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The LA Art Show, July 29 – Aug. 1, 2021: LA’s Longest Running Art Fair Jumps Into 26th Year With Brand New Programming Spotlighting Women, Art, and Technology

SHOW HOURS  Friday July 30th  12pm – 8pm
Saturday July 31st 12pm – 8pm
Sunday August 1st 12pm – 6pm

Los Angeles, Calif. – The LA Art show is thrilled to present a special Summer Edition next week, July 29th – August 1st.  In the show’s 26th year, the LA Art Show remains one of the most popular art shows with 65k visitors per year. Under the new direction of Kassandra Voyagis and returning curator Marisa Caichiolo, the show has pivoted with a hard focus on what’s now, taking a closer look at some of the latest technological trends in the art world, while still offering a traditional lens for art from around the globe.

The Future Is Here

After 25 years of traditional programming, the LA Art Show is taking a big leap into the world of tech! Although the more conventional elements of the show will remain, LAAS is leading the pack by integrating some of the latest trends in the art world. 

Vellum LA, the first physical gallery for NFT-backed digital art in Los Angeles opens on Melrose Ave in September, and is presenting a world first major art fair NFT exhibition at the LA Art Show. 

Titled Sea Change, the exhibit was created with top NFT marketplace SuperRare (also an official partner of the fair, their first), and curated by Nxt Museum curator Jesse Damiani with Vellum LA curator Sinziana Velicescu. 

n order to supply the most comprehensive and accessible NFT introduction, the show has partnered with SuperRare as official marketplace partner, meaning patrons will be able to purchase the work immediately at the fair with the help of experts, removing anxiety surrounding the new kind of transaction. It will also be the first public appearance of StandardVision newest product, Luma Canvas, a museum-grade display designed for showcasing NFTs and digital art. 

Sea Change will feature the works of 12 new media artists, whose work embraces our inevitable technological immersion, exploring the new language, materiality, and logic of the metaverse. 

One of the most highly-anticipated traditional elements of the show is getting an upgrade as well, with the return of DIVERSEartLA. This important part of the fair, curated by Marisa Caichiolo, leads with a focus on the presence, contributions, research and documentation of women artists at the forefront of work at the intersection of art, science and technology represented by guest Museums and Institutions.

Continuing the theme of juxtaposing old and new, this fan-favorite section will expand upon previous years into new, more interactive and technological ground: 

San Marcos Museum of Art (MASM)from Lima, Perú, which will bring a new media project by Peruvian artist Angie Bonino. “THE SYMPHONY OF NOW,” consists of a video installation, and interactive sound installation focusing on the Andean techno de-colonial shamanism. 

Museum La Neomudejar from Madrid is bringing _DATA | ergo sum RELOADED by artist Ana Marcos, an interactive art installation that visualizes the capability of viewing machines using artificial intelligence to extract data by a simple observation of visitors. 

Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) has joined with a special project curated by Fabian Goncálves, that will feature a compilation of material and an exhibition of the work of women artists who have played a central role in the development of new media practices throughout history.  

Now Art LA and Building Bridges Art Exchange have joined forces as local non-profit organizations to exhibit the work Agua by Luciana Abait, a video projection created as part of LUMINEX Project by Now Art LA. This work is inspired by the flood-myth motif that occurs in many cultures, in which water acts a healing and rebirth tool, often referencing ideas of creation, purification, and sustaining life. The projected FLOOD will run down the main aisle of the LA Art Show

The most unconventional and anticipated contribution to the section is Tiffany Trenda, a multidisciplinary performance artist, known for exploring the relationship of the female body to today’s ever-changing technologies. 

While we won’t have as many international galleries, we have managed to bring together a fantastic roster of galleries that celebrate the experimental vibe that is LA.

2021 brings NEW legendary LA galleries: Track-16 (first fair) and Coagula Curatorial. Plus 14 year-old wonder kid and LA native, Tex Hammond exhibits at his first fair under Acosta Arts.

Returning to the mix is: Arcadia ContemporaryCaldwell Snyder GallerySimard Bilodeau Contemporary, and Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery from London for the lineup of Modern + Contemporary. The show will once again continue their international presence with the Pigment Gallery returning from Spain, In The Gallery returning from Denmark, Gallery KITAI from Japan, and exploring new territory, the Spaceless Gallery based in Paris.

In planning this standout return to in-person programming, the LAAS will not only continue its six year partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® but expand their collaborative mission, with the LA Art Show donating 15% of not only opening night tickets, but all ticket proceeds this year to its life saving mission. 

Citibank is also returning with Virtual Gallerist Talks, a series of in-person and live-streaming events and discussions highlighting some of the LA Art Show’s most popular galleries. In a coordinated effort, there will be both an in-person presence and a virtual experience, focusing on five selected galleries. This series gives viewers an in-depth look at the curation of each show, with spirited dialogue about each piece.

Universal Studios Hollywood Announces Tickets on Sale for “Halloween Horror Nights.” “Halloween Horror Nights” is Back with a Vengeance…

Universal Studios Hollywood Announces Tickets Now on Sale for “Halloween Horror Nights,” and Addition of “The Exorcist” and “The Curse of Pandora’s Box” Mazes to the Killer Line-Up, Kicking Off on Thursday, September 9 and Running Select Nights through Sunday, October 31.

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Click for a Sneak Peek at the Supernatural Scares that Await within “
The Exorcist” and “The Curse of Pandora’s Box” Mazes.

Universal City, CA, July 22, 2021 – “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood is back with a vengeance as tickets are now on sale with menacing fan favorite mazes, “The Exorcist” and “The Curse of Pandora’s Box,” joining an unnerving line-up at Southern California’s intensely immersive Halloween event.

Guests can click here to purchase tickets, and due to popular demand, the event is expected to sell out.  Event dates are: September 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 30 and October 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31.

This year, guests will be possessed by “The Exorcist” maze, often revered as the most terrifying movie of all-time, as they live the tormented aberrations experienced by Regan and her determined mother.

“The Exorcist” maze at Halloween Horror NIghts 2021 at Universal Studios Hollywood (select nights September 9 – October 31)

Horror also re-emerges in ultraviolet with the addition of the original concept maze, “The Curse of Pandora’s Box.” Inspired by the most fearsome creatures in Greek mythology, this disturbing experience transports guests from the land of the living to the nightmarish netherworld of Hades where the demonic temptress Pandora serves as their guide.

“The Curse of Pandora’s Box” maze at Halloween Horror NIghts 2021 at Universal Studios Hollywood (select nights September 9 – October 31)

Designed to taunt, terrorize and torment guests as they navigate the darkness from one frightening maze to another, “Halloween Horror Nights” also features the previously announced line-up with more mazes and experiences to be announced soon:

·        “The Haunting of Hill House,” based on Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller.

·        “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” a chilling maze featuring a demented Leatherface and his unrelenting chainsaw.

·        “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives,” inspired by Universal Pictures’ cinematic monsters with an all-original story about one of the studio’s most infamous creatures.

