All the Resort’s a Stage! Live Shows and Performers Make Disneyland Resort an Entertaining Experience Day and Night

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of performances, and many youngsters get their first taste of live entertainment at Disneyland Resort. In 2024, friends and family can discover new favorites, as well as create new memories with many returning and reimagined offerings – adding to the robust slate of entertainment available all year long.

From character encounters and dance parties to parades and nighttime spectaculars, a guest could spend a full day and night enjoying the entertainment offerings across the resort. A full list of entertainment and the latest performance schedules are available on and the Disneyland app.* Here are several spectacular highlights:


At Disneyland Park

  • “Mickey’s Mix Magic” – performing Jan. 8-March 21 and April 15-25: Projections, lighting effects, lasers and catchy Disney tunes create a family-friendly dance party atmosphere throughout Disneyland Park. The high-energy nighttime spectacular is enhanced with the addition of fireworks on select evenings.
  • “Magic Happens” parade – returns Feb. 2: Moments of magic from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios films are brought to life on a grand scale with stunning floats, artistic costumes and an energetic musical score.
  • “Wondrous Journeys” – returns for a special presentation March 22-April 14: Originally created as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company in 2023, the nighttime spectacular includes nods to Walt Disney Animation Studios films over the past century. Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the Rivers of America become an artist’s canvas with lighting effects, customized projections, sparkling fireworks and more.
  • “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” – returns April 26-Aug. 4: A tribute to the journey of friendship, this heartwarming show returns with some all-new scenes as part of the limited-time Pixar Fest On select nights, fireworks take the celebration sky high.
  • “Fantasmic!” – returns May 24: Soaring music, dozens of live performers, character appearances and projections will once again illuminate the Rivers of America. In 2024, the treasured nighttime specular returns with new special effects, a thrilling new battle scene between Sorcerer Mickey and Maleficent, plus the return of the iconic “Peter Pan” scene.
  • Storytelling at the Royal Theatre: Renaissance men Messieurs Smythe and Jones, with the assistance of some fellow villagers and the audience, bring the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled” to life with music, whimsy and humor.
  • Live music: The melodic sounds of the Disneyland Band, the Dapper Dans quartet, and the Straw Hatters are all on display on Main Street, S.A. In New Orleans Square, the toe-tapping performances star the Bootstrappers and the Jambalaya Jazz Band.
  • Special and seasonal nighttime spectaculars: During seasonal celebrations and special events, guests can experience specially themed nighttime spectaculars, such as “Halloween Screams” and “Believe… in Holiday Magic.”


At Disney California Adventure Park

  • “Better Together – A Pixar Pals Celebration!” – debuts April 26: The new daytime parade at Disney California Adventure Park debuts during Pixar Fest, featuring favorite friends and new characters from the latest Pixar films, including “Turning Red.”
  • “Disney Junior Dance Party!”: Mickey Mouse is joined by favorite Disney Junior characters, including Doc McStuffins and Vampirina.
  • “The Amazing Spider-Man!”: Throughout the day, guests have the chance to witness Spider-Man swing into action high above Avengers Campus with gravity-defying, acrobatic feats never before seen in a Disney park.
  • “Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje”: Recruits at Avengers Campus are invited to join Black Panther’s loyal bodyguards, the Dora Milaje, in training sessions in the courtyard near Avengers Headquarters.
  • “Doctor Strange: Mysteries of the Mystic Arts”: Doctor Strange steps forth through an inter-dimensional portal to engage guests with illusions, sorcery and tales to astonish from his collection of mysterious relics.
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!”: Star Lord and Gamora lead a groovy dance party set to rock and roll classics from Peter Quill’s beloved boom box.
  • Live music: The swinging jazz combo Five & Dime delivers pizzazz and razzmatazz to Buena Vista Street. During “Operation: Playtime!”, the Green Army Patrol from Pixar’s “Toy Story” convoy the park. Plus, the Hollywood Backlot Stage and Paradise Garden Bandstand often host live musical acts.
  • Special seasonal entertainment: Disney California Adventure offers a variety of special entertainment during seasonal festivals, including Lunar New Year, the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival and Disney Festival of Holidays.

The live entertainment experiences at Disneyland Resort extend beyond the theme parks, with a rotating lineup of nighttime musical entertainment at the newly opened Downtown Disney LIVE! stage and seasonally at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, with talented entertainers making appearances throughout the year.


Check the latest entertainment details and schedules at or the Disneyland mobile app. Entertainment, experiences, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Both Theme Park reservations and valid admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort.

*Message, data and roaming rates may apply for the use of the Disneyland app. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

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