My kids had only two things on their minds as we entered the Disneyland park: riding rides and buying souvenirs.
Little did they know that Disneyland has more parades, stage shows, and spectaculars worth seeing than ever before! You better believe I had big plans to grab a Mickey-shaped ice cream bar and settle in for some magical Disney entertainment.
Take a look at my family’s top picks for the very best Disneyland parades, spectaculars and live entertainment – after the jump!
“The Magic, the Memories, and You!”: Sure, you’re familiar with “It’s a Small World”, but now is your chance to experience the magic like never before! Watch the timeless classic come to life right outside the attraction Saturday to Thursday: 8:45, 10:15 pm; Friday 8:45 pm.
Disney’s Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular: Every night at 9:30 pm, no matter where you are in the Disneyland park, you can look up above the Disneyland skies and witness this amazing fireworks display!
Mickey’s Soundsational Parade: Nine spectacular floats make their way down the parade route, complete with musicians playing your favorite Disney tunes, amazing dancers and of course, your characters! Each float even tells its own fantastic musical story. You can catch the parade magic daily at 4:00 and 6:30 pm.
Jedi Training Academy: Have young Jedi’s in your life like I do? You simply must check out this incredible stage show where a Jedi Master trains randomly selected children in the use of the Force to battle Darth Vader. Check out the Force on the Tomorrowland Terrace daily, 10:30, 11:35 am, 12:40, 2:25; 3:30, 4:35 pm.
Fantasmic!: Now in its 20th year, Fantasmic! offers this feast for the eyes spectacular! Located along The Rivers of America, you and your family will witness Mickey Mouse battle the forces of evil with incredible special effects! Witness the magic Saturday to Thursday: 9:00, 10:30 pm; Friday 9:00, 10:15 pm.
I know you don’t want to miss a moment of incredible Disneyland magic. I also know it can be challenging to sort out your Disneyland schedule with so much to see and do. With Verizon’s free Disney Mobile Magic app, you can establish a list of your favorite events and attractions and even set reminder alerts (reminders for fun, people!) so you won’t miss a moment of Disney magic! How easy is that?
Now let’s go have some fun!
What’s your favorite bit of entertainment at Disneyland?
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