Tickets are available at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. All tickets purchased online provide guests early admission with entry beginning at 6:00 p.m. each night of “Halloween Horror Nights.”

The following are the various “Halloween Horror Nights” tickets options available for purchase:

·        General Admission: single night ticket to the seasonal event

·        Universal Express™: admission to “Halloween Horror Nights” and one-time express access to each maze, ride and attraction

·        Universal Express™ Unlimited: admission to “Halloween Horror Nights” and unlimited express access to each maze, ride and attraction

·        Day to Night Ticket: after 2pm access to all daytime attractions plus Halloween Horror Nights

·        Day to Night Ticket + Universal Express™: after 2pm one-time express access to all daytime attractions plus Halloween Horror Nights

Click here for more information about each ticket type and for Terms and Conditions. Additional tickets will be available soon, including the premium R.I.P. Tour, Frequent Fear and Ultimate Fear passes.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.

The event also comes to life at Universal Orlando Resort which celebrates 30 years of fear this year.

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on InstagramTwitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as the all-new NBC Sports Grill & Brew, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.

HHN announces new mazes:

  • “The Exorcist”
  • “The Curse of Pandora’s Box”

To join previously announced:

  • “The Haunting of Hill House”
  • “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
  • “Universal Monsters: Bride of Frankenstein Lives”

Plus… more news to come! Stay tuned.

Academy Museum Announces Inaugural In-Person Programming Schedule. OPENING DAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 – FEATURES TWO SCREENINGS OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, WITH LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BY THE AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY.

ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE, WITH OVER 115 SCREENINGS AND PROGRAMS PRESENTED DURING THE MUSEUM’S FIRST THREE OPENING MONTHS.

OPENING DAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, FEATURES TWO SCREENINGS OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, WITH LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BY THE AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS, INCLUDING A SPECIAL DISCUSSION WITH SPIKE LEE AND SHAKA KING AND A SPECIALSCREENING OF Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN WITH ALFONSO CUARÓN ANDEMMANUEL LUBEZKI, CONTINUE IN THE LEAD UP TO OPENING DAY.

Los Angeles, CA, July 21, 2021The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced its schedule of inaugural in-person screenings and public programs, which will begin on September 30 when the museum opens. The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to exploring the art and science of movies and moviemaking.


During the first three months of the Academy Museum’s opening, the museum will offer the public a robust, dynamic, and diverse slate of over 115 film screenings, discussions, and programs for film lovers of all ages, beginning with two special presentations of The Wizard of Oz (USA, 1939) featuring live musical accompaniment by the American Youth Symphony conducted by Academy Award®-nominated composer David Newman.

Other highlights of the museum’s first few months of in-person programming include the launch of ongoing series

  • Stories of Cinema: featuring screenings of films highlighted in the museum’s core exhibition, including Real Women Have Curves (USA, 2002) and The Way of the Dragon (Hong Kong, 1972).
  • Oscar® Sundays: held every Sunday evening in the David Geffen Theater, this series celebrates films that have been honored at the Academy Awards®. For the series’ first iteration, we are celebrating the work of women directors, including Harlan County, U.S.A. (USA, 1976) and Seven Beauties (Italy, 1975).
  • Family Matinees: held every Saturday for families of all ages, screenings will include Moana (USA, 2016), The Book of Life (USA, 2014), and Labyrinth (UK/USA, 1986).
  • Legacy: launching with a discussion between Laura Dern and her parents Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
  • In Conversation: launching with a discussion of how to contextualize cinema, featuring producers Effie T. Brown and Heather Rae.

Special series and standalone screenings for our opening months include:

  • Malcolm X in 70mm: a screening for Academy Museum Members of the seminal film, with special guests Spike Lee and Denzel Washington.
  • Oscar® Frights: featuring screenings of Oscar®-winning and nominated horror films, including Get Out (USA, 2017) and Psycho (USA, 1960).
  • Hayao Miyazaki: in conjunction with the Academy Museum’s landmark exhibition on Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Museum will screen the filmmaker’s complete body of work as a feature director, including My Neighbor Totoro (Japan, 1988) and Spirited Away (Japan, 2001).
  • Imperfect Journey: Haile Gerima and His Comrades: following honoring Haile Gerima at the Academy Museum Opening Gala, the museum is thrilled to present this series focused on Haile Gerima’s work as a director and the work of some of his mentees and comrades, including Malik Sayeed, Bradford Young, and Arthur Jafa.
  • Sound Off: A Celebration of Women Composers: in honor of the Academy Museum’s gallery created with composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sound Off will feature screenings of films scored by women composers, including Joker (USA, 2019), scored by Guðnadóttir and Tron (USA, 1982), scored by Wendy Carlos.
  • Retrospectives of films by Jane Campion and Satyajit Ray, the latter of which draws from the Academy Film Archive’s rich holdings of Ray’s films.
  • Beyond the Icon: Anna May Wong: which celebrates the early film star’s work and legacy and includes screenings of Piccadilly (UK, 1929) and Shanghai Express (USA, 1932).
  • Special screenings, including the 20th anniversary of Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Canada, 2001).

Virtual programs will continue leading up to the museum’s opening, including a conversation with Oscar®-winning writer-director Spike Lee and writer-director-producer Shaka King, and a 20th Anniversary screening of Y tu mamá también (Mexico, 2001)with a conversation between cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki and writer-director Alfonso Cuarón, both recipients of multiple Oscars®.
 
Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum, said, “We are delighted to share details of our opening in-person screenings and programs. Over the last several months, the programming and education teams have done an incredible job of creating a series of robust and dynamic virtual programs. We continue these through September, highlighting the work of Anna May Wong, Spike Lee, Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki and Alfonso Cuarón, and then launch our in-person public programs with two screenings of The Wizard of Oz with a live orchestra. As with all of our exhibitions and initiatives, we are committed to showcasing the diverse art and artists of moviemaking in our theaters and educational spaces.”

Jacqueline Stewart, Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the Academy Museum, said, “Presenting films and thoughtful educational programs that feature moviemakers is at the heart of our work to share the art and science of cinema, a mission that extends beyond and complements the exhibitions on view in the museum’s galleries. The museum’s schedule of opening programs illustrates the ways the Academy Museum will explore wide-ranging topics in film history while serving as a catalyst for new dialogues inspired by cinema and moviemaking.”

Future programs launching in early 2022 include screenings of the works of Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar; masterpieces from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema; Branch Selects—Academy Member-curated screenings that delve into different craft and scientific areas of film production; and much more.

In addition, education and family programs will be ongoing at the Academy Museum. Programs will take place throughout the museum in exhibition galleries, theaters, and the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and will include teen programs, family studio activities, family matinee screenings, and school tours. Accommodative tours for our hard of hearing and deaf communities, and low vision and blind communities will be offered monthly as well as accommodative family film screenings for neurodivergent viewers. Family public programs will kick off with Community Days planned for October and November and a full schedule of family matinees may be accessed here.

