6 Groundbreaking Changes Coming to Disneyland Resort!

It’s an exciting time to be a disneyland fan right now!

Fireworks are back!

We’ve just seen the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Disneyland Forever Fireworks, and World of Color. Fantastic! is returning soon, regular character meet and greets are back, and we just got the coolest popcorn bucket EVER. But, there is SO much to look forward to, because a TON of new things were just announced for Disneyland Resortso let’s check everything out!

Paradise Pier hotel makeover

Paradise Pier Hotel at Disneyland is getting a whole new look! The hotel will be reimagined with a Pixar theme that wants”weave the artistry of Pixar into its comfortable, contemporary setting.”


There will be whimsical character moments at the hotel, like the Pixar Lamp balancing on top of its ball in the lobby. We can’t wait to see what else is coming to the hotel!

Click here to see more about this Pixar re-theming!

Early theme park entry

Later this summer, guests of Disneyland Resort hotels will be able to enter the theme parks EARLY!


It seem like this will work how Early Theme Park Entry does over at Disney World, with hotel guests being given a head-start on the day by being let into the parks early to ride select rides as well as enjoy other experiences.

Click here to learn more about this new perk!

New Hotel Walkway

There is currently a walkway being constructed between Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel other Disney California Adventure Park!

Grand Californian Hotel Entrance

This walkway will give hotel guests easy access into the parklike how the one at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa works right now.

Click here to learn more about this NEW hotel walkway!

Merchandise delivery

Guests staying at Disneyland Resort hotels will soon be able to enjoy a perk that has been gone since the 2020 closures — Merchandise pick up and delivery!

So much merchandise!

Returning later this summer, this allows guests of Disneyland hotels to buy something in the theme parks and send it directly back to their hotel so they don’t have to carry it around all day. This could totally change how you shop during your Disneyland trip!

Click here to learn more about this returning perk!

Toontown Renovations

Mickey’s Toontown is currently closed in Disneyland for renovations, with Cast Members working to create new interactive experiences for families to have more opportunities to play together in the park. Today, Disney shared a NEW photo of the work happening inside the park with a bunch of Cast Members breaking ground on the land!


We can expect to see new open grassy areas like CentoOnial Parka new fountaina new “dreaming tree,” and the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction (yep, the same one at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios!).

Click here to learn more about this renovation project!

New Downtown Disney restaurants

There are some BIG changes coming to Downtown Disney! There will be new restaurants, innovative spaces, and more. These changes will be coming to the west side of the Downtown Disney Districtwith renovations starting in the area allll the way back in 2018.


Disney says they’re drawn inspiration for the space from “Southern California mid-century modern architecture.” There will be “an open lawn for relaxation and future events, and an even broader and diverse collection of dining and shopping.”


One of the NEW restaurants is coming Din Tai Fung! This is a super popular spot known for their hand-crafted soup dumplings.


Also coming to Downtown Disney is aa menu of Mexican cuisine for Paseo and Centricowhich will take over the building currently occupied by Catal & Uva Bar. The restaurant will have a “courtyard bar and dining area.”


And, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is working on some major changes that will bring “a fresh approach to the menu, while staying true to the heart of New Orleans.” There should be new menu items and renovations to both the inside and outside of the restaurant!


Finally, some sandwich news! Earl of Sandwich closed earlier this year in Downtown Disney, but it’s coming back! Disney announced that this restaurant will have “a special sandwich walk-up location,” but, it will only be available for a limited time!

Earl of Sandwich at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney

That’s ALL of the major news about changes coming to Disneyland soon! Stay tuned to DFB for more Disneyland news and updates.

Click here to learn more about these big changes coming to Downtown Disney!

Which change are you the most excited about? Tell us in the comments!


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