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Disneyland Resort announces ‘A Touch of Disney’ limited-capacity ticketed experience

by Brittani Tuttle

Disneyland Resort has announced a new, limited-capacity ticketed experience that will allow guests to once again enjoy the resort’s sights, sounds and flavors with A Touch of Disney.

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Starting on March 18 at Disney California Adventure, guests can enjoy some of the food and beverages from around the Disneyland Resort, plus have the chance to see Disney characters, shop for merchandise, and take fun photos at unique photo-op locations.

A Touch of Disney will be different from a traditional visit to the parks, as there will not be access to rides or attractions. However, there will be surprise encounters with Mickey and friends, a specially-curated soundtrack of reimagined Disney songs broadcast throughout the park, and, of course, the food.

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Churros, Dole Whips, and more will return alongside new items for guests to enjoy. There will be plenty of special treats, plant-based menu items, and new twists on old favorites from around the resort. Many items will be served snack-sized and can be found across the park, including at six seasonal and themed marketplaces. Mobile ordering will also be available on the Disneyland Resort app.

Characters set to appear in the park during A Touch of Disney include Mater and Lightning McQueen in Cars Land, Joy and Sadness at Pixar Pier, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their pals in some unexpected settings.

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Select retail locations will be open, including the shops along Buena Vista Street, Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff, and more. Outdoor carts will also be around offering merchandise, including themed balloons.

Starting March 11, table reservations for Lamplight Lounge and Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining will be made available for A Touch of Disney, but do not include admission so you’ll need a ticket. Reservations are recommended and more details on this will be shared soon.

Tickets are set at $75 and include admission, parking at Mickey & Friends parking structure, unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the experience, and a $25 dining card valid toward the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages during A Touch of Disney.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting March 4, with the event happening on select dates from March 18 – April 5. Tickets will be released on a rolling basis until the experience ends, and must be purchased in advance and online for a specific date. In addition, ticket prices are subject to change.

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Event hours are noon to 8 p.m., with A Touch of Disney happening Thursdays through Mondays. Disneyland Resort Legacy Passholders will be able to enjoy a “special opportunity” during this experience; details will be shared on the Disneyland Legacy Passholder Facebook page at a later time.

Downtown Disney District will remain open seven days a week, with Buena Vista Street open as an extension through March 14; the section of the park will be closed as of March 15 and become part of A Touch of Disney starting March 18.

Face coverings will be required for all guests ages 2 and older, and temperature checks will be required for entry. To learn more, visit Disneyland.com/ATouchOfDisney.

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