The museum’s inaugural programs are made possible by the kind support of donors including Richard Roth Cinema-Arts Fund, Participant, Eric and Melina Esrailian, Dr. Kathy Fields and Dr. Garry Rayant in honor of Sid and Nancy Ganis, Julia and Ken Gouw, Ruderman Family Foundation, Gigi Pritzker, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel, Esther Chui-Chao, Robert and Miryam Knutson, Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited and Televisa-Univision. Generous support is also provided by Istituto Luce Cinecittà.

Tickets to film screenings and public programs will be available for purchase on the Academy Museum’s website starting August 5, 2021 at 9am PDT.  

You can see the full schedule of the Academy Museum’s film screenings and public and educational programs here.

The Academy Museum’s film programming is organized by Bernardo Rondeau, Senior Director, Film Programs; Kiva Reardon, Film Programmer; Robert Reneau, Specialist, Film Programs; and Hyesung ii, Coordinator. The Academy Museum’s Public and Educational programming is organized by Amy Homma, Senior Director Education & Public Engagement; Julia Velasquez, Manager, Youth Programs; Eduardo Sanchez, Manager, Public Programs; Stephanie Samera, Manager, In-Gallery programs; Lohanne Cook, Public Program Specialist; and Caitlin Manocchio, Education Department Coordinator.

SCREENINGS AND PROGRAMS: CALENDAR

July 22–August 5 | Virtual Program – Film Screening + Discussion: Piccadilly

September 7, 6pm | Virtual Program – Spike Lee and Shaka King, In Conversation

September 16, 5pm |Virtual Program – Y tu mamá también 20th Anniversary

September 26 | Malcolm X in 70mm―for Academy Museum Members 

September 30, 2pm and 7:30pm | A Symphonic Night at the Movies: The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra

October 1, 6pm | Contextualizing Cinema: Effie T. Brown and the Academy Museum’s Inclusion Advisory Committee

October 2–November 14 | Imperfect Journey:  Haile Gerima and His Comrades

October 2–November 27 | Family Matinees

October 3–31 | Oscar® Frights!

October 30 and November 27 | ASL Tours: Stories of Cinema

October 5–November 27 | Hayao Miyazaki

October 6–November 25 | Sound Off:  A Celebration of Women Composers

October 8–November 26 | Stories of Cinema

October 16, 6pm | Legacy Conversation: Laura Dern with Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern

October 30 | Calm Mornings + Accommodative screening of The Book of Life

October 24 and November 21 | Visual Description Tours: Stories of Cinema

October 31 | Halloween Transformations Community Day

November 7–28 | Oscar® Sundays

November 4–23 | You Oughta Know:  The Films of Jane Campion

November 22-30| Satyajit Ray: 1955-1968

November 13–27 | Beyond the Icon: Anna May Wong

November 15 | 20th Anniversary Screening of Atanarjuat:  The Fast Runner

November 21 | Sound and Music Community Day

REGISTRATION AND TICKETING FOR FILM SCREENINGS AND PROGRAMS
Tickets for film screenings and public programs are sold separately and do not require general admission to the museum. All tickets will be available beginning August 5. Tickets will be available only through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website.

Film screening tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), $5 for college students, $5 for children (age 17 and younger), and $8 for Museum Members.

Public and education program tickets range from free with admission to $20 for adults.

General admission tickets for the museum’s exhibitions—Stories of CinemaHayao MiyazakiThe Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection , and Backdrop: An Invisible Art—are $25 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 62+), and $15 for students. Admission for Museum Members, visitors ages 17 and younger, and California residents with an EBT card will be freeFree admission for visitors ages 17 and younger is made possible by a gift from the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, in honor of Academy Museum Honorary Trustee Sid Ganis.

The Oscars® Experience—an immersive simulation that enables guests to feel as if they are walking onto the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and accepting an Oscar®—will be accessed via a separate $15 ticket. A general admission ticket is required to access The Oscars® Experience.

Museum Members will receive complimentary general admission for unlimited visits and priority admission. Visitors can learn more about membership benefits, which include a 10% discount in the Academy Museum Store, exclusive members-only advance film screenings, and access to a ticket presale, by visiting the museum’s website.

The museum will require visitors to follow all current COVID-19 public health guidelines by the state of California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in place at the time of their visit.


About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 
The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Academy Museum Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries will be open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm. The museum opens to the public on September 30, 2021.

Museum Moments – Los Angeles Life and Style


 

Singer-songwriter A-Zal hits a home run with Marvel Studios, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Music Notes – Los Angeles Life and Style

Los Angeles, Calif. – New York based singer-songwriter A-Zal (aka Atif Afzal) has stepped up his game by bagging a remarkable project each with Marvel Studios, Netflix and Amazon Prime in a single year. Known for his work in the series’ NCIS: Los Angeles and The Twilight Zone, A-Zal’s track was featured in another American television series, Loki. Loki needs no introduction as the season 1, started airing in June 2021, was produced by Marvel Studios and is currently streaming on Disney+. Tom Hiddleston-starrer series is based on the Marvel comics featuring the character of the same name.


In addition to Loki, in his other project, he has sung and produced a song To Pu Dance for the Netflix motion picture film, Resort to Love. Starring Christina Milian with Jay Pharoah and Sinqua Walls, this pop song-filled rom-com is produced by Grammy winner Alicia Keys and will be released on July 29 this year. Putting another feather in the cap is the release of his feature film, Black Bud, on Prime Video – Amazon.

A-Zal has composed three songs and original score of this thriller-drama film releasedonly in the USA and the UK. Talking about his experience on three successive endeavors, A-Zal said, “As an artist, this is quite a bit of an achievement for me.

“I am exuberant my music is featured across feature films, television series, over-the-top content and streaming platforms leaving no stone unturned in my efforts to connect to the global audience. I have a dream to be loved by the world for my voice, and I am glad I am inching closer towards fulfilling that dream of mine.” With this roaring success and the ceaseless passion for music, Atif is currently working on a solo pop album, 17&11 Nights.

A single of the album – I’m Looking Through You – is slated to be released in September this year. This pop album would be Atif’s second album after his solo world music album Celebration! released by BMG, one of the popular record labels around the world, in March 2020.

To say that Atif has worked his magic in the East and the West would be an understatement. Using his versatility and immense knowledge of music styles, Atif has bowled over, both, veteran and independent filmmakers in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and Australia. “That’s just the first half of the story,” he concludes, “The best is yet to come.”

Music Notes – LA Life and Style

Fall Favorites Return to the Disneyland Resort from Sept. 3-Oct. 31, 2021, with Halloween Time, Plaza de la Familia and the Separate-ticket Event Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party.

