Disney California Adventure Event: Price, What’s Included, and More!

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Just weeks after Disney announced that an all-new, limited-time, separately ticketed event is coming to Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort, we have more details to share! Now, we know how much the event will cost per person, what will be included in the price, what will be available at the park, and much more.

Here’s what you need to know about securing a California Adventure ticket for this new offering at the (currently closed) theme park.

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Previously, we speculated about what would come to Disney California Adventure while the theme parks of the Disneyland Resort are still closed. We predicted that Downtown Disney would continue to expand further into DCA due to high demand — and we even hoped that Lamplight Lounge would open for outdoor dining, just as Carthay Circle Lounge on Buena Vista Street did. So it’s safe to say that when Disney shared the news of the new event coming to DCA, we were certainly excited.

After we read the limited details that were initially shared about the upcoming event, we were eager to learn more. We shared our own predictions for what we hoped would come to this event, from which foods we hoped to eat to the other offerings we hoped would become available.

Now, we have even more details to share with our audience! Disney has officially revealed what we can expect from the new event at Disney California Adventure.

Note: Health and safety guidelines are still in place for this event. Social distancing measures and face masks will be enforced. Read more here.

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The new event will be called A Touch of Disney! It will officially begin on March 18, and Disney fans everywhere couldn’t be more thrilled. All information (including pricing and when tickets are on sale) is included below.

Information about A touch of Disney coming soon to Disney California Adventure

Here is what Disney shared today: 

  • Dates: Beginning Mar. 18; offered Thursdays – Mondays from noon to 8 p.m.
  • Pricing: The introductory $75 ticket includes admission, parking for the experience at Mickey & Friends parking structure, unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the day of the experience, and a $25 A Touch of Disney dining card valid towards the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages (subject to restrictions including not being valid for alcohol). Ticket prices are subject to change.
  • Tickets: A Touch of Disney tickets will be available on Disneyland.com beginning March 4, for select days from March 18 through April 5, 2021. Tickets for this experience will then be released for dates on a rolling basis until the experience ends. Tickets must be purchased in advance and online at Disneyland.com for a specific date (subject to availability).
  • Dining: Table reservations for Lamplight Lounge and Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining will be made available beginning March 11. Table reservations do not provide admission to A Touch of Disney and dining at those locations requires A Touch of Disney ticket that is valid on the same day as the table reservation. Reservations are recommended, and additional details are coming soon.

So, what can we expect from this new event? Here’s our breakdown:

  • Food: Aside from table service restaurants being open, we will also get to enjoy those iconic snacks we know and love: Churros, Dole Whip, the Monte Cristo sandwich, and more.
  • Characters and other entertainment: Yes, characters are returning! Disney said, “You might catch a wave from Mickey Mouse and see some of his pals in unexpected settings. Mater and Lightning McQueen may be seen in Cars Land, or Joy and Sadness at Pixar Pier.” Read more here!
  • Retail: Select shopping will be open throughout the park. Expect to be able to make purchases from places like Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff on Pixar Pier and more.
  • A whole park to explore: Yes, you read that right! We will get to explore almost the entire park. Avengers Campus, however, will not be open.

Click here to read all about the food that will be available at this event very soon!

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Tickets for the new Disney California Adventure event

So, how much does it cost, exactly? Below is official ticketing information for this new event:

A Touch of Disney Details

Introductory Ticket Price for Guests Ages 3 and Over: $75

Ticket includes:

  • Parking for the experience at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure beginning at 11:30 AM
  • A $25 A Touch of Disney Dining Card redeemable for food and nonalcoholic beverages at select dining locations within the Disneyland Resort (subject to restrictions including not being valid for alcohol purchases)*
  • Unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos captured during day of the experience. Disney PhotoPass is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and expiration policy. Online registration required.

Dates, ticket availability and prices for the A Touch of Disney experience will be released on a rolling basis until the experience ends. Please keep checking back for the most up-to-date details. This will be a limited-time experience.

Note: there will be no admission tickets available for purchase at the Main Entrance Ticket Booth.

Additionally, Disney shared that they are limiting the event to eight tickets per person, per event date. And, just like with the theme parks, tickets are not required for Guests under 3.

All information about this new event — A Touch of Disney — can be found on the official webpage here. Legacy Passholders are encouraged to be on the lookout on the official Facebook page for how to be among the first to purchase a ticket for the California Adventure event beginning March 4.

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When the new event at Disney California Adventure opens on March 18, it will bring even more magic to the Disneyland Resort, since the theme parks and hotels are still temporarily closed amid the ongoing pandemic.

Currently, the Downtown Disney District (which includes, for the time being, Buena Vista Street inside Disney California Adventure) is the only area open at the Disneyland Resort. The Southern California Disney Parks (Disneyland and Disney California Adventure) are not operating, and the hotels of the Disneyland Resort (the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa) are also still temporarily closed.

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Are you excited for this new event to come to Disney California Adventure? Do you plan to buy a ticket and visit the Disneyland Resort for this dining and shopping experience? Let us know in the comments!

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