2019 In Review: Epic Year at Disneyland Resort Featured Opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a Mickey Mouse Celebration, New Attractions at Pixar Pier Celebration and More

This year was one of the most exciting years at the Disneyland Resort. Before we ring in the new year, let’s take a look back at highlights from 2019!

Ballast Point Brewing Company at Downtown Disney District

Jan. 16 – Popular San Diego-based craft brewer, Ballast Point Brewing Company, opened in the Downtown Disney District, bringing more than 50 high quality, innovative beers across 100 taps along with its delicious brewpub-style menu.

Mickey’s Mix Magic at the Disneyland Resort

Jan. 18 Get Your Ears On – A Mickey and Minnie Celebration kicked off a party to celebrate 90 years of magic with a new, limited-time nighttime projection show – “Mickey’s Mix Magic” – as well as the return of “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade,” décor, specialty foods, merchandise and more!

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at the Disneyland Resort

Mar. 30 – Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, an all-new, elegant dining experience with some of your favorite heroines, debuted at Napa Rose restaurant in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Jessie’s Critter Carousel at Disney California Adventure park

Apr. 5 – The yodeling cowgirl from the “Toy Story” films inspired the opening of Jessie’s Critter Carousel. Nestled along Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure park, this attraction promises a rootin’ tootin’ good time.

Apr. 26 – Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration opened for a limited time in the Downtown Disney District, transporting guests through a whimsically immersive, picture-perfect experience.

Apr. 26 – The 3D movie musical “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” premiered in Disney California Adventure park, showcasing the spectacular magic of Disney animation and music.

Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind at Pixar Pier

June 28 Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind opened in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure park, taking guests on a sense-ational spin aboard one of eight Memory Movers.

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes in Downtown Disney District

May 18 – Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes celebrated its official grand opening in the Downtown Disney District, serving over-the-top CrazyShake shakes and award-winning, mouth-watering burgers.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Disneyland Resort

May 31 – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the epic new land inside Disneyland park, officially opened! This historic opening was the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park.

Disneyland Monorail celebrates 60 years at the Disneyland Resort

June 14 – Disneyland park celebrated 60 magical years of three iconic attractions: Disneyland Monorail, Matterhorn Bobsleds and Submarine Voyage (which is now the re-imagined Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage).

1 millionth member of Hondo Ohnaka’s flight crew to take the controls of the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

July 18 – Jonathan Ridgeway from Ocean Springs, Miss. became the 1 millionth member of Hondo Ohnaka’s flight crew to take the controls of the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland park.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party debuted at Disney California Adventure park

Sept. 17 – The all-new, separate ticket event, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party debuted at Disney California Adventure park, treating party guests to multiple new experiences, including the “World of Color” spectacular – “­Villainous!,” a DescenDANCE Party, “Mickey’s Trick & Treat” stage show, a mysterious Disney villains walk-through experience and more.

Haunted Mansion in Disneyland park celebrated 50 years

Aug. 9 – The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland park celebrated 50 years of happy haunts.

The cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker got a first look at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction at Disneyland park

Dec. 6 – The cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker got a first look at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction at Disneyland park before it opens to the public on Jan. 17.

Share your favorite memories from 2019 at the Disneyland Resort in the comments below!


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