  • Halloween experiences throughout Disneyland Resort create treasured memories with family-friendly fun, including Haunted Mansion Holiday, Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern and the all-new Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit at Downtown Disney District
  • Tickets go on sale July 13 for Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, the after-park hours event offering unique Halloween surprises, trick-or-treating and more on 25 select nights
  • Plaza de la Familia at Disney California Adventure Park celebrates the spirit of Día de los Muertos through 2, plus decor and entertainment inspired by Disney and Pixar’s ‘Coco’

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort returns with frightfully fun experiences for guests of all ages from Sep. 3  through Oct. 31, 2021, with Halloween magic throughout Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. From transformed Halloween-themed attractions Haunted Mansion Holiday and Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, to sightings of favorite Disney characters and villains, beloved seasonal décor including the Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern and delightfully delicious treats, there is family-friendly fun for every ghoul or goblin to enjoy at the Disneyland Resort. Downtown Disney District gets in the spirit as well, from Sept. 9 through Oct. 31, with delightful décor, seasonal treats and an all-new Halloween-themed pumpkin hunt, Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit.

Plaza de la Familia adds to the fun with an immersive, limited-time celebration at Disney California Adventure inspired by the tradition of Dia de los Muertos. Guests will enjoy a spirited extravaganza, including live entertainment, delicious food, interactive experiences and special merchandise.

For family fun after-park hours, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party* will be offered as a separate-ticket event at Disney California Adventure park on 25 select nights starting Sept. 9. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning July 13 on Disneyland.com.

At Oogie Boogie Bash, kids and guests of all ages can trick-or-treat their way through the park in their favorite Halloween costumes and encounter characters both spooky and fantastic. Guests will experience Disney California Adventure in a unique way, with exclusive offerings like immersive treat trails, “Frightfully Fun Parade,” Villains Groveat the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, “Mickey’s Trick & Treat” show and more.

Retail locations throughout both parks will offer seasonal merchandise. Guests may add to their wicked wardrobes with apparel and accessories, and find novelty items such as pins, plush and decorative items to cast their own Halloween spell at home. For guests looking to add a sweet treat to their day of tricks, food and beverage locations will offer Halloween-themed specialty items.

At Disneyland Park

Guests will encounter favorite Disney characters throughout Disneyland. On Main Street, U.S.A., Mickey and friends show off their Halloween finest with Minnie as a witch, Donald dressed as a pumpkin and the rest of their pals adding to the Halloween family-friendly fun. Other characters found throughout the park include dastardly Disney villains who have come out to cause some mischief.

Guests will find festive seasonal décor and pumpkins galore to add to the Halloween magic. The Main StreetPumpkin Festival transforms Main Street, U.S.A., with whimsical pumpkins displayed in store fronts. Guests of all ages will enjoy taking photographs with the iconic giant Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern. As guests journey into the park, they will find pumpkin statues representing Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Critter Country and Frontierland surrounding the Partners Statue in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Befitting the supernatural season, Haunted Mansion Holiday will feature a merry makeover of the beloved eerie estate. Jack Skellington is behind the mayhem, decorating the mansion with frightfully festive touches inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  Dedicated fans of the holiday house will look forward to spotting the annual bespoke gingerbread house on its precarious perch on the ballroom table, making its 20th appearance for this collision of two holidays. Other favorite sights await, including Sally, Zero and other characters from the movie.

And every night from Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, in Walt Disney’s original park, guests will enjoy a dreadfully delightful treat in the form of “Halloween Screams”, a supernatural projection and special effects show. On weekend nights, “Halloween Screams” also will take to the skies and enhance the mischief with fireworks.* Guests will be able to view the spectacular from several different locations throughout the park, including Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and near “it’s a small world.”

In Frontierland, guests may commemorate the celebration of the Day of the Dead with a colorful Día de los Muertos tribute featuring a musical trio of iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and other decorative items. 

At Disney California Adventure Park

Oogie Boogie, from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” will loom over guests at the entrance to Disney California Adventure as he uses his magic to create a forever Halloween for everyone to enjoy. Under his spell, favorite attractions will be transformed for the Halloween season. Guests will mosey on over to Cars Land as Radiator Springs becomes Radiator Screams, where residents decorate their homes with frights and delights for a unique Haul-O-Ween makeover. Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz and Red will be ready to greet guests in their “car-stumes” before they race off to go “trunk-or-treating.” Guests can continue the family-friendly fun by taking a spin on popular Cars Land attractions that rev up with Halloween spirit: Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree croons spooky songs to become Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, and Luigi’s Rolickin’ Roadsters takes guests on a wicked whirl as it becomes Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.

The façade of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will spark a state of total emergency as the attraction is transformed at night into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, offering an exciting Halloween adventure filled with creepy creatures and thrilling drops. While the Guardians of the Galaxy have successfully escaped The Collector’s Fortress, Groot was accidentally left behind. Guests can successfully complete their rescue mission to save Groot by helping Rocket distract creatures from around the galaxy that have gotten loose. By teaming up with the Guardians, every guest can find their inner hero this Halloween season.

Over on Buena Vista Street, Mickey Mouse and friends will be throwing it back with old-fashioned Halloween costumes. Guests of all ages will enjoy seeing fortune teller Minnie Mouse or taking a photo of Daisy for a be-witch-ing family keepsake. Donald is also looking devilishly handsome and Goofy has a ghostly grin that is ready for any picture.

Seasonal décor will add to the Halloween ambiance on Buena Vista Street. At night, the façade of Carthay Circle Restaurant oozes with Halloween magic as bats swarm, energy pulses from within and projections light up the iconic tower structure with a spellbinding display. Guests can also commemorate the Halloween magic with a photo in front of the 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman holding his jack-o’-lantern head to the sky.

Plaza de la Familia

Guests will experience the return of Plaza de la Familia in Paradise Gardens from Sept. 3-Nov. 2, 2021. This immersive limited-time celebration honors the spirit of Dia de los Muertos, with entertainment, festive foods, crafts and interactive experiences. Among the activities to enjoy are “A Musical Celebration of Coco,” an entertaining street show honoring Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” and the everlasting bonds of family. Guests at this seasonal festivity also will be treated to Mariachi music at Paradise Gardens Bandstand; The World of Coco, an evocative art exhibit;  a photo opportunity with a hand-animated figure of Miguel from “Coco” as well as the iconic Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) photo location and memory wall.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party

On select nights beginning Sept. 9, through October 31, the separate-ticket, after-park hours event Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will add to the spooky fun during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. This limited-capacity event features special entertainment, character sightings, food and beverage and more. Kids and guests of all ages may enjoy donning their favorite Halloween costumes while taking in all the spook-tacular sights and trick-or-treating experiences.

Guests attending Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party also will be able to explore Disney California Adventure, including Avengers Campus, the new land where guests may encounter Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. In fact, most areas inside the theme park will remain open during Oogie Boogie Bash, giving friends and families a chance to enjoy the park’s seasonal attractions and more during the party.

