganza [Last Day: Apr 21]
Apr 12 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select AP Spring Blockout [Last Day: Apr 21]
Apr 13 (Sat): Start of SoCal AP Spring Blockout [Last Day: Apr 21]
Apr 13-14 (Sat-Sun): Spring Dapper Day
Apr 21 (Sun): Easter
Apr 21 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal Select and SoCal AP Spring Blockout [Starts: Apr 12/13]
Apr 21 (Sun): Last Day of Eggstravaganza [Starts: Apr 5]
Apr 23 (Tue): Last Day of DCA's Food & Wine Festival [Starts: Mar 1]
Apr 30 (Tue): Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble!

May 2019 (Check-In)
May 1 (Wed): Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble!
May 4 (Sat): Return of Hyperspace Mountain
May 5 (Sun): Cinco De Mayo
May 12 (Sun): Mother's Day
May 16 (Thu): Taste of Anaheim (Not a Disney Event, but Some DTD Restaurants Participate) [GardenWalk]
May 23 (Thu): Last Day of Early 2019 Ticket Deal, 2019 SoCal Resident Ticket Deal
May 27 (Mon): Memorial Day
May 31 (Fri): Opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (Disboard Thread) [Reservations Only]
May 31 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DL
Grad Nites: May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, & 31

June 2019 (Check-In)
Jun 1 (Sat): Start of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DL
Jun 1 (Sat): Return of Soarin' Over CA [Ends: Jun 30]
Jun 6 (Thu): Start of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DCA
Jun 6 (Thu): Last Night for Mickey's Mix Magic
Jun 7 (Fri): Start of "The Lion King" Celebration in DCA [Ends: Sep 2]
Jun 7 (Fri): Return of Disneyland Forever Fireworks
Jun 16 (Sun): Father's Day
Jun 21 (Fri): Start of Deluxe AP Summer Blockout in DL
Jun 23 (Sun): End of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Reservations
Jun 28 (Fri): Start of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DCA
Grad Nites: Jun 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, & 14

July 2019 (Check-In)
Jul 4 (Thu): Fourth of July
Jul 10-13 (Wed-Sat): VidCon (Anaheim Convention Center)
Jul 17 (Wed): Disneyland's 63rd Anniversary
Jul 17 (Wed): Last Day of Soundsational Parade in DL
Jul 18 (Thu): First Day of Mickey and Friends Band-Tastic Cavalcade in DL [Ends: Aug 1]

August 2019 (Check-In)
Aug 1 (Thu): Last Day of Mickey and Friends Band-Tastic Cavalcade [Starts: Jul 18]
Aug 2 (Fri): Return of the Main Street Electrical Parade in DL [Ends: Sep 30]
Aug 11 (Sun): CHOC Walk in the Park
Aug 18 (Sun): Last Day of Deluxe AP Summer Blockout in DL
Aug 18 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal & SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DCA
Aug 23-25 (Fri-Sun): D23 Expo (Anaheim Convention Center) (Disboard Thread)
Aug 25 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DL

September 2019 (Check-In)
Sep 2 (Mon): Labor Day
Sep 2 (Mon): Last Day of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DL
Sep 2 (Mon): Last Day of "The Lion King" Celebration in DCA [Starts: June 7]
Sep 6 (Fri): Start of HalloweenTime (2019 Disboard Thread) (2018 Disboard Thread)
Sep 6 (Fri): Start of Día de los Muertos (DL and DCA)
Sep 30 (Mon): Last Day of Main Street Electrical Parade [Starts: Aug 2]

October 2019 (Check-In)
Oct 4-6 (Fri-Sun): Gay Days
Oct 14 (Mon): Columbus Day
Oct 17-18 (Thu-Fri) UEA Convention (Many/Most Utah schools out of session)
Oct 31 (Thu): Halloween, End of HalloweenTime
*Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Haunted Gingerbread House Workshops

