• On Jul 14, 2017
    Cindy from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi moms panel, my daughter and I are coming to Disneyland and California adventure this next week, is there some kind of opening show at the front gates with characters? Thank u

    Hi Cindy!
    It's possible you may already be at the Disneyland Resort, for which I will say: Welcome to Sunny Southern California!
    By now, you may have learned that the Disneyland Resort does not currently offer an opening show for guests who are there for park opening.
    In my experience visiting the Parks early in the morning, I have witnessed a rope drop at the end of Main Street, U.S.A with an announcement letting guests know that the Park is officially open.
    Last year I noticed that a family was chosen to be the first to go through the gates. The family was introduced during a special announcement and Cast members then led a countdown from 10. At the end of the countdown everyone got to yell: "Let the Magic begin!" and at that point, guests got to walk through the turnstiles.
    They have a similar announcement across the way at Disney California Adventure, except, people get to yell: "Let the adventure begin!".
    One thing you should do while you're at the Disneyland Resort is check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT thrill ride! The Summer of Heroes offers many awesome experiences for the whole family, including delicious goodies, like Groot bread and Spiderman donuts!
    At Disneyland, don't return home without enjoying a delicious Dole Whip cold treat from the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland.
    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Have a Magical Day!
    -Anabel M.
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Meet the Panelist: Anabel, California

I'm a bilingual, Disney-loving happy wife & proud mommy of Benny & Toby (Woody & Buzz). I've always loved Disneyland. Each trip to this magical place makes me "curiouser and curiouser." I'm proud to serve as a planDisney panelist and look forward to helping with your Disneyland Resort questions. My best advice? Buy the mouse ears, eat the churro, sing out loud and forget about your worries and your strife while at the “happiest place on Earth” Learn More About Anabel

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