Highlights of Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party include:

  • Entry to Disney California Adventure Park before the party. The party begins at 6 p.m. PT and guests have the opportunity to play in Disney California Adventure three hours before the party starts.
  • Wonderfully wicked, immersive treat trails appear throughout Disney California Adventure, offering kids and guests of all ages to don costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating – with an assortment of candy provided by Mars Wrigley confectionery products – under the watchful eyes of favorite characters, some familiar – some new!
  • “Frightfully Fun Parade” – The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow leads this spooky showcase, arriving on his ghostly black steed just ahead of the parade and carrying his flickering jack-o’-lantern. A cavalcade of Disney characters and mischievous villains follow, ready to stir up some trouble!
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail becomes Villains Grove, a wondrous and ethereal world of imagery inspired by Disney villains. Redwood Creek is completely transformed with lighting, projections, sounds and special effects, creating a dreamlike environment. This experience unfolds in a series of scenes, each creating a hauntingly beautiful space of color, sound, light and shadow, as stories emerge from the darkest night to create an enchanting world.
  • Character sightings feature beloved Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck– plus villains, too. Guests may be surprised at who they discover at this Halloween party, ready for photos and waves.
  • Halloween magic also appears on the facade of Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street. Carthay Circle is enchanted throughout the night as bats swarm, green energy pulses from within and spellbinding moments transform the iconic tower structure.
  • Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from the night are included with admission to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. With the help of Disney Photo Pass photographers located throughout the party, it’s easier than ever to capture spooktacular memories – with the whole family in the photo.

Tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will go on sale beginning Tuesday, July 13, (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT) at Disneyland.com/OogieBoogieBash. Tickets are limited and guests may check out the website for important details and availability for the 25 nights: Thursday, Sept. 9; Saturday, Sept. 11; Sunday, Sept. 12; Tuesday, Sept. 14, Thursday, Sept. 16; Sunday, Sept. 19, Tuesday, Sept. 21; Thursday, Sept. 23; Sunday, Sept. 26; Tuesday, Sept. 28, Thursday, Sept. 30; Sunday, Oct. 3; Tuesday, Oct. 5; Thursday, Oct. 7; Sunday, Oct. 10; Tuesday, Oct. 12; Thursday, Oct. 14; Sunday, Oct. 17; Tuesday, Oct. 19; Thursday, Oct. 21; Sunday, Oct. 24; Tuesday, Oct. 26; Thursday, Oct. 28; Saturday, Oct. 30; and Sunday, Oct. 31, Halloween night. Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event.  Parking is not included in the ticket price; however, for added convenience, guests will have the option to purchase a parking voucher in advance when purchasing their event tickets. Visit Disneyland.com/Updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort.**

Guests planning to experience Oogie Boogie Bash and Halloween Time can extend the magic by staying at one of three Disneyland Resort hotel properties, just a short walk away from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks and the Downtown Disney District. Guests may find the latest offers and vacation packages online at Disneyland.com/offers.

For a limited time, California residents can visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks for as low as $83 per person, per day with a special 3-day ticket offer. These 3-day, 1-park per day tickets start at $249 and eligible guests may purchase a park hopper option for an additional $55. The limited-time tickets are available for purchase now, and California residents may redeem their tickets on any three separate days through September 30, 2021, subject to park reservation availability.* These special tickets may be purchased at Disneyland.com, through a travel agent, or by calling call (866) 572-7321. Valid admission and park reservation for the same park on same date are required for park entry.***

* Performances are subject to change or cancellation, including due to weather.

**The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be resold or transferred for a commercial purpose. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress for restrictions. Disney PhotoPass is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and expiration policy found at Disneyland.com/photopass-terms-conditions/.  Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.

*** Offer valid only for California residents within ZIP codes 90000-96199 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of eligible residency, including valid government-issued photo ID, is required for purchase and admission. Tickets expire 9/30/2021 and are limited in availability.  Each day of use constitutes one full day of use.  May purchase up to five tickets per eligible person per day with valid ID.  Tickets are nonrefundable, may not be sold or transferred for commercial use and exclude activities/events separately priced.  Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Ticket may not be upgraded. Offer subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice.

About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955.

Disneyland Resort Celebrates its 66th Anniversary July 17, 2021, as it Continues to Welcome Guests Back to the Magic.

  • Magic is here with new Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure Park and innovative experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus reimagined opening day attractions in Disneyland Park
  • Nighttime festivities at Disneyland Park feature “Mickey’s Mix Magic” with fireworks on select nights, plus state-of-the-art projections, dazzling lights and a high energy, family-fun dance party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic adds a new scene based on Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” featuring the catchy “Un Poco Loco” song starting July 17
  • California residents can be part of the summer excitement, using a 3-day promotional ticket on any three separate days through Sept. 30, 2021

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 16, 2021) – “To all who come to this happy place, welcome! Disneyland is your land.” When Walt Disney opened the gates to Disneyland Park on July 17, 1955, those were the words he chose to dedicate it as a source of joy and inspiration for all the world. Continuing as that happy place more than six decades later, the Disneyland Resort is celebrating 66 years as it welcomes guests back to the magic once again. Nearly all attractions and restaurants plus all three Disneyland Resort hotels are now open, and Disneyland park will present performances of Mickey’s Mix Magic with fireworks.*

On the July 17 anniversary, Disneyland park guests will be treated to a brief celebratory cavalcade featuring the Disneyland Band, characters, Disneyland Resort Ambassador and more! Guests can also purchase limited-time anniversary-themed caramel apples at Pooh Corner and Candy Palace and celebratory cupcakes at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café in Disneyland.

What began as Walt Disney’s dream when Disneyland opened in Anaheim in 1955 has continued to evolve with imagination and innovation, expanding from the original Disney theme park to become the Disneyland Resort with Disney California Adventure Park, three hotels and Downtown Disney District.

Celebrating 66 Years of Magic at Disneyland Resort parks

With the recent reopening of the parks, guests are returning to join the summertime excitement and create new magical memories.

New this summer, Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure is bringing together Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for the common good, and they are calling all recruits to join the action. Guests can team up with the Avengers and their allies, sling webs with Spider-Man, taste-test inventive food and drinks and become part of a bigger universe.

In Disneyland, three opening-day attractions were recently reimagined: Jungle Cruise, Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, and King Arthur Carrousel. These popular attractions received thoughtful updates from Walt Disney Imagineering that include revised décor and artfully enhanced storylines. Over at the Jungle Cruise, guests are now discovering brand new scenes with new characters as they explore remote rivers across the globe. While the world-famous skippers continue their unique presentations with witty interactions that guests expect, a trapped safari party finds itself up a tree and chimpanzees have overtaken their boat. “Gnu” humor makes it clear that the jungle and the animals get the last laugh on this classic attraction.

This summer, guests are invited to enjoy the return of the “Mickey’s Mix Magic” spectacular that will light up the nights with state-of-the-art projections and lasers turning Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of “it’s a small world” into a dazzling display of sights, upbeat music and a kaleidoscope of colors. And if that wasn’t magical enough, fireworks will add a pinch more pixie dust to the occasion.*

Fans of “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” will be tapping to a new song with the debut of an animated scene based on Disney and Pixar’s “Coco.” The musical number “Un Poco Loco” will anchor the new scene when it opens to guests at Disney California Adventure park on July 17. The film’s fun, upbeat music and characters combined with the humor of Donald Duck marks the first time Disney and Pixar animators have worked on a creative endeavor where characters from both animation studios will be seen together on screen.