November 2019 (Check-In)
Nov 2-3 (Sat-Sun): Dapper Day Fall Soiree
Nov 11 (Mon): Veterans' Day
Nov 28-29 (Thu-Fri): Thanksgiving
*BlizzCon (Anaheim Convention Center) [Tentatively, first weekend in Nov7ember]
*Start of Christmas/Holiday Season (2018 Disboard Thread)
*Holiday Parade Filming

December 2019 (Check-In)
Dec 13 (Fri): First Day of SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout [Last Day: Jan 5]
Dec 19 (Thu): First Day of SoCal AP Holiday Blockout [Last Day: Jan 5]
Dec 20 (Fri): First Day of Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout [Last Day: Jan 4]
Dec 21 (Sat): First Day of Signature AP Holiday Blockout [Last Day: Jan 4]
Dec 22-30 (Sun-Mon): Hanukkah
Dec 25 (Wed): Christmas
Dec 26-Jan 1 (Wed-Tue): Kwanzaa
Dec 31 (Mon): New Year's Eve
*Candlelight Processional (usually first weekend in December)
*Raver Days
*Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Holiday Gingerbread House Workshops
*TubaChristmas

2020
Jan 1 (Wed): Rose Parade and Rose Bowl
Jan 4 (Sat): Last Day of Signature & Deluxe Holiday Blockout
Jan 5 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal Select and SoCal Holiday Blockout
Jan 16-19 (Thu-Sun): NAMM Show (Anaheim Convention Center)
Jan 20 (Mon): Martin Luther King Junior Day
Jan 25 (Sat): Lunar New Year
Feb 8 (Sat): DCA's 17th Anniversary
Feb 14 (Fri): Valentine's Day
Feb 17 (Mon): Presidents' Day
Mar 3-7 (Tue-Sat): Natural Product Expo West 2020 (Anaheim Convention Center)
Mar 17 (Tue): St. Patrick's Day
Apr 3 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select Spring Blockout [Last Day: Apr 12]
Apr 4 (Sat): Start of SoCal Spring Blockout [Last Day: Apr 12]
Apr 12 (Sun): Easter
Apr 18-19 (Sat-Sun): Spring Dapper Day
May 10 (Sun): Mother's Day
May 25 (Mon): Memorial Day
May 29 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select Summer Blockout in DL
May 30 (Sat): Start of SoCal Summer Blockout in DL
Jun 4 (Thu): Start of SoCal Select Summer Blockout in DCA
Jun 19 (Fri): Start of Deluxe Summer Blockout in DL
Jun 21 (Sun): Father's Day
Jun 26 (Fri): Start of SoCal Summer Blockout in DCA
Jul 4 (Sat): Fourth of July
Aug 27-30 : Star Wars Celebration 2020 (Anaheim Convention Center)
Sep 7 (Mon): Labor Day
Oct 12 (Mon): Columbus Day
Oct 31 (Sat): Halloween
Nov 11 (Wed): Veterans Day
Nov 26 (Thu): Thanksgiving
Dec 10-18 (Thu-Fri): Hanukkah
Dec 25 (Fri): Christmas
Dec 26-Jan 1 (Sat-Fri): Kwanzaa
Dec 31 (Thu): New Year's Eve

Notes
The AP Blockout Calendar underwent major changes in 2019, with separate blockout dates for DL and DCA. In general, there are fewer blockout dates for DCA regardless of the pass and more for DL. Major blockout periods (Spring Break, Summer, and Christmas) are in the list above, but now denote if they are for DL or DCA (or both if nothing is specified). Check out the Blockout Calendar for the latest information:
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/passes/blockout-dates/

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 2019 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.

(It's gotten to be a lot of work to try and keep up with so many different school districts. While I think there is some benefit to tracking individual districts, for 2019, I'm just going to do a handful of the big Southern California districts and few other districts and then more generalized information for the rest. If you really want your local district included, please send me a link to their calendar.)

