What's Happening at Disneyland: November 17 through December 31, 2008

General Information:


Finding Nemo Wait Times:  Average 45 - 60 minutes


The days of the week for early entry have changed, effective January 5th.  Now early entry will be called Magical Mornings and is offered on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.


Indiana Jones Adventure has reinstated the Single Rider Pass.


The Holiday Season at Disneyland is almost ready!  Little by little more decorations are being added in preparation for the big event.  On Friday November 21st the following will open for the 2008 Holiday Season.

-          Believe in Holiday Magic

-          A Christmas Fantasy Parade

-          Santa’s Reindeer Roundup

-          ‘it’s a small world holiday’


Christmas Eve Hours – both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure will be closing early on Christmas Eve.  Disneyland will close at 9pm, and California Adventure will close at 7pm. 


New Year’s Eve Hours – both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure will have longer hours on New Year’s Eve.  Disneyland will be open until 2:00am and California Adventure will be open until 1:00am.


Orange Stinger now has Tandem Swings for the shorter children!  Now kids that are 40” tall can ride with an adult.  You must still be 48” to ride alone.


The lagoon at California Adventure has been drained for World of Color work.



Toy Story Mania wait times average 30-60 minutes. 




Walt Disney Imagineering’s Blue Sky Cellar is now open, showing sketches, models, and other previews of the changes coming to Disney’s California Adventure.  This is located at the Golden Vine Winery location.




The Disneyland Fantasyland Smoking Area has been returned.  No longer will there be smokers on the way to the Tomorrowland Train Station.



Small World Updates:


Small World is being tested right now and is doing Soft Openings.  This means that it is open various times during the day for you to ride.  If you are near Small World, check it out.


Ride Closures and other Refurbs:



At California Adventure :




Burger Invasion – now hidden behind refurb walls is due to open May, 2009


Sun Wheel


Hyperion Theater will reopen on December 16th.



At Disneyland:



The Toy Shop on Small World Mall is closed and should reopen on November 21st along with the ride.



 ‘it’s a small world’ will be closed beginning January 22nd for a very extensive refurb that will continue until November 21st of this year.   The Christmas decorations have been removed from the façade.


Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin will be closed until November 20th.


Harbour Galley will reopen on December 16th, 2008



New Orleans Street Train Station is closed for repairs.


Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be down December 1 through December 5th, reopening on December 6th.


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