A place where dreams come true

The popularity of Disneyland through the past 66 years celebrates Walt Disney’s dream of a place where family members of all ages can have fun together in an atmosphere that emphasizes imagination and extraordinary guest service. Since 1955, Disneyland has welcomed millions of families, friends, dignitaries, heads of state and celebrities from all over the world who have continued to find it a special place to visit.

Limited-time ticket offer for California residents

For a limited time, California residents can visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks for as low as $83 per person, per day with a special 3-day ticket offer. These 3-day, 1-park per day tickets start at $249 and eligible guests may also purchase a park hopper option for an additional $55. The limited-time promotional tickets are available for purchase now, and California residents may redeem their tickets on any three separate days through September 30, 2021, subject to park reservation availability.** These special tickets may be purchased at Disneyland.com, through a travel agent, or by calling call (866) 572-7321. Valid admission and park reservation for the same park on same date are required for park entry, and park reservations are limited and not guaranteed.**

Disneyland Resort fun facts:

  • Opening day attractions which are still enjoyed today are the Jungle Cruise, Autopia, Disneyland Railroad, King Arthur Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Peter Pan’s Flight, Casey Jr. Circus Train, Main Street Cinema, Penny Arcade, Mark Twain Riverboat, Storybook Land Canal Boats and Snow White’s Enchanted Wish.
  • The Disneyland Hotel is also celebrating its 66th anniversary, having opened October 5, 1955, as the first hotel to officially bear the Disney name. Since then, the Disneyland Resort has expanded to include Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
  • Mickey and friends’ “ears” are the most popular Disneyland Resort souvenirs of all time, with more than 90 million “ears” sold since 1955.
  • More than 3,000 species of plants that are native to more than 40 different countries from around the world are grown at the Disneyland Resort.
  • At WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, the new attraction in Avengers Campus, Super Hero guests of all heights can team up with Spidey to help capture the out-of-control Spider-Bots and experience what it’s like to have super powers, a feat accomplished with innovative technology created specifically for this attraction.*
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at Disneyland May 31, 2019, as the largest single-themed land expansion ever at a Disney theme park.
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which opened in early 2020 at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is one of the most ambitious, advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering. The innovative attraction takes guests aboard a full-size transport shuttle before they are captured by a Star Destroyer and find themselves in the middle of a climactic battle between the dark side of the First Order. The harrowing adventure blurs the lines between fantasy and reality on a scale never seen before in a Disney attraction.
  • In Disney California Adventure, the Cars Land rockwork spans nearly 300,000 square feet, making it the largest rockwork construction in a domestic Disney theme
  • The Downtown Disney District is a 20-acre, 300,000 square-foot avenue featuring approximately 35 distinct venues including Marceline’s Confectionery, an old-fashioned candy shop where guests can watch nostalgic sweets and novel treats being made by hand. The shop is named for Marceline, Missouri where Walt Disney lived as a boy.
  • Cast members work in many fascinating jobs at the Disneyland Resort, including candy makers, scuba divers who maintain the water-related attractions, and resort enhancement specialists who work year-round to prepare for the seasonal transformations for Halloween and Holidays.
  • Approximately 32 different languages are spoken among Disneyland Resort cast members.

For additional details on the many ways to celebrate this summer at Disneyland Resort, guests may visit DisneyParksBlog.com or Disneyland.com.

Disneyland Resort theme park updates

To visit a theme park, guests (ages 3 and older) must purchase a valid ticket and make a theme park reservation for the same day and same park they want to visit. Park reservations are limited and subject to availability, and a hotel reservation does not guarantee theme park access. Other important details are at Disneyland.com/update. As of June 15, 2021, the State of California recommends that all guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the Disneyland Resort.

* Performances are subject to change or cancellation, including due to weather.

** Offer valid only for California residents within ZIP codes 90000-96199 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of eligible residency, including valid government-issued photo ID, is required for purchase and admission. Tickets expire 9/30/2021 and are limited in availability. Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. May purchase up to five tickets per eligible person per day with valid ID. Tickets are nonrefundable, may not be sold or transferred for commercial use and exclude activities/events separately priced. Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Ticket may not be upgraded. Offer subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice.

About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, Calif., features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, shopping and opportunities to explore. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.

Per Day for a 3-Day Ticket full of Theme Park Fun

  • California residents can be part of the summer excitement, using the 3-day ticket on any three separate days through Sept. 30, 2021
  • Summer 2021 bucket list includes all-new Avengers Campus, fireworks with Mickey’s Mix Magic musical extravaganza, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, new humor on the Jungle Cruise, plus creative and delicious food and drinks!
  • Add a stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel; book now to save up to 25 percent on select rooms this summer
  • Disneyland app makes it easy to make the most of your day

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 6, 2021) – Californians can let their summer adventures begin with a bucket list of fun at the Disneyland Resort, and it starts with a new, limited-time ticket offer for California residents. Whether it’s a road trip or three summer getaway days, guests can book now and save on magical visits to explore new adventures, rediscover favorite attractions and be part of the summer excitement at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. In addition, special vacation values are available now at Disney-themed on-site hotels.

Limited-time ticket offer for California residents

For a limited time, California residents can visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks for as low as $83 per person, per day with this special ticket offer. These three-day, one-park per day tickets start at $249 and eligible guests may purchase a park hopper option for an additional $55. The limited-time tickets are available for purchase starting July 6, 2021, and California residents may redeem their tickets on any three separate days through September 30, 2021, subject to park reservation availability.* These special tickets may be purchased at Disneyland.com, through a travel agent, or by calling call (866) 572-7321. Valid admission and park reservation for the same park on same date are required for park entry.

Magic is here this summer at the Disneyland Resort

  • Disneyland: Wishes come true when visiting classic attractions and all-new experiences. At Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, new magic enhances this timeless tale with dazzling new scenes and a “happily ever after.”Adventures await at another classic, the Jungle Cruise, with new scenes and more humor coming to the river July 16, 2021. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests are transported to a galaxy far, far away at the Black Spire Outpost, where they may find themselves in the middle of a climactic battle between the dark side of the First Order and the light side of the Resistance on the epic attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.** Entertainment has returned with the Disneyland Band marching down Main Street, U.S.A., and the nights are lighting up with Mickey’s Mix Magic, a high-energy, family-fun dance party and state-of-the-art projection show that goes sky high with fireworks celebrating Mickey Mouse.
  • Disney California Adventure: Exciting adventures are at every turn, starting with the addition of Avengers Campus, an all-new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of Super Heroes. Guests can put their web-slinging skills to the test at WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure** and have heroic encounters in the land with Black Panther and the Dora Milaje, Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain Marvel and more. Just steps away, Cars Land, Pixar Pier, Hollywood Land, Buena Vista Street, Grizzly Peak and the Pacific Wharf offer fun, unique Disney experiences for all ages.
  • Tasty, tantalizing dining options: Disneyland Resort snacks and dishes are a food-lover’s fairytale wishes coming true. Park favorites such as the DOLE Whip®, corn dogs and churros are fun treats offered alongside memorable dining experiences that include the Monte Cristo sandwich and Hurricane cocktails at Blue Bayou, lobster nachos, specialty drinks and new brunch selections at Lamplight Lounge,*** skillet brisket mac & cheese at River Belle Terrace and Mediterranean-California fare at Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining. The parks offer a multitude of food and drink options, from uniquely themed candy apples and specials like Walt’s Chili to the always-popular fried chicken at Plaza Inn.