January 2019
  • Jan 6: Last Day for Winter Break for Most School Districts
  • Jan 21: MLK (Most School Districts)
February 2019
  • Feb 11: Lincoln Day/Family Day
  • Feb 18: President's Day (Most School Districts)
  • Feb 18-22: Mid-Winter Break for Seattle (WA)
March 2019
The majority of the reported spring breaks occur between mid-March and mid-April.
  • Mar 11-15: Spring Break for Anaheim, Mesa (AZ), Phoenix (AZ), Anchorage (AK)
  • Mar 11-22: Spring Break for Chandler (AZ)
  • Mar 18-22: Spring Break for Tuscon (AZ)
  • Mar 18-29: Spring Break for Surrey (BC), Coquitlam (BC), Vancouver (BC), Greater Victoria (BC), Saanich (BC)
  • Mar 22-26: Spring Break for Granite (UT)
  • Mar 25-29: Spring Break for San Diego, San Francisco, Washoe (NV), Portland (OR), Salem-Keizer (OR), Beaverton (OR), Spokane (WA)
  • Mar 31: Cesar Chavez (Observed Apr 1)
April 2019
  • Apr 1: Cesar E. Chavez, Observed
  • Apr 1-5: Spring Break for Santa Ana (CA), Alpine (UT), Vancouver (BC)
  • Apr 3-5: Spring Break for Tacoma (WA)
  • Apr 8-12: Spring Break for Seattle (WA)
  • Apr 15-19: Spring Break for LAUSD, Fresno, Elk Grove, Sacramento, Clark County (NV)
  • Apr 22-26: Spring Break for Long Beach
  • Apr 21 (Sun): Easter
May 2019
  • May 20: Victoria Day (Some/Most British Columbia School Districts)
  • May 23: Last Day of School for Mesa (AZ)
  • May 27: Memorial Day (Most School Districts)
  • May 30: Last Day of School for Alpine (UT)
June 2019
The majority of the reported end of the school year start in early-to-mid June.
  • Jun 4: Last Day of School for San Francisco
  • Jun 7: Last Day of School for LAUSD
  • Jun 12: Last Day of School for San Diego
  • Jun 13: Last Day of School for Spokane (WA)
  • Jun 18: Last Day of School for Tacoma (WA), Vancouver (BC)
  • Jun 20: Last Day of School for Seattle (WA)
  • Jun 27: Last Day of School for Coquitlam (BC)
July 2019
  • July 4: Fourth of July (Most School Districts That Are on Year Around Schedules)
August 2019
  • Aug 12: First Day of School for Clark County (NV)
  • Aug 20: First Day of School for LAUSD
September 2019
  • Sep 2: Labor Day (Most School Districts)
October 2019
  • Oct 7-11: Fall Break for Mesa (AZ)
  • Oct 17-18: Fall Break for Granite (UT)
  • Oct 17-21: Fall Break for Alpine (UT)
  • Oct 25: Nevada Day
November 2019
  • Nov 11: Veterans Day (Observed) (Most School Districts)
  • Nov 28-29: Thanksgiving Break (Most School Districts)
December 2019
The majority of winter breaks start the weekend before Christmas (December 21) and go through the first weekend in January (ending on January 5 or 12, 2019).
  • Dec 25: Christmas (Most 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
Alaska
 
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Holiday Overlay Removal Closures, 2019
01/07-01/17 (Mon-Thu): Haunted Mansion Holiday Closed for Removal of Holiday Overlay
01/22-01/31 (Mon-Thu): It's a Small World Closed for Removal of Holiday Overlay

Holiday Overlay Installation Closures, 2019
mm/dd (): Space Mountain Closed to Install Ghost Galaxy Overlay
08/26-09/05 (Mon-Thu): Haunted Mansion Closed to Install Holiday Overlay
mm/dd-mm/dd (): It's a Small World Closed to Install Holiday Overlay

