Star Wars Experiences and Diamond Celebration Spectaculars Continue
to Thrill Guests, with New Excitement on the Way: New ‘Frozen’ Musical,
Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters and Soarin’ Around the World
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2016) – Spring and summer at the Disneyland Resort will be more
thrilling than ever this year with new family vacation fun and spectacular entertainment.
Guests continue to discover the excitement of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration
and its nighttime spectaculars, plus new and enhanced Star Wars experiences. At Disney
California Adventure Park, Cars Land will soon debut its newest attraction, Luigi’s Rollickin’
Guests planning a summer vacation at the Disneyland Resort also will enjoy a new “Frozen”
musical, based on the blockbuster Walt Disney Animation Studios film, and the
unforgettable, new Soarin’ Around the World attraction. Magic awaits guests of all ages in
2016, including these 16 special experiences.
At Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure celebrates its 15th anniversary Feb. 8, 2016, with adventures
from Buena Vista Street to Cars Land, and something for guests of all ages, including the
thrilling California Screamin’ coaster, the uplifting Pixar Play Parade and the high-scoring
action of “Toy Story Mania.”
1. The new live “Frozen” musical premieres in late spring 2016, immersing audiences in
the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all of the excitement of live theater. The
entertaining musical adaptation will include elaborate costumes and sets, stunning
special effects, show-stopping production numbers and some unique theatrical
surprises. The show will play at the Hyperion Theater.
2. The fun-filled Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters attraction, debuting soon at Casa Della
Tires in Cars Land, is rolling with fun as Luigi’s cugini (cousins) have come from
Carsoli, Italy, to help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs. Park guests join in the
fun by hopping aboard miniature Italian roadsters, in the style of late 1950s micro
cars. The cars perform the traditional dances of their village, moving to upbeat music
and Luigi’s singing in a precision-choreographed dance across what appears to be a
trackless “dance floor.” Each car has its own routine, so guests will enjoy different ride
experiences depending on which car they board.
4. The Star Wars-themed transformation of Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain
thrusts guests into an X-wing Starfigher battle as they race through the darkness. The
experience is enhanced by a new soundtrack, inspired by the Star Wars films’ musical
themes and re-orchestrated to match every move in the attraction.
5. At the Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction, guests encounter a new
adventure and characters from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” while journeying
aboard a Starspeeder 1000.
6. Guests will relive stories from the Star Wars saga – or discover them for the first time
– through the short “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi” film which connects iconic scenes
from the iconic films in fun new ways.
7. The popular interactive show Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple has been
reimagined with Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from the popular
Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.
8. As preparations begin in 2016 for a new Star Wars-themed land, guests will enjoy
unique limited-time opportunities to experience some of their favorite attractions in
new ways. While the Disneyland Railroad is temporarily closed, guests at the Main
Street and New Orleans Square Train Stations will be able to get up-close with the
historic steam engines that have circled Disneyland park for decades and learn about
them firsthand from Disneyland Railroad engineers. Limited-time experiences for the
Mark Twain Riverboat and Sailing Ship Columbia will debut throughout the year.
9. Super Hero fans will have their own special encounters at Super Hero HQ. They’re
invited to learn more about their favorite Super Heroes, such as Thor and Spiderman,
and meet some of them in person.
60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration Continues in 2016
The stunning entertainment found every year at the Disneyland Resort is now even more
dazzling, with three nighttime spectaculars that are part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond
Celebration, continuing through Sept. 5, 2016.
10. The sparkling “Paint the Night” parade builds on the tradition of breathtaking
nighttime parades in Disneyland Park that began with the “Main Street Electrical
Parade.” Illuminated almost entirely by LED lights, “Paint the Night” is a state-of-the
art, vibrant wonder that immerses guests in the magical, luminescent worlds of many
Disney and Disney●Pixar characters, including Ariel, the Little Mermaid; Woody and
Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story”’; Lightning McQueen from “Cars,” Disney Princesses
and Mickey Mouse and his pals.
11. The “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular entertains guests from the tips of
their toes to the sky high above, surrounding the audience with music, dazzling visual
projections and other special effects that bring the pyrotechnics to life in surprising
new ways. Guests may enjoy the projections from multiple locations, including Main
Street, U.S.A., and Small World mall.
12. At Disney California Adventure, “World of Color – Celebrate!The Wonderful World
of Walt Disney” is a fun-filled version of the popular, nighttime “World of Color”
spectacular. Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris joins Mickey Mouse on a
magical water canvas, bringing to life the remarkable story of Walt Disney and The
Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers,
special effects and a stirring musical score.
Special Offer for Southern California Residents and Themed Dining
13. Special two-day and three-day Southern California Resident tickets* make this an ideal
time for Southern California residents to visit the parks. Purchase options include a twoday
ticket with a choice of one park per day for $149, a two-day Park Hopper ticket for
$189, a three-day ticket with a choice of one park per day for $179, or a three-day Park
Hopper ticket for $219. These tickets are available through May 19, 2016 and valid
through May 26, 2016. For details, visit http://Disneyland.com/flex
14. Any visit to the Disneyland Resort becomes more special with themed dining and
refreshments, and the resort presents some tasty new surprises in 2016. At Disneyland,
the Star Wars-themed menu at Galactic Grill includes the Darth Tamale, a First Order
Specialty Burger with Angus beef and chorizo on a dark bun, and The Pastry Menace
éclair. Plaza Inn is ideal for family dining with a menu that features fried chicken, pot
roast and made-to-order salads. Children and the young at heart are delighted to
encounter Disney characters at the “Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park” at
Plaza Inn, one of several character meals at the resort.
15. At Disney California Adventure, guests will enjoy the recently opened Smokejumpers
Grill, decorated with mementos from courageous, forest firefighters with a menu that
features burgers and other favorites. The popular Cove Bar along Paradise Bay serves
beverages and appetizers in an expanded patio area in 2016. The elegant Carthay
Circle Restaurant continues to provide an ideal location for fine dining and adult
relaxation in its lounge. And guests who want to meet Disney Princesses will find them
at the character dining at Ariel’s Grotto.
16. Hotel restaurants at the Disneyland Resort include Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland
Hotel, Napa Rose and Storytellers Café in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
and Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. For dinner at Disney’s PCH
Grill, guests enjoy a menu inspired by the California beach scene, with smoked tri-tip,
spice-rubbed ribs, fish and vegetarian tacos, fried chicken, and hot dogs right off the
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