At many locations around the resort, the mobile order service on the official Disneyland app is the primary way to order food and drinks. Dining reservations are recommended for table-service restaurants. Other convenient features include the ability to view menus with QR codes, join a mobile check-in walk up list (subject to availability) for dining or mobile check-in for dining reservations, all through the Disneyland app.

  • Easy-to-use digital tools on the Disneyland app: To make the most of a visit to the Disneyland Resort, guests may download the latest version of the official Disneyland app**** to have useful information at their fingertips, including attraction wait times, maps, entertainment guides and other special features such as mobile ordering food and beverages, making restaurant reservations, joining the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance or WEB SLINGERS: Spider-Man Adventure,** capturing photos from the day via the purchase of the Disney PhotoPass+ One Day packageϯ and utilizing merchandise mobile checkout at select Disneyland Resort shops.
  • Eat, shop and explore in Downtown Disney District: The scenic gateway to the two theme parks and three hotels. Downtown Disney District is a vibrant one-of-a-kind Disney experience that immerses guests day and night in an exciting mix of family-friendly activities. Innovative stops include the World of Disney, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, Ballast Point Brewing Co., Salt & Straw scoop shop, The LEGO Store, Sugarboo & Co. boutique, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Star Wars™ Trading Post and Naples Ristorante e Bar to name a few.

Save up to 25 percent on select stays at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort

Guests can stay and play a little longer in the heart of the magic by taking advantage of special savings with room offers at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Hotel guests can save up to 25 percent off select rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and up to 20 percent at the Disneyland Hotel, July 5-October 2, 2021. ϯϯ

The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort offer convenient access to both parks, with benefits and magical touches as only Disney can do. Whether it’s the enchanting nostalgia and mid-century modern design of the Disneyland Hotel, relishing the seaside whimsy and beach boardwalk theme of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel or appreciating the Craftsman-style elegance at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, staying at any of the resort hotels provides the unmatched Disney experience from arrival to departure.

For more information and to book a Disneyland Resort vacation, visit Disneyland.com or contact a travel professional.

To enter a park, both a theme park reservation and a valid admission for the same park on the same date are required. Theme park reservations are limited and subject to availability. A Disneyland Resort hotel reservation does not guarantee a theme park access. Certain parks, attractions, restaurants, experiences and offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity, and subject to limited availability or even closure. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com for important information to know before visiting Disneyland Resort.

*Offer valid only for California residents within ZIP codes 90000-96199 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of eligible residency, including valid government-issued photo ID, is required for purchase and admission. Tickets expire 9/30/2021 and are limited in availability.  Each day of use constitutes one full day of use.  May purchase up to five tickets per eligible person per day with valid ID.  Tickets are nonrefundable, may not be sold or transferred for commercial use and exclude activities/events separately priced.  Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Ticket may not be upgraded. Offer subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice.

**The only way to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure is via a virtual queue, accessible via the Disneyland app. No standby lines will be available for these attractions. Virtual queue boarding passes are limited and subject to availability. A boarding pass does not guarantee entry to the attraction. A guest may not enter the same virtual queue more than once per day, and may not hold more than one boarding pass at the same time.

***Brunch offerings begin July 9, 2021, at Lamplight Lounge in Disney California Adventure park.

****Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. People under the age of 18 should get their parents’ permission first.  Some app features require valid theme park admission and park reservation.

ϯIncludes digital downloads of your photos captured for one day. Subject to the Disney PhotoPass+ terms and expiration policy found at Disneyland.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

ϯϯSavings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel from 7/5/21 through 10/2/21. Book through 9/16/21; travel must be completed by 10/3/21. Savings not available on Signature Suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.  Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

World-Famous Jungle Cruise Reopened today at Disneyland Park with New Adventures and More Humor.

Anaheim, Calif. July 16, 2021 The world-famous Jungle Cruise at Disneyland Park officially reopens on July 16, 2021, with new adventures, an expanded storyline and more humor as skippers take guests on a tongue-in-cheek journey along some of the most remote rivers around the world. The new creative concept is original to Walt Disney Imagineering, just like the classic attraction itself.

Changes to this attraction also are underway in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, with completion expected later this summer.

“We’re excited to be building on the story of the Jungle Cruise to include new adventures that stay true to the experience we know and love, while adding more humor, more wildlife, and an interconnected story,” said Chris Beatty, an Imagineer who led creative development of the enhancements. “As part of creative development, we’ve also introduced characters from around the world and took a thoughtful approach to ensure accurate representation of cultures in our story.”

The world-famous Jungle Cruise skippers return to share the unique adventure and interactions that guests expect on this expedition in Adventureland. New scenes have fun with the legendary comedic tone of the attraction, and some unexpected scenarios give the jungle and the animals the last laugh!

What’s new: Disney Imagineers have a longstanding history of updating attractions at the Disneyland Resort and Disney Parks. The expanded backstory centers around Alberta Falls, the granddaughter of the world-renowned Dr. Albert Falls, who is now proprietor of the Jungle Navigation Company Ltd. New scenes include:

  • A safari of explorers from around the world finds itself up a tree after the journey goes awry
  • Chimpanzees have taken over the expedition’s wrecked boat
  • A Lost & Found location has turned into a Gift Shop run by Alberta’s longtime friend, Trader Sam

Don’t miss: Jungle Cruise skippers incorporate plenty of gags as they narrate “wildlife” scenes for guests who have boarded a canopied tramp steamer, leaving civilization behind.  Those scenes include:

  • Ancient Cambodian Shrine with leaping tigers, lethal cobras and snapping crocodiles
  • Jungle Cruise Safari Camp is a former camp overrun by “explosively” curious gorillas
  • Indian Elephant Bathing Pool where bathing Indian elephants have their “trunks on”
  • The African Veldt where angry hippos and hungry lions are guarding a “sleeping” zebra
  • Schweitzer Falls, where skippers introduce guests to something they may have never seen before – the “back side of water”!

Changes through the years: The tone of the attraction was more serious when it opened, on the first day Disneyland Park welcomed guests in 1955. The river has changed course through the years and additions included the elephant bathing pool, gorillas in the safari camp and a new piranha scene.

Imaginative landscaping: The foliage is designed to look as if it had been created by nature. Since 1955, the Jungle Cruise vegetation has evolved into its own tropical jungle with three levels: the upper canopy, the understory and the forest floor. The “father” of the attraction’s jungle was horticulturist and Disney Legend Bill Evans, who directed the landscaping of much of Disneyland in the 1950s.

Did you know?