Oogie Boogie Bash in DCA, 2019
Party dates were announced on April 17, 2019 via the Disney Parks Blog. Tickets go on sale to DLR Annual Passholders, DVC, and Disney Rewards Visa Card Holders (phone only) on April 23 (Tue) and to the general public on April 30. The dates when the MHP tickets sold out in past were tracked in these posts for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Pricing is listed as (Discount/Regular) Price.
Sep 17 (Tue) ($100/$110)
Sep 19 (Thu) ($100/$110)
Sep 22 (Sun) ($120/$120)
Sep 24 (Tue) ($100/$110)
Sep 26 (Thu) ($100/$110) - Sold Out Online, Monday, July 15, 2019
Sep 29 (Sun) ($120/$120)
Oct 1 (Tue) ($120/$120)
Oct 3 (Thu) ($120/$120)
Oct 6 (Sun) ($145/$145)
Oct 8 (Tue) ($120/$120)
Oct 10 (Thu) ($120/$120)
Oct 13 (Sun) ($145/$145)
Oct 15 (Tue) ($120/$120)
Oct 17 (Thu) ($120/$120)
Oct 20 (Sun) ($145/$145)
Oct 22 (Tue) ($120/$120)
Oct 24 (Thu) ($120/$120)
Oct 27 (Sun) ($145/$145)
Oct 29 (Tue) ($145/$145)
Oct 31 (Thu) ($145/$145)

Note that costume guidelines changed for 2016. The new guidelines can be viewed on the OBB 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 (it is unknown if that will be the same for OBB). 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), 2019
DLR uses the Tomorrowland Theater (DL) and Bug's Life Theater (DCA-BLT) or Sunset Showcase Theater (DCA-SST) to preview upcoming movies.
Mar 1-Apr 7: Dumbo (Main Street Opera House) [Movie Opening: Mar 29] (AP Preview: n/a)
Apr 19-May 27: Aladdin (Main Street Opera House) [Movie Opening: May 24] (AP Preview: Apr 18, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm)
May 24: Toy Story 4 (Tomorrowland Theater) [Movie Opening: Jun 21] (AP Preview: May 23, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

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.
3/10 (5-Night Cruise)
3/15 (5-Night Cruise)
3/20 (4-Night Cruise)
3/24 (5-Night Cruise)
3/29 (5-Night Cruise)
4/3 (4-Night Cruise)
4/7 (5-Night Cruise)
4/12 (2-Night Cruise)
4/14 (5-Night Cruise)
4/19 (2-Night Cruise)
4/21 (7-Night Cruise)
4/28 (7-Night Cruise)
5/5 (7-Night Cruise)
5/12 (3-Night Cruise)
10/4 (5-Night Cruise)
10/9 (5-Night Cruise)
10/14 (4-Night Cruise)
10/18 (2-Night Cruise)
10/20 (7-Night Cruise)
10/27 (7-Night Cruise)
11/3 (5-Night Cruise)
11/8 (14-Night Cruise) - Ends in Galveston, TX
 
