What’s Coming to Disneyland in 2020

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We already talked about all the great new adventures coming down the pipeline over in Walt Disney World. We will link that HERE and also at the end of the blog for you to check out if you are interested.

The original Disney park has some pretty awesome stuff in store for 2020 as well. Let’s dive in to see what we can expect from Disneyland in 2020.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

37This attraction is already open on the west coast and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens in Disneyland on January 17, 2020. The addition of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge represents the largest expansion in the history of the park. The highly anticipated second attraction will open and complete the land.

1The attraction is an 18-minute experience and has been touted as the most technologically advanced attraction in the world. The Walt Disney Company filed numerous patents during the imagineering stage and the attraction has been a huge success on the east coast.

Rise of the Resistance will implement a virtual queue at Disneyland, similar to that in Disney World and there will be no Fast Pass availability in the near future.

If you can’t wait to experience the attraction for yourself, check out our Rise of the Resistance article below!

New Parade

The new Disneyland Parade, Magic Happens will debut on February 28, 2020. This brand new daytime parade is coming to Disneyland and it is bringing a whole host of amazing Disney characters with it. Coco, Moana, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Winnie the Pooh and more all appear on magical, brightly colored and intricate floats that will make their way down Main Street in the OG Disney park.


Magic Happens will debut in the Spring of 2020. It is going to celebrate moments and icons both big and small. According to Disney Parks blog, it will feature “stunning floats, beautiful costumes, and beloved Disney characters — all led by Mickey Mouse and his pals.

72In addition, the parade will feature even more floats and characters, an energetic musical score, and a new song produced in partnership with singer-songwriter Todrick Hall. The high-energy music combines this original song with classic Disney tunes in a fresh, contemporary style.”

An all-new parade will soon be rolling down Main Street, USA! Magic Happens will feature new parade floats, complete with your favorite Disney characters dancing along to a catchy original song, co-composed by Todrick Hall. The parade boasts a fresh, modern twist on classic Disney stories. After saying goodbye to Soundsational earlier this year, we’re looking forward to this new Disneyland Park parade!

Avengers Campus

The Marvel themed land coming to Disney California Adventure and also to Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disney, now has an official name; Avengers Campus.


At Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Avengers Campus will come to what used to be the space occupied by A Bug’s Life. There will also be an Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris. According to Disney,  “A brand-new E ticket attraction is headed to Disney California Adventure, where Guests will fly along with the Avengers and adventure to Wakanda!”


The very first Disney ride to feature a superhero with be the new Spider-Man attraction within the land. Guests will be interacting with their favorite Marvel characters such as Ant-Man, Black Widow, The Wasp, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the crews from both Wakanda and Asgard. Oh, and Iron Man will be there as well… of course.

You can read more about what is coming to Avengers Campus HERE!

Snow White Reburbishment

Snow White’s Scary Adventures will be closed 18beginning on January 7, 2020 and will remain closed until May 22 when it will reopen to guests. Permits filed with Anaheim show almost $500,000 of work including removal and replacement of show prop sets and scenes, installation ofnew structural beams, rockwork and new projector platforms.

19Disney Imagineers will be adding state-of-the-art technology throughout the entire attraction, that will include new music, LED black lighting, laser projections and a new animation system.

In addition, we now know that over in Walt Disney World, the Walt Disney World Railroad which is currently closed due to construction on the new Tron coaster coming to Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom, will remain closed through December 18, 2020.

Additional Attraction Reburbishments

Indiana Jones Adventure

Reopen: Summer 2020

Indiana Jones Adventure is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020. However, beginning sometime this spring, this beloved attraction will be undergoing routine maintenance and light reburbishment. The attraction will reopen summer 2020.

It begins its refurb sometime in the spring and will finish by summer.


Haunted Mansion

Reopen: Early Spring 2020

The Haunted Mansion closes annually in late January to remove the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay. During the removal, crews also perform routine maintenance on the attraction. 37

It’s going to be an exciting year on both coasts. Stay tuned for more news right here on For The Love of The Mouse.

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