  • The skippers of the Jungle Cruise lead a humorously irreverent expedition, carrying passengers along four rivers: the Nile of Africa, the Amazon of South America, the Irrawaddy of Southeast Asia and the Ganges of India.
  • Guests will enjoy the return of the Jungle Cruise and also something new at The Tropical Hideaway – a Pineapple Split! Starting July 16 and while supplies last, it will be served in a souvenir container that looks like a Jungle Cruise boat with a red-and-white striped canopy. This “pineapple split” comes with DOLE Whip®, blueberries, strawberries and Mandarin oranges, topped with coconut-caramel sauce, crushed plantains, dried hibiscus and toasted coconut.

HORROR CLASSICS INVADE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” THIS FALL IN MAZES BASED ON INFAMOUS SLASHER THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and Beetlejuice.

Horror Legends Join Sinister Lineup of Iconic Names Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort as Both Parks Celebrate the Highly-Anticipated Return of Halloween Horror Nights.

Universal City, Calif. Orlando, Fla. (July 15, 2021) – This fall, Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” returns to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, unleashing some of the most nefarious names in horror to prey upon guests. Classic films that have influenced the horror genre will come to life in two of the event’s disturbingly-real haunted mazes – prepare for the return of the legendary Leatherface in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and the resurrection of one of Universal Pictures’ most iconic monsters – the Bride of Frankenstein – in “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives.”

Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives

At its core, Halloween Horror Nights is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures, and the event continues to honor its blockbuster history with a haunted maze highlighting one of the studio’s most sinister creatures – The Bride of Frankenstein. “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives” picks up where the 1935 classic film “The Bride of Frankenstein” left off, thrusting guests into chaos as the Bride becomes an unstoppable scientist and begins her mission to revive Frankenstein’s Monster. Her unwavering quest to find eternal life will come at a cost, and guests will soon find themselves entwined in a frenzied battle in their daring attempt to escape. Click here for an electrifying preview of “Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives.”

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Inspired by the 1974 iconic slasher film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” the “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes will depict a harrowing and intense experience as guests try to outrun the maniacal Leatherface and his unrelenting chainsaw. Guests will embark on a killer journey through a series of familiar scenes from the film and eventually fall victim to a family of cannibals. From a dilapidated gas station to an eerie, old farmhouse, they will witness unimaginable horrors around every corner, soon discovering that nowhere is safe from the demented Leatherface. Click here for a sneak peek at “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Plus, guests at Universal Orlando’s “Halloween Horror Nights” will face another pop culture and horror legend as they brave this year’s event. The destination previously revealed the first haunted house of the season featuring the ‘ghost with the most,’ “Beetlejuice,” based on Warner Bros. Pictures and Tim Burton’s Academy Award-winning horror-fantasy film.

Stay tuned as additional details about “Halloween Horror Nights” at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will be revealed soon.

The “Halloween Horror Nights” events begin on Friday, September 3 in Orlando and Thursday, September 9 in Hollywood – and both events run select nights through Sunday, October 31. Select tickets and vacation packages are now on sale for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Orlando Resort; tickets for the event at Universal Studios Hollywood will be available soon. Due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Let Yourself Woah at Universal Orlando Resort

When you’re ready to Let Yourself Woah, the place to go is Universal Orlando Resort.

For more than 30 years, Universal Orlando has immersed guests in amazing “woah” moments that free them from the stress of their worlds. Across the award-winning destination, they can let go and live in the moment with those they care about most as they embark on incredible theme park adventures, like causing mischief with the Minions from Illumination’s “Despicable Me,” coming face-to-face with ferocious dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, walking the corridors of Hogwarts castle in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and so much more.

Universal Orlando is home to three epic theme parks that feature some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure – named the #1 Amusement Park in the World for five years in a row by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice; Universal Studios Florida – home to the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, The Bourne Stuntacular; and Universal’s Volcano Bay – a tropical oasis like no other that features an actual beach right in the middle of Orlando.    

Universal Orlando’s hotels are destinations unto themselves and include the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites & Dockside Inn and Suites. And Universal’s entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

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About Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as the all-new NBC Sports Grill & Bar, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.

City of Santa Clarita Partners with William S. Hart Union High School District to Offer Access to Additional Tennis Courts Facilities in July 2021.

In a partnership to expand access to recreational facilities for Santa Clarita residents, the City of Santa Clarita and the William S. Hart Union High School District are proud to announce tennis courts at four high schools are open to the public on weekdays through the end of July. Residents will be able to take the court at Canyon High School, Hart High School, Valencia High School and Saugus High School, in addition to the public amenities open at Bouquet Canyon Park, Valencia Glen Park, Valencia Heritage Park and Valencia Summit Park.

            The partnership between the District and City reaffirms each agency’s commitment to providing high-quality recreational opportunities for Santa Clarita residents – students and adults alike. The availability of the additional facilities will also lessen the impact on courts at City parks at a time when many residents are meeting up for matches or practice during the summer months.

            District courts will be available during select days and times during the week through July 31. The public can use courts on a first-come, first-served basis. The full schedule is as follows:

  • Canyon High School (19300 Nadal Street)
    • Monday – Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Hart High School (24825 Newhall Avenue)
    • Monday – Friday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Valencia High School (27801 Dickason Drive)
    • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saugus High School (21900 Centurion Way)
    • Monday – Friday, 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Tennis courts at City parks remain open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis during normal park hours. For more information on recreational opportunities in the City of Santa Clarita, please explore Seasons Magazine by visiting santa-clarita.com/Seasons.

Celebrate National Waterpark Day at Hurricane Harbor on July​ 28!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Laughter and fun are on the list for National Waterpark Day on July​ 28th! Whether you prefer to laze the day away at the wave pool, or you prefer the thrill of a fast plunge…our park has something for everyone! Cool off in the lazy river or take your little guppies over to Splash Island for some pint-sized fun.

Worked up an appetite from your fun in the sun? Our delicious street tacos and mouthwatering Big Kahuna burgers will instantly make you feel like you’re on island time. Reapply your sunscreen and pick up an ice cold Coca-Cola before heading to the next slide!

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Bamboo Racer

The competition is fierce when first prize is fun!Ride Type: Family RidesMinimum Height: 42″

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Black Snake Summit

Extreme bravery is encouraged when approaching these snakes.Ride Type: Thrill RidesMinimum Height: 48″

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Bonzai Pipelines

A 6-story adventure! Ride Type: Thrill RidesMinimum Height: 48″

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Castaway Cove

The little fish finally get their very own big pond.Ride Type: Kids RidesMinimum Height: None; 54″ Max

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Forgotten Sea Wave Pool

Splash around in our giant wave pool!Ride Type: Family RidesMinimum Height: None With Adult

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Lightning Falls

Zig down the mountain faster than the speed of lightning.Ride Type: Thrill RidesMinimum Height: 48″

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Lost Temple Rapids

Rivers this wild take teamwork to conquer!Ride Type: Family RidesMinimum Height: 42″

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Python Plunge

Splash down the Python Plunge slide complex!Ride Type: Thrill RidesMinimum Height: 48″

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River Cruise

Set adrift and let the river do all the work.Ride Type: Family RidesMinimum Height: None With Adult