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  • figment_jii

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    M&F Parking Structure and Toy Story Parking Lot Closures
    It's interesting to see when the parking facilities reached capacity. The Disneyland and Disneyland AP Twitter feeds often tweet out when the facilities close and re-open. It'll be interesting to see what happens in 2019 with the opening of Star Wars Land!
    (Sun) Jan 6: M&F (1:40 pm - 5:50 pm), All (4:40 pm - 5:50 pm) [First Day for Deluxe & Signature APs]
    (Sun) Jan 13: M&F (1:50 pm - 3:35 pm) [First Weekend Day for SoCal APs]
    (Sat) Jan 19: M&F (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm) [Mickey's Mix Magic debuted on Fri, 1/18)
    (Fri) Jan 25: M&F (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm) [Start of Lunar New Year Celebration, Return of Soundsational]
    (Sat) Jan 26: M&F (3:50 pm - 5:25 pm)
    (Sun) Jan 27: M&F (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm), TS (4:30 pm - 5:20 pm)
    (Sat) Feb 9: M&F (4:00 pm - 5:20 pm)
    (Mon) Feb 11: M&F (2:30 pm - 4:20 pm)
    (Mon) Feb 18: M&F (1:55 pm - 3:30 pm) [President's Day]
    (Sun) Feb 24: M&F (1:40 pm - 3:45 pm)
    (Sat) Mar 9: M&F (1:20 pm - 3:30 pm)
    (Sun) Mar 17: M&F (1:50 pm - 4:20 pm)
    (Sat) May 4: M&F (2:45 pm - 4:00 pm)
    (Sun) May 5: M&F (2:30 pm - 4:00 pm), TS (4:00 pm - 5:25 pm)
    (Sun) May 12: M&F (1:30 pm - 3:40 pm)
    (Sat) May 18: M&F (1:20 pm - 4:50 pm, TS (1:20 pm - ?), Pumbaa (3:00 pm - ?) [Last weekend for the Early 2019 Ticket Deal, 2019 SoCal Resident Ticket Deal, tickets expire on 5/23]
    (Sun) May 19: M&F (12:20 pm - 2:40 pm)
    (Mon) May 20: M&F (1:50 pm - 4:50 pm), TS (3:20 pm - 4:50 pm), All (4:30 pm - 4:50 pm)
    (Thu) May 23: M&F (5:10 pm - 6:35 pm)
    (Mon) May 27: M&F (12:45 pm - 3:10 pm), TS (1:24 pm - 4:15 pm) <-Sending Guests to the Anaheim Convention Center [Memorial Day]
    Jun 15 (Sat): M&F (4:20 pm - 6:30 pm)
    Jun 16 (Sun): M&F (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
    Jun 20 (Thu): M&F (3:10 pm - 7:10 pm)
    Jun 21 (Fri): M&F (1:15 pm - 2:00 pm, 4:25 pm - 5:30 pm)
    Jun 22 (Sat): M&F (5:15 pm - 6:30 pm)
    Jun 29 (Sat): M&F (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
     
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    Geemo

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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, a 2017 version, and a 2018 version were created. This is a continuation of those threads, but for 2019!

    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
    Post #4: Parking Updates

    Last updated: September 6, 2018

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


    January 2019 (Check-In)
    Jan 1 (Tue): Rose Parade and Rose Bowl
    Jan 5 (Sat): Last Day of Signature AP & Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout Period
    Jan 6 (Sun): Three Kings' Day Celebration in DCA [Exact Days TBD]
    Jan 6 (Sun): Last Day of Christmas/Holiday Season (likely including A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Believe...In Holiday Magic Fireworks, WoC: Season of Light, Festival of Holidays, Viva Navidad, and Haunted Mansion Holiday [reopen: TBD])
    Jan 6 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal AP & SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout Period
    Jan 6 (Sun): Last Day of Christmas/Holiday Season
    Jan 21 (Mon): Martin Luther King Junior Day
    Jan 24-27, 2019 (Thu-Sun): NAMM Show (Anaheim Convention Center)
    *Last Day for It's a Small World Holiday
    *Start of Lunar New Year Celebration in DCA

    February 2019 (Check-In)
    Feb 3 (Sun): Superbowl
    Feb 5 (Tue): Lunar New Year
    Feb 8 (Fri): DCA's 17th Anniversary
    Feb 14 (Thu): Valentine's Day
    Feb 18 (Mon): Presidents Day
    Feb 22-24 (Fri-Sat): Spirit Nationals (Anaheim Convention Center)
    *Micechat Gumball Rally
    *Celebrate Gospel in DCA

    March 2019 (Check-In)
    Mar 5 (Tue): Mardi Gras
    Mar 5-9, 2019 (Tue-Sat): Natural Product Expo West 2019 (Anaheim Convention Center)
    Mar 16-17 (Sat-Sun): USA All-Stars Championship (Anaheim Convention Center)
    Mar 17 (Sun): St. Patrick's Day
    Mar 29-31, 2019 (Fri-Sun): WonderCon 2019 (Anaheim Convention Center)
    *DCA Food & Wine Festival
    *Mini-Gay Days
    *Orange County Restaurant Week

