UPdate DLR 1 - Disney Elite

UPdate DLR 1

​Here we will endeavor to bring you information to assist in planning a visit to The Disneyland Resort in the near future. Most UPdates will be presented in two magical sections the PlanEAR and The Happiest News on Earth. This is the most current information available at the time of publication. Please remember to check disneyland.com or the Disneyland App for up to the moment information. Better yet post your comment or question on our discussion boards here at disneyelite.com!


Attraction, entertainment, stores, and restaurant closures/refurbishments


River Belle Terrace – through Nov 21..
Main Street Cinema – Sep 28
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Oct 2–19
"it's a small world" – Oct 23 - Nov 10.
Space Mountain – Nov 1 .
Haunted Mansion - Jan 8 - 22

Disney California Adventure
Goofy's Sky School – through Dec 19.
"it's tough to be a bug" theater – Oct 23 – Nov 2

Vault 28 – closing Sep 30.
Fossil – closing Sep 30.

Disneyland Resort Hotels
Pinocchio's Workshop (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa ) – closed. No reopening date available.

Crowd Impacting Events
Halloween Time: Through Oct 31.
Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland – Sep 25, 27, 29; Oct 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31. Separate ticketed party/All nights are sold out.
Gay Days at Disneyland – Oct 6–8. event website.
Dapper Day/Fall Outing – Nov 5 event website
Super Heroes Half Marathon – Nov 9–12. Registration is open via the runDisney website.
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort: Nov 10 - January 7, 2018.
Star Wars – The Light Side Half Marathon – Jan 11–14, 2018.
Dapper Day/Spring Soiree – Apr 22 2018 event website
Tinker Bell Half Marathon – May 10–13, 2018, but runDisney has since removed the date from the 2018 event listing
2018 Grad Nites: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 29 and 30; Jun 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9.



There is a fantastic new vocal group at the resort performing 4 times nightly in Downtown Disney. While on the subject of Halloween music remember to catch the Dapper Dans on Main Street U.S.A. most afternoons. These boys are performing one heck of a frightful medley! 

Being Thankful

Tuesday morning I was up before the sun to continue a holiday tradition. I made our reservations for the Disneyland Hotel Thanksgiving Buffet in the main ballroom. While typing this piece I was on hold with Disney Dining again and I am sorry to report the event is now sold out. Not to worry though in future UPdates I will have information on other meals available for the holiday.

Two new previews for DCA

Beginning October 6th guest at Disney California Adventure will be treated to an extended preview of Thor: Ragnarok. The Sunset Showcase Theater will play host to this early look at the film. Also in the Hollywood Back-lot portion of the park don't miss your chance to get a picture with Thor himself! 

November 3rd an extended preview of Coco moves into "Its' Tough to be a Bug" theater. You can currently catch A Musical Celebration of Coco just outside of Paradise Gardens, which has temporarily been re-named Plaza de la Familia. This lovely 15-minute show plays a few times a day and stars an excellent male singer/story teller. The production also features the Divas, DCA's Grammy winning female mariachi band, as well as Latin dancers, and some fantastic puppet work!

Well that's it for now. See ya real soon!

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