    April 2019 (Check-In)
    Apr 12 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select AP Spring Blockout [through 4/21]
    Apr 13 (Sat): Start of SoCal AP Spring Blockout [through 4/21]
    Apr 13-14 (Sat-Sun): Spring Dapper Day
    Apr 21 (Sun): Easter
    Apr 21 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal Select and SoCal AP Spring Blockout

    May 2019 (Check-In)
    May 5 (Sun): Cinco De Mayo
    May 12 (Sun): Mother's Day
    May 27 (Mon): Memorial Day
    May 31 (Fri): Start of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DL
    Grad Nites: May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, & 31
    *Taste of Anaheim (Not a Disney Event, but Some DTD Restaurants Participate)

    June 2019 (Check-In)
    Jun 1 (Sat): Start of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DL
    Jun 6 (Thu): Start of SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout in DCA
    Jun 16 (Sun): Father's Day
    Jun 21 (Thu): Start of Deluxe AP Summer Blockout in DL
    Jun 28 (Fri): Start of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DCA
    Grad Nites: Jun 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, & 14
    *VidCon (Anaheim Convention Center)

    July 2019
    (Check-In)
    Jul 4 (Thu): Fourth of July
    Jul 17 (Wed): Disneyland's 63rd Anniversary

    August 2019 (Check-In)
    Aug 18 (Sun): Last Day of Deluxe AP Summer Blockout in DL
    Aug 18 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DCA
    Aug 23-25, 2019 (Fri-Sun): D23 Expo (Anaheim Convention Center) (Disboard Thread)
    Aug 25 (Sun): Last Day of SoCal AP Summer Blockout in DL
    *Last Day of SoCal and SoCal Select AP Summer Blockout
    *CHOC Walk in the Park

    September 2019 (Check-In)
    Sep 2 (Mon): Labor Day
    *Start of HalloweenTime (2018 Disboard Thread)
    *Start of Día de los Muertos (DL and DCA)

    October 2019 (Check-In)
    Oct 14 (Mon): Columbus Day
    Oct 31 (Thu): Halloween, End of HalloweenTime
    *Gay Days
    *Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Haunted Gingerbread House Workshops
    *UEA Convention (Many/Most Utah schools out of session)

    November 2019 (Check-In)
    Nov 11 (Mon): Veterans' Day
    Nov 28-29 (Thu-Fri): Thanksgiving
    *BlizzCon (Anaheim Convention Center)
    *Dapper Day Fall Soiree
    *Start of Christmas/Holiday Season (2018 Disboard Thread)
    *Holiday Parade Filming

    December 2019 (Check-In)
    Dec 22-30 (Sun-Mon): Hanukkah
    Dec 25 (Wed): Christmas
    Dec 26-Jan 1 (Wed-Tue): Kwanzaa
    Dec 31 (Mon): New Year's Eve
    *First Day of SoCal Select AP Holiday Blockout
    *First Day of SoCal AP Holiday Blockout
    *First Day of Deluxe AP Holiday Blockout
    *First Day of Signature AP Holiday Blockout
    *Candlelight Processional (usually first weekend in December)
    *Raver Days
    *Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Holiday Gingerbread House Workshops
    *TubaChristmas

    2020
    <TBD>

    Notes
    The AP Blockout Calendar underwent major changes in 2019, with separate blockout dates for DL and DCA. In general, there are fewer blockout dates for DCA regardless of the pass and more for DL. Major blockout periods (Spring Break, Summer, and Christmas) are in the list above, but now denote if they are for DL or DCA (or both if nothing is specified). Check out the Blockout Calendar for the latest information:
    https://disneyland.disney.go.com/passes/blockout-dates/

    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 2019 have not yet been announced.

    Gay Days have announced 2019 dates.

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  • sherilaine

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Bumping this up a bit as I had to dig for it - thanks so much for creating this each year!!
     

    PatMcDuck

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    May 12, 2000
    DL looks like Aug 26 not Aug 19, for So Cal. It is Aug 19 for DCA. Right? I was interested because we are going to D23 and arrive on the 18th.

    NVM, I read it wrong!
     

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